Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

SONG IDEAS

DOIN' IN MY HEAD - Acoustic/Soft rock

01:30
Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson
Artist - Kat Ferguson

Story

This recording gives the songwriter insight into the 'real' writing process as we chat about the song, while nutting it out.

 

Kat (my co-writer) and I have kept an eye on the phases of the moon for some time—it seemed like an appropriate extension to meditation and all things spiritual, as the moon is known to amplify energy at specific times during its cycle.

 

One night, with nothing planned to write about (we normally write organically, if and when inspiration strikes), we started chatting about how the same moon can be seen the world over. This song had words and melody being thrown at it from all directions, but overall I’d say it carries equal measures of resentment and surrender throughout its idea.

Lyrics

V1

Middle of winter

You sat in the hot seat

In the city of angels

Where lies never hide, no, no, no

V2

What you want

Speaks volumes in silence

Right here on this green floor

Don’t dare make me cry

PC

Don’t make me shout out

Get my claws out

Can’t keep me here; you can’t keep me here

CH

You’re doin’ in my head and now I need

This life force in my bed still makes me bleed

Doin’ in my head, you’ve darkened me

Oh, can you see the full moon, from where you’re at?

’cause it’s begging me ‘please take him back’

V3

Middle of summer

I’ve never felt so cold

In this lost sainted city

I know I can’t get this wrong

V4

Choose somewhere; not just anywhere

Convince me that back here, is

Where you belong

PC

Don’t make me shout out

Get my claws out

Can’t keep me here; you can’t keep me here

CH

You’re doin’ in my head and now I need

This life force in my bed still makes me bleed

Doin’ in my head, you’ve darkened me

Oh, can you see the full moon, from where you’re at?

’cause it’s begging me ‘please take him back’

Bridge

Prove, there’s pleasure in this pain

Wash the stain away

Prove, let me hear you say

I won’t leave you, ’cause I breathe-

CH

You’re doin’ in my head and now I need

This life force in my bed still makes me bleed

Doin’ in my head, you’ve darkened me

Oh, can you see the full moon, from where you’re at?

’cause it’s begging me ‘please take him back’