Saturday, November 3, 2007

Burning Daylight

Unreleased Track

Situated at the Eastern edge of the Central Time Zone, Middle Tennessee, for all of its richness with autumn colors, becomes a dark place to live after switching to Standard Time from Daylight Savings Time, with dusk occurring around 5 o’clock at first and 4:30 by the time we get to the shortest day of the year on December 21st. Although “Burning Daylight” does not specifically reference either of these events, its delicate sound always conjures images of the yellow, orange and gold of both the warm October sunlight and changing autumn leaves as they quietly whisk us away to a quiet place where two lovers can spend a day alone together, away from all that distracts them, where they can simply enjoy each other and do absolutely nothing else. And in those perfect and unending moments, where nothing is happening except the passing of time, the sparse percussion reminds us of the sound of color-changing forests as the “ooh la la”s mimic the birds just before they migrate to warmer climates. The words themselves are a romantic invitation to a lover to leave and come away with the speaker that echoes the more recent “Come On Out,” and the sheer beauty of the sound makes it hard to believe that anyone could resist, especially since the music alone draws so many of us in so quickly and thoroughly.

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5 comments:

Soymilk Revolution said...

why is the download mp3 link just plain text? why have i never even heard of this song before? i want more seth!

Juan Horsetown said...

I think this one was among the downloads available on some incarnation of the old websites. If not, I'm not sure where I got a copy of this song. I'm having trouble linking up the mp3, so I'll have to get the link from Tha B before I can share it. I'll have it up soon.

Soymilk Revolution said...

unless this is a different title for a song i already have, pretty positive this was not on any of the fl. oz. websites at least for the days i was a fan. [post-Foreign Legion era and onward]

Juan Horsetown said...

There was no site prior to Vacant Cage era, except for Spongebath, and I definitely got it in the last couple of years.

Anyway, the mp3 is up now.

God, I love this song!

Soymilk Revolution said...

isn't this funny -- you got this from me; i got this from dave dickerson, former fluid ounces webmaster (also webmaster of the katies' website), who got it from seth on a disc simply labeled "Seth Timbs -- Magnum Opus." i never knew the title for this one, though, and actually lost the disc i got it from. if you could hook a brother back up sometime...:)

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