Douglas Branson aka dB+1

Douglas Branson aka dB+1

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Rock - Alternative | New York, Connecticut, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,655   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 9/16/2021
   Sounds Like: Smashmouth, B-52s

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Song Description

This was a stream of consciousness right after hearing of Kurt's apparent suicide.

Story Behind the Song

Shonn came over to a session with this piece around 1996 and told me I could do something with it. I don't think he was ever fully pleased with this. The music is very cool and I think he felt deserved something else lyrically he may have been right, although I immediately laid the lyrics on in an artistic fervor one evening. If I had only had more time, better gear, better better better...The chase for what is important in life. The artist Kurt Cobain's contribution to music and popular culture lives on. Thank you Kurt.

Broadjam Member Reviews

its a good piece. I am not sure where it might fit for placement, but, actually, a music award show might be good for this. Courtney Love was my client for about 7 years and we talked about him sometimes. I was not a fan of his work, but he clearly made an impression in the music world. the music was good and interesting and the spoken word made sense and told the story.

    - larry costa

interesting song. yes, his death was uncalled for. yet, we all have the choice. brave topic to write about, certainly worth thinking about. enjoyed the background instruments. this artist is good with a "talking" song

    - Patrick E. Muth/Catnip Pat

Oh Merciful God...
You give your children talent
creative genius-
passion for living
the quest for knowledge
you give us music
so we can rejoice
You give us an audience
with a listening ear
help us achieve fame and fortune
and give us the ability to take
our own life at the height of our career-
I shed a tear for the ones who are burning
so bright they can't
bear to live thru another day or night
such a waste-
is there no way to decide when it's right
and when it's wrong
for taking a man in the middle of his song?
watch the drugs...
for as much as they inspire
and kill the pain...
they scramble your thoughts
and can end your life...

Song Length
Spoken Word - Experimental, Spoken Word - Poetry
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Poignant, Peaceful

Subject Matter
Sadness, Addiction

1990 - 1999

Lyric Credits Douglas Branson aka dB +1
Music Credits Shonn-Y-Sinn
Producer Credits Douglas Branson
Publisher Credits exit4music
Performance Credits dB on Vocals, Shonn on all instruments
Label Credits Rat Tale Records