Marmalade Coast

Noodling with chords I found myself playing a strange jazz progression. I spent some time noodling with a melody, da da da-ing it. Listened to it on repeat for a few hours one day while I read.

The next night doing the dishes, I opened the tea cabinet and smelled the Earl Grey, which in our house means you’re having marmalade whether you want it or not. Flashes of a night drive from Sacramento to Mendocino with my wife sparked more words and out it came.

Lyrics

earl grey and marmalade toast
drive up the coast
see where it ends
wearing our marmelade coats
sharing our notes
with a few friends

we build a crackling fire
funeral pyre
see where it ends
we fill the sunset with stars
we spend the hours
with a few friends

misty wet mountains
the ocean below
staring at stars in our sky
misty wet mountains
will stay when we go
staring at stars in the sky

slip through the mist like a ghost
marmalade coast
with a few friends
we build a funeral pyre
slip down the wire
see where it ends

misty wet mountains
the ocean below
staring at stars in our sky
misty wet mountains
will stay when we go
staring at stars in the sky

drive up the marmalade coast
with a few friends
see where it ends

Performance Notes

A7 Dmaj7 C6

played as E7 Amaj7 open with capo 5



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