Shifting Mirrors Teaser: Marooned

All seems fair in love and war, but the minute you’re on the short end, all you feel is the agony of being trapped on an island in the middle of an endless sea, where nobody can hear you…

To be honest, I never knew why I wrote this.  The lyric popped in my head years back and was worked out after I had recorded a fairly long and epic demo called ‘Below The Belly of the Beast’. I quickly moved on writing different tunes, but when revisiting this project for its penultimate recording, I found that the song had held itself adrift, not unlike a man clutching tightly to the driftwood in order not to drown. Rewriting did commence, but not as a heavily as I did with ‘Driving With Open Eyes’. I think I only added a bit of lyrics that comes after the instrumental break in the middle of the song. Lyrically, this is where we feel we’re taken to when a relationship bites the dust in a fairly spectacular way.
Songwise, this track shifts from a pop tune, to a full blown progressive rock theme in the instrumental middle part, with several sections and several time signatures and tempo changes. The vocals come back at the end when the whole song just explodes into the fairly bombastic tune. One of my favorites, truth be told!


Pyle_pirate_marooned1edit finished

Marooned ( R.d.G)

Please take my hand
and don’t let me fall
I feel so lost now
can’t take another hit at all

I’ve watched you running
running from me
was there no other way
a way for you to see

( Chorus)
I feel marooned
Standing on the edges of the threshold
I am marooned
Washed upon a lonely shore
Too long forgotten to be remembered anymore

can’t you hear what I’m saying
Can’t you hear me at all
I feel I’m losing you
I feel I’m beginning to fall

I see you standing at the brink
your back towards me now
Would you please talk to me
Don’t force me to take a bow

( Chorus)

( Instrumental)

Drawing lines in the sand
with feet here in the water
Trying to find words to say
but knowing I would only falter

Explaining the correctness
silent politics to none at all
You foil my plans to get you back
Please hear my call

I moved away into the fog
to see you dancing into shifting mirrors…

( Repeat to fade)


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