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Train of the Nightingale

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This song came to me in a rather vivid dream and so I had to put into some kind of musical format. I envisioned a rather progressive electronica track as I worked on it, so it is a bit longer than I'm used to, but it seems to work.

So now after many feverish hours I present you the tale of the Train of the Nightingale. May its story-song charm you as it charmed my dreams.

Myths state that when the nightingale travels south for the winter they always follow the same path every year.

Well this myth begins of how a conductor gave birth to one nightingale's flight.

The train conductor living in the north, discovered a young fledging nightingale that fell off it's nest near the train station. Taking pity and knowing the bird would not survive the coming winter, the conductor took the small bird into his train engine and traveled his yearly southern route.

By the time the conductor reached the end, the young nightingale had gained in strength to finally fly on it's own. So the conductor set the bird free and thought nothing more of his deed. But he was due for a surprise the next coming winter. When the conductor began his annual trip to the south, he saw a young nightingale had perched inside his engine cabin, waiting for him. The bird remained with him for the entire trip, flying and singing away.

And so it continued for a few years until one day the nightingale stopped appearing. The conductor was saddened that his musical friend might of died. But to his surprise one year later, as he left the station to travel south, he saw many nightingales flying outside his moving train engine, following him with wing and birdsong.


You just keep on chuggin' don't you?

Yet again, fabulous work on this song. Although I'm not to into techno songs, the story you put along with this really touched it off. Even though the bass drum beat needs to quiet down a bit, this song doesn't really have anything wrong with it. Everything is upbeat and...spunky! By the way, was the story along with this dreamed by you, or did you just now make it up? Good job, 'matey.
---The Fair Reviewer---

ProfessorMordarm responds:

The myth is a mix from my dream and an old tale my mother used to tell me when I was a young child. I only remember bits and pieces of it but the main hero is a nightingale who learns to fly by a wandering priest. This is jut my own modern retelling of said tale.

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4.14 / 5.00

Nov 8, 2008
8:14 AM EST
File Info
6.4 MB
6 min 59 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.