SONG: Heavy In My Head

SONG:

“Heavy In My Head.” [Download]

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Anxiety can impact people’s walking direction,” Science Daily, 19 Jan. 2016, as used in the post “Nervous people walk to the left.

ABSTRACT:
Yes, this song is late. I’m not entirely sure why – I had the music *basically* down by the second week of January, and the lyrics by the middle of the week of the 23rd. But as usual, ran out of time to record them. Not to mention a space to record them in. Or… something. Hmm.

So, if this is actually a Pixies song, I’d like to know. I know it sounds like one, but I don’t think I stole one for this. I hope not. I just wanted something that sounded a little anxious. It would sound much better with Kim Deal doing the verses and falsetto bits.

I came up with the verse chords first, then realized that it sounded a little off-balance and nervous, which is exactly what the University of Kent study is about. Putting the chorus in three (or is it in seven? odd number, anyway) kind of naturally grew out of that.

I’d really like to hear someone cover this. I think there’s a better way to execute it than I’m capable of. But here, listen to these bones.

Penitential cover forthcoming.

LYRICS:

From side to side wherever danger’s found
Don’t look behind don’t turn around

Don’t make a scene
I want to scream

It’s heavy in my head and it pulls, heavy in my head and it pulls to the left – heavy in my head and it pulls.

Beneath these eyes beneath these angry skies
Pretend to breathe and float like steam.

So cold inside
Preoccupied

It’s heavy in my head and it pulls, heavy in my head and it pulls…It’s heavy in my head and it pulls, heavy in my head and it pulls to the left – heavy in my head and it pulls.

My hands are tied I slowly count to five
So cold inside
Preoccupied

It’s heavy in my head and it pulls, heavy in my head and it pulls to the left – heavy in my head and it pulls.

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