Monday, June 23, 2014

Song: Hidden

F G Am
Let's sober the cold
You already know what I know.
There's nothing to do,
I'm staring at you,  just go.

Blow up my phone.
I left it at home, I'm through.

Braving the wind in all of this sin. Who knew? How good this could be. its real.

im getting out of this city
leaving chaos in wake

you didnt shutter your own throat
the first of many mistakes

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Song: Trees


"Trees"
Songs and lyrics by Tidals
MicroKrog- Bank A Vintage Synth 1 + Lead
Kaossolator L???/ L??? Key ? Ionian Midi> 
MacBook> Alberton Live> Massive> "Patch" 3 Oct (Alberton)
Verse Dm C F Em < Dm
Back to the day when we used to say that we would never make it,
Take it all the way so we can see above the trees that used to shade us,

I looked back when i ran away and all that i had known was up in flames,
I looked back when i ran away and all that i had known was still unpaid,

Chorus F C D D
Don't hold me back I wont be caged,
Under attach but unafraid,
Don't hold me back I wont be caged,
It isn't you i'm trying to save,

Verse Dm C F Em < Dm
Back to a time when we never understood just what we wanted,
Losing our minds try to catch the prey but ended up hunted,

I looked back when i ran away and all that i had made was in decay,
I looked back when i ran away and knew that what id left would stay the same,

Chorus F C D D
Don't hold me back i wont be caged,
Under attach but unafraid,
Don't hold me back i wont be caged,
It isn't you i'm trying to save,

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Song: Buffalo



Buffalo *** BPM 134 Key F
Music & Lyrics by John Canales © 2014

MicroKrog- Bank A ? + ?
Kaossolator L???/ L??? Key ? Ionian Midi> 
MacBook> Alberton Live> Massive> "Patch" 3 Oct (Alberton)

Gm Dm F \ ( Gm Dm F C ) \ F A# Am C/Dm?
( A# F C )

Verse 1
Gm Dm F C
I can se-e all the love you have, 
You're breaking-everything all the time, 
Everything all the rules,

Gm Dm F C
Don't blame it on the cold porch, 
Don't blame it on your broken phone, 
Blame it on the buffalo, OoOo

Verse 2
Gm Dm F C
And so you made me lose my mind,
I take it back all the time,
Turn me off, Your all I've ever needed

Gm Dm F C
Don't blame it on the gravity, 
Such a shame this travesty, 
Go blame it on the buffalo, O o O o

Interlude
Bass:  F Dm  C  C
(Piano notes-lead: A – G – A#- F)

Chorus  F A# Am C
Let's make it through the night! We will survive!
Let's make it through the night! We are alive!
Let's make it through the night! We will survive!
Let's make it through the night! We are alive!

Piano lead


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Song: Capital



"Capital" BPM 130

Music & Lyrics by Tidals © 2014

Chords (Capo 1):  Verse Em C   D   C,  Chorus G   C  Em
Chords:                Verse Fm C# D# C#, Chorus G# C# Fm 

Verse 1
I'm sticking up my hands for what I can't afford, 
Told me to stop I just wanted more,
I can't hear what you're telling me, Now I see,
This road 's so broken, broken, broken, 

Cuff me up and break me down, I won't fight you off,
There's nothing in getting away, From this crazy life,
So broken, broken, but let's turn that around, 
So broken, broken, but let's turn that around,

Pre-Chorus- G C Em
Here I come, [Brace yourself,] 
Here I come, [Brace yourself,] 
Here I come, [Brace yourself,]
G C, G C
I'm right around the corner, 
I'm right around the corner,

Verse 2
Sticks and stones may break my bones, 
But words won't take me down,
I'm a one man army that can make a cold world sound,
It's so broken, broken, let's change it around, 
It's so broken, broken, let's change it around,

Take my score and I'll take yours, Keep track of the wrong,
It that's what it is, Close your eyes and I will be gone,
You're so broken, broken, Let's change it around, 
You're so broken, broken, Let's change it around,

Pre-Chorus
Here I come, [Brace yourself,] 
Here I come, [Brace yourself,] 
Here I come, [Brace yourself,]
I'm right around the corner, 
I'm right around the corner.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Song: Loyal Lions

Loyal Lions
Music & Lyrics by Tidals © 2014

BPM >>>   Key: 
Capo 5:   Verse Am F C C    Chorus F C Em Am
Chords:   Verse Dm A# F F   Chorus A# F Am Dm 

Verse 1 Am F C C
Waking up is the hardest way,
To realize it ain't the same,
without you, without you.

Show the skies the slowest weather,
No I don't think it's any better,
without you, without you.

Verse 2 Am F C C
Don't curb your love, just curb your fight,
Keep driving through that endless night,
Desire on fire, without you.

I smell it on you, dirty shirt, 
Lipstick stained my colors burst,
Desire on fire, without you.

Chorus F C Em Am
Like loyal lions in a den of thieves
So predictable to steal from me.
Like loyal lions in a den of thieves
So predictable to steal from me.

Before you you start, take me heart,
I don't want it back.
Before you you start, take me heart,
I don't want it back.

Verse 3 Am F C C
Brave it through your strangest ways,
I made it through your endless maze,
Without you, without you.

I'm not your drug, Quit coming back,
I'll changed the locks, I'll move away,
Without you, without you.

Chorus F C Em Am
Like loyal lions in a den of thieves
So predictable to steal from me.
Like loyal lions in a den of thieves
So predictable to steal from me.

Before you you start, take me heart,
I don't want it back.
Before you you start, take me heart,
I don't want it back.
Like loyal lions in a den of thieves
So predictable to steal from me.
Like loyal lions in a den of thieves
So predictable to steal from me.

Notes: Ariel on keys: Patch "Pad 999"


Friday, January 17, 2014

Song: Knock on Wood

Knock on Wood
Music & Lyrics by Tidals © 2014

MicroKrog- Bank A 6 house/disco  + 6 Keyboard/Bell- Organ
Kaossolator L000/ L034 Key E Dorian
\Midi> MacBook> Alberton Live> Massive> "Patch" 3 Oct (Alberton)

Chords Em A Am G

You push me up against the edge and start to smile
You take my hand and say we'll make it through the fall I find it funny how words like trust me make me want to turn and run
Lips like poison eyes like honey and a tongue as deadly as a gun

You will be the death of me,
But you look so good.
You make it hard to breathe,
Baby knock on wood.

I feel your hand along my waist you pull me close Tell me just to take a taste you swear it's safe I find it funny how words like baby baby girl they make me weak But your eyes now they tell me somehow that our future here is bleak

You will be the death of me,
But you look so good.
You make it hard to breathe,
Baby knock on wood.

And maybe in another dimension
You'd be the one to shake at the mention of my name
Maybe if I wasn't afraid of
Going to my death I could learn to misbehave
Baby you're digging my grave
Cuz you will be the death if me...etc



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Song: Shell


"Shell" BPM 171
Music & Lyrics by Tidals © 2014

Verse 1 (John) D A2 G
Crowded spaces, I am moving, we're all moving,
Fluid motion, face to face now, back to back,
Shells of people in a crowded room, Trying to feel like sometime soon,
We might make it, We might make it,
So we close are eyes and we move our feet, And in our veins we can feel, the beat,
And we take it, oh we take it.

Chorus G A2 D, A2 G A2 D
Hey, hey,
If you didn't know me would you hold on, and never let me free,
Hey, hey,
If you didn't like me would you pretend, and spend the night with me.

Verse 2 (John) D A2 G
Empty cups and broken windows, That's the way it goes,
Time moves slow, When nobody knows what's going on,
And we lock our fingers and we shut it down,
And we know that someday we might drown, if we fake it, if we fake it,
But if you asked us why we don't need,
We'd close our eyes and move our feet, to the beat beat.

Chorus G A2 D, A2 G A2 D
Hey, hey,
If you didn't know me would you hold on and never let me free,
Hey, hey,
If you didn't like me would you pretend and spend the night with me.


Step one: The original concept of the song.

Stage two: starting to hash out parts. Super rough but still progress is made.
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Stage one note via Ariel: I don't think we need a bridge. I think the chorus is fun and if we do it a few times it'd be good, maybe doing the last one with absolutely no lyrics and all of us "singing/shouting" it.

Edit 1: added stage to and reformatted lyrics structure.
Edit: 2 Chords and BPM

Monday, January 13, 2014

Song Idea: Wings wouldn't Happen

Wings wouldn't Happen
Music & Lyrics by Tidals © 2014

Chords:
Verse C F
Chorus: Am C F (channel is a walk down from C on the bass resolve Am)
Bridge hangs on a C



To Name a Band: word cloud

#Realtalk
AABJL
Ages
Air
Another city
Bells
Boyhood
Bright
Brother
Buffalo City
Car Party
Centuries
Cinemagraph
City
City Loyal
Clouds
Cops
Coracle
Elements
Empire
Energetic
Everybody Runs
Fire
Girls
Hallowed bright
Happy
Honeywild
Houses
Invitations
JA LAB
Jabal
Keys
Kids
LA Jab
Lamps
Laugh out loud: joyous
Limits
Liquid water
Loyals
Matches
Merchants
Miles of sights
Mountains
Neon Empire
Pacific spirit
Parties
People
Sessions
Sky
Someday my love
Spaceships
Speeding tree
Taxes
The cardboard cutouts
The coop
The costals
The democra
The lower states
The republic
This is science
Tidals
Trains stay
Under the Elms
Under the elms
Upbeat
We are the Wild
Wild cities
Wind
Winter Weather

Song: Walking on Thin Ice


Thin Ice
Music and Lyrics by Tidals © 2014

Chords: Verse G Em C Chorus G C Em C  Bridge G Em C x2 Am C G G* x4
Song structure: Intro, V1, C, V2, C, B, B, B, B, C, B, B.

Intro

Verse: G Em C
Hands are tight around my neck but I don’t mind,
Tried my best to cut you loose but in time,
The feeling of drowning turned into sleeping, I think I’m keeping afloat,
Unzipping the lining of my skin in finding I’m losing my mind, and I can’t let it go,

Chorus: G C Em C
We’re walking on thin ice about to fall, I gotta let you go, I gotta let you go,
I cant stand this rocking back and forth, I can’t hold on, I gotta let you go,

Verse 2: G Em C
Feed me lies as long as they disrupt the pain, I’ve learned to make it so loss is gain,
Bloodied and bruised and pushed down in the dirt I can do more with the things that hurt,

Me more than I did when I tried to pretend that making sense of things work,






 


Congrats... We have some lyrics to our first song. After meeting for a jam session, that got turned into a writing session, that got turned into a band, a few lyrics were joined and written to a few tunes on piano that ended up on guitar.


Welcome all! Let's do this!

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