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United Dictators of Mars
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Music: Mody, Words: Harris

United Dictators of Mars - Questions for God
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Whispered thoughts. Breathing life with but a softly spoken word.
Unaware. Beauty seeks to find a passage into light.
Always forgiving And giving beyond any expectation.
Beaming rays. The light which radiates from beneath the skin.

Patiently. A loving soul in waiting for its destiny.
Captive heart. Forever crying out to one who holds the key.
Never pretending And asking nothing in return of giving.
Selfless plight. Pushing pain aside to fulfill the dream.

Slow in time. Like passing grains that trickle through the hour glass.
Lonely night. Dreaming of the life that lies within reach.
Spoken Light. A gentle voice so soft and full of love.


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Tom Mody song liner notesThis was the first song recorded once it was determined that we were doing an acoustic album since Towers was originally recorded for the "Questions for God" album. I'd had an acoustic guitar for about 5 years but this was really the only full song I had created on it- and really it's just a repeating 3 segment piece but I always knew I'd use it at some point. I recorded what I thought were the scratch tracks to give to Jeff so he could make a vocal arrangement. He came back and edited a few measures or extended a few measurers to his liking which we easily do digitally and the arrangement was done. I then went back and re-recorded the tracks only to realize the original scratch tracks sounded great. I never really considered they were good until I assessed and compared so that's what's on the song. I like this song for the different arrangement of it not having a real definitive verse, bridge, chorus pattern but just being 3 segments with a deviation at the end. I did write a chorus for it but Jeff didn't sing anything there so it's just an open and airy musical piece that is set up nicely by the whistleing synth background melody. For all the more grand arrangements and thought and work that went to many of these songs it's likely this simple piece sung with Jeff's relaxed and beautiful melody will be the most liked and appreciated. The true singer/songwriter vibe that was my original intent when starting this project.


Jeffrey Harris song liner notes

Okay, so I had the pleasure of incorporating my ½ cents worth to this piece. Back in the creative grove again, I wanted to add something simplistic yet deep and moving. The lyrical content is about a lady who is so loving and so caring that she sacrifices everything for those she loves and cares for. All she has to do is whisper one word on the ear and as it gently rolls off her lips it is transformed into more life and joy than anyone could imagine. Her beauty is much more than skin deep. She will wait patiently for her soul mate and defend him no matter what the reason. She is willing to wait patiently until the end of time if  need be to be with her soul mate. This is the lady that I have been looking for all my life… The music for this piece is perfectly fluid and was awe inspiring for me yet again to virtually effortlessly let the vocal melody just flow from my soul. It is probably my favorite piece musically, lyrically and vocally on AD.


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