Monday, December 8, 2014

New song.

'Lost Keys' is the first song with vocals and lyrics from my new album "A Darker, Deeper Alley I". It's genesis is similar to most of the tracks on ADDA I in that it came from a series of other songs produced during writer's block that never really had a chance. I put them through post, the sausage grinder if you will, until they came out as something completely unlike the original. 

Keys is, like many of my other vocal songs, lyrically very simple. To not muddle up this post, I've placed the lyrics here. Sonically, there's a very minimalist and shimmery sort of texture to it. The drums are some of my most simple and, in my humble opinion, most effective. There's a nice stereo quality to the whole piece and my vocals are, very intentionally, somewhat hushed.

I hope you enjoy.

The lyrics are below.

wade into the bog
with me in your arms
carry me high
and dry through the swamps

to the path beyond
where the danger was
to a new home
and a clean start

I know
it won’t get better until I help myself
I know
sometimes I just don’t care enough

set me down if you must
and if I weight too much
you have done enough
just to help me up

I know I ask a lot
what with the things Ive done
I have hurt you again
and again. I know.

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