Burrs

Burrs is a Gothic rock piece in 7/8. Written back in 1998 it has rather dark imagery in the lyrics. Late in the nineties I started to experiment with scoring rock pieces when I had gathered enough samples to make this a viable option. What is different here is that I have now even better samples available and I have substituted Kontakt, Garritan Personal Orchestra and True Pianos for the lower quality samples into this realization. The vocals and guitars are performed. Besides this there are violin, cello, dbl bass, piano, choir and drums.

Burrs (20110403 edit)

Burrs

Words have no meaning
So questions no answers
Deep is the dreaming
Of those who were dancers

Moonlit and pale
Thistle and thorn
Whispered betrayal
Pierced by the horn

Trudging in circles
Round they dance
Burr, thistle, thorn
Each step in a trance

Is there any right?
Is there any cause?
As the wind of night
Without mercy it claws

Asleep is the dreamer
Asleep in the thorns
The burrs pile deeper
The nightmare is born

Trudging in circles
Round they dance
Burr, thistle, thorn
Each step in a trance

Decay upon rot
Withered tree bends
Swinging slipknot
Evidence the end

In time suspended
A place with no answers
The pain has ended
Of those who were dancers

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