Friday, March 14, 2008

Every So Often


This is another of my brother's solo songs, Every So Often [MP3], and is very much in development. But I think that it's a great track (albeit a little overlong). The multiple guitar tracks give it a beautiful body, but the words also chime with me too—knowing my brother as I do, it's an honest sentiment throughout.

And certain of those who know me will know that the whole fairly applies to your humble Devil too—too many times I have become unstable and said and done things that I regret (although most of us could put our hands up to that, I think).
Darling, last night I didn't mean a word
It's just the Devil in me, trying to be heard
I want to be good, but I can't think straight

Darling, last night I know I went too far
Shouldn't have run, shouldn't have got into that car
If it happens again then don't wait
Don't wait...

And if you just take a little look at me now
And see me in the mirror of our love
Darling, you know I'll never mean a word
I never really mean all that stuff...

[Every so often, I get out of my coffin, the wrong way round
Every so often, my resolve will start to soften and I run aground
Every so often I climb out of my coffin on the wrong side
Every so often, my resolve will start to soften and let me slide]


Every so often, my head starts to explode
Don't think you'll keep me from walking down that road
I'm wired a little wrong, that's all

Every now and then, the world starts to collapse
Can't always stop myself falling through the cracks
Just give me an hour or so, I will call
I will call...

And if you just take a little look at me now
And see me in the mirror of our love
Darling, you know I never mean a word
I never really mean all that stuff...

[Every so often, I get out of my coffin, the wrong way round
Every so often, my resolve will start to soften and I run aground
Every so often I climb out of my coffin on the wrong side
Every so often, my resolve will start to soften and let me slide]

The dirty bass guitar is played by the Carnival of Souls drummer, and the other instruments are played by my brother and mixed in GarageBand.

I really like it; it's a boozy late-night song and so perfect for this time in the morning...

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