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August 14, 2007

Song-A-Week #26: Two Things

Actually, on second thought, this song might be better called "what I know." Maybe. maybe not. two things sounds cooler.

Okay this song is sorta about the difference between where you are and where you are going. Life is both, isn't that odd? Dissatisfaction with where you are - its natural, and sortof annoying. And what happens when you emphasize the one over the other, as I often do? What I mean by all that is happiness is both the easiest and hardest thing to find. It's always there, all you have to do is be satisfied with your life. That doesn't seem that hard or that bad, and you can do it anytime... But we don't, or at least I don't. Its "the grass is greener" all over again. Its so hard for me to be content with anything, and couple that with the fact that I'm a worrier and... well, you get songs like this.

Two Things
Copyright (C) 2007 Matthew C Good

oh dear
its all that i have
it's not much
but its all that i have

oh my lord
could it be so simple?
it's enough
and it's all that I have

I have flown like pinwheels,
my tin wings turned to dust
there are only two things
that I have come to trust
They are contradicting but
they both are true enough
to stand alone
it's what I know

don't you think
that somewhere else is better
don't you know
your head is a liar

life is a journey
its a river we must cross
but we are standing on both sides
of this paradox

Cuz we're always going somewhere
but we're aching to get lost
we're staring out the window
adding up the cost,
and we are missing out.


No bass on this one, specifically so that Ian McD won't have to listen to my drivel when he lays down his crazy-insane mad skills. Sorento didn't sound good on this one for some reason, so its the yamaha. man I love all things yamaha.

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August 7, 2007

Song-A-Week 2: The Right Thing

Tonight was laundry night, so that pretty much guaranteed that there would be NO production on whatever song I managed to squeek out. This week's song was recorded on my cruddy laptop microphone in Audacity and, as a result, may be bad-sounding, quiet, and generally sloppy. But you'll get the idea of what the song is at least, which is really the whole point of the song-a-week exercise anyway.

The Right Thing
Copyright 2007 Matthew C Good

I don't agree
about doing the nice thing
That doesn't mean
you're doing the right thing

Cuz some people need
lightening in their eyes
before they can feel
the flood water rise

Some of us need
to make a something
Some of us don't
and that is fine.

But all of us need
to examine the line
between what we need
and what we can sacrifice


Another short and sweet one there. I think its kinda neat though... Could have a good pulsating/driving feel, add some piano/rhodes and open chords or something.... Let me know what you think.

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