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in dsound •  4 months ago



A prison I worked in for a while is located in the middle of Ohio farmland, and depending on the time of the year, it's surrounded by golden crops ready for harvest. It was during this time that one of the fellows I knew in there referred to his new home as "an island of concrete in a sea of gold".

I couldn't get this line and image out of my head and asked him if I could use it in a song, and he agreed, so here it is. "Don't Worry Mama" tells the story of someone who gets caught after years of running from the law, but he finally finds peace, and would really love to tell his mother, but can't since she's already gone.

The photo above is the entrance to the prison. I got harassed and stopped by the guards when they saw me trying to take this picture, and thankfully didn't know that I had already gotten this shot. This moving quote is the opposite to Dante's famous line in Divine Comedy "All hope abandon ye who enter here".

This is the first release of this song. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you for the ongoing support, and also to the #openmic team as well. It's been a blast meeting so many of you this past week, especially on @msp-waves.

Thanks again to @DSound for this platform as well.

Lyrics:

I see red and blue in a sea of black
They’ve got me down there’s no going back
To a life of running trying to be free
With shadows always chasing me

Don’t worry mama your memory’s close
No more rolling over in your grave
Don’t worry mama the words you spoke
Are settling in one less soul to save

I see justice rise in a sea of hate
The man in robes says it’s not too late
To tell them what they need to hear
Before you go and disappear

Don’t worry mama your memory’s close
No more rolling over in your grave
Don’t worry mama the words you spoke
Are settling in one less soul to save

Everything you did for me
Now that I’m here I finally see
And your words they spin around
Even more as the world slows down

I see an island of concrete in a sea of gold
It’s where I’m dying or so I’m told
When my last breath is drawn away from me
Will you raise your arms in victory

Don’t worry mama your memory’s close
No more rolling over in your grave
Don’t worry mama the words you spoke
Are settling in one less soul to save


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Even before listening, the story behind this song already drew my attention so deep into wanting to hear the sound, and I'm pleased to say I was not disappointed. I am surely resteeming this. my friends need to hear beautiful sounds too.

I was at an an abandoned prison once that had a quote over the door "admitting your guilt is not enough" or something to that effect as it was translated. I like yours better.

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Yeah me too!

A great backstory to yet another fine offering, you are a supreme storyteller with the remarkable ability to put your thoughts to tuneful melodies.

sad and moving at the same time ..those lines

You have such a rich voice, what a sweet melody. You should put it on apple music

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Maybe someday!

Excellent stuff Daniel. I love a tune with a Story.
Feel free to check out my instrumental of a Seagull... lol
https://dsound.audio/#/@jeffandhisguitar/seagull-attack
Cheers,
Jeff.

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Will do Jeff, (and your guitar)!

Nice post..
So inspiring..

I really like this post. This post is a lot of benefits for us. This post you write in a language that is very easy to understand. We wait for your next post. Successful greeting always @danieldyemusic 👍👍👍

Another great song, full of meaning, I love it.

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Thank you again for your nice words!

That was awesome, such a great feel to the guitar and vocals

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I just found your song in DSound and now I listened all of yours, everything is amazing, greetings.

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Thank you. I'm glad you like the songs!

Old school here, Followed :) This is just super :D

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Hello, and thank you!

I really like your post that is amazing. i want to follow a pretty good amotifation way. thank you for sharing, very good music.

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I appreciate that, thanks!

i love knowing what inspired a song, a poem, a painting, or any piece of art...and this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gift! :)