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Straight & Narrow


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Wifty

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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I wrote this song while on holiday in Florida, sat by the pool on a perfect evening
while seemingly never-ending shooting stars flew over my head.

It's about the feeling that without a loved one you'd fall apart. About needing their
love and support in order to survive and being so thankful that they're there for you.
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Lyrics
My thoughts become a whisper, I cried for you.
So don't leave me dyin' here, I'm begging you to stay with me and strengthen me.
To keep me on the straight and narrow.

You're leaving me, wishing on a shooting star again.
Make me feel like this is all I'll ever have to hold on to.
On my back facing the sky, let the whole damn evening pass me by.
I'll throw another wish at you, it's the least I can do.

It's just another ill-thought theory, I hold onto.
That keeps me waiting here, oblivious to the sea that's drowning me.
Pulling me from the straight and narrow.

They say with a shooting star you're wish comes true.
It's not easy to know if that's true if you don't see it too.

You're leaving me, wishing on a shooting star again.
Make me feel like this is all I'll ever have to hold on to.
On my back facing the sky, let the whole damn evening pass me by. C
I'll throw another wish at you, while the light fades from my view.

I know as I face the heavens, I'd die for you.
So don't let me give up trying, I'm begining to receive the strength I need.
To keep me on the straight and narrow.

You're leaving me, wishing on a shooting star again.
Make me feel like this is all I'll ever have to hold on to.
On my back facing the sky, let the whole damn evening pass me by.
I'll throw another wish at you, I hope you catch one soon.
Song Stats
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Comments: 9
Fans: 2
Plays: 288
Downloads: 163
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Jan 24, 2005 - 12:33:39 PM
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2005 - 03:56:22 AM Last Played: Apr 29, 2019 - 09:48:16 AM
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Hardware:
M-Audio Keystation 49e
Behringer Eurorack UB502 Mixer
Shure PG58 Mic
15" G4 AlBook 1.25GHz
Takamine EG540SC Guitar
Software:
GarageBand 1
Audacity
Comments
TobinMueller said 5319 days ago (January 25th, 2005)
Lulls and sways
Great use of solo strings; brings out the sense of
melancholy well, and I love the tail at the very end. Cool
drum groove. Wonderful harmonies, vocal layering are a
real highlight; altho timing and sometimes pitch could use
some tightening. The high mandolin type guitar colors
are also a cool idea, but maybe need to be tighter, more
integrated. The song is so dense, it could also use a place
to breathe, some place where the rhythm guitar pauses, to
help me know what to listen to, which lyrics are most
important, like when you highlight "I'll die for you" with
your use of harmony punches, which is great moment.
Such an easy feel, the whole arrangement lulls and sways.
A very solid song and nice guitar layering.
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kev said 5313 days ago (January 31st, 2005)
most enjoyable
the productioon shows plenty of flair for detail, lyrics are
good and the arrangement hangs together well. Nice BVs
too. Your vocals are very Elvis Costello! Maybe would be
nice to hear some more differentiation in drums, but I
know thats a real bugger to do.

Top work. Downloaded.
aclarke said 5311 days ago (February 1st, 2005)
What a Beautiful
and heartfelt song. Really could feel the emotional pull.
Excellent song!
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aclarke said 5311 days ago (February 1st, 2005)
What a Beautiful
and heartfelt song. Really could feel the emotional pull.
Excellent song!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
aclarke said 5311 days ago (February 1st, 2005)
What a Beautiful
Sure do wish there was a way to prevent duplicate posts!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
Epileptic Gibbon said 5306 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
I can hear some Elvis…
… Costello in your vocals, as already suggested by
Kev, while the song could easily be something by
Coldplay, Travis, or someone like that. The
production is excellent. But I have to say that, for me
at least, it needs more variety in the music. Again,
Kev's suggestion about the drums might be spot on,
but I think it needs a little something more than that.
I can't put my finger on it, but definitely more
something. Sorry I can't be more precise.

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MiMi said 5303 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
Really
nice vocals you there. I always enjoy a good story and the
place they take me. I agree that you should have some
spots to let the piece breathe, but you have the meat and
potatoes on the plate.
Check out my latest song called You
eleveneyes said 5298 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
almost there
good song. BGVs really help with the dynamics of this
tune. I feel it could use even more dramatic dynamics.
try pulling out the strings during the first half of
each verse. Also seemed to me that this part: "They say
with a shooting star you're wish comes true.
It's not easy to know if that's true if you don't see it too.
" came too early in the song. Seems to function as a
bridge. so you have a verse, a chorus, a verse then a
bridge. I'd like to hear the chorus at least one more time
before the bridge. Give me more to latch onto before you
depart from it. Lot's of great ideas, great lyrics, could be a
great song. keep tweaking this one and you'll have a hit
on your hands.
Check out my latest song called You And Me
eleveneyes said 5298 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
also...
forgot to mention this, and this is more of a personal preference than
anything. Starting a song with a drum beat, especially a sampled loop turns
me off and does nothing for the song. just start off with that vocal crescendo
and then come in with everything else. Get into the song quicker cuz the
song is much better than that drum beat and the song is what you want folks
to hear. again, just my opinion, take it for what it's worth.
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Name: Simon Wiffen
Location: Leeds UK
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I'm using GB with a Shure PG58 Mic and M-Audio Keystation 49-e plugged into a Behringer Eurorack UB502 (if anyone's interested!) and occassionally a Yamaha YAS-23 Alto sax. For my earlier stuff, I've got a Samick acoustic guitar plugged in using... [see more]

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Genre Info
The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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