The bass lines have been recorded for the first five songs on the album! I’ll return on January 19th to record the vocals and another day to fix up some guitar work. After that we should have solid ground to bring in additional musicians, some of which have agreed to be apart of our next record already. It’s all very exciting. I have two more songs I want to demo which will bring us up to seven tracks, we’re aiming for eight or nine. We’ve been pretty ruthless in cutting songs from this record. A lot of material I’ve mentioned as “definite” has already been regulated to the trash or the “edit” folder. I feel like I’m writing at my best at the moment but it’s always the rogue song that suddenly appears out of nowhere, or just arrives that seems to work. The one that when you try to explain how it manifested itself devolves into describing a fading dream out loud to strangers. Then again, this is all the mystery of creating something. Although at times frustrating, it is always enjoyable.

Lady Starlight

 

Songwriting means a lot of them just won’t make it no matter how much work you put into them. This is one I wrote while actually sitting on the shore of Lake Champlain, VT in a small cabin. Sober, most of the time. I guess I knew from the beginning that it wouldn’t make the cut as everything I do now is for Supersmall but I continued writing it because it was fun. I’ve been collecting folky songs like this along the way that I hope to release as a solo E.P. sometime in the future. Maybe it will see the light of day, for now it’s just lyrics.

Lake Champlain

Skipping stones on the lake,
Built a fire on the shore and watched it slowly wash away,
I put all my mistakes,
In the bottom of a bag I let the river take away.

I am no one
I am no one
I am no one all the way out here
I surrender
I surrender
I surrender to the elements

On a cloudy night,
Watch all the lonely souls become stars in a mountainside,
Such a beautiful site,
To hide myself away from all the troubles close behind.

I am no one
I am no one
I am no one all the way out here
I surrender
I surrender
I surrender to the elements

Red and blue sing their song,
Down a dirt road by the barn that I had just come from,
I can’t change what I’ve done,
But I’ll try to steal another day by the shore of lake champlain

I am no one
I am no one
I am no one all the way out here
I surrender
I surrender
I surrender to the elements
I surrender to the elements
I surrender to the elements

Lake Champlain