Random collaboration thread:
I was delighted to be paired up for a random collab on FAWM for this submission - I sent Liz (aka tunecat) some bluesy lyrics I concocted, and she sent me back this excellent instrumental that featured a surprise trumpet out of nowhere! I hope I've done it some justice by singing overtop of it.
@tunecat responds: I loved these lyrics from the start.. and took the "blues" hint that maybe this wasn't one for the spoken word treatment. Actually because the lyrics flowed so well, and created such a scene in nature (and the walking thing.. ) it was really suggestive. There aren't a whole lot of chords, It's F, Bb C with a Dm for good measure, but they felt right (a bit Van Morrisonny perhaps) . I think that's how the trumpet (which I'm ashamed to say I haven't even picked up in at least 18 months came about.. it seemed to me that the song needed to breath.. lots of space- )
Hope you like it..
By the way- thanks so much to @mistermann who I'd approached to sing (and we'd got to the point of sending stems) not realising that Chris fancied doing it himself. He bowed out with extreme grace - and I've just received a nice email from him this morning..
"Talk to the Mountain"
If I could talk to the mountain
What would he say to me
Would I be worthy to climb
Would he just laugh at me
I’ve been accounting for somethin’
I’ve lost inside of me
I have no clue where it’s gotten
What’s left’s a mystery
But every single piece I’ve been countin’,
Can I just talk to the mountain?
I’ve bested hills in my lifetime
They’ve rolled under my feet
There’s been some trees in my timeline
Made their branches my seat
Along the way I’ve forgotten
Just what I’m looking for
I think I know where to find it
Way at the peak of that rock I’m sure
If I can find the courage like a fountain
Could I just talk to the mountain?
Listen to these songs I’ve been spoutin’
And let me talk to the mountain.