18/12/2014

Massive Attack's 'Teardrop' - for tonight


 Digging old sound:

 Heatbeat and melody. The sense of a mourning...





 "Teardrop" was first developed from a simple harpsichord riff picked out in the studio in April 1997. 

 Robert Del Naja and Grantley Marshall wanted Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins to record the vocals, feeling her ethereal style suited the mournful melody and feel of the piece.

  Fraser wrote the song's lyrics. While recording the song on May 29th, 1997, she found out that her once-close friend, Jeff Buckley had drowned. "That was so weird ... I'd got letters out and I was thinking about him. That song's kind of about him – that's how it feels to me anyway."

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TEARDROP

Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
Fearless on my breath
Gentle impulsion
Shakes me, makes me lighter
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Night, night after day
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my...

Water is my eye
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Of a confession
Fearless on my breath
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

You stumble in the dark
You stumble in the dark




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