SPEAK IN TONUGES

SPEAK IN TONUGES

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CTS sez: This is a song that [@khalo2013] wrote back in 2017. I loved the lyrics and was working on the song when my system shut down on me. I lost A LOT of great work that year and I was very much bummed out about it. Fast forward 3 years later and I came across the lyrics and figured, "why not?" I still had a super rough vocal demo and a scratch pad of how the song was supposed to go. From there I took the last week or so tweaking it. It's here. Not the final version, of course, but at least I can bring to life what I heard those few years ago.

How I did it:
DAW:Presonus Studio One 3
Alesis V49 MIDI controller for virtual instruments: Organ, choir, Rhodes
Programmed: Horns, drums
Bass: Ibanez 5 string with Chris Lord-Algae plugin (clean bass)
Guitars: Squire (Presonus Pro EQ plugin, Reverb plugin)
Vocals - yours truly
Mic: Sennheiser

Kahlo2013 (LIz) Says: Speechless and blushing! What a wonderfully delicious and sensual surprise! Your musical magic brought these words so gorgeously to life! I am so grateful, Craig, that you came back to these lyrics and aroused them so to speak!

Lyrics: 

V
Speak 2 me with your body
Speak 2 me with your eyes
Tell me something I want 2 hear
Tell me something without compromise

PC
Please tell me now
And tell and me again
Please tell me now
And tell me again

CH
Speak in tongues
Speak openly
Oh, never stop speaking 2 me
Speak in tongues
Speak passionately
Oh, never stop speaking 2 me

V2
Speak 2 me with your fingers
Speak 2 me with your lips
Tell me something I want 2 know
With each touch and kiss

PC
Please tell me now
And tell and me again
Please tell me now
And tell me again

CH
Speak in tongues
Speak openly
Oh, never stop speaking 2 me
Speak in tongues
Speak passionately
Oh, never stop speaking 2 me

Outro
Please tell me now
And tell me...
Tell me again
Oh...and again...and again
And again...

2020 50/90



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metalfoot's picture

Well, that was sultry! Nice work, both of you! CTS, you really brought this lyric to life.

nancyrost's picture

I love the phrasing of the vocal melody, the placement of the pauses. I'm a big fan of the Rhodes. Really beautiful setting of Liz's excellent lyric - glad you were able to revive this one!

Donna Devine's picture

Whoooooaaaaaahhhhh...I remember Liz's terrific lyric. What a thrilling surprise to hear your gorgeous musical and vocal treatment, Craig. Luscious. And the perfect invitation to a slow dance (among other things). Smile

so fine. great like the R&B stations when i was in my "formative" years

i seem to remember a couple of lines from this, but never suspected what it would become. what a combo you two make. holy hotcakes....

MarkG's picture

Very sensual lyrics and delivery. Sexy, sexy, sexy.
I usually just race through lyrics only posts, never contemplating a finished song. My bad. This one shows what I've been missing from my lack of imagination

cleanshoes's picture

Daaamn! You are the perfect person to translate these sexy, sensual lyrics into song. Couldn't help dancing at my desk (luckily no one else is around, thank you social distancing). Those horns are a great addition, as well.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Well, aren't we glad that Lyrics Are Forever--this was a nice find...because it obviously inspired you to do something AMAZING!! Great, great radio-ready song.

Love the brass! Great vocal! Incredible arrangement!

fresh spotless youth's picture

I had to go back and hit play again: that opening note is a real attention-grabber. And then you launch into that sultry groove. Mmm...this is a hot tune! I love the sense of dynamics and all the accents. And that bass really nails it. I don't think this is the sort of speaking in tongues I learned about in Sunday school Smile

Chip Withrow's picture

Yeah! Powerfully sensual and direct lyrics, brought to amazing musical life. Best song I've heard today - this would have fit right into the Number 1 Soul Hits mix I listened to as I worked out this morning.

colgoo's picture

Whew! I am fanning myself right now. Gorgeous delivery! Love that bass line. Great vocals....it’s like you two were meant to collaborate on a sensual album. This is sexy time music, for sure!