Dark Clouds

Dark Clouds

JWHanberry's picture



Liner Notes: 

host tcelliott
prompt Dark Clouds

Vocal is a little shady. Don't quite know the tune yet. Good prompt.

Guitars: Guild D-25
Note: Skirmish: 1 hour to write and record


Dark Clouds

It's a lovely afternoon
Good for kickin' back
Radio playin' some killer tunes
Groovin' with it in my shack
Then the weather man breaks in
Warning we're under attack
Lock the doors get under cover
The sky is turnin' black.

Dark clouds comin' from the West to me
Dark clouds won't let 'em make a jest of me
Dark clouds want to rain on my parade
They always come just when I think I've got it made
Them dark clouds

And the wind begins to blow
Can I face it all alone
Like centuries ago
Lost in the unknown
Might be too much to handle
When everything goes dark
I try to light a candle
Cannot strike a spark

Dark clouds comin' from the West to me
Dark clouds won't let 'em get the best of me
Dark clouds comin' to take everything I love
Time to stand and defend it got to get rid of
Them dark clouds

Dark clouds comin' from the West to me
Dark clouds bringin' a test for me
Dark clouds comin' to break my heart
Be brave and face the darkness don't even let it start
Under them dark clouds.

Them dark clouds
Got to stop them dark clouds

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cindyrella's picture

What a wonderful take on this prompt! I really enjoyed my listen!

metalfoot's picture

You might not be happy with your vocal but this works really well, I think. Shift into the minor in the chorus really works well.

tcelliott's picture

I like the quiet strength of the chorus. The challenge is coming but the resolve of the singer is obvious and uplifting in the face of darkness. I enjoyed listening.

pearlmanhattan's picture

very well done - I love the keychanges and chord progression - very perfect for the lyrics. Well done!

coolparadiso's picture

great for the time- This song has real potential! i think the whole thing could be a really great song I love it!

Cicpisces's picture

Nice song. I really felt a sad subtext going on. Like a moral warning. Storytelling with great imagery. Vocal and melody flowed nicely for me. Had a good atmosphere in the recording. Yup... Good work.

yam655's picture

I like how the subject matter is pleasantly vague. Well done!