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By the Weather
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An old, unused scrap phrase of lyric -- "Must be today by the weather" -- by Matt touched this one off. Matthew Scott - Envelope wrangler, modulator, title-phrase, mastering; John Pfeifer - Vocals, synthesizers, loops, music/lyrics
Single - $1.00
Electronic - Ambient
Previous peak charts position #23
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #1
John Pfeifer
John Pfeifer
December 03, 2003
MP3 3.9 MB
128 kbps bitrate
4:16 minutes
Story behind the song
John's Schpiel: ..."girl you know well that you've never met..." Definitely a pattern, hmm? This is one of those tunes where you hear a snippet of unfinished lyric (Matt's "Must be today by the weather") and it hauntingly resonates forever in you, til you finally do something about it. This piece I think definitely reflects one of the directions I like taking the most: provide some impressionistic-yet-at-the-same-time-specific imagery, then use instrumental sections to let the listener "fill out the scenery" in the song. "opening.../On the Heights/Main St." and to some extent, "Without," are also attempts at this approach.
Lyrics
Years ago, sometime yesterday, (...by the weather...) you stood outside a door, looking up at an overcast sky... With a sigh, you put away your phone; it wouldn't work (seems like it never worked). And you smiled at me, knowing I wouldn't leave you behind... Does it look to you like there's a chance of snow? (judging by the weather...) "Does it matter?" you said, as you drew yourself closer to me. Then I smiled at you, knowing you wouldn't leave me behind...
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