Two is the train journey similar sort of feel more up beat and less
droning than the car one obviously in 6/8 time and maybe a strange replication
of the blues,
Depcits train travel as elitist business men talking on mobile phones, discussing business deals etc.
The tension of the song resolves around the need to be at an important meeting that could make or break the mans career, he thinks his wife is having an affair and she doesnít want kids because her career is important. He tries to make the appointment but the train is delayed and he ends up shouting at the inspector
before getting off the train and walking down the tracks having given up.
The listener is not sure what he is doing.
Three the Air travel Whoossing jet noises take off and landing the rumbling of the engines, the talking of the air hostess. The excited chatter of a young couple who are keen to join the mile high club and their excited coupling in the toilet which is rudely interupted by the pilot saying there is an emergency landing. They go back to their seats and talk about possibly the last moments of their lives , there doesnít seem to be any connection between anyone on the plane, no one shares their fears until a priest stands up and says a few words . The result of the flight remains unresolved at the end of the song.
The Noise of the sea lapping rythmically against the ship, the rumble of the ships engines and the
Calling of the birds and the sea breeze
The noise of the anchor being hauled up.
The Classic tale of An Old Man whoís wife has died just before they were due to go on the holiday of a lifetime. The old man decides to still go, and he goes on his own. He is hopeful that he might be able to cheer himself up by talking to other single people and meet another life companion.
The narrative then swaps to another Lady who is of similar age and circumstance.
They sit at the same table for their first meal aboard and they talk about where the live and the war,
They then go and listen too some cabaret later in the evening. They Have A few drinks before leaving.
Sometimes they talk sometimes there is moments when there is only the sound of the ships motion
Later they go out side and talk on deck, they are alone there. it is
noticeably windy and cold, but the warmth and joy in each others company
He Starts to talk about his beloved wife who he share his whole life with his voice rises and falls with
passion and she listens and understands he eventually stops talking because his voice is choked with sobbing.She puts her arm round hime and you can hear their footsteps shuffle to her room.
You hear the sound of the key in the lock. And the door opens,
They are silent as the sit on the bed then she says you must be cold here let me help feel better and she kisses him on the lips and then kisses away his tears from his cheeks, she undresses him and the old mans expectation is not hidden by his clothes no more. And so You hear the rytWhmn of the ship and the sound of the woman carefully trying to make love to the old man in the single bed of their economy cabin.
You never know whether the old man comes or cries,
The song fades out on the creaking.
Ok Thatís The plan I need to work out what sounds I will have as part
of the rythmn and how the music will rise and fall in time with the action
and dialogue, I think the obsession with loveless sex and sex with love
has to be underlined more.
Also the Dialogue and the details of the action has to be worked out. I donít want to have any naration, but the action of the events has to be obvious from the dialogue and sounds.
There will be memorable melodic and harmonic and ryhtmic content in their, in some ways these stories will be songs but wonít be played with conventional instruments.
Maybe I will need a lot of recording of sound effects and dialogue etc.
Maybe Iíll use the guitars and instruments to play the incidental music
which could be playing in the background to the conversations and inbetween
the pieces to link them together.
Ther also needs to be a good way of starting the action and resolving the action but not having a straight plot per se. Just like reading 5 pages of a book which seems like something is impending maybe disaster, maybe good fortune, but itís up to the listener to place his mood onto the music.