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Forever is a Long Time (September Remix)

by Brad Peterson

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Written and recorded in a garden shed in the brilliant cinematic colors of September, with its long light through tall pines, aromatic redolence, and melodious chorus of nature that seems to sing tales of long forgotten secrets. There is something mystical about this time of year when the veil between light and dark, past and present, the terrestrial and the celestial wears thin. Our minds are free to wander and reflect. “Forever is a Long Time” is an unrestricted journey through the sublime -like a childhood daydream. There’s also a sense of melancholy as one ponders the shortened days ahead -coupled with a sense of loss of the bright days; I ponder my own mortality. These concepts combine into a complex feeling for which the English language has no exact words. Perhaps this song was my exercise to bond with nature and accept my autumn days as a human being -while trying to let go of regret, what might have been, and what will never be again.

Genre : Americana, Alternative, Adult Alternative, Indie, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Alt-Folk, Rock
BPM: 103
Key: D Major
ISRC: QZAMM1940447
UPC: 193339438467
ISWC: T9203194927

Keywords: nostalgic, dreamy, contemplative, epic, hypnotic, surreal, autumn, drone, equinox, acoustic,

Listen if you like: Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Ray LaMontagne, David Gray, Joshua Radin, Joe Purdy, Peter Bradley Adams, The Weepies, Alexi Murdoch, William Fitzsimmons, Matt Costa, Mason Jennings, Blind Pilot, Iron and Wine, Nathaniel Rateliff, José González, Glen Hansard, S. Carey

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in chorus of the dawn's song is a pause
comes a memory of the days gone -then it's lost
i open up my eyes
content yet mystified
and we'll ride into the long light with a whimsical tune
flecks of red and gold that burn bright will be gone soon
charcoal written secrets in words that don't exist
though it isn't known
maybe it's this here
a clearing in the pines
empyrean skies
sleeping dogs that lie
a word to nullify
a soothing anodyne
and forever is a long time


released September 18, 2020
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Brad Peterson Chicago, Illinois

The word ‘maverick’ gets thrown around a lot; politicians, cowboys, designers and others have all been labeled as such when a soul sets itself apart from the mean in order to find out what is truly possible. Singer/songwriter Brad Peterson exemplifies the ethos of the independent, intrepid musician better than almost anyone. ... more

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