The Work of Wonder

The Work of Wonder

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Liner Notes: 

I'd really like to work at this song and make it better. I worked for a while on the music and the lyrics kinda came out, but this is one of those songs I'd like to edit. I think I'm getting at something worth exploring here.


I remember when
we didn't have to wonder
Everything was going fine.

Now I put it on my shoulders.
Trying to stop time.

When did wonder become a chore?
Is this what it means to be mature?

Keep a locket in the glass
so you don't forget
your innocence.

Don't ignore her.
Don't ignore the wonder.
We can raise the glass.
You don't have to stay
not always.

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


metalfoot's picture

I really like the mood and vibe you've created with the music here a lot. Really cool and not at all what I was expecting!

kahlo2013's picture

I really love the poetry of your words and the wonderful soundscape that you deliver them in. It is a listening experience that draws me in and holds me entranced.

Zeekle's picture

This has an ethereal feel. I like the way you drop the music out and then bring it back in. My fave line is: When did wonder become a chore. A wonderful question. With this I would encourage you to carry on exploring.

coolparadiso's picture

i really like this ! so haunting and interesting to listen to! great skirmish!

tjeff's picture

The ambient airy quality is captivating, and the out-front asian-like melodic line that comes in is cool (was trying to figure out what instrument was being represented - is it an old tack piano?). A beautifully flowing sound overall, good skirmishing!

corinne54's picture

This is quite wonderful - Haunting music and the lyric filled with much truth and beauty

Kristi's picture

There's a mysteriousness to this music and the way the lyric is delivered. It makes me wonder! You create a whole atmosphere here. Cool skirmish!

Marilisa's picture

So gorgeous and atmospheric - loving all the different layers. Great great work!

headfirstonly's picture

That opening has a wonderfully spooky ambience to it; the treatment and the glorious delay really introduce an ambiguity as to what's making the sound - perfect for the season and absolutely spot-on for the lyrics, like a Victorian ghost story set to music. Henry James or M. R. James? Both, probably. Definitely worth exploring this one further.