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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Lyrics I Wish Were Invisible

I'm sure I'm not the first in asking, in light of this startling news, what would you do if you could be invisible?

Feel free to chime in here with a comment. Or Not. I'm quite sure I had this fantasy in my younger days. It often involved larceny and debauchery. But I've made my money, I'm comfortable with my place on the economic continuum. So I no longer think about walking unseen out of a financial institution with lots and lots of unmarked hundred dollar bills. And while it's true that one never really tires of seeing naked chicks, I've grown unfathomably more respectful of a person's privacy since I was younger. Besides, if you're that desperate for skin sightings, what good is the internet, anyway?

No, the one thing that is routinely and carefully denied all of us is to be a fly on the wall in the political cauldron. A chamber where secret deals are made to screw the likes of you and me. Something tells me that the government won't be letting this invisibility thing go too far. At least not until they devise an alarm device for invisible reporters and political rivals. That's a kind of terrorism, they are REALLY scared of. But I still say weapons of all kinds are scariest to those not in power.

While getting songs ready to record yesterday, I came up with about five new tunes, no lyrics. That is the direct opposite of the way I normally work. Sometimes this happens to me when I'm really tired of what I have to do. I've said it before, avoidance is a terrific muse at times. So maybe one of these tunes will be about being invisible. But I'll avoid the politics here. This effort is very unsatisfying but this is Confessions of a Singer Songwriter, remember? And this is what happens when I try to work in the reverse from my usual lyrics before music method:

Let's get invisible, keep an eye on what they're doing tonight
Make them miserable, on the sly we'll kill the TV and the light
We'll turn up the music, dance in front of the screen
Is it scarier to not see or to not be seen?

I can see you, you can't see me
Who's to say which is the worst dream?
I can see you , you can't see me
Do we really know which way we lean?

Okay, lots of choices there for that last line:
I see you like a little coffee in your cream
Will you hear me if I scream?
I see you're fatter, you can't see I'm lean
You can't see my deadly scheme
We'd never be on the same team

All of them kind of suck, huh?
When this happens you really need to start over. Songwriting can be a long painful process. And sometimes things just happen all at once. But this is typical of the kind of crappie stuff I turn out when I start with music and try to force words into it. I marvel at those who can do it this way successfully. Back to work today on the old stuff. Happy Hump Day!

posted by Bud @ 6:30 AM

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Susan, thanks for reminding me about this. I have no recollection of writing it and can't find the tune I was referring to. Have to dig through my ProTools files for a date near this one. I haven't blogged since February because I've been writing, recording and gigging a LOT. Just finished recording an EP due out around Thanksgiving. I hope you'll get in touch with me by conventional the-mail
so we can have a lyric chat. That always helps me to get going again. Hope you get this. Can't find a direct link to you.
Thanks again for your interest and comments,
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