genre: Mixposure Song Challenge January 2009
Just Keep Breathing (Nigel Potter Collab)
Last night I saw lights on the Moon
but I knew no one was home
and when I looked at the streets around me
I knew no one was home...
Set adrift on seas of need
a whole species gone with the breeze
too tired to even stand
soul deep in quiet distress
And I feel for you more than ever before
I sense what lays beneath the surface
what lays inside your eyes
it's singing sad songs to me...
I'm reaching out,reaching out to you
we can be alone together
and maybe if the tides treat us kind
we might feel alive from time to time
Lyrics Nigel Potter Copyright 2009
This is the first studio run at Nigel's lyrics. The reference to "moon" in the first line of the lyrics, coupled with my knowledge of Nigel's admiration for the work of Pink Floyd led to this track having a decided PF influence.
Studio time ran short and this is not the final version that I envisage for this song. Would appreciate any imput from members as to ways to improve it. In particular, I'm note sure whether the organ in the chorus needs to have more impact.
I am happy to send an mp3 of the backing track to anyone who would be interested in replacing me as guitarist, in particular, but also as vocalist, keyboard player. And if any real drummer out there wants to join in don't be bashful.
Thanks for sharing these lyrics, Nigel. I've always wanted to do a collab with you. I just wish that it happening hadn't arisen for the reason it has. But from my perspective it's been a great ride and I don't think the train is stopping for a few k yet.