Fall Session 2013 – Week 7 – When You Come Home – SOSstudio

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When You Come Home | Written by Jordan

I’m constantly amazed at how/when inspiration strikes.  For this song, I booted up my recording software and turned on the first synth sound I could find.  After playing around with it for a minute, I found a chord progression I liked and knew I had a place to start.  When you uncover something that moves inside you, the rest of it just falls into place.  I had the music for this song written almost instantly and it was just a matter of finding the right lyrics.  I opened up a book of poetry published in 1908 and was drawn to the rhyme scheme of this one by Riley:

The temptation and lust on the page was so strong and honest that I had any easy time translating it to a new story with a catchy hook.  I borrowed some of the phrases directly and took creative license with others but I wanted it to be more open for the listener to add their own story, their own memories.

Colin laid down a great drum track on this and always seems to find the mood of the song instantly.  One of the most versatile drummers I’ve ever met.

Cory dragged everything into his computer to start mixing and had a near-finished track in a matter of minutes.  Then we had time to tweak and get this bad boy up.  Like I said, when you find inspiration that stirs something inside you, the rest falls into place.

When you come home again
When I see your face
A thousand ways to kiss you come to mind
But I won’t even take your hand
Because I know that another man
Holds you in his embrace and keeps you by his side

Then silence and perfume on your dress
The room sways a little more, a little less

And I see you at the door and I’m sure I’m in love with you
Who am I talkin’ to?
It was a lifetime ago but I know I’m in love with you
Who am I talkin’ to?

I summon up the tenderness
To smile warmly and I tremble, yes,
While my throat aches
To tell you of my days
I’ll never say I’m sorry
That I hold you captive in my memory
I don’t deserve the place
Your arms make for me

Then silence and perfume on your dress
The room sways a little more, a little less

And I see you at the door and I’m sure I’m in love with you
Who am I talkin’ to?
It was a lifetime ago but I know I’m in love with you
Who am I talkin’ to?

Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synth: Jordan Woods-Robinson
Drums: Colin Robinson

Mixed by: Cory at Lonely Nights Studios

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