NattyDaddy
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Join date: Jun 2013
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#1
I want to live where I can see the stars,
Some far off land where the wind blows all the time.
A place where we will remember the things we've done,
To help life's course, for our loved ones.

Did such a place exist, the wise man did ask.
To witch I reply yes, before we came.
Long ago, when the Thunderbird, roamed up in the sky,
and the almighty panther lay below lake Huron.
There will come a day when I see the night walker,
ready to guide me into the spirit realm.
But do not shed a tear for the journey I partake,
for I am going to the land I speak of.

I want to live where I can see the stars,
Some far off land where the wind blows all the time.
A place where we will remember the things we've done,
To help life's course, for our loved ones.

The otter must be ashamed of the land he made.
For on the back of the turtle is where we live today.
But man uses the land & bends it to his own,
to fight all those wars that ought not to be.
Fighting between brothers, mothers & their sons.
Will there be a day, when the battle's won?
Maybe we should pray, to the almighty spirit,
to guide our arrows in a new direction.

I want to live where I can see the stars,
Some far off land where the wind blows all the time.
A place where we will remember the things we've done,
To help life's course, for our loved ones.


Okay, now this is definitely something different for me. I decided it was time for a break from drinking and party anthems. The chorus originally started as another cliche tribute to country life. But when I sat down to write the verse it was after I had just got done visiting a petroglyph up north, and something different resulted. Much of this is based off of native american mythology. All comments are appreciated!
Navi_96
O look, a riff!
Join date: Dec 2012
331 IQ
#2
Wow, I really love this one. The subject is familiar, but to approach it from a mythological standpoint is really cool, especially from a mythology that isn't so well known such as the native American one.
Got to admit it reminded me of the Misty Mountains song from the Hobbit movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v65ffiQvo6A

Are you going to compose music around this? I would be quite interested in hearing it!
NattyDaddy
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Join date: Jun 2013
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#3
Thanks for the feedback! Normally mythology is a little out of my comfort zone when it comes to music, but I've been trying to break the boundaries that govern most mainstream music. I felt like Native American mythology was more my style because I usually play Americana-rootsy music, and what's more American than the native tribes? I have music I play when I sing this, and I hope to record a work tape of it sometime, but my recording software is very inferior. So like I said, it was just be a work tape of sorts. I prefer to play with just finger picking on a 12 string guitar for it, I don't think it needs bass and drums. But a reed flute would be cool in there. Unfortunately, my voice isn't exactly built for this song XD
Navi_96
O look, a riff!
Join date: Dec 2012
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#4
Even the topics that are covered in mainstream music lyrically, can be done in a way that doesn't appease the mainstream, but the areas that are completely out of the usually written ones do tend to have the most brilliant gems in them, that's true...
And really, mythology, history and some literature thrown in make for some of the finest lyrics, if you ask me... or just make some world or event up and present it in a song. There is the added upside of such songs introducing people to writers and parts of history that are really worth checking out
I agree something like this isn't really to be done by a full band, in that way it stays truer to the tribal motif - maybe some native American drums in the beginning? :P
Hope I read more from you in the future, the stuff you put up so far has been quite good, even the beer anthems
DenBrian
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Join date: Aug 2013
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#5
Hello! It was amazing stories you share on this site.
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