Be Still

Be Still

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I need this reminder once in a while.

The idea behind this arrangement in the second/third chorus is that I'm being reminded by God to be still and meanwhile I'm praying in anguish because I don't know how...

Anyway.

I think it works OK, and for a 25 minute skirmish write & record, I can live with my results...

EDIT:
Having given this time to simmer, and relistening today, I think this is a keeper. Starring it now!

Lyrics: 

still

be still
be still
your cup
unfill
be still
be still
don't charge
the hill
be still

the scramble of daily life
the grind of the need to do
the scurry with kids and wife
the jobs that must carry through

be still
be still
your cup
unfill
be still
be still
don't charge
the hill
be still

(O Lord, help me remember who I am
O Lord, help me remember where I stand)

the worries of every day
the strain of the heavy load
the pressures of bills to pay
the weariness of the road

be still
be still
your cup
unfill
be still
be still
don't charge
the hill
be still

(O Lord, help me remember who I am
O Lord, help me remember where I stand
O Lord, help me remember who You are
O Lord, keep me from wandering off too far
O Lord, help me be still... be still)



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Comments

Amanda West's picture

I can certainly feel/hear the anguish throughout. It's feels almost like you are crying out for stillness in anguish, and not getting any at all.
It has a certain something that I can't put my finger on... I think it's a keeper Smile

kahlo2013's picture

Perfect sentiment delivered with prayerful passion! Great skirmish! Love the descant!

musicsongwriter's picture

Very interesting and unuque answer to the prompt. Very cool song showing the struggles and the determination. I like your singing, playing and your vocal harmonies.
Nadia

JWHanberry's picture

A wonderful, honest and self aware tune. This is very fine work. I like what you're doing with the choral vox.

coolparadiso's picture

Very good skirmish Alex. Sounded like this one really wanted to see the light. Nice indeed

splittybooms's picture

I love the harmonies, and all the melodies work nicely...sounds good.
Need this reminder myself, often. Thank you for making this.
Beautiful song.

spirulence's picture

I get a 90s feel from the multiple harmonies going on here - you've placed the energy on your words and the chord changes at just the right places, as usual! Nicely done!

corinne54's picture

You should be very proud of this song, not only because you did a great job in a short amount of time, but because you wrote a great song!

Jibbidy34's picture

I always like it when you ‘clone’ yourself. The AK Band of Brothers Smile Harmonies are ace!!! You’re so good at those.

kc5's picture

Oh yeah! This speaks right to my soul in this moment. Love the harmonies. You've got teach me how to do that!

wobbie wobbit's picture

wow you did a lot in the time... nice harmonies and catchy chorus, well skirmished