@standup had a little bit of a flood in his studio this FAWM. 😞
But nothing can stop the power of FAWM from helping people collaborate, so Eric got me these awesome lyrics and an idea of who he thought it might sound like: Courtney Barnett. That led me to a duet by Barnett and Vile which led to the music for this song.
And a song was born.
Standup: I may, in fact, be accident prone. So I wrote about a guy is also accident prone but much more theatrical and demonstrative than me.
And as I was writing it, I thought “this might make a good Courtney Barnett song”. Which I mentioned to Stephen Guiles, who did a great job bringing these lyrics to life, with just the right emphasis, timing and playing! The Kurt Vile influence was perfect.
The view from up there might be sublime
I could get there if I was so inclined
well it seemed like a good idea at the time
but the fall was broken by some scrubby pines
You say I’m accident prone
you may have a point
but people must be entertained
and I don’t want to disappoint
I’m not what you’d call acrobatic but
sometimes I’m enthusiastic
I don’t always think things through
that’s when I depend on you
you keep me from doing stupid things
I try to thank you in the morning
sometimes I’m saying “hold my beer”
you know I’m doing something cavalier
Sometimes I forget self preservation
sometimes you’re my salvation