Silk and Honey

Paris

 

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This song isn't about anyone in particular - just a series of images and reflections. There are two versions of the song, recorded with different Maton guitars. In both cases there are two tracks - one tuned DADGAD, capo 2nd fret; on the other standard tuning with a capo on the 7th fret.

The vocal chorus was added by Peter Thorneycroft and Michael Otway - two schoolfriends who were kind enough to help out. There's also a software instrument vocal chorus in there to fill it all out.

The photo, which looks along the Rue de Rivoli, Paris, was taken from a balcony in the Hotel de Nice. I stayed there for a few nights in 2015.

I hope you like the song!

Silk and Honey

I hope that you are happy because sometimes you were not
I hope your curiosity abounds
And you can hear the music that is playing in your soul
Aware of silk and honey in the sounds

I picture you in Paris as the sun begins to set
On a balcony in the Hotel de Nice
Along the Rue de Rivoli the lights begin to shine
And there your heart seemed finally at peace

Did you find the path wanted?
Did you find someone who cares?
Have you become who you would want to be?
Is your hair still long and silky
Are your eyes alive with life?
Are you still intrigued by all that you can see?

The years we were together seem just a week or two
The hours are now minutes that rushed by
The memories dance and flutter like some dust in morning sun
When you were gone I couldn’t say goodbye

Instrumental

Did you find the path wanted?
Did you find someone who cares?
Have you become who you would want to be?
Do you have that battered mandolin
You bought upon a whim
Or the jacket with the stars along the sleeve?

I hope that you are happy because sometimes you were not
I hope your curiosity abounds
And you can hear the music that is playing in your soul
Aware of silk and honey in the sounds

Coda

I hope that you are happy, and have found someone who cares
And they can hear the music in your soul.

© Philip Gardner 2017