August 17, 2012 8:12 AM

A song from probably january 2010 about the huge windmill on my former college. If you haven't been up close to a windmill, you're missing out on the friendliest giants out there. I am currently without any instruments so I am experimenting with the synths on my computer so I pulled up this old guitar/voice song to play with.

I wish I had a windmill
for me to run away in,
for me to hear and die in
and never be found.

I'm leaving today
but I could leave tomorrow,
I'm counting them down
until I get found.

It'll happen on a day like these
It'll happen again and again.
I'll know my windmill
and I'll never be found.

I wish I had a windmill
for me to run away in,
for me to hear and die in
and never be found.

posted by Corduroy (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Just reading the lyrics (which I did before I listened) I was reminded a bit of Joni Mitchell's "I Wish I Had a River".

Upon listening, it's certainly good that you included the lyrics here, cause I couldn't understand a word. But the murky unintelligibility of the vocal works perfectly, and taken all together, this is a wonderful little track. I love the production. Well done!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:34 AM on August 18, 2012

good grief, i love this. whatever those background booms and waves are, they work perfectly with this - are they the synth experiments? I thought i heard a snare in there toward the end.
posted by dubold at 3:06 AM on August 19, 2012

Thanks for listening! Yes, the percussion is also part of the synth experiment. You're right flapjax, the opening two lyrics are perhaps a little too similar to the Joni Mitchell song.
posted by Corduroy at 9:00 AM on August 22, 2012

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