Song of life together

Song of life together

mike skliar's picture

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This song was written and recorded quickly, but is important to me-- not so much for the song itself, but what it represents.

So (as of this writing) four or five days ago, I had to have surgery to remove my thyroid gland- and the surgery is right around the voicebox, so I was concerned about any vocal problems. I'm still speaking (and singing, as you can hear) very quietly, and for now my entire singing high range seems gone, but it will, they say, (I hope!) come back soon. I wanted to try to write and sing something just to see if I could 'still do it'. The voice is a bit rough, and i only did one take (sung into an iPhone, live while playing guitar, nothing fancy) but at least i know it's getting better. (A few days ago I probably couldn't have done this).

Anyway, lyrically, this is one of those 'optimistic in the face of depressing current events' songs, I guess?

hope ya dig...

Lyrics: 

We need a song we can all sing
To unite the warring tribes
Something to show the affairs of the heart
The common threads in our lives
So let’s write our verse
Without you it would be worse
Let’s sing a song of life together

Yes I’m me and you’re you
Our worlds are night and day
We’ve all become so black and white
Very few shades of gray
When colors bleed to red
It leaves too many dead
Let’s mix those shades of life together

Rivers of doubt, rivers of pain
Divide us from knowing each other’s names
But every name is really the same
When its just our spirits that just remain

We need a song that we can all sing
To unite the warring tribes
Something to show the affairs of the heart
The common threads in our lives
So let’s all sing our verse
Without you it would be worse
Let’s sing a song of life together

© M. Skliar 2018



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well done. must have been a worry. sounds ok to me! Good song love the drive in the guitar and that tapping beat. very enjoyable

barbara's picture

Just so ya know, I was singing that song along with you! (It's got great singalong and harmonizing potential!) I'm happy to hear you are going to be fine, and it is such an object lesson for having those routine checks, as you say. Thank you for sharing your story about that, and this uplifting song. Wishing you speedy healing!

cindyrella's picture

I am so sorry about your surgery! This is so uplifting and full of promise. Thank you for this and keep healing!

fresh spotless youth's picture

Amen, Mike! By the end I'm ready to sing along. Your energy is infectious. I like the way the song turns at 'rivers of doubt' before you bring us home with the rousing finale.

Chip Withrow's picture

Glad to hear you're on the mend, and that you're singing and playing again! And that's a really cool strum and sound on the guitar, too. Delightful, hopeful song. I dig it and I look forward to more from you.

It's a good tune, like the lyrics and the general feel of it, as the chord progression. Given your situation I think you did well on the vocals, breaking through that to make a song like this, a good energy!

3tdoan's picture

Love the sentiment in this song, all too needed in these times when left and right don't even seem to be in the same universe let alone speaking the same language. Every name is just the same.

And hope you're recovering ok from the surgery, I'm sure you'll be back to full voice soon enough given how well these vocals turned out.

nancyrost's picture

The chords here really bring the ideas to life and exude optimism. Lovely melody there too.