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My Broken Mind

By Jai Cafarella on March 8, 2020 11:47 pm

I really gotta stop leaving these til the last minute, because I feel like I'm kinda undermining the purpose of undertaking the Weekly Beats challenge; keeping motivated and productive, instead of knocking up something in a couple of hours before submission cut off. Although, the theme of this weeks track does give a subtle glimpse into the cause. I'm not sure how I feel about the overall composition, but I feel like there is a potentially 'better' version in there somewhere, maybe with a little more time spent on the layout and the lyrics. I'm happy with some lines, not so happy with others, so like most of my submissions, I expect a revisit of this one at some point.


The important thing is, I'm still on the wagon, and I hope to stay on, even with last minute efforts, because meeting the weekly deadline is still a big win over my previous 'pattern', so, silver linings.


Lyrics:


I'm halfway through this real life read-through, I still have no clue, what I'm here for
Just when I thought I found my purpose, I'm still at the surface, of so much more


What is left to talk about
When it always ends in doubt
What is left to talk about
Nothing left to say


It's the same me letting me down
It's the old me getting me down
It's always me letting me down
And I'm trying and trying to understand


I've tried and tried to break my cycle, but I always spiral back to the start
This ephemeral motivation, barely leaves the station, but I must take part


What is left to talk about
When it always ends in doubt
What is left to talk about
Nothing left to say


It's the old me letting me down
It's the same me getting me down
It's always me letting me down
And I'm trying and trying to understand


I've tried and tried to break my chains, but I'm slave to all I know
These walls are how the world defines me, it's time to break my mold
Please break me out, please let me find another way
Please save me now, please save me, from my broken mind


I'm halfway through this real life read-through, I still have no clue, what I'm here for

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC)

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March 10, 2020 12:45 am

i haven't listened to a lot of radiohead, but this is what i would like radiohead to sound like.

March 10, 2020 10:14 am

Nice production work for a last minute effort. Guitar sounds excellent.

March 10, 2020 1:31 pm

Trust me, you're well into the spirit of WeeklyBeats. Great song, too.

March 10, 2020 7:01 pm

Very nice vocals. It is great that this version exists. If you re-release a more polish version at some point it is all right too. Sometimes just resting on it for a time and listening back to the song after some time gives another perspective too. I think it is a very good song that is easy to listen and pretty good even with just acoustic guitar and vocals so you have my thumbs up!

March 12, 2020 7:56 am

You have lovely guitar playing and so nice singing. Even if you wait to make music it can become good! You made a beautiful song in short time!

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