Satellites

Satellites

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Song number 12. This wasn't supposed to be number 12, but the one that was is being difficult, but it'll probably be number 13, so this one overtook it.

It started as a she and he narrative, but then I decided to turn the him into i.

Lyrics: 

Julia are you watching me?
I asked her as I moved alone
along the street she'd never known
I thought I saw her laughing once
her hair like straw her smile like ice
and passion was a fragile thing
it weaponised the weak and strong
who fought into the morning light
and Julia won, and I was lost

And if she came again and left
I wouldn't know she'd been here at all
the sky is full of satellites
that catch us all as we disappear

Oh Julia are you watching me
I asked the emptiness in my mind
and love could only live at night
she'd told me as the water fell
and washed the streets oh rain again
it never leaves she said, it never leaves
she fought into the morning light
and Julia won, and I was lost

And if she came again and left
I wouldn't know, I wouldn't know
and the sky is full of satellites
is full of satellites

Copyright Frances Smith @2018



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Comments

Jibbidy34's picture

'love could only live at night' is a fabulous line. Nice emotive folk style song...really tugs at the heartstrings...I can hear this with strings and lots of space for the vocals.

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

I like the fingerpicked guitar ... reminded me a bit of Nick Drake, my all-time favorite artist. "The sky is full of satellites that catch us all as we disappear" is a beautiful line, as is "the water fell and washed the streets/ oh rain again." Evokes all kind of rainy, late night scenes in my imagination.

billwhite51's picture

all the elements are in their place, the story is complete, but with pieces movied, so we listen agaim ad wonder. like hamlet, no matter how you interpret it, there will always be a dlaw in the interpretation, because, like your songs, a human being is not subject to interpretation, and in the end cannot be explained,

Jerry Pettit's picture

I had every intention of commenting, but Bandcamp is down and I've been unable to comment on several people's songs. I'll try again later. Sorry.

marvsmooth's picture

Beautiful music, and such great lyrics, performed wonderfully.

I particularly loved the line “the sky is full of satellites, that catch us all as we disappear.”