Not a triumph

Not a triumph

Marilisa's picture
Feast

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Liner Notes: 

Kind of ended up going in the opposite direction to the theme of triumph... Very rough one-take recording in the kitchen while making lunch!

Lyrics: 

He says look at us we’ve won
so start on heaping the praise
We’ve turned it all around
we’re all bound for better days

But he’s lying through his teeth
in that way he always does
wipe away the gilded words
can’t change a turd from what it was was

He’s calling it a triumph but you know that it’s a bloody disaster
All he ever wanted was a herd of sheep to call him their master
We were heading for a fall and now we’re heading there faster and faster
He’s calling it a triumph but you know that it’s a bloody disaster

They believe the things he says
without questioning the source
they will swallow without fear
any pill that he’ll endorse

And the thing that brought them there
to that place of hate and fear
was the dire hand he dealt them
year on year on weary year

He’s calling it a triumph but you know that it’s a bloody disaster
All he ever wanted is a herd of sheep calling him master
We were heading for a fall and now we’re only heading there faster
He’s calling it a triumph but you know that it’s a bloody disaster



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Comments

pokerowan's picture

Love love love your meter in the chorus. And your vocals have so much texture!! Honestly this could be about a whole bunch of politicians, your track has the range for it - cursed Boris Johnson the whole time I was listening, hahaha.

kahlo2013's picture

This is an amazing skirmish. What a powerful story. I love the contrast in the hook - truimph vs bloody disaster. Great drive to the music. Lovely vocals!

Cicpisces's picture

Very clever lyric. I love the storytelling in it. Pace is upbeat and jolly while the story is a tale of disappointment. Nice work.

AndyGetch's picture

Wow, well done on the skirmish and thanks for playing!

mike skliar's picture

well done, and sadly, so accurate!

so many excellent lines....

happystinson's picture

*Applauding*. The story progresses nicely and the chorus is well written. Sounds like it could be a new protest anthem or something. The use of dominant(?) chord at the end of the verses makes the harmony interesting.

cola's picture

Fantastic! The melody is super catchy, very clever lyrics, and I love the folksy guitar, too.