Jacob Haller (jwgh) wrote,
Jacob Haller
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New lyrics

As I mentioned to cgoldfish at lunch today, while I was dreaming (or maybe waking up) I came up with some lyrics last night. If I have time today I might record them for the podcast (although my recording setup has been acting a little weird for the past week or so, which is a little worrying).

As far as what it means to write lyrics in my sleep: I remember hearing a couple of these lines (specifically the first couple of lines from the second verse) and singing them to myself over and over. The melody I used in my dream was from the Randy Newman song 'Rider In The Rain', and the song is kind of Randy Newman-ish in other ways, I think, so I am a little worried that I subconsciously ripped the whole thing off from him, or from some other preexisting song. Anyway, I wrote some more lyrics after I got up, and I fooled around with the chord progression and the melody so it no longer sounds like 'Rider in the Rain', so hopefully it is relatively original now.

It would have been relatively easy to write a whole bunch more verses, but I decided that three verses got the idea across well enough. I'm not sure if anyone else will like the song, but I think I do. Well, we will see.

You're the tea in my tea cup.
You're the beer in my glass.
You're the whiskey in my coffee.
I know that we're gonna last.
I know that we're gonna last.

I can't live without you, baby.
You just smooth all my troubles away.
You've become quite a habit to me;
I want you more each and every day.

You're the heroin in my needle.
You're the cocaine on my spoon.
You make me so high, I feel like I could fly;
You've got me howling at the moon.
You've got me howling at the moon.

I can't live without you, baby.
You just smooth all my troubles away.
You've become quite a habit to me;
I want you more each and every day.

You're the crack in my crack pipe.
You're the monkey on my back.
Now you know how much I need you;
Please won't you take me back?
Please won't you take me back?

I can't live without you, baby.
You just smooth all my troubles away.
You've become quite a habit to me;
I want you more each and every day.
I want you more each and every day.


Addendum: The more I think about it, maybe Liz Stahler has a song with a similar conceit? Does this ring a bell with anyone?
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