Unfinished Project – Songwriting with Clark

I’m working the merchandise table for some friends’ band and the show is running longer than expected. There is no way that I’m going to get home in time to start anything by midnight. As, usual I turned to my husband for help.

It was too loud for us to hear one another, so we typed out the following conversation on my laptop, which of course comes with me to every show.

Alison: Crap, I need to think of something. New font??! Something cute? I can just glue googly eyes to something…{Clark just points to self}

Clark: …Could you do something with the earplugs? I’ve got extras.

Alison: Hmmm…I saw Audrey Hepburn wearing ones with tassels in Breakfast at Tiffany’s this morning…hold on Martha is rubbing her butt on my knee…I wish I had my calligraphy pen. Oh! We could write a song or something.

Clark: How about a song about fighting about who drives home? I think our taking-turns system is interesting. Kind of.

What would the chorus be?

“I want to drink!

.. I want to drink!
NO!
I want to drink!
.. I want to drink!
No!”

Okay…how about the first verse? What should we say? “I wanted to drink on St. Paddy’s day, but you downed that Guiness anyway!”

How about a scene similar to ours tonight at the house…
‘what should we make for dinner?
let’s go out!
But we don’t have any money!
No, we’ve been good this month.
Okay, but where should we go?
Let’s go to the bar!
and then it begins…


That doesn’t rhyme! And that’s not how it went! We need to up the prevaricating by 80%. This is totally going to be my blog entry for today.

Of course, we’ll have to rewrite to make it rhyme, but I think that would be a good opening verse. Let’s see…

Umm..okay…write some lyrics, you!

First things first, what does prevaricating mean?

Prevaricating = hemming and hawing

Ah, yes, there was much of that. But it doesn’t make for a good song.

Finally home at my house…
I asked myyy spouse…
What are we going to do for food?
It was clear she was not in the mood…

(small musical interlude – like 2 bars at the most(=)

Do you want to go out?
Yes!! Yes!! Yes!
Are you sure you want to go out?

Yes!! I think so!


Alright then, where should we go?
Got any ideas?
No, no…


Can I be the one to drink for once tonight?
But it’s my turn, right?


‘I wanted to drink on St. Paddy’s day,
but you downed that Guiness anyway!’

‘But you told me you couldn’t drink,
Cause you had to work all day-e-ay’


Whatever dude… (music builds)

“I want to drink!
.. I want to drink!
NO!
I want to drink!
.. I want to drink!
No!”


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