Saturday, April 16, 2011

Magical Moment 436, "Rainy Night Songwriting"

It's nearly midnight, I'm alone, on a rainy, thunder stormy night. What better way to spend the evening than write a new, melancholy song? That's a pretty good time for me. 

I tried several new things on this song that I've never done before. First of all, I'm playing with a keyboard. I'm a hardcore "piano-only" kind of girl, but the sound affect fit the glum mood of the song so well! Second, there's no real verse-chorus format. Mainly, I just wanted to play around with odd chords and uncommon dissonance in the melody. This is a chord progression I would never use if I were trying to write a catchy-sounding, get-stuck-in-your-head kind of song. It's weird, quirky. A little off beat. And honestly, I was hoping the microphone on my computer would pick up the steady rain and pounding thunder outside my window to add to the atmosphere. 

Some people who hear my music automatically get concerned that I'm depressed or love sick over someone. I assure you, it's not the case. I just like to think of the most heartbreaking line and make a whole song out of it. In this case, the idea is, "You're with someone else, but you'd rather be with me." Pretty common theme for a song, but sad just the same. :)

Without further adieu, here is my rainy evening-inspired, keyboard-using, odd, kind of creepy and quirky song. Enjoy. :)

Verse 1:
I know you love her. And I know why you left.
I felt you disappear, before you went.
I know it was hard, and that now you’re happy.
And I know you’d rather be with me.

Verse 2:
I know you wanted to stay near home.
Couldn’t imagine, why I longed to roam.
I know confidence scares you, brings out insecurity.
And I know, you’d rather be with me.

Tooshay on revenge I hurt you, you hurt me.
Never imagined a game with no ending.
Our pride used as an excuse
And it looks like we both lose.

Verse 3:
I know you remember. When you see my face.
You make believe the pain is erased.
I know you love her. And that now you’re happy.
And I know you’d rather be with me.

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Busy Bee Suz said...

The words in this song are hauntingly beautiful!!
You have a lovely voice...I am someone with absolutely NO singing/musical talent; I am GREEN with envy!!!
Take care, Suz

laughwithusblog said...

Oh man it's so sad...I think I need to go rent a romantic comedy now. :)

Linda said...

I love the line: "I felt you disappear, before you went."

Rick said...

Nothing like a good melancholy song on a dark blustery night - and this one fits the mood very well !

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Suz, I'm glad you liked the song. Thank you for stopping by and listening. :)

Esther, you're so funny. I think you're right though. :)

Thanks Linda. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to my little song.

Rick, Thank you. I seem to gravitate towards that melancholy mood when I write. Lol. Not sure why. :)