Art Deco Painting of a Happy Sycamore Waiting in the Galaxy

by @andygetch

Liner Notes

#songskirmish #skirmish theme/prompt to write a song in an hour (or so), post it, tag it #s073122b
THEME/PROMPT: Write to the picture below generated at #Dall-e by the phrase 'Art deco painting of a happy sycamore waiting in the galaxy' link here:
https://labs.openai.com/s/kL8Sb5L2wlFPzP2jJ20jTwYS
#12-string_guitar #tuned_down #alternate_tuning a step DGCFAD
Guitar chords [actual sound(chord shape)]

Lyric write I went with what I saw in the picture. Recording was #acoustic_one_take

Lyrics

Verse 1
[Cadd11(C3rd fret)] Am I the only green
[G7add11(G3rdfret] Or just an un-lonely green
[Cadd11(C3rd fret)] A happy sycamore
[G7add11] Friends shine down on me
[Cadd11(C3rd fret)] In purple waves lapping on my shores

Chorus
[Fmaj7(Gmaj7)] Reaching for the stars
[Ebmaj7(Fmaj7)] Purple vibrations in full phase
Branches and leaves turn to face
[C(D)] Like an art deco painting
[G(A)] They keep waiting for whats next

Verse 2
[Cadd11(C3rd fret)] My trunk bends in a half moon
[G7add11] Neighbors start to swoon
[Cadd11(C3rd fret)] All happy sycamores
[G7add11] Making the yellow wave
[Cadd11(C3rd fret)] Lost on a mellow saving
Tomorrow's happy yesterday

Repeat chorus

Bridge
[Eb(F)] So many shining lights
[F(G)] Inspires surrealistic Dali reflections
[G(A)] An art deco painting of a happy sycamore waiting in the galaxy

Chorus 2
[Fmaj7(Gmaj7)] Reaching for the stars
[Ebmaj7(Fmaj7)] Purple vibrations in full phase
Branches and leaves turn to face
[C(D)] Like an art deco painting
[G(A)] We keep waiting for whats next

Repeat chorus 2
[G(A)] We keep waiting for whats next (repeat and fade)



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@kristi

Oh, I just commented on one with the same prompt. Cool. The guitar has that spacey feel and it's like we're floating with the sycamore. Good vibes in this.

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Like a step through the galaxy! The chords tell such a story, as the lyrics lead you away. Good
song skirmish put together in that hour or so, incorporating the points well, and building on them.

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Those are such great chords. I love how you leave space for me to take in your lyrics and riff off of them into images of my own. Thanks so much for hosting this skirmish.

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Excellent guitar work to back up your partial spoken word lyric. You really got this painting.

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I'm lost in those ringing chords and the swirly phaser effect on your guitar. The spoken word lyrics work really well for this spacy piece.

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I can always count on you to have the spaciest-sounding chords anyone can write. The chords and melody already give it such a 'waiting galaxy' kind of feel, and then on top of that you layered some really intriguing phrases that only intensify the feeling. I love "lost on a mellow saving" and "purple vibrations in full phase". This sets such a mood! Great write, and thanks for hosting a fun skirmish!

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Nice sound, it's a space vibe for sure. Super cool prompt, too, thanks!

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I love the "reaching for the stars" image which seems obvious now but I didn't think of it when writing. So many short lines, 3-5 words a lot of them, and yet so full of imagery. Nicely written. The bridge is a nice contrast to the verses and chorus. The guitar is suitably ethereal, too.

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Love this sound, the flange makes it feel very spacey, like lying on my back staring into space.

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Very interesting prompt and delivery. Creative and lovely to listen to.

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Nice soundng tune and guitar playing. I like the vocal delivery too.