So Done (Simon Wright Lyric) Rock

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Creative Brief

This lyric came about after I did my 1st attempt at the Cut Up lyric writing technique that was favoured by the likes of David Bowie and Kurt Cobain. However, instead of cutting random phrases from magazines I chose 10 phrases from my Twitter feed. They included phrases that I lifted from tweets that 5 rock stars had posted - Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, P!nk, Sebastian Bach, and David Coverdale.

If anyone's interested, the 10 phrases were:

·         Grief is its own grave

 

·         Did I turn the bath off (David Coverdale)

 

·         So done

 

·         Judgement day 

 

·         Tired of the drunk idiots

 

·         It was bluesy, groovy (Iggy Pop)

 

·         What are you looking at (Alice Cooper)

 

·         Zero respect

 

·         It’s good to be the king (Sebastian Bach)

 

·         Naked dance parties (P!nk)

Didn't quite manage to fit the David Coverdale one in but the rest made it into the finished lyric, which is about a gangster/criminal who has decided to give up his life of crime

 

 

So Done

 

(Intro)

 

I’m sick of the drunks with zero respect

 

The punks in the clubs completely wrecked

 

Who think they can take my legend away

 

They’re lucky to live for just one more day

 

 

 

(Verse 1)

 

So I’m packing my bags

 

Wanna leave this life behind

 

Hanging up my guns

 

And burying my knives.

 

It’s a young man’s game

 

I ain’t young no more

 

Crouching in the dark

 

On a hard wooden floor.

 

 

 

(Verse 2)

 

Yeah, I’m wiping my past

 

Gonna leave no prints behind

 

Changing how I look

 

Making sure the old me’s died.

 

Grief is its own grave

 

I don’t grieve no more

 

Livin’ in the past

 

Will only leave you sore.

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

Of course, it’s good to be king when you’re young

 

So young

 

But now I’m tired of my life of crime

 

The naked dance parties, sniffed white lines

 

It’s good to be king but I’m done

 

So done

 

 

 

(Verse 3)

 

So I’m quitting my job

 

Saying Hell-no to the grind

 

Shredding all my notes

 

Leaving nothin’ to find

 

And on Judgement Day

 

When the checks are made

 

I’ll be ushered through

 

With a cursory wave

 

 

 

(Spoken - female)

 

So what was it like?

 

 

 

(Bridge)

 

It was bluesy groovy
What are you looking at?

 

Hold my uzi

 

Get stuck right into that

 

But those days are gone

 

And they ain’t coming back

 

Yeah, those days are gone

 

Each of them has been whacked

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

Of course, it’s good to be king when you’re young

 

So young

 

But now I’m tired of my life of crime

 

The naked dance parties, sniffed white lines

 

It’s good to be king but I’m done

 

So done

 

I’m done

 

 

 

Written by Simon Wright

 

(February 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

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Genre Rock

Collaboration started February 17, 2019 by SimonW
Last upload 1yr+4mo ago


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