I was having a bit of an argy on Twitter with @jimmyhatherley (Moneytree) and @punchdrunkpaper (Thomas Tantrum) below. Cue songwriting frenzy. One go at every part, none of it written first.
Yes it is A MASSIVE LAME GRUNGE RIPOFF with particular apologies to Evan Dando ‘(The) Door’ and Sleeper ‘Alice In Vain’. OK, Sleeper aren’t even grunge. But then neither are Japanese Voyeurs (none of them are even a bit ugly).. And I beat Dave, which was the aim.
Since the whole point of the exercise was to insult them in the most throwaway demonstration of instant songwriting possible, here’s the lyrics (also jammed out as they went down):
Jimmy’s got a job and he likes it
So he’s keeping dumb about / The bankers, the cantankerous ones
He serves, he smiles and they don’t care
About his politics, positions and / His ethics and his current affairs
Jackie’s got a girl and he likes her
Four fingers and a thumb / Playing on his bum all day long
He might just sit there and lay there
His hair is getting greasier / His thighs are getting stickier / Papers piling up all around
So what about me, Lonely?
@lonelyjoeparker: squier tele + holy stain + roost head + 4x12 + chords from 'a lover sings' = many happy wasted hours @punchdrunkpaper #GEmCAm @PunchdrunkPaper @LonelyJoeParker glad to see you're still setting challenges for yourself on the guitar there joe #imacunt @lonelyjoeparker: @PunchdrunkPaper woteva bra. if you could only half 'play' with the 'feel' the way i 'vibe' dat 'ting' you'd give up die happy @lonelyjoeparker: @PunchdrunkPaper #notthesizeofurtalentbutwhatudowivit #pwn @PunchdrunkPaper: @LonelyJoeParker get "stuffed" @jimmyhatherley: @lonelyjoeparker @punchdrunkpaper stop squabbling and write some songs! @lonelyjoeparker: @jimmyhatherley @punchdrunkpaper i'll write you @PunchdrunkPaper: @jimmyhatherley @lonelyjoeparker good plan. i'll try and post a demo up later today ;) @lonelyjoeparker: @PunchdrunkPaper @jimmyhatherley BEAT YOU http://www.lonelyjoeparker.com/?p=773 http://bit.ly/qO9S1y
Did I mention I’m available to write for hire? Seriously now. Yes.