Song​-​A​-​Day May

by Michael Hahn

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#SongADayMay 01:47
Welcome to Song-A-Day May 31 songs in a matter of 31 days Welcome to Song-A-Day May The concept isn’t hard to grasp But I’m gonna explain it anyway When I’m designing sound for theatre I get a little stressed out when I have to Meet creative deadlines So I’m-a write a song a day Just to share, just to create And maybe start a new hashtag along the way Maybe I’ll adapt a poem Or complete an unfinished tune Or maybe I’m-a sing a little bit of What I’m doing for you The songs won’t all be good In fact, most of them may be bad But fuck it Welcome to Song-A-Day May I guess I should have mentioned That there might be some profanity Welcome to Song-A-Day May I’m not making this up on the spot But I did just write this song today Welcome to Song-A-Day May It’s time to create a little bit every day
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Okay 01:50
You never talk about yourself I don’t even know who you are Just that you’re sleeping on the sidewalk Outside of the market Right next to my car You never ask me for a dime I never offer you a cent Just wonder why you’re growing old Out here in the cold What unfortunate events And it's okay To shake your fist and cry into the rain You say that it could be much worse Yes, life could be a curse If the sidewalk wasn’t paved I guess perspective is your friend It certainly was never mine But you could teach a thing or three To people just like me Perhaps this is a sign And it's okay To shake your fist and cry into the rain You say that it could be much worse Yes, life could be a curse If the sidewalk wasn’t paved If the sidewalk wasn’t paved
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Hello Me 02:43
Hello Me, haven’t seen you for a while Hello Me, you’re looking so much older Hello Me, you sound a little congested Hello Me, have you forgiven yourself? If you want a second chance You have to take it If you want to feel again You have to reach out Hello Me, I see you’ve gotten colder Hello Me, have you forgotten your friends Hello Me, you should let me in Hello Me, I want to see you smile If you want a second chance You have to take it If you want to feel again You have to reach out Hello Me, we’ll get through this together
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Root Leaf 01:14
How you get so big Eating food of this kind? When 900 years you reach Look as good you will not There is another Skywalker There is another Skywalker There is another Skywalker There is another Skywalker Luminous beings are we Not this crude matter Judge me by my size do you? That is why you fail Do or do not there is no try Do or do not there is no try Do or do not there is no try Do or do not there is no try Root leaf I grow Root leaf I grow
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Breckenridge 03:20
You work three doors away Graphically designing all through the day I feel your pain when you’re blue How can I show my love is true? Let me kick some ass for you Let me kick some ass for you Whether someone’s rude Or you just don’t like their attitude Let me kick their ass for you You have impeccable taste in sweaters And in shoes And a part of me wishes That I was seeing Beyoncé with you But that’s not how I roll I can’t express myself through dance But I know how I can if you give me the chance Let me kick some ass for you Let me kick some ass for you You’re my spirit animal And I’m your faithful friend So let me kick some ass for you This is the first Song-A-Day to have a bridge Because you are so special Breckenridge Let me kick some ass for you Let me kick some ass for you It isn’t weird to me It’s just how I show my loyalty Let me kick some ass for you
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I said that nobody likes you and that’s okay You don’t need to be liked anyway I said that nobody likes you and that’s okay It don’t matter what the people say Just be yourself Be comfortable with who you are Just be yourself Be comfortable with who you are Just be yourself Be comfortable with who you are And don’t care about what people say I said, I said I said that nobody likes you and that’s okay You don’t need to be liked anyway I said that nobody likes you and that’s okay It don’t matter what the people say Don’t start no fights Just live and let be who you are Don’t start no fights Just live and let be who you are Don’t start no fights Just live and let be who you are And don’t care about what people say Now one more time I said that nobody likes you and that’s okay You don’t need to be liked anyway I said that nobody likes you and that’s okay You don’t need to be liked By everyone anyway
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Christ and William Wallace Walking hand-in-hand Across the gray sand beaches Of the Western lands Drowning deep in metaphor They walked along the sea Searching for the perfect place To have a spot of tea Christ and William Wallace Unexpected kin As they rose together And sighed in unison Christ said to Sir Wallace as he Placed a hand on his head If you fight for freedom You’ll fight until you’re dead
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Baby Mama 03:08
Today is a day to think about mama But I’d rather think about you And all you’ve done for me You carried our babies deep up inside And deep up inside you Is where I want to be tonight I will do anything You want me to do to you Even mainstream S & M, oh baby I will do anything You want me to do to you Even butt stuff if you want me to We’ll give the kids Benadryl And a little bit of bourbon And then we can be as loud as we want If you’re going to make me wait, oh Then I’m just gonna master The art of being patient I will do anything You want me to do to you Even mainstream S & M Yeah I’ll Christian Grey you I will do anything You want me to do to you Even butt stuff if you want me to If you let me Oh girl, you my baby mama Whoa girl, you my baby mama And I love you
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I don’t have enough verses to please you now I have too many reasons to deceive you now Given infinite time and a less ignorant mind I may come up with a line that I can feed you Left alone in your room with nothing else to consume I guess we should have assumed that I would break you I don’t have enough verses to please you now I have too many reasons to deceive you now Given infinite space and a less interesting case We could have quickened the pace so we could leave you And as you’re falling behind bet you wish you could rewind And take back all of the times that I was wronged by you I don’t have enough verses to please you now I have too many reasons to deceive you now I bet you’re wishing that I would just release you now I have too much desire to take you down Watch you kick and struggle as you drown Drown Drown
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Deep beneath the trodden stones Of weather-beaten streets Cowering in solitude Catching rats to eat Seeking purpose for a life But wanting only death While planning bitter vengeance With every labored breath Fractured faculty Achromatizing memory Lonely, Desperately Undecided, Incomplete Searching for the peace of mind To heal a broken heart Clinging to my sanity While each thread falls apart Grotesque aberration Misshapen oddity Call me what you will But please just leave me be Fractured faculty Achromatizing memory Lonely, Desperately Undecided, Incomplete Growing from the seed Of abounding enmity As you die painfully I’ll be the last thing that you see
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One Third 02:23
We’re one third of the way Through Song-a-Day May And I’m not even out of ideas I’m still rolling along Writing brand new songs And I’m totally full of ideas Like, I can’t even tell you Just how many ideas Are going on all at once But they’re gonna be songs Cause I’m full of ideas Like, seriously, so many ideas You suck And so does Song-a-Day May You’ll never make it to the end Of 31 days First a song about Yoda Now a writer’s block song You suck and so does your music You should give up You should give up I don’t know what you’re saying Cause I’m totally awesome And I’m totally full of ideas I’m just taking some pieces And putting them together Like a desk that I got from Ikea Oh, we’re not done, there’s more music I forgot to write some more lyrics I’m still rolling along Writing brand new songs And I’m totally full of ideas Ha ha ha You’ve got to be kidding me Is this a joke? How do you not know How many bars that you wrote? Well, we’ll wait and see By the end of week three You’ll be empty And stressed out And crying to me Well, I think you’re stupid And you’re totally wrong So just shut the hell up and piss off But just you wait and see By the end of week three I’ll have something to knock your socks off We’ll see I’ll be back
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Lately 03:31
Lately I’ve been having trouble sleeping And I’m sure there’s nothing you can do Mostly I just stay up all night thinking About how much I miss talking to you Lately I’ve been having trouble speaking But I know that isn’t an excuse Mostly I just try to keep on breathing Because I know that I can make it through Oh, perspective changes Oh, I’ve got no empty spots to fill Oh, I don’t remember when I knew But it’s hard to pray for answers When I don’t believe in you Lately I’ve been having trouble teaching Sometimes it seems harder without you Lately I’ve been focused on believing In myself because that’s all that’s true Oh, perspective changes Oh, I’ve got no empty spots to fill Oh, I don’t remember when I knew But it’s hard to pray for answers When I don’t believe in you
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Lucky Day 02:12
Today is my lucky day Today I washed away the pain Until you return I’ll wait Today is my lucky day Today wash away the pain Until you return I’ll wait Today I’ll wait
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Ruin 02:29
Welcome to Hell You build it for me I thought all was well But you lied to me What to believe? I held a scream You shackled me I can’t beat you So I won’t fight you Now I’m compelled To set myself free Your belly swelled But it wasn’t me What to believe? I held a scream For what’s left of me I can’t beat you So I won’t fight you You ruin me You ruin me You ruin me
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In Alustel there lived of old Beneath the boughs awash with light An Elven maid with hair of gold Where stars shone day and night. No beauty grander ever graced The lissome form of elf or man. The good reflected in her face She spread throughout the land. The daughter of Balanuil Wise patron of Al-Dustriel Elfhouses great and greater still T'were none in Alustel. Talkana they called her on sight, The fairest Daughter of the Moon, For in her eyes, both clear and bright Grey magic sang in tune. Capacity of priest and mage And loving heart of Elven maid She traveled long in role of sage From Sarumvest she strayed. Of Elves, the wordsmiths, great was she, Of dweomer magic greater still And wandering, light-limbed and free She taught them both with skill. To beast and tree and delving dwarf With lithe, quick step and watchful eye The Elhil learning she brought forth All learned it that would try. Because goodwill she always sought To Liferock cold she learning bore With tongue of gold full well she wrought 'Tween dwarf and elf rapport. But fades the summer, comes the fall And Elven lands will wear away And cold will grow both hearth and hall For nature's law's decay. From Elven ken Talkana passed Though loved they fierce the Elven maid They searched strange lands both cold and vast But then returned to glade. Now light shines pale in Alustel And sorrow marks the Sarumvest Where Talkana's graceful feet once fell But nevermore shall rest. For fades the summer from glade and vale And Elven lands are brown and sere As ever colder grows the trail Of Moondaughter who disappeared
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Now Mr. Pickle’s coming out today Gonna get him to work on sound for my play Mr. Pickle’s been away for a while But he’s coming back strong He’s coming back in style He got a bottle of Bulleit And some tunes to jam Damn, it feels great to be Back in the band Now Mr. Spice is happy as can be Getting Mr. Pickle out to DTC We’re gonna rock out And we’re gonna get down During tech week we’re gonna paint the town He got a bottle of Bulleit And some tunes to jam Damn, it feels great to be Back in the band
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Seventeen 03:15
Seventeen and she never met her mother Seventeen and just wants to be left alone Seventeen and she’s never known another But she knows that this padded cell ain’t home She’s alright She’s okay She’s just waiting for the time to plan her escape She’s alright She’s okay She’s just waiting for the right girl to come her way Seventeen and she never met her mother Seventeen and it’s time to find her home She’s alright She’s okay She’s just waiting for the time to make her escape She’s alright She’s okay She’s just waiting for the right girl to come her way
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Preserver 01:44
Now I’m sure that you have heard this all before But I need you to listen to me once more You’ve been pushing us along Trying hard to keep the family strong Without you driving we would fall through But that’s why I need to tell you While you’re saving all the lives Don’t forget about yourself While you make sure we survive Don’t forget to save yourself You’ve been the rock that we can lean on The solid ground we built our house on Never fearing death; not afraid to drown Lifting us up while you’re sinking down While you’re saving all the lives Don’t forget about yourself While you make sure we survive Don’t forget to save yourself
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Long before the Western Sea Long after a vision appeared to me The Gunslinger stood strong And pulled two six shooters And within minutes the whole Town of Tull was massacred Get right with your god tonight If you give up now you won’t have to fight Deep within the Todash space Erased With Black 13 against your face The Gunslinger stood tall And walked across the sand To track the sorcerer The Man in Black is not a man So he continues on With the lives of his ka-tet in his palm Deep within the Todash space Erased With Black 13 against your face Oy! Oh, Susannah Why’d you have to burn? Oh, Jake Chambers Why’d I never learn?
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Two Thirds 02:54
We’re two thirds of the way Through Song-a-Day May And I’m not yet out of ideas I’m still cruising along Writing brand new songs Still totally full of ideas There’s no sign of that jerk Who keeps yelling at me So I think that I’m free to say Just a few of the things That I’ve wanted to say Since somewhere around the third day There’s too much pressure To do this project There’s too much pressure To do this now Why did I agree To do this project? Why did I agree To do it now? Ha! I fucking told you You suck and you’re useless You’re dried up and empty You’ve got no chances to do this There’s still ten days to go And wouldn’t you know I was right about you Being afraid to let go What? I’m not afraid To be myself I can let loose like anyone else Maybe you should try To sing with me on my side Let’s see if you can handle this jam Don’t challenge me, you nerd I can destroy this tune I’ll be rocking and rolling all night Actually now I see That this jam can be sweet But can you handle my blistering metal? Yeah! French fries and puppies Ice cream, goldfish, and guppies Highway medians with flowers And dreams about super powers It’s not that hard to be positive Even when you’re mean I think if we try hard We could make a great team Yeah, okay We can give it a try It’s not like I have anywhere to be Well, great, then its settled We’re an unstoppable pair Just like Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet
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Redacted 02:55
I wrote a song but it was a lie I couldn’t bring myself to sing it for you I wrote a song for you but it was lie I couldn’t bring myself to sing it for you I cursed you for your faith I called your life a waste I listed reasons why Your beliefs make me cry I wrote a song but it was a lie I couldn’t bring myself to sing it for you I wrote a song for you but it was lie I couldn’t bring myself to sing it for you I justified my hate I blamed a hopeless fate I knew that I was wrong Here’s your redacted song I wrote a song but it was a lie I couldn’t bring myself to sing it for you I wrote a song for you but it was lie I couldn’t bring myself to sing it for you
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Betty 03:41
In my darkest days I let her go And lost her forever She’ll never know What she meant to me And how she saved me A neck so sweet A body so fine And a voice divine I held her in my hands As she sang to me And pulled her close up against me Oh god, I need my girl Now I’ll never be the same Oh god, I miss my girl Betty was her name Sometimes late at night I hear you in my dreams And I scream and scream And scream and scream Oh god, I miss my girl Now I’ll never be the same Oh god, I sold my girl Betty was her name
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Dimension X 01:53
I am the ruler of Dimension X I am the ruler of Dimension E I am the ruler of the galaxy And all you can see right now My planet was boring I couldn’t see it anymore So I just flew to outer space To rule the galaxy once more I am the ruler of Dimension X I am the ruler of Dimension E I am the ruler of the galaxy And all you can see right now My planet was boring I couldn’t see it anymore So I just flew to outer space To rule the galaxy once more I am the ruler of Dimension X I am the ruler of Dimension E I am the ruler of the galaxy And all you can see right now
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Wawa 02:32
If you’re feeling down And you don’t know what to do Baby you just need to let the Wawa service you All-day coffee, play the lottery Gas pumps unless you got a legacy A one-stop shop full service deli Please excuse me while I get Another half-gallon of tea Shorti, classic, family size I got hand-spun milkshakes in my eyes And cheese-stuffed pretzels on my mind The greatest store that you will find If you’re feeling down And you don’t know what to do Baby you just need to let the Wawa service you Now if you’re not part of the Wawa scene Then you probably don’t know what the hell I mean It’s a convenience store with a warmer side Built-to-order east coast pride If you don’t have a Wawa down your way Don’t worry ‘cause they’re spreading ‘cross the USA Made it all the way down to Florida And now once more let me remind ya If you’re feeling down And you don’t know what to do Baby you just need to let the Wawa service you
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This is how I play the guitar With my fingers and my soul When I’m feeling the muse Then I transfer it all to you With the sound of my vocals And a really rocking tune This is how I play the guitar With my fingers I blow your mind When I’m feeling the groove I lay it gently under you With some deep-seated bass And the drums will get you too This is how I play the guitar With my fingers I slip inside When I’m feeling the mood I just expose myself to you Then my awesome concoction Will explode all over you I’m back with a new kind of attack Song-A-Day May is like straight up crack Once you get some you just can’t stop But if you don’t quit soon you’re gonna drop Now give it time if you wanna get loose Just a little bit of rhymes to get your juices Flowing and your knowing that you wanna start dancing But you’re too scared to wanna take a chance and I’m sick of weak singles We need some awesome jingles You got skills, no passion Then, son, you best just cash in Now if wanna step up get down I don’t have the time to take your ass to town I’m too busy writing these sweet-ass jams To wanna mess with you and your weak-ass fans I’m sick of weak singles We need some awesome jingles You got skills, no passion Then, son, you best just cash in These are the songs I love to play Don’t make me throw your style away You knew my riffs were here to stay I think we’re better off that way
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Time Out 02:44
I may just step away For an hour today Just to think about The world I’m living in I may just drift away And take some time to play Try to forget about reality I may just Go, go, go, go, get away No, no, no, don’t follow me I just need some time alone When I’m gone I won’t think about the challenges I face When I’m gone I won’t think about the confines of this space When I’m gone I won't Be afraid I may just step away For an hour today Just to think about The world I’m living in I may just drift away And take some time to play Try to forget about reality And I'll Go, go, go, no, get away No, no, no, don’t follow me I just need some time alone When I’m gone I won’t think about the challenges I face When I’m gone I won’t think about the confines of this space When I’m gone I wont Be afraid
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The sun breaks the window Caressing my face Today is a new day A new chance to escape They say that it can’t be done My elation misplaced I’m scared to let go But I’m willing to test my fate I’m headed to space Where I’ll live out the rest of my days The first man lost on Jupiter That was the case I’m headed to space Where I’ll live out the rest of my days The first man lost on Jupiter So much for being afraid What I see is amazing Heart beats at an inhuman pace All the wonders that I behold In this magical place I won’t get to tell anyone I’ll never get back to my base I can’t say that it bothers me So long, goodbye, I just couldn’t wait I’m headed to space Where I’ll live out the rest of my days The first man lost on Jupiter That was the case I’m headed to space Where I’ll live out the rest of my days The first man lost on Jupiter So much for being afraid
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Darkness 02:31
I’ve been singing this song For way too long My voice is tired My hands are tired My head is tired But I’m okay because When I die I know There’ll be nothing but darkness When I die I know There’ll be nothing but darkness I’ve been on the fence For way too long My legs are tired My eyes are tired My need is dire And I’m afraid because When I die I know There’ll be nothing but darkness When I die I know There’ll be nothing but darkness I’ve been singing this song For way too long My eyes are tired My voice is tired My hands are tired But I’m okay because When I die I know There’ll be nothing but darkness When I die I know There’ll be nothing but darkness
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Contrary to popular belief I know that vengeance Will give me peace And I assure you I will See this through, my friend To it’s unfortunate end When will this pain leave my mind? When will this frustration subside? How can you go on with your life? In due time perhaps I will realize How you justify your lies And in these moments preceding With anticipation of our final meeting I hold my breath as I Imagine your demise Your life so insignificant Preying upon the innocent Perhaps my purpose is to Rid this world of you When will this pain leave my mind? When will all this hatred subside? Why can’t I forgive and let die? I swear that I’ve tried It’s eating me alive Now I know what I feel is reality Deepest hatred slowly killing me True enmity Now I know what I see is reality A broken man decays in front of me What now of me?
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Farewell to Song-A-Day May 31 songs in a matter of 31 days Farewell to Song-A-Day May Yes I’m well-aware that this is The same song as the first day But now it’s time to end this project And I figured a reprise would Be the perfect punchline And I wrote a song a day Just to share, just to create And found out that hashtag Existed already anyway I adapted a poem And completed an unfinished tune And I even sang a little bit o’ What I’m doing for you The songs, they weren’t all good But most of them were not bad Except this one, but fuck it Farewell to Song-A-Day May By now you should know to expect A little bit of profanity Farewell to Song-A-Day May I’m not doing this shit next year No way

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Song-A-Day May was my attempt to write a song every day for a month. Check out the full video playlist on Mom Fears My YouTube (www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_NtiPpK3ZZDTdSMl1Qi0IfmZD2WAVH2)

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released June 9, 2016

All music by Michael Hahn
except track 30 by Michael Hahn and Brian Chase
All lyrics by Michael Hahn
except track 15 by Ric Baker and track 24 by Willett Hahn
All songs copyright Mom Fears My Music 2016
Recorded at Mom Fears My Study-O in May 2016
Thank you to the Hahns: Katie, Willett and Judas. Thank you to Bridget Brennan, Brian Chase, Melissa Zimmerman, Ric Baker, Sherrie Maricle, Robin Dillaway, Breck Malcolm, Andrew Kane, Wawa, Jeremy Toy, Amy Gallagher, Josh Gallagher, Preston & Steve, Geofff Coleman, and everyone else who supported me in this endeavor.

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Michael Hahn is a singer, songwriter, sound designer, and recording engineer from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. In his music he explores humor, love, loss, vulnerability, anger, and hope. Follow "Mom Fears My Music" on Facebook and Instagram.

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