Two weeks to take a song from conception to completion to competition!

IANVS

This song was created for Game of Bands round 162 : "Multi-Part Songs"

Lyrics:

[intro]
If you ask me what I'd change in this rugged life I lead
Though ashamed of my reply: "everything, everything, everything"
And so I did, but look where it got me
And so I did, but look what it cost me

[Door I]
"Why'd you leave the door wide open?"
the missus said in a puzzled tone;
"Where's the child? Where's the child?"
she yelled, but our son was gone

I never considered myself to be
the perfect parent, the finest father
There's times I make absurd demands
And others I don't even bother

But this one was my own mistake
So I ran and, for goodness' sake
I prayed what I saw wasn't real
No, not my son under four wheels

A muted scream, a muffled cry
She ran past me straight to hell
She couldn't dare look at me
I couldn't dare look at myself

I can't tell how, I don't know why
But all this felt like one big lie
As if I could alter my fate
As if it wasn't all too late

[Door II]
"Why'd you leave the door wide open?"
my daughter laughed and swung it close;
"I thought you were right behind me
and I didn't wanna hit you in the nose"

My girl was pretty and pretty smart
Sweetest dove with a big heart
She didn't look like my late wife
But my wife from another life

My girl was pretty and pretty smart
Sweetest dove with a big heart
A heart too big for her tiny chest
I knew one day it'd want to rest

I couldn't bear that ugly thought
That she'd be gone and I would not
Her predicament had to change fast
Or that day would be one of our last

So I prayed to the gods above
And I cried to the hells below
If they could give me one more chance
to see my baby grow

I can't tell how, I don't know why
But all this felt like it was a dream
When she collapsed dead in my arms
I couldn't shake the feeling that this was all a scheme

[Door III]
"Why'd you leave the door wide open?"
one guard said to the other
I could've escaped if I wanted to
But I couldn't bother

Which life's this now? Seventh? Ninth?
I stopped counting on number four
The multiverse keeps giving me chances
That all start with that fucking door

All wrong, all wrong
Everything I do is all wrong
So the day starts anew
With a brand new song

All wrong, all wrong
Everything goes wrong all the time
This time I think they're offing me
for a petty crime

I can't tell how, I don't know why
But I think this might be my last
No family ties, no sad goodbyes
Probably free, at last

[outro]
If you ask me what I'd change in this rugged life I lead
Though ashamed of my reply: "everything, everything, everything"
And so I did and to this day
I wish I'd done it some other way
[Exit]

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