Why Does He Want Her Ring If He's Able To Literally Make Gold?
Ah yes, I always loved this tale. I re-read it recently and couldn’t remember what about it was so compelling, besides just the imagery and elfiness of it. I still “enjoy” it, but like where’s the actual HOOK, ya know?
Anyways, I tried to make the tune sort of similar: rambling, but hopefully enjoyable; cyclical and repeating and dynamically stagnant, yet still featuring some richness and color.
I also had fun making essentially an electro-song without using electric or electronic instruments. Listeners might find shades of Radiohead, perhaps some final-stage Dave Bowie.
Knobby knees and curled toes
Like a prickly briny shrimp
Stripey shirt, pointy nose
Enters the tiny imp
Take off your rings, I’ll spin you gold
when fingers bare, I’ll take your baby
When tales like this are told and told
Wondered if I could’ve gotten more, maybe
a little more)
Cycles, each day little more
Familiar cadence, sequentially told
Beginning, middle, end: a riddle, or
Walk into a bar: quintessential; old
She cheats and learns his name, the sprite
That’s the way the story ends
Find lessons, I guess you might
not. even from the historical lens
So just enjoy the words, the images, the knobbyness
Cause story’s no more than trickster Dobbyness.
Looking for feedback on
I tried to make it "funny" and critical of the story, while keeping the music kind of cold/electronic/gloomy/dark/serious. Did it come off that I'm having fun? Also looking for mix feedback. We just moved and i dont have my speakers set up so i mixed with headphones and my iMac speakers and listened once in the car, but would appreciate your take on the sounds