Come Back

We’re already to the second half of the new Tastiera album, “13”. More words from the Alleged Artist…

The previous three songs and their respective posts talked about the depressing state we are in as a nation. The next one is a plea for folks to turn back, captured as “Prodigal Nation”:

The music for this song was developed soon after the music for “This Here Now”, but it took a couple of years to finally assign it a lyrical topic. In fact, it was originally going to be a song about business cliches, with an original title of “Bathwater” (if I had a dime for every time somebody has said “we may be drinking our own bathwater here” in a meeting… well I’d have a lot of dimes and would probably go to one of those change machines in the grocery store).

This song has a few quirky aspects to it. For one, it relies heavily on several software instruments that “arpeggiate”, meaning you hold the key down and it plays a looping series of notes – some simple, some more complex. Second, I’m not sure the verses go all that well with the chorus, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. And finally, at the eleventh hour, I felt like the vocals in the verses needed some punch, so I added a crazy filter that leads to the “bubbly” echoes that come after the words are sung.

It’s never too late to edit a song. Just like it’s never too late to turn this ship away from the waterfall.

Image by urformat from Pixabay

LYRICS

Come back – don’t continue down this road
Come back – you know not where you go
Come back – you’ve still got time
Come back – into the sunshine

Do you remember when we could disagree
Bare our souls and then return to decency

Come back – don’t continue down this road
Come back – you know not where you go
Come back – you’ve still got time
Come back – into the sunshine

We are not the first – it spans all history
We’ve seen us at our worst – it’s not a mystery

Come back – don’t continue down this road
Come back – you know not where you go
Come back – you’ve still got time
Come back – into the sunshine

You can seize the day – you can save us all
Turn this ship away from the waterfall

Come back – don’t continue down this road
Come back – you know not where you go
Come back – you’ve still got time
Come back – into the sunshine

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