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The Coward & The Fool - acoustic
A song about being stuck in our wayward ways!
I warned y’all!
Last Friday I wrote about confidence and/or the lack-thereof of completing a project. I indicated that I needed to create self-imposed constraints on creative production - to use, The Stallion Harness.
To that end, yesterday afternoon, I rendered my acoustic mix of, The Coward and The Fool.
Rendering just means, outputting the song from my recording software, Reaper.
Here is what rendering was like:
Render, listen back, tweak vocal volume, increase & decrease the reverb, tweak another effect, remove it, re-render, listen back… (rinse, repeat).
I probably did the above six or seven times. I’m positive if I listened to mix #1 versus mix #7, I wouldn’t be able to hear any tangible difference.
And then I thought:
“I can release it later this week!”
Because, I just need a couple more days to get it right… right?
And come August 25th, I’ll be listening to mix #381, thinking, “It’s almost ready.”
Kind of funny, right?
You can listen to the audio below or on the Lyric Video I posted on YouTube - also below.
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Thanks for listening!
Deb has selected the next two songs to record. One is super-challenging for me. I’ll write about those a bit later.
I’ve put new strings on the guitar, I have two blank projects set up and ready to record in my software, and I’m willing to put a harness on the stallion!
Thanks again for joining me on this journey.
August 7, 2023
THE COWARD AND THE FOOL © 2023 - Matthew Moran VERSE An hour east of Phoenix that old jeep broke down Been riding it fast and hard since leaving town Just like you it wasn’t made to carry me Broken, sad and lonely but I’m free Mary said you’d expressed no bitterness And all our friends they all agree its for the best I wash the guilt back when I feel I’ve lost the fight Our history drifts like embers in the night (chorus) CHORUS Those fitful, dark, tormented dreams Our past rolls by as memories It’s all I’ve done and all I’ve failed to do Makes me the coward and the fool VERSE Each line you drew was one more line I had to cross My better nature fought my demons, we know which one lost I cried sincerely every time I caused you pain Til I hear my heart of darkness call my name (chorus) VERSE If I make to the coast I might just call you up To show I kept a promise and hear your voice Or maybe raise a silent toast and dream of you Stay hidden like a coward and a fool (chorus) CHORUS (refrain) My angry, selfish compromise Those bridges that I burned alive The empty solitude it’s led me to Makes me the coward and the fool ###