• janaejean

From the Vault #7



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This week I have a short clip from a piano demo version of a song I am particularly fond, "Solar Flare."

I first transcribed this song in November 2013. I say "transcribed" because it had came to me in its entirety in a dream. In the dream I was listening to a recording of it through headphones, but I KNEW that I had wrote it. There was also some very clear imagery resembling a music video that I saw/see when I hear this. (It is a duet for man and woman, and I aim to someday record it with the voice I recognized singing it with me.) I sprung from my bed, ran to my computer and got it down. There were a couple spots where I couldn't remember the lyrics, but I was able to fill them in to tell the story.

You can listen to piano/vocal clip, piano instrumental version, and electronic instrumental version at my soundcloud.

Unfortunately, I am still having issues (been going on for a couple weeks) with my audio tracks and can not bounce down a full vocal version. (This problem is very frustrating, I was having this issue with "Heavy Voices" when I created the video for the Swan Song Contest as well. THat's why it is the way it is... but as I said then I was just glad to have something done!) I hope to have it solved ASAP. I'm going to have some time in the next few days to troubleshoot...

Thematically this song is about a man and woman who are instinctively drawn to one another, but for one reason or another they run. It starts with him confessing his regret for letting her go. She replies... she always knew it would find her... In the chorus the melody line switch from the guy to the girl. This happens throughout... It's like who is really the one running... in fact, they have been chasing each other all along.

Anyway, wish me luck getting all my audio tracks up and running!

Solar Flare (Walked Into The Sunset)

Lyrics:

Voice 1 aka the GUY

I never made you any promises

But then again, I never thought I'd be standing here

With nothing to my name, but the black sweatshirt on my back

And in my hands, a cardboard box filled with tears

Voice 2 aka the CHICK

Secretly I've watched every step you took

Hoping you would know 'xactly where to look

To show me you'd been listening

To prove you read me like a book

Both:

You walked into the sunset and you disappeared

Left a trail behind you like a SOLAR FLARE

I tried my best to follow

But my heart was too hollow

Without you, it's like I'm not there....

2:

Hmph... you'd never make me any promises

But act like I'm a child on milk-box when I go

You can't have it both ways - you can't lock a diamond up

Then expect it to sparkle int he dark 'cause you say so

1:

There's been things I know I shoulda said

Dangerous waters that I loathed to tread

Didn't wanna ruin something good

But I'd shout them now if I could

Both:

You walked into the sunset and you disappeared

Left a trail behind you like a SOLAR FLARE

I tried my best to follow

But my heart was too hollow

Without you, it's like I'm not there....

Both:

No, I'm not here

And no, I'm not there

My heart's gone far

And I'm not sure where

But I'm where you are

Break me back to me, please!

1:

I never mad you any promises

But then again I never thought I'd be standing here

But here I am in the place where we first met

Scanning the room for the best part of the last few years...

Both:

You walked into the sunset and you disappeared

Left a trail behind you like a SOLAR FLARE

I tried my best to follow

But my heart was too hollow

Without you, it's like I'm not there

Without you, it's like I'm not there

Without you, it's like I'm not there

✌️❤️✨

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