11 The Mess

by on November 26th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 11 The Mess

11 The-MessWanted to make a really messy song that could hardly be understood but still have a leg in pop…

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Maracas, Bass, Guitars, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
What’s the commotion, doesn’t make sense.
Why all the vultures, making a mess.
What will you do with your bullet defense?
Taking something when nothing is left.

How do we start making a fence?
What do we do with our bullet defense?
It’s no good, when nobody’s left.
Devil know when we do it to death.

What is devotion, does anybody care?
What is so gripping about despair?
Well that’s easy nobody cares.
Everyone’s blinking they’re all too scared.

10 Vulture Prick

by on November 25th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 10 Vulture Prick

10 vulture-prickStay young…

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Bass, Guitar, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
Breath…
Chica Choo Choo…
Breath…
Chica Choo Choo…

a…b…c…d..e..f..g…h…

barking…

a…b…c…d..e…f…g…h…i…j…k…l…l…m…n…ooooooo

oooooo…. eeeoooo…..oooooeeeeeooowwww….

a….b….c…..d……e….f…..g…..h…..i…j…k…l…mop…..

screatch……………..

1…2..3..4…5..6…7..8…1..2…3..4…5…6..7..8…

screatch……..

ooooh……o..o..o……o..o…o……o..o…o……o..o…o……o…o..o.

a……..y..e.a..h………

ah……ah……ah……ah……ah……ah……ah……

a….b…c…d…e…….f…g.. the rest to zzzzzzz….

09 Sleeping Song

by on November 24th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 09 Sleeping Song

09 sleeping-songI always liked songs that could be played while sleeping without waking me up. This is a song that I think I could sleep through. Not what you want people to do usually but with this song that is the goal.

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Bass, Organ: Tim Delaney
Guitar, Organ: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
N/A

08 Night of the Sun

by on November 23rd, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 08 Night of the Sun

08 Night of the SunAnother song with international influence…

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Bass Programming, Guitar, Percussion, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
In the of the sun,
The damage was done.

Come death or come doom,
We’re nobody’s fools…

Come death of come doom,
No I won’t play the fool…

07 I’m Alive

by on November 22nd, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 07 I'm Alive

07 Im AliveI wanted to do a song that was embarrassing for me forcing me to make a fun song rather than being so serious. I wanted to add one of those Jackson 5 style speaking parts in it to accomplish this… So Tim and I took a few shots to loosen up and allow the inhibitions to go away then we started recording. Its excruciatingly embarrassing to me but after letting a few friends hear it they convinced me to get over it.

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Bass: Tim Delaney
Drums, Guitar, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
First there was darkness, then there was light.
I’m sending you visions tonight, and all the girls with the Cadillac eyes.
This town’s gonna crucify me, but I’m alive, and I will survive,
In the spirit.

(talkin’ crap)

I know you’re a sinner, I know I’m alive.
I’m # 7, but you are space # 9.
I will survive,
In the spirit.

(talkin’ crap)

I will survive, in the spirit.

06 Say

by on November 21st, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 06 Say

06 SayAnother shot at a pop song with a raspberry beret beat.  Reminds me of middle school for some reason.

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming: Fires of Bangkok
Guitar, Bass, Vox, Maracas: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
Well they say anything goes,
and we know this.

And they say anything goes,
and we know this.

And its alright there’s no need to fight,
And it won’t, and it won’t stop tonight.

And if its not wrong then why is it so dangerous,
dangerous for you,
and me.

Don’t be discouraged,
don’t be discouraged,

What we got to do is, survive.

05 Exit

by on November 20th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 05 Exit

05 ExitTried to do something that I would never do…  The drums were tuned then a white sheet placed over the entire kit including the cymbals.  If I ever wanted to do an Al Green record this would be the way to do the drums.

Instrumentation:
Bass, Assorted Keys: Tim Delaney
Drums, Guitar, Assorted Keys: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
N/A

04 Outside My Window

by on November 19th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 04 Outside My Window

04 OutsideMyWindowColorI always liked Chet Baker…

Instrumentation:
Guitar: Fires of Bangkok
Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
There’s a bird,
outside my window,
when it rains,
her friends don’t answer…

There’s a bird,
outside my window,
when it rains,
her friends don’t answer…

When the lightnin’ flash,
and the thunder clap,
no matter how her heart reacts,
she’s still in my window…

 

 

03 So Far

by on November 18th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 03 So Far

03 So FarThis is a shot at writing a song in a genre that I really love.

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming: Fires of Bangkok
Bass, Guitar, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
Not today, maybe tomorrow…
I don’t know why, Its the least I could do.
Taking our time, but don’t take it for granted…
I don’t know, I don’t know what else we could do.

And I know its right, and it feels so right…
But I won’t follow you so far from home.

Today the pain, is meant to be borrowed…
At least they were lies, and now that they’re gone.
We’re back to our senses, and nothing is wrong…
Light as a feather, what could be wrong.

And I know its right, and it feels so right…
But I won’t follow you so far from home.

A knife in the side, a break in my spirit…
Something dies, and we never look back.
Waiting for something, something we lack…
Like we never knew things could be so bad.

And I know its right, and it feels so right…
But I won’t follow you so far from home.

02 To Catch The Trochillidae

by on November 17th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 02 To Catch the Trochillidae

02 To Catch The HummingbirdI have always been deeply influenced by international music.  After listening to Geoffrey Oryema I wanted to create a song with guitar that possessed the same harmonic qualities.  Most of this music is recorded very quietly.  This is what gives the music its ethereal harmonics.  The brushes on this song were created by the dragging of shoes across a dirty cement floor.  Real brushes didn’t create the sound we were looking for.

To learn more about Geoffrey Oryema visit http://www.realworldrecords.com/artists/geoffrey-oryema

Until Tomorrow

Instrumentation:
Guitar: Fires of Bangkok
Bass: Tim Delaney
Brushes/Shoes: Fires of Bangkok
Additional Percussion: Tim Delaney

Lyrics:
N/A