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A rough demo from the forthcoming new album. You know, to keep you up to date with where I'm headed.
For a long time, I've had this vague, decidedly unscientific idea, that certain places cling on to the 'feelings'/'emotional energy' discharged over periods of time. I.e. That the people spending time there, and their activity and behaviour, leaves an indelible mark. 'Ghosts', if you want to call it that. I'm sure it's purely psychological, but I think almost every culture entertains the belief, in some form or another, that human activity gives character to a place, which outlasts the inhabitants. Surely strong emotion, like passion or depression, or a powerful occurrence like death, can be detected in some subtle way long after the event? I don't know.
Anyway, that's kind of this song. I wrote it to sound slightly childlike, but not as a 'child's song'. It needs plenty of work - I'm still working on a decent marimba part, and maybe the rhythm will evolve, but this is the song in its basic form.
Music & Lyrics copyright 2012 James Harker.