Lyrics! Enough is Enough

May 7, 2013

Since the real purpose of this adventure is to spur my own creativity, not just write about what I should be doing or spouting tidbits of pseudo creative wisdom, I thought I would share some lyrics I just wrote! I tucked away a little time today for the first draft.  We have a gig coming up in 3 weeks which is serving as a great creative deadline to get some lyrics finished.

I’ve had the title to this song for a while, but wasn’t sure exactly where it was going from there. It kind of surprised me – I like the circular effect that came up, and I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so dark. Originally I was thinking it would be more of an empowering type of song but the muse had other ideas today.

I am also curious about who the “you” is in the song,  I think it is a part of myself that I can’t quite shake, no matter where I go. That nagging self critic, that judgemental son of a bitch.

I started by using some techniques from the songwriting class I recently took with Pat Pattison through Coursera, but quickly veered to straight writing as the words began flowing. I did consult an online rhyming dictionary though you might not know it from the simplistic rhyming words. I think disappear might have come from it, as well as rhyming stuff with enough.

My favorite part of this song is the verse rhyming scheme – the chords change for the 5th line but the rhyme is consistent with the 3rd and 4th lines. It creates a strange continuity between the chord changes. I’ll post a version if I can get one recorded.

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

I keep walking down the same street
Keep dreaming down the same dreams
All the little things are adding up
Open heart but all the doors are shut
Try to hold onto a little luck
It keeps slipping through my dirty hands
Wash em clean but they turn black again
Didn’t think that you would understand

Why do you keep on harassing me
Who is it that you want me to be
Change the station try to tune you out
Conversations only scream and shout
If i did now I don’t have a doubt
Gonna pack it up and get away
Gonna find a place where I can stay
Gotta get a ticket – One Way

Oh baby I’ll be heading out of here
This time I think I’ll finally disappear
I’m leaving all my baggage all my stuff
Enough is Enough

So Im setup in a new place
With a good girl and a straight face
I tread lightly still the dreams begin
All the people that I might of been
Feel my fingers turning black again
Start to wonder if I’m still OK
Feel the bellyache to run away
Gotta get a ticket – One Way
Oh baby I’ll be heading out of here
This time I think I’ll finally disappear
I’m leaving all my baggage all my stuff
Enough is Enough

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