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Broken Piano

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:34 pm
by bekitty
Hey Frank, how long did it take you to write "Broken Piano"?

Because I'm looking at things like the repeated s-s-b assonance pattern in the chorus (sat down, sadness, beneath; sad songs, broken; sinner, saved, banks) and the internal rhyming structure of the verses, and thinking "that can't be a coincidence, there's some serious crafting that went into this!"

Cheers,
Urs.

Re: Broken Piano

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:17 pm
by hellbound
I'm notgoing to answer the question.

But i suspect there's some serious crafting that goes into most of franks songs

Look at Four Simple words, so very clever and well constructed.
Polaroid Picture, again, such a clever well written track

I could go on but I'll let others join in

Re: Broken Piano

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:26 pm
by Coen
I think the same about Plain Sailing Weather with all the sailing terms and how it's used to describe a failing relationship. It wows me every time.

Re: Broken Piano

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:18 pm
by bekitty
hellbound wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:17 pm
I'm notgoing to answer the question.

But i suspect there's some serious crafting that goes into most of franks songs

Look at Four Simple words, so very clever and well constructed.
Polaroid Picture, again, such a clever well written track

I could go on but I'll let others join in
All of this is true. But I'm not just looking at the content of the song, I'm looking at how it's structured. There are so many things going on, simply from a poetry-writing perspective.

Re: Broken Piano

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:59 pm
by frank
Hi there. Uh, hard to say exactly, but a few months of toying with it. Nice to see the little cogs being noticed, it's all very much intentional. There's a chapter about this song in the new book.

Re: Broken Piano

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:47 pm
by bekitty
frank wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:59 pm
Hi there. Uh, hard to say exactly, but a few months of toying with it. Nice to see the little cogs being noticed, it's all very much intentional. There's a chapter about this song in the new book.
Cheers Frank, I've just pre-ordered the book. Looking forward to reading it!

Re: Broken Piano

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:25 am
by hellbound
I have already said I think a certain someone has pre ordered the book for me as i keep getting email notifications about when it will arrive, (she's not too good with technology bless her) but am looking forward to it a lot.