Day 5

THERE’S CRYING… AND THEN THERE’S CRYING

We sincerely hope you’ve been enjoying your journey through “The Voice of Treason.”

Day Five has arrived!

Remember the old line, “I’d never want to be a member of a club that would have me for a member“? 

Well, what if the focus were on the opposite perspective? “I want so badly to be a part of that club, I’ll do anything to get in“? What if that was the only way to be thought of as being “legit?” Indeed, there are many ways to kill yourself without killing yourself.  

“Hey, we thought ELM TREASON was a feel good groove rock band. What’s gives? Suicide??

A little dab of metaphor will do ya now and again. After all, there’s suicide, and then there’s suicide

JAM BY A THOUSAND TEXTS

But first… We love that face-to-face, knee-to-knee, guitar-to-guitar collaboration time. We work deliciously well that way. Sometimes, however, when creative lightning decides to strike, getting together isn’t possible… so other methods must be employed. Today’s song was written in this way:

THE MUSIC (SONG 5) – “CRY OF A SUICIDAL SINGER”

“Is this the way I get to say I’m the winner?

Written by Andrew Roman and Robert Steel

Produced by Elm Treason

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Realm Tones Music

It was a tragic incident that triggered this song… but like so many tunes, it evolved into something much different than its original inspiration. The title is intriguing enough, but what is it really about? We explain:

“CRY OF A SUICIDAL SINGER” 

(Listen now. Feel it.)

LYRICS


Dance me through the open wound of a hard night that bleeds into the day, one way..

No, let it go.  No, let it go.

Breath collides against the glass from the outside, hands upon the pane with a cold eye.

No, let it go. No, let it go.

(Don’t you ever try to let it go).

Close an eye, suicide, you’re never singing. Still alive, suicide, no rhymes ringing. In my mind, suicide, to believe I’m bringing

all I have and all I am – alive..

What’s the fight? Is there delight from the inside with hands around the pain? In a hole?

No, let it go.  No, let it go.

Is this the way I get to say I’m the winner? Wish you could’ve have known how it goes.

Don’t. Let it go.  Don’t. Let it go.

(Don’t you ever try to let it go).

Close an eye, suicide, you’re never singing. Still alive, suicide, no rhymes ringing. In my mind, suicide, to believe I’m bringing

all I have and all I am – alive..

Lullaby and out of sight as I stumble on the way to fall.  Anyone?

Don’t let me go.  Don’t let me go.

Breath collides upon the ground and I did try,  hands into the sand, and its cold.

No, let it go.  No, let it go.

(Don’t you ever try to let it go).

Close an eye, suicide, you’re never singing. Still alive, suicide, no rhymes ringing. In my mind, suicide, to believe I’m bringing

all I have and all I am – alive..

Dance me ‘neath the open moon of a soft night that slips into the day, one way

Waoh, let it go. Woah, let it go.

(You should let it go).

Woah, let it go.

(You should let it go).

Woah, let it go.

EXTRA EXTRA BONUS CONTENT

Bobby elaborates on the initial inspiration for the song.

Andy elaborates on the writing process.

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Ruth Wirt

It was a sad day when Chris Cornell left us. This is a very sensitive and empathetic song. It seems like John Lennon added his two cents worth too. It’s a beautiful person tribute

Michael Patterson

Beyond Treason, thought provoking, insightful, Shanti

Sonya

Stick a fork in me. I. Am. Done. Is it just me, or did I pick up Neil Yound several times in there? Swear, I was listening, eyes closed, and that’s what I kept thinking, this sounds like some old shit from the Harvest days. Gave me chills. (the good kind) I love the sorrow, and sadness. Its raw, and gritty. Its life man, and, hey, with it comes death, in all forms. Chris was one of my earliest influences. The man was pure talent, with the voice of an angel. This song, tho, just resonates. I absolutely love this track. It gets me. Man, y’all killin this. Killin. It. Going to go listen to it again. All that L.L. from this Missouri girl. ✌❤🤘

Mark Caro

This one has a good “feel” to it.
The “no, let it go” part seems, for me, to have a Danny Elfman vibe.
Good song!
VERY VERY stoked that there is still 5 to come! Keep on writing dudes!

Bobby

it’s astounding how something as shockingly tragic as a suicide can penetrate so deep that the composer’s soul weeps music. When I feel that kind of sadness the first thing I reach for is the guitar. It was so magnificent to see this song develop into what it became. It was a true meeting of two minds, hearts and souls. I feel like Chris’ spirit is in there. For solo I wanted anger, devastation, and yet hope and triumph at the same time. I wanted it to reflect Andy’s gorgeous poetry. Hope everybody really sinks their ears into this one.
E PLURIBUS ULMUS

Kerry Sargeant

Your rating jumped one more for you, I originally gave you three as I don’t like it much. I do like the music but the subject – well – hits home a little. In my life I have encounted 4 people who had taken their own lives one being a family member (my young nephew). It saddens me that we lose such people in our lives and I guess every person who experience suicide always says WHY? If only we knew how people really feel I wonder if we could have prevented such a tragic episode. Anyway you have chosen this song and it is what it is.

Shirley Mason

Brilliant work, very thought provoking and true

Jared Wabeke

Whoa this one hits pretty close to home for me. I’d expand upon this but this isn’t the place. Remember, there’s always someone willing to listen and help

Alice Sullivan

It was a very lovely song, Sincere in a way that touches the heart. Knowing friends that have committed suicide it does touch a cord. The music/song was remarkably done nicely in a mesmerizing way. Thank you for sharing something special. I know Chris Cornell would have loved it. It was made beautifully. Peace to you all everyone.

paul

Just keep getting better

Belle Roman

Love the faster pace melody and all those harmonies! Pretty cool! Another great song by Elm Treason. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Rancine Hathcock

Insightful af!! Yes, yes indeed. Carry on now…
Peace y’all

Rick Pickett

Chris would be pleased, my friends!

Darin stine

My favorite song so far. Nice work guys💯

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