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at a loss for words yet again

I finished the backing track for yet another Rock Bernd title. A rather different piece, very percussive... Next I will play a solo. Then I will sing it. If I find matching words, that is. But I'm quite confident ;-)

This is how I will go about it:
- listen to the chorus several times to determine how many lines of text and how many words fit in;
- listen to the verse...
- listen to the bridge

Note, that the chorus comes first. It's the most important part of the song because it sticks out musically and is repeated several times. Thus it coveys, or tries to convey, what the song is all about. WHAT exactly this song will be about I'll decide on the way. It normally depends on the mood the music triggers in me.

The verses just fill the song with 'stuff', a story, a situation, or just thoughts that lead to the conclusion provided in the chorus.

The bridge can be the hardest part. It should provide some new angle or a twist to the story. I'm not too confident with writing lyrical bridges, actually...

silence is all


we're rolling in the hay
I know she's far away
her eyes aren't looking
where she is sleeping

we're planning way ahead
so much was learned or read
though what we are sowing
we won't be reaping

senses unfelt
thoughts unthought
where she rests

talents unused
deeds undone
when she acts

she's gliding through my world
her moves make the air swirl
the words I am hearing
remain unspoken

she whispers in my ear
I know that she's not here
the heart I heard beating
long since was broken

footpaths untouched
landscapes unseen
where she walks

wisdom unheard
silence is all
when she talks

I'm the best


maybe I'm not the brightest
lamp-post in the street
maybe I'm not the strongest
in the fitness scene
maybe I'm not the cutest
man you've ever seen

maybe I could try harder
so I would make a buck
maybe employers tend to
giving me the chuck
maybe I could do better
with a bit of luck

but
I'm the best
I'm the best
I'm the best
for you

yeah
I'm the best
I'm the best
I'm the best
for you

Crownie

There are more songs dealing with the current Covid-19 pandemic than you would care for. Nonetheless I wrote my own ;-) I imagine "Crownie" as a cute and lively girl that you could easily fall in love with - if she wasn't such a mean bitch. I invented her German counterpart "Krönchen" and little stories to distract my wife from her dark and gloomy thoughts. Eventually I wrote lyrics to match my latest backing track:


Crownie loves to party
Crownie loves to roll
but those who get too close to her
may have to pay a toll
Crownie is a mean one
Crownie can be cruel
better to leave her alone
if you are not a fool
'cause Crownie is a bitch
she knows no decency
Crownie is the queen
of her own weird scene

Crownie likes to travel
Crownie loves to roam
there's no place in all the world
she doesn't feel at home
she's got many enemies
she does need no friends
she doesn't mind to hurt you
or kill you in the end
'cause Crownie is a bitch
she knows no decency
Crownie is the queen
of her own weird scene

many try to fight her
others just give in
some who're wearing face masks
hope they can't be seen
or they wash their hands
though Crownie's in the air
Crownie's all around
and she's not fighting fair
'cause Crownie is a bitch
she knows no decency
Crownie is the queen
of her own weird scene


You find the song on my SoundClick pages:
Crownie