Casting Shadows

by @coolparadiso

Liner Notes

Ever since i can remember I could play any instrument you can blow - recorder flutes clarinets etc but once i discovered those string things they became a faded memory, Katy Pierce who i don't see here this year piqued my interest by using flutes and recorders but i just never could find a place to use them. Then Dragondreams added to those thoughts particularly when i interviewed him for my podcast and also listening to his lovely Fawm song "As the ripples fade" so here we go with mine! thx @dragondreams #fipple #vitalsynth

Lyrics

V1 living on the edge of reality
casting shadows against the light
Will you remember me at all
in the middle of the night

V2 seems to me like yesterday but not the day before
vision cracked in pieces
and fallen to the floor

Chorus
they said that love would find a way
it would shake me to the core
I now understand what was meant
as it left and closed the door

V3 You walked away from all that pain
Was time to turn the page
Im still not sure if what I feel
is love or hidden rage

V4 Ive replayed it a over and over
and its different everytime sometime I feel responsible others I feel a victim of a crime

B time they say heals everything like the longer youre apart but its 2 years now on Sunday
and the rips still in my heart

Chorus
they said that love would find a way
it would shake me to the core
I now understand what was meant
as it left and closed the door



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Great lyrics and a wonderful arrangement. A super addition to the "He/she left me, and I still haven't recovered" sub-genre of love songs.

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Seems to me you should have made more use of the fipple fleet! There's a sweetness in the recorder melody, and the clever use of slightly bending gets away from the mechanical tootling aspect. Almost a calypso/reggae feel to this. EDIT dammit I forgot the nasty website trick of stopping the music when one hits "submit"

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Nice tune on the recorder.

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@beacon

Lovely sentiment and the winds are really nice here. Lovely write.

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So soft and dreamy. Really liked this song.

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Oh man. This is all kinds of gorgeous. The tootlesticks really create a wonderful atmospheric bed for this song. The whole production feels like I've been wrapped in a comfort blanket. 😀

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Wow those flutes on top of that soft warm synth is such a pretty sound...really pleasant to my ears.
The feel of the light airy backing is a contrast to the harshness of love in the lyrics; I like that kind of contrast.
Yeah man this is really a different sound and it works quite nicely for a great first listen of my work day!

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Love the flute, love the synth. Get out that mellotron and give us another "Strawberry Fields". Nice job, as always!

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I like how this drifts along with the srong bass helping propel it just enough. I'm a big fan of the chorus lyric here especially, you've got something good here. Nice work!

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Great starter, John! Love that flute, lyrics pop out and your voice has a deep soothing quality to it, singing a calming melody. Made me happy :-D

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lovely lyrics and gentle overall feel, the music is lovely, love the recorder

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This is beautiful! Lovely sound, and good lyrics. I especially like:
"seems to me like yesterday but not the day before." Great creativity and freshness!
So glad to see you back!

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My ear’s not discerning enough to know what type of wind instrument you’re playing there, but it sounds brilliant. Just how many instruments do you play then, John? I really dig the lyrics on this one too - that dichotomy of ‘sometimes I feel responsible / others a victim of crime’ is hugely relatable, and very well articulated.

(Ps. Is it a recorder?)

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@gm7

Suuuuuper opening I love that recorder tone. This song would fit in very well in Newfoundland...that hint of Irish. Great job John! I would be remise I didn't mention the production...solid!!

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i like it when you go all stacatto on the chous.

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Is that an East Asian flute? Very unique when layered with the country-style guitar strumming. It kind of also sounds like a cool throwback song that people would've danced to in the 90's or 80's? Maybe it's the groove and the THUMP THUMP groove bass and the reverb. Very nice!