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My Venture into poetry... "The Bass is Not a Romantic Instrument"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by B-NoteCowboy, May 31, 2004.

  1. No idea what got into me to write this, but thought you folks would get a laugh out of it. I was just thinking, you would never see some oversensitive dork sitting on a step playing a bass guitar singing "I Gave My Love a Cherry" to some sappy chick.


    The bass lays down the groove…
    The axe delivers rhythm of the tribal driving beat.
    So mellow and so smooth…
    It drives the mood with attitude, and penetrates with heat…
    The bass dictates your move.

    Romance is not its soul…
    The axe releases animals upon the subdued crowd.
    It makes them rock and roll…
    The funky lines and thumping cords… so primal and so loud…
    Sweet release is their goal.

    Vibrating thunder pounds.
    The bassist grinds and keeps the time… first slow and then it’s fast.
    The tone is low and feeds the sound.
    It holds the flow and drives the song… a remote control for ass.
    The rhythm shakes the ground.

    Muscular music, flex…
    The bass is not the star, lead vocals, short guitar.
    The tone with time connects.
    Resonating, unrelenting, the heavy bass guitar…
    Penetrates with sonic sex.

    Sit on my amp and feel the song…
    Let the beat invade your body, and bring you to your knees.
    It really won’t be very long…
    Before you spasm and gasp at last, the bass is bound to please.
    Velvet grasp, all senses gone.
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I like the "remote control for ass" part. Shakespearean indeed.
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I wouldn't quit your day job just yet.
  4. Hahahah...

    seriously though, I think bass can sound romantic... Listen to the sweet fretless bass sound on the song "Lady in Red" and tell me that it doesn't sound romantic.
  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Which version? I haven't heard it, just thinking about the proper version to get for some romantic fretless.

    Funny poem, but there are some really great, romantic sounding grooves. Y'all just need to listen to the right music.
  6. The version by Chris de Bergh is the one I am talking about.. check it out
  7. Better have a puke bucket close by for that one ... :p