Lol, the last time I went on UG to my profile was (according to the records here), 2012, I believe? Maybe 2013. Either way I'm actually impressed with my songwriting ability a couple years ago.
I imagine myself being like this immature kid then, which I believe I was, and still am, but yeah, I guess I'm just amazed at how hard I really focused on the poetic value of my songs. High school sucked guys! Man, I felt so stressed, pressured, which is why I turned to song writing in general. To be honest I'm surprised at how much I could repress back thing.
This is starting to sound a bit too much though. I'll post some of my newer song lyrics soon, you know, after I copyright them lol.
Yeah, I just wanted to say that despite me being what I considered myself to be back then (lesser than my abilities show) I still like the way I wrote. Little cheesy though, but still pretty cool.
First of all. My songs sucked, straight up. The problem with me is, everytime I recorded at home, I didn't want anyone to hear me through my very non sound proof door. I couldn't get anywhere near a vocal range, because it was reduced to a whisper. Terrible. Since the last time I've been on, I met new friends--musically inclined--performed at a couple open mics, and I regularly rock out with an acoustic with my friends. The problem I had with my other stuff was that little confidence thing... I still don't record at my house, but now I have the confidence to sing in front of my friends/other people, and therefore, I record with full confidence at my friends' house whenever I can. My soundcloud is full of some interesting stuff too. :P It's better than whatever I had on here, so I'll probs post some of that, if I can.
Second. My lyrics sucked too. Like legit, someone should've been like, "Yo, Alex, your lyrics suck, and so does your music". :P Honesty is the best, and I did need to improve. I'm still in need of improvement, deff... But it's better than before, lol. My lyrics lacked an emotional value, and also, I was always worried about rhyming everything. Because I don't play rap, don't worry about that stuff! What's important is the poetic value of the song. If you have that, and some cool guitar, you're good. On the other hand, if you are rapping, I do recommend knowing how to rhyme well. :P
Music tastes have changed from rock to Hard Rock, Post-Hardcore, Post-Grunge, and Metalcore. Just so you know. I'm attempting to learn more scales and such... My guitar playing needs theory, that is all.
I just bought an Orange 1x12 PPC112c cab, and a 15w (7w) Tiny Terror to go with it. It was expensive... Even though I bought it used.... And the amp is prob in need of some repair by now... But for now, it's amazing, and I can get some great crunch from it. So, that's what's up.
Um, I'm gonna be discussing all kinds of music, and I'll let you know the details soon, but I'll be talking about what Rock is, the roots of it, and myths, and truths surrounding it. It's gonna be fun. I'm gonna be experimenting with some of my music there, with my guitar, and I'll be comparing music with other music. I'm tasting the musical challenge of all the genre's.
Intro: (sliding down to starting riff palm muted) I'm here just...
Vs. 1: Livin' in my coffin Six feet underground Talking to no one, and no one talks to me, because I make no sound
Vs. 2: Send me a letter A warning will do Arogance and dangerous are my friends, who knew one of them would do me in
Chorus: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Check my vital signs Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I'm still alive I'm all alone don't deny But check my vital signs 'cause I'm still alive
Vs. 3: I try to breathe But there is no air Someone come and pick me up or I'm stuck here forever
************************************************* This is a very fast paced song, so the lyrics do not justify the sound. It's not very phonetic, but I can make it work because of the fast paced feel to it. This actually isn't about being stuck in a coffin, though, it's one big metaphor, can you guess it?
These are probs the lyrics for the talent show, they're geared more for everyone, and Political Perspective looks like a wreck to me..
Scrapes the soul
Leaves it bruised
Thoughts to think
Are much too slow
What burns constantly
Is really all the same
It's too ambivalent
Thoughts too evanescent
Right and wrong on the line
Please give me another sign!
Time changes with the times
Trenches being dug
Lullaby never sung
Bridge 1: x1
The horizon fades
I close my eyes
I can't decide!
I have some great music, and vocals for this, and I will also say this is my first actual song, that isn't about my previous break up. (Finally) I made it just about all metaphor's for the feel, and so everyone can relate to it.
Changing this.. We might be doing this on acoustic. I had a song saved in my iPod's voice memo's, and I thought it was perfect. After our first practice, we decided that Lea, our wonderful piano player, who had a intro for the song up her sleeve... Basically, she made up a song awhile back, and now we're using that for the intro, then we'll change gears to the actual song, it's gonna be like part 1 and 2, you know what I mean? It's gonna be epic. Okay, so to clarify, I'll probs be doing my electric for the guitar part to the intro (part 1) piano part, then I'll switch over to my acoustic and play the completely different sounding acoustic version. Why not just take off distortion, and play with little bass, and Treble with the single coil only on, you ask? Because acoustic guitars have that certain.. Natural sound. You know what I mean? Like when the fingers slide, and her that natural screeching? It sounds yummy.
(Begins with playing the first verse through, then the second verse plays, which is where vocals starts)
Vs. 1:? (Only one verse?) All you ever have to do is start... Walking in the wrong direction No one can trace your steps, back for your correction Markers on the trees and rocks fade away They become evanescent, words too hard to say
(since the ending of this is builds up, it sounds more like a pre-bridge, so this will probs be the second verse)
Bridge: Your words are chalk Dry, and washes away by rain Do not doubt the existence Of my very real pain
Chorus: All I hear is your elective Hypocrisy is what it is We never wanted this Your political perspective
I just revised this, because on paper this didn't look to good, but yeah, I think some parts are a little sketchy still, and I need another couple verses, but yeah, it should sound amazing.. I wanted the guitar to be playing constantly, and the cello would come in next, and then piano would come in last, with some eerie one high noters, haha, I can't wait to record this and show everyone! I'm talking a lot in this one, I know, but I'm just really excited to get this started! I'm really excited!
To all who actually take an interest in my lyrics.
Current mood: tired
Well, since I can post blogs in my band profile, and I need to fill some of that up.. I'll be doing that. Or not. Since I know how to record, mix, and master, I'm gonna try and perfect my first song to be officially recorded, and then I won't need lyrics, 'cause I'll have it in my songs. I seriously know how to record this time though guys. All I had to do is follow the vid it gave it... Which sounds stupid because I already watched it when I first download my software, but thanks to the recording classes I've been taking for the past four weeks, I know the terms, so I could understand what the vid was talking about when he said interface, reverb, limiters, or bus. !! I'm currently in the middle of an idea, I have lyrics, and I'll music up soon!!! Thanks for being so patient!
I'm only putting this up now because I might be entering this for the talent show. It involves distorted guitar, half drive, and full tone, cello, piano, a second guitar (acoustic), and some vocals. I can't write the full song, or we won't get credit as a group but here's what I got so far... Intro: All you ever dream of Is a land of gold and butterflies Where everything is perfect You are no better than I
Distorted guitar kicks in, after playing a small riff.
Vs. 1 Every day before you leave You take a smile off the rack And every night before you sleep You change your smile, or put it back
Vs. 2 ....
... That's what I wrote. I tried playing this on my acoustic, and it deff does not sound as good as distorted guitar, (the distortion seems to like cancel out minors and irregular sounding notes). I start with in intro of those chords, and end up playing a beginning riff, and some power chords for the chorus. "Political Perspective"-the song title-is inspired by the society, and how it's governed by simple means, I might end up including metaphors which correspond with the literal political perspective, to contrast the value of this song, but I can't write the whole thing, so once my writes start, I'll put more up!