Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It Shouldn't Be This Way

In a pink caddy of Mary Kay's
Dame Fortune drove by to say
is Love's cheapest refuge

Running out all you could say
"the Garden State's no place to stray"
How could such pretty lips
spill so much refuse
from "It Shouldn't Be This Way"
©1985 Kevin R. Seward

Somewhere between wanting to be Bryan Ferry and wanting to be Elvis Costello, with some carry over from the works of Carl Jung and the Cavalier poets, I had a lyricless noisy thing I'd recorded with a very loosely tuned guitar.

Lyrics just sort of came along as I was walking in a barnyard of long ago. Then more lyrics came and finally way too many.

But for better or worse, the now more conventional music fashioned from the flubbery guitar thing could hold them all.

So below, the early demo or whatever version. Then a later demo or whatever version.

It Shouldn't Be This Way

It Shouldn't Be This Way (1990 recording)

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