But my heart longs to surrender not to starve again bitter in my chest
Flame is a very old song mine but it’s becoming new as I revisit it. It was included in my first demo “I steal the leaves” back in 2002. Curiously it was born as an acoustic guitar song during College and it later on a pop-rock experiment (a genre that I don’t feel very comfortable with). The original version became popular online enough back in those days to still appear in some guitar tab websites (even if I don’t play much guitar myself). It was a fancy find though.
Old… but new. It’s a song about contradictions after all
I recently recorded Flame again from scratch with a brand new different vibe, sort of oriental sometimes and very folk. More fitting with my “ethereal” fantasy style, I haven’t finished production, but it will feature flutes, harp, dulcimer among other instruments. I have recorded some scenes for small video too and I hope to finish it too and share soon.
All the pictures used are “behind the scenes” photos while filming the video for Flame last December. I just realized I just need to sit down and edit.
Flame acoustic piano version
LIVE, ONE TAKE… my performance is very humble just me and my piano, minimal acoustic version but I hope you enjoy it. I am encouraged to share the folk version soon but meanwhile this is just me, one take last week at my studio, just a voice and the keys… There are a few hurried notes here and there but I hope you don’t mind 🙂
The song is full of contradictions… ice and fire… hot and cold…
We yearn for love, sometimes it hurts, sometimes it’s raging fire, sometimes it makes us shiver…
Love is everything
I am burning in the flames of love and that’s the way you chill me to the bone
It’s so cold when North wind blows
Bringing hail and pearls of frost
That’s the way that you do chill me to the bone
Fear the dark when the moon hides
All its beams behind the clouds
That’s the way I fear when you are not around
This could be hell, this could be heaven
It could be both it could be neither
But my heart longs to surrender
Not to starve again
Bitter in my chest
Could it be?
Could it be that
I am burning in the flames of love?
I am burning in the flames of love
Oh I am burning
Oh I burn
In the flame of love
But that’s the way that you do chill me to the bone
But that’s the way that you chill me…
singer-songwriter & illustrator