some guy in missoula, mt.

posting a song a week in 2019.

fully prepared for failure.

Week 2

Week 2

I Don’t Need A Friend

Sometimes, you are certain that the song you are writing has been written before. Not only is it easy to subconsciously “steal” a song, but there are no new chord progressions, right? Everything has been done before. In this case, I asked several people if they could name the song. So far, no one has come up with anything, so onward we move.

The subreddit theme this week was “Raw”, asking submitters to avoid using any effects - reverbs, delays, and the like. But once I got started, I had to see this through with all of the bells and whistles. So, I made 2 versions, one with all the things and one with just the essential bits and no effects. I hope you like it. I love you, regardless. <3

FULL VERSION

Check it out on: Facebook and YouTube. See this post and others on Reddit.

RAW VERSION

I don’t need a friend 
Who tells me everything is alright 
When it’s not alright 
But I don’t need a friend 
Who tells me everything is wrong 
When every thing is wrong 

You had your reasons for tightening the lid 
You had your reasons for keeping that fact hid 
While I cannot see the other side of your eyelids 
I wonder if you remember what you did 
Do you remember what you did? 

Well sure, I felt a bit stupid 
I admit took a cheap cheap shot 
Escalated when I shoulda just walked away 
But I swore I wouldn’t do it 
That thing where I pretend it’s alright 
When it’s not all right 

I had my reasons for walking on eggshells 
I didn’t wanna get into the lies we story-tell 
I wanna be the author of the writing on the wall 
So when you see it you will know who to call 
When you see it you will know who to call 

He don’t need a friend with which to play 
He don’t need to meditate 
He don't need to get to work by 8 
He don’t need us 
He don’t need us 
Anyway 

You had your reasons for ripping off the lid 
You had your reasons for calling me on my bullshit 
We cannot see the other side of our ego trip 
But I remember what you did 
I remember what you did 

I don’t need a friend

Week 3

Week 3

Week 1

Week 1