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Song-A-Week Project Weeks 18,19,20: So Sad, Moonscape, Read Every Night

Here, at long last, are Song-a-week Project Weeks 18,19,20: So Sad, Moonscape, and Read Every Night

18: So sad October 9th A blues about how sometimes everyday stuff can seem really sad. This song sports my lovely keyboard with some organ to back up the usual harp and guitar.
Download as: ogg mp3 flac or Soundclick page with lyrics and streaming audio

19: Moonscape October 15th-ish
This is a song about Roethke's paintings. In particular, it's a song about some monochrome grey paintings he did ~1970 shortly before his suicide. The basic idea I got from K -- it's the idea that those canvasses are a kind of eerie echo of the images of the moonlanding that were on TV throughout 1969, hence the first line -- "1969, your color TV turned black-and-white."
Download as: mp3 ogg flac or Soundclick page with lyrics and streaming audio

20: Read every night October 23rd
This is a song about a romance of taste, and about the way falling for someone gets entangled with falling for what they read and listen to. For me, this is the quintessential teen love song (everything the characters read and listen to is stuff I was exposed to first in high school...). For me, the real point of the song is to get at that intense sense of newness that teenage romance has (or should have), and to focus on the intellectual side of it, because god knows the other side has been done to death.

If the recording sounds like it has too much reverb, just take that as extra romance. I believe this may be the first time anyone has sung "lately I've been into the metaphysical poets" with such an air of sappiness... this song also has a country-song style super-saccharine twist in the last verse, which is my attempt to end it (truth be told, I still don't feel this song is finished, but so it goes with a song-a-week project).

Download as: mp3 ogg flac or Soundclick page with lyrics and streaming audio
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