Offer It Up

200% Owned © Performed & Written by Brad Peterson
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Genre: Indie Rock / Indie Pop / Alternative Rock
Description: If a rockin’ James Brown and Beck collaborated with The Hollies in the late 60s
Tempo/ Key: Up – 130 bpm /  F Major
Keywords: twang, funk, groove, guitar, tac piano, saloon, soul, drums, tambourine, gospel
Moods: Energetic, propulsive, bouncy, driving, playful, hip, fun, soulful, joyous
Style-similar-to: James Brown, The Hollies, The Beatles, Beck, The Zombies, Otis Redding

Notes: This soulful piece was formed after experimenting with various drum and bass funk grooves -reminiscent of James Brown, and was intentionally produced to sound like a band in the 60s. Because of the gospel element, I chose a spiritual construct from my catholic background, focusing on the mystery of redemptive suffering. Another playful experiment was to make heavy use of expressions dealing with animals.

Lyrics:
Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches blister of on the broken toes
and if you’re workin’ like a donkey man
the sweat and spade appreciate it it if you can
offer it up when it’s too much
offer it up when you’ve had enough
you offer it up
a wild turkey is on the attack there’s a bee in your bonnet and a monkey on your back
your dogs are barkin’ and you’ve worn a hole in your soul
suckered by a snake in the grass and jumped down a rabbit hole
offer it up when you feel low
offer it up when you’ve had 400 blows
offer it up
one to make ready and two to prepare
three is for luck away goes the mare
four horseman riding through the vale
white, red, black, and pale
Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches blister of on the broken toes
and if you’re workin’ like a donkey man
the sweat and spade appreciate it it if you can
offer it up when it’s too much
offer it up when you’ve had enough
you offer it up
offer it up when you feel low
offer it up when you’ve had 400 blows
offer it up

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