Sunday Sessions – Song 4

This one took me most of the afternoon and evening – I think next week we’ll go back to a simpler recording style, but for today we have a drum machine (which I programmed this afternoon), 3 guitar tracks, and multiple vocals. Let me know what you think.

Recording Session: Aug 20, 2006 /2:30pm – 9:00pm Song: There’s a Place‚ written 2004 Lyrics:

there’s a place on your neck that i’m trying my damnedest to forget there’s a light in your eyes like you gathered up all the stars and put them inside and you wanted and i wanted too but the time just wasn’t right and the place wouldn’t do
so i’m left with a question your ghost on my cheek what do you do with a vision that you know you never will see
looking for a home that i’ve never had before in the eyes of too many strangers and too many whores but when i held you close knowing i couldn’t keep you, knowing i never wanted to let you go never wanted to let you go but i was just a vacation for you cause you already had someone else to be home
so i’m left with a question your ghost on my cheek what do you do with a vision that you know you never will see and i’m left with a memory that grows colder each night that pales and fades and disappears leaving only the ghost of our one night so i’m left with a question your ghost on my cheek what do you do with a vision that you know you never will see
there’s a place on your neck that i’m trying my damnedest not to forget there’s a light in your eyes like you gathered up all the stars and put them inside

On this day..

3 thoughts on “Sunday Sessions – Song 4

  1. I think that this is a really interesting recording. I like the experimentation. I’m not really sure I like the drum beat, but I like that you have it…if that makes any sense. I like the humming in the background, but I think it should be a little lounder. I really like the multiple voices and how you mixed your voice during the chorus…it actually reminds me a little of Vienna, by Ultravox. It’s a same that you can’t play the violin. I hear violins in this song (well, actually a fiddle). Also, I think a bass line would be cool.

    I like the lyrics also…but I think you should experiment with some happy lyrics once in a while, Mr. Broody 🙂

    I really like this Sunday Series!

  2. Happy lyrics? What is this of which you speak?

    Maybe in a few months, when I get around to doing the “write a song as suggested by a reader” challenge that you posed a couple of weeks ago, I will take on a happy song as a challenge.

    Perhaps. What’s that quote about Anna Karenina and happy families being mundane, it’s the unhappy family we want to know about? I guess that’s how I’ve felt about songwriting. Sometime in the next several months I am hoping to get a keyboard and begin composing some different kinds of music than my traditional folk-rock-pop stuff.

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