Yes, I like it like that. I’m hearing “That’s the Way of the World” in my head from working on a quick mastering of a live song version recorded by my students yesterday of “Stuffed”, a great band of musicians in the Bay Area/SF. Their saxophonist, guitarist, and keyboardist provide lead lines in lieu of a vocalist, so the song stayed with me this morning as I wafted about my pad on my first day of Spring Break.
Ahhhh, feels good to relax.
Thank you Charles Stepney, Maurice White and Verdine White for a beautiful song. The lyrics resonate with me this day.
I tried a little a capella verse and chorus of my own:
I’m using Pro Tools with the Focusrite Liquid 56 Saffire audio interface set to a couple of interesting mic preamp emulations. My trusty (and favorite) Audio Technica AT4050 provides the transducer of my voice to electrical signal flow and I’ve wrapped it up in a pretty Waves Abbey Road EMI TG12345 plate reverb with the addition of Schoeps Particles on the master bus.
Take you high and higher to the world you belong
Hearts of fire creates love desire
High and higher to your place on the throne
Sing our message loud and clear
Looking back, we’ve touched on sorrowful days
Future pass, they disappear
You will find peace of mind
If you look way down in your heart and soul
Don’t hesitate ’cause the world seems cold
Stay young at heart, ’cause you’re never, never old
Plant your flower and you grow a pearl
Child is born with a heart of gold
Way of the world makes his heart so cold
High and higher to the world you belong
Hearts of fire love desire
High and higher, yeah yeah yeah