Jul. 5th, 2010

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Okay....for the MORBIDLY CURIOUS....
Here at long last is the Alphonse song, "Soul Within The Steel"--WITH THIS WARNING!!!
This is as RAW as it gets. It was transposed three @#$%ing times in different keys.  I am half dead and my voice is shot to shit. My new steel solid back music stand muffled her out by 90%. She was playing at breakneck speed--waaaaay to fast. I will be doing a descant unison harmony--but this is the first time I've sung "AFter the Gold Rush" in such a low key so I have to completely think what Im going to improvise. Normally I sing alto harmony on this song---but not with Teri.

I had to rewrite 90% of Teri's verses to get them to scan right--thankfully she's generous and didn't get upset. About 4 lines are hers--the rest is mine, so I get the blame, ne?

THIS IS AS RAW AS IT GETS. This is an actual demo--this is how songs come to birth--from something that sounds as shitty as THIS:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DBS0EBO4

THE SOUL WITHIN THE STEEL

By Linda Walsh and Teri Wachowiak

(ttto “After The Gold Rush” by Neil Young)

    G                                    C                        G

Well I dreamed I saw my soul in armor coming to this timeless place

   C

where I wait

                    D                                   D                           C

With a promise made and a promise kept he had come now to this

 D

Gate

    Em                                F                         C             F

Fingers of steel reached out for mine—I almost hesitate…

            G                               D

For a brother’s blood and a brother’s love

              F                      C

Had brought us to this fate

                G                                   D

For a brother’s blood and a brother’s love

          F                          C

Had brought us to this fate

 

             

Well I dreamed I heard a young boy crying-and I knew that voice  was

 

Mine

 

It was a cry of joy and yet a cry of anguish

 

For this tragedy of time

 

Caught in a dream—but not a dream

 

No pattern would align….

 

Flesh and spirit torn asunder once

 

Must somehow entertwine

 

Flesh and spirit torn asunder once

 

Must somehow entertwine

 

 

Yet I dreamed I saw the Gates of Wisdom parting

 

And a frail hand clasped my own

 

Tattered armor faded—flesh was animated

 

As my soul reclaimed its home

 

Promises kept-my debt was paid

 

The blood seal now undone

 

I shall keep my vigil faithfully till the day my brother comes

 

I shall keep my vigil faithfully till the day my brother comes

 

 

Through the Gate I heard my brother Edward crying

 

By the wreckage of my armored shell

 

To return me safely to the world again

 

He had sacrificed himself

 

Power was lost—but Wisdom gained

 

There’s a world we two must heal…..

 

Bearing in our hearts the wounded child and the soul within the steel

 

Bearing in our hearts the wounded child and the soul within the steel

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