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don't call on me

by Sidney Gish

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mikolaveneno girlie upload this at Spotify Favorite track: lady liberty.
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clownresidue this album taught me the importance of enjoying the creative process and not worrying about what others think. i used to compare my abilities to this album, like, "this song that i've written has about the same quality as this song that 15 year old sidney gish wrote", but then i realized that this mindset is the complete opposite of the message that this album is going for lol. sidney gish is one of my biggest inspirations and i hope she never stops putting her art out there. happy 8/23 :) Favorite track: the college admissions song.
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Ian Fox real as hell i cry every time Favorite track: Y2K, X Double I.
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1.
2011 i was very proud of this when i made it in music tech which is why i still kept it it never had a name but it reminds me of obsessively reading john green novels while watching the snow out the window (all i did in 2011)
2.
last night 02:49
2015 still like the idea, but this recording is gonna just go on this thing __________________________ last night i thought about what i was gonna write and i thought about throwing all of this away and turning out the light like i did last night last night i thought about the music in your eyes and i thought about leaving you a message or something else of the type that might just last last night i wondered when we'd get each other whether it's this day or another how much is left to go? oh well there's not much body mind or soul to sell and not a glimpse of any tales i'd tell though there's not much for your eyes look between the lines and suddenly there's life in last night i packed up all that i know, and i took it to go landed in a starry light show and another ride's waiting, so after all that i never even fell you'll never guess how many tales i'd tell tell me, if there's one good way to be alive why don't i take my car and drive the night is there for taking at least that's what i've heard last night will be tomorrow but i won't forget my word i'm done with reaching out because i don't need any help the show is over now i know that i just brought this on myself the sky is shattered pieces broken shards of starry glass the light show fizzles out and all the constellations pass it came splintering down and melted straight into the ground last night comes back tomorrow but it's ending right now
3.
lady liberty 03:39
2014 i sang this one at the berklee five-week songwriting showcase, was fun ________________________ lovely lady liberty told me "look around, there's no way you can be an original, it's impossible, you're one of many kids with acoustic attention machines" i tried my best to leave her words behind so i'll be there like state farm in her new york state of mind oh no, never mind my world is too idealized the concept's crumbling down it's dust to dust to dust upon the ground so take a shot of some unnecessary pessimism there's just no need to sing i don't mean anything even though some hope has crawled away there are still some words my hypocritical self will never say check out the product of my mind it's vi IV I V finally originality's mine but i still sing the song society has written just for me i only get 12 notes for diy identity oh no, never mind my world is too idealized the concept's crumbling down it's dust to dust to dust upon the ground so take a shot of some unnecessary pessimism there's just no need to sing i don't mean anything then this lady took one look at me and she saw right through my new identity "you're just a frankenstein of influence but i guess that's all alright go call yourself unique if the thought helps you sleep at night" oh no, never mind my world is too idealized the concept's crumbling down it's dust to dust to dust upon the ground so take a shot of some unnecessary pessimism there's just no need to sing i don't mean anything and isn't it nice isn't it nice isn't it nice
4.
2014 sent this to most schools i applied to most of them liked it _______________________ good afternoon i really thank you for opening this file and my application too i heard the rules be smart and set yourself apart from the other applicants and i've been working on that since what do you think of me and will i get the chance to come here in approximately one year i'll wait and see so i'll just sing during the process i complete while applications pile up and rolling turns up the heat but so much more is key than letting you all see that i took my s- and a-cts and averaged over b where do i electronically sign before the deadline right here do you dislike surprise deem taking risks unnecessary think this song's not customary that's just a shame here's my legit appeal i want to learn for real i've got a passion to discover at some point or another turn the page at least my head's in better shape than phineas gage so what can you derive? you can't, my life's not over h identity, it won, over role confusion thank you erik erikson i'm on my merry way but so much more is key than letting you all see that i took my s- and a-cts and averaged over b where do i electronically sign before the deadline right here right here but so much more is key than letting you all see that i took my s- and a-cts and averaged over b where do i electronically sign before the deadline right here right here right here
5.
2012 this was about the mysterious relationship between hurricane sandy and the [then-upcoming] apocalypse _______________________________ once upon a time some mayan guy said "hey in y2kXII all of mankind is gonna die" we took it lightly til that day when everything just went astray oh my god we figured we knew why the passengers inside a plane they nearly went insane when they felt shaking right underneath their feet a tone that sounded really calm explained it on the intercom and told them to remain buckled in their seats "we're gonna have some turbulence" well this is one of many hints that signals our impending doom go grab a gun save everything in sight dust off the bomb shelter we're going down tonight a giant mass of wind and rain aka a hurricane was tumbling across the whole east coast we surely had a lot to lose because we heard upsetting news the nation's biggest city would be damaged the most the people wondered nervously if fate had done this purposely as evil looking clouds gathered right above their heads trees fell down and houses shook category 1 was all it took to leave all the local boardwalks in shreds we bid farewell to power lines well this is one of many signs that signals our impending doom go grab a gun save everything in sight dust off the bomb shelter we're going down tonight but the mayans' date was just a date why must we assume the worst after all a calendar starts over what if their 2012 was our december 31 put back the gun we've won the nonexistent fight get out of that bomb shelter we're partying tonight we're partying tonight
6.
2005 03:10
2013 i wrote this after watching some documentary called 'american teen' about a bunch of cliques at a high school, filmed around 2005, and recognized in it the kinds of teenagers i idolized when i was 8 years old. then had a crisis about the 8 year olds that are currently idolizing me and my peers. _____________________________ i watched them in their polo tees and stupid baggy light washed jeans they sang about their problems to electric guitars but eight years later everything isn't what this time should bring we're hipsters with DSLRs and i still can't drive a car and all the criminals and basket cases princesses and brains even all the jocks shove on these big thick glasses frames they think themselves so nerdy as they drive away with friends they're having fun they're playing fun. so sing along youth never ends eventually you'll realize that it's all the same for the princesses, criminals basket cases, jocks, and brains but when you were an 8 year old you thought you'd be alive once you entered high school like the teenage of 2005 but I cannot take it seriously the things that they condone saying hey homedog what's up on a rounded silver flip phone an existential crisis in a stupid polo tee i'd be way too busy laughing i'd be on the floor laughing at me so you can hate the phonies or the plastics or the gays but since everyone's an asshole there will not be better days you can wear a dumb red hunting cap or think you're really funny but you will be a moron til the day that you turn twenty and when you see a happy flapper you can't help but be quite sad cause you know the great depression came along took all she had and when you see a happy child in a photo from the 50s he might have died in vietnam or overdosed on lsd with hippies i hope i'm not a poster child for economic collapse or maybe of a shark attack or of WWII perhaps maybe in a hundred years they will look back on us and sigh "it's a shame they had to die in that tragedy that's not yet specified" and now I'm rambling against an ambiguous rhyme scheme maybe it's just angsty runoff because i'll soon be sixteen sure my thoughts are messed up but there's one thing on my mind why'd i think today would the same as in 2005
7.
2013 i still like this but i sing it differently now due to loop pedal constraints so here's the old version ______________________ they've written songs at 2 am they've told us how they’ve written them and the stories are endearing and even cuter when they start to sing in every month there comes a day i wish that i could go away to a universe where i'm creative too and every night my thoughts are new before i fall asleep at three the second hour brings jealousy there's the geniuses and then there’s me scrolling and scrolling endlessly so i present to you a single last minute little jingle and if it's forced, what’s it to you at least it’s something to do something to do something to do
8.
2012 i tried to write a song every day in nov. 2012, here's me breaking down halfway thru the month _________________________ i'll be honest it's been 4 days and i've been using rhymezone rutherford b hayes rhymezone told me to say that but my point is i think i'm failing at doing this i've been cheating i've messed around i've gotta make at least one minute of sound and that's every day i'm going crazy even though musically i've been quite lazy wouldn't it be nice if i could sleep and get good grades or even write a novel like nanowrimo persuades but i'll stay here and suffer and write a song each day let's consult rhymezone again jean baptise pierre antoine de monet i've got a timed writing to study for i thought if I did this i'd become a songwriter who's really hardcore but i'm not hardcore i'm a teenage nerd who thinks that doing anything but blogging is absurd i've really tried but now I'm tired i'll never be like the musicians i admired but I'll stick with this i'll write twenty six more and hope it'll make me into a better person than before wouldn't it be nice if i could sleep and get good grades or even write a novel like nanowrimo persuades but i'll stay here and suffer and write a song each day let's consult rhymezone again jean baptise pierre antoine de monet i dont want to write a bridge wouldn't it be nice if i could sleep and get good grades or even write a novel like nanowrimo persuades but i'll stay here and suffer and write a song each day let's consult rhymezone again jean baptise pierre antoine de monet
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8/23 02:47
2014 the garageband file was created on august 23 tried out being electronic for this, i think i listened to julie ruin or something and decided to become kathleen hanna which was p ambitious i hated the vocal track so much i took it down from the internet (where only like 3 people had seen it) but Here It Is Again __________________________ wiser minds advise me this: "don't sit and kiss your life goodbye" i exclaim like a sigh "so obvious do you think i'm stupid i'll just go and live a life when i find time" but now it's 8/23 and a worn-out mundane tuesday is all i'll ever be so suck it up tuesday's enough want productivity well take a look through history will shakespeare's writing shows but galileo's telescope can't hear this song i think we'd get along we share a preference for astronomy and slight dislike of popes but now it's 8/23 and a chain of stupid tangents might be all i'll ever see on this here page along with weak rhymes i have made until forever it is 8/23 and a worn-out mundane tuesday is all i'll ever be so suck it up tuesday's enough but now it's 8/23 and a worn-out mundane tuesday is all i'll ever be so suck it up tuesday's enough and now it's turned 24 just like the hours in a day i wish that i could get some more but luck is tough and tuesday's enough
10.
2013 this song is about george barnett, an internet musician who deleted all his music recently to build up a new persona called AKA george, even though his old stuff was so quality it spurred 16-year-old-me to write a song about all of it. oh well i wish him luck ________________________ of little rules that i have, i sure will not pretend to care if you type your words with "x" at the end the presence or lack of a way to make girls swoon could never affect the effortlessness of a tune but i still hate you though in the good way like i see in the tags when they lovingly call you a fucking douchebag and i thought that to someone as skilled i'd never be so mean, oh your expertise it clouds my vision turns everything green you were on itunes at age sixteen at this point in time i'd rather live as you than me you play countless instruments but i play only three so now that my hope to be as good as you's long gone can't you at least come and play a show across the pond i'd buy a ticket and possibly wait with the crowd at the end standing by the stage doors just to become your friend and if i could be one percent as stellar as you i'd be set, oh woah i bought your stuff instead of stealing from the internet and so these purchases won't be ones i regret now i've heard your music and i'm not sure it's fair how you're conventionally attractive while i resemble cows i guess that you're great at everything from what i've seen if that makes you king then i'd collab and be a queen rub your talent on me and that sounds like it's showing a sexual preference though i can assure you it's a spongebob reference but i still despise you, i still want to kill you you see, woah woah although i love your music and your albums your EPs you were on itunes at age sixteen
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the fall 04:25
2012 the words don't mean anything, they're a vague story about an alien planet. i got a little excited with piano octaves near the end also i thought it'd be cool of me to write a song in 7/8 _______________________ it turned around so fast we fell stars went by there's just air and a view from way up high so i'll brave the weather i'll brave the fall and hope that when it ends i'll be safe ooo i'll be safe ooo i'll be safe we saw the ground come closer mile by mile in colors never seen before we should stay for a little while so i'll brave the weather i'll brave the fall and hope that when it ends i'll be safe ooo i'll be safe ooo i'll be safe hair tied with bows white faces paper skin and they said how lucky the fall had been so i'll brave the weather i'll brave the fall and hope that when it ends i'll be safe ooo i'll be safe ooo i'll be safe we didn't conquer the slanted land or the tales they used to tell of odd pink men with hair and nails so i'll brave the weather i'll brave the fall and hope that when it ends i'll be safe ooo i'll be safe ooo i'll be safe ______________________ comment from me transcribing these in 2022: this was a sci-fi fanfic based on a picture i really liked, a painting of faceless girls catching butterflies. (it's the art for the bird and the bee's 2007 self-titled album.) i always thought they were clones or aliens made out of paper and i wanted to explain this via song! the narrator falls out of the sky onto the planet where the girls live, and becomes one of them upon arrival. i felt like i didn't do it justice here, and didn't care to explain further. (what i did do was use a fun time signature – a worthy cause to my teen self)
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away 03:16
2012 it's about sitting on the curb after trick or treating and feeling depressed after realizing nothing seemed to mean as much as it did when i was a kid. this song is so bleak and sad and i remember i took it down from tumblr after it got 0 notes but it sums up a lot of being 15 and quiet so here it is ____________________ wishing for all the seasons to change watching the snow the leaves the sun the rain now i've seen it too many times counting to things that pass soon after opening popsicles presents bags of candy now i've seen it too many times all the things that stayed now they've gone away all the things that stayed now they've gone away on a curb somewhere in the dark and it's cold and i can't tell the difference from six months ago once eager heads now they look down and keep their image low and i've seen it too many times but i've got a jacket i've got a vent and a fan in my bedroom it doesn't matter if i see a blue or a white sky i've seen it too many times all the things that stayed now they've gone away all the things that stayed now they've gone away
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2015 the lyrics don't mean anything, but i made the loop on voicejam and thought it sounded good ___________________ no one's making headlines they don't speak they're apathetic sometimes but they're far from weak according to the source it's all fine they plaster on a smile and brighten their eyes stop let me give you a piece of my mind i'd criticize but you're so high you're riding satellites bits of dialog join the fog as it falls this is the fourth wall hey i've broken today you say here is the rain again round up a couple friends throw in a joke now and then but the sentiment is always the same if it rains on your parade i'll close the shades and hope it goes all day you grab the mic and say you'll narrate you tell a couple stories and the scene looks great the words are catching up though one by one soon the purpose goes and your show is done i hope that the whole world is the same with snake eyed arms and chessboard brains disclaimer it's a consciousness flow day none that saves what i made what i wrote and i quote you say here is the rain again round up a couple friends throw in a joke now and then but the sentiment is always the same if it rains on your parade i'll close the shades and maybe in a couple days i'll see the setup wash away if it rains i'll move away i'll close the shades and hope it goes all day
14.
rabbit holes 02:27
2015 (written 2013) i wrote this about a castle/myth or something on a student trip in europe the summer after sophomore year. it was the first original song i played for an audience and it made my life to hear people clap afterward. finally got around to recording it this year ___________________________________ perched in front of rabbit holes the opportunity to swiftly fall inside of one presents itself to me and if i choose that option of the vastly different two the cause for picking it would be a hope of seeing you will you fall with me will you fall with me i'm sure that many alices who living since the day a book was written all about an alice gone away have stood in front of rabbit holes and peered into the dark wondering if this is where she'll finally make a mark will you fall with me will you fall with me if i were a princess from a kingdom far away we'd make an alliance on some joyous sunny day for now there is the rabbit hole and all its promises of different worlds, the one i'm in would be so hard to miss will you fall with me will you fall with me will you fall with me will you fall with me
15.
2012 i thought i would be cool and hip if i made a song in 5/4
16.
2012 lil piano melody from the summer that i was super proud of, because i could play this all by myself without multi-tracking (still can, thx muscle memory)

about

for four years of high school, i went to school and then went home and recorded teenage jamz into my computer. it would kill me to never put these old 'finished' originals somewhere together.

**click on songs' lyrics** to see the year they were recorded, as well as some fun facts. some are super old... i have a bunch of newer songs i currently like, but this whole thing is a time capsule.

i hope if you're still in high school, you can relate to this somehow. and take it as a reminder to always make music/art, even if it's bad and you're 15 and you're tired. just do stuff. i believe in all of u ~

2011-2015


music vid for midnight jingle:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR6CLXe3fkY

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released November 12, 2015

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