Friday Song Lab – “The Buffalo Morose”

For the duration of the summer, I’ll be posting new music every Friday. Some songs will be used in“Zeus”; others will not. The goal here is to focus on one song idea for an entire week, fine-tune it and have it recorded and posted by Friday. The good stuff will end up on my next release, which will be available for free download upon completion.

It was a great week of ideas, having come out of last weekend with three full songs ready for lyrics. I decided on recording the Creedance-Clearwater-Revival, motown-ish sounding one, and here it is:

This track is easily one of my favorites thus far. I started out hearing a ?uestlove drumbeat in my head and quickly went to work on incorporating some clean guitar sounds. Going into Thursday, I was a little terrified at putting vocal parts down because they make or break songs. Thankfully, they sit well enough in the mix to not totally destroy the track. Really happy with how this one came out, considering how bummed I was with last week’s song.

Lyrics:

Mary Mrs. walks the streets at night
Mary Mrs. hasn’t been feeling right
the routine gets old,
I know.

Mary Mrs. push your pencil
Mary Mrs. Hyde your Jekyll
it’s like your soul has turned cold,
I know.

There ain’t no medicine
or a pill to cure the low,
you’re just down with the Buffalo morose.

Mary Mrs. wear your teeth down
have a drink to flood this bug out,
but it only gets worse
it’s a curse.

Mary Mrs. feels no better
days spent under the covers,
stranded down a rabbit hole
her heart goes.

There ain’t no medicine
or pill to cure the low,
you’re just down with the Buffalo morose.

That black dog is at your throat
got you once but now you know,
you’re just down with the Buffalo morose.

Copyright 2010 Louiston Music BMI

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  1. I hear ice cubes clinking in whiskey glass in a seedy bar on the outskirts of somewhere in maybe 1977-78. This one’s stuck in my head already, Lou.

  2. Hi Lou ~ Just found you last night while playing around with my iPad. Hiro & I listened to this this track and we both think it’s great. I watched your “Zeus” preview last night and thought it was very well done. I’ll be back!! All the best ~ Carla

    • What’s up, Carla? It is so good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by. I hope all is well in Charlotte land. Del tells me you’ve officially retired, but, knowing you, I’m sure you and Hiro are regular SOR volunteers. All the best to you as well, and say hello to Hiro for me.

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