Void

2016-17 – for female voice and piano – 10:00

Music by Frank Horvat
Words by Frank Horvat & Lisa Horvat

  1. Void Frank Horvat featuring Laura Swankey Buy on iTunes 10:01

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Recording

Album: Love in 6 Stages
Buy Song: iTunes
Date: September 21, 2017
Location: THE FARM, Toronto
Musicians: Laura Swankey (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano)
Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin
 

Love in 6 Stages - composed by Frank Horvat

Programme Notes

I composed Void to be the last song on my concept album, Love in 6 Stages. Each song on this album is 10 minutes in length. And while it has a pop sensibility, my inspiration probably came from classical and ambient traditions.

Void is barren both vocally and pianistically. Up until this song, Love in 6 Stages was pulsating and defined with it’s beat. I wanted the last song to be the complete opposite rhythmically to capture the despair our protagonist feels.

– Frank Horvat

Lyrics

Yes, I’m alone now
Like a barren horizon on a cloudy day
Not sure how I’ll allow
Nothing but dismay

It’s been weeks
They say time heals all wounds
Delusion, an illusion
I yearn for that bliss
Can it happen again? No.

Please, emptiness go away
Trade places with laughs and purrs
I feel hollow and alone
Like a stray cat in rain, with burrs
How can I ever move on? Never.

Don’t invite me to your parties
No more first looks allowed
Don’t feel like you need to include me
Alone is what I savour
Is solitude my destiny? Yes.

So that’s it, completely alone
I will love no more
Say goodbye to desires and liars
For those require passion and pain
All which I’ve traded for this void.

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