#1
A sort-of love song to Cincinnati, a city I sort-of love. For reference, the three places mentioned in the second part of the first verse are Cincinnati suburbs, and Over-The-Rhine is the worst neighborhood in downtown Cincinnati.

Very Burce Springsteen syle: percussive, ringing acoustic accompaniment, simple melody with lots of long notes and fall-offs, gets progressively more dramatic toward the end without ever attempting a particularly wide vocal range.


Queen City (It’s Gonna Be Fine)
By Matt Story

There are some things that crumble and some things that last
And we all hate to see her just hanging on to her past
So I roll up my window and I try not to see
Except when that riverboat romance calls out to me

From Glendale and Mason and Indian Hill
We watched you falling and we’re watching you still
And we know it’s so easy to just bide our time
‘Cause we ain’t dodging bullets in Over-The-Rhine
But somehow, Queen City, I know
It’s gonna be fine

Well, she ain’t too exciting, and we like her that way
So we always pretend we don’t notice her fading away
We say she’s still got her beauty and she’s still got her style
But we never come down to see her more than once in awhile

We come when we want to and we come when we choose
When the Mets play the Reds or the bands play the blues
And we know it’s so easy to just bide our time
‘Cause we ain’t dodging bullets in Over-The-Rhine
But somehow, Queen City, I know
It’s gonna be fine

Found a girl from Chicago so I thought it was best
To head up where Ohio knows it’s in the Midwest
Thought hanging ‘round here might be too much to take
So we made for Toledo way up by the lake

But I still dream about her, that someday I’ll see
Those lights and that river the way they used to be
And I know it’s so easy to just bide my time
‘Cause I ain’t dodging bullets in Over-The-Rhine
But somehow, Queen City, I know
It’s gonna be fine
Death to Ovation haters!
Last edited by PatchworkMan at Aug 2, 2007,
#2
perfect, nothing NEEDS to be changed - but i like that kinda music and i could definetly see this working pretty well, its a vague relationship betwenn the person and the place and goes back and forth, u used the idea strategically and didn't make it sound too cliche, nice job!! maybe crit mine?? Spiders Crawling Through My Eyes - in sig
#3
"We come when we want to and we come when we choose
When the Mets play the Reds or the bands play the blues
And we know it’s so easy to just bide our time
‘Cause we ain’t dodging bullets in Over-The-Rhine"

that's my favourite part man, really great rhymes and great flow. I think it's a song that needs quite a lot of personality to work, i mean i haven't heard the music so it's hard to judge, but i think with a voice with passion, alot of held notes etc. the lyrics really would hit you in the face. I love cats with a story-telling or an unconventional lyrical style which I think this is, and I look forward to reading some of your other stuff man.

Great work i totally dig it.
#4
Thanks a lot, guys. I gotta do dishes, but I'll get to yours later on, ATM.
Death to Ovation haters!
Last edited by PatchworkMan at Aug 2, 2007,
#5
I love the song, it is probably one of the best I've seen in awhile. I can see the Bruce Springsteen style. I have 5 of his albums and haven't heard any of them all the way through, lol. Anyway, great song.
#6
I'm not even from America and have little idea about the places mentioned in the song, but I like it. It has a good imagery. If there's ever a recording, lemme know.