Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Circles...

Hi all :-)
I just noticed that a few people have sent some really nice comments about my song 'Circles' that Rachel & I performed In the Attic last week, so I thought I'd post the lyrics... well my lyrics. Rachel has a really good idea for some of her own, so when we record it they'll be different.

Also, here's a link to the backing track for it - so you can hear how I should've played it!! lol
(best to right click and 'Save target as...')

It's weird, my hands just turned to weird goo in the Attic. I think it was because I'm not really a guitarist and Pete was sat right behind me... no pressure then!



Circles

Look to yourself for some inspiration
Separation between what is real and make believe
And keep your judgement clear

You talk to yourself, must be great conversation.
Put your face on, quick, before the truth gets away
And someone sees your fear

It’s so easy to say, “Yeah, who cares anyway?”
And I’m getting stronger but the days seem so long
And I don’t feel ready

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my friends in the past:
If you don’t play to win then you’ll always come last
But although I’m aware it must come from within
I just don’t know where to begin

Look to yourself for some motivation
Aspiration is all that I need to pave the way
And take me far from here

It’s so easy to see contradictions in me
But why should I worry or say that I’m sorry
When I don’t feel ready?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my friends in the past:
If you don’t play to win then you’ll always come last
But although I’m aware it must come from within
I just don’t know where to begin
I just don’t know where to begin
No I still don’t know where to begin.

END

30 Comments:

Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Cool tune. Movie work keeps me away from the computer so I never get to watch the Attic. Will try to catch more of the loops.

4:31 pm  
Blogger Stuee said...

Hi Justin,
Thanks for the comment. I just had a look at your blog - you've got some great history to draw on there. Must've been great to know some of those people.
That's a very moving story about Leon... wow.
I know a few guys who were big in the 60's & 70's too, and I love listening to their tales. And the best thing is I know they're not exaggerating - they don't need to!

All the best, Stu

4:54 pm  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Thanks. As you know Stu with people like that the truth is much stranger than fiction!

4:58 pm  
Blogger AndyW said...

Nice lyric. Knowing what needs to be done and then actually getting up and doing something about it are two very different things. You've captured the struggle nicely, is nicely a word?

Anyway, I posted a lyric on my blog if you have the time to check it out I'd love the feedback.
Cheers

5:13 pm  
Blogger Jessica said...

You're a true talent. I'm trying to think of things I'm super good at, so I feel like I'm on your level. You rock!

Um...I can belch REALLY loudly! On command! And I can hold my liquor really well. And I do a great Madonna singing voice.

6:47 pm  
Blogger Bri said...

Stuee! You and Rachel are doing the song right now, on the loop of last week. It's gorgeous. Thank you! I'm glad you decided to go for it.

Love hearing you talk about your future wife, my pal Jess. Maybe you will have your engagement party here in Minnesota!

Hugs,
Brina

8:00 pm  
Blogger Stuee said...

Hey Brina thanks for the heads up... finally the loop is here!!

I'm off to the pub now, but I'll watch it (and cringe) when I get back.

Later xxx

8:25 pm  
Blogger Bri said...

No, no cringing, you are great!

8:33 pm  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

I JUST heard this song on the "In the Attic" loop. Breathtakingly goreous stuff!
Thank you for the Fetching Tea link! I prefer tea to coffee now. Rachel is rubbing off on me.
Take care-
Sue

1:09 am  
Blogger Stuee said...

Thanks Sue. I must admit I'm quite proud of it... although I wish we'd run through it once first :-)

Never mind... not doubt you'll all hear the finished product before too long anyway.

Sweet dreams peeps... Stuee xxx

1:34 am  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Aha! You're Stuee! Stuart, Stuee,
took me long enough to figure it out, I've agreed with you in other blog posts without knowing you were Stuart!
I clicked on the name Stuee,from Mikey's blog, and here I am!

You were awesome today, and I didn't
even notice any flubs ( until after the song, when you mentioned it), you're much too hard on yourself!
Perfectionist, perhaps?
Have fun at the pub :)
Lisa

2:44 am  
Blogger Stuee said...

Hi Lisa, yeah I can't quite remember who started calling me Stuee first, but it stuck... Actually I quite like it, cos' it sound like an affectionate name.

Just checked out your profile... it made me laugh (the humble bit).
But I'm afraid you've got competition there cos I also am incredibly attractive, cool, suave, sophisticated, clever AND I'm the most modest person I've ever met! lol

Catch ya later, Stueeeee xxx

3:59 pm  
Blogger Karel said...

Playing guitar with Mr. Townshend right behind you?!? Man, I would pee my pants...hahaha...you were awesome though, man, as always.

Cheers,
Karel

10:01 pm  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Very beautiful song. I loved it!

I am now taking donations to either get you and Jess a room or her a plane ticket there! Which would you prefer????

12:03 pm  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Sorry just trying to muster up some trouble. I am really good at that. But don't blow my conservative cover shhhh!

12:04 pm  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Aw, I'm glad you took my profile the right way and laughed, I've pondered changing the description, for fear that some people wouldn't get it.

Stuee is a cool name, it happens to also be the name of a funny, much- loved character
on a show called "Family Guy" - Baby Stewie. Don't know if you guys get that show over there, probably do.
Comes on after the Simpsons.
Baby Stewie has an English accent, though his family is American and has no accent whatsoever.. Spelled differently from yours, of course. But it's still pretty cool.
Bye for now oxo

7:21 pm  
Blogger Stuee said...

Yeah, Family Guy rocks! It's very popular and a little culty over here. Stewie is so funny :-)

7:32 pm  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Yep, it's culty over here, too.
It's hilarious, but definitely not for everyone, eh? Stewie is my fave character.
Almost bought a Baby Stewie purse recently,
I hesitated and and lost out. It got sold out fast. A red purse with baby Stewie saying " damn you all!" on the front.Dammit. : )

7:40 pm  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Thank you. You are an excellent player. Great lyrics.

I woulf like to share this with you....

My Son and I were blessed today, 11/11/05, with the sight of two white doves flying together. I put pictures up on my blog to share with you.

Peace, love and light to you and yours.

8:13 pm  
Blogger Claire Eliza said...

stuee great lyrics! i don't think we can co-write. if you can write way better than me, there will be no reason to!
oh well, we havent talked in a couple days! ahhh im going thru stuart withdrawal!

xxxx

- claire -

11:21 pm  
Blogger AlianaDrex said...

Well, I guess I am fashionably late to find your blog. I love this song. I can't get it out of my head. Thanks for posting the lyrics.

Ali

I also love the pictures on your last entry. What kind of camera do you use? You have a wonderful eye.

2:33 am  
Blogger elizabeth solaka said...

Hi there, I am confused. Are you the one playing the banana with Rachel in the Attic?
Kind regards, Elizabeth Solaka

10:15 pm  
Blogger elizabeth solaka said...

You are a great photographer. Who are you? I am confused. . .

10:21 pm  
Blogger elizabeth solaka said...

Gary just told me that you are Rach's bass player. I missed the show that you were on. Sorry about that. I am embarrassed. You sort of look like banana man, though, at least from 5,000 miles away. . .

4:22 pm  
Blogger Bri said...

Hi Stuee, I'm really liking your new profile!

The Monty Python movies and humor are essential to life as we know it.

I was in a bookstore in Calif. a couple of years ago, with my dear friend Joe. We were browsing, separately. I had stopped in front of a Monty Python display, and was approached by the bookstore clerk, a guy about half my age. He sized me up and then said, quietly, "Do you like Monty Python?" Of course, I answered in the affirmative. "Do you like...fishing?" he asked...

which started a conversation...ultimately this guy told me that he was looking for his future wife, and that she had to have THREE qualities/preferences in life:
1. Monty Python
2. fishing
3. The Marx Brothers

and
4. She had to be someone his mother would like.

He said to me,
"I keep finding girls with two of the three, but not all three!"

It was so cute. We had the best talk and then Joe came over and gave him some finding-a-girl advice (though J. is a lifelong bachelor). It was one of my favorite chance encounters of all time, this cute young bookstore guy spilling his guts to me.

I hope he's doing well!

Cheers,
Brina

7:12 pm  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Truly sublime tune. I feel like I'm floating.
FYI, if Pete were sitting ANYWHERE near me, my whole body would turn to "goo".
You are very talented! No need for you to ever cringe.

8:28 pm  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

ah, I like your Blog style...always leave them wanting more. You must be in show business.

10:25 pm  
Blogger Tausha71979 said...

Lovely lyrics, I wish that I could have heard it.

Kind Regards,
Tausha

12:38 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello stueeeee. lovely song and inspired lyrics...all your own work? you are very clever. im jealous...ive always wanted to be able to write a song but i get part way through and can never finish it...whats the secret? i wish i could commit to an idea and see it through to a complete piece of art as you have done....must be a lovely feeling knowing you can create something so beautiful just by using your own mind and not relying on others for inspiration. keep up the good work i'll be watching! (not in a creepy way!) lots of love xxx

7:36 pm  
Blogger Stuee said...

Hi Jo, how's Bath?
As you know I didn't write ALL the lyrics. You wrote the second bridge, and I bounced a few of the others off you and young Rachel Sinnetta while you were throwing sweets at eachother in the studio, but most of it was down before then. The whole sentiment and the majority of the words are mine, yes.
To be honest I didn't expect this to mean anything to anyone, but have been pleasantly surprised to find most people understand and like it.

andyw summed it up nicely, "Knowing what needs to be done and then actually getting up and doing something about it are two very different things."

The story of my life!
Cheers Andy :-)

I still don't understand why anyone would post anonymously on a friendly blog... ???

9:22 pm  

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