Siberian State of Mind ('News from the Tundra' Part II) DEMO

Siberian State of Mind ('News from the Tundra' Part II) DEMO

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And here is Part II of the Tundra series - somewhat more optimistic than Part I. Wink

Donna sez: Thank you so much @bunter for the wonderful music and arrangement, and @QuothTheLlama for the wonderful vocals. Loads of feeling in them.

Lyrics: 

Siberian State of Mind (‘News from the Tundra’ Part II)

V1
Loneliness, often undefined,
Can evoke a Siberian state of mind
Where I am prone to self-absorption
Questioning beliefs
Hopping from island to island
In archipelagos of grief

Chorus
Yet deep in this Novosobirsk of the soul
The permafrost is melting
A tree takes root, promising fruit
Nature is in control
Here in the tundra
The permafrost is melting

V2
Hopelessness, often unconfined
Can evoke a Siberian state of mind
Where fears bloom out of all proportion
Bat wings in a cave
Flapping in every direction
To break the peace of mind I crave

Chorus
Yet deep in this Novosobirsk of the soul
The permafrost is melting
A tree takes root, promising fruit
Nature is in control
Here in the tundra
The permafrost is melting

Bridge
On the street outside my window
Where my heart turns to the sun
Your footfall is a melody
…Even the air begins to hum

Chorus
And deep in this Novosobirsk of the soul
The permafrost is melting
A tree takes root, promising fruit
Nature is in control
Here in the tundra
The permafrost is melting

© 2021 Donna Devine



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

the sophisticated music and classy vocals maintain the integrity of donna's verse that reads more like poetry than a song lyric, yet proves that poetry can be a viable element in the making of songs.

headfirstonly's picture

Oh my goodness. So this is what "levelling up" sounds like. Extraordinarily good.

Belladonna's picture

This is sooo beautiful. Love the music and the lyrics are so poetic. Really nice collab.

Jibbidy34's picture

Beautiful vocals and sophisticated lyrics. Batwings flapping in a cave… what an image! Lovely collaborative efforts in the making of this.

coolparadiso's picture

wow this is really cool, what a great job you've all done! a really good listen

K.C.'s picture

This is wonderful. Carried me away with a sublte melancholy yet hopes arising - probably way off base on that one! But, that's what I hear and love it! Top notch all around! Lyric, vox, playing and production!

Thanks for posting!

KC

Jessicagraae's picture

Hi Donna-I just saw your message about the demo being finished. Beautiful arrangement. It all evokes a wide-open cold space!

Jerry Pettit's picture

Wow! Really glad I came across this. Lovely lyrics, genious arrangement/orchestration, and a truly wonderful vocal.

EXCELLENT collaboration, you guys!