Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Like Breathing Water (w/t Racerat)


by

echoroom

 Genre: Ballad
No artwork

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
Funny thing, how songs get written.
The lyrics for this started with a conversation with Ledebutant about death and mortality ('Dive through time' is her line). About a week later, I was thinking about my parents, who are both dead ... you try and get over these things, but to an extent, you never can.
Anyway, I had a really emotional 'flashback', like drowning, being swamped in memories, and wrote the lyrics to this track in about half an hour... it just came out. I was in a bit of a mess at the time. I'm not religious, but there are times when you do call on someone else ... a higher presence ... for comfort, to try and make sense of things. During one of the world wars, a priest said:

'There are no atheists in foxholes'.

So I think of this song as a cry, a hymn from a particular foxhole I was in at the time.

I started working on the song as a sort of ambient/electro track, but after a month or so, moved to using more conventional instruments. During that time, I started working with Philip (Racerat) on a revamp of 'Manhattan hangs', and asked if he'd like to collab on this track. Philip took the track and really worked some magic - the majority of instruments on this are his work, and he added two particularly wonderful elements, the harmonica and the backing vocals. Mixing and mastering is all his work ... and it's a great job.

I find it actually difficult to listen to this track, as there is so much emotional energy in it for me, but, it's a mainline to a memory for me ... much better than having a photograph. I have as big an ego as anyones (hey, maybe bigger), and always like to get a good response to a song, but in this case, just having written this is enough.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
Oh come and hold us, you know our
Hearts ain't so tough.
And lead us homeward when the
Road gets corrupt.

Every night, like breathing water.

Oh come and touch me though your
Hands are cut.
Live one more hour
It'll be enough.

Every night, like breathing water
I feel you here
Every night, it's like breathing water.

And though I dive through time
It's not mine to keep.
The moment locked inside
Caught and then released.
We come in hollering
Whisper out in peace
Shantih Shantih shantih.

Born, never asked
Filled with violence and love.
If we lay down our guns
Would our tears turn them to rust?

Every night, like breathing water....
Song Stats
Hits: 6516
Comments: 133
Fans: 50
Plays: 711
Downloads: 68

Uploaded: Aug 07, 2007 - 01:30:30 AM
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2008 - 01:51:31 AM Last Played: May 11, 2017 - 07:21:32 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter
Hardware:
Philip's harmonica
Software:
Logic Pro
Comments
ledebutant said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Finally
I've been dying for you to post the final version of this, loitering around trying to peep in your window, hoping to glimpse you pressing that Bounce button on the final version, so I'm THRILLED to finally see this posted.

There's a lot to absorb here, partially because I have the other version in my head, which is making it hard to comment, yet, but I'll be back.

I do have to say that I don't think there's a single time I've heard you sing "born never asked," in either version that tears haven't sprung to my eyes. The way you sing this truly taps into a very deep place in you, so thank you.
ledebutant said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Window
Also, I should obviously have been peeping in Phillip's window watching for that bounce button, also to steal his mixing secrets.
echoroom said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Mixmaster
The mix and master are all Phil's ... I'm waiting for the final file so I can figure out how the heck he can produce work like this. He is my logic idol!
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
echoroom said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
bloody hell
I just posted this, went to check the spelling of shantih (which I got right), and you were already onto this - that's like 10 seconds!!

This is a very different version (I may post the other some day), but I think 1000 times better. Be interested in what you think after you've ahd a chance to absorb this. In all honesty (and I mean this literally), I can't get past the last verse/chorus without welling up .. it's almost embarrassing.

Thanks Lisa - will be in touch.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Vic Holman said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
wow
1. excellent to team up with Philip
2. your vocals shine
3. I'm early on one of you tracks for once
4. pretty and a moving piece.
5. Philip did an excellent job, not that I would expect anything less
6. your on fire this last couple days.
7. way to go guys
Check out my latest song called Strawberry Fields
echoroom said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
8. thanks Vic.
9. What time is it - shouldn't you be in bed.
10. Oh, i forgot, you never sleep 'cause you're always writing and recording.
11. If I'm Bowie, Philip is definately Eno.
12. ta!

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3581 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
brett anderson
rather than bowie??

;-)
lengold said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
I really am
speechless Steve. This song got me too. Very, very emotional and beautiful. I think that there should be a bigger fave icon for songs like this - majestic songs. Wonderful collaboration - everything about it is top class. I want to say more - but am speechless still.
Cheers
Len


Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
echoroom said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
ballads!
Hey Len - I never thought the day would come when I posted a song under 'ballads' .... but I guess you mellow with age. One of the really clever things Phil did was still give this some edge - the discordant guitar in the verse, the harmonica .... it pulls it back from me having a Barbara Streisand moment (which is a good thing).

Thanks for checking this out

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
chipan said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
powerful song
I can really feel the emotion coming out in your singing. This was moving. Aside from the musical excellence it was the kind of straight from the soul, gut wrenching song you can really cry to. I'm sorry for your loss. At the risk of sounding preachy may I offer the words of Jesus Christ, "Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest."
peace
chip
Check out my latest song called Psalm 107
echoroom said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
From the gut
Hey Chip - just listened to 'Nadu', which is wonderful, straight from the heart. Thanks for listening, and for the kind words.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
dolby said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Steve
I'm waaaaay too tough to start blubbing over pop songs, so I'm gonna buck the trend and start with a very minor crit (constructive of course). Namely the piano in the opening verse. Do you think it might be a bit dry? Not sure whether it's a real or pen piano, but it really sounds like the latter - a bit fake?

Ok, gripe over. I'm commenting after 3 back to back listens and already the melody is firmly lodged in the memory - a good thing. The best thing about this is the way it builds, though, always a sucker for the big finish. The arrangement and production are spotless (apart form the early piano), and the vocal is as strong as always.

I totally agree about it still having an edge as well - imprtant in a 'ballad' so congrats to Philip for keeping you on the straight and narrow.

It's another great submission. DL'd, Fave'd etc. Nice one.

Phil
Check out my latest song called The Only Ghost Who Cares
echoroom said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
No real instruments were harmed by me...
Hey Phil, yeah, good call, the opening piano is fake, and I'm totally responsible for that... I thought someone would call me out on that! It was originally recorded using the Jam pack Steinway sound, but I changed it to a Logic instrument when I sent Philip the file ... if I had more patience, I would've changed it back ... but I haven't!

Good call, and thanks for listening ... 3 times!

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
dolby said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Ahhhh...
...patience, and the lack of it. I know all about that!

---
Same Same, But Different
Check out my latest song called The Only Ghost Who Cares
bjack said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Man, I can feel...
Your emotion in this song. I'm a grown ass man and I don't normally well up to something I listen to but for some reason, this song reminded me of my mom (she passed away in 1990) and brought tears to my eyes.

If you asked me why, I couldn't answer you but thank you for the warm memories that I almost forgot about.

"There are no atheists in foxholes"

beautiful.
Check out my latest song called All of Me
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Stunned
Bjack - I heard your work for the first time today and was stunned - bamboozled is an awesome piece of work - you guys can really wail! I'm glad you got this song ... it's good to take time and remember.

Thanks for coming by and listening

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
DWL said 3583 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Raw stuff Steve
Bloody excellent :-)

This is such a good song and really well produced.

A wonderful hook line. Your voice is shining and the instrumentation is top notch.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called War with Spain
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
raw
Thanks Dick ... although your latest track is pretty, er, brutally honest!

Steve

Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
five_extra_arms said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Bring Out The Big Guns
Steve,

This is great evidence of just how smart you are. Oh sure, you can sing, and write fun children's music, but look how this song has evolved. I really loved the first version, but man o man, you've really made this something to disrupt the skyline.

You're a smart cookie, because you know who to work with and you really seek feedback on the parts you think are strongest and the parts you think are weak. You consider every single comment you hear almost to the point of absolute compulsive, neurotic lunacy. No, beyond that.

I'm just glad that I was able to be a part of this tremendous production at the level I was. Honestly, and we've had this argument before, I don't think the song would have the same emotional impact if you didn't listen to me.

"If we lay down our guns
Would our tears turn them to pumpkins?'

Not a very good rhyme, but hey, that's a thing of the past.

My final serious point is that I am so impressed with the power of this song. Phil did a fantastic job doing all that he did with the scraps of an idea you sent him (kidding big time). I know you are a major control freak, Steve, and you have a hard time letting go of the reins, but you did a great job by letting Phil be great and it makes you a better artist yourself.

You guys are amazing.

Thanks for feeding the hungry iPod!
Check out my latest song called Kepler - NASA Challenge
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
You have no soul!
How dare you mock my grief ... actually, I'm okay when the track stops ... it's just when i play it I start wailing.
This is pretty far from the elctro version you heard ... in fact, Phil removed the cathedral organs, which I loved in the original (and gave it a real hymn-like quality), and I didn't even notice.

I am an utter control freak, but know my limitations ... this is probably the most 'collaborative' track i've done, but I totally trust Phil, so it's easy to loosen the grip ... i could happily work with him until he tires of me (so Thursday, then).

You know what this song means to me, so thanks Bob.

Now for more songs about cars and girls.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
five_extra_arms said 3576 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
A Second Listening Session
Steve,

I invested some serious listening time comparing/contrasting the 2 versions of this great song. What truly amazes me is how different they are straight from the git go.

I really loved the electro version and I didn't want to write it off just because you did a new version. There are so many really beautiful things happening in version 1. I had kinda forgotten about it until I listened to it over the weekend. By the way, the beach was unbearably hot no matter how deep I buried my feet in the sand.

Phil's ideas and instruments do more than just enhance this song, it really is a totally new song you two have written. It's just as different as any other 2 songs you've done that weren't the same song done differently when you did them again for the second time. I'm sure you know what I'm babbling about.

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy this production.

Bob

---
she'll love five extra arms.
Check out my latest song called Kepler - NASA Challenge
cjdaley said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
moving and humbling
Perfect vocals as usual, and your well-known sense of the dramatic build-up. I don't think the flute in the first verse brings as much as the rest does (the harmonica, the acoustic guitar), but on the other hand, it would be great song, no matter what.

No atheists in foxholes, well maybe. Depends on what you find at the bottom of the foxhole, I guess.
Check out my latest song called Big Bong Theory Overture (By the Monggz)
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
As if by magic
... speaking about songs about cars and girls (well, filthy fifteens). Yeah, there's a real odd range of instruments in here - i really like the flute, but the harmonica I think is just ace - Phil put this in and just said he had a 'surprise' - I think it works really well. It is a big swirling, dramatic kinda song ... Celine Dion is very interested.

Nice to hear from you again JC

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Scott Carmichael said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
I love the way you
chip away at the subject matter... like a sculpture to get the idea to emerge... I really love it that you take the writing serious... I get a sense sometimes, that folks have music and are looking for some words to put with them... here, there is an urgent sense that you have something to say... and if it wasn't a song... it would be a poem... excellent producer chair skills Phillip... you enable the song on it's trajectory... that's key... every element that you've added, seems to be toward the song.. you've kept the work in sight... I have come to really expect great things from your voice Steve... you have the ability to instill real emotion in songs that are less charged than this one... so I'm not suprised that you really inhabit the song as you present it...

This is remenicent of C S Lewis's writings for me... he took the tenants of the faith very serious... he really believed that we are a fallen race... that we remain outside of "what we were really created for" because we were created as eternal beings we will always feel out of our element... like something is not quite right... somehow the constraints of time... death... longing... will leave us feeling like we are beathing water...

bravo... and deepest bow
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Woow!
Thanks Scott. I sometimes wonder how well I communicate through lyrics ... I don't really like to draw a straight line through things, so I guess they can be a bit obscure .... i wasn't sure about 'breathing water', but it worked with how i felt at the time. I think the odd thing about this lyrically, for me, is that each line is pretty clear, but is almost a seperate idea. It's hard, because there's so much behind each line:

'Live one more hour, it'll be enough' brings really strong imgaes back to me ... almost a child-like wish.

The joy of this collab for me is that Phil really got it, there was really no arguement even though the song changed quite a bit - the music and lyrics I think support each other.

Thanks for your considered comments

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
ktb said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
love it
Steve your vocal on this is just soaked with emotion. Its pouring out the speakers. I feel like I should be able to fav twice on songs this good.

Philip you are the mix czar. Awesome harmonica!
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Admin
I'll talk to the admin about the 'double fav' button - sounds like a winner! thanks for the kind words - really appreciate the response this track has had.

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Mcboy said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
wow....
much emo energy here.....love the choir-like backing.....steve u have a gift man......racerat nice job ...kudos' to u both......
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
One man choir
... called Philip, available for hire at reasonable rates. Thanks for your support man, really appreciate it... look forward to working with you and the guys again.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
What a great piece !
ohh .. my new friend, this is the 1st time i hear you and i'm really want to say as you said "I've sorta seen you around the site, but not yet checked out your work ... I wish i had earlier", I'M IMPRESSED BY YOUR STUFF, your vocal is very nice, the music is great, the performance VERY GOOD !!
Loved this piece and faved it !

Take Care my friend
==============
Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
The feeling's mutual
Yeman, really enjoyed hearing your track today .. there's so much excellent music on this site, I need to hire a gopher to help me keep up. Thanks for checking this out, and I'll try to get round to listening to some of your previous posts

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
wonderful ballad.
from such a sorrowful place. thanks for sharing this piece of yourseof!
a touching, wonderful song!
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
ballad???
Hey Jason - I wondered what you'd make of this, you and rad being the masters of metal mayhem! Thanks for checking this out ... rest assured, Phil has but loud guitars on our next collab!

LOL

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
loud, soft, or bluegrass...
a great song is a great song...
and this is it!
the song makes me feel what you feel, no easy feat, and very nicely done, my friend

---
Learn, Love, Grow... that's all one can do.
said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
wonderful
steve - your voice is a Wonderful Thing - i just LOVE it.

"And though I dive through time/It's not mine to keep./The moment locked inside/Caught and then released." - what fine, fine writing.

great build - that last stanza was packed with emotion. you, sir, are GOOD!

anne
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Ledeb
... helped with those lyrics ... I owe her a fiver. Thanks anne .... one day, we gotta do a song together, you're vocals are always so perfect. Thanks for dropping in

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
MissChaos said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
shanti shanti shanti
What a profound message you have here. I know it's your story, but it reaches everyone of us. Thank you for bearing your soul here for all of us to stop, in silence, and listen. Really listen. It's a transcendental fear... or knowledge depending on your level of optimism. I, for one, find this song rather haunting. It hits that place in my brain that brings comfort and warmth knowing we are all connected by these wills for peace and connectedness, despite our fears and our fragile health. I love this. Thank you for sharing -- what a gift.
Check out my latest song called Transmission
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Out of the chaos
I'm not much for pimping, but I e-mailed you about this 'cause, with the collab coming up, and the subject matter, i really wanted you to hear this. I've always thought it strange (well, lately , at least), that death is such a taboo, yet is so much part of life ... something we all experience, yet it's still talked about in hushed tones ... how many people do you know that talk of someone 'passing on', or 'passing away'.

It's a subject I've come naturally to explore, to try and make sense of my experiences, and I'm giving it three shots ... this track, Fragile, and another track i've worked on with Pengui.

thanks Miss C ... look forward to working with you.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Magnificent!
As you once said in one of your comments on one of my tunes: "I'm speechless"... I love everything about this. Phil did a great job on the M & M. Your vocal is positively and authentically heart-wrenching Steve. Like I said above: MAGNIFICENT!

Be well friend!


PS: "Born, never asked"...Someday you may find out that you DID, in fact, ask...
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Ditto
Hah - don't i say that about all your tracks .. and now that you're all Logiced up, your work has taken another quantum leap! Thanks Mike - I usually rattle off the vocals fairly quaickly on my stuff, but it took weeks before i got this ... i did loads of versions, and they just didn't feel right ... this one's pretty close.

Heh - I lust solo'd Philip's vocals on the Logic file of this - they sound great - i may use them for another song.

thanks for the support, friend.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
TobinMueller said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Never drowned
Fabulous lyrics. Life is made up of opposites, colliding as they do inside our experiences, not in conflict but in a kind of growth-synergy that hurts as we keep hold of joy, gathering meaning deep inside.

Sonic details (especially that weird organ) are also really nice: giving a sense of underwater, of even a phone call from another dimension. Very nice swaying anthem feel, but the poetry remains front and center, never drowned.

Excellent.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Drowned world
That's so weird, tobin - there is a wildly effected choir sound, which Philip also referred to as 'underwater' ... great minds ... drown. This to me is all about delivering the lyric, and the content behind it ... if that comes across, then we've succeeded.

Thanks for listening

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
racerat said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Props to tha Man
Hey Steve et al,

It was so great working with you on this track. The kernel of the song is what is to thank for it's greatness. The lyrics, the progression. I felt like I just was adding icing to an extent. And you know how I LOVE adding icing...! The only challenge was when Steve wrote me and said "Dude, (he didn't really say "dude") here's the file, but I want it to be about 30 seconds longer". So I had to chop it up and architect some new passages, but I think it works.

Steve, your vocals are ACE as usual, no challenges for me there. I have listened to this cut probably 200 times in working on it and I can say I have never tired of it, I always hear something new, and I am always touched by it's sincerity. Props to tha man and looking forward to hearing what folks say about our Manhattan hangs redux.

Cheers and Ciao,
Philip
Check out my latest song called Paper Thin
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Spooky
You know, I have the new version of manhattan hangs on my ipod, and I've called it MH redux - how spooky is that!

This is a total collab, so we split the royalties 50/50.

BTW, i got the Logic file and listened to your backing vocal tracks ... fantastic, and only eq and a bit of reverb. And there's me thinking more plug-ins woz better!

Thanks dude!

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Peter Bauckham said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Wow!
This is such an excellent song. Great production, playing and amazing, heartfelt, singing! Loved it.

Peter
Check out my latest song called Reality TV MJRF2010
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Long gone
Hey peter - where have you been - it's been ages since you posted (actually, I just bought a book on Banksy, the grafitti artist yesterday ... sorry!). Thanks for the comments, and look forward to your next opus.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
bud said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
The imagery in your lyrics
is stellar and very moving - same to be said for your vocal performance.

Oh come and touch me though your
Hands are cut.
Live one more hour
It'll be enough.

is simply brilliant - and Philip's production and playing really add the perfect weight and arrangement to this song. I'm very impressed - and quite moved. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Check out my latest song called Polara
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Flow
Thanks Bud ... sometimes you have to drag lyrics outta me slowly ... this one just flowed out .. it's a gift when it happens like that.
Your work is always great (even the stuff you recorded in the 70's!!), so we really appreciate your comments.

Thanks for listening.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Roxylee said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
I'm so glad
that you left a comment on my page, because I hadn't gotten around to hearing your music. This is incredibly touching. Both my parents are gone, too, and sometimes the memories come flooding in, so I know what you mean here. I tried many ways to find peace, and Jesus was my answer. I pray you find this peace and never have to breathe like breathing water again. Thank you for letting us hear your emotional prayer cries in song. I think we can all relate in some way. I love your voice and the music, and the harmonica was an extra treat. :-)
Check out my latest song called Emma, by davisamerica
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Thanks Roxy
Loved your latest track ...there's so much good work on this site, its a real struggle to keep up. Being Irish, I usually deal with stuff by keeping it locked in ... music is a great way to release the emotions!

Thanks for listening, and for your kind words

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Amazing Song
Steve and Phil you guys bring it home- good good stuff, this song is so well developed and recorded so well, good job both of you...
Steve you are man of the week here at MJ :) keep bringing the good stuff, as you tell Len you'd never thoghtt you'd be posting a ballad well I am working on one myself but I must say this isn't exactly a ballad but I get what you mean, this is more like a head song for the mind! trippy in its own way, excellent my friend!
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Trippy
man of the week - do I get a crown and sash to wear - cool! I didn't know what to class this as ... trippy ballad suits me down to the ground. Thanks for the comments Tom, that's really cool. I was talking to Bob about a get together ... miami, new york, so maybe we'll actually meet some day!

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Big Aura
There's a lot here, but it's all so airy and spacious I want to just dissolve. Beautiful performances all around, and a seemingly effortless pace.

Don't change the fake piano; it goes great with the sound of your lyric sheet rustling at the beginning.
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Rustled!
hah - good spot Jim - I think it's a constant on every track of mine that thsat ol' lyric sheet can be heard (it's very clear on Gentle machine) ... Although on crashed i did pin them to the wall. Tricky thing tempo - too slow and this woulda dragged, too fast and it woulda seem rushed .... hopefully we got it right ... thanks for listening.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Ed Hannifin said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
I've been kind of missing...
...real songwriting...

This is a great lyric, and a great Bowie-esque vocal, and frankly, David would be lucky to come up with something as cool as "every night like breathing water"...

Of course I listened to this right after watching 'Casino Royale' with my wife, a film that ends with someone breathing water and breaking someone else's heart, or soul... So that image is attached in my head...

This is a great combination of collaborators, too... You two are different, but you mine similar enough territory, that the blend is enriched rather than predictable...

Ed
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
return of the thin white steve
Thanks Ed .... real songwriting ... we're blushing. I find the work that I've done with Philip quite cinematic in a way - I can imagine this, or the forthcoming Manhattan Hangs, unrolling over some end credits, so it's interesting what you say about Casino Royale.

It's been so easy working together, I haven't really thought about our differing approaches - a lot of Phils work is rock/art rock, which i love, but because I can't play guitar, I haven't been able to record stuff like that ... working with him has enabled me to produce work that I guess is what i really want to do/sound like.

Thanks for commenting - i'll never look at Eva green the same way again!

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
tbivans said 3582 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Moving.....
Excellent...

Born, never asked
Filled with violence and love.
If we lay down our guns
Would our tears turn them to rust?

Damn, man that is just fantastic, from the heart, lyricism there. Haven't been commenting as much lately because the boss has been cracking down on the firewall, so I have to do this from home. And as I live in the sub-sticks I don't actually have broadband out here. So listened to this one at work and made a point of coming on here just to comment.

I plan to post something tomorrow that you might like.

Great stuff. Downloaded and soon burned to disk!

Check out my latest song called Moody Night in the Den
echoroom said 3582 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Hey Tim...
...don't get fired on our account! I missed your last few as I didnt have the e-mail alert thingy on ... sorted now. Actually, you pointed those lyrics out, the 'guns' line was aprtly inspired/ a response to the last high-school tragedy that happened, what, a couple of months ago, which was around the time i wrote the lyric.

Thanks for taking the effort to listen - and in case my e-mail is wonky, send me a note here when you post your new track.

Thanks man

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
jiguma said 3582 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Amazing production ...
... of an amazing performance ... on an amazing song!

Everything's been said (late again!). Steve, your stuff is getting better and better (and better!).

Excellent!
Neil
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
jiguma said 3582 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Was I being ..
.. too subtle?
:)

---
THINGS MUST CHANGE
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
echoroom said 3581 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Subtle???
Hey Neil - I tried to reply to you ... and then couldn't get back into the site for 6 hours.... musta voodoo'd it! No, we get what you're saying ... and very much appreciate it. I've been really thrilled with the response to this, more than any of my other stuff, just because it's such a personal song to me .... and not the usual obscure outpourings about sex and the media (or mediated sex, or whatever I usually write about).

Phil mastered this in logic, but i've mastered the next collab in ozone, so I'll be interested in your thoughts (although i'm still just playing with the presets).

That's a great piccie by the way - you look very tanned and distinguished!

ATB

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
racerat said 3581 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
learning
Hmmm now that you have Ozone....if you take up the guitar next I'm out of a job....;-)

---
-Philip
Check out my latest song called Paper Thin
echoroom said 3581 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
.. in my dreams...
... i still can't figure how you got my voice to sound so good with so few plug-ins ....

Anyway. i can't play harmonica.


Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Feter said 3581 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Like Breathing Water
awesome ....just awesome !!
cool harominica playin !! ..just a wonderfull
taste to the song !!
KUDOS ! !
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
echoroom said 3581 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
The harmonica is all Phil .. the only thing I can blow is my nose.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
BranDaMan said 3581 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Total awe!
holy cow was this excellent. Highly emotional and poetic. Your vocals really shine and very moving musically. I don't know what else I can say that hasn't already been said. One hell of an emotional ride. Thanks for posting this.
Check out my latest song called Giving Up (Instrumental)
echoroom said 3581 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Ballad man
Hey Bran - as King of the ballads (tm), this is almost stepping into your kingdom! Thanks for the kind words - it took a long time for me to get a vocal that i liked on this .... and Phil sprinkled his fairy dust on it, making me sound better than ever. Thanks for popping in - say hi to Leon for me ... one day, the three of us must get together.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Mystified said 3581 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
wonderful track
Honest and moving...thank you :)
Check out my latest song called Child of Yesterday
echoroom said 3581 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Will we be 2gether??
Thanks Mysti - appreciate you coing and listening to this ... and hopefully may be singing with you in the future????

Looking forward to it

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3581 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Lovely song and well put together
What can I add that hasnt already been mentioned?


buckhorn said 3580 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
sparse
I think that the sparness of the production let your voice shine through and carry the tune, and thats a good thing. might fine lyrics mighty fine song.
Check out my latest song called when you smile
echoroom said 3580 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Sparsity
Hi Matt - We wanted the song to start off quiet ... i bit like 'Imagine', actually, and then build as it rolls through. Glad you liked it ... I must admit i haven't checked out any of your tracks, and will try and rectify that this weekend.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3579 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Wonderful Song
Beautiful Lyrics. I'm so sorry for your loss. Truly. And you do sound very much like Bowie, especially near the end. Great vocals.
echoroom said 3579 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
Bowied over
Thanks CJ - I don't ususally wrire stuff that's so direct, and writing this song has been... a helpful exercise, a permanent reminder.
I get compared to Mr. bowie a lot, and it always feels like a compliment, so thank you.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3579 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Hey Steve
This is such a powerful track! So full of emotion. I try to keep up with my emails and I don't know how I missed the note on this track. This is absolutely fabulous! It's sad to hear about your parents, and I think you did a wonderful job tapping into your emotions to write this.

Kudos to Phillip on his part in this- nice job!
Ibstrat said 3579 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Emotional
Really great song.Lyrics are inspired-vocals are fantastic.
Check out my latest song called What the
echoroom said 3579 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
Hey Mark...
... many thaks for this. i finally got round to checking out your work, and it really eased me into my saturday morning. Thank you.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
echoroom said 3579 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
Thanks Mikey...
... I listened to your 'rough draft' tonight and loved it - pleeze let me know when it's finished, as I'm travelling a lot at the moment, and need reminding to hear stuff!

Working with Phil - totally collaborative, a total joy ... we have two more in the pipeline at the moment, so watch this space!

LOL

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
echoroom said 3579 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
oops wrong reply mikey
... I listened to your 'rough draft' tonight and loved it - pleeze let me know when it's finished, as I'm travelling a lot at the moment, and need reminding to hear stuff!

Working with Phil - totally collaborative, a total joy ... we have two more in the pipeline at the moment, so watch this space!

LOL

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
guitapick said 3578 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
This is...
...so intense, Steve. A cry and a whisper...

..."like breathing water" says it all. Masterful...
Check out my latest song called 'Cuz I Can
echoroom said 3578 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
What a description .... ...
... a should've just put 'a cry and a whisper' in the song decription, that's perfect.

Thanks Bob.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
elektronix said 3578 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
Thank you!
I am touched in my soul.

Nothing to comment about skill or technic or so.
Captured by the deep emotion of a really great song.

I am not very religous, too, but who ever gave the human race the possibility to share the deepest thoughts and feelings by music...

Anyway...

One of the best songs I heard the last years.


Thanks a lot for sharing, not only your music but also your "foxhole".

Please take my deep bow.

Bernd
Check out my latest song called Night Theme
echoroom said 3578 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
deep spaces
Wow - thanks Bernd. I think of myself recently as a failed aetheist -i don't believe, but then, you never know ... I think as you get older, your views change on these things. Some things I believe are just unknowable

Glad you 'enjoyed' a stay in the foxhole - your work sounds like it comes from a very deep place as well, there is a lot of emotion and beauty in it.

Steve


Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Leon said 3578 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Hi, Steve and Philip,
I read the song description as I listened to this song... it sent a shiver down my spine... a very moving song with excellent vocals and musical arrangement, and quite a chilling and awakening message... funny how your chat with Lisa inspires fruition of such an amazing song! Philip does provide such a heart-tugging musical atmosphere that showcases your emotion-soaked voice and gently cradles your message. What an awesome collab!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
echoroom said 3577 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
following in your footsteps
Leon, I've been inspired by a number of people n this site, and you are one of them.Ballad isn't my usual style, and this track always reminded me of the kinda work you do, especialy the collabs with Bran. That's not arse -kissing ... i wouldn't have wriiten a track like this 2 years ago.

Phil took the seed of this and grew it into something i'm really happy with.

As always, thansk for listening, for supporting, for inspiring.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
tmcfate said 3577 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
someone
told me to go take a listen to this and i can see why. i love the build as the song picks up speed. really powerfull last two verses
thanks for the pictures
tim
Check out my latest song called The Fog has lifted (remixed and arranged
echoroom said 3577 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Hey Tim...
...thank that someone, 'cause I just listened to your latest and thought it was fantastic. Thanks for stopping and listening, and great to meetcha.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
announcer said 3577 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Some songs
Some songs you don't really need to talk about, you just need to listen and enjoy. This is one of those. Proud to add it to my faves list.
Check out my latest song called Blood Moon
echoroom said 3577 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Silent comment
Thanks bill - that's a lovely compliment.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
kristyjo said 3577 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
I can't add anymore
to the comments already posted. I just want to say that the lyrics are very powerful for me, and you deliver them with a real emotion that's so powerful - just great!
Check out my latest song called Sussex Carol
echoroom said 3577 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Hey kristy
Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Drew Kopr said 3576 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Magnificent
This is just a flat out masterpiece, both musically and lyrically. The production and performance are exquisite!!
Check out my latest song called IfIWereHigh
echoroom said 3576 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
But what would Che Cuevara think?
Thanks man ... glad you liked this ... dont you think Phils guitar at the end sounds fantastic???
Next up, something much more rocking!

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Gav said 3576 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Great stuff
Well done Steve. This is a keeper. One of the best I have heard on the site yet which says alot as there is great stuff on this site!

Vocals, production and lyrics are great. No cribs here. Excuse me while I press the download button........

sweet
Check out my latest song called Understand
echoroom said 3576 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
No cribs...
... all my stuff is nicked from somewhere! The production (and most of the playing on this) is all Phil ... as in karate, you only get better by sparring with a more knowledgable partner!

Nice to see you back here - hope to hear something new from you soon

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Estella said 3575 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
It's the little things
with you that speak of the greater things. I love how every piece plays a beautiful part. Your writing and voice are beautiful as always, no, especially beautiful in this, I think. That harmonica touches me, but the little things, like the little music box clinking of keys, and the one-finger organ line that's back behind the the great, urgent guitars gets me. Everything.


Check out my latest song called Insomnia
echoroom said 3575 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
One finger keyborad...
... must be mine then, Philip can probably use both hands! Thanks 'ella - i was hoping you'd listen to this (I shoulda got you to sing with me on this, shouldn't I?). The harmonica came as a cmplete surprise to me as well, and I think it's great .... unusual, but really suits the track.

thanks for stopping by - really glad you liked this.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
echoroom said 3575 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
One finger keyborad...
... must be mine then, Philip can probably use both hands! Thanks 'ella - i was hoping you'd listen to this (I shoulda got you to sing with me on this, shouldn't I?). The harmonica came as a cmplete surprise to me as well, and I think it's great .... unusual, but really suits the track.

thanks for stopping by - really glad you liked this.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
The Infinites said 3575 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Without hesitation...
...I can truly say that this is the finest song I have ever heard via MJs.

Steve - this is outrageous. Why are you not the biggest musical recording star on the planet?

You really do need to be heard elsewhere. Simply amazing.

Jim



Check out my latest song called Divorce
echoroom said 3575 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
er....
... I'm not very good at taking compliments, so I'll just say thanks.
I get a lot of Bowie comparison - one thing Bowie is very good at doing is working with the best people (Eno, Visconti) ... that's why I selfishly got Philip to work on this and mix it.

Thank you

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
The Infinites said 3574 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
I'VE JUST FIGURED OUT WHO YOU ARE!!!!
Did you not sing "Feels Like Heaven" when you were in Fiction Factory?!!

Ehhh, maybe not - he was Scottish, I think...

However - still the bees bal*s. Best ever.

Jim
Check out my latest song called Divorce
echoroom said 3574 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Fiction factory!!!???
No, I was in china crisis in the 80's!!!!

Have a look at the band Who By Fire on itunes.... but dont buy anything, pleeeze!

Steve


Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3574 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Music... Soul's Breath
... from one to the next, touching us like love. I've always loved your voice, Steve, but hearing it carry this much of what is so difficult to understand or place in our lives, reminds me that music isn't instruments or notes, money, fortune or fame or anything even remotely tangible. It's the breath of our soul, and can carry us where religion can't. It brings our tears forth and fills us with the irony of being alive - that our days are finite and precious, but because of that very truth, touches those we must leave behind and thus live on.

My parents are alive, but both are close to eighty and my father has already had one stroke. I know the time when I won't be able to talk with them is closer than I want to admit, but the 'one more hour' is still with me, and I make sure both know how much I love them. It sounds trite when put into such words, but it truly isn't.

Thank you for such a moment, my friend. I believe your parents surely know of what you are giving to the world through your music here. You've given us all something human and fragile and strong beyond measure. Thank you.
echoroom said 3574 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
What a tribute.
Thank you for this Rik- I completely agree that music can be an incredibly powerful way to communicate thoughts and emotions, which is why it's such a well loved medium. I've mentioned this before, but having this song now, it's better than having a photograph. There are certain triggers ... I can't watch the end of A.I. (where the boy is in bed with his mom) without it bringing back memories, and this song is the same.
My work is usually pretty obscure, which I'm comfortable with, so this was quite a step for me.

It's a simple truth, but you should cherish the people you love while they are with you... it's easy to get involved in other things, but generally, they aren't really what's important.

Thanks for your openness - i really appreciate it.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
echoroom said 3574 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
What a tribute.
Thank you for this Rik- I completely agree that music can be an incredibly powerful way to communicate thoughts and emotions, which is why it's such a well loved medium. I've mentioned this before, but having this song now, it's better than having a photograph. There are certain triggers ... I can't watch the end of A.I. (where the boy is in bed with his mom) without it bringing back memories, and this song is the same.
My work is usually pretty obscure, which I'm comfortable with, so this was quite a step for me.

It's a simple truth, but you should cherish the people you love while they are with you... it's easy to get involved in other things, but generally, they aren't really what's important.

Thanks for your openness - i really appreciate it.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
timothy devine said 3574 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Very Hip
This is charged with such real fule. I can feel your emotion.
I dig what you wrote about how a song can just come to you.
They are the best ones.
This is a great collab guys.
Great vocal performance and wonderful use of dynamics in the production.
Nice song writing and to top it all off...wizzardry playing!
Beautiful emotional work of art.
peace
Check out my latest song called Inside of You
echoroom said 3574 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Hells teeth
When i startediting, what, 2-3 years ago, i never thought anyone would describe something i was involved with as ' an emotional work of art'.

I can retire now.

Phil - how do we top that???

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
timothy devine said 3573 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Hey guys
You can only top that when a work, or song, is a better word, is delivered to you via the song gods.
They will come again and you should contact Phil. what a great job.
please don't retire just yet
i think u'r on a roll

no mayo please
i know, i know
i'm going


---
"Sooner or latter it all gets real...Walk On"
Check out my latest song called Inside of You
echoroom said 3573 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
haha
Boom boom!

Thanks Tim!

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3573 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Man !!
Where the heck was I... What a song and what singing!! you know you encompess alot of different styles in your song writing and singing.. but if you were to ask me its alot like Bowie in the great days! Hope you are not offended, but this song is just very powerfull and unforgettable and that is not an easy thing to do!
echoroom said 3573 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
danny Boy
Hey EB - thanks for the commenting and listening ... the early version of this sounded like danny Boy sung by aha, very electronic and sparse, but morphed into this.

Man, Bowie ... i honestly dont try and imitate him, and I think its a great compliment. I loved echo and the bunnymen, and my singing style was very influenced by their singer ... who in turn was very influneced by Bowie, so i'm sorta second generation .... that said, 'Ashes to ashes' is my fav song ever!

Thanks for stopping by

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
SmokeyVW said 3572 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
wow
the raw emotion really comes through here.

many thanks for sharing this with us here.

one tiny negative: i'd drop out the piano intro entirely - just dive right into the vocals...

again, many thanks!
Check out my latest song called Glyph
echoroom said 3558 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
piano
... but the piano intro is me trying to do 'Imagine'. If i did this again, I'd have a less fake sound but, ahh, i'm never happy.

Thanks for listening Bill

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Monkaton said 3572 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Breathing Water
You must live in Missouri. We have a lot of water in the air.

Good song. I also thought the piano at the beginning sounded somewhat thin for a a powerful ballad. I liked the Morricone style harmonica lead. That was a good addition.

Besides that, very good job.
Check out my latest song called The Chord
echoroom said 3558 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Thin white piano
thanks man. The piano was originally the jam pack steinaway, but got lost in translation ... never mind (i still cant play the bugger). I may one day finish and post the electro version ... but it doesnt have Phils harmonica, which is a jewel in this song.

thanks for listening

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3562 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
Stunning...
.. this is what MacJams is about, the discovery and sharing of simply awesome music. I love the harmonica (as a player myself) and the overall arrangeent is wonderfully crafted without being overproduced. As to the vocal - simpy breathtaking. I'm hearing Bowie but also some Stephen Merrit and a touch of Lou Reed. This is a wickedly good song that deserves major exposure. Lyrically this is gold.
echoroom said 3558 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Sometimes..
... I think this song is a little too short ... could've been a bit longer, but then I'm not sure where we could've padded it out (childrens choir, perhaps). The harmonica came as a big surprise to me , and it works brilliantly ... Phil can always go busking if times get tough ...

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
alexweiler said 3549 days ago (September 9th, 2007)
A masterpiece
There is nothing left to say (adressed to both). At this point I'm really proud of working with you ;)
Check out my latest song called The Glitch
echoroom said 3549 days ago (September 9th, 2007)
Holiday!
Hey alex - you back from holiday? Cant wait for you to hear converging - it sounds dark and evil!

Thanks for checking this out, Alex

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Schello said 3537 days ago (September 21st, 2007)
;-)
yes... mr. Steve ..the voice...si, beh...i hate you...lol =)



im not musician
---------------
Schello
Check out my latest song called Snozz'en (Cronik Mix)
echoroom said 3536 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
lOL
I hate me too most days!
LOL
steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Ed_Moran said 3530 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Excellent
Steve

I am a litttle late to the party and so much has been said. This is an excellent song, performance and production.

Congrats and keep up the good work
Check out my latest song called Cowboy (WIP)
echoroom said 3530 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
Hey ed
where ya been?

Fashionably late, always welcome.

steve

Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
saymme said 3391 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
..
Stunned . The louder the better it sounds . tx .
Tens/Lena
echoroom said 3384 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
More volume
thanks Lena - this is one of MY favs!
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Char said 3166 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
A lot of symbolism in
"like breathing water". Once, that was what we were comfortable with, while in the womb, protected and safe. Later on, breathing water is painful and kills us, a little more with every succeeding breath. Thank you.
Check out my latest song called When Loving Is One-sided, Music by Bob Rodgers
Char said 3039 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Hello,
once again. I didn't remember this, and I should have. So much feeling! Racerat is a genius. Powerful song. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called When Loving Is One-sided, Music by Bob Rodgers
Hickling_Stan said 2655 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
Just got lead here
by someones comments on your latest song. Put me slightly in mind of Neil Hannon ( Divine Comedy). Majestic as the last one I listened to. Never going to forget that line about atheists in foxholes. Cheers Mark
Check out my latest song called Exploring V2
MikeRobinson said 2097 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
Stunning
This is another song which, the first time I heard it, stopped me in my tracks. At the end of the song, I was crying and I didn't know why.

There is a real vulnerability in this track -- you feel it. The song builds slowly, from a simple solo, and then that harmonica just rips out of nowhere and it rips right through you. The well-placed layers of sound that take you to the close ... which is a single instrument ... are characteristic of what I admire most about the work of these two gifted artists.
Check out my latest song called Young Men, White Gloves
alackbass said 1869 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Like Breathing Water
The quality of this is staggering!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
MikeRobinson said 1354 days ago (September 12th, 2013)
Damn, this song still gets to me ...
Wow.
Check out my latest song called Young Men, White Gloves
mr_mordenus said 1350 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Still A Moment Of Absolute Humanity
I remember this from long ago; my comment from my days as Rik is still up there among the millions. At the time my father was still alive, albeit suffering from a stroke. Well, he's been gone for over three years now, and this song still brings tears to my eyes for how gently - and yet how forcefully - it reminds me of all that we can only hold for the time we have.

Such a quiet masterpice.
Check out my latest song called Schubert Let The Ducks Out
MikeRobinson said 1279 days ago (November 26th, 2013)
The latest one to go, in my family ...
... was younger than me.   His aorta split open, and he (almost) fell dead on the spot.   (Actually, he had time to say to his sister:   “I’m going to die.”   (Desperately...)   “No, you’re not!”   “Oh, yes I am.”   Finis.)

I, too, cried a very long time.

I came back to ... this ... song.

Thank you.
Check out my latest song called Young Men, White Gloves
Genre Info
A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

More songs in Ballad:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 100