The New Era Project

Its a Feeling

05:26
Vito Masilotti & The New Era Band Project
01/20/2009
Vito Masilotti

Story

This song was sort of like written in the style of Motown, with some parts being reminiscent of the musical group, "Chicago". Yet, it is also sort of written in the same vein, lyrically, as the song: "Oh No!" Where I take a chance and attempt to describe, for personal reasons, how a certain situation had affected my life, in more ways then one. Especially, in the area of relationships, and the people I care (or cared) about...

Much of the song is based on fact. However, I had to take some liberties with certain wording, in order to finish the song. For example, only so many words rhyme with "together." eg. "Together, forever", etc. I mention this, so as to prevent any mis-understanding, when one comes to that particular passage in the tune, which sort of like needed a fill-in word to match the melody. I mean, there are allot of songs like that. It's kind of no big deal. (However, the negative situation I was attempting to desribe, was!) And whereas, in most normal situations, the average listener would never even give it a second thought. But what "I WAS" attempting to convey, as should come across in other parts of the song, is the fact, that this was not your "run of the mill", "normal" situation. Yet, such is the dilema of the songwriter; Fully aware that there are going to be those individuals who may (even deliberately, want to) read (and twist) the meaning of a song that the songwriter never intended to convey, anyway. And, which may ironically, prove my point, about what the song was sort of initially about, in the first place; Is why I thought this was important to note, as far as in relation to how I am as a person, and what I was really attempting to convey in the lyrics, by sort of like creating an abstract story-line, that was never-the-less based on a real life situation, and experience, that turned out to be pretty weird, and difficult to describe. (Or, even really wanted to describe. But, for some reason, still felt sort of like compelled to write it. And yet, still being at a loss for words). Very difficult to explain. Although, I know what I mean. And, this is getting way too personal. But, I took a chance in putting this song out there as well, to sort of like document the experience, for several reasons. So, this song also turned out to be one of the tunes directly related to the "Theme" album concept of: "The Walkersville Sessions" CD. And, indicative of the unusual profile of the area, around where these events took place. (Hence, the title to the album, itself). Although, I do have to say, that I know there were good people there, as well. Such is the difficulty describing what I was trying to describe. Where I instinctively knew what was going-on, wanted to document it in song, but (once again) had to be somewhat vague (because of the unusual nature of the matter, and really not wanting to come across in a certain way that is really not me). Because, to be quite frank, I still had to live there. It was difficult, man. (And a real challenge). Let's put it that way. And yet, it's sort of like a mystery, in a way...

I will have to leave it at that, for now. But, with all these things said however, I will take a chance and say, that one still has to remember that this is the particular area to where they had traced the anthrax murders! So, "everything is relative". And, I am definately cut from a different cloth. Call me funny that way. Wow!!!

Definitely, like something right out of a Stephen King flick, for sure. Incredible story...

So, consider it like another Steven King song, that probably should have been more like a Heavy Metal track, musically. Let's leave it at that, for now. O.K.? Because, there is really allot more to it, that I definately cannot get into here; That, without intentionally trying to sound condescending, most people couldn't even begin to grasp. Even I found it difficult to believe. Let's put it that way...

But, because of the somewhat unconventional nature of some of the lyrics, I felt the need to at least try to put in some linear notes here, in an attempt to clarify things, so as not to give the wrong impression, and minimize any misunderstanding. And, to not come across in the wrong way, that is really not reflective of me as a person, in some parts of the wording; which are sort of like written in the abstract, to begin with...

That goes for some of the other tracks from "The Walkersville Sessions" album in particular, as well. Other, then writing the usual story behind the recording, where I just happen to put in some linear notes, in the first place. For whatever it's worth. Especially, since I prefer not to get too personal, to begin with...

Note: And of course, as I mention here, and in the linear notes on some of the other tracks, (and as is the case with many of the other songs here) some of the wording in the lyrics may not necessarily be indicative of my own feelings per se', but at certain parts in the song, they were written in such a way as to make them flow better, and to create a story-line...

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