It Didn't Matter (performed by Brian Kremer)

(I wrote this flash fiction in the form of a lyrical poem, and asked my friend Brian Kremer to set it to music and sing the words. The audio link below plays Brian's resulting work: a 2 minute, 18 second song! In addition to teaching the unique Kremer Voice Design curriculum he developed, Brian is a member of the Voice Faculty at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Click here for his web site, here for his facebook page, and here for his twitter account. This flash fiction is better on the ears than the eyes, so be sure to use the audio link below and enjoy Brian's piano playing and voice.)



It didn't matter at all
But it mattered to me

It was September that Fall
We were just watchin' tv

You didn't wanna be poor
Wanted the world and for free

Your tone of voice made me sore
Alone in my mentality

It didn't matter at all
But it mattered to me

I stopped by at your house
After working all day

You didn't wanna go out
I told you I couldn't stay

I quit my job the next week
'cause you only wanted to play

It didn't matter at all
[No it didn't]
But it mattered to me

It didn't matter at all
But it mattered to me

We were each part of a team
I just had to stay in line

You didn't wanna be seen
Together we were something divine

It fell apart at the seam
Crossed over that borderline

It didn't matter at all
[No it didn't now]
But it mattered to me

It didn't matter at all
[No no no no]
But it mattered to me

It didn't matter at all
But it mattered to me

13 comments:

  1. This is awesome! You guys MUST collaborate again and soon!

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  2. Let's get more!

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  3. TERRIFIC, LOOK FORWARD TO MORE !

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  4. Great! Thanks Dave and Brian, looking for more

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  5. Definitely performance than I could have given. I stumble all over poetry and can't scan half the time, but I recognized your good work, Richard.

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  6. I like Brian's voice, but I found the piano distracting. I'd love to hear this as a spoken piece.

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  7. This was unique, and fun. I've seen a few relationships like that, usually involving The Boy. :-P

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  8. Yes, this is super stuff Richard (and Brian) and I too look forward to more.

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  9. Great (albeit kinda depressing) poem. Nothing like being put down because you have your act together and someone else doesn't.

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  10. Strong work...encore!

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  11. Nice work. Need to collaborate with Deblanco Beats for another jam!!!

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