this is a song I wrote last summer to a FAWM challenge in 2016 (use an interrogative as a theme for a song) and I kind of like it. It is one of the songs I'm trying to learn performing and while last year I only hacked the chords into Band-in-a-box and recorded it, this year I've applied a fingerpicking pattern to it I can play and ... wrote my first melodic hook to one of my songs with guitar Still need to practice playing that a bit before I can present it to you.
Lyrics, I think they mostly work (100% fiction), I'm still not at a point that I'm totally happy with any of my lyrics.
I'm posting the lyrics right now for comments (and hope to find last years recording (cause I know it's easier to comment on a song with recording)). http://files.fawmers.com/FAWM_16/tootoo ... M_2016.mp3
If any of the lyrics sounds strange to your ears, please tell me! I think the last line of verse 2 is strange and tried to change it, but did not find a nice rhyming word instead of "grand". I'd like to keep this word, but I'm totally open to change the other words of the line
Then, it would be great if you could tell me what you like best and what you like least, if you like it at all and if you think it's one of my better or rather not so good songs/lyrics.
Structure is a bit strange but the song asked for it and I won't change it
Em D C
Oh Why - did I go to that party at all?
/G Em/ D C G
Wasn’t a friend of mine and I was tired as hell
Em D C
Oh Why - didn’t I leave right away?
/G Em/ D C G
Those boring folks wasting time were hardly to bear
G Em D C
And why - did you chat up with me
to let all this madness begin?
Oh why - didn't you move in with me?
When love still young and nothing was in between
Oh why - didn’t I just say yes?
When you proposed that lovely night out on the lake
And why - didn’t we just take the chance
to let our love grow (into) something grand?
Oh why - did argues replace our kiss’s?
Fighting about all these little pieces of shit
Oh why - did suspicion creep in our life?
Chasing away the last butterflies
And why - did I let you go
did I let you go?
Fmaj7 Em D C Fmaj7 Em
Oh why - does the earth move - without you?
D C G
When my world is falling apart