Desert With No Heat

Desert With No Heat

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Amanda says:
As I was preparing for the arrival this evening of my Airbnb guest, cleaning and stuff as you do, a line of a song popped into my head, from I don't know where. But pop it did.
The line was "I look into your eyes and see desert sands". So I quickly sat at my desk and entered the line into my lyric writing prog. Then, when I needed a break I sat down to see if anything would come of it.
Now, a couple of hours later, and no cleaning and prep done yet, the first draft is completed Smile

UPDATE 25.7.19
@Steven Wesley Guiles is going to co-write on this one Smile

UPDATE later on 25th July
Steven and I got together for an hour or so and worked on the song - melody and some lyric tweaks to improve it, and work with the melody etc. Created 2nd and maybe final draft of lyrics - will post below on top of original lyric so you can see how I have changed things around Smile

UPDATE very early 26th July, like 4.40am my time lol
Demo uploaded for this song and another FKOD song is born !!!! Thank you @Steven Wesley Guiles

Lyrics: 

Re-edited lyric - probably final

Desert With No Heat
lyrics by Amanda West
music Steven Wesley Guiles

v1
I look into your eyes and see desert sand
Full with grains of nothingness
An empty soul
A desert with no heat
In which I cannot soak
Full with grains of nothingness
An empty soul

pre ch
Dunno how much longer I can wait, looking in to see if you're there
ch
Oh baby, let me in
I’m out here in the cold
Waiting for you to unfold
Hoping love will soon begin
Oh baby, let me in
How can you not know
Have I ever not told you
Hoping love will soon begin
Oh baby, let me in

v2
I dream that we are walking hand in hand
Sharing life's intensity
I know I can't
In pieces scattered far
A land where I am starved
Sharing life's intensity
I know I can't

pre ch
Dunno how much longer I can wait, looking in to see if you're there

ch
Oh baby, let me in
I’m out here in the cold
Waiting for you to unfold
Hoping love will soon begin
Oh baby, let me in
How can you not know
Have I ever not told you
Hoping love will soon begin
Oh baby, let me in

br
The landscape stretches out
You're here but not
…… Dunno what it's about
If it's worth a shot

ch
Oh baby, let me in
I’m out here in the cold
Waiting for you to unfold
Hoping love will soon begin
Oh baby, let me in
How can you not know
Have I ever not told you
Hoping love will soon begin
Oh baby, let me in

Outro
Oh baby, let me in
I’m out here in the cold
Waiting for you to unfold
Hoping love will soon begin
Oh baby, let me in
How can you not know
Have I ever not told you
Hoping love will soon begin
Oh baby, let me in

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Original first rough lyric

v1
I look into your eyes and see desert sands
Full with grains of nothingness
An empty soul
A desert with no heat
In which I cannot soak

pre ch
Dunno how much longer I can wait, looking in to see if you're there

ch
Oh baby, let me in
Don't wanna be here in the cold
Waiting for you to unfold
Hoping love will soon begin
baby, let me in
Please let me in

v2
I dream that we are walking hand in hand
Sharing life's intensity
But know I can't
In pieces scattered far
A land where I am starved

pre ch
Dunno how much longer I can wait, looking in to see if you're there

ch
Oh baby, let me in
Don't wanna be here in the cold
Waiting for you to unfold
Hoping love will soon begin
baby, let me in
Please let me in

br
The barren landscape stretches out around me
You're here but not you're deep in thought
But I don't know what it's about
Dunno if it's worth a lot
Dunno if you're worth a shot

pre ch
Dunno how much longer I can wait, looking in to see if you're there

ch
Oh baby, let me in
Don't wanna be here in the cold
Waiting for you to unfold
Hoping love will soon begin
baby, let me in
Please let me in



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

this is an intense lyric. looking forward to hearing its musication.

cindyrella's picture

Don't you love it when one line comes and you know you have to write a song? This is powerful and will make a great song

Klaus's picture

That's a great title and nice idea to turn the desert into a cold one. Very dramatic and emotional lyrics. I like the way the chorus creates a more human contrast adding warmth.

musicsongwriter's picture

Powerful lyrics and musical delivery. Very inspiring song. I like it how your song grabs the listener from the very start and it's intense and catchy.
Nadia

Jerry Pettit's picture

Very, very nice collab. Great vocal--obviously inspired by the superb lyrics. From a technical viewpoint, you've done a good job arranging and balancing volumes, also.

wobbie wobbit's picture

headbobbing groove from the very start. love it. lyrics so strong and i love the musical setting and the prduction/arrangement - very enjoyable! well done both of you!

Looking at the final lyrics...v1 shows nothing in this person's eyes...also the opposite of desert heat, kind of like a total disconnect. An empty soul sums that up nicely. The PC shows I'm waiting for something to happen. The chorus delivers the message completely...let me in. v2 shows disappointment that the relationship has not evolved into romantic requirements. The bridge brings in speculation that maybe this is not going to work. I had to look pretty deep to figure these entire lyrics out but I think the bottom line did in fact come in the chorus as expected...let me in. Good job on this. I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Nice country sound or jazz maybe...vocals now...sounds good...can clearly understand the lyrics...desert with no heat...which I cannot soak...empty soul...don''t know how much longer I can wait...let me in...i'm out here in the cold...sounds good...catchy...good guitars and drums...oh baby let me in...nice jazzy guitar on the left side...dream...walking hand in hand...pieces scattered far...a land where I am starved....don't know how much longer I can wait....looking into see if your there...baby let me in....I'm out here in the cold...pretty catchy tune...nice job Steven...oh baby let me in...let me in...changeup now...tell me what it's about...break now...baby let me in...vocals only now...that works nicely....have I ever not told you...hoping....oh baby let me in...full band again...sounds great....oh baby let me in...yeah great hook...I'm out here in the cold waiting for you to unfold...oh baby let me in...how can you not know...ok, the track is over. Wow, that was really good and once again you two deliver on excellent music. Well done!