Original Song: Tell Me

Month 75 of original song a month exploits! It’s been a challenging month on the music side of things as we start preparing for the first Magnificent Compañeros gig. Spending time relearning the old songs doesn’t leave a lot of time for new songs, so with just four days left in the month I hastily took a set of lyrics I’d written on a flight a couple of weeks before and smashed out the song you hear. It’s very much a rough demo but I had to keep the streak alive. With any luck there will be a more complete version of it recorded at some point. Still, enough excuses! Another month tucked away…

TELL ME
©2018 Chuck Smeeton

I don’t want to hear your whole life story
Forget the details if they’re gory
Dig deep into your inventory
Too much pain, too little glory

Walking down the darkened street
All the folks you’d love to meet
Wearing boots made of concrete
One mistake you won’t repeat

(chorus)
Tell me what you see
Tell me what you feel
Tell me things you’ve never said
Because they felt too real
Tell me what you see
Tell me what you feel
Tell me things you’ve never said
Because they felt too real

All those times you’ve loved and hated
Every drama recreated
The end result left you frustrated
Searching, searching, unabated

What you need is your own mechanic
To deal with all those days you panic
When all around you life is manic
And a mood that’s too volcanic

(Chorus)

 

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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