Your favorite (ahem, only) Preachy Variety Act is back with an offering that is (totally not) ready to go live!
It’s a brand new song I’ve been working on yesterday and today. Pretty much all my daily allotment of creative energy has been invested into it, and I have some chores to do, as well as spending time with my parents (Ironhorse is recuperating from hip replacement surgery – he’s fine, that old man heals just a little slower than Wolverine…).
I could phone in a post, or I could provide you with the product of hours and hours deeply wholehearted creative effort + time spent trying to memorize a complex tune. (And not counting the ages spent writing this creation’s predecessors, without which it could not exist).
Recorded on my phone (I left my headphone cable in Mate’s suitcase and it’s taking an unscheduled European. So all the rest of my fancy-ish gear is useless 😆).
I would describe the song as “Dark, but Encouraging from an Alternative Perspective.” (I haven’t written a five-minute song in a LOOOOOONG time…)
Without further ado – Counting Sheep (please forgive blatantly obvious defects). (And a more polished and uplifting song can be found here should you feel the need for a palate cleansing afterwards).
Open up your eyes and tell me
Where you think you are
Are the lullabies they’re singing
Enough to fill your ears with ringing
So you can’t tell they’ve got you swinging
From the wrecking bar?
If shadow should fall over the land
Do you know where you’d stand?
Should darkness envelope us all
Is there somewhere you’d crawl?
Open up the mind that dares
To contemplate the flame
Before it burns us down to embers
And there’s no one who remembers
The way we squandered our last September
Those who awaken to behold the fire
Can still partake in our kind’s
Most innocent minds’
Eternal and pure desire
How were we lulled into sleep?!
Oh my god I swear I hear someone
At the edge of the day
Where the lighthouse once lay
In the darkness
A crumbling heap