I'll rise with no other



This is so overproduced I'm tempted to call it my Sufjan Moment, but I tend to think of it more as my Tchaikovsky-meets-Satie-and-Sigur-Rós-at-an-Einstürzende-Neubauten-party. But who am I kidding?

I don't know where to begin. I started out in April composing this for piano and vocals only. I tried to make something different yet simple, using a lot of extended chords and quartal and quintal chords, then I worked my way back to "normality" using melodies and implied 3rds. I'm really proud of this song's harmonies, I can promise you noone has ever done this before. Couldn't say that about any of my other songs, so perhaps that's why producing this turned into such an arduous and stressful affair. The scaled down version sounded terrible so I began experimenting with different settings, a process that took 8 month. During the production I have, to mention one thing, played percussion on an oven plate with a chopstick (that's the swish-sound).

The insanely lenghthy production and lots of annoying difficulties with mixing almost made me lose interest in music, but now that it's finished I'm pretty damn happy I never gave up. After letting this song rest for a while, it was an obvious choice for opening track.


Lyrics:

There's a noise at the core of everything
I'm dreading the roar unraveling
So entirely unlived still
I'm waging a war on little things
Not dreading the core of everything
And I'll come back and I can try again

You can hide under a million things
But you can't hide that you've been suffering

I'm surrounded by a million morons
Waging war on a million morons
So entirely unlived still
There's a noise at the core of everything
And I'm dreading the roar unraveling
But I'll come back and I can try again

You can hide under a million things
But you can't hide that you've been suffering

And you, that storm, I'll rise with no other
rise with no other, rise with no other than
you, in that storm, I'll rise with no other
rise with no other, I'll rise with no other than...
...you.