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Dave Emeney / Blog

song-Deadline album-The Great Amreican Failure

I wrote this song about knowing your whole life is about to completely fall apart and trying to put it all safely back together before the deadline approaches...I was in rainstorm in the doorway of a closed down bowling alley waiting for a cab when the idea came to me.

lyrics for the song go

DEADLINE

-Someone take me away... cause I'm so tired of that place Soldier to noones war can't even recognize my own face ...And its been so long since I have felt real here the sun is setting on me the sun is setting and

I wanted to believe in hope but im not even sure if it's there I want to believe your gods could heal me but i'm not even sure they're real if it's darkness someone put flame to this candle help me out make me feel myself make me real again

...and i'm left standing in the rain again ...lose my standards and thats the only thing when it hurts to much to say couldn't say it anyway cause theirs noone in this place

and i'm caught in the deadline

....and i want to believe in hope but i'm not even sure if it's there

song-Freya album-The Great American Failure

I wanted to write a song about having Death come down (or up rather) and give someone a "this is your last day" kind of thing. Thought it would be kind of cool to make Death a woman rather than The Grim Reaper because it added a kind of elegance to the creepiness of it. I was so pumped about the premise of the song I actually researched different cultures until I found the Norse Goddess Freya who represents beauty and death...lyrically one of my favorite songs

lyrics for the song go-

FREYA

.....Oh Freya lay me down she said she'd grant me one more night ....before we leave this town And we set that fire high... ...and drank the water down

And i was not afraid Cause we're only living today

Were always reaching for what we can't have .....it's never been enough Am i supposed to sell at halve Would you settle for less? And if i'm permitted to take her out... Penetrate the darkness... ....with the sound

Then Freya took me there... and said we could have one more night... ...to see the sun It's falling all around me and you... it's all that i could do....

And i was not afraid Cause we're only living today

Were always reaching for what we can't have .....it's never been enough Am i supposed to shut that out Would you settle for less? And if i'm permitted to take her out... Navigate the darkness... ....with the sound

song-OctoberFires album-The Great American Failure

(I wrote this song about a dream I had where the world was ending and it had this weird complacent creepy feel to it...hence the guitars sounding like a strange siren...when I went to record it initially at my house in 2006 for a demo I couldn't get the lyrics to fit the song. I tried forcing it take after take for hours, in the middle of me trying to rape my own song my buddy Juice called and asked if I wanted to go grab a drink...and with me in my frustrated state I accepted and said fuck the song I was gonna scrap it...haha so I had like 10 minutes before this guy is gonna show up and I closed my lyric book and just adlibbed the last take and those became the final lyrics in almost their entirety. So the title and the guitar lines are from a dream I had, and the lyrics are about addiction in a sense. Now if you are starting to form a picture in your head let me stop you right there....we are all addicted to something, or someone there doesn't need to be a needle sticking out of your arm to know what it feels like....either way it's always been one of my favorite songs..... lyrics for the song go-

OCTOBER FIRES

I am....lost in .....this thing desert springs it takes all my attention from me ...where no one listens ....or screams ...and i'm losing myself completely ....and I'm lost in this flame

You know I try ... to look away but ...who's in control of this anyway

Its an infatuation....with the deep end I'm concentrating but I cant ....see through

know I try to look away but ...who's in control of this anyway

when you find yourself sinking deeper when you find yourself sinking from this and i know its not the way but i cannot take anymore when you find your self sinking from this

and know I've tried to look away but who's in control of this anyway another brick in the wall i tried so hard find the one to relate now i'm lost

so don't give up on me so don't give up on me

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