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I think every album is allowed one simple acoustic number, so long as the lyric has a true meaning. This song called ‘Pain’ from my ‘Dream Rescuer’ album has a lyric that is personal to me and has such a true meaning. Written it just a few moments on a day I’ll always remember. It sat in the locker for three years until it decided it was ready to be aired. I hope you like it.


The nights are getting longer

Your days are drawing in

You lost the dice roll this time

In a game you could never win


Guilt is loves shadow yet we never forget

From the corner of my eye your silhouette

It was your time and my tears feel like rain

I traded my grief to end all your pain


The game is now over

I’m glad that we played

The wounded heart full of sorrow

Nothing betrayed


Now its official

Now it’s no dream

Always remember nothing is as it seems

It was your time

This short songs for you

To help ease this


If you like the song, maybe you’d like to buy the album. You can listen to the whole album without charge at;

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George Blamey-Steeden

Guitarist / Songwriter from the UK. I have a First-Class BA (Hons) in Creative Music Technology. You check out my music via Bandcamp.

47 thoughts on “PAIN (aka LOVE’S SHADOW)”

      1. Absolutely! Dave Davies has been doing some amazing stuff over the last decade (or two) very spiritual, deep, though provoking music. Check him out, if you haven’t lately. He has been working with his son.

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  1. George, I adore the intro that you wrote. It’s a shame that sometimes the things we hold dear we keep in a dark locker, when really they should see the light of day, when we’re ready of course. In a way it’s a celebration, and while the memories can be bittersweet, I think it’s best to have had them, than to never have had them at all. Beautiful song, a heartfelt composition. Truly special. ~ Feather, Lightfoot & Erniefunkle

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    1. Thank you, Mia. Truly lovely words. If Erniefunkle wasn’t what he is, I think he’d make a fine dog – I’m not sure he’d agree though. Apologies Erniefunkle. Lightfoot must, and is always happy in his own skin. And you’re right, memories are bittersweet things that must be kept sacred.

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  2. Just listened to most of your album and I LOVE it. I was actually surprised at just HOW amazing it is. Dream Rescuer is really catchy but I think my favorite is Rexie Believes in Magic. You really have got something here. I’m gonna try and share it and spread it around as much as I can. Thank you so much for all your support on my lyrics and writing. I have tons and tons of lyrics and I love to sing, but I have no music for any of them, even though it’s always in my head as I’m writing. I would love to know how you create the music.

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    1. Thanks Jon, a magic compliment I truly appreciate. It may sound odd but melody creates itself, I think. Also, when – as I sometimes do – write the lyric before the melody you’ll find that when the melody arrives the lyric is always (generally) subject to a lot of editing. Mostly, or so the ‘experts’ would have you believe, the melody should carry the words. I don’t totally agree with that statement because every artist has his own methods – it would be boring if it wasn’t that way. On my website there is a set of free ‘tasters’ of music sample packs I have made ‘in house’. Basically, they are for electronic musicians and sound artists to play about with, manipulate etc. but you’re more than welcome to download the whole set (I stress, no marketing here, they are 100% free and royalty free also) and see if there’s anything you can use. Best of luck, George

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  3. Without the pain of love — without getting wounded by love — people will not feel how to be human. And hey, then we would not be able to write poetry and songs! So, cheers to all pains we tasted and suffered from loving lol 😛


    1. Thanks. I wonder a lot why sad songs, protest songs are easier to write than happy songs. I guess ‘happy’ is more often indifferent toward creativity than sad or protest. I take your point, it’s a good one.


      1. A decade ago if you tell me a person could cry over a dog, I would have laugh at the idea. Yet, 6 months ago I actually cried over the 2 puppies who stayed with us for 7 months and died at the same day, few hours apart. The other dog cannot deal losing his brother and followed soon. They are people in different form 😉


      2. Hahahaha! I don’t give any prejudice or bias over animals and people — at the core, there is kindness in everyone. Although of course I understand your POV as my cousin always tells me the same thing. And I kind of agree but just the same we cannot lose hope with the humanity.


      3. People are not born evil. Just that sometimes circumstances in life change them. I had been to several countries and in each I find kindness so, yes, at the core, people have kindness and compassion. And no, I am not better than you or anybody else. Let us just say that few circumstances in life changed me into becoming more of a human. Pain either hardens or softens a person. It hardened me at first then softened me later. All are process of growing. Have a wonderful new year Mr. Z and may your business thrive even more in 2018.


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