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Tuning (rough vocal sketch for new song)
Lyrics
Tuning
(c) 2014 Sahlen-Starburst Music

A fine line separates
Control from loss of shame
Desire perpetuates
Regardless who's to blame
A momentary blister
In a burning wreck of time
I will never reach forever
When the universe is mine

(chorus)
I can tune the night to daytime
Turn the desert into sea
Scrape the tops off lofty mountains
Tune the blind so they can see
Tune the bombs to scented flowers
Tune the terrorists to peace
But when it comes to my own life
They'll never be relief

When I face my own desires
Try to deal with my own fate
I am no more than a liar
Who may never satiate
It's the heart that has to have
What the heart feels that it needs
When I face my own desires
Caution's nothing that I heed

(chorus)
I can tune the night to daytime
Turn the desert into sea
Scrape the tops off lofty mountains
Tune the blind so they can see
Tune the bombs to scented flowers
Tune the terrorists to peace
But when it comes to my own life
They'll never be relief

(bridge)
Animals, just animals, pretending otherwise
Pretentious boasting cannibals planning our demise

(chorus)
I can tune the night to daytime
Turn the desert into sea
Scrape the tops off lofty mountains
Tune the blind so they can see
Tune the bombs to scented flowers
Tune the terrorists to peace
But when it comes to my own life
They'll never be relief
Story Behind the Song:
this is a rough vocal sketch for a new song to be produced.

In the 1998 Kiefer Sutherland movie "Dark City" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_City_%281998_film%29), the word "tuning" is used to describe a being's capacity to mold reality to their own free will. Watching this movie tonight has inspired me to write the following song lyrics about a singer who can mold everything in the world to his own free will.....except himself.....I call this one "Tuning":'
Lyric Credits: Sahlen - Starburst
Music Credits: Sahlen - Starburst
Song Length: 2:21
Primary Genre: Rock-General
Secondary Genre: Blues-Rock
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Existence
Mood 1: Poignant
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later