Thursday, November 30, 2006

When The Snow Fell On Denver


So I finally found a tune for these lyrics, and it turns out that it's one that I've had kicking around for a while. You may have come across it as Actions Speak Louder Than Words, a title I've always been uneasy about as it's plagerised from a Bruce Cockburn song. I always liked the tune though, and I'm really pleased to finally team it up with some strong lyrics. I don't know why, but these words seem to make me almost unbearably sad... still that's music for you.

When The Snow Fell On Denver
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When the snow fell on Denver,
I thought about home,
I thought about Christmas long, long ago,
Way up north,
And a lifetime ago.

When the snow fell on Denver,
I thought about love lost,
And friends departed,
And the women that I never married
A lifetime ago.

Last night I dreamt, that I married you,
You didn’t want to, but you saw it through.
So we pledged our lives, until the end.
And somehow we were content.


When the snow fell on Denver,
I felt the passing of time,
I felt the sting of my tears,
I felt empty and hollow.

Chorus

Inst Verse

If contentment is, all that you seek,
Then surely that is all you will find.
Hold me, kiss me and let me explore,
And if that is all that we have,
Somehow we'll need nothing more.


When the snow fell on Denver,
I thought about home,
I thought about Christmas long, long ago,
Way up north,
A lifetime ago.

(Callow - 2006)

A recorded demo of this song will follow as soon as my voice recovers and I figure out how to record in Cubase SL via a Motu 828 MkII that I've borrowed off my mate James.

Okay sussed it... so here you go, have a listen:

When The Snow Fell On Denver - MP3

1 comment:

Paula said...

Hope you don't mind, I've nicked yours and Bruce's title for my latest blog post :)

This one's a slow burner, growing on me, like the words best.

Px