I Protest Against Your Protest

It seems as though we are living in an endless world of protest. Anti Trump, anti Teresa May, anti Brexit anti everything! I’m bored with it all to be honest, in the UK we had a referendum on whether or not to leave the EU and the people chose to leave, the people of the USA had a Presidential election and they chose Trump – these are all democratic decisions and this is what this song is all about. It seems people who don’t get the outcome that they would prefer are acting like petulant children who’s mummy won’t let them go to McDonalds. Get over yourselves nobody says you have to like the outcome but it’s becoming ridiculous! As for celebrities apologising on our behalves or shedding fake tears to get TV time because they are shit celebrities is simply pathetic and pretty laughable. I just wish people would read beyond a headline or TV soundbite and actually learn the facts before signing a dumb petition that is highly unlikely to change the democratic vote. I say this to both sides of political spectrum, left and right, however it seems to me that most of the whinging is coming from the left side at present. Play nicely and stop labeling people you don’t know.

Better Than Me – New Song Revised

I posted this song yesterday from SoundCloud but have been messing around with it more today and have been working on the guitars as I was not happy at all with the solo, it was too staccato and top heavy. I’m a bit happier now but am sure it will change again as I listen to it more. This time I have uploaded the video to YouTube and overlaid the lyrics on the video itself.

I have been working on this song for around a week and actually started composing live on Facebook with just me playing the piano. I then took that idea and expanded upon it and came up with something based on it but did change the chord sequence in the chorus as that would never have worked vocally for me. It’s not my usual style as this one initially focuses on the vocals and I don’t proclaim to be a particularly good vocalist but you deal with what you’ve got!

The actual song itself has been inspired by the constant moaning I have seen on various social media sites and even the BBC news regarding Britain leaving the EU. What I am seeing is people on the left of politics abusing those who voted brexit casting labels and generally talking the country down. I found it quite sad if I am honest. The song starts with me wanting to understand the the other person and showing that I am willing to listen. In return, just because my view differs the other person refuses to consider seeing the world through my eyes and is somehow in denial rather than getting on with it and indeed along with other peoples, the majorities, view and simply throwing knee-jerk abuse. The same seems to be happening across the pond in America with Donald Trump. We may not always like people’s choices but surely democracy should reign.

The lyrics are overlaid onto the video which is just basically the song playing in Apple Logic Pro X.

 

Better Than Me – A New Creation

I never know exactly how a song idea will actually come out until I complete it! The ideas sort of come as I am jamming on the guitar or the piano, in this case I started with the piano which I have not done for a long time.

This song was actually inspired by the attitude of some people who want you to listen to them but are unwilling to listen to you. This is called Better Than Me

Lyrics:

I wanna see your world
I wanna see it through your eyes
I need to see your thinking
And when I’ve seen the world
When I’ve seen it through your eyes
I guess I’ll understand

I hope I can figure you out
But right now I don’t know what you’re talking about

I wanna walk the world in your shoes
I guess what have we got to lose
‘Cause now you got me thinking
And when I’ve walked the world in your shoes
I guess then we’ll have to choose
Which of us was wrong

I hope I can figure this out
But right now I don’t know what you’re talking about

You and me no we’ll never agree
‘Cause we’re so, so different you see
You think you’re better than me
Maybe some day we’ll figure it out
But right now I’m sick of your doubts
I just wanna get out

You’ll never walk the world in my shoes
You’re just sore ’cause you had to lose
God knows what you’re thinking
All you do now is abuse
A label to accuse
Is that the best you got?

I doubt you can figure it out
‘Cause right now you don’t know what you’re talking about

You and me no we’ll never agree
‘Cause we’re so, so different you see
You think you’re better than me
Maybe some day we’ll figure it out
But right now I’m sick of your doubts
I just wanna get out

Guitar Break

You and me no we’ll never agree
‘Cause we’re so, so different you see
You think you’re better than me
Maybe some day we’ll figure it out
But right now I’m sick of your doubts
I just wanna get out

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