Originally posted by AntiNWO
reply to post by impaired
To be honest, when I saw the thread title I thought this was going to be some lame music by someone who thinks he has talent, and I expected a lot of,
well, less than stellar reviews. I almost didn't bother, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Hehe, I've had a 3 other posters at two different sites say the same thing. It's even in one of my Youtube comments of my old version.
Originally posted by AntiNWO
I agree with jiggerj that there were too many words to make it stick in my head, and that's really what you need to get that exposure. I'm a big
grunge guy, and I thought everything else about it was as good as anything I've ever heard. Maybe do a re-edit or something before posting other
places, because you really want perfection when you're growing a fan base.
I can't change the song now... It's gonna have to be catchy. J/K. I don't know.
But yeah, grunge... I love Seether. I always forget to mention them and Bush.
Grunge is what got me into music. I've been told that I should be labeled "Post Grunge".
I appreciate the advice, and I do agree with what you guys are saying. But like I said earlier, I don't like to keep the choruses with the same
lyrics. I usually keep the same vocal melody, but I change the lyrics. I try to keep to the same rhyme, however.
I understand that catchy is catchy, but this is going to have to do. Plus, I put a lot of emotion and time just into those chorus lyrics.
The vision of the song is this: It starts off with me complaining (of course). But when I say, "Maybe the best thing to do with myself is...", I get
the feeling that at that EXACT part people are thinking suicide or something bad. But instead, I go proactive (just for a little) and say "Get off
the ground, take a step and don't fall down again".
That's showing hope.
Then the verse starts off and it sounds gloomy about how I'll never get out from under this rain-cloud. But the second part of the verse comes out of
nowhere with me steadfastly saying how I'll keep my head up no matter what happens.
BUT, when the chorus hits, so does my uncertainty of it all. "I might go back on my word" (my word being that I'll go on with life). So if I go
BACK ON MY WORD... Yeah... (Don't worry, I've resolved the thought of suicide in my head. I'm not going anywhere. I'm not happy to be here (on
Earth), but that's a different story for a different time).
So it's showing my ambivalence.
Second verse comes and we're still talking about the darkness, and "only one way to get out of this". That way to get out is suicide.
"That promise (to my family of me staying alive for them) I made, I don't know if I can keep it now"
So now I AM unsure (in the song) and am considering go back on my word.
The second chorus is just me lamenting about "How did I get like this? What happened to me?" It really is due to a self fulfilling prophecy, due to
me being so negative about myself.
The bridge is self explanatory. When I tell some people how bad I feel and how I feel that my life is a failure and I'm a screw up, they say it's
not as bad as you (I) make it out to be ("Everyone says that it ain't nothing"). So I'm telling them to take a walk in my shoes if they think
being me is so easy.
From there, my hope is gone.
A key-change starts off the last chorus about how I AM going back on my word and that everyone should know and that they need to go so I can "Die
So yeah, I can't change those lyrics. They are probably the reason I am still here.
And like I've said - I am not going to kill myself. I'm beyond suicide. I know how screwed up I am and how screwed up the world and human nature is,
but I accept it and I refuse (in the long run) to forfeit almost 33 years of my life. Why not just keep going and see what happens? See how long I CAN
live until I die naturally?
So the song, as deep and depressing and as candid as it is, is my way to vent and express the things that I can't just say to anyone. It really is my