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This vignette represents a little experiment in incorporating some writing and singing, as well as the creation of a sort of minimalist backdrop behind the words. I figured I'd try my hand at writing some lyrics, and put together this little sketch as an exercise in songwriting.
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Winter turns
You take two stones and you leave them on the windowsill

And all I know
Is the nighttime's rising like a spectre from the shaking ground
And dawn's approach has left me waiting with the wailing of the whippoorwill

Winter burns
The moonlight tripping round the corners of the windowsill

And time may go
And leave us fighting for a bone beneath the autumn ground
At dawn's approach - a matchlight quaking and a reaper at the windowsill.

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Uploaded: Dec 08, 2008 - 12:20:14 PM
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2008 - 04:49:54 PM Last Played: May 31, 2019 - 04:29:16 AM
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The usual suspects. All mandolin + some effects.
Lightman- said 3909 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
I like the sound of the mandolin.... And good voice.... I like this...
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magnatone said 3909 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
This is gorgeous - wonderful mandolin - you have got CHOPS on that difficult instrument. Terrific vocals - beautiful BEAUTIFUL work!
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MarkHolbrook said 3909 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
I wish
I could play a mandolin... there has always been something mystical about that instrument.

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Feter said 3909 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
This is so deep and soulful ..I like your vocal here
I m catchin most of the lyrics ..I m a mandolin maniac
so this kinda work just thrilled me ...your work really
impressed me thank you so very much for sharin !!!!
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kassia said 3909 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
Really great stuff, man. Reminds me of Iron&Wine, one of my fave artists. Love your vocals and the distant backgrounds you put in. Great job on the lyrics! And the simple mando accompaniment is perfect. Great job!
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mowguy3 said 3909 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
This is the first tune of yours I have listend to. Not at all what I expected. what you have done here is so cool. Great tune indeed.
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RadioChuck said 3908 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
love the tension of the track
.... nicely pulled off and your vocals are great.
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Elevator_Funk said 3908 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
It sounds great as is, but I can imagine this as a round with your vocals and some harmonies overlapping. I think you should keep playing with this one!
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WillyB said 3907 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
well now, that was a nice first shot at lyrics. I'm really into those vague concepts. Nice vocals and a great backdrop for those vocals.
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Drew Kopr said 3898 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Fun tune
Very nicely played and composed. Soothing.
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Parichayaka said 3849 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
What a great song, almost deceiving in its simplicity but full of depth, both musically and lyrically. Rare to come across a song with this kind of haunting quality. Still listening to it frequently after downloading it a couple of months ago. Once I put it on I can't stop listening - guess the mandolin 'loop' has something to do with that:)
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