Been Down

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about

reflecting on troubled times but vowing not to go down without a fight. Also about growing up and out of childhood fears and anxiety and looking to one's inner self for strength.(gheeze, getting all heavy)

lyrics

standing on the porch, a familiar house
pretty sure i've been here before
below a
worn sorta knocka and a peep hole just to stop ya
on a door that's all scratched up and scored
i feel a
niggle then a twitch as my hand makes a fist just one
knock away my arm it sways an
inkling that my knuckles have missed

i've been down
one or two times
i’ll be down more
i've been down
one or two times
i’ll be down more
one or two times
I bet there’ll be more
i've been down
one or two times
i’ll be down more...times
I fear more in store

treat us mean through
demon deeds
keep us keen
we've
human
needs...

i'm at the
bottom of stairs a buncha tables some chairs
refrigerator open and bare
and in
the corner on the wall there shines a
light from the hall the
hall from as a kid
i was scared but
i’m no longer fraid of he
now I’m afraid of me...

feel damn worn
right about now..
but still not out
been worn down
but i'll tell you now..
i'm not knocked down
feel’n damn worn
right about now..
but still not out
been worn down
but i'll tell you now..
i'm not knocked out..eww
just need a lie down

treat us mean we’'re
human beings
treat us fair we’re
heathens
just like you....

and if god don’t like it
then he can bite me
if the gods above don't like it
then the same with the
stand through the gristle and lies
don’t frighten and flee...

credits

from Thingamejig, released July 1, 2014
this started from the 7/8 drum riff recorded in an old bomb shelter, bunker rehearsal room in Berlin. The kit was seriously cheap, only a few hundred Euro but I love the lo-fi sound of it including the vibrating rims in all their wobbliness.(?) The bass was then double-tracked and the other parts came together pretty quick. The vocals i did really fast with just an sm57 plugged into a guitar pedal board. I added a Vietnamese zither cos i just love that thing. My sister sang on top during her visit to Berlin. Thanks Lippy! xx

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