An Olympian Task

An Olympian Task

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Liner Notes: 

Wrote this lyric for a skirmish on Sunday while out of town and not in a place where I could record a tune. So I put this music to the lyric this evening. Since I've already posted the lyric earlier, I'm not counting this one towards my 50.

Here's my liner note from the lyric post: [Great prompt this week as usual: “OLYMPICS" - You don't have to use the word "Olympics" - any word can fit the bill: gold silver bronze, racing, fast, swift high strong speed. torch, race....You get the idea. Use as many or as few words as you want

Yesterday we saw the Anthony Bourdain film, a powerful piece with an ending that hit me pretty hard. So I drew on those feelings, as well as on the recent loss of my brother, and also some personal baggage, and used all that as the basis of my lyric.

Still in NYC - will record the tune and repost later in the week when I’m back home.]

Lyrics: 

V1:
The wrinkle in your brow
The sun you won’t allow
To shine
Through your window

The distance in your eyes
With hidden untold lies
Remain unspoken
A silent innuendo

PRE:
I wish I could catch you
Most of all
Help you to pull through
Before the fall

CH:
You have An Olympian Task
Rejoin the human race
If you dare
Is it really An Olympian Task
Remove the mask and show your face
Prove you really care

V2:
You’ve got a brilliant act
And friends who will react
You pull their strings
Are they your stage

Then the let-down will appear
Without a single tear
Then you walk away
Back to your cage

PRE:
The truth is you’re lonely
A quiet pain
But you’re not the only
Standing out in the rain

CH:
You have An Olympian Task
Rejoin the human race
If you dare
Is it really An Olympian Task
Remove the mask and show your face
Prove you really care



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Comments

mike skliar's picture

and now that you've posted a demo, I'm back (i commented on the lyric in your earlier posting- love the lyric!)

this is really great- really great work! Only thing I'd offer is that it might be even more effective to sing it at a slightly slower tempo---(maybe try really slowing it down too, as a torch ballad kind of thing, i could see alot of approaches working)

crisp1's picture

Catchy tune! Love the rhyme of window and innuendo. Strong message in the words, given additional force by your vocal delivery.

wacha's picture

I like the lyrics a lot and the music really elevated them. That guitar rhythm is solid and purposeful which is match quite nicely by your delivery of the vocals. Very nice job with this, glad I got to hear it arranged.