Sunday, February 22, 2009

Song 7: Song for Galileo

Not so happy with this one musically. It works as either cheesy faux-bossa-nova vocal jazz or a minor Tom Waits ballad, but little in between. Which isn't bad per se, but not something I can work with in any band I'm in at present. In terms of writing for the End Times Spasm band, I think the lesson learned is to avoid vi-ii-V-I progressions on principle.

Song for Galileo

| Fm | Fm | Bbm7 | Bbm7 | Eb7 | Eb7 | Ab6 C7 | Fm |
| Fm | Fm | Bbm7 | Bbm7 | Eb7 | Eb7 | Ab6 | Ab6 |
| Bbm7 | Bbm7 | Ab6 | Ab7 | Db6 | Db6 | C7 | C7 |
| Fm | Bbm7 | Eb7 | Ab | Bbm7 | Eb7 | Ab C7 | Fm |

We never heard the spheres
Like distant tower chimes
We mapped them to our fears
And tied them to our lines

The genius of the stars
Sang order from the pitch
Drew moons down from afar
Set the whole Earth unhitched

When you find it hard to feel uncertain
Remember that quantities can conspire to desert you

If heaven's above, hell is even more afar
Because you are made of fallen star

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