Saturday, October 20, 2012

Water Clean by Scott McLean Protest/Punk song lyrics

Water Clean
by Scott McLean

I ran the water
straight through from the altar
hope me doesn't falter
back up to the nature
closing in on the future
heard the end's a rumor
one I'd rather disregard
coz prophets are severe & hard
I'm a humans member
not carrying my human card

must it really come to this
emotions stay in bed
they want the world on their strings
to do their childish tricks
and compete with the other jerks
for power, money, and all the perks

I walked for cover
deep into her undetected
pray my soul is not reflected
we'll marry high in a cloud
where tranquility is oh so-o-o loud
whispered through clatter 'n' crashing
sounds of downpour smacking the ground
did you know it's rainier
and more water's in the cods
some praise, other's blame
one of their most feared or favored gods
I'm a humans member
not carrying my human card

must it really come to this
emotions stay in bed
they want the world on strings
use beings coz they're selfish dicks
who want faith in them
for all power, money, and perks
they're the biggest jerks

May water from
sky to ground
from nature's God
cover us up and down
water clean at the speed of downtown
(let's) work as fast at being nice
as working for the money
and the human price

Scott McLean "Water Clean" written on Saturday, October 20, 2012 and published here the same day Saturday, October 20, 2012 at around 3:30 pm on .  I wrote this song about three and a half hours before publishing it here, finishing about 12:15 pm, and then made some small changes before publishing the song lyrics here. 

"Popless at the Co-op/The Auto Tune" and my thinking

The last song was supposed to have a happy tune and lyrics.  I wanted to keep it light and enjoyable, but it also had a funny sense to it and it's short, has words that don't make perfect sense, and that's funny, yet it does bring back memories of what we felt at sometime in our lives.  It can have more than one meaning, for example my words "half way through" (could mean) something we're dealing with and we want time to go faster.  "Popless" also had two meanings since it's not really Pop, it's Country, and I looked for some soda pop at that Co-op but they didn't have that soda pop.  My song title is "Popless at the Co-op/The Auto Tune" but those words aren't in the song. 

I couldn't even tell who might sing such a song because while the lyrics sound like the driver singing to someone, perhaps to his or her kids, but after I listened to the song several times, I thought maybe sounds like what a child might sing to his or her parents, like a joke because they are tired of a long driving trip.

Everyone has been a child before they were older, so maybe it's like the poet in me trying to state something that is common in what most of us did, thought, and felt when we were children on a car trip. Or maybe the song is just a short song about nothing.  But I like it.