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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 12:37 pm
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Not sure where to put this one.
It will have a very funky rhythmic sound to it.
Try to imagine that while reading it.
Short rhythmic lines over a muted guitar groove lick.

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Title: Can't Touch (out of touch) 
Track Time: 00:00 / BPM: 00

VS 1
Cars on the freeway
- Can't touch, can't touch 
Girls on the subway
- Can't touch, can't touch
Children at the playground
- Can't touch, can't touch
Even when you sit down
- Can't touch, can't touch 
- Can't touch, can't touch

CHORUS 
- we're so
Out of touch - you know it
Means so much - if we can
Get in touch - haven't you
Had enough?
- Can't touch, can't touch
- Can't touch, can't touch

VS 2
On public transportation
- Can't touch, can't touch
In my own imagination
- Can't touch, can't touch
Due to your orientation 
- Can't touch, can't touch
Is this our annihilation? 
- Can't touch, can't touch
- Can't touch, can't touch

CHORUS 

BRIDGE
Don't touch me! - You're so revolting
Don't hold me! - Not while I'm bolting
Don't talk to me! - I refuse to hear you
Don't scold me! - 'cause I don't fear you
Again! --
Don't touch me! - Don't make me hurt you 
Don't hold me! - I didn't flirt with you 
Don't talk to me! - I'll slap your face 
Don't scold me! - Before I hit erase 

VS 3 (quiet breakdown and build up)
But what if I want a hug? 
- Can't touch, can't touch (whisper)
What if it's not enough?
- Can't touch, can't touch (whisper)
If I need a shoulder to cry on?  
- Can't touch, can't touch (whisper)
Or hold my hand while I'm dying? 
(pause - whisper last two lines)
- Can't touch, can't touch
- Can't touch, can't touch

CHORUS/ENDING

Can't touch, can't touch
Can't touch, can't touch
Can't touch, can't touch
Can't touch, can't touch


© Steve Lundgren 2018 
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Last edited on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 12:39 pm by Motorist Sketchbook



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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2018 02:39 am
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I thought I better bring this back to the top before it falls off the bottom.

This song deals with a social issue. Touching.
I have been aware of the issue surrounding this topic for some time.

But I decided to write a song about it when I encountered a man at a
coffee shop that completely came unglued when I touched his arm.
"DON'T TOUCH ME!" he hissed at me through clenched teeth.

I asked my wife about it. She agreed that it was a total over-reaction on his part.
I felt bad for the guy. He was having some kind of issue that had nothing to do with me.

But in general this song has to do with social taboos about touching.
And more specifically about NOT touching. And our need for touch.

Interested in any thoughts. Thanks.

- Steve

Last edited on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 02:42 am by Motorist Sketchbook



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