Chris's comments for
What Can I Say?


Message of song:

The title says it all.

How it was written:

The lyrics started out as a sonnet back in or so, then around or I started turning it into a song. I dropped the couplet at the end, inserted a chorus with the message summarized, etc. Finally I added the bridge before the instrumental verse in the middle and at the very end. Note: Musically, this song has the exact same arrangement of parts as Long Hair, but the key, style, rhythms, melodies, message, etc. are very different. Still, there are hidden symmetries in all my songs and stories, probably even more than the ones I put in deliberately.

Musical Notes:

As with Oh! Jennifer!, another sonnet of mine turned to music, this is in the key of D. This is definitely one of my favorite songs.