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I am falling behind in FAWM -- it's the 9th, and as of this afternoon I had only two songs up. Now, thanks to a collaboration with [personal profile] pocketnaomi, I have three (which is still behind, only not as much).

Today's s4s is Weird Load, and it was a heck of a lot of fun. N had the initial idea, and wrote the chorus (including the melody). I filled in the verses, and N posted it after some edits. Then I consed up the verse melody (which is almost the same as the chorus). It continues my short string of truck songs, although it's not connected at all to the other two.

Weird Load Copyright Stephen Savitzky and Naomi Rivkis. Some Rights Reserved: CC by-nc-sa/4.0. Drivin' home to Alabama I got turned around in Texas Saw a fellow at the corner with his thumb out for a ride When I stopped for directions I could see he was a rabbit But he opened up the door and hopped inside I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque Went the wrong way at the fork in the road Been a long, long day and it's gotten kinda quirky But I'm back in 'Bama and I'm getting towed When I stopped to drop the rabbit off east of Amarillo I didn't think that anything could be more absurd But this coyote jumped aboard and he waved a stick of dynamite Pointed down the road and said "Follow that bird!" I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque Went the wrong way at the fork in the road Been a long, long day and it's gotten kinda quirky But I'm back in 'Bama and I'm getting towed Well, the dynamite went up and blew us all the way to Witchita Coyote hit the highway saying "Thanks for the ride," On the seat he left a packet of Acme tornado seeds That grew into a twister with the truck inside I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque Went the wrong way at the fork in the road Been a long, long day and it's gotten kinda quirky But I'm back in 'Bama and I'm getting towed The tornado set me down a couple miles south of Mobile With a broom through the windshield, upside-down in a ditch And when I rolled the window down to see where I had landed I was starin' at the slippers of an angry witch I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque Went the wrong way at the fork in the road Been a long, long day and it's gotten kinda quirky But I'm back in 'Bama and I'm getting toad I'm back in 'Bama but I'm now a toad. (Ribbit!)

February Album Writing Month: FAWM.ORG/fawmers/mdlbear/.

Date: 2019-02-10 04:32 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
You're turning into a Deadhead, with that much Truckin'... ;)

Date: 2019-02-10 08:42 pm (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
...is THAT what happened to me that weekend I couldn't remember much of?

Everything makes sense now.

Date: 2019-02-11 04:41 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Think you nailed it.

Date: 2019-02-13 12:30 am (UTC)
filkferengi: filk fandom--all our life's a circle (Default)
From: [personal profile] filkferengi
Fun!

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