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Festival of Kites



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I did this in Cubase but am thinking of redoing it in GB.
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Festival of Kites

And in the middle distance
Where molten sea meets sky
It seems that all the silk in China
Is floating up on high.

Spirits that are truly free
Of human mind and hand.
Because I can see the kites control
The people on the sand.

You draw a moustache on my passport
I panic, but it rubs off easily
Like memories,
Like memories.

These young men standing on the beach
Make tiny supple movements of the hand
But they’re just puppets
Of these soaring gods.

It’s a festival
Where no-one has to dance or shout or sing.
It’s a festival
Where all you need is a yard of silk and a reel of string.
It’s a festival
Where no-one has to dance or shout or sing.
It’s a festival
That frees the heart and gives the spirit wings.

We climb steel ladders,
Our footfalls ring like fractured bells -
Sounds stolen by the salty breeze,
And torn away across the swell.

We clutch the rail, then roll together.
I smell the sea and taste your hair -
The hair you washed so carefully
Now lashing wildly in my face.
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Uploaded: Dec 10, 2007 - 03:10:32 PM
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2007 - 03:10:32 PM Last Played: Feb 11, 2019 - 11:18:07 AM
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Scott Carmichael said 4206 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
very enjoyable listen
this song meanders and floats along weightless... kind of like the kites that you describe... interesting and different changes that move us through this airy piece.... I'm a sucker for this kind of chance taking, and this is the kind of song that should always appear on an album, to let it breath...

I enjoyed this
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Godchaser said 4205 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Lovely ballad.
Easy going,soft and simple pop magic.Like that guitar solo in it's tone and melody.Theres a sort of innocence and unassuming quality in your approach to song crafting and delivery which I find very fresh and appealing.A very good and solid song.

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sir dennis crowther said 4205 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
fabulous. And I, alone, have seen (quite independently) the inspiration for this splendid song.

The lyrics are your best, by far. A high standard rarely met by others. "We clutch the rail and roll together.... lashing wildly in my face" Astonishingly evocative.

And the music is divine. Beautifully performed. And not a unidyne in sight...

Sir Dennis approves.

Please don't change it if you do re-record.

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said 4205 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
wonderful mix. very impressive skillage
Rebsie said 4201 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
Sweet, light and melodic
The piano work is lovely. Sweet bit of songwriting too.

I really like your voice ... it has a lovely tone and a soulful character which really suits the kind of songs you do.
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hackneybloke said 3092 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
i'm liking the intro. you go all nyman-esque...and then the vocals come in. COOOOOOOL. lovely vocal delivery and the places you go are so interesting and fresh and new. what? you draw a moustache...etc? what a totally coooool line - going back to listen to that again...rewind...that is such a fantastic line. awe-struck. this is a great song. i'm wondering whether you could try your solos with piano for a change....cos as i said on another song, electric guitar solos sound so cliched to me...you know in that american rock kind of way. i love the outro on this and the tapping on the ride at the end...very eastern.

dude...seriously...where's my record contract?

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