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Goldmine Lyrics

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

goldmine

if all i had was gold
i could buy you this mountain
but i think i sold my soul
for the hole that im down in
something keeps pushing me
i keep on digging deeper
baby would you be so cold
if all i had was gold

if all i had was gold
would you be happy
in a mansion, all alone
trying to trap me
something keeps pushing me
i keep on digging deeper
baby would you be so cold
if all i had was gold

all i got is sunrise
a thousand days of sunrise
and next tries and white lies
and sun rise after sun rise
that’s my life

all i got is sunrise
warm days of endless sunrise
whatevers there behind the glare –
it’s all mine

if all i had was gold
i could buy you this mountain
but i think i sold my soul
for the hole that im down in
something keeps pushing me
i keep on digging deeper
baby would you be so cold
if all i had was gold

(I don’t know if this one’s quite up to snuff, also, the chords are a little sunny for me to take seriously. Are there gold mines in Ivy? I was thinking more along the lines of coal, but if you change this lyric it doesn’t make any sense. Mayhaps a guano mine?)

Goldmine

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

I made a ‘demo’ (rough draft) of a song which I conceitedly call ‘Goldmine’. Here’s the tune, the first time I played it:

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You’ll notice there is a big instrumental break with no instruments in it. That’s because instead of making music this morning I was fixing software, fix one thing, break another. Repeat as necessary, repeat, repeat.

There aren’t any real overdubs at all, just one take to a stereo recorder. The fake background vocals are cut from the end of the track and mixed into the right part of the song later. When I record like this, if I make a mistake I just start that bit over again and cut the mistake out later. It’s digital, by nature fake.