Long, Dark Road

The thunder calls across the desert
I hear it whispering her name
To break loose the chains she set on me
To cut the sands of what became

Strands of blonde on sunny fern
Walk the path and break the loop
Now left behind in the blacktop cracks
I break the ice to lose and recoup

Cut loose the ’40 and watch her run
Let her silence break with that kiss
The lonely stars become our blanket
And her warmth brings that addicting bliss

I’ve never written a song before. I know how to play a few, but I’ve never tried to pen one. So much technical detail in such a strict timetable, it was never a venture that really struck my nerve.

Of course, when it’s an assignment, it hits that nerve real quick…

So I decided to turn to a genre where the spoken word is just as vital as the instrumental: Blues. There’s nothing like sipping whiskey on the rock while listing to Tom Waits. In fact, I’m doing it right now πŸ™‚

I hope you all enjoy

2 thoughts on “Long, Dark Road

  1. Mayumi-H says:

    Sorry so late on this!
    Sometimes, the constraints of a particular form or genre can set us free. It feels like that’s happened, here. I always enjoy your bittersweet imagery, and it seems to come more alive in poetic form.
    I think you should upload an audio file of the beat for this, so we can get a fuller experience. πŸ™‚

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