Single #9 - Thank You!

by Gail Something-Else

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It felt wrong, as a singer songwriter and the current target of all this love and solidarity, to not write and record a song for Operation Something Else. This one has been written especially for all of YOU and all of the other beautiful folk who placed their hands under my chin during what has been a proper mental time. So much love! <3

Bemis were the first band I ever sang in public with, so it felt very apt to ask Gareth Howells to write me a guitar track for this. He wrote and sent it in a day, I wrote the words and melodica line and got the vocals down in a single live take within a couple of hours of receiving his luvvly guitar work. I adore working with him.
It was then sent to my very wonderful friend, Jeremy Paul Carroll at Precision Mastering and, as ever, he's pulled a blinder.

Thank you!

lyrics

In creeps the Autumn. distancing the lifeline
to the Summer, and that season she is mine
This year the palette of the Forest couldn't warm these resting bones
and for everything I'd given, still I stumbled alone

Thank you they're just a couple of words like 'I love you' all too often heard
with no meaning outside what we are taught appreciation's born in feeling and transferred into thought
and hard to transcribe into something meaningful reducing a million words into just a handful
not out of habit do these words spill out of me I truly thank you for looking out for me..

The charms of Winter, horizons laced with death
I'd always welcome them, but this year they had left,
with an uncertain glance, much doubt of what they'd bring
but now I'm ready for the audacities of Spring

Thank you they're just a couple of words like 'I love you' all too often heard
with no meaning outside what we are taught appreciation's born in feeling and transferred into thought
and hard to transcribe into something meaningful reducing a million words into just a handful
not out of habit do these words spill out of me I truly thank you for looking out for me..

credits

released December 13, 2016
Gail Something-Else - Words, Vocals, Vintage Hohner Melodica piano 26
Gareth Howells - Music, Guitar

Jeremy Paul Carroll, Precision Mastering - Mixing & Mastering

Special thanks to Scott Doonican for driving the musical side of Operation SE, all of the musicians who have contributed thus far, to everyone else involved in your secret group, ye basterds, and to the inimitable poet, Lawrence Toms, for letting me borrow 'audacities of Spring'. x

I'd be fucked without your support <3

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