Woo Hoo

Castle Pines

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Woo Hoo is absurdist realism in a conversational lyrical narrative. Relying mostly on the mundane or almost boring and banal, the song moves from the everyday to monumental events in a persons life in a satirical and comical way that is sometimes the best way to combat adversity. Partly inspired by "The Stranger" by Albert Camus, and partly based off of actual events that happened in the singer-lyricists life, the song breathes a sense of fatalistic optimism of not letting the exterior situations have affect on the promise that the sun will continue to rise.

Musically, the song takes cues from The Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem and The War on Drugs, allowing the straightforward chordal compositions create hypnotic layering that culminate in a cathartic release in the chorus with multiple melody lines layered over each other. Compositionally the song never rests on a minor chord long enough for it to leave a lingering effect of sadness, but rather it plays between the tonic and dominant to create something that is new but also resoundingly similar to the verse.

I met with an old friend the other day, she said she hadn’t seen me in 13 long years
I looked down on the tarmac and I said, I haven't seen you in that long either
We exchanged smiles and heartbreak and stories by the parked vans with bumper stickers
And without words she said
My husband left me and I’m raising these kids on a minimum,
Three part time jobs and shit
Well I hope your doing alright with your life, and I’m doing ok with mine, I guess
Well the last time I saw you we were thriving
Well we were doing just fine

I hope your doing just fine
I hope your doing alright
I guess I’m doing alright myself

I haven’t scene my uncle in a shit ton of years, and well you know his heart stopped and he died
And my grandmother, the one on my dads side, I have to remind her who I am every time I see her
But I hope that when his kids have Christmas dinner each year
They remember the way that I look and I said to things to them like, the fire has a good log on it,
It's burning bright like grandmas eyes
And I told my mom I like the way she cooks
I hope she likes the way that I cook too
And we have Christmas dinner each year
And we have Christmas dinner each year

And we’re just doing alright
I hope your alright too