dead easy

 
       
 
Jan 07, 2018, 06:38 AM

just one joke
upset the office mob
one prank
that cost me my job
I didn’t mean it

dead easy
to make a fool of yourself
dead easy
to get into a mess
dead easy
if you don’t give it some thought
dead easy
if you don’t give it your best

just one word -
threw us off the track
one straw
broke your camel’s back
I didn’t mean it

dead easy
to make a fool of yourself
dead easy
to get into a mess
dead easy
if you don’t give it some thought
dead easy
if you don’t give it your best

I admit I have a loose tongue
it is true, I cannot keep mum
why can’t we just disagree
you don’t have to turn against me

dead easy
to make a fool of yourself
dead easy
to get into a mess
dead easy
if you don’t give it some thought
dead easy
if you don’t give it your best

Bernd
good lyricist, mediocre songwriter, lousy musician;
likes rock, writes for anybody anyway
http://bernd-harmsen.com

 
     
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Jan 07, 2018, 12:20 PM

I think this could be good. The repetitive chorus is well-suited to a rock song.

 
     
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Jan 07, 2018, 07:45 PM

Hello Bernd,

I like this write, and oh sooo… true these days.  Yes you did a good job getting the hook in there four times during the chorus and I agree with Gav, this would be well suited for a rock song.  Good luck and best wishes,

Speak soon

Music is an international language, say it with a song.

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Jan 09, 2018, 04:15 PM

dead easy
to make a fool of yourself
dead easy
to get into a mess
dead easy
to fit a foot in your mouth
dead easy
to fall like all the rest…. :)

 
     
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Jan 11, 2018, 08:49 AM

I didn’t know the “foot in one’s mouth” expression. I like that!

Bernd
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likes rock, writes for anybody anyway
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Jan 11, 2018, 09:18 AM

I think Tony is more familiar than most with that expression :)

 
     
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Jan 11, 2018, 10:18 AM

I can fit “both feet” just fine!

 
     
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Jan 11, 2018, 11:40 AM

Whoa “T”, that brings a whole new meaning to “Toe Jam”, lol.  Hey, that might be a good name for a band, but they would have to do nothing but “foot tapping” music ;(

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Jan 11, 2018, 04:17 PM

Would definitely have to be a banjo in that band!! :)

 
     
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Mar 19, 2018, 12:26 PM

Hi Bernd,
I have put some music on your lyrics DEAD EASY. Here is the result.
You can do what you want with it. If you don’t like it, just ignore it.

Hereafter, some files that you can download and keep for your records:

mp3 file: deadeasy.mp3 (instrumental)
https://app.box.com/s/9ue0nx15xbzm0o6tu39o290k71d0n5kk

midi file: deadeasy.mid
https://app.box.com/s/y0hfeg45vkb9mxakhlbfhb89nmjk1r2d

pdf file: deadeasy_lead.pdf (lead sheet music)
https://app.box.com/s/chocdvtinlmwxtymfukk8fw5fg7bjrx1

mp3 file: deadeasyuke.mp3 (my voice + ukulele)
https://app.box.com/s/s9935139p9q13sqtiu7vhmsamy0014if

Dead Easy (#315)
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© Lyrics: Bernd Harmsen, 2018.
© Music: Guy E. Trépanier, 2018.
Structure: i8 A12 B12 A12 B12 C8 B12 B12 t2
Length: 3:02, Tempo: 120, Key: A
Melody: january 2018. Lyrics: january 2018.

Intro: 8 bars (chords: IV=D, V7=E7, I=A, 3m=C#m)

(IV)6_4(V7)5_.2_/(I)3_.~’~ /(IV)6_4(V7)5_.7_/(I)5_.~’~ /
(IV)6_4(V7)5_.2_/(I)3_.~’~ /(IV)6_4(V7)5_.2_/(I)1_.~’~ /

(I)Just (3m)one /(IV)joke (5__7__/6__~’)    <== verse 12 bars
Up-/(V7)set the office /(I)mob / (6/7_6_5_4_/5__~~/)
(I)Just (3m)one /(IV)prank (5__7__/6__~’)
That /(V7)cost me my old /(I)job /  (6/7_6_5_4_/5__~~/)
(IV)I didn’t (V7)mean it /(IV)I didn’t (V7)mean it / (6465_5’/6465_5’/)
(IV)I didn’t (V7)mean it /(IV)I didn’t (V7)mean it / (6467_7’/6467_7’/)

(I)Dead easy to make a /(V7)fool of yourself / (8_98_585/7675_’~/) <== chorus 12 bars
(IV)Dead easy to get in-/(V7)to a mess / (6_86_464/5_75_’~/)
(I)Dead easy if you don’t /(V7)give it some thought / (8_98_585/7675_’~/)
(IV)Dead ea-(V7)sy if you don’t /(I)give it your best / (6_45_252/3321_’~/)
(IV)6_4(V7)5_.2_/(I)3_.~’~ /(IV)6_4(V7)5_.2_/(I)1_.~’~ /

(I)Just (3m)one /(IV)word (5__7__/6__~’)    <== verse 12 bars
That /(V7)threw us off the /(I)track /  (6/7_6_5_4_/5__~~/)
(I)Just (3m)one /(IV)straw (5__7__/6__~’)
That /(V7)broke your camel’s /(I)back /  (6/7_6_5_4_/5__~~/)
(IV)I didn’t (V7)mean it /(IV)I didn’t (V7)mean it / (6465_5_’/6465_5_’/)
(IV)I didn’t (V7)mean it /(IV)I didn’t (V7)mean it / (6467_7_’/6467_7_’/)

Repeat chorus (12 bars)

(3m)I admit I have a /(IV)loose tongue / (7_57_575/6_.4_.~/)  <== bridge 8 bars
(3m)It is true, I cannot /(V7)keep mum / (5_35_353/5_.2_’~/)
(3m)Why can’t we just disa-/(IV)gree /  (7_57_575/6_.~’~/)
(3m)You don’t have to turn a-/(V7)gainst me /  (5_35_353/2_.5_’~/)

Repeat chorus (12 bars) 2x

(I)Dead easy / /  (8_58_’~/_ /

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Have fun!

 
     
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Mar 19, 2018, 01:47 PM

i keep thinking of linda ronstadt…

 
     
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Mar 20, 2018, 07:40 AM

Guy, you are a jewel!

I’ll spread the word ;-)

My favorite of your musical realisations of my lyrics still is “time warp whirl” because it fits their sentiment (1950ies Rock’n Roll) perfectly.

See you,
Bernd

Bernd
good lyricist, mediocre songwriter, lousy musician;
likes rock, writes for anybody anyway
http://bernd-harmsen.com

 
     
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Mar 20, 2018, 12:13 PM

Hi Bernd,
I agree with you about “Time Wharp Whirl”.
It is my favorite of yours and a favorite of all the songs on which I have worked.

If someone wants to listen to it:
https://soundcloud.com/guyetrep/time-warp-whirl-uke

I also did a french version:
http://guyetrepanier.blogspot.ca/p/les-annees-50.html

Bye!

 
     
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