my nightingale

from by the Doorman

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about

Beautiful song, recorded in 2017, based on an arpeggio from my MC-505. Added a lot of stuff (mbira, woodblock, xylophone, harmonica etc.). At one point I decided I should add (and so I had to get myself a) ukulele! My vocals were recorded through 4-track and thus got a nice tapesaturated, not overtly bright sound. Nice second vocals by Meneka Senn.

lyrics

when you came across
the people that we lost
my nightingale
sang its lonely song to me

and now the day has come
she brought along a gun
why do birds not fall out of trees when they sleep?

when you hurt the person you loved
and my breath suddenly stopped
my nightingale
sang its lonely song to me

credits

from from early backwoods neglect, released May 12, 2019
second vocal by Meneka Senn

license

all rights reserved

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