Song 27

Song:
Honestly

Style:
Upbeat, folky rock-ish

Influenced by:
Bob Schneider, Death Cab For Cutie

What’s it about?
N/A

Specs:
Vocals and instruments by Nick

Thoughts about the project?
I’ve pretty much given up on hitting the 52 mark within a year. I’m just going to work on as many songs I can when I have the time.

Other notes:
N/A

Lyrics
Won’t you take pity on me
You can chew me up and spit me out
Or I’ll spend some time stuck in between your teeth
I’m just living for the moments I can feel how your heart beats
Even though my hesitation makes them few and far between

And one day I’ll try to have you come my way
And that day I hope and I’ll pray that you’ll stay
But I know that you won’t ‘cause the games that you play
But I’ll be your play thing any day, honestly

Won’t you just give me a sign
If you want to make my day some time you can tell me that I sometimes cross your mind
And I know you’re no good for me but I’m choosing to be blind
Even though one day I think you might devour me a live

But its you I need in my veins flowing through
But I’m a fool ‘cause I know that you’ll break me in two
But please do
‘Cause I’d rather be broken by you
Than let any other thing be my muse, honestly

Oh oh oh, can you hear me as I’m singing to you out of key
Well that’s what I do
Yeah thats just me and I’ll keep singing for you just as long as I breath

So please
Let me be your flavor of the week
‘Cause for me, thats more than I ever could dream
And if you get lonely I’ll be here waiting
‘Cause thats just how pathetic I am, honestly

Week 26 (Song 26. Stopped keeping track of actual weeks)

Song:
Let’s Be Cute Together

Style:
Upbeat, care-free, blues-ish-but-not-really

Influenced by:
John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews

What’s it about?
Pretty Self-explanatory ;)

Specs:
Vocals and instruments by Nick

Thoughts about the project?
I really think the songs from 20+ are super super dope and I like it

Other notes:
Having fun!

Lyrics
You’re cute, I’m cute
Let’s be cute together
In the summer we’ll wear nothing
In the winter we’ll wear sweaters
And I can’t think of nothing better to do than that

You’re cute, I’m cute
Let’s not be cute alone
We can travel ‘round the world
Or we can lay around at home
As long as I can put my hands on ya, ain’t nothin’ wrong

I’m not gonna beg
I’m not gonna plead
But I think we’d both be glad if you’d be cute with me
So let’s see

You’re cute, I’m cute
Let’s be cute together
We can run around outside and soak up all the sunny weather
And I can’t think of nothing better to do than that

You’re cute, I’m cute
Let’s be cute together
We can try it for a day, it might be the best day ever
So let’s take a shot and see where it might go go go

I’m not gonna beg
I’m not gonna plead
But I think we’d both be glad if you’d be cute with me
So let’s see

You’re cute, I’m cute
Let’s be cute together, yeah

Week 25 (Song 25. Stopped keeping track of actual weeks)

Song:
Swing

Style:
Ambient alternative

Influenced by:
The Skies We Built, Acorn, M83

What’s it about?
A feeling of helplessness - A lack of control over life where you just feel like you’re going through the same exact motions day after day as if swinging on a constant pendulum back and forth.

Specs:
Vocals and instruments by Nick

Thoughts about the project?
I feel like my producing skills are getting better every week.

Other notes:
This is a little different from what I’m used to doing. There’s very little focus on lyrics and storytelling and more on mood and ambiance. The idea for this song came when watching a movie. Its the kind of song I can see on a movie soundtrack.

Lyrics

Relax and let gravity take effect

Swing. Life’s a game

Slow. Up and down, back and forth. No control

Swing. Its al the same

And swing, and swing

Week 24 (Song 24. Stopped keeping track on actual weeks)

Song:
Nothing Lasts

Style:
Upbeat alternative

Influenced by:
N/A

What’s it about?
It started just as the lyrics say. I was thinking about an ex girlfriend who i haven’t spoken to in years and wondering how things would be if she and I ran into each other today. It lead to me thinking about how often things change in life and how the things I think of as normal now will only be distant memories in the future. In the end the line that sums it up: “Things will always change in life, and thats alright.”

Specs:
Vocals and instruments by Nick

Thoughts about the project?
Keep on keeping on.

Other notes:
N/A

Week 22 (Song 22. Stopped keeping track on actual weeks)

Song:
Quickly Losing Faith

Style:
Alternative/Sing a long

Influenced by:
N/A

What’s it about?
Being annoyed with people in the first world who complain about our first world problems.

Specs:
Vocals, instruments by Nick. Crowd vocals featuring Matt F, Matt W, Skylar S, Briana B, Connor K, David L, and more.

Thoughts about the project?
Fun fun fun

Other notes:
N/A

Week 22 (Song 22. Stopped keeping track on actual weeks)

Download at: https://soundcloud.com/nickmelita/22-place-to-call-home-by-matt

Song: 
Place To Call Home by Matt Funk

This song was written and performed by my good friend and roommate Matt Funk. I produced it and wrote the hook.

Style: 
Hip Hop

Influenced by:
J Cole

What’s it about?
Matt Funk is a 6th grade teacher at Ann Richards middle school in the Dallas Independent School District. This song is about Matt’s passion to educate his students so that they can go on to better, more prosperous lives.

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