Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Burning Leaves


by

paddler

 Genre: Psychedelic

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
A song about Autumn - candles,leaves and that bright sunlight you only get at this time of year.

I recently delved inside this cheap accoustic guitar to find a pick-up that had fallen inside.The bridge had already broken and I'd been using a piece of wood up until now,so I tried using the pick up as a bridge,and got quite a clear,rich sound - making it alot easier to record.I love it when DIY actually works!

Thank you - RG
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
Burning Of The Leaves

Here Inside the huts of the hoaxers
You're hoarding wealth of a different kind
Diggin' doubts in the dreams of the dreamers
Diggin' dirt where theres nothing to find
Beggars bold turuned drunkards old
Sneaking around on the underground
I love my dog she's all I got
I've got off from the roundabout

And the leaves are burning gold
And the wax is turning cold

I lived in the desert for a 100 years
I can't communicate my big ideas
My legs are like twigs and my eyes are green
Green with all the big things I have seen
You wrap my name around a twisted stick
The river runs over me fast and thick
Got a persian bag all filled with jewels
I sell them on a sunday in the vestibules

And the leaves are burning gold (Catch em while they're falling)
And the wax is turning cold (A riddle in the flame)

My home-grown four leaved clover redeemers
Are pinned to the shirts of the true believers
They smile and reach out for the sun
I just pull a string and the moon pops up
Built a house of cards just ready to fall
When the pendulum swings that crystal ball
Gonna knock em down n set em up
Pour a little wine in a paper cup..

And the leaves are burning gold
And the wax is turning cold

RG Paddler (C) 2010




Song Stats
Hits: 3226
Comments: 30
Fans: 37
Plays: 140
Downloads: 102

Uploaded: Nov 03, 2010 - 08:08:24 AM
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010 - 05:34:52 PM Last Played: Mar 17, 2017 - 09:54:36 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Comments
paddler said 2392 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Thank you
very much ED Hannifin and for the other messages from others.Disabling the comments was an experiment but it did feel very impolite! I gave in! Many thank you's indeed - Rich (-:
Check out my latest song called Wild Volcano
Ed Hannifin said 2392 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Thanks, RIch!
I'm still re-listening to this one.... it's really got me....
RochaMalhada said 2392 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Diggin' doubts in the dreams of the dreamers
Diggin' dirt where theres nothing to find

What a bunch of great lines in your prose. This is a wonderful piece, Thank you.

. - Harold
Check out my latest song called Ascent of a Tree (w Mike_D & FEEL)
FEEL said 2392 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Cool guitar sounds
and the percussion fits it well. Candy to the ear. This song is very enjoyable!
Check out my latest song called Pleasant Valley Sunday
Ed Hannifin said 2392 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
I love the artwork, too...
Did you produce it yourself?
paddler said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thank you everyone
yes Ed,I scrawled it on a bit of paper,scanned it in and blitzed it with photoshop fill!

Diggin dirt - yes I had a metal detector at the time I wrote this,and managed to find a buried sheet of corrugated iron.impressive eh!!

Thanks - Rich
Check out my latest song called Wild Volcano
J.A.Stewart said 2391 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
What a Cool Little Ditty
So many interesting aspects to this little tune, Richard. It reminds me a great deal of an amalgam of '60s tunes, but it is still completely unique. It just has that feel to it.

Just a great-sounding song. Excellent production all the way around. ;)


--- Joe
Check out my latest song called Crankenhurst Challenge - Verse 1-7 (Inst. Break)
Outtaorbit said 2391 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Inside the huts of the hoaxers...
somehow that says it all...... wonderful tune
Check out my latest song called My Last Great Depression
magnatone said 2391 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
FINALLY!!
I can sing your praises!!! Rich, this is just extraordinary, and you have to let us gush all over your awesome talent from now on, ok?
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
paddler said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thank you
The 60's never ceases to inspire,been listening to a song called 'needle of death' quite alot recently by Bert Jansch.Huts of the hoaxers...hmmm....yesss - i've lived in several huts in my life.The only hoax though was me fooling myself that i could somehow fit into normality in the uk.Thanks karen - your fall rising soars! Rich
Check out my latest song called Wild Volcano
crissew said 2391 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Bouncy
This has a bouncy quality to it, and while not sounding like "River of Dreams" by Billy Joel, it has a similar bouncy rhythm section to it. The cheap guitar does not sound cheap in this recording, it sounds quite ethereal and nice actually. A very nice sound to this mix. Trippy how you pan the guitar back and forth in places. Almost like you are shooting sound from your sound hole and turning your body, lol. At least that is the visual I got. A fun and enjoyable tune with lots of twists and turns in the production. I am guessing you spent some time on this production.
Check out my latest song called Dollar Store Christmas w/ Jerry Rissew
paddler said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
thanks charles
thats a balalaika except i broke the strings and put mandolin strings on it its going through a round-pan plugin filter - although I have danced in the middle of the night to river of dreams a few times!
Rich
Check out my latest song called Wild Volcano
Carrie71 said 2391 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Awesome
Very cool groove you got going here. I love it. I am a fan. Keep them coming!
Monkaton said 2391 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Good song
Very nicely done, Richard. Interesting production and arrangement also. Did you tune the rhythm acoustic guitar down from standard tuning?
Check out my latest song called The Chord
paddler said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
thanks carrie,tim
I have to keep trying! Er yes tim - I tuned it right down to something low,I'm not sure what it was but it was mainly in fiths bit like that drop-d thing - I was having a go at jeff buckleys grace last night - but less complex and at a pitch I could sing to!
Rich
Check out my latest song called Wild Volcano
papag said 2391 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Smooth
I dig the groove, lyrics are catchy and the song evolves through the mix. Cool stuff

Fav'd and dl'd
Check out my latest song called Chinese Flutes (first draft)
tf10music said 2391 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
jethro
tull come to mind. Or, actually, Ian Anderson's solo work. Your vocals are very similar and you have a similar aesthetic. I really, really like this, the percussion is awesome and so is the guitar sound.
Check out my latest song called If The Body Fades
Kicbal said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Jangly
Cool guitar tones and loose drum tones. The way the vocals intertwine with the instruments is awesome. Gives me that earthy feel of classic Cat Stevens. Downloaded.
Check out my latest song called Close Call
SJB said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
DIY
Hi Rich,
Infectious tune and feel on this one.
The organic acoustic sound warped with the effects wizardry makes for a bostin' listen.
Cheers
Steve

Check out my latest song called Harm(less)onics to Fade
paddler said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
thank you all
I wish i could do the intricate folky noodling ian anderson does on songs like salamander,will have to keep practising,tf10Ben
Thank you,Rich
Check out my latest song called Wild Volcano
Diviner said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Liking the psy folk
Cool autumn song. Quite a happy melody and very nice to listen to. Well done Richard, enjoyed.
Check out my latest song called Away ft Lokka
bud said 2390 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Great fix on the guitar
excellent resulting track. Really nice tone from that git and cool beat moving through this number. I really like the production style here.
Check out my latest song called Polara
jiguma said 2389 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Excellent post Rich!
This has a distinctly Richard Thompson feel to me in the acoustic pattern and the vocal verse. The recording is done really nicely Rich - sounds like you've come across a real find with this guitar.

I think this is perhaps the best ever post from you - I'm really enjoying the rhythmic acoustic and the panning is just right. Love the way it lifts and turns feral with the megaphone verse.

Lyrics are really good too; vocal is perfect, and the keys/synths work perfectly.

I really love this one Rich - among the best MJ songs this year imho.
Excellent tune.
Cheers and beers!
Neil
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
racerat said 2388 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
rubbery
That's the best way I can describe that incredible guitar tone you got from your jury rigged bridge. I had a $400 Sunrise pickup that sounded a lot like this, leave (leaf it?) to Richard to do it with a scavenged pickup lost inside a sound hole. Blessed, that's what you are. I love the jangly, country, rubbery, skiffley sound of this tune.At 3:46 when the distorted vocals break in it really takes off. What a groove.

Thx!
P

Check out my latest song called Paper Thin
perceptualvortex said 2383 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
DIY
Damn this is good. Really excellent!
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
tonestones said 2382 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
DIY guitar tech
I really like the sound. This is an excellent recording. Love the vocals and harmonies. Very catchy song.
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen Cover]
Rayelise said 2370 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
a riddle in the flame
I agree with Jiguma's comparison to Richard Thompson feel. The lyrics are such great clever songwriting, as is the music. Nice DIY work as well!
Check out my latest song called Angel of Montgomery
Hickling_Stan said 2352 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Wow
really love the guitar tone on this one and the driving rythem. Your a bit of a find this evening! cheers mark
Check out my latest song called Exploring V2
davisamerica said 2065 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
do you know how cool you are???
... do you ??
Check out my latest song called empathy
Damroze said 1693 days ago (October 6th, 2012)
Great rhythym and images.
Nice sounds layers too.
DL.
Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: RG Paddler
Location: Avalon UK
send a note
Just started recording again with a boss micro BR Collaborations Lonesome Luke (with Jiguma, Loob, & davisamerica2) I Think Of You w/Moviz Kilimanjaro (w/rok41 and Sigmund) Know Me (strangedream,cyrus,birdmanwayne,vicdi... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Genre Info
Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include every

More songs in Psychedelic:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 111