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GLASS BREAK DEMENTIA - track 2 - "The 5th Dementia"

So what is the 5th dementia, anyway?  Possibly, it was the dementia that led me to think I could play this correctly on overdubs without a click track...

Generally, the lyric is about taking myself down a peg while encouraging me to keep it together and not sweat the small stuff.  In typical fashion I was both proud of and repulsed by the horrid "dimension" / "dementia" puns I kept putting out there, the conflictedness delaying the completion of the song for about 3 years.  I would work on it for a few days, get stuck, and move on to more natural creations. But it would simply not leave me alone, so there you have it.

The music to the bridge (the part mostly in 7/8) and chorus was written in 2006.  I tried several different sets of music for the verses, most even more oblique than the rest of the song.  I'm pleased with the verses as they ended up, though -- straightforward enough to allow room for a bit of wiseacre smarm in the vocal.

The fade in and fade out are overdriven guitar run through my Ibanez delay/echo on infinite repeat.  Oh, and spot the sounds of a bad cable shorting out between the chorus and 2nd verse!  

I have an idea for re-recording this (yes, *with* click track) with less fuzzy guitars and more space in the mix.  If I do that and get it right, it'll come out as a digital single or on an EP.

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The 5th Dementia

It was demented to brag about my length
It was demented to say my mind was wide
open, as if just saying gave it strength
as if the truth can hide the slide inside

No depth or height can stop this
No brains or might can top this

It's wide open season
It's long past overdue
It's high up beyond reason
And it is time I saw it through
The fifth dementia's up to you

It was demented to call myself so deep
It was demented to say I had the time
traveling on, I price my talk as cheap
tricks just for kids to climb the slime sublime

No length or width can pinch ya
don't take the fifth dementia

It's time that I embolden
It's long past overdue
It's wide open and golden,
solid and high like Ms. McCoo
koo-koo but absolutely true
the fifth dementia's up to you...

It's wide open season
It's long past overdue
It's high up beyond reason
And it is time I saw it through
The fifth dementia's up to you

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