Tuesday, February 23, 2010

We Do What We Do

leigh_and_hoover-we_do_what_we_do.mp3

This is our entry for Song Fu #6, Round 2! Click on the MP3 icon above to download it.

VOTING HAS BEGUN! The competition is very stiff in this round, so we need your votes! Visit ASiteCalledFred to listen to all the entries and place your votes for the songs that best met the challenge. You get FIVE (5) votes to submit, so you don't have to agonize over your decision! We (Leigh & Hoover) just hope we're in your top five.

Clarification: You can check up to five boxes, then submit your vote. But you can only click the submit button ONCE. This is enforced by IP address, so the end result is that, generally speaking, only one vote per household is allowed. Voting will END on SATURDAY, February 27th!

This time the challenge was to write a song that doesn't rhyme. You could, however, repeat the same line or word verbatim. Given that the challenge didn't seem terribly difficult, I added a personal challenge for myself. I've never played drums before, so I determined to play live drums on this recording, with no MIDI sequencing and no loops. That I did, for good or bad, and I can tell you that I will never tell another drummer joke. Drumming isn't as easy as it seems.

Oddly, this song changed genres somewhere along the line. Originally, with just the guitar, I'd have sworn it was Country/Western. Now the verses are straight Rock & Roll, and I'm not at all sure what you could call the chorus. I like it, though.

We Do What We Do
william hoover & dave leigh - 15 Feb 2010


June is within me
Yet June is without
So what do I do
So what do I do

Capture the moment
Or withdraw from the fight
I do what I do
I do what I do

There are times... when I think I should have left here
Took... to the road all alone
Erased... the tracks my feet left here in the dirt
And never look back
And never look back

A leaf in the Springtime
A blossom in Summer
They do what they do
They do what they do

In Autumn they die
To be carried away in the wind...
It do what it do...

There are times... when I never should have left there
Took... to the road all alone
Erased... the tracks my feet left there in the dirt
And never look back
And never look back

[organ solo]

Winter provides
The snow and the cold
It do what it do
It do what it do

Along comes the Spring
Then June is there waiting for me...
She do what she do...

There are times.... When I gently kiss her
It seems to me... the seasons move to fast
I know... someday June will up and leave me
And never look back
And never look back

We do what we do
We do what we do
We do what we do
We do what we do
We do what we do

1 Comments:

At February 23, 2010 8:01 AM , Anonymous Barbara McClurkin said...

Sounds like a winner to me...good luck

 

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