2 – Berg

About

Berg is the second song on Surreal, it was inspired by bands like Angels & Airwaves and Blink 182.

Lyrics

Hover over the lyrics for the annotations.

He’s got a gun and a lady
But all he talks about is Hayley
Getting big for his boots, he’s still lost in his room
He’s got his face on the big screen an internet celebrity, but he’s doing it wrong.
He should stick to writing songs.

Captain we’re sinking will you please plug the hole?
I’m sorry you’re hurting, but the iceberg’s gotta go.
It’s gotta go!

He’s got a gun and a sunrise
He’s been trying to meet all the deadlines
Just a hideous mess, he’ll go and hide in her chest
He’s got the words now he’s sober, this northern escapade is over.
He thinks they should break up, he really needs to find love.

Captain we’re sinking will you please plug the hole?
I’m sorry you’re hurting, but the iceberg’s gotta go.
It’s gotta go!

Captain we’re sinking will you please plug the hole?
I’m sorry you’re hurting, but the iceberg’s gotta go.
Captain we’re sinking will you please plug the hole?
I’m sorry you’re hurting, but the iceberg’s gotta go.
It’s gotta go!

Live acoustic

The writing process

The song first came about while messing around a synth and the constant bass-line played throughout the track. I then gave it a drum beat and started singing a melody over the top, slowly that became more refined. The chorus is very similar to the verses, but the electric guitar plays the distorted A chord over the top.

Other notes

  • The whole song is pretty much one chord, but I also play the B and Csharp notes during the chorus.
  • It may be obvious, but Berg is short for Iceberg. (And apparently Berg itself is a word too)
  • I really enjoy the bass part in this song, especially considering most bass parts I write are based on the basic chord progression.

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