Song Highlight: Strange Little Secret

[Photo Credit: Tom Swinnen]

[Photo Credit: Tom Swinnen]

This month’s song highlight is “Strange Little Secret”, recorded on David Willersdorf’s “Outside the Inside” album in Nashville.

“Occasionally I find myself writing a very quirky song. I wrote “Strange Little Secret” after watching a television series about people preparing for their perceived doomsday. On one level, the doomsday preppers scared me with their intensity, yet on another level, I was inspired by their focus in collecting canned goods, building robust underground shelters and in preparing for their predicted apocalypse with determination. I hope that it doesn’t come to that, however, I realised that I’m into doomsday prepping in a very light way yet without the associated angst or weaponry. I kind of like canned goods and enclosed, secure spaces. Maybe with a cup of tea and a good book.

“As far as the recording process for the song, once again I brought the elements of the song to producer Rick Price and explained the meaning of the song. Before I knew it, Rick had grabbed a guitar and was dancing around the room, inhabiting the great feel that the song now presents. We added a farfiza organ track by Jimmy Wallace and a truly amazing guitar track by two-time CMA guitarist of the year Rob McNelley. The most fun was in laying down the backing vocal parts with Rick Price and vocal powerhouse Kristen Rogers.”

 

Strange Little Secret

Beginning:

It’s a strange little secret and how ya gonna keep it
I got a funny feeling, you’re gonna be reeling, any day now

Chorus 1:

It’s a strange little secret and how ya gonna keep it
I got a funny feeling, you’re gonna be reeling, Any day now
It’s a strange little heartache, for there’s gonna be an outbreak
So gather up your children, it’s time for redemption
Any day now

Verse 1:

Where you go when the darkness falls
When the evening calls you away
There’s a look there within your eyes
It’ll be a big surprise, come the day

Chorus 2:

It’s a strange little secret and how ya gonna keep it
I got a funny feeling, you’re gonna be reeling, Any day now
It’s a strange little story, your guns and your glory
The sky’s getting dark, better run for your hideout
Any day now

Verse 2:

What’s the word, is it in the skies
When the butterflies are no more
When will you run to that hiding place
Where your treasure waits for your day of doom

Ending:

I got a funny feeling, you’re gonna be reeling, Any day now
I got a funny feeling, you’re gonna be reeling, Any day now…
It’s a strange little secret

Words and Music by David Willersdorf
© 2018 David Willersdorf / Whistletone

 

David Willersdorf is a singer-songwriter, traveller and food and coffee enthusiast

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