Falling Awake (2)

August 13, 2018 11:37 PM

Rerecording of Falling Awake. I'm recording an album (right now!) with a friend, which is very exciting. The direction is very different for me, a kind of uplifting take on my melancholy songs. This one builds, and is heavily indebted to Northern Sky by Nick Drake. Features guitalele, drums, harpsichord, organ, bass, piano, harmonies at the end. We're still recording and this hasn't really been mixed, so all thoughts welcome!

falling awake
to the falling rain
i couldn’t draw
a straight line

what is the dif-
terence between
wanting to stay
asleep

and not wanting
to stay
alive

misery lies like
the palace
at the center
of the city

i don’t live there
but i visit
and it’s
heavenly

to receive
self pity
a plenty

rachel says
over the church bells
“you have to be nicer
to yourself”

i don’t want to be selfish
i just want to be self-less

falling awake
to the falling rain
i couldn’t draw
a straight line

yet i’ve followed you here somehow

posted by Corduroy (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

All recording and instruments played by Jonathan Russell, except guitalele.
posted by Corduroy at 11:42 PM on August 13


This is terrific--I can totally hear the Nick Drake element in the arrangement.
posted by umbú at 11:01 AM on August 17


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