BEHOLD: Dom & Il's Epic Songbaby Number Two!!
Once again I was inspired by Il-matic's words to record a song. I wanted to bare the vulnerability of certain parts, and give others their grandiose due. As I worked on it, I realized that it was reminiscent of a few songs from my first full-length, so it was neat to revisit that mindset/guitar tuning.
FUN FACT: As a musical metaphor, the two sax tracks respectively go up and down scales to create paths that go opposite ways but never quite seem to meet up on the same spot. Hooray pretentiousness!!
LYRICS (REmixed slightly for lyrical flow)
When we were kids, we used to say
If we could leave this town, then we'd be on our way
Flights of fancy in cloudless skies
Dreams of getting on, and not just getting by
You sold your gear and packed a bag
You're sailing jetstreams while my engines lag
The note you left said you couldn't wait
You're headed for the air; I'm ground-delayed
Now you're gone (chasing the sunrise)
Tired of the shadows, catching bright lights
I fall behind (and spend all my nights)
Chasing you...always chasing you
Living off coffee and booze
Scared to make the leap; much more scared to lose
I called in all favors that I could scrounge
And bought my ticket sunny westward-bound
Leaving early, arriving late
Layovers in four goddamn states
Three days in transit, and dreams tinged blue
From departure screens, and missing you
Thought I'd caught up the other day
At a canyon house west of LA
The landlord already changed the locks
Said that all you left was an old shoebox
Full of letters that I sent
The only words I ever truly meant
Paper moons and the stars, they won't stay lit
You're still the sun, but I'm falling out of orbit
Stems only available by request 'cos it'll take me a damn while to get them all together.
Check out other Dom & Il collabs!
Circus (her words, my music - going to re-release this soon once I fix the samples...)
To Change A Bulb (her film noir script, my VO & sax)
Game Of Phones (my song, her visual concept & storyboards)
Perfect Symmetry (early Mirror Music idea)
Highfives and fistbumps, pahtna!! =)
Created: Jul 21, 2015TheLastDomino Audio Media