About this track

An early sketch of this song was nothing more than a chord progression — just a bass line moving in thirds. I had no idea how this song would sound till I started laying down tracks. When I was done, it turned out to be some strange mix of Sarah McLachlan’s “Vox” and Sasagawa Miwa’s “Hokuro”.

This song took a lot of tweaking to get right. I experimented with a bunch of melodies before I settled on the one eventually used, which necessitated a transposition in order for me to sing it. The song was originally in C minor, but A minor gives a bit more weight to the bass.

The syncopation in the rhythm section pretty much locked in the rest of the song. I tried to give the guitars a bit more independence, but that rhythm is way too strong.

As for the lyrics, well, replace the word “soul” with “seed”, and you should get the drift. I was at a loss for anything else to write, and I don’t usually make a habit of writing so suggestively.

Lyrics

I don't know what to say
No words describe how I feel
When you reach deep inside me
And let go your soul

Your taste is on my lips
Your scent burned into my mind
I take you in my hand and
I let go your soul

Give me your warm embrace
And let me know I'm alive
I'll return all your love
And I'll go as far as the pain allows me to be

I want you in my arms
I want you deep in my heart
I want you far inside me
And let go your soul

Give me your rough embrace
And let me know I'm alive
I'll give you all my love
And I'll go as far as the pain allows you to be

I want to go deep inside you
I need you to feel what I feel
I want you to take me in
And let go your soul

I don't know what to say
No words describe how I feel
When I reach deep inside you
And let go your soul

I want you to know
I'll let go your soul

Credits

  • Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
  • Recorded in the Closet, 2005-2011, Austin, TX and the Closet West 2013, Seattle, WA
  • Photography by Lauren Tarbel
  • Cover design by Greg Bueno
  • Published by Shinkyoku Advocacy (ASCAP)
  • Thanks to Lauren Tarbel and James R. McGirr

[Restraint]

  • Release date: October 08, 2013

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