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

Are We Still Thieves?

This song was created for Game of Bands round 98 : " "Stolen" Progressions and Riffs"

Lyrics:

’93 I was ten
chewing on lemonheads
brother stepped up to the plate
1 ball 3 strikes
ran the bases anyway
Chorus: You were right when you said
everything was gonna be all wrong
cayenne shotgun
carving sneakers into pavement as we run
panicked breath
you get the car I’ll get the tire iron
we want jewelry
we want green paper
instead we steal old cds
wintergreen breath mints
spare change out of ash trays
outdated GPS system
can’t seem to find our way

going against your mind
brother I don’t know why
if we take what no one wants --
are we still thieves?

You were right when you said
everything was gonna be all wrong
cayenne shotgun
carving sneakers into pavement as we run
panicked breath
we either woke up early or never went to bed
I miss you, dear brother.
I’m older and less bold
You live inside a skin even you don’t recognize
last time I visited
still saw courage in your eyes

I’m a river that runs through winter
gritty tones try and force their way into my eyes
I just see blue skies

You were right when you said
everything was gonna be all wrong
I’m making due with what I can
I walk slow and sing a new song,
carve a space out with each breath,
as we move further apart it makes more sense
but I miss you, brother, and all that stolen change is spent.

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Songs that served as "inspiration":
Lyrics:
- Built to spill - you were right
- Built to spill - going against your mind
- Aesop Rock - blood sandwich
Music:
- Songs that follow the chord progression C#min F#min BMaj EMaj AMaj F#min G#Maj, or a different transposition
- Antonio Vivaldi - "Winter, 1st mvnt"
- Selena Gomez - "Love You Like a Love Song"
- Mitsumune Shinkichi - "Battle of Rose" from Rozen Maiden
- The guitar solo from the band where the guitarist played so badly that the vocalist slapped him on stage
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ3zxvKEL28
- Blues Traveler - "Hook" (in spirit)

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