The Light Will Guide You Home

The Light Will Guide You Home

msculli1's picture

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

This song came about in a strange way. I was clearing my emails, the usual stuff. There was 1 from pintrest with music stuff. You know the usual instruments pictures, theory charts, stuff like that. One of the pictures caught my eye. It seemed to be a 12 bar blues progression. 1111551166..., but when I counted there were 14 numbers. Is there 14 bar blues? Then I realised it was a guitar tutorial for picking strings. Still why waste it dropped the last two numbers and got this 12 bar progression. Worked it out on chordbot before transfer to reason. The line 'guide you home' came to mind. Worked on the music in reason. When it came to writing words it seemed ok to set out darkness to light, despair to redemption, type lyrics. I mean I'm not that religious, but they seemed to fit the music very well. Suppose they could be SiFi or anything really.

I'm not a live performer, but I'm getting better at recording my vocals, but finding it hard to kill the sibilance. Sweeping the frequencies never works for me with anything. Between 2K and 10K, can't find sssshhht . Must be another way to de ess without buying stuff.

2nd version now up, tried to reduce the horrible digital noise from voice saturation near the end by riding the faders. Sounds a lot better, but vocals will need redone at some point. I am at the limit of my recording knowledge, but if you don't make mistakes, you don't improve.

Lyrics: 

The Light Will Guide You Home

Music & Lyrics Mark Scullion ©2021

When darkness surrounds you, when there is no way back, when there is no way out,
when all hope is gone, no where to go
A light will guide you home
When your lost without feeling, in a dark hazy fog, never knowing which way to turn,
lost in times unknown
A light will guide you home
When your at your lowest, when there is nothing left, you will see a light,
a light you know
That light will guide you home
When you see the light, when you see the light, that's when you know,
that's when you know
The light will guide you home
Follow the light, follow the light, that's when you know,
that's when you know
The light will guide you home
Follow the light, follow the light, then you will know,
then you will know,
The light will guide you home



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Comments

richaaaay's picture

Like this vibe and how it builds. Your vocals are great. Really well done. Unique sound and texture to the entire piece.

gregwere's picture

I really like this, it's gospel to me, the resolved line 'that light will guide you home' really works. The variation in the timing of the melody is beautiful and the choral additions as you get deeper. Lovely stuff.

sbs2018's picture

Enjoying the intro, the vocals build my interest, the lyrics tell a story I want to hear. Quite lovely. Soothing!

Panch's picture

Love the way this builds, it's a very uplifting song. A real gospel feel and very catchy. Well done.