Steve Stearns - Shiny And New

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My story is about a man, a woman, their dissatisfaction with their current lives and how their hopes and optimism for the future is represented in their eventual child.

The man (1st verse) is represented by the clavinet and Rhodes, the woman (2nd verse) by guitar and Fender bass, and the child (3rd verse) by synth pads. The chorus features elements of each characters' instrument.

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Man:

I might be old now, but I'm no fool
I knew that marriage was played out before it was cool
Too often things they just aren't happening,
What's the sound of one mind snapping?
Time goes slow but love can go fast
Seems like nothing good is ever meant to last
Good intentions can be sweet as treacle
But that won't solve the problems between two people

That's it, I feel like I'm done screwing around
Time to get out of this one horse town
Together there's nothing we can't do
Time to make a future shiny and new

Woman:

Spent the last year working at the booty-free shop
I'm a woman who likes IPAs and bebop
Love my man don't need no other
Nothing comes between us, don't want to be a mother
Let the music play, just take me away
Be what I want to be, not what you want to see
Pretty and strong that's the name of my song
This move just feels so right there's no way it can be wrong

That's it, I feel like I'm done screwing around
Time to get out of this one horse town
Together there's nothing we can't do
Time to make a future shiny and new

Child:

Have you heard the story yet of how my parents
Heard they both needed a change of scenery
Well I'm the offspring, yeah that's still a thing
Love's what brings people closer not machinery
So put your phone down for God's sake start looking around
'Cause right beside you you might find just what you need
If you start you will succeed enough to plant the seed that grows to greenery

That's it, I feel like I'm done screwing around
Time to get out of this one horse town
Together there's nothing we can't do
I've seen the future it's shiny and new

It's shiny and new
It's shiny and new

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from SpinTunes #12: Round 4, released March 14, 2017

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