I've been somewhat excited over the past few days with being able to post the other song 'Happiness not included' and receive feedback to integrate with a re-write and re-record that my co-writer and I have agreed to do.
This is another song from 18 months back where I took his backing track and wrote the lyric and vocal melody. The vocal is dodgy because its just a tad out of my range, but it's OK for this purpose.
A bit of background to the lyric is needed :
There have been many refugees seeking asylum in Australia in recent years. They arrive from different parts of the world usually in rusty old boats via Indonesia. Unfortunately, both sides of the Australian political spectrum have not been overly welcoming, and the issue has ceased to be humanitarian, and become a political football.
I wanted to write a song that didn't focus on local issues, because the problem is global, so I decided to ask the question, 'What would we do if we had refugees from another world? How would we treat them?'
The song is structured in a normal Verse / Chorus / Bridge pattern, but the verses are to be sung by one vocalist providing one point of view. The bridge is to be sung by a second vocalist representing another point of view. And the chorus is the unthinking mob, voicing simplistic possession and prejudice. I have done all the vocals, so they are not as differentiated as they would be if a final recording is made.
Please provide feedback - I value your input.
If the song is meh, then we won't develop it further, but if you think the idea is worth pursuing, then we'll do some further work on it.
Burton / Stibbard 2011