Day 7

NIGHT NIGHT

Thanks for checking out today’s act of treason! It’s Lucky Number Day Seven! 

Those moments between the end of the day and our transition into slumber are negotiated in different ways: counting sheep… reading ’til sleep… sipping hot milk… swallowing a pill… 

Whatever your way to surrender the day, that’s okay. 

On this matter, we’ve nothing to say.

Some of most universally known pieces of music – besides “happy birthday” – are bedtime melodies like “Rock-a-bye-baby,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...” so on.

Sometimes a voice – even one of treason – can be something like a whisper. 

THE MUSIC (SONG 7) – “FIREFLY”

“Shine tonight, above my head, around my bed..

Written by Andrew Roman and Robert Steel

Produced by Elm Treason

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Realm Tones Music

Today’s voice invites you to dream… with childlike scenes, soft and serene… Where the lulling is cool, the feeling is warm… Cradled and stable and  sheltered ’til dawn… Here’s the story of an Elm Treason lullaby:

“FIREFLY”

(Listen now. Dream onward!)

LYRICS


Firefly, firefly in the night with the yellow, with the yellow, with the yellow light.

How I’d like to watch you shine tonight. Shine tonight.

Firefly, firefly in the night with the yellow, with the yellow, with the yellow light.

How I’d like to watch you shine tonight. Shine tonight.

Shine tonight, over my head, around my bed.

Shine tonight, over my head, around my bed.

Where you are, blinking star. Where you are, don’t go far.

Firefly, firefly in the night with the yellow, with the yellow, with the yellow light.

How I’d like to watch you shine tonight. Shine tonight.

Shine tonight, over my head, around my bed.

Shine tonight, over my head, around my bed.

Where you are, blinking star. There you are, don’t go far.

Firefly, firefly in the night with the yellow, with the yellow, with the yellow light.

Shine on tonight.

 

Bobby explains how and why the instrumentation and arrangement matters on this song.

Andy talks about mixing for that lullabye effect.

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RD Hannah

I like this. Very ingenious!!!
Quirky. Lol.

Bobby

This is one of those songs that exists as a sanctuary from that mad mad world; the frenzied pace, deadlines, problems and pressures of life. I listen to it myself to get into a calm state to sleep at night. It’s simple yet complex. It sings of a firefly, but on a deeper level it exudes a parent’s love for a child. And it’s got a bassoon in it! How can you beat that?
May it become your sanctuary as well.
E PLURIBUS ULMUS.

Mark Caro

Beautiful!
Everything about it!
Well done!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Last edited 14 days ago by Mark Caro
Ruth Wirt

Such a beautiful and complex song for a simple lullaby. It’s beautiful. Bobby I bet you are a great teacher. You really describe elements of the song well. You take a real world thing and make it a song. It’s the same with the Q train. I took that ride. I didn’t take a nap after listening though. Thank you for the tranquility.

Ted Koch

Continuing to totally dig it!!!☝❤🌍✌🎼🎵🎶🎵🎶🎶🎶

Sonya

Oh, my….
I gotta say. I might just fall in love with this lullaby. (They’re a guilty pleasure) I’m a terrible insomniac and as soon as I put this on, my earbuds exploded with the sounds of the night, all around me. How delightful! I felt transported back to my great granny’s summer porch, sleeping on an old feather bed, those sounds all around, the smell of fresh cut grass, and honeysuckle fresh in the air. Bobby, I imagine you’re an exemplary teacher. You have a remarkable gift of description, to transference, it really blows my mind. I guess y’all really DID bring the noise, after all, Andy. Fantastic job. It’s simple, and sweet. I adore it. Loud love from ya girl over in the midwest. ✌❤🤘

Kerry Sargeant

Your rating bar is bias.lol. Um yes ok- arhh my kids are about to have kids so there is a plus for me, as for kids when mine started answering me back I lost all enthusiasm I sorry to say. It has taken me until – well – recently to start having tolerance with teen agers , babies on the other hand , love them , I mean I go clucky. So since finally I may become a grandfather I concede. This is a great lullaby, I’ll use it. Promise.
As for your colour yellow, I had just come back from a time away in the bush to visit a old friend of mine. I had rarely seen fireflies all through my life (we do have them, maybe yellow as well) but the first night I go to bed, turned of the light and – Man — I had ten or so fireflies in the room with a bright red light. Fabulous I was like a kid I tell ya, didn’t go to sleep for ages. Firefly shine on tonite.

Shirley Mason

Love this reminds me of the Beatles

Joe Zwifalt

This!!!!!

Alice Sullivan

This was done so intimately. It has everything you mentioned in it. The feeling is one of dreamy, sleepy, excitement of being ready to catch your dreams in the night. I really enjoyed this melody. You gave spark to a new song so brilliantly. Thank you for the share.

Rick Pickett

My Brothers, I must say that I hear a wonderful mix of Beatles and CSN&Y in this wonderfully written and composed masterpiece! If I had 10 thumbs, they would all be pointing up!

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