How do you write a song starting with a photo?
Trapt in the Womb (mv)
This song that started with a sonogram of my sister’s first child.
I scanned my sister’s sonogram of Mila (whom has now been born) into a MAX/MSP patch and got MIDI out of it. Then I looped a part of the midi I liked and assigned it to a keyboard, and turned it into a trap song. The vocals I rap are from the perspective of not being born yet, not necessarily wanting to be born(to this universe), and all the implications that that follows. This is the instrumental version with my sister while she was pregnant.
imagine for a moment you haven’t been born yet. but you’re alive. What would that sound like?
^^^ instrumental version.
Lyrics: Trapt in the womb - POLIW.AT
(Verse 1) To be or not to be not born yet I toothless I cannot sin I cannot win not yet person so I can spit the truth it a blaze blue dot I being born to trapt in womb while mother drinking in the kitchen green straight merciless fate god given but god is worthless when you don't exist that some food for thought she at food for less that some food stamps yes no fear oh I choose not to be our birth is but a sleep our birth is but a dream and a forgetting don't you see don't be a slave to reality I cannot see choose not to be I choose not to be (Chorus) x4 Trapt in the womb fed up with this womb Trapt in it lost in it high up in my mothers womb (Verse 2) OH ma I hope daddy likes me that don’ t always happen I the syncopation in her belly oh ma I ate I ate I fed I ate my twin don’t tell Auntie I naughty that breaks my umbilical heart that breaks my my umbilical bars If I must be born I must be born with early onset depression I already feel it spitting nurse rhymes can’t 50 shades right don’t be a baby you child of reggae but what am I but ma's melody but what am I but mamas melody