This is my most ambitious song yet in my Song A Week run which is why it is coming to you a week late. The theme was ‘Minor’ as in minor key. I thought this would be in my wheelhouse as I am always writing gloomy songs but my mind went blank. After a few failed attempts I finally wrote the song. Then I started listening to some music to base my arrangement off of and picked something way to complicated. There are so many things going on in this song and perhaps not all of them good. Things I liked about this one was going nuts on the guitar at the end and the last pre-chorus. This is probably one of the hardest rock songs I’ve done.
The lyrics are inspired by a concept known as the “sword holder” from the great book Death’s End by Cixin Liu. It is very similar to the Cold War Era Dead Man’s Switch that the USSR was said to have.
I’ll put the lyrics at the end of the post if you like to read them.
The theme for this week’s song was Major and I tried to keep it simple. Acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals are all that are on this track. The timing at parts is a little sloppy but I gotta keep moving on. I was particularly happy how the harmonies turned out on this one.
Now this one is about Wilmington and all the banks we have here. I think the song and lyrics can speak for themselves on this one.