I want to be the book you fill up with your longing, your theories, and your jokes, and fall asleep still holding.
I want to be the drum who thunders soft behind you, and quickens when you hurt, and moves my boots to find you.
I want be to the star that slips under your curtain, the bar of gold upon your hips when you stand and spread your shoulders.
You want what you want. You need what you need. And I’m a spineless porcupine hoping you will pick me.
My second Wikipedia entry was “Porcupine”.
Instruments are classical guitar, trumpet with bubble mute, and singing, by me.
A few musicians I admire inspired me: Zach Condon (capo-ing my guitar to be in the range of his ukelele), Van Morrison (aspiring to strum in 6 in a way that grooves as hard as “Sweet Thing”), and the soprano sax player on “Slim Slow Slider”, John Payne (trying free-form trumpet)
I’m submitting this version over one that I think is safer thanks to my mom.
Special thanks to Starling for the encouragement and letting me sing and play trumpet on Facetime.
Looking for feedback on
Anything, especially lyrics and trumpet. Can you hear that I edited a word out of the vocal in the last verse? How is the balance of volume between singing and guitar? How do you feel about this trumpet? The alternative was a simple, trumpet-based "organ" part, tripling two voices with different mutes. I think it might be a better song with no trumpet. Before, I could imaging slow dancing, and the trumpet might take that away. Thank you for listening!