It Could Always Be Early

December 31, 2009 1:01 PM

A song for a little project I've been working on, which is a batch of songs all in the tuning BbGCFABb mostly recorded in my parents sauna.

Out in the countries I was born,
Deep in the visions my mother bore,
There in the rug where you were lying,
Where I've lied so much before,
Deep In the visions my mother bore.

Love is a train leaving here,
It could always be early.
And I've no idea what I lack,
But I have ears and it's got tracks,
To the visions my mother fears.

It makes me so happy to know there
is someone really special out there
Even if I might not know who they are.
It means so much to me know there
is someone really different out there
Even if I do not know her anymore.

Out in the countries I was born,
Deep in the visions my mother bore,
There in the rug where you were lying,
Where I've lied so much before,
Deep In the visions my mother bore.

Love is the year gone by,
It's true, you might remember.
More likely you'll soon forget,
Looking for touching and food.
Last year is gone for good.

posted by Corduroy (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

[disclaimer: the lyric "Love is a train leaving here" is stolen from Jackson C. Frank]
posted by Corduroy at 1:14 PM on December 31, 2009

I really like the melody, and the vocal harmonies -- super. And the door!

I don't know anything about guitars and tuning -- how does the alternate tuning change your creative process? Is the idea to force your fingers out of familiar positions, or to change what those familiar positions sound like?
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:21 AM on January 3, 2010

This is really cool! Good job!

What song is the JCF line from?
posted by papayaninja at 10:49 PM on January 3, 2010

Beautiful. I need to get back into some alternate tunings.
posted by ORthey at 11:41 AM on January 4, 2010

Thanks. Karlos, I usually use alternate tunings to use unfamiliar fingering positions, but this tuning is mostly for changing the way the familiar fingerings sound.

Papayaninja, I couldn't remember which song so I googled the lyric, and sadly only this song comes up now. Weird, I feel like a thief. It is in this song. I would suggest everyone check out the two disc "Blues Run the Game". Some heart breaking tunes.
posted by Corduroy at 8:04 PM on January 5, 2010

Ah, some disk 2 material, as it were. He's unbelievable. I've bought that album 5 times, once for myself and four times as gifts. Amazing, amazing music, and a really tragic story to go with it.

Anyway, I listened to some of your other tracks, too, Corduroy, and it's all fantastic. I need to spend a weekend or so with MeFi Music and get to know it better. Maybe I'll even move on to Projects eventually!
posted by papayaninja at 8:52 PM on January 5, 2010

This is really, really good, and I'll only say this because you know I really like your stuff: you should try to do a couple more takes with the rhythmic part to get a better take.

As I was writing that I came to a part where the piano went a bit crazy and then the piano and the percussion stopped, so I guess it was all intentional, but still, the percussion could be a little bit more organized and then go crazy if that's what you wanted.

If the whole odd tempo is intentional, don't pay attention to all that, just to the first part where I say I like this a lot.
posted by micayetoca at 12:10 PM on February 16, 2010

You should re-record this one, because this song is awesome, but it would sound amazing if in rhythm. Also, use your new microphone to make it a little cleaner- I think the internal mic is good for some of your songs where you have that sort of house-y sound, but i think you'd be able to hear all of the different parts better if each were cleaner.
posted by IngeChiles at 6:59 AM on October 10, 2011

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