RPM 2018: Day 26

11:13pm. I just worked on two songs for seven hours. Pretty sure I’m finished with the song Famous Bones. Quite happy with that one. I resang a few lines and made the choruses and bridge make sense. This is what it looks like on my computer:


You can listen to it here:

And here are the final lyrics:

FAMOUS BONES

winding our way through Père Lachaise
plotting out the numerous ways
to beat the system

row after row of names and tomes
and the stream of mecs that miss ’em
couldn’t beat the system

back at our nest in the 19th
with photographs and string…

we’ll pick you up wherever you went down
if you’re outta cool you should do it now (it’s happening)
we’ll pick you up wherever you went down
can never say if only i had known

hop the 7th from Crimée
through parks we lurk
discovering notes in Côtes du Rhône
to crack the network

row after row, the gardens grow
and bits of data glisten
the underground is yours if you just listen

at the end of the day
we hang with Ferhat at Café Urbain

we’ll pick you up wherever you went down
if you’re outta cool you should do it loud (it’s happening)
we’ll pick you up wherever you went down
can never say if only I had known

free from all the seasons
that wrap you like a lattice
and free from all your demons
that manufacture sadness

we’ll pick you up wherever you went down
if you’re outta cool you should do it now (this is happening)
we’ll pick you up wherever you went down
can never say if only I had known



I also got pretty far on The Remedy, for which I still can’t tell… I’m way out of my depth with this one. Is it great? Is it a piece of crap? I guess it’s good to work outside of one’s comfort zone. Have no idea if this is going to end up on my album in the Spring. I may retool the choruses. Maybe I take a break and listen later. You can hear that here:

and the lyrics:

THE REMEDY

am i done with external things
i thought might bring me pleasure
what then fills the hole instead
while i hunt for inner treasures

can i point with a pin
when my palatial home became a tiny jail
was it a race for someone else to win
before my avocado boat set sail

warmed by a comfy memory
or on whatever crap I’ve been depending
this simple moment
might just be the remedy for disbelief I’ve been suspending

am i done with external things
i thought might set me free
hundred years with softer strangers’ power over me

the soul of an olympian
and the clothing of an old old boy
bending my being to reach for the stars
but home is where these very moments are

warmed by a comfy memory
or on whatever crap I’ve been depending
this simple moment
might just be the remedy for disbelief I’ve been suspending
I’ve been suspending…

The mind makes better servant than a master.
The mind makes better….

warmed by a comfy memory
or on whatever crap I’ve been depending
this simple moment
might just be the remedy for disbelief I’ve been suspending

So, pretty much 5 songs done. Let’s see how long it takes to do the next five. It may take more than 2 days if my cat keeps doing this:

Thanks for following along!