Confrontation (Polygraph part 2)

« Confrontation » by cordalth

While the introductory movement of « Polygraph » describes a heated yet still somewhat civilized exchange, the second chapter, « Confrontation, » aims to depict the often difficult yet cathartic experience of having to stand one’s ground and defend one’s views when criticism or outright attack threatens one’s balance and inner peace.

The section was originally conceived as an instrumental wherein a dialogue between guitar and saxophone represents the conversation as it devolves into somewhat of a shouting match. Eventually though, I experimented with replacing the already written notes with words, more as a literary exercise than in an attempt to convert the piece into a sung duet. The undertaking proved harder than I had expected, but in hindsight that’s what made it even more worthwhile. The lyrics are presented below. The replies of the guitar appear on the right side, while those of the saxophone are on the left.

Listen
People
I am here to tell you

In this
Matter
I know better than you

I have
Learned about it
It cannot be otherwise

And all
Who disagree
Can only be telling lies

Please do
Listen
I have this to tell you

In this
Matter
Don’t let no one fool you

Practice
Self-reliance
Better to trust your own eyes

Don’t let
Anybody
Try and tell you otherwise

People
Confide in me
It is the truth I’ve read it
It does
Not have to be
We can transcend this limit
No way
No one
escapes the consequence
Careful
There are
Flaws in your inference
Untrue !
Be wary folks !
Do not hear this influence !
And what
About this quote
See I have the reference
Merely
Baseless belief !
Nothing but pseudoscience !
See this
Experiment
More positive evidence
I will
Not accept this
You’re banned from the conference !
Unfair !
Get out !
I’m not done !
Go away !
That’s mean !
Who cares !
Let me in !
Out you stay !
Listen
Shut up !
I won’t !
That’s enough !
Don’t boss me !
Stop !
Stop me !
Silence !
No way !
I warn you !
Oh no you don’t !
You’re wrong
Says who ?
I do
Small wonder
You’re claim is false !
It’s true !
Nonsense !
Here’s proof
You’re lying !
Good luck with that !
Leave now !
Make me !
Obey !
First hear me !
No I will not !
Then I will stay
Give me my say
These are no lies
Apologize !

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