Behind the Song
The melody in the “oooh’s” came to me a long time ago, and I recorded them. I forgot about it eventually. Didn’t have a lyric to go with it.
But who needs lyrics? I decided to just add sounds to it.
Not only that: make that the chorus.
I like it as a “hook.” But do you think it needs a lyrical chorus?
I wrote the verses to suggest a scene, rather than paint it explicitly. A scene of someone watching a loved one who is pained by the past. But a past that is actually in the past, that they’ve moved on from … but occasionally, they sink into those memories.
Video note: I’m experimenting with a new recording technique. I pre-record the guitar accomponiament and play it back while I sing in the video. What do you think?
Oooooh ooooh ooooh oooooh (repeat) You were talking about some kind of grace when the shadow of pain fell across your face I reached out to cup your tiny hands some things a man can't understand. Oooooh ooooh ooooh oooooh (repeat) I was climbing our bent Madrona tree You were laughing of what I could not see I clipped a branch long, straight, and true I carved it up just for you Let's bake an apple pie for two something tart, something sweet you kneed the dough, I'll mix the spice sometimes you need a little treat Oooooh ooooh ooooh oooooh (repeat) You were watching a rabbit in the sun Back legs twitching, gearing up to run I was like that rabbit said the lines drawn on your face never a rest from the chase Oooooh ooooh ooooh oooooh (repeat)