Restraint

Strange Arrangement

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About this track

The chord progression that starts this song is incredibly familiar to me, but I have yet to find the source. No one I’ve asked has been able to place it. So I hope I’m not ripping somebody off. A friend of mine said the chorus sounds a bit like Neil Young. It’s not intentional because I don’t listen to Neil Young.

Unlike most of the songs on this album, “Strange Arrangement” was pretty much written back in 1999, lyrics included. It just needed to be recorded. I knew I wanted it sparse, so organ and strings, upright bass and light percussion were as far as I went.

Lyrics

I feel the memories washing over me
And I don't want to resist
The power that you never used, and yet
It still has a hold on me
You will always haunt my dreams

I will never have your heart
But you possess mine whole
It's a strange arrangement from which I
Would not want to be free

The best thing for me is to stay away
So the fantasy can grow
They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder
So I have to push you away
I have to stay away

You don't even want my heart
And I want yours to no end
It's a strange arrangement from which I
Would not want to be free

I will never have your heart
But you possess mine whole
It's a strange arrangement from which I
Would not want to be free

You don't even want my heart
And I want yours to no end
It's a strange arrangement from which I
Would not want to be free

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

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  • Release date: October 08, 2013

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