Scarlet Rain | Grainger & his art guitar


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OLD RECORDING ONE –
SCARLET RAIN (Grainger)
Ok…here’s A track about ten years old now …i think it’s one of my better songs and its my one and only vocal performance that I think isn’t too bad…my vulnerability suits the song.

IT’S FUNNY THE THINGS YOU REMEMBER BUT THE THINGS YOU FORGET…HERE’S A FEW THINGS I CAN AND CAN’T REMEMBER ABOUT THIS SONG……
* can’t remember anything about writing it apart from it was late at night and raining. And I think it was heavily influenced by nick drake and a little david Crosby…and
* I think I was probably in a lonely bad health place when I wrote it cos the lyric is probably the saddest thing I’ve ever wrote and that’s saying something…in fact
* this was one of 7 songs wrote around the time ..only 2 of the seven made the album because I took the whole band in a different (I thought safer) option, (not me singing mainly lol) but in doing that five really good, terribly pretty but melancholic songs fell by the wayside that maybe were better songs then what went on the Delta album….
* I remember the night I created the harmonies and feeling real good about them.
* I remember the very first recording session with Robert Jones where I put this and two more of the 7 down just me and guitar and feeling really happy with the vibe and essence created.
* and lastly I remember hanging with my good friend Sam Martin from the RILEY days and him putting some congos and shakers on the second half of the song and the first time he heard the song saying two verses in ” I like this” loudly over his headphones

THE MIX
I think what remains here is an early mix of the song cos I deffo wud of liked my flute (stairway to heaven) keyboard part louder and deffo wud of liked the percussion and congos louder oh and my riffy acoustic part…and then with more time and money it wud of been nice to put some sad strings on the second half when the congos come in…but maybe this is why I’m not a producer cos I wud always end up putting everything up to 11 lol I think maybe Rob knew the essence of the song was in that first take live guitar and vocal and that is very foremost in the mix….. the rain sample by the way came from a Riley demo that I nicked for this lol

THE LYRICS
Scarlet rain, falls on my roof again
and into my mind
and the emptiness inside
………
Scarlet rain since you came
I left my mind, behind
Scarlet rain, here again,
But there’s a rock upon a hillside
bearing your name.
………
Scarlet rain, I’ve fallen in love again,
Please don’t you cry
I’m lonely here in life, without you.
……….
Scarlet rain, it’s not the same
I see you inside, when I look in her eyes
Scarlet rain, here again
But there’s a rock upon a hillside
Bearing your name….Scarlet rain.
…………..
Scarlet rain, you’ll never change
Cos you’re here inside,
when I shut my eyes
Scarlet rain, here again
But there’s a rock upon a hillside
Bearing your name…….Scarlet rain

Hope you enjoy
Love, peace and happiness
Andrew and his art guitar

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