Original Song: I’d Rather Stay In Bed

Stay In BedIt’s month 43 and the 50th song I’ve cranked out over that period of time. It wasn’t too hard to come up with a theme for this month given how bloody freezing it’s been in Sydney – I’d rather stay in bed really says it all I guess. I’ve been playing around with some different kinds of bass riffs recently and decided to pretty much build the song around them, and I like the way it keeps the whole track somewhat “flat”. I also like mucking around with different song structures to mix things up a bit, and deciding to avoid the need for a chorus with a big hook again works, I think, quite well. So there you go – have a listen and I hope you enjoy. Me? I’m going back to bed.

I’D RATHER STAY IN BED
© 2015 Chuck Smeeton

Am
The light outside looks sharp
D7
The sky is glowing red
Fm
There’s frost upon the ground
G7                      (C)
I’d rather stay in bed

Footprints on the grass
Show where I did tread
This winter is relentless
I’d rather be in bed

Been raining overnight
The temperature has dropped
The ice on the window
Means my view is cropped

Mist upon the water
Dew drops on spiders web
Sure it does look nice (but)
I’d rather be in bed

Silhouette of trees
The leaves are now all dead
No signs of life around
I’d rather be in bed

I’ve battled a cold for weeks
Stuffing up my head
Pull the covers up
I’d rather stay in bed

It’s going to be a great summer
The weatherman has said
But right now it’s just gloomy
I’d rather stay in bed

About the original songs
In January 2012 I commenced a goal of trying to write and record at least one song from scratch each month – sometimes it comes easily, sometimes it’s a real challenge, but I love the discipline it creates. I managed to complete the year, but it was so much fun that I’ve decided to keep it rolling for as long as I can.

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