Demo 3 – Gladstone’s Tea

This short acoustic song was originally conceived as a low-key opener to the album. I’m not sure if it will remain in that position until all of the other songs are written and I can see where it fits. It might also make a good mid-album interlude.

Musically there isn’t much going on here. A single strummed acoustic guitar, a melody and some bit-crushed white noise. I want to keep it simple so this might even end up being the final version. That will really depend on how the rest of the arrangements turn out for the other songs.

The lyrics are based very heavily on a quote by Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone. The original quote reads

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are excited, it will calm you.”

My version uses that as a base for the lullaby type melody.  The extra couple of lines are (as with the previous two songs) vaguely based on a political commentary but in no obvious way, although the link to Gladstone and flying might be a clue.

Listen

Lyrics

If you are cold, I will warm you
If you are too heated, I will cool you
But don’t you dare fail the test
To finally help someone
If you are depressed, I will cheer you
If you are excited, I will calm you
And when you’ve flown from the nest
I’ve finally have some time to rest

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