The inner dialogue of our conflicted protagonist. Another piece intended as part of a “concept album” which I had actually made a booklet and story to go along with, now lost. Recorded on the same day as Word Is Out.
Driving guitar sound, and yeah you can tell I used to smoke. Part of a series of songs I wrote as a sort of romantic “concept album,” but, you know how those things go.
A mellow pearl, written under the influence of the Velvet Underground.
Started playing around with the sample of myself playing guitar at different speeds, I got an effect I really liked. I later re-recorded this with a band.
Two dueling acoustic guitars, two vocals, computer-generated drums and bass… some of the vocals were regrettable but I didn’t save the multitrack, so I was never able to revisit it and give it the love it probably deserved. All the love came later.
Favorite moment is the breakdown at around 1:15. Not sure where that idea came from, I think I came up with a melody and put some chords behind it. My favorite bit there. I revisit this at the end, and it somehow changes from 3/4 time to 4/4 time, so at the point I pretty much felt like I was The Beatles.
My attempt at writing the simplest song possible. As is typical with constraints, I ended up with something more interesting than I had expected. If not for the hideous drum fill, this might have been a contender.
It means “I be money” and that’s the goal. No idea what it meant when I wrote it, just thought it fit its place in the song. Wasn’t entirely convinced as to what I was singing there anyway, just let inspiration run its course.
Sound of hammering notes from electric piano was a pleasant surprise.
Falsetto is almost unrecognizable in this track. A chipper Ray singing. Lyrics were taking me where they wanted, or to whomever they wanted, and in this case we ended up in a blind alleyway with a girl called Cindy.
An early draft of a song that would later become Tellin a Lie. And get a lot better.
What does it mean. Nobody knows. This one never amounted to much.