Free me

by Ash Osgood Amateur

Free me

by Ash Osgood | Amateur

SONG LYRICS

Like a knock on the door
I hear you now
I hear you now

Unchanging melody
Still and all
You’re only waiting
You’re only waiting

Like a fire in the sky
I see you now
You’re only falling
You’re only falling

“Free me, free me”

With a steel to the soul
I feel you now
I’m only bleeding

Like a siren at sea
You’re only screaming
I hear you now
I hear you now

“Free me, free me”
“Free me, free me”

DESCRIPTION
This is a very deep and emotional song, essentially about the controversial subject of euthanasia. While aimed at the moral dilemma surrounding human euthanasia, the song was actually inspired by my pet cat of 17 years, Raff; after contracting feline leukaemia virus, he became ill very quickly, and in such a short time, he was so sick he would struggle to drink water or even move. Anyone with any empathy could clearly see that he just wanted to go to sleep. Although the act of euthanising him was the single most painful thing I've ever had to do, it was unquestionably the right thing to do. We are, as humans, allowed to show mercy to our animal companions, but the same kindness cannot be extended to our fellow human beings, because of laws pertaining to morals and peoples ongoing belief in the word of God. This song is designed to not only express my emotion at the still painful memory of my beloved Raff (it was very difficult to sing as I became quite upset), but also to draw the listener in to feeling the distress from the point of view of both the patient, and the person in charge of the decision to "let them go" if it were legal to do so. All instruments are recorded by myself. The treated kick drum is designed to emulate the slow, steady beat of a heart, the vocals were recorded and then digitally lowered by a semitone to give a more deep, rich and mournful sound, and there is a metronome which comes in about half way through to exaggerate the passing of time, until the end of the song when the patients final breath is exhaled. The song is still a demo, and you can hear some background television noise in some parts of the song.
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