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Innocent Idiot
« on: March 08, 2010, 03:09:37 PM »
You know how sometimes someone does something that wrongs you and really ticks you off, but at the same time you know it's not their fault? Perhaps they accidentally broke your priceless antique while volunteering to help cleaning your room or something. You feel a weird bittersweet combination of wanting them to be punished yet knowing that it's not their fault and they don't deserve it. So in the end, you just want them get a paper-cut or something - and not just any paper-cut: the kind that just breaks a bit of skin and no bleeding is involved.

So this song is is about that. :reivsmile: I didn't have time to produce a real track for it yet though, so here's just a demo that's just a casual recording of keyboard accompanying and voice to get a feel of it - some stuff are not finalized yet.

Click me: MP3 "Innocent Idiot (Demo)"

(^a little rushed)

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"Innocent Idiot"
by: Kan (Reives) Gao
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You can slip on a banana peel and fall for all I care
. . . As long as you land on your ass and break no bones
You can hit your head as you get out of the car and I won’t blink
. . . As long as you’re wearing a helmet

But I still want you to feel a bump

Just not too hard
Just a slap on the wrist with a rubber band
And I’ll flip you a finger as we’re moving onto tomorrow

‘Cause I know you didn't mean it
I know you didn't mean it
I know you didn't mean to be an idiot

I know you were just innocent
And I know you’re intelligent
And I think we both know this wasn't your intent

But you were still an idiot
Just an innocent idiot

And I'll throw a punch into the air
And I'll shout a curseword to the sky, and no one’ll hear
And who knows, maybe I'll even call you an idiot with a song

. . . But when tomorrow comes, everything'll be fine
The sky’ll be clear and the sun will shine

'Cause in the end,
I know you didn't mean it, you innocent idiot



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Re: Innocent Idiot
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 04:20:50 PM »
This sounds a little more calmer than the usual songs you sang/composed in the
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‘Cause I know you didn't mean it
I know you didn't mean it
sounds quite similar to some other songs ("‘cause it had a bad day").

But especially the beginning (and other parts) sounded calmer and a little more relaxed and at the same time bittersweet like sung with a shake of the head. And the chords you used sounded a different from previous song before.

I like this song, the accentuation of the voice expressed very well what the words said. And the lyrics are nice. It is your style through and through and yet a little more serious than those of e.g. Messy Room or Carefree Day or The Galaxy Song.

Very good work, this might be my new favourite of the songs you sung/composed lately.  :reivsmile:

My favorite part:
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I know you were just innocent
And I know you’re intelligent
And I think we both know this wasn't your intent

Sounds pretty finished to me, though.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2010, 04:26:15 PM by Squall »

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Re: Innocent Idiot
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 04:44:19 PM »
Thanks for the feedback Squall. c: Aye, I think I'll leave it as is length-wise, but it's just unfinished in the sense that the real accompaniment music hasn't been produced yet. The Galaxy Song isn't mine, by the way; it's from Monty Python, heheh. I'll PM ya with the background of the song.

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Re: Innocent Idiot
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 04:51:26 PM »
Oh, must've missed that. ^^

This song must sound even better with real accompaniment music, looking forward to hear that if you are intend to change this.

« Last Edit: March 08, 2010, 05:28:36 PM by Squall »

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Re: Innocent Idiot
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 03:55:05 AM »
Nice song. Lovely tune...and amusing. My friend read the lyrics and laughed...
...she also sort of left an insult but I'll leave that out.
Sounds like what every parents needs to sing to their children.

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Re: Innocent Idiot
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 12:33:08 PM »
No no, the insult's the most important part! It'll help with making things better - what was it?