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My Distant Star

Hey Girl, You're not fooling me
Hey Girl, you're not the way you seem
So cold, so far away, and so alone.
My Distant Star, That's what you are
My Distant Star, That's what you are

CHORUS:
Please come with me and hold my hand
For I love you, more and more
We could be making love all day
And I'm sure it will be alright
My Distant Star, That's what you are
My Distant Star, That's what you are

Hey girl, why are you teasing me
Hey girl, you surely know by now
That I am so in love with you
My Distant Star, That's what you are
My Distant Star, That's what you are

This song came as a result of a backpacking- holiday that went sort of wrong. Years ago. On Langkawi island, a tropical paradise in Malaysia, there was this beautiful girl who was unfortunately unapproachable. I'd see her every day and yet could not even get to make simple light conversation. To complicate matters, another friend was also enraptured by her. The result is a song of wishful thinking.

a note I made on 28 Sep 2006: I finally got a bass line that works for this song! Was so frustrated yesterday, unable to get the bass in groove. Then this afternoon somehow it came to me to use different grooves for the different sections of the song, but to do that I had to re-do the drums so the bass and drum are grooving together. The song is now shaping up rather well. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

album and amplifier

Musician's notes

This song has some subtle use of extended chords and starts off with a Major7th chord alternating with a min7 to give it a gentle, Caribbean swing. A jazzy twist in the chords' plot, so to speak, occurs when the line "and I'm sure it will feel alright" is sung, on the word "alright" the chord is a 7b9, you hardly ever hear a b9 happening in a song nowadays outside of mainstream jazz, and I can't play mainstream jazz but that 7b9 is absolutely critical to this song here. So if you want to play this song, start by learning this chord!