Until I Find You

February 28, 2014 11:17 AM

Book Challenge Thinger. Based on John Irving's "Until I Find You".

I loved the theme of dragging a child from port to port trying to find an absent father, church organs, tattoos and the quest to find someone.

The Only Boy In an All Girls School
Jacks mother held his hand and played the fool
His father was a rumor (old church organs)
A man the boy himself would soon become (and north sea mornings)

Show me what it means to be a man
Don’t put me down, don’t drag me around
My father is whisper (old church organs)
A memory of a man i won’t become (and north sea mornings)

Dont let them see you crying

Old Church Organs
And Broken Tattood Hands
Until I Find You

I know, it just kind of ends. I'm not very good at writing full songs.

posted by BlerpityBloop (3 comments total)

Really enjoying this post. Tasteful, restrained songwriting, original & attentive production. Great guitar playing and great feel!

Sounds boomy/peaky in my headphones, in case you would like production feedback.

Otherwise a great start! Hope you finish this one.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 4:42 PM on February 28, 2014

Hey, thanks! I have oodles of these things - all intro verse chorus, and all are about 1:30 long. Writing another verse for the sake of making a 'real' song just seems a bit perfunctory, and I am really miserable at writing lyrics, so I just get an idea down and then move on :-(

As for the production (LogicPro9), I've read countless tutorials and guides for EQ'ing and getting things sounding non-peaky/boomy, but I just can't seem to do it. I absolutely dread the EQ stage, EVERYTHING comes out sounding exactly like this, regardless of how much fiddling I do (and I do a fair amount of fiddling).

My goal is to write a proper song, EQ it perfectly, and then learn mastering...but baby steps :-)
posted by BlerpityBloop at 5:02 PM on February 28, 2014

Great song! The mixing answer you seek is the multipressor. Learn it, and you're halfway there.
posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 10:51 PM on February 28, 2014

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