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Polaroids Track #2 – Katydid (Demo)

Katydid (Demo) by Radio Nowhere

Time for the latest demo from the Polaroids project. As usual, just click the “Download” link above to get this track for free!
Katydid is a song that I’ve been kicking around for a long time, always enjoying the melody and emotion, but never quite sure what shape it was going to take.
Given that the Polaroids album project is all about taking snapshots of songs and then seeing how they develop (hence the clever title), I figured this was the perfect time to put nose to grindstone and force this track to transition from pleasant idea to actual music.
The result? Well, on first listen, you might decide it’s a brooding, semi-subcontinental meditation on life and death in the insect world. And that wouldn’t necessarily be too far off!
However, any song you describe that way probably isn’t exactly headed for the top of the charts (on this planet, anyway), so let’s call it…a sultry slow-jam with, uh, Bollywood Bugs.
Boy, that makes you want to push the play button, doesn’t it?
Honestly, it’s better than it sounds. There’s probably a better way to whet the curiosity of non-entomologists, and if you can think of what that might be, please let me know in comments.

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Polaroids – The Next Demo

So I’m working away on the next demo from the Polaroids album, getting pretty close to finishing it, and it occurs to me that no one else has any idea that I’ve even started another demo.
Not necessarily the end of the world, of course, but I did say that I’d be posting notes from the writing/recording/creative process along the way…
So, with that in mind, allow me to introduce a little something I’m calling “Katydid” (in a naked play for an endorsement from Ortho Home Defense). Here are the lyrics.

katydid
what she did they won’t tell me
katy lies
underwater/fast asleep
fast asleep
dreaming deep

and are you fast enough to fly away
when the time for you comes?
are you still so young to take your wings
so close to the sun?
and when the wrecking ball finally comes for you
when the hour for you comes
will you go quiet or will you cry
that it’s not your time?

butterfly
flies in circles over me
butterflies
live a day/then they are free
then they’re free
she’s nothing to me

and are you fast enough to fly away
when the time for you comes?
are you still so young to take your wings
so close to the sun?
and when the wrecking ball finally comes for you
when the hour for you comes
will you go quiet or will you cry
that it’s not your time?

katydid
what she did they won’t tell me
katy lies
katy lies

and are you fast enough to fly away
when the time for you comes?
are you still so young to take your wings
so close to the sun?
and when the wrecking ball finally comes for you
when the hour for you comes
will you go quiet or will you cry
will you go quiet or will you cry
will you go quiet or will you cry
that it’s not your time?