A Song About Dreaming About Selling Songs

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: 50/90 2018
  • Track: 1
  • Year: 2018
  • Title: A Song About Dreaming About Selling Songs
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Poet: S.W. Black
  • Genres:
    • crapcapella
    • lo-fi acapella
    • improvisation
    • by-request

Liner Notes

I’m trying to polish up more of my songs this year, but I’m starting off with a pure improvisation. Here’s why:

This song was requested by my seven year old son. When I finished it, I was informed that he made seven dollars selling his song in his dream.

It’s also about a subject matter that isn’t really begging for more polished songs. As it stands, it has meaning to the primary audience — my son — and that is enough. Working on it more is unlikely to expand that audience, as my kids are not strangers for asking for original versions of my songs, or songs without instruments added, etc. (I might ruin it for him, but I’m unlikely to make it awesome for anyone else.)

Do you think it could be tweaked and made super awesome? Cool. It’s released Creative Commons Attribution, so as long as you credit me for the tune/lyrics, you’re free to make all the money from it.

Lyrics

Let’s sing a song about
dreaming about
selling songs.

Have you ever had a song
about dreaming
about selling songs?
Have you ever had a song
about something like that?

What kind of copyright
do you use when you sell a song
in a dream
inside a song?
How can you go wrong?

I think the song
inside the dream
inside this song
might be Creative Commons.

I think the song
inside the dream
inside this song
might be usable for free.

Go ahead and use it,
in your video in your dreams.
Go ahead and use it,
in the podcast of your dreams!
Go ahead and use it
and make the biggest, greatest
movie for me to see
in my dreams!

Please would you use my song this way?
It’s a song inside my dreams in this song.
I would like you to share it, if you can,
but please, please, remember to credit me!

I would like to see a song,
that you heard
from the dream
inside this song
from my head,
that I sang today.

I hope you enjoy
this song
about a dream
about a song
being sold.

Please do not hurt your head
if that is confusing to you.
Please do not hurt your head
if music licensing is confusing.
Check out Creative Commons!
They have a great website!

And remember,
when you select the tunes
for that movie
or that TV show
in your dreams
maybe from your song,
you can use this song
that you heard about today
inside the dream
in this song.

I hope that you have a really great day
and the dream unfolds
magnificently,
giving you the best dreams,
giving you the good dreams,
for you to see,
for you to be.

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