The Hourglass

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Karen Lloyd
Songwriter/Arranger/Producer - Karen Lloyd

Story

When you listen to this you'll understand why it's the title track. nothing else could be, really, with this on the record!  This was my biggest labor of love and the most musically self indulgent song in this collection.  You won't hear a song like this on pop radio! ha! "The Hourglass" started as a classical piano idea which was the chorus progression and just kept unraveling into this very expansive and powerful tune that takes you on a real musical trip!  This one was a lot of fun to craft, develop and bring to life... Lyrically, at the time I was somewhat influenced by what was happening in Afghanistan, but at the core of it - it's really a song about our humanity. 

Lyrics

The Hourglass

 

From high upon a hill she gazes down upon the city lights

a million people rushing 'round inside their formulated lives

driven by the dream of better days

butterflies all captive in an endless maze

 

Ah ah, ah ah, Lost inside the Hourglass

ah ah, ah ah, Trying to make each moment last

Trying to find the answer in a grain of sand

 

Across the desert far away the soldiers march in time as one

All startin' out to save the world and now they're not quite sure what from

it's just another story on TV

Tell me where's the hope without the remedy?

 

Ah ah, ah ah, Lost inside the Hourglass

ah ah, ah ah, Trying to make each moment last

Trying to find the answer in a grain of sand

 

Horses dancing up and down as the caruosel keeps

Spinning round and round in it's circle game

while the organ plays

Just leaves upon a tree, swirling 'round and floating

on a summer's breeze

Towards a destiny, that remains unseen

Still a mystery...

 

And as the curtain parts upon the stage

So the sun will rise upon another day

 

Ah ah, ah ah, Lost inside the Hourglass

ah ah, ah ah, Trying to make each moment last

Trying to find the answer in a grain of sand

 

But we'll do the best we can inside the Hourglass...

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LINKS

Direct link to my video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DEqv4ICWR1w

Link to MusicLabNYC Lou Gimenez's studio

Link to scotthullmastering