This Week in PHL: Endless Summer

This week in Pig Heart Lover it’s “Endless Summer.”  Last night a friend dropped in and picked up the spare bass and joined in the fun, but we realized too late that we couldn’t plug the bass directly into Protools.  Thus he is barely if at all audible in last night’s mixdowns. (Next time there won’t be that problem.)  Anyway, click on the link in the title for a listen.

Endless Summer

Floating slowly to the west
A lonely cloud passes overhead
Shadow trailing on the grass
Like the ruffle of a beautiful dress

Following after
An incomparable sun
And endless summer…

The foothills swell and roll away
The evening comes to relieve the day
Lonesome for it knows not what
The little car speeds on into the dark

Following after
An incomparable sun
And endless summer…

Far off in the swaying golden fields
The mysteries of love at last revealed

Floating slowly to the west
A lonely cloud passes overhead
Shadow trailing on the grass
Like the ruffle of a beautiful dress

Following after
An incomparable sun
And endless summer…

Commentary
This is one of those rare songs I write that isn’t keyed to D minor. The idea is simple. The eternal is more like the ruffle on a dress than an idea. To live in its sunrise therefore necessitates the kissing of joys as they fly, the affirming of haecceities as they unpredictably assemble into a midsummer’s winding drive up the old Banff Coach Road to the Rockies or a delirious Fish Creek afternoon in a field of tall grasses…

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