Where Was I? Song 117

I wrote and recorded an entirely different song today, save the lyrics and vocals. I was super focused while playing guitar and layering all the parts. Thirty guitar parts later and my brain was fried. I put pen to paper and my mind went blank. Trying to snap out of it, I took a break. That didn’t help. I tried to get going again and some door-to-door siding salesman rang the doorbell and the dog went nuts. I had to tell him four times that I wasn’t interested and I would prefer that he went away. Then I remembered hearing about scams where someone knocks on your front door while their accomplice goes around back and robs you. So, for the next 15 minutes I kept checking the back yard and looking out the windows. When the dog finally shut up and I saw the guy down the block, I could finally get back to work. Nope. No words would come. So, I did the only thing I could think of… I wrote a whole new song. But, same thing happened, no words would come to me. So, instead of just making it an instrumental, I picked lines from all my previous songs this month and made a robot do my dirty work. Oddly enough, I kinda like how it turned out.

Song 117: “Where Was I?”

Run run fool What does it matter if I never start This pain comforts me, until I find This facade will do just fine I see a point to it all Take all the time you want from me, I know it’s just illusions Tired of feeling like I’m falling Now I feel it more and more All my life I pretended to be Work makes free I feel the lightning in my soul flicker out But I can last a while I’m already speeding, I’ll be home too soon I am only human, I can only do so much I took my chances letting it all out Unfounded rumors penetrate the walls The babies all have rabies An analog soul in a digital world But I don’t know what it means, to be a good son Can’t leave it here, can’t take it with you But when they all die, we die too Did we go so far that we can’t see the light?


from April 2016, track released April 26, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

Author: matthewsams

Matt Sams is an American singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Chicago area. He has been playing music since childhood and is now in the process of writing, recording and releasing a new song every day of 2014. Keep up to date on the progress by following Matt on Twitter @Somnistatic

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