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A song about the love of my life. This song encompasses some trippier elements than I have previously used. There's a lot of experimentation going on here with instruments, compostion, and vocals.
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Alternative - Alt Power Pop
Previous peak charts position #241
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #22
Heath Houston
2006
March 09, 2006
MP3 4.6 MB
128 kbps bitrate
5:03 minutes
Story behind the song
The lyrics to this song gave me so much trouble for so long that I almost never finished it. I finally just skipped the first verse and went with it and it worked. There was a line "Hair falling like cinnamon shimmering" in the removed verse, so the phrase "cinnamon shimmering" is actually a left over bit from that verse that I just really liked the sound of. Musically, I was exploring Revolver by The Beatles for about the 100th time and I'm always blown away by the experimentation on that album, especially considering their previous releases of straightforward pop music. I wanted to capture a bit of that for myself. Whether I succeeded or not, I like the finished song. Originally it had a slightly detuned guitar rythm approaching something like the guitar in "Doo doo doo, dah dah dah" by The Police, but in such a way as to be annoying rather than ear-catching. It was sacked in favor of something more properly tuned. Llamas.
Lyrics
clouds break open to blue skies at the shape of her smile just apart from my fingers to hold her with me - for a little while cinnamon shimmering cinnamon shimmering a little while More beautiful than sunrise with a kiss like candy canes in the night she rivals shadow and in my mind she will remain the tonic to my pain Bleeding words come so freely from my unsteady hands catch them lonely and aching my sweet surrender, just hold them in your hands these words are broken with meaning unspoken but for a few (cinnamon shimmering) Valerie angel, this song is my gift to you More beautiful than sunrise with a kiss like candy canes by night she rivals shadow and in my mind she will remain the tonic to my pain cinnamon shimmering cinnamon shimmering a little while cinnamon shimmering (candy cane angel) cinnamon shimmering a little while cinnamon shimmering (Valerie) cinnamon shimmering a little while
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