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#543081 - 06/27/19 02:01 PM [User Showcase] The Lightkeeper`s Waltz
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There are a few lighthouse related songs out there.If you enjoy romance-of-the-sea with a supernatural twist, please have a listen to my contribution.

The Lightkeeper`s Waltz

Style is _SEDATE.STY (Sedate Celtic Waltz Trio)

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The Light Keeper`s Waltz

all he remembers
falls rises with the sea
a shell the tide uncovers
as her ship sails out of reach

his beam signals warning
like the wink of a mad man`s eye
the light keeper talking
with the better half of his sky

you trim the wick
I`ll strike the match
slowly turns the helix
waltz with me
around our prism palace
come back to the light
for a farewell kiss

sworn to outshine the stars
together hostage of the sea
he curses those careless stars
writes her name in the log entry

shadows vine the tower
climbing back years with every rung
no ghost incandescent vapour
the keeper`s wife is ever young

you trim the wick
I`ll strike the match
slowly turns the helix
waltz with me
around our prism palace
come back to the light
for a farewell kiss

come back to the light

© Robert Cordrey Feb. 2019

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#543087 - 06/27/19 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert, your lyrics are so deep with meaning, it's hard to grasp it all in one pass! I so admire your skill in this area! This is quite a lovely tune with wonderful instrumentation that is mixed beautifully! A great job on the vocal too! Thanks, Torrey
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#543088 - 06/27/19 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Wow - what a tune smile It is so delicate and memorable - your vocals float like water of the instrumentation, and the lyrics really tell a vivid story. You really did something special here.

Thanks so much for sharing!
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#543094 - 06/27/19 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

Another lovely delicate piece, well performed.
Enjoyed the vocal chord progression and the lyrics which are always interesting and worth further examination.
Nicely done.

Peter

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#543099 - 06/27/19 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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I really like your vocals on this one & the way you delivered your lyrics ...
I also enjoyed your mysterious lyrics...
Particularly...
Quote:
his beam signals warning
like the wink of a mad man`s eye
the light keeper talking
with the better half of his sky

Its hard to determine whether you are singing about a woman or a ship...
I really think its a ship...
Either way I enjoyed it!
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#543100 - 06/27/19 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert, you are a master of lyrics, i.e. very deep but they flow extremely beautifully. Your vocal is excellent and your mix is top shelf.

Great song.
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#543129 - 06/27/19 06:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Another intriguing song with delicious words. This is an ambitious lyric, and it takes much work to get words like that to fit a melody, I think. You've done well and I enjoyed it with your very good singing.
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#543133 - 06/27/19 09:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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I lovely concept and a lovely execution of it.
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#543157 - 06/28/19 12:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi Robert ...

You are an exceptional lyricist. Your lyrics always paint indelible images. Loved the cello, though brief. YUou simply own this genre. what a great listen!

Alan
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#543180 - 06/28/19 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

A nice job of "painting the lighthouse picture". Like a movie...

The instrumentation is well chosen, the vocal and mix good. There were times that the lyric seemed to be "trying too hard" to fit the melody??

fj

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#543198 - 06/28/19 08:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Robert, your lyrics are so deep with meaning, it's hard to grasp it all in one pass! I so admire your skill in this area! This is quite a lovely tune with wonderful instrumentation that is mixed beautifully! A great job on the vocal too! Thanks, Torrey



Torrey,
Thank you for those encouraging comments.

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - what a tune smile It is so delicate and memorable - your vocals float like water of the instrumentation, and the lyrics really tell a vivid story. You really did something special here.

Thanks so much for sharing!


Good to hear the vocals carry the tune easily, Deryk.
Thanks for those very kind comments.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Robert,

Another lovely delicate piece, well performed.
Enjoyed the vocal chord progression and the lyrics which are always interesting and worth further examination.
Nicely done.

Peter


Peter,
The intention was romantic - "delicate" works for me too.
I appreciate your listen and thoughts.

Originally Posted By: Jim
I really like your vocals on this one & the way you delivered your lyrics ...
I also enjoyed your mysterious lyrics...
Particularly...
Quote:
his beam signals warning
like the wink of a mad man`s eye
the light keeper talking
with the better half of his sky

Its hard to determine whether you are singing about a woman or a ship...
I really think its a ship...
Either way I enjoyed it!



Jim,
I`m glad you found the lyrics enjoyable... I won`t argue the meaning!
Thanks for your listen.

Robert

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#543211 - 06/28/19 10:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

All I can say is that this song is stunning...

Bob
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#543304 - 06/28/19 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Wonderful imagery. Lovely progression in that waltz-time. You soft vocal carries it all very well.
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#543345 - 06/29/19 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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I like what Torrey had to say

"Robert, your lyrics are so deep with meaning, it's hard to grasp it all in one pass! I so admire your skill in this area!"

your vocal is very good on this too

great song

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#543374 - 06/29/19 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Beautifully done Robert!!! The waltz is the perfect format for this song. Your vocal may be your best ever.....love the alternating more heavy fx. Love the cello...perfect! Some wonderful lyrics (as usual). One of my faves of a lot of great ones!! Take care. Greg

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#543409 - 06/29/19 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Robert, you are a master of lyrics, i.e. very deep but they flow extremely beautifully. Your vocal is excellent and your mix is top shelf.

Great song.


Mario,
I appreciate your liking the sound of the lyrics as well as the meaning.
Thank you!

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Another intriguing song with delicious words. This is an ambitious lyric, and it takes much work to get words like that to fit a melody, I think. You've done well and I enjoyed it with your very good singing.


That`s very kind and much appreciated!

Originally Posted By: rayc
I lovely concept and a lovely execution of it.


In a way it is a "concept" song as I wrote it to be the closing track on a collection of story type folk songs.
Thanks for your listen.



Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Robert ...

You are an exceptional lyricist. Your lyrics always paint indelible images. Loved the cello, though brief. YUou simply own this genre. what a great listen!

Alan


Thank you for your ongoing support,Alan.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

A nice job of "painting the lighthouse picture". Like a movie...

The instrumentation is well chosen, the vocal and mix good. There were times that the lyric seemed to be "trying too hard" to fit the melody??

fj


Floyd,
Thanks for the positives.
I`ve read about some about the rigours of building and operating the old pre-automation lighthouses- its one of those subjects where a little suggestion gives listeners instant pictures.
I went back & forth about the phrase "incandescent vapor" being not easily singeable, otherwise I`d need examples of what you hear.


Originally Posted By: rsdean
Robert,

All I can say is that this song is stunning...

Bob


Thank you!

Robert

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#543443 - 06/29/19 07:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,
Beautiful! Fairy tale like. Very interesting lyrically, and you bend those lyrics masterfully!
I enjoyed this tune very much!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#543456 - 06/29/19 11:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Nicely done! The guitar strings are almost like a music box that draws the listener into the story.

Like Jim, I wasn't entirely sure if you were singing about a woman or a ship, or a bit of both.

The ambiguity works well here.
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#543584 - 06/30/19 05:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Wonderful imagery. Lovely progression in that waltz-time. You soft vocal carries it all very well.


Thanks.I realised the other day I`m more comfortable in a higher key now than in my youth... the quaver of age coming naturally.

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
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I like what Torrey had to say

"Robert, your lyrics are so deep with meaning, it's hard to grasp it all in one pass! I so admire your skill in this area!"

your vocal is very good on this too

great song


That`s appreciated Kenny!


Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautifully done Robert!!! The waltz is the perfect format for this song. Your vocal may be your best ever.....love the alternating more heavy fx. Love the cello...perfect! Some wonderful lyrics (as usual). One of my faves of a lot of great ones!! Take care. Greg


Greg,
I learnt that technique of low volume harmonising key phrases in the verses from Joanne Cooper...mine still need a tweak in places here I think.
Many thanks for your generous comments.

Robert

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#543594 - 06/30/19 11:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Lightkeeper`s Waltz [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi, Robert !


What a lovely tune so
delicately performed !
this must be one of
your absolute best at
least it is my Robfav
from now on !:))

Cheers
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