THE CURSE FROM THIS DAY FORWARD AND ON TILL ETERNITY YOU WILL BE CURSED WITH LONELINESS AND DESPAIR YOU MUST SEARCH FOREVER FOR A LOVE THAT'S TRUE UNTIL THE DAY HE FINDS YOU YOU WILL NEVER BE FREE VERSE 1 Confined to a wretched rock By an ancient curse Singing your seductive song Wrecking all who've heard You know no touch or kiss No honest man's true faith To free you from the curse You need a mortal's embrace
VERSE 2 Every man who hears you Is seduced by your charms But a strong an' honest man Can get to you unharmed A man who's pure of heart Someone you can believe I'll never give you up Just put your faith in me CHORUS Sing your Siren Song Sing it loud and strong Once I reach your side There's only you and me My love My love will set you free BRIDGE Soon I will be with you Our future within reach Your curse is powerless 'Cause you and I are meant to be
CHORUS Sing your Siren Song Sing it loud and strong Once I reach your side There's only you and me My love My love will set you free OUTRO You've waited forever Longing for the one Singing your siren song Yearning for my love ... ... Our journey has just begun
Songwriter - ©Eric Wise (music and lyrics) First write - January 1st 2016 Last Edit - December 28th, 2020 Recorded - January 12th, 2021
Vocalist - Johnny Long All instruments - Fernando Perdomo Production - Eric Wise Mixed and mastered - Mixed Emotions Music
While Siren Song is not true to the myths of a siren or a mermaid, this song attempts to describe a situation with the beauty of a mermaid and the danger of a siren. The song starts off with a Curse. The curse of loneliness till we find someone to love! Throughout the song the woman defends herself from those not worthy while waiting for someone with a kind and pure heart to finally love. The hero does not give up and eventually wins her heart. The song ends as their journey begins!
“Confined to a wretched rock”.
I started off with "Sitting on a lonely rock" and quickly realized I could do better. I kept coming back to that line over and over again for more than a week before I finally wrote the words that felt right to me. I tried "lounging", "waiting", "laying", etc. "Jagged", "desolate", "windswept", and others. I really wanted to find the right words for this opening line of the song. I chose "Confined" to convey that she is not there willingly and she cannot simply leave. Like being in a prison or being cursed. Much better than sitting. "Wretched". What a word! People often ask me why I used that horrible word. It disturbs them! I used that word because it is horrible, and disturbing, and might make a listener feel that something really needs to change! "Wretched" conveys dread and reminds us of retching. Nothing I could think of conveyed the horribleness and sadness of her plight better. So it became "Confined to a wretched rock".
“My love will set you free”
For me that line just "makes" the chorus. I was inspired by that line so much that I am currently writing a song with that name and using that same melody. Not done yet but on it's way!