Tell me a crazy story
to make sense of this day.
Don’t say little glories;
I don’t want to cheat that way.
Just your voice like a sidewalk beneath my feet,
narrate my concrete.
I want you to write me down.
I want you to read me aloud.
I want you to turn my pages.
Turn me, turn me
into a crazy story.
Turn me crazy. Crazy.
Want me too, on your lips.
Want me too, like breath from your mouth.
Want me too, for song, for praying.
I am yours; come play me crazy.
Tell me a crazy story.
Read me crazy. Crazy.
Prism hours like blades run across my skin,
tower like days too high for scaling.
So far away, your voice is failing.
The words of my life wait and wait and wait like crazy.
Come make me... crazy.
Come make me your crazy story.
©2001, 2007 Tobin Mueller
Song Notes: I came up with this cool groove, trying to capture the feel of walking the streets of Manhattan in the summer sun, filled with nervous obsession. I play all instruments, mostly layers of synths and percussion. Cool guitar details are added by Thor Oliverson, especially at the end build and outro. But the highlight is the layered tenor sax section played by Grammy award winner Donny McCaslin. Thor played his guitar via internet collaboration all the way from Norway. Donny came over to my apartment in the West Village and laid down his crazy smooth meanderings. I'm sure my neighbors totally dug it.
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