Imprint

About this track

“Imprint” is a whole lot of thieving going on. I wanted to write something with a very minimal chord progression, the way Mukai Shuutoku wrote “DESTRUCTION BABY”. I also like the bass line Mikami Chisako uses for half the songs on fra-foa’s Chuu no Fuchi.

Those ideas, combined with a series of diminished and seventh chords, became “Imprint”. I liked the results enough to make it the title track. I guess since it’s mostly other people’s ideas, it’s better than what I would have come up with on my own. Or maybe that’s just how songwriting and composing works.

What I like most about this song is the change in the middle, from something fairly ambient to something pretty loud. The songs on this album don’t do enough to show my rock influences.

Like before, I set the first line of melody to some lyrics and let the rest of them follow. I wrote “There’s a picture of you in my mind”, and I knew I had the basis for an interesting story. It doesn’t come from experience, though.

Lyrics

There's a picture of you in my mind
I don't know where it's from
You were smiling and your eyes were bright
The best was yet to come

These photographs strewn everywhere
Caught nothing of that smile
Was it really just a memory?
Did it exist at all?

It's the one thing I count on
And the one thing I search for

There was something special in that smile
I don't know what it was
Just a promise of a better life
Of something good to come

These images crammed in my head
Convince me I'm not wrong
Where did it go? Was it a dream?
Did it exist at all?

It's the one thing I count on
And the one thing I search for
It's the one thing I'm missing
And the one thing I yearn for

Where did it go? It was no dream
I'll find it, that I know

It's the one thing I count on
And the one thing I search for
It's the one thing I'm missing
And the one thing I yearn for

[Imprint]

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  • Label: Observant
  • Release date: September 24, 2013

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