Alison Lorraine

Alison Lorraine

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Pop - Alternative | San Francisco, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 61   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Plays:

8

Song Description

Ethereal yet beaty and accessible, mysterious dance ballad that explores the darkside of an unrequited love. There IS something about the object of the singer's affections... and she wants to know what it is--does it match her sweetest fantasy, or is it just all a wicked lure of deception?

Story Behind the Song

I wrote the song first as a poem after reading Anne Rice's "Pandora". It tells a tale of a curious, wanna-be participant in not just the fantasy of a brand new relationship with a stranger, but the reality of the duality of being curious--to ask the hard questions while accepting the fantasy as its worthy opponent. Who will win? Fast forward a couple of years and the song started taking shape. From the lyrical seed came the driving beat of curiosity layered with tapestries of desire--lush strings and piano, hardened into danceable alt-pop-electronic by the addition of my favorite two instruments, the acoustic and electric guitars. All the music was written on the acoustic, in keeping with my love for strong song structures that can stand firm on just the basics. I added a soft-to-harsh whisper to the way I sang the vocal to paint an evocative sonic picture of the subject matter. Late night dancing in the dark to this tune is most certainly encouraged! Feel the mystery...

Lyrics

VERSE 1:

The moon is full
I wasn't sleeping like you thought I'd been
Your heart is cold
And all your secrets are frozen within

PRE-CHORUS 1:

And it's a mystery that has made me realize...

CHORUS 1:

There's somethin' about you
Do I wanna know what it is?
Somethin' about you...
I need to know what gives

(TAG)

VERSE 2:

These ancient feelings
have taken me over like I've heard they could
The black lights revealing
For what so many nights has been understood

PRE-CHORUS 2:

And it's a mystery that has made me realize...

CHORUS 2:

There's somethin' about you
I wanna know what it is
Somethin' about you...
I need to know what gives...

BRIDGE:

(Now that) the blood has (been) let
And innocence has turned regret
Darling, with just this one cut
I'll cast you into oblivion, my love... NOW...

(INSTRUMENTAL SECTION)

CHORUS OUTS:

There's somethin' about you
Do I wanna know what it is?
Somethin' about your...
I need to know what gives

There's somethin' about you
Do I wanna know what it is?
Somethin' about your...
I need to know what gives

There's somethin' about you
Do I wanna know what it is?
Somethin' about your...
I need to know what gives...

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Copyright 2003 by Alison Lorraine and January 32nd Music & Multimedia, LLC (ASCAP); lyrics copyright 1998 by Alison Lorraine. More information available at http://www.alisonlorraine.com including soundfiles, background information and additional photos.

Song Length
3:42
Genre
Electronic - Dance
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Cool, Enchanting

Subject Matter
Suspicion, Sexual Fantasy

Similar Artists
Moby, Sarah Mclachlan
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Alison Lorraine
Music Credits Alison Lorraine
Producer Credits Alison Lorraine
Publisher Credits January 32nd Music & Multimedia, LLC (ASCAP)
Performance Credits Alison Lorraine (vocalist, acoustic & electric guitars; programming; producer/arranger), Dean Bohana (keyboards, bass), Bob Berry (keyboards)
Label Credits January 32nd Music & Multimedia, LLC (ASCAP)