Song 08: “Thy Neighbor”

by CJ on August 9th, 2009

Here is Song #8 – You can stream it by clicking the little PLAY button, or download it by right-clicking the title:

CJ Bargamian - 08 Thy Neighbor

08 Baby blueI’d say that while I don’t think this song is terrible, it is also probably my least favorite so far in this project. I like the Omnichord melody (which is the first thing I wrote and recorded for this song), and I even like the vocal melody. There’s just something about the way it all fits together that leaves me wanting more. Maybe its the sub-par and kinda lame lyrics; I wrote them about this dude I know who is so obviously jealous of his coworker’s life…

This feeling is probably the most annoying thing about songwriting – sometimes all the right pieces are there, but you just can’t seem to get them to line up correctly. Hell, A Fight to the Death has at least 2 songs that are “back-burnered,” including a year-old tune called “Snowfield” that will likely never get finished. Sometimes shit just happens, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Maybe this is one that I’ll return to once the project is over, and see if I can breathe some more life into it!

Instruments used:
Omnichord
Baritone ukulele
Vocals

Lyrics:
My life is good
His life is great
I try not to be jealous but I feel so second-rate
In the arms of his gorgeous wife
With his two little boys
I do OK but I feel I’m lacking in life’s little joys
In the eyes of a stranger
He would appear to have it all
But I know that the truth is that…yes he does
I don’t want his car
I don’t need his house
But I cannot help this envy since I always go without
With that smug little grin on his face
He knows he’s got it good
Would it kill him to share the wealth…I wish he would

2 Responses to “Song 08: “Thy Neighbor””

  1. emilyb Says:

    What if you re-recorded the omnichord intro melody dirge style on the accordion. then when the upbeat part kicks in, that sound will be a big surprise. (i mean, i just vote for putting accordion parts on any and all musical endeavors.)

  2. CJ Says:

    Nice suggestion! I too always look for ways to put accordion into everything…

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