Reason Two - North Lake

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Reason Two - North Lake

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A second installment for 2017. Two down, Forty-Eight to go.

Lyrics: 

Still walking worn paths
Of decomposed granite
I can’t argue with the math
It seems my skills have atrophied
So I’m less and less than I used to be

North of North Lake
Blind in the shinning sun
North of North Lake Tahoe
Wandering wild
Still wandering wild

The curve of the earth hides what lies beyond
But in my mind’s eye something’s gone wrong
There’s nothing there that’s worth the discovery
It’s all already dumbed down explored and boring

North of North Lake
Blind in the shinning sun
North of North Lake Tahoe
Wandering wild
Still wandering wild

O I stopped believing in myself
The second reason why people give up
I let go of my control
I left it to chance
I left it to luck
It was my duty to kill the clutter
My duty to dump the trash
Throw everything out
Everything out
That wasn’t gonna last
But nothing's gonna last

North of North Lake
Blind in the shinning sun
North of North Lake Tahoe
North of North Lake Tahoe



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Comments

Ferry Colyer's picture

I don't hear much songs like this, I like what I hear, it's so different because of the instruments that are used and they all work together so well in here. 'But nothing is going to last' is a melancholic conclusion to the song. The flute suits the singing in the chorus really well too. Impressive song, great!

colgoo's picture

I love your line "it's already dumbed down explored and boring" . This is a great piece of writing, from the rhymes and alliteration to the larger picture. I've missed listening to your music!

katpiercemusic's picture

Wow... going into the modal shift in the chorus with the harmony and instruments... beautiful!!! Love the 5/4 time and the jazzy harmony especially with the flute. Jazz flute always reminds me of Vince Guiraldi. "I stopped believing in myself..." the change there just gave me goosebumps. This song is so interesting in all the right ways. I'm feeling a little bit inspired.

Vom Vorton's picture

Beautiful arrangement. Reminds me of Bryter Layter-era Nick Drake in places. Feels very airy, summery and light.