Scenic Route

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I felt like this song, which was originally called Fugue State, sort of had some kind of prophetic or psychic meaning about my eventual relationship with Sophie and I wanted to explore it by building something over what I'd already written. Almost the same setting, but a different modality built around that setting.

My strategy was weird for recording this. In order to do the vocals, I played the starting note on the mandolin for each chord, and sang it in two different sections over a drum machine. I then cut the song up, and rearranged it.

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I wanna take the scenic route
Down to the end of town
And in some great castle's shadow,
I wanna watch your hair hang down
From no matter how far away
Somehow my hometowns still too loud
But together jump into the river,
Maybe escape the sound

Ooh, look we've been cut open
Under their looking glass
But by the time our flights are over
It will all be in the past
It'll be in the past.

I wrote the words before I knew
Or even saw the best of you
I wanna find a hideaway
Before the past it runs us through
If it catches up to us
I don't know what we will do
But maybe with a bit of holy water
The songs been born anew

Ooh, look we've been cut open
Under their looking glass
But by the time our flights are over
It will all be in the past
It'll be in the past.

So I wanna find a scenic route
That can shoot right past the clouds
I wanna breath them in
Taste your spirit and breath it out
From inside of my crystal coffin
Somehow I can't say it out loud
But I know that I dreamed about you,
Baby I just don't know...

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from Nice French Desserts, released December 23, 2016
Timmy Vilgiate: Mandola, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Drum machine, Voice, Lyrics, Mastering, Engineering, Production.

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Timmy Vilgiate Colorado Springs, Colorado

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