I’m All Ears

from Hygge by Ian Evans

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Detailed lyrics and all the references come free, if you download the album. Lyrics below :-) Cheers, Ian E

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A speaking voice isn’t in key but can still express emotion…
So an out of tune singing voice can’t be inherently bad
And yet most would say that it is bad

If you’ve ever thought that free jazz is an, “emperor’s new clothes thing”
Just remember that *everyone* says they loathe it
So the average view has totally won…
The losers will still love it without you. For them it’s fun

Any two or more notes played together will form a chord
Whether they clash or not is called an opinion
If you make a mistake it’s only ever charming…
Unless you expect perfection, which is inhuman
First takes are often the best because it’s hard to be impressed with polish, over the first idea

If you’re an entertainer, your job’s to give an audience fun
If you’re an artist, your job is to please just one…
That’s you, and when you play it live you might want to ease the people in

I’d like to sound like someone with intense classical training
Who then just mucks about, which is almost true…
If you want to sing, paint or write you can always do
What you might actually mean is that you want to be famous…
If everyone liked your work, would that be a bad sign?
I suffer for my art and now it’s your turn

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from Hygge, released April 25, 2012
Ian Evans, all instruments and singing

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Pop/experimental/rock musician and songwriter from London

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