General Conspiracy

by Ana Patan

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Inanimate objects messing with you? Machines doing the opposite of what they're supposed to? Time speeding up when you're really short of it? And everything (and more) in the same day? Of course that must be the universe playing tricks on you to amuse itself watching your reactions! You try different methods of getting back in the saddle but nothing works. It's all been efficiency proved before being thrown out at you. You: a) get very angry b) laugh c) you write a song about it d) all of the above.
Just as complex as the answer to the irony of life can be was also the making of this song. It kept playing in my head for months and months, without me being able to make sense of how to express it - there was no melody, idea, chords or rhythmical form to start from.
Finally I took the chance and just played and sang the closest I could to what I felt it was. It turned up a groovy funny paranoid sweet frustration sort of entity.
Looking back on it, the whole situation and the result of it couldn't have made a better point.
The beautiful helplessness of human beings in their frantic race for control.

lyrics

general conspiracy
trying to keep you away from me
general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe from me
I did my best to get there on time
but they simply planned it all too fine
there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe from me



I tried to get to you on time
but my dress zipper just broke down
so it's back to my jeans and sport shoes
so much for looking pretty for you

there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you away from me
there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe from me
I did my best to get there on time
but they simply planned it all too fine
there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe from me



I really tried to get it right
but my old car just wouldn't start
though I used my best technical skills
hitting the steering wheel and kicking the wheels

there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you away from me
there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe from me
I did my best to get there on time
but they simply planned it all too fine
there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe from me


[guitar solo]

I did my best to get there on time
but they planned it all too fine
there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe


then when I could finally start it
I went on and got caught in the traffic
there was some demonstration for human rights
well what about my right to get there on time

there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you away from me
there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe from me
I did my best to get there on time
but they simply planned it all too fine
there's a general conspiracy
trying to keep you away from me
general conspiracy
trying to keep you safe from me...
[etc...]

credits

released May 2, 2017
Recorded at Bardo Music Studios
Mixed by Scud Noonan
Vocals and guitars Ana Patan
Bass and percussion Jamal Evans
Drums Zoltan Csörsz

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