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Brand New Starting From Scratch (FAWM 2011 #5)

Posted by on 7 February 2011

Finished another song; this on a collaboration with Terry 'Pegleg' Wilson. Terry wrote a bass line and then started talking about a time in his life when he was driving from an old life that wasn't doing him any good to a new job in a new place. Sue took notes as he was talking, and we put most of what he said into the lyrics.

At one point as he was telling the story he paused and said, "It was all about, you know, " and as he said "brand new start" I said "starting from scratch" and I heard "brand new starting from scratch" and couldn't get the nonsensical phrase out of my head.

Terry was supposed to do the bridge as a sort of spoken internal monologue but we both forgot.

Listen to 'Brand New Starting from Scratch'

Lyrics

driving alone through miles and miles of grass
windows are open and the radio is blasting
a hurricane blowing as the phone poles go flying past

good vibrations in the soles of my feet
backpack full of hope beside me on the seat
getting that gig would make a perfect day complete

not running away but I don't wanna come back
just getting through a rough patch
it might pay off or it might pan out
brand new starting from scratch

what I see in the mirror's what's through the windscreen
under the wheels of this muscle machine
but if I have to go back I know it really ain't the same scene

not running away but I don't wanna come back
just getting through a rough patch
it might pay off or it might pan out
brand new starting from scratch

I'm not leaving her; we were already strangers
it was just the right time for a change

driving alone down miles of interstate
it's all in my hands; I don't believe in fate
I'm gonna make it happen and no one's gonna make me wait

not running away but I don't wanna come back
just getting through a rough patch
it might pay off or it might pan out
brand new starting from scratch

2 Responses to Brand New Starting From Scratch (FAWM 2011 #5)

  1. Pam

    I LIKE it. This year's FAWM for you is very diversified.

  2. Joel D Canfield

    That's funny; this year, I gave up on pushing myself to write in different styles, and so far I've just done what comes naturally. Which, apparently, is diverse :)

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