I’ve been trying to work on a song that’s nothing but sweet. Harmonies, a melody and a straightforward beat. Just to see if I can stop myself from putting an ugly twist in there somewhere.
Just to see if I dare.
It’s got lovey-dovey words and lots of positive verbs. Singing it feels absurd. When I remove everything that’s disgruntled I can sound like Simon and Garfunkel. I’m feeling Groovy like an Old Smoothy.
But I can’t fool me. I still know. I can hear the sneer. It still shows.
Something disturbed stirs.