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The Rock-Bottom Truth
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Previous peak charts position #310
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #131
Michael Carpenter
Michael Carpenter
June 03, 2003
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Story behind the song
The lyrics were written one afternoon while listening to Paul McCartney's 'Flaming Pie' CD. As such, I know it took roughly 20 minutes from start to finish. The music was done over the next few days in pieces, with the verses and choruses coming first. Then the intro, and finally the middle, which took about 45 minutes by itself. The other parts took maybe less altogether, so the whole song was written in a total of about 2 1/2 hours (or slightly less). The recording is the first effort done on my TASCAM 788 digital portastudio, which I was learning on as I went along. This version is made up of about 12 different tracks mixed together. Drums and the guitar sounds were done through my Pocketstudio 5, fed into the 788. Then the final mix was run back into the PS5 direct to an mp3 file. It may end up being subject to revision as I get more experience with the 788. Buy the CD!
Lyrics
I think it's time we clear the decks You'll know exactly what I say No distortion now within the text straightforward has to be the only way I love you, I love you, I love you And that's the truth I want you, I need you, I'll tell you The rock-bottom truth No more beating around the bush get the message loud and clear No more secrets left to hush No confusion coming out from here I love you, I love you, I love you And that's the truth I want you, I need you, I'll tell you The rock-bottom truth Sorry to be so blunt But there's no need to hunt For meaning in the midst of truth I hope you can forgive Or at least love and let live And get a clue without a sleuth The time has come to speak my mind and not confuse the issue much It's all within the words I find To be expressing myself as such I love you, I love you, I love you And that's the truth I want you, I need you, I'll tell you The rock-bottom truth I love you, I love you, I love you And that's the truth I want you, I need you, I'll tell you The rock-bottom truth I'll tell you the rock-bottom truth
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