Grey

Grey

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Liner Notes: 

I recently found myself single. I hadn't been for a long time. (It's very hard to process, and also it sucks.)

This song has been coming on for a few months now, and it finally started brewing last night, so I put significantly more effort into this demo that usual.

(I'm not a piano player, if you couldn't tell. And I'm still using the broken guitar. Sorry in advance!)

Lyrics: 

You can get used to the difficulty of
Admitting you don’t know
Saying ‘I don’t know’
But it’s a pretty hard phrase to hear
You tell me you don’t know
You tell me you don’t know

We said if we got grey
We’d say so quick
We’d talk it out
We’d make the split
You left me waiting
No goodbye
You didn’t know
I’ll never know why

Maybe I’ll never be a person for a person
Deep down I always knew it
I can’t seem to do it
And it’s some really rough luck to catch
We’re both along the same lines
I don’t know where the blame lies

We said there’d be no blame
There’d be no pain
And yet I’m hurting
All the same
You left me waiting
No goodbye
You didn’t know
I’ll never know why

I’m not afraid to state I haven’t got a clue
But I’ll give it a go
Just take it super slow
It’s a pretty hard phrase to hear
When answers don’t exist
Was there something that I missed?

We said if we got grey
We’d say so quick
We’d talk it out
We’d make the split
You left me waiting
No goodbye
You didn’t know
I’ll never know why



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Comments

3tdoan's picture

Damn. Obviously I love your stuff and this is no exception. The spare arrangement, your fragile vocals, the spiralling melody on “why”. But most of all the “maybe I’ll never be a person for a person / deep down I always knew it” got to me. That fear of being unloveable is rarely stated so baldly and boldly.

crisp1's picture

Very raw and real and almost everyone can relate, at least at one point or another in their life. Well done!

splittybooms's picture

What a voice.
The vocal melodies sound so good, especially with the character of your voice.
This is my kind of stuff.
Excellent writing and structure.
Love the vocal backing here and there.
This is a track that would make it into my Spotify library, for sure.
The piano works so well on top of the guitar (broken?? shows how little I know about guitars, cause this sounds great to me!), simple melody lines and chords enhance the vocals and the guitar so much.
Yeah, this is ready for primetime.

This is very pretty. Very sad, but pretty. Sorry about the breakup. That sucks. So much to process. Some of these lines really just hammer it in, like You left me waiting/No goodbye and There’d be no pain/And yet I’m hurting. Ouch. I feel that.

phoenixash's picture

Your voice is super lovely. I can totally see this playing on the radio. The overall song is so, so, so good and the main topic is interesting, the worst feeling is not knowing why or waiting for someone that doesn't come back. It ends, but it never really does.

sbs2018's picture

Beautiful throughout. Vocals reveal the emotional lyrics so beautifully! Well done!

alyxanderjames's picture

This is really gorgeous, and I think the relative sparseness of the instrumentation really holds some great space for the aching lyrics. You've taken a hard, painful situation and created something beautiful out of it, which is not an easy thing to do.

tcelliott's picture

Absolutely beautiful melody and vocal. You bring out the lyric where I have no choice but to feel it. Another very good one.