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Node my original lyrics, campaign against the defining of music by genre alone.
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People = Shit
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Dream Log: January 15, 2003
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This song was nuked, for reasons unknown to me, and only explained as 'it's not very good', to which I disagreed. Meh.


Monster
Original lyrics by Ben Slinger, 2002

I tried so hard to do you right
You never did me wrong
But I fucked up, I made you cry
What did I do wrong?

Chorus:
I can't be a man
I can't be a man
I can't be a man
You won't let me be a monster

My outside face hides something bad
I want to let it out
It tries to feed on who I am
You won't let it out

I can't be a man
I can't be a man
I can't be a man
You won't let me be a monster

Sub Chorus:
What you see ain't what you get
You haven't seen my true face yet
Your faith in me holds it at bay
Those who mock will rue the day

The time to run is drawing near
Don't get in the way
The ones I love should never fear
Everybody else will pay!

I can't be a man
I can't be a man
I can't be a man
You won't let me be a monster

What you see ain't what you get
You haven't seen my true face yet
Your faith in me holds it at bay
Those who mock will rue the day

I can't be a man
You won't let me be a monster





I wrote this entire song on the train one morning, after adapting the 'I can't be a man, you won't let me be a monster' from a Spike quote in a late season 6 Buffy episode. I was listening to Drowning Pool and thinking of how simple their structure is, but how effective it can be, and so thought this type of song would be good to start our new band line up.

I'm still trying to figure out the exact type of melody I want to sing this song with, and how much repetition of the chorus to use, but I'm sure that will come out once we start attempting to put some music to it. It was a refreshing change to write such a simple song after some of the more complicated 'story telling' lyrics I've been writing lately.

Any comments/suggestions/criticism welcome, via write-up or message.

I am a part of the band Askew, and have written other lyrics. A young adult from Melbourne, Australia.

Used to have a website that would explain a lot about me, but it's gone.

Vocalist in a metal band with some friends, called 'Askew'.

I've been noding my original lyrics, in the hope that somebody will like them. Don't know if this is a good idea or not, but I don't have much else to say.

I like this place, I love the idea of a huge, neural linked database. Unfortunately, whilst my grammar and vocabulary are fairly good, I have found that when I try to use them to actually *write* anything, it usually comes out a rambling mess of crap. So, I'll try. This place is meant to help me become a better writer, right?

My girlfriend has just recently become addicted to E2, also.

I've been told to explicate my lyrics, so I won't be putting up anymore lyrics nodes till I've done this on all my existing ones.

Just made level 2 with The Shape.




(Lists generated Thu Oct 24 02:15:52 2002 GMT, as of July 31, 2002 writeup, by the Homenode List Generator. Goodness is the percentage of votes that are upvotes.)

5 Most Voted-Upon Writeups
October 31, 2001 1
October 19, 2001 (tied) 2
1C! October 22, 2001 (tied) 2
1C! November 7, 2001 4
September 21, 2001 (tied) 5
November 12, 2001 (tied) 5

5 Least Voted-Upon Writeups
1 aversion
2 (tied) The Shape
2 (tied) February 15, 2002
2 (tied) Dividing
5 Original Lyrics

5 Highest Goodness Writeups
pronoia (tied) 1
Left Behind (tied) 1
The Shape (tied) 1
February 15, 2002 (tied) 1
aversion (tied) 1

5 Lowest Goodness Writeups
1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1C!
2 (tied) weird experiences with self classical conditioning
2 (tied) Original Lyrics
4 November 1, 2001
5 January 17, 2002

5 Most Reputable Writeups
1C! October 22, 2001 (tied) 1
October 11, 2001 (tied) 1
October 31, 2001 (tied) 3
1C! November 7, 2001 (tied) 3
October 15, 2001 5

5 Least Reputable Writeups
1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1C!
2 (tied) weird experiences with self classical conditioning
2 (tied) Original Lyrics
4 Dividing
5 (tied) One Mistake 1C!
5 (tied) The Heretic Anthem
5 (tied) Dream Log: October 22, 2001
5 (tied) aversion