I Never Knew (You Could Sing Like That)



https://davidmorrison.bandcamp.com/track/i-never-knew-you-could-sing-like-that

This is a brand new one. I haven't actually written that many new songs this year. Writing is really hard. But I have discovered that if I can finish a lyric first, I can finish the song. All my life I've done it the other way 'round, and it almost never works. 9 out of 10 songs never get finished. They just become these infernal crossword puzzles that taunt me with their insolubility. I find setting words to music quite easy, whereas I find coming up with a good set of words miserably difficult. So I have resolved that I will not start writing music for a song until the lyrics are finished. Eat your vegetables.

How Little We Know



https://davidmorrison.bandcamp.com/track/how-little-we-know

52 Card Pickup, song no. 38. Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer penned this breezy little number for Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not. I especially love the bridge, which has some gorgeous chord changes. I recorded the guitar and voice at the same time, then put on the shaker & bass. I think the part where the bass plays the melody sounds like a 1960s TV show with a girl walking around Manhattan, twirling an umbrella

52 Card Pickup Song #33 The Cheese Stands Alone



LINK: davidmorrison.bandcamp.com/track/the-cheese-stands-alone

You know you've gone too far
And this time you're on your own
Try again, dial all you want
There's nothing wrong with the phone

Knick knack paddy whack
No one's going to throw you a bone
Go look in your story book
You will see the cheese stands alone

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Throw me a bone
No-oh-oh-oh
The cheese stands alone

You climbed a beanstalk up
To a castle in the cloud
Look down, down on the ground
See the pitchforks in the crowd

End of the game, we guessed your name
Say why do you suppose
Everyone is laughing now?
My friend, you have no clothes

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Roll up the scroll
Go-oh-oh-oh
Back to your hole

You know you've gone too far
And this time you're on your own
Go look in your story book
You will see the cheese stands alone