Departures (Song w/ Iluminar's Lyrics)

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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, 2015

Tags: synthesizer, iluminar, departures, musical metaphors, acoustic guitar, remix, song, singer/songwriter, unrequited love, bass, saxophone, vocals

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