When I was younger, I did not know how to play any instruments so I only listened to the accompaniment in my mind. I added this experience into the novel I am writing and wrote the following song.
The sun is high Stark shadows shooting across eyes Like they could tell me the time The breeze is smooth like your skin painted with a reddish hue Warmth drawing me to you Now all I have is a little while To Impress this moment in my mind’s eye And play it back whenever The dock is bright Your chest rising with the gentle tide Your breath tangled in mine This flutter is new Lying here with the rarest of view almost making me blue That a moment here and then you’ll leave Impossible to believe we are lying here together But there’s nothing making you stay And there’s nothing I’m holding worth taking you away The sun sinks slow Soon your perfect warm eyes will show but you’ll never know That I watch my fingers reach out Under my touch there’s no doubt I’ll cherish this forever
Here is a video showing the very UNglamorous recording session.
A little background behind this recording studio: I used to sing directly into my Mac computer which never yielded very good results. My amazing band director got me this microphone for my high school graduation and every time I use it, I never forget his generosity and thoughtfulness.
I prerecorded chords so I could stay on key and used a metronome for consistency. Also, my home was super cold so I wore my puffy fleece sweatshirt (very attractive, I know.)
Photo by Sindre Strøm from Pexels