Upside Down Song

by Cu-Cu

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Written, performed & recorded by Miles George
December 2016

This is a song that was recorded on the fly, the way I used to make music before I sat down and wrote out the lyrics. Hit record, let the tape run, see what happens.

The morning after Trump's election I was driving to work and saw a deer on the side of the road with its guts spilled out over the pavement; an image I had seen before but had somehow struck a chord on this particular morning. When I got to work I pulled out a blank book I hadn't written in yet and just started to write about it. I also wrote what my head and heart were feeling that day. Fear, uncertainty, disappointment.

This is my immediate reaction to everything I've seen and heard in the news over the last 2 months. It's a bit of a narrative, reflecting on friends of mine who have seriously considered or are looking into moving out of the country due to its upside down status.

I won't say much more here. Say something if you need to say it.

Copyright © 2016 All Rights Reserved

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Get your feet down in the dirt and go on
Pretend that you saw nothing and move on
Come down to the water to know who you are
I keep forgetting the songs that I sang
When I was with you, all that remained
I could never turn my back on anything
I don’t belong to anyone
I’ll just put it in a song

Get it down to the man of attack
What you have is not how you react
Don’t get it wrong, just go on without a song
I spill my guts out on the side of the road
Freezing cold Monday, upon and untold
All of these headlines I don’t wanna know anymore
I keep forgetting the songs that I sang
Before any of this had remained
They mean nothing to me now
‘Cuz I see all the hating in my towns

You just pretend there’s nothing wrong
How people act and how they are wrong
About everything wrong with the wrong of the world
I keep forgetting the songs that I sing
All of the use I won’t ever bring
It’s never gonna be like how it was
You will just go without all the love
You keep forgetting all the above
Of anything that would be so much better
I will keep going, I won’t sit
I’ll pack my bags, I’ll give a shit
I won’t see anyone I grew up with anymore
Oh I’m not as scared as I thought I’d be
I am not as scared as I thought I’d be

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released December 18, 2016

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Cu-Cu Rochester, New York

Miles George, aka Cu-Cu, has been writing & recording songs since he was 10. From 2006 to 2017, Cu-Cu has written & recorded 6 full length albums, 2 EPs and a whole batch of throwaways. His integration of electronic pop and indie rock has made his music catalog diverse in many ways. He plays shows every now & then, but mainly plays for whoever's in the room at the time. ... more

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