A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home



Liner Notes: 

This is song 9, damn I've mixed 9 and 10 up. I'm so annoyed, I like to stick them up in the order they are written. if I didn't care then songs 15 and 18 would be up cos I semi completed the music to them.

Anyway, another random chord progression from random number sequence this time.

The title suggested itself and I managed to write 2 rough verses and a chorus, however the middle 8 holds the answer to the verses and It has not revealed itself to me yet. What is the singer sorry about? I don't know yet.

I tried to get a sort of laid back drum groove to this. I think I may have finally achieved a goal. Hip, hip...


A Long Way From Home
Music and Lyrics M M Scullion ©2019

I don't know where to begin
To resolve the situation I'm in
I try so hard to better myself
I sometimes neglect everything else

I'm such a long way, long way from home
I'm such a long way, long way from home

I know I need to talk to you
Use a video call to bring you closer
These wonderful inventions may be the key
But technology won't tell me how to say sorry

I'm such a long way, long way from home
I'm such a long way, long way from home

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


katpiercemusic's picture

Are the lyrics supposed to go with this? I like the music and I can kind of see how they might fit together. I like the mood this evokes and I like that weird little transition at about 2:20. I like how it almost sounds like decaying tape.

Kristi's picture

There's a lot of angst in the lyric. I think the line, "I'm such a long way, long way from home" shows how confused and torn this person is. The music goes along with the tone of the story, I think. I sounds really good. It's on its way....it'll come together. Some ideas take longer than others...

cts's picture

Great composition. I'll ask as well: is the intent to read the lyrics in tandem with the music? I could see/hear how that would work. The arrangement you have is gorgeous. The lyrics are angsty, but it's critical to what I'm hearing. Nice work.

Acousticmaddie's picture

Great instrumentation. I can absolutely "Hear"/See the lyrics fit. Well written

musicsongwriter's picture

I have to admit I read your lyrics first and then listened to music without connecting lyrics with it and I liked each separately. The music sounds like a movie soundtrack and it feels like a thoughtful, reflective track while the lyrics feel dramatic and sad. Looking forward to hearing the development.

phoenixash's picture

The lyrics are so lovely and sad I can't wait to see how it's going to be put together with this lovely soundscape that you have created. It feels like a perfect backing to this wonderful melancholic lyrics, I do get the feeling of "answer" or "resolution" you are talking about, but, by the final section, it brings a true sense of something being "accomplished"

billwhite51's picture

thats a long long long intro ,appropriate for the lyrical sentiment to follow.. oops, it looks like the singer never made it home. well, its a good melancholic instrumental as it stands.