Lyrics: Hey the world ‘s going blurry Now as you sing this song It has enraptured your heart You have to follow along It slowly steals your focus But you don’t realize It leads you to demise Blinking quickly, where am I Loosing focus, siren’s lullaby Have to pay attention Stop! Have to pay attention Volume too loud, lyrics spinning Blaring horns, and people yelling Stop, have to pay attention Or face the consequences I can’t think I must do something now Turn it down I slowly turn down the volume I still can’t hear my thoughts My subconscious is screaming “Oh please just turn it off” I decide that today Is not the day I will die I must get this nullified Unplug the aux cord Stop the streaming And turn off the sound Can’t hear a thing Don’t touch the phone Just let it sleep It’s better, much better, hello sweet peace A few simple actions All without turning While keeping my focus Right on the road No need to look over No crash and burning Just silence, without the overload Attributions: “boedie_alfa_romeo_MiTo_honking_car_horn.wav” by boedie https://freesound.org/people/boedie/sounds/457425/ LICENSED UNDER CC0 1.0 UNIVERSAL (CC0 1.0) PUBLIC DOMAIN DEDICATION “SFX – Car Keys and Ignition » Car Ignition Key – Engine Starting Running Idle 2.wav” by RutgerMuller https://freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/50898/ LICENSED UNDER CC0 1.0 UNIVERSAL (CC0 1.0) PUBLIC DOMAIN DEDICATION “Field Recordings – Driving a Car » In Car Driving.aif” by RutgerMuller https://freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/50910/ LICENSED UNDER CC0 1.0 UNIVERSAL (CC0 1.0) PUBLIC DOMAIN DEDICATION “SFX – Traffic » Tires Squeaking.aif” by RutgerMuller https://freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/104026/ LICENSED UNDER CC0 1.0 UNIVERSAL (CC0 1.0) PUBLIC DOMAIN DEDICATION “Horn_Doppler » Horn_Doppler_01.wav” by Mullumbimby https://freesound.org/people/Mullumbimby/sounds/385283/ LICENSED UNDER CC0 1.0 UNIVERSAL (CC0 1.0) PUBLIC DOMAIN DEDICATION Here is a link to the CC0 (aka. Public Domain) legal stuff. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode As for the backstory, there isn’t really much. I felt like making a song and I had the thought, “Wouldn’t it be ironic to write a song about songs being distracting in the car?” I had this idea that it was something like a siren’s song. Sometimes when I drive, I get a bit too engrossed in the music I listen to, so I wanted to make this catchy song as a reminder to me and everyone else that music can be distracting and harmful. In the worst case scenario, you won’t be able to think or focus because you’re too busy singing, or you miss an audio cue and end up in a crash. As for the lyrics and sound effects, since the lyrics portrayed a bit of a story, I wanted to add a bit of pizazz by helping the listener visualize what was happening around this character in respect to what she is singing about. It helps add to the tension because not only is she distracted, you can hear that the music is causing actual consequences, though she makes the right decision before she truly does crash.