Written in 2011, inspired by dealing with stupid people, this song Stupid was my way of dealing with the frustration. Fast forward to 27 June 2012, 3am. I can’t sleep, so I edit and compile a quick recording from the weekend.
The vocals are the 2nd take, right through… Recorded in the famous ‘closet’, using my headphone microphone (I was under time pressure), it is a very rough take, and not using my full voice. Straight after this second take, the flatmates (Family) called me down for dinner so that’s all I had time for.
A year after starting to write the song, this arrangement is now the standard one, and the words are pretty much locked down (I tend to modify words quite a lot as I’m writing.
I’ll be adding a bass track, and probably rerecording the vocals in the next round, but until then… here it is… warts and all.
Song Title: Stupid
Words and Music: Jomar
Now, I think I’m alright, Every day a little sunlight,
I’m sick of all the pretty lines, that get thrown around all over me,
and, when I find the time, even when I think I said it right
Am I the only man, that keeps holding on to repeat, yeah
Please don’t, please don’t be stupid, with descriptions that are useless
Every time I say the word, you’re only waiting to be heard
What you think ain’t just what it is, you see
And, when I find the time, find the way through my stupid lines
I’m making a tale of it, not the way it really is
Is it inside of me, or others saying what I should be
I hit that one line, stuck on repeat
I’ve known something so long,
You think you know me, but your so f/()&n’ wrong
Everytime I’m looking your way, Can’t take all the things that you say