May 02, 2011

Subject: Love is Dead

Clearing out and sorting through things and what not, I found these notebooks, squirreled away and forgotten in various places:

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They're the songwriting/lyrics books that I used to carry around, spanning, I'd guess, the early 90s through the early 2000s. I didn't realize I had so many: I only used one at a time, but I guess they add up after a while.

Even though I'm sure I meant this at least slightly sardonically, it's still kind of funny:

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It's really strange to look through them and see (a) how different earlier iterations of some songs were when I first wrote them down and (b) how many more or less complete songs there were that I have absolutely no recollection of. Some of them seem like they could have been pretty good, like one called "You Have Won Second Prize in a Beauty Contest." And some, whose titles I will not mention, are just embarrassing, as is the way with such things. Oh, you don't have embarrassing things in your lyrics books? Aren't you impressive, then.

I had to stare long and hard at the lyrics to "She's a Snowman" before I was able reconstruct, and mostly recover, the tune and chords. That one really isn't bad. I should maybe do something with it someday.

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 2, 2011 03:26 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Bad ass as it gets.

Posted by: Matt R. at May 2, 2011 06:57 PM

absolutely adorable!

Posted by: katie at May 2, 2011 08:53 PM

Really wanna hear "You have won second prize in a beauty contest." Bet it's got some clever lines about passing Go and little green houses.

Posted by: Buckeye Bill at May 3, 2011 12:33 AM

I'll say!

Posted by: Kevin Wilder at May 3, 2011 02:26 AM

Care to share any early incarnations for your future biographers?

Posted by: josh at May 3, 2011 04:18 PM

i think you should record and release them as a b-side comp of sorts i would buy it and i would pre-order it to get the free exclusive t-shirt too!

Posted by: mike at May 15, 2011 01:46 AM
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