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This is a homeless mother singing to her child, trying to convince them that the sounds around them are innocent bedtime imagery from a nice day they once had at the beach.
I hesitate to put the "lullaby" tag on this because it might give people the wrong idea about the song.
The instrumental is a little rough, but I didn't really have enough time to practice it ... I broke my headphone 1/8" -> 1/4" adapter just before I started recording, and then once I fixed that (by taking apart an old computer speaker for its 1/8" jack ...), I decided to see why the tube mic was sounding a little thin. After some minor surgery on the microphone (turned out to be a loose screw on the backplate of the capsule), I have the mic sounding like it should again ... the super thin sound did sound kind of cool on a couple of the recent songs, but I'd really rather the mic sounded like it's supposed to. If I hadn't spent so much time on it I planned on adding some extra instrumentation, but I guess the extra production will have to wait.
The pretty guitar again (same one from the first song). The smaller sound fits this song much better but I'm really liking how the guitar records in general -- I think it sounds better on tape than in person. There's basically no production on this. The only EQ is to take out the really low frequencies from the heat running, and almost all of the reverb is just the room mic. (There is a really small amount of a very short plate on the vocal to smooth it out a little. A better singer wouldn't need it.)
It’s hard at the bottom, lay your head on my arm
Bb Cm F
While I hum to a memory we had
Tune out the traffic and the songs of alarms
Bb F Bb
I’ll sing you this lullaby instead
Go to sleep, my love
Dream of silver and gold
And of someone who loves you
To the ends of the world
That’s the first dew of summer on the side of your cheek
It’s never winter in dreams
That’s the cries of a seagull at the edge of the sea
As you’re drifting away down the stream
That’s the light from the lighthouse please don’t open your eyes
That’s the shush of the wind on the sand
While someone still loves you won’t ever need to cry
So lay down to sleep in their hands