The Mighty Castoff

Welcome to another weekly installment of “Free Tune Friday.” To hear last week’s tune and other past entries, click HERE.

After a week of Ecuadorian weather, we finally have a dry summer evening. Perfect for this week’s song. Not a heck of a lot to say about this one. A little Yo La Tengoish in its own way, with some nice mellow distortion and dreamy lyrics that paint a portrait of someone I’ve long forgotten, if they were ever real at all. I love the guitar line at the end. A little clarion call for those starry-misty summer nights.


The Mighty Castoff

The starlight casts shadows on your brain.
From your eyes it comes back out again.
The sunrise fights to feel the same
Horizon to hold onto.

I know the time; it feels right: goodbye.

In your mind, decisions can come true,
While your lies strive to make you new.
You try to seem the soldier-child of pain,
But your smile creeps back again.

I know that smile; you can’t hide: goodbye.
I know the time; it feels right: goodbye.

To listen to this tune, click HERE. To download, right-click on the link and select “Save Link As.” For best results, apply headphones. Thanks for listening! Be sure to come back for next Friday’s installment…

(Written, performed, and recorded by David Stahler Jr. All rights reserved.)