Something Awful Happens Grunge

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Creative Brief

This was a fun and interesting lyric to write. I used the Cut Out lyric writing technique that was favoured by the likes of David Bowie and Kurt Cobain but with a slight twist. I took 8 phrases that Grunge rock stars had said in interviews and then worked them into my lyric.

I listened to quite a lot of grunge songs before writing this and feel that it could work as an Alice in Chains type song. Then again, I'm open to other suggestions and it doesn't need to be a grunge song

 

Something Awful Happens

 

(Verse 1)

 

There’s no heating and my breath snakes to the vents

 

I rub the glass to see a little clearer

 

I see a ghost mourning its decay

 

And I want to smash through the mirror

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

Every time I start to feel good

 

Something awful happens

 

Like the day that girl kissed me

 

And my school burned down.

 

Every time I start to feel good

 

Something awful happens

 

Do you think they would have missed me

 

If I’d melted into the ground?

 

 

 

(Post Chorus)

 

My brain’s like a bad neighbourhood

 

And I medicate myself

 

These are my last rites

 

Yeah, I medicate myself

 

 

 

(Verse 2)

 

There’s no rewind and my story’s out of control

 

I rub the lamp to get a little nearer

 

I see a jinn mocking my dismay

 

And I want to smash through the terror

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

Every time I start to feel good

 

Something awful happens

 

Like the day that girl kissed me

 

And my school burned down.

 

Every time I start to feel good

 

Something awful happens

 

Do you think they would have missed me

 

If I’d melted into the ground?

 

 

 

(Post Chorus)

 

My brain’s like a bad neighbourhood

 

And I medicate myself

 

These are my last rites

 

Yeah, I medicate myself

 

 

 

(Bridge)

 

It might be a little weird

 

But this what we do

 

She said, she said, she said

 

On her last day at school

 

Play with fire

 

And everyone gets burnt

 

The smoke still stings my eyes

 

 

 

(Outro)

 

It’s getting pretty dark

 

It’s getting pretty dark

 

As I medicate myself,

 

It’s getting pretty dark

 

It’s getting pretty dark

 

Medicate myself

 

As I barricade myself

 

As I barricade myself

 

As I placate myself

 

Yeah, something awful happens

 

 

 

Written by Simon Wright

 

(April 2019)

 

 

The 8 phrases used in the lyric were:

 

·         Medicate myself (Kurt Cobain)

 

·         A little bit weird (Courtney Love)

 

·         This is what we all do (Chris Cornell)

 

·         These are my last rites (Dave Grohl)

 

·         Every time I start to feel good, something really awful happens (Eddie Vedder)

 

·         Pretty dark (Jerry Cantrell)

 

·         (My brain’s) like a bad neighborhood (Chester Bennington)

 

·         Smash through the mirror (Scott Weiland)

 

Additional Information

Genre Grunge BPM 95.0

Collaboration started April 18, 2019 by SimonW
Last upload 5mo+12dy ago


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Copyright © 2019 by SimonW, All Rights Reserved.
Effective on Apr 18, 2019


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SimonW Simon Wright
Edinburgh United Kingdom
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Treid Timothy Reid
Osaka City Osaka Japan
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