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Glidin' on Water (ft Dave Millard/James Moore)



 Genre: Rock

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Over a year ago, Dave and I did this track as our second collaboration together. It was not meant to be surf music, but rather music about surfing, and the simple unadulterated joy of riding a wave. I live on the west coast of the US, and the water's cold enough at my breaks to require a wetsuit year-round. But the allure and sheer thrill of catching a wave makes you forget about the cold water in a quick hurry. That, and the adrenaline rush of seeing all that water coming at you!

Dave's always wanted to bring James on board to lay down some righteous live drums as a remix. As it happens, this song totally worked for our Fractal Garden quartet rock album concept, so we decided to rebuild the song from scratch. We're very pleased to present the official version of Glidin'. THIS is what I heard in my head all this time.

This song absolutely SCREAMS to be a soundtrack for a surfing video. Alas, there is no such video-sharing site along the lines of MacJams as of yet, or at least none that I can find, and so Glidin' will have to remain a song on our upcoming album until it's hopefully discovered.

Vocals: Dave
Drums/percussions: James
Keyboards: John
Music/mixing/lyrics/guitars/bass: Jay

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It's cold, it's damp, it's foggy
I can hardly see the waves
The neoprene constricts me
I think I have to be insane

My feet are numb on contact
My hands aren't far behind
The air gets sucked right out me
As I duck under the first line

The surf, it pounds me under
It holds me down for more
My lungs are screamin' for mercy
What the hell am I doing this for?

But then I'm past the breakpoint
And the fog evaporates
I can see the others like me
Waitin' for the waves

And then it comes right at me
It's menacing and high
I turn my board and paddle
I think I'm gonna die

I'm glidin' on water!
I want it forever!
I'm glidin' on water!
But I know
it can't last forever.

I'm glidin' on water!
The best feelin' ever!
I'm glidin' on water!
But I know
it can't last forever
No it can't last forever...
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Uploaded: Jan 14, 2007 - 11:13:31 AM
Last Updated: May 26, 2007 - 06:42:52 PM Last Played: May 03, 2019 - 12:08:52 AM
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Bowman said 4598 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
First tune I've heard of yours and it's awesome. Gave me chills. Classic. Your voice is really strong - great production all the way around.
Jay this is wonderful.
Check out my latest song called THE LOST JEDI
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Fractal Garden is a collaborative musical project of John Aldrich and Jay Loeper, with occasional special guests. John and Jay, to this date, have never met each other. They only know each other through emails, phone calls and their music. Dedicat... [see more]

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