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Ancient Wisdom

By Jingle on January 5, 2020 7:47 am

Here’s a song I made with GarageBand for the instrumental plus Ableton Live for the mixing and tracking Vox. My lyrics are usually generally about songwriting itself but this song also was influenced by the Ozymandias poem by Percy Shelley.

Here are the lyrics:

Ancient Wisdom
[Verse 1]
I’m feeling impatient now
Gotta use this time somehow
I gotta be quick
I wanna remove the drought
By the sweat off my brow
I’ve gotta rethink
This time may be the only shot I have to
Make some meaning of this confusion

Try to figure it out
What it’s all about
Don’t need no religion though
Don’t need some old man to tell me what I should believe in
I wanna run before I walk
I wanna sing before I talk
Have the doors unlocked
See through the illusion

[Prechorus]
The indifference could
Could be the death of me
But I see it trending up
Fashion is don’t give a fuck
Are we bound to it like
To it like entropy
Nothing could ever be enough
Nothing could ever be enough

[Chorus]
This should be easy but learning never is
We could be dreaming but flashbacks interfere
List’ning for a harmony like music of the spheres
But that was just a dead-end ancient wisdom disappears

[Verse 2]
I’ve seen the stone turn into sand
I’ve seen the stone turn into sand
So what will last beyond today
The buildings are as transient as the words I say
I’m stuck on a speck of dust in the milky way
But at least I can dance tongue
Yeah I can dance

[Prechorus]
The indifference could
Could be the death of me
But I see it trending up
Fashion is don’t give a fuck
Are we bound to it like
To it like entropy
Nothing could ever be enough
Nothing could ever be enough

[Chorus]
This should be easy but learning never is
We could be dreaming but flashbacks interfere
List’ning for a harmony like music of the spheres
But that was just a dead-end ancient wisdom disappears

[Bridge]
Could it all just be a waste of time?

[Prechorus]
The indifference could
Could be the death of me
But I see it trending up
Fashion is don’t give a fuck
Are we bound to it like
To it like entropy
Nothing could ever be enough
Nothing could ever be enough

[Chorus]
This should be easy but learning never is
We could be dreaming but flashbacks interfere
List’ning for a harmony like music of the spheres
But that was just a dead-end ancient wisdom disappears

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January 6, 2020 12:58 am

love the style, different from what i normally hear on WB.  nice work

January 6, 2020 2:00 am

unique and low key irreverent but also wise as heck what the heck

January 6, 2020 2:14 am

Wow. Pretty great.

January 6, 2020 10:51 am

Offft, those hits beneath the vocals -  so edgy! Almost clipping-esque :3

January 7, 2020 5:01 am

Great to hear some vocals on here, and well done for putting together something lyrically potent!

January 13, 2020 8:37 pm

terrific singing - great job

August 12, 2020 9:21 pm

Nice tune! not enough pop on weekly beats in my opinion. I got a friend who writes similar music and I think I might refer him to this so he's encouraged to join in and write music alongside contemporaries smile.

Lyrics were really awesome too, good job all around

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