Observations – Track 1

Track 1 – It Ain’t No Good To Me

In which my old bandmate from Racy Dates, Nancy, comes out of retirement and nails her part in one take. I have sung with a lot of people over the years but never enjoyed any of them more than her. There is something special about singing with the people you learned to sing with, and from. We can always find a place for our voices together. Chris DeRosa took rough guitar-and-vocal tracks and remotely put down his drum parts for this song and three others on the album. I never would have got this project off the ground without that foundation. I also got to do something I always wanted to do on this song: play a backwards guitar solo.

It Ain’t No Good To Me
Oscar Wilde said it best
Get your love off your chest
Donovan said it too
Wear your love all over you

But it ain't no good to me (oh yeah)
It ain't no good to me (oh no)
It ain't no good to me (oh yeah)

Elegant as a man
Living in a garbage can
There's no hope without shame
For the love that dares not speak its name

But it ain't no good to me (oh yeah)
It ain't no good to me (oh no)
It ain't no good to me (oh yeah)

Julia, Emily,
Maria, Tiffany
Might as well pay someone
'Cause it seems like that's the way you get things done

But it ain't no good to me (oh yeah)
It ain't no good to me (oh no)
It ain't no good to me (oh yeah)

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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