Friday, April 22, 2011

Song for Greta / When You Play The Drums


These two songs were written for my children.

The music for Song for Greta was inspired by Buddy Holly. When you play the drums was actually written after I had seen Dean & Britta perform the Andy Warhol screen test show.

One of the things we do as a family is dance manically to everything from Nick Cave's Murder Ballads through to Katy Perry (you know you love it too) and The Ramones. We also often get a band together to perform songs (chosen by the kids) from Arcade Fire and Karen O to name a few.

I love it.

We call our band 'Little Dinosaurs', and while our arrangements are chaotic to say the least, the joy of making a racket with your children is undeniable.

I think I will let these songs speak for themselves...

For Greta and Jude.  I love you both very much.



Song for Greta
Original 8 track demo
(Words and music: Andrew Savage)

My little girl
There's no eye in her hurricane
She makes me crawl
Then she makes me stand up again
We always know where she is
She won't let us forget

My little girl
She wants everything and nothing
She takes it from the shelf
And then she puts it back again
We don't know what she wants
But she won't let us forget

I wouldn't change her
Everyday she's more like her mother

My little girl
There's no eye in her hurricane.



When You Play The Drums
Original 8 track demo
(Words & music: Andrew Savage)

When you play the drums
Lift your skinny arms
Make another start
Lose your bleeding heart
And when you want to cry
Remember you are mine
When you play the drums
For me

Stand up
You've got to cool him down
Walk away
You've got to start again
When you play the drums
For me

Close your tired eyes
Keep carrying the fire
Another dreamless night
You can't lose the light
That makes you walk the line
Remember you are mine
When you play the drums
For me

Stand up
You've got to cool him down
Walk away
You've got to start again
When you play the drums
For me


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