Monday, October 1, 2018

Battle of the Bands: The Trust Battle



Can I trust you to jump on board this speeding train? 
Ladies and gents, we're gonna battle!

The engineer and fireman for this muscial trainride just happens to be my dear friends, FAR AWAY EYES (never gone...never forgotten...) and STEPHEN T. McCARTHY. A new Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and six days later, on the 7th and 21st, I place my own vote if necessary to break a tie, math it up, and announce the winner. Of course, there will be a bit of yada yada. Maybe more yada yada than necessary...it's a risk you take.

This is the TRUST BATTLE theme on the Flipside this month. Really, who can you trust? Is trust the most important thing in a relationship? I tend to think it may be THE thing in all relationships, whether romantic, friendly or familial. Songwriters must agree, because there's a slew of battered relationships immortalized in tales of trust fading or lost. 

So, here's two songs that put those feelings into music. Whaddaya think, peeps?  Which one pulls at your heartstrings (lyrics included). The first one up is "Thunderclouds" - a supergroup, with British artist Labrinth, Australian Singer-Songwriter Sia, and American DJ Diplo

Apparently, a requirement of being super is that no one may use their real name...sez Cherdo.  

CONTENDER #1: LSD 
"Thunderclouds"


All I need is one
One old man is enough
Babe, you got it wrong
Just turn your fears into trust, to trust
Where'd the love go?
When all is said and done
Hey now, put your hands in the air
I'ma go through your stuff
Where'd the love go?
Put the running into run
You asking me to stay
But I never met a girl I could trust
You're sayin' those words like you hate me now (wo-oah)
Our house is burning when you're raisin' hell (wo-oah)
Here in the ashes your soul cries out (a-a-ah)
But don't be afraid of these thunderclouds
These thunderclouds, oh, no
These thunderclouds, oh, no, no
All I need is love (da-dum, dum, dum)
All I need is a word (da-dum, dum, dum)
All I need is us (da-dum, dum, dum)
You turned nouns into verbs, to verbs
Where did love go?
When all is said and done
Hey now, put your hands in the air
I'ma go through your stuff
Where did love go?
You put the running into run
You're asking me to stay
But I never met a man I could trust
You're sayin' those words like you hate me now (wo-oah)
Our house is burning when you're raisin' hell (wo-oah)
Here in the ashes your soul cries out (a-a-ah)
But don't be afraid of these thunderclouds
These thunderclouds, oh, no
These thunderclouds, oh, no, no
These thunderclouds, oh, no
These thunderclouds, oh, no, no
These thunderclouds, oh oh
These thunderclouds, oh oh oh
These thunderclouds
Ohh

Well, here's another swing at it and it's backed up with Demi Lovato's recent close call with an overdose, according the the newsmongers. It's a painful thing for family to lose trust and sad this song seems "inspired."

CONTENDER #2: DEMI LOVATO: 
"SOBER"


I got no excuses
For all of these goodbyes
Call me when it's over
'Cause I'm dying inside
Wake me when the shakes are gone
And the cold sweats disappear
Call me when it's over
And myself has reappeared
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know why
I do it every, every, every time
It's only when I'm lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave
And I don't wanna fight
I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I'm lonely
Momma, I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore
And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor
To the ones who never left me
We've been down this road before
I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore
I'm sorry to my future love
For the man that left my bed
For making love the way I saved for you inside my head
And I'm sorry for the fans I lost
Who watched me fall again
I wanna be a role model
But I'm only human
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know why
I do it every, every, every time
It's only when I'm lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave
And I don't wanna fight
I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I'm lonely
Momma, I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore
And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor
To the ones who never left me
We've been down this road before
I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore
I'm not sober anymore
I'm sorry that I'm here again
I promise I'll get help
It wasn't my intention
I'm sorry to myself

Last, but not least, let's hear about trust GONE from the one and only Kanye West...or should I say "Ye" (his new name, as announced on SNL). If this song is pre-Ye, is it still Ye? Is that YEE or YAY? I can't take on additional tasks... just call this #3.

CONTENDER #3: KANYE WEST
"Heartless"


In the night, I hear them talk the coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul
To a woman so heartless 
How could you be so heartless 
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

How could you be so cold
As the winter wind when it breeze yo
Just remember that you talking to me though
You need to watch the way you talking to me yo
I mean after all the things that we been through
I mean after all the things we got into
Ayo, I know there are some things that you ain't told me
Ayo, I did some things but that's the old me
And now you wanna get me back and you gonna show me
So you walk around like you don't know me
You got a new friend, well, I got homies
But in the end it's still so lonely

In the night, I hear them talk the coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road,
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless 
How could you be so heartless 
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

How could you be so Dr. Evil?
You bringing out a side of me that I don't know
I decided we weren't gonna speak so
Why we up 3 A.M. on the phone?
Why would she be so mad at me for?
Homie, I don't know she's hot and cold
I won't stop won't mess my groove up
Cause I already know how this thing go
You run and tell your friends that you're leaving me
They say that they don't see what you see in me
You wait a couple months then you gonna see
You'll never find nobody better than me

In the night, I hear them talk the coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless 
How could you be so heartless 
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

Talking talking talking talk
Baby, let's just knock it off
They don't know what we been through
They don't know about me and you
So why I got something new to see?
And you just gon' keep hating me
And we just gon' be enemies

I know you can't believe
I could just leave it wrong
And you can't make it right
I'm gon' take off tonight 
Into the night

In the night, I hear them talk the coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless 
How could you be so heartless 
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

You know the drill, peeps:  go check out the other Battles of the Band and listen to musical mash-ups and ask yourself one question...are you ready to vote? Could you be the tie breaker? Are you up to it?  CAN I TRUST YOU TO BE BACK HERE ON THE 7TH? Go on, check it out. 

24 comments:

  1. "Thunderclouds" gets my vote. And Sia was peeking.

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    1. Peeking? That might disqualify her...but since it was you, Mike...

      A VOTE FOR LSD! (Never thought I'd say that.)

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  2. None are my style of music I'm afraid. I'll go with Demi for her voice.

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    1. Alex, that doesn't surprise me. I'm thinking I know your style a bit by now. But you were open to voting, so there's that! Thank you and you'll like the NEXT one better.

      A VOTE FOR DEMI!

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  3. I found Demi to be incredibly boring. Kanye is cool, but not totally my style--but good for the genre.

    I vote for LSD--that's more my style of music.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Demi pulls at my heartstrings; Kanye makes me wonder it that cartoon chick is Kim K. But I like them all, in their own way. All are unique.

      A VOTE FOR LSD! Thanks, Arlee!

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  4. I'll take LSD - the group, not the drug. Perhaps if I had the drug, the others would be more bearable. LOL

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. Ha ha ha...just hang on till next time, no need to turn to psychedelics just yet.

      A VOTE FOR LSD! Thanks, Mary!

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  5. I'm with Mary up there. LSD's song is the only one I could get thru.

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    1. Oh, Lord, I coulda called this one all the way around. This was meant to trouble my core group, ha ha.

      A VOTE FOR LSD! Thanks, John!

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  6. Yup. What Mary and John said, DOC MacSIS. That first one was easily my preference of the three, and I TRUST you will count my bote for 'Thunderclouds' (not to be confused with rain clouds, black clouds, or "Sunshine on a cloudy day").

    Trust is very important. Not as important as a good Mojito -- but then again, if you can trust your bartender, then you already know you'll get a good Mojito!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents 'Battle Of The Bands'

    POSTSCRIPT:
    I trust my antiperspirant to keep me dry all day! (I'm ready for a prime time commercial, eh wat?)

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    1. Before I count your vote (or bote), I'm gonna have to confirm that postscript. I'll need you to send a picture of the antiperspirant container, receipt and an 8 x 10 of your armpit. Either will do.

      I trust you'll comply.

      A VOTE FOR LSD! Thanks, STMcC!

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  7. Those were some heartbreaking lyrics... particularly the first, b/c it's a lot like what my son is going thorugh (although he'd prolly say it was more like #3, but it ain't like that). I'll go LSD.

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    1. Chris, I love that you're in the same mindset as me with this. They're all heartbreaking but kudos to the folks who can pull that off, musically. It may not be your bag, but it sure is talent.

      A VOTE FOR LSD! Thanks, Chris!

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  8. LSD, musically there's too much going on, weaving in all these colors and sounds like they're trying to hard. To fast and complex, especially since I've been boozing it up and doing Quaaludes. Kanye. Kanye, "you'll never find nobody better than me." Sounds like he's got an ego (who would've guessed) and borderline vengeful.. and the song kind of sounds all about him (who would've guessed).
    My vote for Demi Lovato's heartful.

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    1. G Dogg, I need a clear head here for the battle - put down the chemicals and al-kee-hall. Spot on assessment of Ye, I'm sure, in spite of your innebriants...(I think I made up a word).

      A VOTE FOR DEMI! AND REHAB! Thanks, G Dogg.

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  9. Thunderclouds by default.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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    1. A VOTE FOR LSD! I'm late on the comments, but appreciative of you, Gayle!

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  10. Kanye or ye or eyore ...he is out for me...way, way out:) Demi's lyrics are heartbreaking and so very, very sad but her voice was not strong enough to carry over the piano even. I give my vote to LSD who were different but I liked it. The lyrics are not as strong as Demi's but the song and the vocals were much better in my humble opinion so they get my vote.

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    1. Eyore...ha ha ha ha ha ha.

      A VOTE FOR DEMI! Thanks, Birgit!

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  11. Cherdo,

    Thanks for stopping by to play in my round of BoTB and to point out that I needed to add ya to my list. Sorry 'bout that, dearie!

    All three new songs. I am not crazy about these choices or artists but I think of the three I by far like LSD the best. I'm gonna quote you by saying, "I never thought I'd say that!"

    Interesting showdown. Have a bandtastic day, my friend!

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    1. Yeah, these artists were vastly different...only the emotion of mistrust is common!

      A VOTE FOR LSD! Thanks, Cathy!

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  12. Demi gets my vote, I like the song better had more emotion

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    1. She definitely brings the emotion on that song, and in light of recent events in her life, it's pretty powerful.

      A VOTE FOR DEMI!

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo