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Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)


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Peter Greenstone

 Genre: Rock

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This is a new mix of the song from my 2008 album "Broken Symmetries". There were things I wanted to fix or improve since then but had put off for years.

This version has mix/balance improvements as well as some new vocals and other modifications.
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Lyrics
The radar sweeps the prairie
and chatters with the satellites in idle murmurs
The operator dozes off
and swirling cross a field in the din of insect song a cloud of birds
Twilight is forever
we're just passing through
throw us from the center
but hold us close to you

Iridium flare, I saw it
just above Venus and heading for the moon
But the moon went behind Saturn and then I knew
I knew

When I see a shadow fall on the stars
and when I see the wires glint in the dark
Is it blasphemy if I choose to believe
and I forget to laugh at this joke on me

It's quiet on the prairie
hight above, a satellite surveys it's topography
Strange I should take notice in the lines
a nameless rise in all that endless anonymity
Twilight is forever
we're just passing through
throw us from the center
but hold us close to you

Iridium flare, I saw it
just above Venus and heading for the moon
But the moon went behind Saturn and then I knew
I knew

When I see a shadow fall on the stars
and when I see the wires glint in the dark
Is it blasphemy if I choose to believe
and I forget to laugh at this joke on me

When gravity forgets just one little thing
and when the speed of light just stops speeding
If an iridium flare is just a satellite
If the atmosphere doesn't fit quite right

Can the radar see me standing here
on this nameless rise miles from nowhere
Am I a thunder cloud, a flock of birds in the air
or is everything just smoke and mirrors
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Uploaded: Feb 09, 2013 - 11:27:37 AM
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2013 - 11:27:37 AM Last Played: Sep 22, 2017 - 04:22:38 PM
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Comments
jiguma said 1717 days ago (February 9th, 2013)
Hi Peter
Nice to see you posting at MJ again. Really pleased to see one of my favourite PG songs with a few tweaks. Sounding great!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Peter Greenstone said 1714 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
thanks
Thanks, Neil. I just don't have time to work on new stuff these day.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
MarkHolbrook said 1717 days ago (February 9th, 2013)
Very cool
The lyrics got me at first read. Nicely done!
Check out my latest song called Corn Whiskey
KCsGROOVE said 1717 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
iridium flare
very cool space song
I like the gentle pace of this piece
fine lyrics
good one!
KC
Check out my latest song called WAR ON MY SCREEN (#3)
ajnorth said 1717 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
Great sound!
Really nice mix and sound. I hear a hint of David Bowie here, maybe its the space theme? Nice job.
Check out my latest song called The Last One
TobinMueller said 1568 days ago (July 9th, 2013)
Even more intimate
Peter! I just saw this post! How are you!! Message me your mailing address and I'll send you my latest CD. Gotta catch up!

Love the closeness of this version. So real, so sad, so true.

Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
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Name: Peter Greenstone
Location: Roxborough Colorado USA
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I'm not a professional musician by any means. By day I work as an animator and 3D artist. Over the past few years I have developed a passion for songwriting and making music. I do it all myself in my home with a pretty simple setup. CLICK H... [see more]

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