Firebird

Listening to White Summer, this song is just meant to be sung by Keith St. John. His classic-oriental-rock-kind of melodies make the song just perfect. The Kingdom Come / Led Zep feel is drippin' all over the place. It's hard to imagine that Keith would not have been on the song, if everything had happened as planned. Since Keith was working on some other songs in the middle of 2019, I approached other singers to do White Summer. It took quite a while to find out it did not work out as I had hoped for, so in October 2019 I more or less begged Keith to do White Summer, after he had finished his other tracks for me. 

 

The basics of White Summer were written during my 2018 summer holiday in Portugal, which was just a very creative period, working everyday on the porch of my apartment by the beach. 'From your mouth' comes from the same sessions, just like some tracks that will see the light of day in the future on a next album or so.

 

Initially the progress was pretty good, with Stéphan Forté doing the guitar solo's early 2019, emphasizing the oriental feel of the song in a great way. This was the last song of the album that was was finished in November 2020. To me this is one of the better tracks of the album!

 

Keith wrote the lyrics of 'White Summer', and it is about a boys realizations of his inner metamorphosis as manhood awakens factions of himself through his discovery of his fated bond with woman.  At the core of all the fire between man and woman (which is seemingly ritualized through "satan's" song)... lies the ultimate peace and the ultimate light.....the "White Summer

 

Lyrics & Vocals: Keith St. John

Guitar Solo's: Gus G.

FIREBIRD

Intro Guitar Solo: Gus G.

 

Take the hole in your heart

and feed your serpent’s red eyes

You wanna unbreak your wings

And rage inside your dirty destiny tonight

 

Fools games, cold chains

Fate’s got your back to the wall

Hellstorm promises torn

Dyin’ when everything falls

But listen close

Cause your mind’s still drivin’ home

 

Your memories drownin’ deep

Forsaken their God

Fallen angels, and witched dance into your fire tonight

 

Fools games, cold chains

Tearing your soul from within

Hellstorm promises torn

Feeling your darkness begin

But listen close

Cause your mind’s still drivin’ home

Still drives you home

 

Guitar Solo: Gus G.

 

Take the hole in your heart

And bleed your love from this life

You wanna spread your new wings

And fly up like a red hot firebird tonight

 

Guitar Solo: Gus G.

 

Rise up and fly

Fly

Fly

 

 

Music: Ron Coolen

Lyrics: Keith St. John

Vocals: Keith St. John

Guitar Solos: Gus G.

Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion: Ron Coolen

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