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For this song, I challenged myself to write something on a ukulele that wouldn't sound jolly. Is it possible to get some darkness out of a ukulele?
Although it's not a song you'd choose as a big single, there's something about this I really like. (I can imagine a break in a music hall performance and someone playing it alone to a hushed room).
Usually the idea of nonsense lyrics makes my skin crawl - The whole point of lyrics is to express things you care about. "Nonsense" lyrics are like not *investing* in them properly! Not caring! Yuck.... But, for this song I had a rare case of wanting it to stay mysterious, like a dream. The music felt undefined, so I just chose phrases that felt as if they *could* be important. Something's coming through...
Why's it called Fire and Forget? I know it's a phrase from a James Bond film and it was also on a toy box I saw 35 years ago, but that's not especially relevant. It's just a heavy phrase.
After I wrote this song it kept nagging at me that it wanted to be something else. I wrote a new song with some of the same chords and got a different song, called Caryatid. That's one of the best things I've written, so I hope you'll hear it soon.
If I could make another big din
A sideways out
And if I could win
If I could fight another big thing
A sideways out
And if I could sin
If I "cold doored"
Anything in her was in
The top floor pudding was never not ringed
It’s as you might say
As you might say
As you knights say