More Ableton Lite practice. At the moment I'm finding only having 8 tracks to work with quite a fun challenge, although this song could maybe do with something in the back half that the limited number of tracks prevented me from adding.
Last year, I moved into my own flat, after far too long spent in an awful living situation in a shared flat in some horrible woman's basement. It was dark, damp, cold, grimy and generally horrible, but worst of all was living directly beneath our landlady, who aside from being nosy and overbearing was visited on a near daily basis by her loud, awful, often drunken children (I'll stress all her children were adult). Also, it was dodgy af - rent had to be paid in cash, our deposits were never put in a safe deposit scheme, there was no tenancy agreement.
For most of the time I lived in this flat I was on a zero hours contract, and would have struggled to get a flat from proper letting agents, so my only options were private landlords who, on the few occasions I looked to move somewhere else, were just as dodgy or had flats that were just as grotty. I was only able to finally move after getting a full time permanent contract, and it was only really after I moved that I fully recognised how terrible living there was, and what a negative impact it had on my mental health.
Basically, all landlords are scum, and while I'm not actually saying I wish she was dead I wouldn't shed a tear for her.
sometimes I get giddy at the thought of your death
your body tumbling down those slippy tiled steps
into that shitty basement flat
and I feel like a bad person
I feel like the bad person
when I paid £440 every month
to live amongst your cold and damp
"you gotta pay the rent in cash"
nothing going through the bank
sometimes I can't even believe I got out
like I can't believe I spent so long
living in the bowels of that house
was it all that I could afford?
it was more than I could afford
your awful drunken children
having screaming matches above my head
that awful mattress
on that rickety uncomfortable bed
"gotta pay the rent in cash"
no paper trail for the tax