Everybody Knows Mirrors Lie

by @songwritingzen @marthie

Liner Notes

For song 12 of the 50/90-2022 challenge I thought I'd experiment with some chamber music to another lovely lyric by @marthie. Piano, strings, flutes and french horns... Yum :)
#classical #orchestral #ensemble #chamber_music

Lyrics

Everybody Knows Mirrors Lie

V1:
barefoot over a mountain
where the wind will find me
and blow me down the other side.
where do glaciers go when they move?
Empty, insecure, self-conscious
there is no point in being anybody else than
myself

V2:
what is a pearl
but layers and layers of comfort
around a single grain of painful sand?
discarded, used, worn and tattered
the loveliest, soulful one thing
you will experience in your life
found

C:
mirrors lie, mirrors lie,
everybody knows mirrors lie
when the show is over
will you keep your last song for me?
be the scarce life-sustaining necessity
what you see here
is original

B: Show me your life in a nutshell
We show up
follow instructions
pay attention
subscribe
follow
stay calm
respect
admire
verify
playlist
read
listen
stop!
what inspires your heart
quench your thirst
be your kind of human first

Chorus (x2)



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Lovely stuff guys. Superb harmonies. great job.

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Really loving what you've done with Marthie's amazing imagery--great harmonies over a nice simple moving arrangement. Great collaboration!

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I kept reading Marthie's lyric, didn't have the chance to comment, each time there was something happening. Very beautiful song and collaboration. Inspiring, with cool harmonies, harmonisations, vocals, playing. Beautiful instrumentation. Beautiful lyrics, music, demo. Very romantic treatment to the lyrics. Love it. Nice whistling too :)

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@panch

I love the harmony vocal layering and the instrumental build. The introduction of the chorus is perfect. A perfect setting of the lyrics.

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This is stunningly beautiful! Such incredible lyrics and the harmonies! The mix of the instruments makes it divine!