This was written the evening Daft Punk split up and released a video of a clip from their film that informed the world of the news. As I watched it seemed like a big moment, I had liked Daft Punk but I wouldn’t say I was a big fan. I had a couple of their albums and caught up with them over the years but there was no reason to feel emotional about it.
I think part of it is a fond memory I have of watching their animated cartoon film which soundtracked their second album, at my friends house in Greenwich after a bit of a heavy night. I am mostly emotional when hungover. But it was also the beauty of the cinematography and the fact that these two robots had become such icons by simply being identified with the music.
Seeing an opportunity for a song I started to write whatever I was thinking, my response in real time to the video of their breakup. Thinking from both perspectives and jumbling it all up. I rarely write words first and when I do it’s good because it’s almost a free song. When I have words I can have a melody fairly quickly usually.
I aslo went out for a wander and recorded some sound found for one track, because why not...
I like the bridge and outro, although should I repeat the bridge again or is it best short and sweet? And is going to the Bm after Em a bit cheap? Feels like I could be doing something a bit more exciting - what do you think?
Don’t Leave him alone
Walking on your own
Camera zooms in to read
The emotion on your
Smooth blank face
Your smooth blank face
(Why did he look down like that?)
When the move is made
Countdown til the end
Watch him walk away, without urgency
Will I ever
see you again
See You again
You never turned around after all these years
Threw your jacket to the ground without a second glance
Explode three times in a row
When you gotta go you gotta go
Metal fingers form a triangle
And one is left to
Move for ward
Move For ward
Why now after 28 years, do you leave me, do you leave me
In this desert as we walk towards the horizon, do you leave me, do you leave me
If love is the answer, what do I do now?