Sunrise Song

Chip Withrow's picture

Sunrise Song



Liner Notes: 

Yesterday, I wrote in the forum that I was planning on waking up early and doing a sunrise self-skirmish. Well, I wrote and recorded this one even before the sun rose (birds were already singing), and right now I can see the sunrise outside my window.


By myself but not alone
World of Zen that’s called a koan
Nature waking from its rest
Simple song describes it best

Got myself a front row seat
To watch fruit ripening so sweet
Red to orange to yellow
Can’t get tired of this show

Right where I belong
As I sing my sunrise song
World can’t stay dark for long
When I sing my sunrise song

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Acousticmaddie's picture

Very soft tune, nice delivered, Great rythm in both lyrics and music. Very soothing. GREAT guitar, like the small instrumental parts to adds to the melancholic feeling.

reklov's picture

Hearing this song I wonder if Lou Reed is still alive...

kahlo2013's picture

Lovely! It was s gorgeous sunrise this morning and your song captures the quiet joy and beauty that each sunrise brings.

cts's picture

However, I take it this was not at 3:00 AM, right? Wink This warms like tea. Good morning, friend!

Dragondreams's picture

Beautiful. Smile
Captures that silent joy of watching the new day begin. Guitar work is perfect for this song. And your delivery gives it a very intimate, sharing quality that I find very soothing. Smile

OdilonGreen's picture

Quite nice, and it conveys that early morning "wonder of the world" vibe perfectly. Simple, straightforward, and deeply affecting. The last two lines of the first verse -- "Nature waking from its rest / Simple song describes it best" -- just say it all.

AndyGetch's picture

Nice song and I love the birds singing harmony! I woke at 3am with a song idea that I wrote down, but fell back to sleep and didn't like it as much when I woke up.

Scubed's picture

What a lovely song (the birds evidently agree)!

Cynthia Wolff's picture

Sweet inspiring song...
it shows thT you don't have to get all fancy to put out a good song

atitlan's picture

Beautiful in its simplicity - the birdsong just adds to the scene the words are painting.

Ianuarius's picture

Relaxing. Calms the spirit, you know?

It's like no hurry to do anything. Just enjoy the day.

Very special!

writeandwrong's picture

This is so soft, simple, sweet, beautiful work! And I have a cockatiel named Bob here who was chirping to it this morning Smile I love this!! Fanttastic work, Chip!

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

As a fellow Florida resident, I can picture the scene perfectly. Really nice laid-back vibe that really catches that early-morning feel. The birds are a nice touch!