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Blue Solace
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LYRICS

x. Blue Solace
x. Recipe of how it came to be
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BLUE SOLACE - FT. MR. HERTELL, SEPTEMBER 2012

if you wanna run away
come with me, I know where to stay
I'll be your love in the dark
the fire in every scar

come with me if you wanna go
I'll fill the void in your heart
oh you know I will hold you
in your fall forever

if you wanna run with me (run away)
I will wait for you today
in the hole in your arm (in your arm)
in the rope from the wall

if you wanna run away (run away)
I will find you
follow me (come with me)
and we'll go into the blue

in the blue
me and you
in the blue
me and you you you
me and you you you

come and run away with me
I will run away with you
in blue

(ingredients: a lead vocal and background choirs, featuring Mr. Hertell, guest pillow and co-composer, on the piano. - Sneak peek of version 1 of a musical relay race.)
 
RECIPE OF HOW IT CAME TO BE

Once upon a time, on a rainy day, I found an ancient sound editing program (audition 1) hidden on my big old granny computer. I have no idea where it came from, for I had definitely not added it, but it must have been hanging out there for quite some years already.

The program is so old that it doesn't allow much more than simple editing. However, I found that this limitation - with it's modest toys - provided a large playground and endless imagination (while having too many and too detailed toys to play with usually kills all the fun).

Playing around with it, I recorded a voice - with the microphone of my headset - that demanded a choir. So, having no other singers around, I recorded some more. The choir came to live and demanded other instruments.

But I only had two instruments laying around, a clarinet and a guitar. The clarinet I hadn't played for a long time, I never quite mastered playing the guitar and, despite my efforts, I did not find any musicians hidden in any of the cupboards.

For recording, I was stuck to my little bedroom (the wires of the headset are rather short and my old granny computer found unmovable), so I went hamstering about the house and dragged whatever objects that could produce some kind of sound back into the bedroom and then waited for them to tell me what they wanted to do (very rarely I used a sample, found in the webs somewhere or recorded with my mobile phone).

While the words and melodies poured out of my fingers, mouth, nose and ears, I couldn't get myself to stop. I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, the time passed without a glance in the mirror or on the clock.

Practically every night, one could find me imitating percussion, trumpets and singing saws and banging about on household equipment with ...other household equipment (you can view the ingredients below the lyrics of each song), while sitting in my little bedroom, between the pillows.

After a few songs and a few weeks living like that, my cat was fed up by the neglect and resolved to confront me, making me realise that it's actually quite neccessary to eat, sleep and moreover, wash myself (as well as the pillows).

So these days, I put some effort in taking care of the household again. The pillows get their fresh cover on regular basis and I make sure to spend a lot of quality time with my cat. But, occasionally I return to wander the roads of midnight madness to make more music.
 
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