Lori's Story [home demo]
|Artist||Speler [solo alias]|
Lori's Story [home demo]
Half composition, half improv comedy.
So, I'm sitting at a bar with my friend Lori the other night And we're getting drunk, as we are wont to do And I tell her about this music project And how I'd decided on a theme of watermelons And how I found all these great stories on Google And she tells me somewhere in her ancestry Somebody was a watermelon farmer, right? He had to move from Georgia, that one in Russia To Texas, cuz I guess that's a good place to grow watermelons Just like Georgia is, the one in Russia So I tell her she should email me the framework of this story And I'll do one of the songs based on it, Sounds like a good tale to use And I haven't heard back Never wrote back with that story of hers She didn't write back to this day And tell me what thanks I'm supposed to give her With my song going this way So, I decided instead of trying to harass her on Thanksgiving Day "Gimme that fucking framework!" Ya know? I'll just, uh, write a song about I never heard back from her And in the verses I'll just, uh, do this talking shit Kinda make stuff up as I go along It's pretty hard, actually, I never really thought about it But I guess somewhere in her ancestry There was some guy who was a watermelon farmer And he emigrated to America, as people are wont to do And he moved from Georgia, the one in Russia To Texas, the one in Texas And I know that she's gorging on turkey all day While I'm stuck in NaSoAlMo No, she's not gorging on turkey at all Cuz Lori's a veggie, you know So maybe she's having tofurkey today That shit they make outta tofu Maybe she's having tofurkey today To drown down all of that booze So then I do the piano part And I sorta decide to do it in one take And I don't know what the fuck I'm doing And I make a lot of mistakes I never impromise on the fucking piano...I think I just said impromise But it was the best take. I kept trying to do it where I was hitting all the right notes But that first time it sounded right So now I'm doing the lyrics that way I'm just kind of, uh, babbling along as the song goes on Except for the choruses, I wrote those out beforehand She's probably having tofurkey today That crap they make out of tofu She's probably having tofurkey today To drown down all of that booze But she never wrote back with that story of hers She didn't write back to this day And tell me what thanks I'm supposed to give her With my song going away