Rock Paper Scissors

Story Behind The Song

From my CD No Formal Training

Song Description

A poignant story of a man losing his brother, and remembering the past when they were just kids doing what some kids do. A "heavy" song with poignant lyrics and needed more than one listen, but it's made a few cry...which is a GOOD thing, no?

Song Length 3:33 Genre Folk - Alternative, Rock - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Peaceful, Endearing Subject Pain, Existence
Similar Artists Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon Language English
Era 2000 and later


Rock Paper Scissors
© Words and Music 2010,2012 by Warren Hein

Rock paper scissors
Does someone want to play?
There's never a winner
As I watch you slip away
I sit and count your breaths
In and out your rising chest
I recall us at our best
When no one was a sinner

As I kiss you on the cheek
We race our bikes on down the street
As I hold your cold white hand
I throw the ball, you swing the bat
As I watch your last breath
I toss down the sparrow's nest
As you catch that gnarled mess
I still see you smile--'cuz nothin's in it...

How did time fly so fast
Most of life is in the past
We're not really meant to last
No matter how they spin it

Rock, paper, scissors
Does someone want to play
My brother you're no sinner
But your soul couldn't stay
It just flew away

Cool tune with very good lyrics and imagery. The vocal delivery is unique and original with just a touch of Roger Waters and I mean that in the best of ways. The music and laid-back haunting piano/guitar arraignment complemented the lyrics very well. Well recorded and played. I loved how the guitar entered and joined the story. Well done man!!

No prizes for guessing who's song this is ! Another unique rendition .

Interesting opening and lyrics. Dark lyrics with nice piano sound and music seems to be in opposition to the lyrics which are dark and sad as the music feels optimistic. I get a very melancholy feel and vibe from the overall composition. All in all a very interesting track to say the least. Having said that I really enjoyed it as it fits will with my dark tastes as you will soon see. All in all a refreshing change.

Stark lyric and excellent storytelling.

Lyrics Warren Hein Music Warren Hein
Producer Warren Hein/Wade Mosher Publisher Warren Hein
Performance Warren Hein vocals, Wade Mosher instruments (WFH)
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