Finger in the Gutter

by @hmstreetteam

NSFW Skirmish: In/Out of the Gutter (@robinleaf)
Finger in the Gutter
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Liner Notes

#acoustic
The skirmish provided the phrase “in the gutter.” The current heat wave and my active imagination added the rest.
It took the whole hour to write the song and post the lyrics, and then the demo took another hour — blame it on the heat.

Lyrics

Heat
Changes the feeling
It’s better to be down on the street
Than up near the ceiling
Heat rises
And the talk goes down low
No one knows what’s inside us
So how low can we go

It’s one of the best and worst
Things about summer
As it is we’re going to
Melt like butter
If it gets any hotter
I’ll have one finger in the gutter

Heat moves
The arc of the day
Who made who
And who can’t get away
We can take a cold shower
It is not much protection
Its only power
Is suggestion

It’s one of the best and worst
Things about summer
As it is we’re going to
Melt like butter
If it gets any hotter
I’ll have one finger in the gutter

Which is more real
The heat or the mind
What do you feel
And what do you find
Focus your eyes
On one drop of sweat
One million times
And what do you get

It’s one of the best and worst
Things about summer
As it is we’re going to
Melt like butter
If it gets any hotter
I’ll have one finger in the gutter

Comments

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great use of prompt and conditions for inspiration
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The minor chords you're playing really create a mournful sound I like the lyrics. And the chord progression just salad it's really a salad feel to the tune. Keep on going man.
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You capture the smoldering and suffocating impact of those heat waves. I love the well paced delivery!
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@robinleaf @dr_griff Thanks for looking at “Finger in the Gutter.” The demo is now posted.
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I like the lyrics and the imagery here. Tag me when you get the demo up!
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I really like this - so many evocative images! Please tag me when there's a demo!
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