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Miss Worry (2017-05)

Backing track 2017-05 has got its lyrics. Now I only need to sing it...

Miss Worry

we met and we got along
we kissed, soon we got it on
parting I said "see you soon,
any time that's opportune"

Hey, Miss Worry
I'm so sorry
if you took me
seriously

Hey, Miss Worry
I'm so sorry
that I take things
playfully

sorry if I never called
workloads, deadlines, dates, and all
I sure lead a busy life
my working hours go way past five

Hey, Miss Worry
I'm so sorry
if you took me
seriously

Hey, Miss Worry
I'm so sorry
that I take things
playfully

Baby, can we meet again
Baby, just say, now or when
don't come playing hard to get
I can't see why you should fret

Hey, Miss Worry
I'm so sorry
if you took me
seriously

Hey, Miss Worry
I'm so sorry
that I take things
playfully

Celebrating 500 LYRICS

Yesterday I wrote my 500th song text. It is called "milk and honey" and deals, yet again, with migration or refugees, if with a rather different approach. After "promised land" (set to music by KOMIR), "hostile stars" (written for HOT MAMA), and "flotsam" (Rock Bernd) the new text is about a man who decides to NOT emigrate after all.

I am aiding refugees and migrants* in my hometown by assisting them when they have to deal with public authorities, accompanying them, teaching them the German language, or generally familiarizing them with our ways. Quite a few had quite unrealistic ideas about what awaited them here. Least of all did they expect the tedious asylum procedure with the very likely prospect to be rejected. But there were also misconceptions about quite basic aspects like how we live, how we dress, how we treat our wives (not hiding them from the public, for example), about working conditions, or even about the climate in the north. My lyrics deal with this naivity. I wonder if they would have come had they known...

milk and honey

they tell me of this land
across the mountains, 'cross the sea
they say that in this land
people would not look down on me

they say I'd find a job
with proper pay quite instantly
I soon would have the means
to book flights for my family

a land that flows with milk and honey
roast chicken landing on my plate
I would swim in gold and money
- high time (that) I emigrate
- high time (that) I emigrate

they say I would be fine
soon I would have many friends
as I would get ahead
I'd make money without end

a land that flows with milk and honey
roast chicken landing on my plate
I would swim in gold and money
- high time (that) I emigrate
- high time (that) I emigrate

oh but the cold winters
oh but the long hours
oh but the weird language
my flagging willpower

the land may flow with milk and honey
roast chicken landing on my plate
some may swim in gold and money
I'm not sure I'll emigrate
I'm not sure I'll emigrate


*many if not most of the migrants are not fleeing the war (in Syria) but their dire living conditions. Obviously, Iran expelled many Afghans who were working in Iran inofficially. Instead of returning to their torn and desolate homeland they joined the trek of war refugees.

of course: changed middle part

I wrote a replacement for the middle part of "of course":

she was all I could wish for
the hottie on the dancefloor
my day-dream, my storm brewin'
handsome, saucy, naughty
strongheaded and haughty
a man's dream, a man's ruin

Can a song have two bridges?

- OF COURSE -

But I had decided wrong making the bridges verses and making the verses part of the chorus. I may rewrite the middle verse-chorus thingy sometime to make the lyrics less samey... Anyway, here is "of course":

Rock Bernd: of course

The lyrics:

of course
I yearned
of course
I burned
of course
I learned
my lesson

she was all I had dreamed of
she was all I had longed for
my day-dream, my storm brewin'
pretty, sexy, flirty
ruthless, down-and dirty
a man's dream, a man's ruin

of course
I yearned
of course
I burned
of course
I learned

she knocked me out straight away
numbed I knew nothing to say
lovestruck head over heels
with everything feeling unreal

of course
I yearned
of course
I burned
of course
I learned
my lesson

[this is the part that I may rewrite to make the song's lyrics less boring:]
she was all I had dreamed of
she was all I had longed for
my day-dream, my storm brewin'
pretty, sexy, flirty
ruthless, down-and dirty
a man's dream, a man's ruin

of course
I yearned
of course
I burned
of course
I learned

I let her play me like a fool
she was hot, but could be so cruel
indulging her every whim
got me in the mess I'm now in

of course
I yearned
of course
I burned
of course
I learned
my lesson

[one repetition at the end may be okay to round off the song:]
she was all I had dreamed of
she was all I had longed for
my day-dream, my storm brewin'
pretty, sexy, flirty
ruthless, down-and dirty
a man's dream, a man's ruin

of course
I yearned
of course
I burned
of course
I learned

don't wanna be your second best

... is the (provisional or final - I don't know) title that Yerzhan gave his new song. Together with a draft recording Yerzhan provided dummy lyrics that I could use as template* (now, that is what I call a great service!). But actually, at this time I would like to point the rhyming structure that I use in the verses out to you:


VERSE
you came last night
and said you could stay over
I lost my mind
I felt cajoled and flattered
oh yes, you knocked me out

I said "all right"
felt like a pig in clover
and drew the blinds
I lay awake thereafter
'cause I was getting doubts

CHORUS
I only was your second choice
while your man's away from home
I could hear my inner voice
would it do and would I want to spend my life as your toy boy
...


The rhyme pattern of the verses is:
ABCXD
ABCXD

Cool, ey? Somebody picked at my rhyming the other day, alleging that I would always use the same pattern: ABAB. It IS true that I am a 'rhyming addict' (like Steven Tyler, one of my heroes) and often go to lenghts for a good rhyme, but I do vary my rhyme patterns (normally to mark different song parts). IMO rhymes enhance the flow of songs.

*if you haven't heard/read about my 'template method' scroll back to the early entries in this blog or just start from here:
my template method