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reggie miles Writing songs in your sleep (62* d) RE: Writing songs in your sleep 04 Apr 11


An interesting Blues came via a dream that I had last night. At first, I could only recall a couple of lines, that I distinctly remembered from the dream. They echoed in mind as I groggily awoke. It was as if the words and music were somehow part of the dream, but I can't recall what the rest of the dream was about. I fleshed out what I thought the words were pertaining to for while, trying to maintain the rhythm and then got stuck and decided to go back to bed. When I awoke, a few hours later, I had another piece of the concept in my head from another dream. So, I used the idea to work up the rest of the song.

The thing that puzzles me, about this particular song, is that it falls so neatly into a musical formula that I've never ever used before in my songwriting. My songs are almost always not anything that I'd consider the norm, with regard to their musical structure. They, more often than not, seem to fall into other non-standard patterns of approach. This doesn't bother me. It's just odd to me that this song has such a standard form, one that I've never used before.

This seems to be my waking mind applying some musical aspects onto the writing process. Hey, that's perfectly fine by me. If I've got both my dream states and my waking thoughts working in tandem, I'm bound to get twice the amount of work done. ;o)

The melodic structure reminds me of something that BB King might use.

The Ruse by Reggie Miles 4:44AM 4/4/11 All rights reserved

Gonna go with the flow
Believe one more lie
Even though I know
You love another guy

I will play the fool
Though my heart is breakin'
I will play the fool
There's no mistakin'

Your love isn't real
It don't matter how I feel
It's all just a ruse
That's why I've got the blues

I can't think straight
While in such pain
I know that it's too late
There's nothin' to gain

I will play the fool
While my heart is breakin'
I will play the fool
There's no mistakin'

Your love isn't real
You don't care how I feel
I fell for your ruse
And now I've got the blues

And it's such a pity
When love loses its way
In every hood in every city
It happens every day

I was blinded by the hope
That I was the only one
But I was just a dope
You tricked to have your fun

And I played the fool
While my heart was breakin'
I played the fool
And now there's no mistakin'

Your love was never real
You never cared how I might feel
Yes, I fell for your ruse
And now I've got the blues

Your deception, hoax and guile
Your dodge, your ploy, your sham
Worked for a little while
But now I'm wise to your scam

I was blinded by the hope
That I was your only one
But I was just a dope
You tricked to have your fun

So, I played the fool
As my heart was breakin'
Yes, I played the fool
And now there's no mistakin'

Your love was just a cheat
That left me sittin' on the street
Singin' 'bout your ruse
And how I got the blues


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