A HeadEye duet with Jazmine Perdomo also featuring the talents of THE GONZO PROJECT rhythm section members Dave Johnsen (bass) and Zach Martin (drums), with the JAKOPA'S PUNCH Woodwinds Silagh White (bassoon) and Emma Ackerman (flute) dancing with the synths.
It's a nerd-fest for fans of classical music and New Wave, and English majors with T.S. Eliot in their collection, and it's been described as Paul McCartney's Wings meets Ween and Gerry Rafferty. HeadEye has called it the album's "dark horse" and has cited it as a personal favorite.
At this point of our musical adventures our hero and heroine reflect on the futility, regret, and--still yet--hope of it all.
Synth Geekage: Alesis piano, Moog Voyager, Arturia Vintage Keyboard V Collection.
T.S. Eliot: Poem recitation (excerpts from "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock")
All music and lyrics by Jason E. Hedrington. All rights reserved Copyright 2020
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THE LOVESONG OF J. EUGENE HEDRINGTON
“Though they go mad they shall be sane...
Though lovers be lost love shall not” -Dylan Thomas
HE: I won’t apologize for looking long m’lady’s eyes
SHE: Well don’t lay blame for looks away from all them eye’s tryin’ to say
THEM: Some Earthlings can not handle all the love that’s locked inside
While seeking steps up strong cuz life’s not long enough to waste sweet precious time
HE: Words are but persuasion. On occasion when I’ve held you near...
SHE: I’ve sensed unconsciously we diggin’ we but doubt fills me with fear
THEM: In the mirror I’m a monster overcome all obstacles
In the real word I’m a lobster scuttling along with claws
HE: Jump off the aft into the deep
SHE: For a minnow we will seek
THEM: Within the creep dark ocean deep
HE: Traipse onto these empty pages unsure but boldy leave past behind
SHE: Yes I guess this feels familiar--still sailing uncharted waters now
THEM: I’m not feeling accurate--is this really where I’m at?
HE: I find it hard believing that the sight of me don’t set you reeling
SHE: It volleys back and forth across my mind front sideways and from behind
THEM: Temporarily psychotic--you won’t mind once you got it
Let me be your fantasy--what do you want me to be?
HE: Look out across your starboard bow
SHE: My ship has run aground
HE: Your captain’s going down
HE: Charge into a brand new chapter--can we fill the page with laughter now?
SHE: Yes I guess you’ll call me lover--every time it’s for forever, aber nein
THEM: I’m finally feeling accurate--familiar flood of old regret.
“Oed’ und leer das Meer.”
[intro/outro poem excerpts T.S. Eliot "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock"]