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Quiver

By CosmicCairns on October 20, 2020 8:02 pm

Every now and then I'll get a little something stuck in my head, which in this case was the main melody.  I had to whip up some words to go along with it, since it seemed like the type of song that should have them.  I realized I haven't utilized my cello for a little while, so I made some prominent usage of it in this one.  And then, because I couldn't resist, there are a couple of hopefully fun synth sections as well.  I think I like this one.

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I thought you should know that I'm all right
But I gotta get on the next flight
Somewhere they've never heard of
Dampening out the inner light

A silver arrow's in my sight
I filled the quiver up last night
And now I'm not the one who
Quivers under the stars so bright

Got lost in thought there for a time
While overhead the full moon shines
And lights up clouds that stretch out
From here to the horizon line

I'll turn my eyes from side to side
Take in the sky so deep and wide
A vast expansive ocean
I get dragged away by its tide

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October 26, 2020 1:56 am

This is fantastic. Really love the cello in there, and synth sections fit really nicely, too (especially that last one!)

October 26, 2020 5:50 pm


listened to this more than 10 times. It got better and better everytime. What an incredible goodliness. Kudos!

October 26, 2020 6:07 pm
hent03 wrote:

This is fantastic. Really love the cello in there, and synth sections fit really nicely, too (especially that last one!)

Thanks!  I wanted to give that second synth section a little extra oomph.



Q-Rosh wrote:


listened to this more than 10 times. It got better and better everytime. What an incredible goodliness. Kudos!

That's really neat to hear.  Thanks for the awesome gif also!

October 27, 2020 1:26 pm

Cello sounds excellent along with the positive feeling guitar.  Nice vocal harmonies especially.  Trippy synth touches too. Well done!

October 27, 2020 6:00 pm

This would be right at home in a Wes Anderson soundtrack.  This SHOULD be a Wes Anderson soundtrack. Damn, now I want to see the movie. Beautiful cellos... glad to see them back.  The guitar strumming (ukulele) riff is super catchy and ties everything together.  I think I heard dolphins singing and whale song during some of the synthy parts. You must have a big studio! 

October 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

Cello sounds excellent along with the positive feeling guitar.  Nice vocal harmonies especially.  Trippy synth touches too. Well done!

Thanks!  It was fun to put this one together.



NWSPR wrote:

This would be right at home in a Wes Anderson soundtrack.  This SHOULD be a Wes Anderson soundtrack. Damn, now I want to see the movie. Beautiful cellos... glad to see them back.  The guitar strumming (ukulele) riff is super catchy and ties everything together.  I think I heard dolphins singing and whale song during some of the synthy parts. You must have a big studio!

No dolphins, whales or other cetaceans on this track, just some synths that maybe sound a bit like it.  I wish my studio was actually big enough to contain a dolphin tank.  As it is I don't really have enough room to contain my various music toys.

October 29, 2020 9:34 am

works very well... the strings and the synth sounds you have chosen go very well together... the song is lovely too.

October 29, 2020 7:02 pm
Ashen Simian wrote:

works very well... the strings and the synth sounds you have chosen go very well together... the song is lovely too.

Thanks!  I knew I wanted cello featured prominently, but I thought a little contrast in texture with the synth sounds might be nice, too.

October 30, 2020 7:54 am

The guitar is great, it has a lot of positive energy to it. Simple but so effective. I like the atmosphere the cello brings and great vocal melodies!

October 30, 2020 5:24 pm

Now all you're missing is that popcorn tin and the band's mostly back together.

October 30, 2020 10:10 pm

haha this is so cool, the upbeat energy is really infectious. Love it!

October 30, 2020 10:24 pm
Kedbreak136 wrote:

The guitar is great, it has a lot of positive energy to it. Simple but so effective. I like the atmosphere the cello brings and great vocal melodies!

Thanks!  I was pretty happy with how the guitar turned out and how it clicked into place with the vocal melody.



Devieus wrote:

Now all you're missing is that popcorn tin and the band's mostly back together.

Oh yeah, the popcorn tin needs to make a return before the end of the year.  For sure.



hieme wrote:

haha this is so cool, the upbeat energy is really infectious. Love it!

Thanks!  I was feeling a good vibe with this one.

November 1, 2020 4:14 pm

The guitar got me from the start. The cello is a great addition. I love the quiver you put in the cello to match the lyrics.

November 1, 2020 6:54 pm
Anon_Buster wrote:

The guitar got me from the start. The cello is a great addition. I love the quiver you put in the cello to match the lyrics.

Thanks!  I knew cello was going to be featured in this one from the start so I had it in mind while writing the song.

November 5, 2020 9:35 pm

This is great! I feel like I'm out under the stars. Or on that airplane late at night. You have a great gift of lyric melody! These lyrics are great, the melody as well. Isn't it nice when songs just appear and you get to capture them? Always nice to hear these.

November 6, 2020 4:36 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

This is great! I feel like I'm out under the stars. Or on that airplane late at night. You have a great gift of lyric melody! These lyrics are great, the melody as well. Isn't it nice when songs just appear and you get to capture them? Always nice to hear these.

Yeah, it's my favorite when they just sort of pop into my head fully formed or close to it.

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