JUST THE MIRROR PLAYING GAMES

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‘Come a Frozen Morning’


How do you write over-the-top surreal lyrics like Dylan? I’m thinking Desolation Row style here. Answer: basically you don’t. He’s one of a kind. Even so, that doesn’t mean we can’t try.


I NEVER UNDERSTOOD
You had a dream in the beginning
You had a dream that sounded good
Why you woke up and lived the nightmare
I never understood


You climbed the mountain after midnight
Under the light of a full moon
I heard that come a frozen morning
You stole the big shot’s hot air balloon
You ended up among the gravestones
Where dead bodies know their place
You dressed yourself in magazines
Put on your bravest face


The letter you said you sent me
Never made it to base camp
A mailman in the snowstorm died
His body cold and damp
And inside looking out
You see a heaven upon earth
But that’s just the mirror playing tricks on you
That’s a fact for what it’s worth


In summer we light the candles
The sun don’t shine no more
In summer the sea gets restless
And besides this world’s at war
With every living species
Well maybe just the one’s that make most noise
That’s only heard by deaf ears
And the Pan’s poisoned lost boys


You had a dream in the beginning
You had a dream that sounded good
Why you woke up and lived the nightmare
I never understood


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20 comments on “JUST THE MIRROR PLAYING GAMES”

  1. Some great lines here, George.
    Especially
    “…the big shot’s hot air balloon”

    “But that’s just the mirror playing tricks on you
    That’s a fact for what it’s worth”

    “And besides this world’s at war
    With every living species
    Well maybe just the one’s that make most noise
    That’s only heard by deaf ears”

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    1. Thanks for that. It’s a strange thing to do is trying to imitate an artist like Dylan when all the time I know I’m not even going to get anywhere close to his standard. It’s as if his metaphors aren’t metaphors at all – like they are random or accidental. Not sure which or even if they are metaphors. It’s taken me ages to get into his work and Cohen’s also. My father would – still does – play their work, plus Joni – all the time. He killed them for me as a kid simply by playing them too much. All I’ve ever discovered – re this surreal type composing – when feeling inspired is that I have to write quickly without thinking too much and avoid making changes along the way. That’s not how I generally work when composing as song. It can take ages adapting words to music. This one took 15 minutes – if that. I guess it shows, although annoyingly in some respects it’s already singing like a decent song without too many changes. The old man’s theory is that Dylan wrote his early stuff stoned and that’s how his words dropped out of the sky. I’ll never know about that as I don’t do drugs/booze etc. Thanks again ~ George

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