The song that gets the band scissor kicking - Amoeba Teen

The song that gets the band scissor kicking

I’d found myself disheartened with the job I was in at the time. I couldn’t see a way beyond it and I felt like the walls were beginning to close in on me as the end of the cul de sac approached.  At times like these I typically shut down and go quiet, pick up the guitar and start to mumble to myself!  If I felt weak and tired then I needed something to get my energy up and heart racing.

The main hook of the chorus came from a radio programme I was listening to on my journey home from work one day.  I can spend all of my time in my head, trying to work out what to do next, trying to get to a better place …. if only I can think what the solution is, I’m a clever guy, surely I can do that.  Of course when you’re that deep into the problem you can’t see the wood for the trees, let alone the way out.

The original demo of this is quite a country lilt, not what it ended up being. I must have got frustrated one day and tried it out a different way. But if any song in the set is  likely to have me jumping up and down and scissor kicking then it’ll be The Silver Lining. It’s my song of defiance, a rare two fingers up,  “never let the bastards grind you down”.   

Another song to reassure myself that I’m ok, everything will be ok.

Song lyrics

I won’t break down when the silver lining tears
There’s nothing beautiful about your self destructive air,
Falling out with those in high society
I fell in love with my anxiety

I’ve got electric static
For whatever that’s worth
Been listening to your words
The chapter and the verse

You can’t plough a field when
You’re turning it over on your mind
All the things I’m feeling
Are getting better given time

I’m not doing this for money, I’m not doing this for kicks
I’m gonna give it up for breathing out and breathing in.
Read between the lines and you’re gonna find yourself the truth
Counting all your blessing while you can claim for the abuse

I’ve got electric static
For whatever that’s worth
Been listening to your words
The chapter and the verse

You can’t plough a field when
You’re turning it over on your mind
All the things I’m feeling
Are getting better given time

 

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