May 2, 2010

Sad Guitar

It's been 4 months since I've written any songs.  For the last 3 weeks I've been trying to come up with something in the studio but nothing really good came out.  Then last week I was playing around with some effects on the guitar and came up with a two chord progression in 6/8 (music talk).  That was enough to trigger my creative juices and soon I had all the music for my next song.  One problem though: I didn't have any lyrics.  However, while recording the music I turned the mic on and started rambling incoherent lyrics: English and Spanish words and made up words that made no sense but was enough for me to get an idea for a melody.  When it was time to write actual lyrics, I followed that melody made out of random words and sounds.

I've always been fascinated by space and it's infinity and by any life forms that we don't know about yet.  So I somewhat wanted to write about that.  There's a line in the song Panic by The Smiths that says: "hang the blessed DJ, because the music that they constantly play, it says nothing to me about my life."  That's one of my favorite lines because music should be able to speak to you; it should be abstract.  When I listen to music I want to relate to the music, to the words.   So I hope this song speaks to you about your life.  Only I know what this songs speaks to me about. But I'm curious to see what this songs means to you.   Hope you enjoy the song.

Sad Guitar
©2010 Jesse Acosta

And like a shooting star in the sky
I fly out of this atmosphere
I'm on my way to Mars

And I don't

Carry anything I don't need
My body has stayed behind
I just need my soul; my sad guitar

Flying out I'm flying out
Floating high yeah
I see them now
So green so childlike
Rest for a while

P.S.  I have a hard time singing.  Singing is not a talent I have, and I seem to write the hardest melodies to sing...go figure.


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