Crumble DEMO – includes drums & bonus verse

I’ve decided to share the demo version of my “Crumble” song which was recorded for my “A Healthy Distrust” album back in 2005. People who are familiar with the album version will be surprised to hear the drums (I still think sound strange which is why they were ultimately removed) along with a bonus verse previously unheard.

“They’ve said it every year, but this time it seems like…the end IS near and I’m in line to see the light.”
Sage Francis – “Crumble” DEMO – includes bonus verse by Strange Famous Records

There are a couple reasons why we removed the second verse on the AHD version. Once I removed the drums and built the “chorus” into more of a crescendo, it just made sense to have “Crumble” blend into the next song rather than revert back to another verse with no drums. Not only that, but I was already writing “Going Back to Rehab” which uses a similar phrasing about my eyes looking like sunsets. So…there you go. And here you are.

Missionary ain't a job. It's a position. So assume it.


Lastly, before the Rapture leaves me in charge of taking care of all your pets for the next 50 years, I’d like to give a hearty RIP to Macho Man Randy Savage. I was an avid pro-wrestling fan during his heyday and I will always love him despite the Slim Jim commercials. May he enjoy his reunion with the lovely Miss Elizabeth. OHHhhhh YEAHHhhhhh….It’s clear that he was a better rapper than most of the cats trying to rhyme these days. Certainly better than Debbie Harry.

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Justin Hernandez says

That's it:

Oh, Uncle Sage... How I love thee so...

P.S. You're awesome (much like your nipple grabs)

Mikey says

this is great, i loved the version of crumble that we got, the only thing i was thinking was that i wished it was longer, id buy this.

Stefan says

Awesome, the first verse is better on the final version but it always did seem short. I remember getting chilllls from that "built on indian burial ground" line, with the prior talk of the house making sounds and everything. Love the beat too.

Also, not that it matters but A Healthy Distrust was 2004, not 2005 :)


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Franz says

I always wiched it was longer...great stuff!

dylan says

Sounds dope, I think you made the right decision in the context of the album, but regardless this is wayyy sick. Also, I love the organ/synth that comes in at the end. LOVE that noise. Greatness Sage

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Guhnoobeez says

Orgasm in my ears<3 !