Fell Down

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the melody in this song is my tribute to the ubiquitous off beat melody. over time i've noticed how often this happens in pop music and in praise music, especially. i don't want to give you, my listener and reader, any examples because i think it would be fun for you to notice at your own accord.

Mary Williams, who sings on this track, helped me flesh out the lyrics. i only had the first phrase while i was building up the arrangement. what we came up with were permutations of that first phrase...

"i fell down i'm gonna' get up
walk right o'er and take it from your hands"

those permutations of words became a dizzying skit of two intoxicated individuals at a bar or party fighting over a set of car keys in order to be the one to drive home. i don't think they made it very far.


i fell down i'm gonna' get up
walked right o'er and take it from your hand
i got up and walked right over
took it from your hands and i fell down

you fell down, i watched you get up
walk on over to take it from my hands
watched you get up, come on over
take it from my hands and you fell down

got back up, looking 'round for
it was gone and now i feel so bad
looked around, got back up
now i feel so bad for it was gone

feeling like i fell down
wanna get up, oh i feel so bad
i fell down, feeling like
want to get up, oh i feel so bad


from Sleepy Guest, released January 25, 2014



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