The weight of words and a ukulele…

Here’s another demo track at last.  I wrote this song on a ukulele (this one)… which, as you can probably imagine, I’m not much of an expert at. I had my eye on it for weeks as it laid around the studio, begging to be played.  Finally I picked it up one morning and pressed record, capturing my first attempts at playing it (inspired by Edison, of course). What emerged was “The Weight of Words”, a nearly complete impassioned folk-ish song, not really in the vein of my usual writing style, but in keeping with the texturally additive and harmonically simple essence of Daydrifter. This is my first love affair with the ukulele, and the words tell a tale of an impending end, void of regrets.

Again, Daniel added electric guitar and some other bells and whistles, all of which added to its magic. (Download HERE if you don’t see the embedded player below.) Enjoy.

PS. This is a photo I snapped while descending in to New Orleans (while disobeying the order to turn off all electronic devices). It makes me feel weightless.

The weight of words defies me
And sentiments, more than you could hide from me
Hurting more, ’cause you waited all this time

But I’m not gonna hide,
No I’m not gonna go quietly.

Sitting, Wishing, Wanting,
Pretending? No, not so far. No not so far.
Sitting, Wishing, Waiting,
Regretting? No, not so far. No not so far.

You did more than just define me
Silence said more than you could try, to me
I’m easy game ’cause I’ve given all this time

But I’m not gonna hide,
No I’m not gonna go quietly.

Sitting, Wishing, Wanting,
Pretending? No, not so far. No not so far.
Sitting, Wishing, Waiting,
Regretting? No, not so far. No not so far.

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