Broken Arrow...

by Gremlin
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Watch a film, get inspired, write a song in five mins, record first time playing song completely through, post and repeat. Enjoy, screw ups and all.

Lyrics:
You did a swell job, kid
Of breaking me down
Alone I sit
Spiraling out of control
And my thoughts are bleached into white
I want to lie in the abyss of the impossible night
But still I wander the halls of our memories
Like a hunter who’s lost in the forest of trees

Where I just feel like a broken arrow
Stuck in your side for the rest of my life

Blank pages get filled
I don’t remember a thing
My awareness blew off
With the scattering of leaves
And these songs that I write they stalk my insides
As I stealth through the night with this burning inside
Though I know that’s nothing left here for me
Still I launch my tired heart...watch it sail through the trees

For I just end up like a broken arrow
That’s stuck in your side for the rest of my life
Yea I just feel like a broken arrow
Stuck in your side for the rest of my life
Date uploaded: Sep 29, 2019, 16:24 EDT Show more info
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Gabrielle gave feedback to Gremlin for “Broken Arrow...”:
I like to pretend like I know music terminology so . . . this song is sung in a perfect "range" for you. Even the higher notes(that sound like they'd be difficult to sing) sound really good. AKA: no sense of struggle in any of your singing on this one

You have a a ton of songs on here, and I definitely haven't listened to them all but this one is a stand out for sure. Cool imagery and cowboy sound.
 Oct 10, 2019, 13:00 EDT
Gremlin 
Thanks Gabrielle. Yes I def have a ton of stuff on here. I need an editor HAHA. Appreciate it, I think maybe increasing exercise and things has improved lung capacity some and helped with singing overall. I guess it is a bit like a downtrodden Roy Rogers tune so the cowboy vibe is fitting.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Gremlin for “Broken Arrow...”:
Impressionistic technique. Very raw -- in a very good way. This is probably what I am shooting for with my no-fi pieces, but they don't turn out with the sound quality you got on this one.

Anyway, I think you should use this technique more.

Inspiration--->Perspiration---->Genius
 Sep 30, 2019, 08:31 EDT
Gremlin 
Thank you kind King Yehudi. Hah yes I suppose it is a bit impressionistic with a dash of Japser Johns or Cy Twombly attitude of just throwing it at the canvas and see if it sticks. Yes, currently my laptop is out of commission so all my recording equipment is just expensive paperweights at the moment. All I have is this cheap used iPad I got off ebay but the mic is surprisingly decent. The high ceilings provide some natural 'verb. No audio enhancements of any kind, just through a filter on the video on iMovie.

Perspiration is like recording in the red. Sometimes you have to clip out to let the inspo shine through...
flag (Sep 30, 2019, 09:53 EDT)
Gremlin 
Been listening to a lot of stripped down folky music lately which has kind of inspired me to get back to basics with my own songwriting. The last few I have written have been very sparse and get by more on tone and intention rather than Gremlin chord bootcamp.

This is one I have been enjoying a lot lately. The whole record is soothing. https://joanshelley.bandcamp.com/track/wed-be-home
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
It's a lifetime journey. Cool Irish sound!
flag (Sep 30, 2019, 19:04 EDT)
Gremlin 
Indeed... a bit like the old Fairport Convention records.
flag (Oct 03, 2019, 14:49 EDT)