Episode #27: In The Scheme Of Things – (Song at 7:35)
Welcome back again to another episode. I’m going to endeavour to give you an insight into how it feels to write a song, the sort of thoughts a songwriter has.
It was peaceful this morning, here in Melbourne – just little light drizzle, no wind. I found I’d woken in quite reflective state of mind. This particular song came to me as I thought about my place in the scheme of things.
This time last year I was on the Pohangina river in the Manawatu in New Zealand ( beautiful language, isn’t it – the way Maori words roll off the tongue – I do my best).
I took a photo of a pool on the river that day – place that has so many memories for me.
You can see the photo in my blog post this week. petepascoe.wordpress.com The lyrics are there too each week, by the way – in case you’re like me and you like to read along while the song is playing.
It’s a beautiful river, a very gentle paced flow. Not fast, not sluggish. Just right for a relaxed walk /wade
A bit later on, back in Melbourne, at the school where I teach piano, the first bit of melody came with a whistle as I walked between students.. I got the melody first.
Then back in my piano room, I flicked open my iPad, came across the photo of the river and the words just started to come to me. So I sat at the piano, played quietly stopping now and then to write down each line as it came in. It’s such a great feeling. It’s something I never take for granted.
It’s great to have this platform to share the process. There’s something here for everyone..perhaps you’re a lyricist, maybe looking to pick up an idea or two, or a songwriter? Or ‘just’ someone – it could be you- curious to see what goes on.
You’ll get a heartfelt song into the bargain, plus some life observations and humour. Also I’ll take you with me back in time for a peaceful walk on the river..
If you like my music, there’s plenty more we this came from. You can stream it, view videos, I’m also a seascape painter and cartoonist.
Youtube Channel: Pete Pascoe Art and Music ( link this to):
petepascoe.bandcamp.com 12 albums here.