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I think every album is allowed one simple acoustic number, so long as the lyric has a true meaning. This song called ‘Pain’ from my ‘Dream Rescuer’ album has a lyric that is personal to me and has such a true meaning. Written it just a few moments on a day I’ll always remember. It sat in the locker for three years until it decided it was ready to be aired. I hope you like it.


The nights are getting longer

Your days are drawing in

You lost the dice roll this time

In a game you could never win


Guilt is loves shadow yet we never forget

From the corner of my eye your silhouette

It was your time and my tears feel like rain

I traded my grief to end all your pain


The game is now over

I’m glad that we played

The wounded heart full of sorrow

Nothing betrayed


Now its official

Now it’s no dream

Always remember nothing is as it seems

It was your time

This short songs for you

To help ease this


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47 comments on “PAIN (aka LOVE’S SHADOW)”
  1. yassy says:

    The lyrics are simply beautiful and so is the song. Beautifully sung. You have a great voice J!

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you, Lady Yasmin

      1. yassy says:

        You are welcome, Lord Zoolon.

    2. Agreed!

      1. yassy says:

        Oh yeah. 😊

      2. zoolonaudio says:

        Thank you so much.

      3. You are very welcome. Making my way through the album 🙂

      4. zoolonaudio says:

        Hope you enjoy.

  2. C.J. Black says:

    Thanks for the R/T’s if something of mine hits you feel free to add it to your mix?

  3. This is as though you are channeling your inner Dave Davies!

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Just a day in a life, Annette. Dave Davies? Kinks? You have me curious.

      1. Absolutely! Dave Davies has been doing some amazing stuff over the last decade (or two) very spiritual, deep, though provoking music. Check him out, if you haven’t lately. He has been working with his son.

      2. zoolonaudio says:

        I don’t know that much about him. I know the song ‘Days’. I like that one.

  4. I love this evocative song, George, the rhythm, melody, words, your lovely voice really pulls this together, a melancholy tug, it is beautiful.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you. This was one I thought would never come out of hiding.

      1. So glad it did, thank you for sharing this one, it’s terrific.

  5. George, I adore the intro that you wrote. It’s a shame that sometimes the things we hold dear we keep in a dark locker, when really they should see the light of day, when we’re ready of course. In a way it’s a celebration, and while the memories can be bittersweet, I think it’s best to have had them, than to never have had them at all. Beautiful song, a heartfelt composition. Truly special. ~ Feather, Lightfoot & Erniefunkle

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you, Mia. Truly lovely words. If Erniefunkle wasn’t what he is, I think he’d make a fine dog – I’m not sure he’d agree though. Apologies Erniefunkle. Lightfoot must, and is always happy in his own skin. And you’re right, memories are bittersweet things that must be kept sacred.

      1. George, you’re most welcome. Erniefunkle is quite loyal, I suppose he could very well make a fine dog. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday. ~ Mia

  6. ah, now you see, words failed me. This is brilliant and you wrote it in a few moments . Personally I love acoustic sound.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thanks, Shey. I’m glad I got this one done. It’s preyed on my mind for ages.

      1. Yeah, sometimes things do. Seriously when you do draw-the- line- something the feeling is good. xx

      2. worth the worries x

  7. Unfortunately, I’m on my phone without wifi so the music will never play for me. The lyrics are exquisite. Hopefully I’ll remember to come back to it when I’m on my computer.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thanks, Marissa. I hope to release a bit of metal soon.

      1. That would be awesome!

  8. Christy B says:

    You wrote this one so quickly, which I hadn’t realized.. The words had risen and needed to be told xx Great song.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      How coincidental, I’ve just commented on your blog this minute!

  9. There’s something about the pause between “this” and the last “pain” that carries as much power as the rest of your lyrics. Powerfully sung, Sir. 🙂

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you. The original version made in a bedroom a few years ago the ‘pain’ went up; I thought for this one I’d let it ‘drop’.

      1. Perfect choice. You’ve got a gift and instinct many in the field do not. xxxxxx

  10. Beautiful..👌

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you.

  11. aruna3 says:

    Wonderful lines-“the game is over,i am glad what we played,the wounded heart full of sorrow nothing betrayed…”.weldone.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you. This song has always been a bit precious to me. It was written on a day I’ll always remember.

  12. Just listened to most of your album and I LOVE it. I was actually surprised at just HOW amazing it is. Dream Rescuer is really catchy but I think my favorite is Rexie Believes in Magic. You really have got something here. I’m gonna try and share it and spread it around as much as I can. Thank you so much for all your support on my lyrics and writing. I have tons and tons of lyrics and I love to sing, but I have no music for any of them, even though it’s always in my head as I’m writing. I would love to know how you create the music.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thanks Jon, a magic compliment I truly appreciate. It may sound odd but melody creates itself, I think. Also, when – as I sometimes do – write the lyric before the melody you’ll find that when the melody arrives the lyric is always (generally) subject to a lot of editing. Mostly, or so the ‘experts’ would have you believe, the melody should carry the words. I don’t totally agree with that statement because every artist has his own methods – it would be boring if it wasn’t that way. On my website there is a set of free ‘tasters’ of music sample packs I have made ‘in house’. Basically, they are for electronic musicians and sound artists to play about with, manipulate etc. but you’re more than welcome to download the whole set (I stress, no marketing here, they are 100% free and royalty free also) and see if there’s anything you can use. Best of luck, George

  13. marisselee says:

    Without the pain of love — without getting wounded by love — people will not feel how to be human. And hey, then we would not be able to write poetry and songs! So, cheers to all pains we tasted and suffered from loving lol 😛

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thanks. I wonder a lot why sad songs, protest songs are easier to write than happy songs. I guess ‘happy’ is more often indifferent toward creativity than sad or protest. I take your point, it’s a good one.

      1. marisselee says:

        When we are happy we are lacking in intensity. Life matters only if we are able to feel intense in every circumstance.

      2. Zoolon says:

        Again I agree with you. I’ll tell you a truth. This song was written in no time the day my dog died.

      3. marisselee says:

        A decade ago if you tell me a person could cry over a dog, I would have laugh at the idea. Yet, 6 months ago I actually cried over the 2 puppies who stayed with us for 7 months and died at the same day, few hours apart. The other dog cannot deal losing his brother and followed soon. They are people in different form 😉

      4. Zoolon says:

        Mostly I prefer animals to people.

      5. marisselee says:

        Hahahaha! I don’t give any prejudice or bias over animals and people — at the core, there is kindness in everyone. Although of course I understand your POV as my cousin always tells me the same thing. And I kind of agree but just the same we cannot lose hope with the humanity.

      6. Zoolon says:

        That’s interesting. Do you think there really is a kindness in everyone? I think that makes you a better person than me.

      7. marisselee says:

        People are not born evil. Just that sometimes circumstances in life change them. I had been to several countries and in each I find kindness so, yes, at the core, people have kindness and compassion. And no, I am not better than you or anybody else. Let us just say that few circumstances in life changed me into becoming more of a human. Pain either hardens or softens a person. It hardened me at first then softened me later. All are process of growing. Have a wonderful new year Mr. Z and may your business thrive even more in 2018.

      8. Zoolon says:

        I guess you’re probably right. You have a great and successful New Year also, Marisselee

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