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Burnt Orange-Black

"This is one of those songs that has that timeless ring to it. Slow, languid, but powerful, with a set of changes you could jam all night on. But... Howard said, 'It's no single,' and we agreed. Not that every song has to be a single, mind you, but 'single' here is code word for' it could be better,' or 'this idea has more potential that it's showing.' With that I tried adding a stuttering guitar figure, and presto! Change-o! We at least had something that sounded radio-worthy, which is funny considering the staccato stuff was the only change. Shows you how thin the premise is a good song vs a great one." -BC, SP Nexus 2014-04-02

 

Lyrics

There was a time I've laughed
Was a time I've cried
You didn't want me back
You didn't want me back

While the others burnt black
While the others burnt black
While the others burnt black
While the others burnt black
While the others burnt black

I used to be so nice
And there were days that I was cruel
You didn't want me ripe
You didn't want me ripe

While the others burnt black
While the others burnt black
While the others burnt black
While the others burnt black

Let the others burn black
?????
It used to be ????

Let the others burn black
Let the others burn black
Let the others burn black
Let the others burn black

Let the others burn black
Let the others burn black
Let the others burn black
Let the others burn black

 

Notes

Song discussed on the official SP site in spring 2014, possibly slated for one of the 2 albums planned for 2015, but later "cougared" (marked for non-inclusion). Above lyrics from 2014-08-30 Ravinia performance.



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