Crater

  • Submitted on time! Aug 25, 2020
Sam Pearce
Cookbook Cover

Special thanks to Chris Bergenheim.

This is a cover of Chris’ (Kristoph) song “Moon Crater”. Every sound except my vocals was performed and recorded by him. Given the story I needed to tell, I broke a rule and asked Chris’ permission to tell it over his song, which I think is really beautiful. This part of my worldview feels like half, as big as the romantic part, but until recently, I never talked or sang about it. It helped a lot to have someone else’s music to sing over, so thanks for the assignment, Ben.

My plan now is to take these lyrics and write my own music with a completely new melody.

you put a crater in the wall with my body and blamed me. I was too small for roller coasters. too new to know life could be different.

I put a teardrop in your eye. I said I’d help you quit. And you did for fifteen minutes and I believed I really mattered.

she made me out of love. you made me out of violence. so I sing love songs. and I’m too polite. and spend half my being burying half of me alive.


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Discussion

  • 6 Comments
nurphgun September 1, 2020 9:16pm

This was a very cool approach to this challenge. It can’t have been easy to write this song and I appreciate your bravery in sharing it. It almost has a spoken-word/confessional/religious feel to it.

Sam Pearce September 14, 2020 2:02am

Thank you, Nora 🙂

ryan.mp3 September 1, 2020 12:22pm

Powerful story, my man. And a smart, unique approach to the assignment. <3

Sam Pearce September 14, 2020 2:03am

Thanks man. <3

Kristoph August 31, 2020 7:31pm

🙏 honored, bud. Can’t wait to hear the final result.

Sam Pearce September 14, 2020 2:03am

Thanks, dude. Look forward to sharing it.