Typically when I’m working on a new song I get most of it done at a certain point but then start with the “tweaking ” process.
Last night, my neighbors were having a little get together and the sound of adult and kid’s voices and laughter was so sweetly bouncing through my open windows that I just wanted to use their sounds as a kind of accompaniment to this song.
I highly suggest you listen to this with a pair of decent headphones to really get the full effect…
I also dropped the verse about Picasso because it didn’t seem to really fit… (You can hear the first version here ) although I still like it. And the final verse is still malleable… Not sure if it’s a break up song or just two lovers parting after spending the day together… and that subtle shift all happens in the last verse… so still working on that.
Man! It felt good to sing it after being away from my guitar for almost a week.
I think setting things aside for a while then coming back to them with fresh eyes and ears is perhaps one of the keys to creativity and innovation that is sustainable and innovative…
p.s. watch the video all the way to the end because I’ve got something to share with you…
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Song #501 | 6/2015 | Open D Tuning | CD: tbd
3rd house on the left
The Fourth Estate
The Fifth Amendment
That 6th sense that I knew that you have
7th inning stretch
Henry the Eighth
Last laugh (3X)
I’m dreaming that
I’m dreaming that I’m dreaming myself awake
The last supper
The last picture show
Free at last oh free at last
I’m free at last to grow…
The very last kiss
On the very last day
Our last little laugh
Before we walked away…
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