Jon Solo- Elephant in the Room (RPM Outtake)

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thejonsolo
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2499 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Post Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:23 pm

Ok, wanted to share another outtake from RPM Challenge 2020. This is one I actually had much of the work completed before the challenge began. A lot of redrops later, I could never get it where I wanted it, so it sat on the side. It is not a duet, but my lovely wife loaned her voice on this one as well.

Still not satisfied, but here is: Elephant in the Room

https://soundcloud.com/jonsolo/elephant-in-the-room

It’s all black and white but everything’s red
It’s all real but it is all in my head
I don’t understand half what I just said
It’s a wonder
I’ve been waiting from the start for the end
It’s all real but I’m still playing pretend
Though I know that I will probably win
It’s a blunder

Silently standing there just waiting (it’s a lovely pachyderm)
Suddenly everything is alright

Bring up the lights under the big top
Cause your life’s the greatest show on the earth
A three ring performance that’s potentially nonstop
It’s the elephant in the room

Most of the time it seems you’re walking the tightrope
Barely getting by on peanuts and pop
By the way this elephant is your last hope
It’s no wonder

He’s still standing there just waiting (it’s a lovely pachyderm)
Suddenly everything is alright

Bring up the lights under the big top
Cause your life’s the greatest show on the earth
A three ring performance that’s potentially nonstop
It’s the elephant in the room

Big grey beast what do you see
Separate sides both pulling me

Awesome (loser)
Faithful (crazy)
Restful (restless)
Stable (lazy)

It’s not enough to be enough can’t get enough of what is not me

Bring up the lights under the big top
Cause your life’s the greatest show on the earth
A three ring performance that’s potentially nonstop
It’s the elephant in the room

(Fade to nonsense random circus greatness)

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wagtunes
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18462 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Jon Solo- Elephant in the Room (RPM Outtake)

Post Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:13 pm

LMAO. I love how your throw-away tunes are better than my best songs.

I hate you. :lol:

Seriously, go listen to some Jellyfish off of Spilt Milk. You so remind me of them in this, which makes sense since they are heavily influenced by the Beach Boys as well.

Great stuff. Saw this thread and I got as excited as when I would see a new Badfinger album or single.

Oh well, back to my crap. Thanks for sharing this gem.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
6762 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Jon Solo- Elephant in the Room (RPM Outtake)

Post Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:00 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:13 pm


Seriously, go listen to some Jellyfish off of Spilt Milk. You so remind me of them in this, which makes sense since they are heavily influenced by the Beach Boys as well.
Getting a bit of 10cc with this one too - the very clever chord changes and that.

Top notch songwriting!

noylis
KVRist
41 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Re: Jon Solo- Elephant in the Room (RPM Outtake)

Post Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:16 am

This is pro work,everything from arragment to mixing and super vocals,I bet you do live shows and rock big time.

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thejonsolo
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2499 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: Jon Solo- Elephant in the Room (RPM Outtake)

Post Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:24 pm

noylis wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:16 am
This is pro work,everything from arragment to mixing and super vocals,I bet you do live shows and rock big time.
If that were only true...

Personally, I love being a producer, behind the scenes. I usually find other vocalists to come in and cover my stuff. Much of what I do is theatrical and orchestral related. I also have done a lot of electronica over the years.

So I was a bit out of my element, but had a blast doing it! I think I will keep this up for awhile and see what I can come up with. More to come for sure!

About the "live" shows, I did play live through most of the early 2000's with a local band. I got tired of covers and really felt past my youth to get my originals out as the "artist". I was glad to break my own mold with this one. It would be fun to try this live though, and see if it got any applause, ha.

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