kapoo:Hey whats up ill, just wanted to add, I?m actually really digging this song right now. I love it in some weird way and I cannot figure out! Probably just that its good but the melody is agreeing with me 100%, especially the lines in the verse that go:
The penguin glides through the icy sea, but you and me
We don't get by so easily
Sometimes we don't talk at all, but when I call
You answer me so we won't fall
That?s just very sweet sounding to me. nice 'you and me'/'easily' rhyme, and I love the 1.. 2.. 3.. timing of those particular notes. anyway now I'm getting meticulous alread at 9:30am... but when I get a means to record again, I may break out a cover version of this. would you mind if I tried it? Its in a style that I like. You mentioned Jack Johnson, I think he would do amazingly well with this song. Its so freaking chill it makes me want to dance! tunes quite McCartney-ish actually too, though its tough calling something McCartney-ish cause he's so diverse anything could be McCartney style! but Paul would have killed this song had it been on Ram or something! or the White Album :cool:
some clarification to my comments before also, I don?t mean to say your song needs work, only that it can be worked on the same way any song can, especially one with such a beautiful melody! pretty mundane observation on my part: practice makes perfect! but thats what I was getting at. I still hear in the vocal that its a new song. s**t sometime after I write one I can barely sing it at all
Btw how many songs have you written? Did you write this song and then show it to your buddy and he worked out and extrapolated his guitar part from that? Or did he have the guitar part, and you wrote the lyrics to it? just was curious. Later!
Kapoo, this is high praise indeed! Of course I'd be delighted for you to cover my song!! Just send me a copy of anything you record and check the copyright notice and lyrics, etc.
I've not written many songs at all, certainly not since I was young. You know how the creativity can get sucked out of you as you grow up? When I was 10 I was constantly composing music and writing poems, but then gradually less as I got older. When I was at Uni I wrote one love song about a girl I had a crush on, and a couple of songs based on psalms (none of which I recorded), and a couple of stupid things I sang with a friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0Vq2_lwlcE.
As for how I wrote this song, I wrote the first verse and whistled that through with Magnus lots of times and worked some stuff out, and then a couple of days later I got out of bed late inspired to write the chorus and the rest (lyrics and tune), so it was more or less finished when I met up with him, and he was able to work out all the chords and discuss stuff.
Thanks again for your interest in the song! Really glad you like it so much!