Murder Mile (OffTheWall version) Alternative

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Creative Brief

A lyric about a writer whose attempts to write that career defining novel are being rudely interrupted by the noise that surrounds him!

I had a Nick Cave-esque alternative rock genre in mind when I wrote it but open to other interpretations.

 

Murder Mile

(Intro)

Words drip off the page
Their bloody splatter drives me insane,
The only person dyin' here is me
As words drip off the page.

(Verse 1)
Bastards serenade me
with their shouting and cursin',
Kicking bottles on a noisy street
And It's my ears they're hurtin'.

(Chorus)
Livin' on the Murder Mile
Tryin' to write
Tryin' to raise a smile,
First drafts scrunched up
Lie in a pile,
Cos I'm livin' on the Murder Mile.

(Verse 2)
The girls next door taunt me
With all the love they're makin',
I imagine the contortions needed
For these walls to be shakin'.

(Chorus)
Livin' on the Murder Mile
Tryin' to write
Tryin' to raise a smile,
First drafts scrunched up
Lie in a pile,
Cos I'm livin' on the Murder Mile.

(Verse 3)

Editors harass me
'til I'm far beyond breakin',
Deadlines loom like days of execution
It's my head that's left achin'.

(Chorus)
Livin' on the Murder Mile
Tryin' to write
Tryin' to raise a smile,
First drafts scrunched up
Lie in a pile,
Cos I'm livin' on the Murder Mile.

(Verse 4)
Sirens interrupt me
Just as I am reloadin',
Those bastards squeal like little girls
Their booted feet are runnin'.

(Outro)

Words drip off the page
Their bloody splatter drives me insane,
The only person dyin' here is me
As words drip off the page.

Written by Simon Wright (August 2016)



Additional Information

Genre Alternative Key A minor BPM 70.0

Collaboration started August 23, 2016 by offthewall
Last upload 3yr+3mo ago


Copyright Information

Initial Copyright Statement:

Copyright © 2016 by offthewall, All Rights Reserved.
Effective on Aug 23, 2016


Copyright Sharing Statement:

offthewall has declared the following Composition and Sound Recording copyright intentions for this collaboration, when completed:

Composition: Based on a split sheet
Sound Recording: Based on a split sheet
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Collaborators
PLUS
offthewall James Fraser
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
Spinner
PREMIER
SimonW Simon Wright
Edinburgh United Kingdom
Manager
PRO
Gemini Nigel Robinson
Scotland United Kingdom
karilona007 Ilona Maki
Boston Mass USA