05 last words

by Eric on October 11th, 2009

Eric Balint - 05 last words

the music and melody of this song were starting to develop, but i was struggling to decide where i wanted to go with the lyrics. then i randomly came up with the idea to quote people’s last words and see if i could make them fit into the melody i had in mind. there are a couple of moments of unusual cadence, but mostly i like what i was able to find and work with.
i have credited everyone who’s words i used, but, i don’t really have permission to use any of them.
don’t tell. ok?

the short intro to this song is the first time i have featured the marimba. but i assure you, dear a song each day listeners, it will not be the last.

instruments:
guitar: yamaha acoustic
bass: beat ass harmony
marimba: 1950’s musser
drums
xylophone
vocals x’s 2

lyrics:
Codeine . . . bourbon.
~~ Tallulah Bankhead
I can’t sleep.
~~ James M. Barrie
Josephine…
~~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Don’t you dare ask God to help me.
~~ Joan Crawford
I must go in, the fog is rising.
~~ Emily Dickinson
I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.
~~ Richard Feynman
God will pardon me, that’s his line of work.
~~ Heinrich Heine
I don’t want to go home in the dark.
~~ O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)
All my possessions for a moment of time.
~~ Elizabeth I
It is very beautiful over there.
~~ Thomas Alva Edison
Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers.
~~ Walter De La Mare
God bless… God damn.
~~ James Thurbe
I am ready.
~~ Woodrow Wilson
Nothing matters. Nothing matters.
~~ Louis B. Maye
It’s all been very interesting.
~~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain?
~~ Jessica Dubroff
Get my swan costume ready.
~~ Anna Pavlova
I am not the least afraid to die.
~~ Charles Darwin
Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight.
~~ Lord George Byron

One Response to “05 last words”

  1. Ed Gilmore Says:

    Clever

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