Beach Sitter

Beach Sitter

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Wouldn't it be good to spend your life sitting on an amazing beach....

SPH, 2018-09-13
@Cicpisces and me collaborate via the Random Collaboration Lottery. "Beach Sitter" is one of his lyrics that resonated with me.
But how did I get to this version? I set up guitar and microphones and recorded a guide track with vocals and added several other tracks.
Had a completely different setting in mind when I started but somehow my indie roots pushed forward...

Instruments:
OC Smith and Furch acoustic guitar, electric bass, EZ drums

2018-09-14
Really happy how this has turned out. Successful collaboration.

Lyrics: 

Beach Sitter

Seat near the sea
Come and join me
Come and join me
Feeling the breeze
Ease when you breathe
Ease when you breathe

Blue and white sky
With sea nearby
with sea nearby
seagulls fly free
Peacefully
Peacefully

I'm the beach sitter
people come to see
I'm the beach sitter
Here spiritually
I'm the beach sitter
Who wont go away
I'm the beach sitter
And I'm here to stay

Days are easy
Relax with me
Relax with me
Feel the warm sand
Come hold my hand
Come hold my hand

We watch the waves
That makes me stay
That makes me stay
Clear cloudless sky
No hint of grey
No hint of grey

I'm the beach sitter
people come to see
I'm the beach sitter
Here spiritually
I'm the beach sitter
Who wont go away
I'm the beach sitter
And I'm here to stay

Don't know how long
I carry on
I carry on
Home is the beach
I feel that reach
I feel that reach

Still all alone
No cards or phone
No cards or phone
Sit here all day
I sleep and pray
I sleep and pray

I'm the beach sitter
people come to see
I'm the beach sitter
Here spiritually
I'm the beach sitter
Who wont go away
I'm the beach sitter
And I'm here to stay

but sand each day
Is swept away
Is swept away
But theres no way
I'm here to stay
I'm here to stay



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kahlo2013's picture

Lovely concept and well crafted. There is a spiritual quality that comes through the fun and easy feeling lyrics and I could imagine the music several different ways that would emphasize different aspects of the words.

Jyllian's picture

I really like this idea. Great images, nice repetition.

sph's picture

The good weather, perfect beach sitter: I can relate to that!

splittybooms's picture

immediately knew I'd enjoy this due to that guitar bed.
I love these lyrics as well; great chorus. The tone and mood of the music chosen was perfect for these.
Came across melancholy for me; introspective and kinda sad beach sitter, on a sunny day at the beach where everyone else is enjoying themselves. The beach sitter knows the end is coming soon in one way or another.
yeah, this is great stuff, you two.

Chip Withrow's picture

Our beaches here in Florida are not having a good summer - lots of pollution, both naturally occurring and (mainly, I think) human made. So I needed this song!
Great collab - the repetition and the vivid images of the words lend themselves to this hypnotic, intense yet laid back groove. I dig this one a lot!

nancyrost's picture

Lovely vibe with a delicious tension-yet-stillness to the guitar part, perfect for the story the words tell.

dsweidel's picture

I would happily sign up for the job of beach sitter! Great song

metalfoot's picture

That's a really nice laid back feel to the track. Quality lyrics too. Nicely done. Great collab!

JWHanberry's picture

Accompaniment and vocals ride together so well. Put me right on the beach without the high rent. Wink Very well done track.

spirulence's picture

when that beat kicks in, this becomes all sorts of great, I can hear the effort that went into recording this - again, mastery of those slightly dissonant chords.

ballyhoot's picture

I liked the slow build at the start and, in general, liked the music and vocal approach. The lyrics are good, too. Everything fits well together, so great collab.

Roel van Veldt's picture

I love the musical style which reminds me of "Eye in the Sky", and that's a song I love. Lyrics & music bond perfectly. The echoing phrases seem to mimic the ocean waves rolling in. Such a fine collab, guys!

§ Roel