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Solitario (CD version)

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This is the final CD version from my "Broken Symmetries" album. The earlier version which I have had posted on MJ was pretty close to this but I had yet to rework the percussion and rework details here and there in the vocals, bass, and overall mix.

The song was inspired by a trip I took to a massive caldera way out in the west Texas desert years ago called The Solitario. This song is kind of a geology lesson. It's got a sort of dance club beat to it but I like to think it has rock in its heart.
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In the desert sand a gaping yawn
a scar in the land eight miles long
The caldera reeks of ancient fire
Welcome to the defunct gates of hell


The sea wash in the sea wash out
The blister rises and then blows out
When the harmony's right the earth will bless us with holy fire
The caldera sinks to depths unknown
Over the edge

Welcome to the Solitario

In the Solitario that yawn will eat you whole
In the Solitario

Go in alone x4
to the Solitario x2

Upthrust shattered and twisted fossil rock
you find your way through the deep tenajas
to the cottonwood where the water's found
The sea wash in the sea wash out
The blister rises and then blows out
Now it's the Solitario

Solitario x4

Go in alone
Go in alone to the Solitario

The sea wash in the sea wash out
The blister rises and then blows out
In the Solitario
that gaping yawn will swallow you whole
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Uploaded: May 12, 2012 - 09:05:18 AM
Last Updated: May 12, 2012 - 09:05:18 AM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 10:02:08 AM
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jiguma said 2689 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Hi Peter!
Welcome back to MJ - great to see you posting again.
Solitario sounds as good as ever.
Cheers from Oz.
Check out my latest song called Closing Down
Peter Greenstone said 2689 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Thanks Neil. I just figured it was time to update the version of this to the final one. I wish I had some brand new music to offer. Maybe sometime in the coming months.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
grah3am said 2689 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Welcome home
Nice to have you back, Peter. I just dug out your "Something" CD to compare the songs to this new one, and I have to say that "Solitario" sounds assertive. I'll be off to the iTunes store later to check out the rest of the album. Favourited and nicked. I mean downloaded.
Check out my latest song called Pretty Penny
johnwhitehead said 2689 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
I dig this. Totally original. Love the angular melody and the way you sing it. The backing tracks are great. This rocks in a neolithic-desert
kinda way.
Check out my latest song called Wandering Blues
Warren Smith said 2688 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
It's nice to see you posting again - even if it's refining earlier work.

This is a powerful piece, both in its music and in your singing.

That caldera must be a strange place to visit!
Check out my latest song called Toe Jam
Ed Hannifin said 2664 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
It's really good to hear something from you, Peter...
Even if it's a version of something I've got kicking around in the ol' hard drive somewhere...

I continue to love your voice and your way of phrasing and just approaching your vocals...

That's a whomping bass sound, whatever it is... Really drives and carries the tune...
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
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