Magpie

200% Owned © Performed & Written by Brad Peterson
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Genre: Indie Rock / Indie Pop / Alternative
Description: Imagine a spooky and dramatic title sequence placed in the lake district of England on a wet and foggy day
Tempo/ Key: Mid – 80 bpm /  G minor
Keywords: Harmochord, upright, piano, music box, choir, attic, basement, superstition, haunting
Moods: Epic, Adventurous, Bold, Confident, Wonder, Powerful, Majestic, Grand, Anthemic, Dreamy, spooky, soulful, groove, mysterious, driving, bombastic, hypnotic
Style-similar-to: Jeff Buckley, The Beach Boys, Radiohead

Notes: Throughout Britain, it’s thought unlucky to see a lone magpie and there are a number of beliefs about protocol. This perhaps draws its root from an old rhyme” “One for sorrow, Two for joy…”. I’ve seen many magpies in my journeys and tried to respectfully depict them with these ghostly arrangement and lyrics. I’d been using a lot of mallets with my drums and lush vocal choir arrangements at the time.

Lyrics:
I saw the flash of black and white
from my peripheral sight
there flown the lone magpie
so we paused and we salute
for the omen posing bad fortune
and away he flies
good morning general
how’s your wife today
we’re both flying solo
kingly woe obey
for a secret never to be told
I’ve been one for sorrw
if I’m to tell the truth
in all these years, but few
oh and too the joy I’ve seen
in the moments inbetween
so far and few
morning general
how’s your lady-wife today
we’re both flying solo
kingly woe obey
for the secret never to be told
in the distance glimmering
glints and catches my eye
illusively shimmering
winging the lone magpie
I saw the flash of black and white
from my peripheral sight
there flown the lone magpie
so we paused and we salute
for the omen posing bad fortune
and away he flies
good morning general
how’s your wife today
we’re both flying solo
kingly woe obey
for a secret never to be told

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