My Hearts A Stone

My Hearts A Stone

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This one was lyric drafted around "Father's Day". That day and mother's day, in my world to be abolished and made "Parent's Day" for all those who never had kids but raised MANY, nonetheless, -- ungrateful as they may be nonetheless Wink hahhh!!! (I'll leave that there Wink )

Anyway, this too, (all actually), as "as writing recorded" chopped out dead spots and noodling.

This one, though, I overdubbed and made it wretched... O M G... then, back allot out and left this track... -- still a bit "noodly" but, felt that the overdubs are more "part" of the song than not and the eventual "production" if ever occurred would then, not be at risk of being "generic", or generic to "me" for what I do.

Also, as happens... when writing allot together... one may have one 14 min song, really needing to be two songs, --indeed (not this one but like that analogy). So, in seeking music chording for it... simply inverted the prior songs modulation and proceeded. So, an "album" thread, yet made different. In this song and the other one I refer to -- I was actually going to "scrap pile" it... and just prior to "folding it" for that binder... a "chording" arose and for me, kinda made it viable.

Then, as with these the "Three" overall title presented itself in my head space, then the #03 eight-ball ... one person here picked up on that Smile yeah... but, not one has yet supposed it's meaning... (not really cryptic, -- just say'in Smile )

Lyrics: 

EMaj Am vamp // //

Am
My heart's a stone, from pasts unknown
F Am
Alone in this space, God's given place
G G
My breath is grief, for my life's relief
Am
Heart's love's another stone, seeks not to sing alone

[CH:]
Ce Am e Em e Cc
Oh God save me..., save me, from me

Am Am
So alone you should stay, and keep'em at bay
F Am
Fit stones for your hand, only thrown to remand
G G
A clear path down your road, and no shadow cast
Am Am
Clear your fields for the play, and don't kiln your clay

[CH]
Am
My father once said, no matter what you're alone
F Am
It doesn't matter what you do, so do what you got to do
G G
He lived that way, and did well to repay
Am
But missed his joy, his lifes work in termoil

[CH]
Am
Consider you all your heritage
F Am
It's a steep weeping whole, and every generation molds
G
No matter your direction,
Am Am
It will reak it's rage, no matter what you've made

[CH:]
Ce Am e Em e Cc
Oh God save me..., save me, from me

Am Am
My heart's a stone, from pasts unknown
F Am
Alone in this space, Gods' given place
G
My breath is relief,
Am Am sus // // //
And I have belief



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Comments

"Oh God save me... from me"-- great chorus. I like the gritty, weary folksy feel to this track. I can appreciate a lot of the sentiment to this track, for sure...

NuJ4X's picture

I feel like this track means a lot to you and was written from a really personal place. The imagery and the grit of the track translate really well and the simple strumming in the background is perfect for your voice, your words, and your arrangement! Its really cool man...well done!

Susan Cantey's picture

Great minds think alike...I wrote a song with this title years ago...don't remember how it goes now though. Love the harmonica...it's spooky! Good

Coolparadiso's picture

at first listen a nice and simple song using nice good ol standard chords. but there are more layers in this and some nice lyrics as well. very Vedderish in sound. i am also picking up some interesting back bits in my right ear!

Chip Withrow's picture

I don't recall hearing too many of your songs using more than guitar/voice. It's really cool to hear some other sounds. I like how they are carefully incorporated.
I also like the soulful, ruminative quality of your vocal. That's true of a lot of your songs.
Inspired song!

Kristi's picture

I like how ultimately, the song ends on an up note. Not simply because it's positive, but because it shows this person's strength. How I read it was, this person is moving in different directions during the story and links it to the past and its affect on him. Something everyone can relate to. And he's aware of his heart being a stone, but carries on anyway. Good stuff for a song! I enjoyed the guitar and gritty performance.

benjo's picture

Hey i like this

i was drawn in by the title
and what a great title it is
yeah this is really heartfelt
you can hear it in the vocal
loved the harmonica coming in too
and to finish on an up was really good
nice song well done sir