Ashton Allen

Monday 30 May, 2011 at 8:50 am

Overproduction is one of the main reasons most of the music that’s released nowadays sounds the way it does (terrible). Production is a very good way to disguise bad songs or recycled ones- that’s why 99% of the artists who are currently dominating the charts release songs with biblical size productions that sound like 20 producers tortured them in the studio for a year. Great songs don’t need a huge production. They can shine even in their stripped-down form. Take a listen to Dewdrops by singer/songwriter Ashton Allen. Guitar + vocals. That’s it. This is the result:

Dewdrops

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Lyrics

An ordinary servant with a most peculiar task
An obvious decision I was too afraid to ask
You’ve given me this bowl of water
Vision is much clearer when the dew is on the ground
Well, just the other morning there was not a drop that I had found
I think it’s time for me
To put this drop on a shelf
And keep it there forever
Right beside my former self
Now my face is on the floor and I’m asking you once more
To show to me a sign so I’ll know that it’s divine
A bowl that is full of water
Don’t let your anger burn against me, answer my request
Does she think I’m out of line here cause I’ve put you to the test?
Miracles- they happen every day
I think it’s time for me
To put this drop on a shelf
And keep it there forever
Right beside my former self

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