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Eyes Wide Blind
on: September 21, 2020, 00:49:38
Out walking early morning I found a stunned bird by a window; trying to help without hurting I looked at those big blank eyes and thought of a time  I`d been able to help someone in trouble.
The person , like that bird ( which recovered) probably wouldn`t remember, but I felt happy :) :)By the time I got home this song was begun.
This is the first time I`ve sung to solo piano accompaniment ( I don`t play, being just a below average guitarist), so found the feeling good in a naked kind of way.
All constructive comments appreciated.

https://soundcloud.com/user-564042721/eyes-wide-blind




     Eyes Wide Blind

clinging in the rigging
to reach hard harbour town
took all her wild bird poise
refugee eyes still surprised
she flew into the glass
one time I didn`t laugh with the boys

held her to be kind
her eyes wide blind

searching her circuits
`til  lights turned green again
she walked away I wouldn`t say her heart was read
enduring things to glimpse her wings
somewhere in a crowd
the backrow kid singing in his head

held her to be kind
her eyes wide blind

lay me under senseless stones
my bones tell of the time
I held a bird
her eyes wide blind

is our living only trying
to do no more than no harm
boats come and go who sees their wake
refugee eyes so surprised
there is mercy in his world
walking cross the water for another`s sake

we hold someone to be kind
our eyes wide blind

lay me under senseless stones
my bones tell of the time
I held a bird
her eyes wide blind


© Robert Cordrey August 2020






Re: Eyes Wide Blind
Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 12:01:25
This is bloody brilliant Robert.   The piano is the perfect backdrop to some amazing vocals.  The fiddle/violin is awesome (I really must try and learn) and  lovely backing vocals at the end as well.  All adds up to a lovely song.

David,

P.S. Listening to some other of your tracks and I would consider you well beyond an average Guitar player.  But it sounds like toy can play anything  :thumbsup:


Re: Eyes Wide Blind
Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 13:04:21
@robertkc  :thumbsup: Beautiful music!!

Congratulations  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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Re: Eyes Wide Blind
Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 19:02:58
This sounds great :)
Writing - LouDA
Production - LouDA
Band - The Color Canvas


Re: Eyes Wide Blind
Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 22:00:15
Hola @robertkc

Your song is beautiful, very moving, the lyrics are deep, important, a picture of the soul, I love it when you make another voice over yours

Stay safe

Mora
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Re: Eyes Wide Blind
Reply #5 on: September 22, 2020, 03:30:21
Vocals have a very emotional  feel.  Very moody and dreamy.  Great instrumental and vocal performance. Consider adding some slighty different EQing.  Vocals sound a bit muffled in spots.  Lyrics are superb.


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Re: Eyes Wide Blind
Reply #6 on: September 22, 2020, 09:01:55
I was doing some kind of thing to comment on sound cloud but (as you will see eventually) to no avail.
One after another songs of great beauty.
Immediately recognizable and a class all their own.
In my book it doesn’t get any better than that!
To quote Marcus: congratulations!!!
@robertkc

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Re: Eyes Wide Blind
Reply #7 on: September 22, 2020, 18:58:48
@DavidHutton  That`s a very kind review- I appreciate your checking out my songs...I hate to disappoint but that`s not my guitar playing on those tracks :o If I record with guitar its only to realise I serve the songs better by taking out my playing :yes:

@Marcus Nalgaber Thank you for listening!

@LouDA  Thanks!

@Mora Amaro La Loba  I`m happy you  liked the lyrics - and my harmonies being always a work in progress, I thank you for mentioning them.




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