Otti Albietz: Tell Them I Was Here

Bright quirky Spanish-guitar folkish indie, curious vocals. Deft, light & spacious.

RIYL: Sufjan Stevens / Bright Eyes / Rufus Wainwright

0:14/1:20 backing vocals; 0:29 ‘universally speaking I am small’; 0:56 chorus; 2:40 vocal adlibs. ‘Notice me!’

Alternate versions: No Lead Vocal

Energy: medium Pace: midtempo BPM: 138 Explicit: no
Production style: children’s, wildlife, road/quest, drama, family drama, indie film
Mood: bright, deft, expansive, grounded, lightness, mellow, open, organic, quirky, relaxed, soft, spacious, thoughtful
Lyrics:

– Universally speaking I am small, viewed from another star you’d see nothing at all.
– And if our lives were to end right here, our hearts and stories will live longer than that.
 
* Tell them I was here, tell them I was here.
 
– Some save their bodies by staying in line, all of us live with nothing but time.
– And if our lives were to end right here, our hearts and stories will live longer than that.
 
* Tell them I was here, tell them I was here.
* Tell them I was here, tell them I was here.

Instrumentation: acoustic guitar, drumkit, backing vocals, male vocal, electric bass, electric guitar
Subject matter: conformity, self-preservation, smallness, scale, feeling overwhelmed, stories, location/place/here, lost/found, coping, rescue, survival, discovery, being confined, constraint, death/mortality, freedom, nothing, resistance/revolution, being remembered, leaving a mark, obscurity, recognition, endurance, patience, space/universe, stars, body, heart, time, age/youth, ending, future, posterity, waiting
Meter: 4/4 BPM range: 129-140
Genre: Alternative Folk / Singer/Songwriter Style: acoustic, analogue
Publishing rightsholder: Pink Lizard Music Limited Publishing clears through: Pink Lizard Music
Master rightsholder: Otti Albietz under exclusive license to BBE Master clears through: Pink Lizard Music
Composed by: Otti Albietz (PRS) ISRC: GBEQT1203435