• Keeping it together
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Keeping it together
on: September 03, 2020, 12:16:35
« Last Edit: September 17, 2020, 11:26:32 by rightly »
A story helped me with writing the third verse.

The story in short
Then the lyrics.

The aunt of a friend of mine died in an old person‘s home about a year ago
 the authorities claim they tried to contact the relatives but failed, Eventually they gave up trying

they did manage to contact an unofficial financial advisor of ill repute
It has been said this advisor settled everything donating the money to various charities at the request of the deceased.

This auntie left behind a book of contacts, names and addresses this book was accidentally thrown away shortly after her death.

My friend is investigating

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keeping it together


looking through a bookstore window yesterday
plenty non religious heroes on display
tying up loose ends for friends behind the fray
offering a common source of identity
 keeping it together,
   I’m keeping it together

importing immigrants f’ all the dirty work
making ends meet is more than they deserve
we’ll make our beds and sleep ‘pon their dreams
the old gods are dead now we emulate machines

I miss th’ call, blind to it all, find myself alone
    I get distracted, feelin’ strangely at home
   following that river
  it doesn’t really matter

convicts of old age hooked when they were young
worked away their lives into oblivion
all our fears are here wrapped up in human skin
whichever way we vote the government gets in
we’re all in this together
  we're keeping it together




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Re: Keeping it together
Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 17:35:11
heavy lyrics, what a story

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Re: Keeping it together
Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 19:47:52
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convicts of old age hooked when they were young
worked away their lives into oblivion

Thought provoking lyrics.... that particular couplet cut especially deep...

Thank you for sharing @rightly


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Re: Keeping it together
Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 11:40:04
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convicts of old age hooked when they were young
worked away their lives into oblivion

Thought provoking lyrics.... that particular couplet cut especially deep...

Thank you for sharing @rightly

It's interesting (and disturbing)
to see which lines are singled out and sometimes by who (in the case that I know them)

I'm almost done with the music for this
I had a friend contribute with the chord progression
it really enriched the song and mad it unique in my catalogue of song.

I'll do two versions

me alone,
which is a bit more experimental, while being one for the road, or live performance

and the collaboration, which has an anthemic character. I might put both of them on the same album.

I get really high when I collaboration bears fruit.




Re: Keeping it together
Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 23:31:21
I’ll be watching (listening!) for this one @rightly 😎