Rosalind

Rosalind

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Liner Notes: 

Initial chords came from an chord progression generator just to get my brain to think out of the box. www.autochords.com I built it out from there with a 10 minute free association writing session for material. My elderly neighbor Rosalind passed away this year and her daughters leave the lights on in her house. When I pass it on my pre-dawn walks, it seems like she is still there, even though I know she is gone. The rest was just my imagination and a story I told myself about if her spouse was still alive and the one left behind. Harmonies just for fun to mix it up.

Lyrics: 

Rosalind
(c) 2019 Ariana Terrell Evans
V1
These old bones betray me with the passing of each day
All the things that mattered once get lost along the way
V2
But I remember the dark of her hair as it fell upon her shoulders
What I wouldn't give for that moment in time just to hold her

Ch
Rosalind, Rosalind, I hear your voice on the evening
The children all grown and gone
Just me and your ghost that lingers on

Will you take me with you, now that I am old and grey
I can see your shadow in every doorway

Ch
Rosalind, Rosalind, I hear your voice on the evening
The children all grown and gone
Just me and your ghost that lingers on

Ch
Rosalind, Rosalind, I hear your voice on the evening
The children all grown and gone
Just me and your ghost that lingers on



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Comments

oneslowtyper's picture

What a beautiful and moving tribute to your neighbor. I hope she hears your soaring vocals, and rewards you with beautiful sunrises on your morning walks.
Cheers,
John

coolparadiso's picture

Yes spot on. Well thought out, a nice lyric and well delivered!

wobbie wobbit's picture

lovely tribute to your neighbour, i love the gentle folk feel of this and it is a beautiful backstory. harmonies are lovely too, nice one.

billwhite51's picture

you have fashioned a fascinating melody across those chords, and you bring it to life with the full lthroated delivery of the tender lylric. lovely harmonies on the chorus. i was getting so deep into the song that the ending felt abrupt. athough on a second listening, the resolution was fine,

ustaknow's picture

I “like” the song, (in quotes ‘cause, what does that mean? Smile ) ... yes, all the above. For me though the description made it seem to sad to listen to, which I avoid — but did and read the lyrics; I took it another way — as a happy memory and maybe not involving death/absolute absense.

Ironically, then, to complicate this further, — the auto play was on, on SoundCloud and that keyboard run confused me Smile And didn’t get Bill’s abrupt ending comment — uhhh Wink

Anyway, all that to say, strong piece.

crisp1's picture

This is very nice, indeed. It's a lovely melody, delivered with excellent vocals and the lyrics feel just right.

Valerie Cox's picture

Goodness this kinda hit me and made me tear up a little. Reminds of my Dad missing mom. Beautiful performance.

katpiercemusic's picture

This is so beautiful. I mean all of it... the lyrics and the harmony and everything. It made me feel feelings.