bittersweet, Songs

Song: “Rabbit”


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?

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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)

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