The beach

The beach

Roddy's picture

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Liner Notes: 

Don't think I got this done within the time limit but it was pretty close.
Anyway, it's a song about decline and fall.

Lyrics: 

Oh how tall it stood
How fine how great how grand
Higher than all the rest
A tower in the sand

And the sun shone strongly
Baked it all dry
And the winds blew stealthily
Underneath a darkening sky

And some say we should have seen it coming
Known the limits of our reach
Some say we should have know
We’d end up battered and shattered and washed up on the beach

It’s all over now
The tides have shifted from high to low
There’s smooth sands everywhere
And nothing just nothing just nothing left to show

And some say we should have seen it coming
Known the limits of our reach
Some say we should have know
We’d end up battered and shattered and washed up on the beach



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Comments

Chip Withrow's picture

Wow - beautifully heartbreaking. Piano and vocal are just right to create an atmosphere both cinematic and personal.

dzd's picture

Great mood! even if you didn't make the time cut(who cares!) Great write!, loving the piano/vocal performance that slow build into the last verse lines sounds great!

JWHanberry's picture

A very smooth transition from building sand castles in the sun to the end of the world. Fine art.

corinne54's picture

Awesome, touching lyrics, and strong music. Stating the obvious, without being obvious and hitting us over the head with the meaning. Beautiful work!

Marilisa's picture

Nicely dark! The piano suits the lyrics so well. Great take on the theme.

tjeff's picture

Beautiful piano playing and love the emotional vocal.

cola's picture

This perfectly captures the heartbreaking feeling of having worked hard to build something great only to have it all undone. Your piano performance is beautifully delicate, and I love the delivery of "battered and shattered and washed up on the beach". Gorgeous work!

lowhum's picture

A fine contrast btw the soulful vocal and the winding piano voicings. Pink floydish in a king crimson kind a way. Leaves you with a desire for some crescendo cinematic drama or a dive into prog avant guard