Another Day, Another Song

KitaSaturnyneKitaSaturnyne wrote on 04 Aug 2012 05:25

So. My new song is about as done as it's going to get,1 and I guess it's time to subject you poor people to it. It's called "The Reasons Why", and is another Pet Shop Boys-esque song. I truly hope at least one second of it can be enjoyable to you.

Download it here on my Skydrive2

Artistic Intention

This time, I'll just hit you with this right away. Musically, this song was supposed to be a goddamn rock song. However, I lack the expertise and equipment with which to properly record any kind of guitar. As such, this is pretty much a case of a remix being done before the song proper. I think you can hear the rock music intention in the vocal melody. It makes me think of Tom Petty when I listen to it.

Whatever inspired the bridge section of the song has eluded me. I decided that I wanted something there that was unlike the rest of the song, so I made it this frenetic video game-type thing.

Lyrically, it's pretty simple. It's just a laundry list of reasons why person A loves person B.

I didn't intend it at the time, but I've come to realize that the first two lines are a kind of double entendre. It's just meant to express admiration at the strength it takes for someone to accept themselves, both inside and out. The wording kind of makes it sound like I'm complimenting her below the belt, so to speak.

There are two Tears for Fears references in the song. I challenge you to find them.3

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