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An Alternate Reality

By Edmund Snyder on August 7, 2016 8:48 pm

After recording this, I realized that it doesn't have a bassline.  It's not bad, even without, as alternative pop songs go, but I think a bassline might help with the otherwise high pitches in the chorus.  But I'm no expert.

Anyway, I'm particularly proud of the lyrics in the second verse because I think I'm clever even if no one else does.

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V1


In this world, you and I are strangers who just sat near each other on a train.
We will never even speak and not because I’m meek but
You are tired of fighting off the weirdos down on Main.
And I have lots of empathy for that kind of pain.
Even though we should be together.



Chorus


There’s an alternate reality where I love you and you love me.
We have a home on a piece of land and all the friends that we can stand.
There’s never war or blistered feet and everyone gets enough to eat.
And I love you and you love me in an alternate reality.



V2


AR number 146 is ruled with an iron fist by a raving demagogue named Barmus Prime
And while living there would not be great there’s always 748
Where you and I have vowed to love each other for all time
And that world is completely free of crime.
And I know that we should be together.



Repeat Chorus



Bridge


I’m working on a machine
To take me to a place
Where you and I are together



Repeat Chorus


Outro

Where’s my alternate reality?
I’m coming for you.
I know there ain’t no such thing as meant to be.
But there’s an alternate reality for me.

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August 8, 2016 4:07 am

Oh, you are, you are clever! Great concept well realized.

Don't miss the bass at all.

August 8, 2016 3:07 pm

+1 on you being clever, these lyrics are totally satisfying smile

August 8, 2016 10:36 pm

August 9, 2016 1:52 am

Nice catchy song with great lyrics.  I don't suppose a bassline would hurt, but I agree I didn't miss it either.

August 10, 2016 3:18 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Oh, you are, you are clever! Great concept well realized.

Don't miss the bass at all.

Thank you.  I actually may redo this one.  Not because of bass, but because it's probably too close to a Matchbox 20 song from the '90s.  I need to change the melody a bit probably.




mysterioso wrote:

+1 on you being clever, these lyrics are totally satisfying smile

Thanks, much appreciated.




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CosmicCairns wrote:

Nice catchy song with great lyrics.  I don't suppose a bassline would hurt, but I agree I didn't miss it either.

Much obliged.

August 16, 2016 4:16 pm

Great piece, man!

August 19, 2016 3:41 am

wait, I think I missed the reference/cleverness in verse two, i'm interested, please explain!

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