Wait Till Midnight

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This is the first song of four tunes we did with Lisa Lowell that we called the Lowell Conspiracy.
“My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads. "Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?" they asked me the other day.

I told them this story:
In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, "Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you." And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, "Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest." So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day.” Tom Waits

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My baby leaves too much to my imagination
The sound of his voice emblazoned on my soul
He says, love redeems, or so it seems, but on occasion
What this world demands leaves us out in the cold

My baby is a warrior
Does a lot of thinking on the fly
Some nights we both take off the armour
And by candlelight,
We lay down and shed some water
Oh my, oh my.

Above a blazing sky grey metal birds fly
Feigning the way to save humanity
Beneath the heavenly hold a dome of clouds cry
Their shadows upon an open sea

Down on the ground, a raging fire starts
The gravitas of poverty
Rumblings below, the layers will show
A planet stretched so far it wants to set itself free

My baby is a warrior oh my
Does a lot of thinking on the fly
Some nights we hole up and both take control
Of our sanity
My baby is a warrior
Does a lot of thinking on the fly
Some nights we both take off the armour
And by candlelight,
Oh my, oh my
We lay down and shed some water

credits

released October 29, 2020
Lisa Lowell-Lyrics and melody
Mark Mancini- organ
John Sweeney-keys
Gerald Duchene-Lyrics and music, Producer and all other instrumentation

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Antiquity New York

Gerald Duchene, wrote the music and lyrics, produced and played on these tunes, and Dan Ecclestone is responsible for the vocals and melody lines and Simone Silvestroni provided the wonderful and ethereal bass lines. Dan and Simone are based in Cambridge UK and I’m based in Brooklyn New York ... more

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