14 seconds song was really short
And yet, we *still* have NOFX beat out over Fuck The Kids (Part I). That song is, what, 4 seconds?
Will you do a mid-tempo song (like Bad Religion's Broken or Offspring's She's Got Issues) with slower melodic vocals and less guitar distortion on verses (maybe palm muting), an easy to sing along song, you know what I mean :]? I would recommend that. For now you sound very raw oldschool and punk!
I actually have a couple slower ones (somewhere around the same tempo as the first verse of Apology) that I've written but have yet to record....but for the moment, I'm trying to focus on a similar project that Steve and I are collaborating on. Like he said, it's an attempt to fuse his "hardcore" expertise with my knowledge of "mainstream/pop" melodies, etc., something kind of like Half-Truism except....well, different. Half-Truism is melodic all the way through; this one will be very, very fast during the verse (think Minor Threat...or, barring that, at least Da Hui or something) and then slower but still kind of fast during the verse (like the second verse of Apology, maybe) and with a focus on a melody. So it goes like this:
Verse: haul ass
Chorus: sit back and enjoy for a moment, but not long enough to get all chilled out
Verse: haul ass again
I think it's gonna be pretty freakin' sweet
P.S. Steve-o, you know how to add lyrics, right? Or did you not have the words for the 14-second-er? I'm gonna post the ones I know right now, but for the record, here's how ya do it:
(1) Go into "edit profile" like you were gonna upload a song
(2) Click on "edit" over the song you want to post lyrics for
(3) Post lyrics in the queue that says "lyrics"
(P.S. I couldn't remember the parts near the very middle, so I just put "????" instead.)
For all the things that I never did
For all the places I never was
For all the people I never stopped
But there was nothing I could do..."