Song #5 – Work to Believe – February *FREE TRACK*

Soon after I wrote this song, I knew it would quickly become one of my long time favorites.  Something happens when I write a song that really resonates with me… It bounces and bounces around in my head for days, whenever I pick up my guitar to sing it’s that song which comes to my fingers and throat.  “Work to Believe” is a vote of encouragement to both myself and to the struggling people in this world, the ones who have hope and really try to do well by others but also for those of us who wish to achieve great things in this world.  It is quite different in this recorded version from it’s original acoustic incarnation.  On a technical side, it was a very challenging production for me because I’ve never recorded or mixed live drums before.  (I read something this morning that said something like “jump off a cliff and build your wings on the way down”.  Seemed suiting.)  Devon Tramell played the kit on this one.  In addition to Devon drumming, Rick Snell played mandolin, Shaun Jones played electric guitar and Laura Lee Jones did some vocals.  Thanks all!  Feel free to give it a listen and comment on what you think!

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WORK TO BELIEVE – SETH FAERGOLZIA  © ⓟ 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Taking myself back again

So hard.  It takes work to maintain who I am

In this world where humans consume everything

I overeat, I take the drugs, I live the same as anyone

I watch TV, I fantasize, I let my eyes glaze over and over

over and over

 

It takes work to believe in yourself, I believe in me

It takes work to believe in yourself, I believe in you

It takes work to hold onto the spirit inside

It takes work, just hold on and you will arrive

 

Turning back into myself

Turning back into myself again

Turning back into myself again despite what the world would want me to do

I’m dreaming out loud from my heart

I’m dreaming out loud what my heart would want

I’m dreaming and making what my heart would want me to do.

 

It takes work to believe in yourself, I believe in me

It takes work to believe in yourself, I believe in you

It takes work to hold onto the spirit inside

It takes work, just hold on and you will arrive

 

I’m working to save my own life

I’m working to save my own life

I’m working to brighten the lives all around me

I’m working to waste not

Don’t want not don’t waste it, it’s life.

Songs #2, #3 and #4!!

Songs 2-4 of the #100songs subscription project:

#2 WAIT FOR THE BEEP

#3 MARIMBA PROJECT

#4 WIGGLE WHILE YOU WALK

These songs are complete and available by clicking HERE!

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Song #1 of Seth’s Song-a-Week project is here!

Yep, that’s right, it has begun. I have completed my first track for the Song-a-Week project for 2015. This one is called “Stars On the Pavement.”

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This one is part of a series.  I started writing some three-song-songs in which I made a long background on which to put my lyrics and melodies, then wrote three separate songs over the background.  This could be likened to making a giant collage, cutting it into pieces and using the collage as a backdrop for three separate paintings.  I’m very happy with how this one turned out.  It just gets better and better as it goes.  This month I will release the full series in three pieces.  At the end of the musical series, I will do a remix of all the best pieces of the three and present a brand new track from the three.  I will also be sending subscribers the full length version along with the short ones.  This first track is a gift to everyone!  The rest can be accessed by subscribers only.  Click here to Subscribe.

Stars On the Pavement

Where are you going to, my god?  When are we going to align?

I make a forest for you, path lined with wild flowers, took a million hours and a quadrillion dollars

I sing a chorus for you in the forest that I made.  I use the birds to sing, the wind and everything, oh

 

I see you ride across the night sky, hand in a bottle, a message to everyone that you won’t let us down, no.

 

It’s not the end of the world, maybe the end of our humanity, but to be is neverending temporary

Maybe just a habit to be, maybe this is nothing to me . . .

 

I played my part, I made a forest on your land.  I nurtured it, covered seeds in soil with my own hands

and when it’s time to go, and then I’m planted in the ground, the leaves and dust will play, and I will lay without a sound

 

There aren’t many, not many left of us  1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1

 

I see you ride across the night sky, hand in a bottle, a message to everyone that you won’t let us down.

Stars on the pavement, I’m pacing the waves of it traveling the speed of life which is faster than light.

The speed of life is faster than light.

Seth’s new subscription service is finally here!

Seth’s new site and 100 New Songs Subscription Service

2015 marks Seth Faergolzia’s 20th year as a recording & touring musician.  A great milestone.  During this year Seth will finish up his “100songs” project and release it one brand new song per week via subscription service.   Fans can subscribe for as little as one dollar a month and get new material before the work goes public!

Over the last 4 months, Seth has been writing like mad to complete 100songs, almost one song per day, from simple guitar and voice, to super dense loops and soundscapes to electronically produced weird pop tracks.  Now that they are done, he will record, produce, mix and release them, one brand new track every week!  100songs narrowed down to the best 50.  After that, subscribers can vote to decide which of those 50 songs gets put onto an album at the end of the year.  You get to help choose how the work is portrayed!

There is a “members only” blog where you’ll get a peek into the life and creative process;  you’ll even get to put in your opinions on how it all pans out.

By subscribing, it will be like days of old when kingdoms would act as patrons to gifted creators but way cooler because we’re all real people!  No king, no permissions to ask, just pure creation.   This is like giving an artist a salary.  Predictable income means focus upon the writing and production in order to really make a masterpiece (or two or three or five or ten!)  We hope you will support this in any way you can.

Endless thanks as always,
Seth and Crew