The tune/chords from I Saw You at the Funeral” has been haunting me, and worrying me that I might have taken some existing TV theme, so I searched on iTunes for TV Themes, and I think it is the theme from Hill Street Blues that I’m remembering. Luckily it is quite different, although has a very similar feel. So I’m going to stop worrying now.
I think I’m close to finishing the basic chords and melody, and just need to finalize the lyrics now.
This song reminds me of Todd Rundgren. I hope I haven’t stolen any of his tunes or words.
This is another song that I woke up in the middle of the night hearing in my head. It was following a funeral that I attended. While at the funeral I ran into an old friend that I hadn’t seen for a long time. There had been rift in the church awhile back, and a bunch of dear friends left in what can only be described as a most bizarre set of circumstances. It was so good to see this friend, but it felt like the chasm was just too scary to approach. So I guess we both acted like nothing had happened.
This is a very rough, piano-only 1st take.
I Saw You at the Funeral
Copyright (c) 2008 by Ron Lisle.
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This is a fairly negative song, so I probably won’t ever do much with it. The idea came to me while driving to work, seeing some SUVs tailgating these other little cars. It occurred to me that they’d probably get really angry if some larger vehicle (like a semi-truck) tailgated them. TheÃ‚Â hypocrisy and self-centeredness bothers me.
It is a pretty standard I-IV-V song with VI minor thrown into the chorus. Ã‚Â
[C]Tailgating SUVs, [F]putting my life at [G]risk.
[C]You’re bigger so you don’t care if you [F]crash into me tsk, [G]tsk!
[Am]I’d like to see you get tail[F]gated yourself one [G]day
by a [Am]big mac truck, much bigger than you. Would [F]you think that is [G]ok?
Tailgating SUVs, now you’re making me shudder.
You’ve got a hot cup of coffee in one hand, and your cellphone in the other.
I sure hope you don’t spill that coffee in your lap.
You’ll be jumping and screaming and crash into me, and …
… something about the price of gas?
… something about the environment?