Cannetella is an original proof of concept musical, written and produced entirely by Listen Loud Music. I Confess (from Cannetella - An Original Musical) was written by Joel and John in 2014 and produced between 2015 and 2019 at Listen Loud Studios.
The song is a rock ballad in 4/4 time, at a tempo of 127 bpm, in the key of G# minor (B major). It has a bipolar, Jekyll and Hyde feel and tells the story of the villain Fior's descent into madness.
Songwriter's notes: "I Confess is this crazy rock ballad that has a unique sound and theme used to identify the evil Fior throughout the musical. The song follows him into the moment he chose darkness over light, and how both good and evil are closely related and often misunderstood, a theme revisited in "A Little Bit of Magic". This song was fun to produce, and even more fun to perform --Joel"
Lyrics: Joel & John
Piano & MIDI: Joel
Guitar, Drums, Bass: John
I was once a precocious young man, dignified and shrewd
Confident with the world in my hands, but I never knew…
Not to play with magic, oh now there’s nothing worse you can do!
I don’t care what they say – I don’t care if they misconstrue
I confess! I confess! I was negligent at best
Ostracizing her as he did me
I confess, I confess, as the sun sets in the west
I can’t stop now, I won’t concede
I am not a delusional man, I just need to know
With this plant and the wave of my hand, can I make it grow?
It’s a thing of beauty, something easily misunderstood
Can’t they see by condemning the bad, they condemn the good?
I confess! I confess! There’s no heart within my chest
No I can’t feel it anymore
I confess, I confess, this evil cannot be suppressed
If fighting’s what it takes, then this means war!
There’s a monster that’s lurking inside, and it calls to me
An obsession conceived as a child; festering with greed
Yet it gave me purpose- showed me beauty, a reason to breathe
Yes it’s true there’s a monster inside, and that monster’s me!
I confess! I confess! I could stop at nothing less!
I’ve passed the point of no return
I confess, I confess, god above as my witness
Those who interfere will burn
One too many days, lonely and afraid
Helplessly replaying every moment
I guess I’ll play the part, villain without a heart!
Fior’s dirty magic’s headed straight for you!
So they want a monster, then a monster is what I’ll become
The next time they see me those fools better run
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IV I III III7
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