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#1164676 - 05/26/20 11:24 AM The High and the Holy  
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The High and the Holy
Verse
The high and the holy still walk these halls
As dark figure in ghostly robes.
They chant incantations they sing for god
Hide their secrets in crypts of stone.
Pre chorus
The cathedral, their palace.
Their ally is sin.
Their promises the last hope
For desperate men.
Chorus
The high and the holy, the high and the holy.
Their only god was gold.
Verse
They spellbind the masses ransom their souls.
They sell them salvation for gold.
The high and the holy they wear a crown
With emeralds and precious stones.
Pre Chorus
The cathedral, their palace.
Their ally is sin.
Their promises the last hope
For desperate men.
Chorus
The high and the holy, the high and the holy.
Their only god was gold.
Bridge
Along came science, down came the walls.
Now only their ghosts walk these old halls.
Verse
The high and the holy still walk these halls
As dark figure in ghostly robes.
They chant incantations they sing for god
Hide their secrets in crypts of stone.
Pre Chorus
The cathedral, their palace.
Their ally is sin.
Their promises the last hope
For desperate men.
Chorus
The high and the holy, the high and the holy.
Their only god was gold.


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#1164680 - 05/26/20 02:42 PM Re: The High and the Holy [Re: ckiphen]  
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I'm beating a dead horse, but what is this about?


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#1164682 - 05/26/20 04:49 PM Re: The High and the Holy [Re: ckiphen]  
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The papacy in europe before the Renaissance.


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#1164689 - 05/26/20 05:52 PM Re: The High and the Holy [Re: ckiphen]  
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You might wanna put that in the lyric. Think of a hook, then write TO the hook.


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https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

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2) Teenage Graceland

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6) My One True Love
#1164692 - 05/26/20 07:33 PM Re: The High and the Holy [Re: ckiphen]  
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I got what it was about easily enough, Carroll. Couch may have been being deliberately obtuse or distracted by the effort of abusing his horse. I like it, but I'm not sure who would want to perform it. It's kind of a protest song about a situation from centuries ago. Its lack of current relevance might be a problem.

#1164730 - 05/27/20 06:03 PM Re: The High and the Holy [Re: ckiphen]  
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I wasn't being deliberately anything but looking at this lyric ( and others by the same author) with a view to whether they could make a song someone would enjoy hearing.

There are several things you have to do for this to happen. At the top is meter...this is poorly metered and would be hard to
compose a strong melody for, demonstrated by what's in the mp3 section.

You also need a relatable hook and vss that support it. If you wanna be artsy, fine. But you'll need stronger imagery than what's here to carry a good weird song.

What I'm saying is basic.


Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love
#1164760 - 05/28/20 10:47 AM Re: The High and the Holy [Re: ckiphen]  
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Forgive me my indulgence . i was a History teacher. Sometimes i don't care if they become a song or not. I heard an instramental by a friend of mine titled buried cathederals and the words popped in my head.


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