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:

25

Song Description

Wistful acoustic guitar-driven mildly electronic ballad that grows layer by layer and progresses from electronic folk into edgy-but-tasteful alt-pop-rock.

Story Behind the Song

I had just broken up with a fellow, but we were still circling around each other for a time. I wrote the song out of frustration that things were just not being said... thought about a lot, but never vocalized. The situation eventually drifted to nothing after a lot of time was lost to it. I wished I had demanded a concrete 'yes' or 'no' but couldn't help but find some hope in the ambiguity. I fashioned the vocals as whispery in spots and very loud and throaty in others, back-and-forth and up-and-down, to lend to the mood of the piece, and I played the acoustic as a melodic instrument to start, then moved it into a percussive, supportive position later in the song, layering an alternative-styled barely there electric guitar to add some urgency.

Lyrics

VERSE 1:

Scary but it’s true, that all I have to do
Is look into your eyes to see how things have changed
All I needed from you—someone to believe who believed in me—
No longer is my heart still chained

CHORUS 1A:

All you have to do is say you feel the same way
All you have to do is say you feel the same way
‘Cause things are gonna change…
don’t leave it up to Fate…

VERSE 2:

I saw you today walking up in town
Wearing your disguise, pretending not to see me…
So how does one go on? When you’re all that I need
to survive this burn that I thought I could forget…

CHORUS 2A:

All you have to do is say you feel the same way
All you have to do is say you feel the same way

CHORUS 2B:

Just say what’you’re your mind then
Don’t let it go too long now
‘Cause things are gonna change…
don’t leave it up to Fate…

BRIDGE:

Isn’t it so strange
How we go to pieces?
It seems like only yesterday, well…
Now I can return!!

CHORUS OUTS A & B ( x 2 ):

All you have to do is say you feel the same way
All you have to do is say you feel the same way
Just say what’you’re your mind then
Don’t let it go too long now
‘Cause things are gonna change…
don’t leave it up to Fate…

OUTTRO

...da da da... da da da... da da da...

Written May 28, 1998; rev. 2000, 2002 by Alison Lorraine
Copyright 1998 -2003 by Alison Lorraine and January 32nd Music, LLC (ASCAP). More information is available at http://www.alisonlorraine.com and includes soundfiles, background information and additional photos.

Song Length
3:52
Genre
Pop - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Serene, Poignant

Subject Matter
Lover, Encouragement

Similar Artists
The Cranberries, Natalie Merchant
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), Bob Berry (keyboards, bass)
Label Credits January 32nd Music & Multimedia, LLC (ASCAP)