Here's another one that I feel like has a lot of good stuff in it, but the execution is either a.) bad or b.) so different than what I'd hoped that I'm afraid to look too closely at it.
The subject matter I've been writing about the last few days has been deeply personal (and immediately topical), so I keep coming away from the songs in a rather dour mood and unreceptive to my daily artifacts. That's just part of the process -- pour a song out whether you're tapped or not.
I like this one, because the main progression came from a song my friend Phil Taylor and I made up in a jam many years ago (the "age is in the be older" pun also came from him), but I had expectations going in that weren't realized, and that's always disorienting/bewildering to me.
As always, thanks for the responses on what you hear, like, don't get, etc. It amazes me how differently my songs sound to others, and it really helps keep me motivated to fight through even on the days it all sounds like rubbish to me (or be humbled on the days I think it's genius). :)
They say people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones But that assumes the house they're in is their own Sometimes the only way out is to kick and scream and moan Don't ask, just eventually atone They say beauty's in the eye of the beholder So I say age must therefore be in being older The world is only heavy when you put it on your shoulders Burn when they expect you just to smolder To further that along You don't have to be someone Or anything at all They say they don't care, don't let the door hit you in the back You don't have to know a thing to be the leader of the pack Just hope you're not a pot, or you'll never call the kettle black Retreat is sometimes the best attack To carry that one on You don't have to be someone Or anything To carry that one on You don't have to be someone Or anything To carry that one on You don't have to be someone Or anything at all But if this is the end we all Need to pretend we fought And stood up against them all And won