1. It's The Children That Are Hurt The Most, Part II
It's been a long journey to get to the top. I went back and looked: the first of these posts was on August 17th, 2006. Yep, almost 6 full months ago. Hard to believe, but true. You can get the whole list of songs at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pk1PbUEtJKRDWSkygODiDPg.
There really isn't much more to say at this point. While it was tough to decide between the top two this one wins. The credit probably goes to the subject matter. While $545.78 has a nice emotional edge, it's false. This song rings true.
Ultimately, it is the core of the Jeffrey L. Allen CD, as we had envisioned it. It was to be the final song that wrapped everything up. Only there's no nice bow to be found. Just more anguish and therapy, on and on.
The rhymes and structure are about as solid as it gets for me. Plus, I've always wanted to put "pre-nup" into a song.
Another thing that's great about this song is it's flexibility. It works great acoustic or electric; works great with quiet or screamed vocals (or both); it works great with minimal or maximum instrumentation. It has a variety of tempo changes to keep things interesting and ends on an emotional high.
Thanks for tuning in everybody. Hope you enjoyed the songs.
So, Joshua, what's next? Ready to hit the studio? How many tracks can fit on the super album? What's in and what's out?