Track 6 - YOU'VE GOT MY WORLD

- THE SONG BLOG -
You've Got My World was written in Nashville at SOCAN house with Daryl Burgess.  I brought a sketched idea to the session which was very groove based and I knew Daryl was a pretty groovy guy so I thought he might dig it and I was right! He quickly re-shaped the chorus melody and the lyric hook and it was cool to watch the way another writer can see things from a different angle and help bring the idea home.  We worked at building out the verses and then wrote a beatle-esque bridge.  I love the imagery in this song, particularly the "magic carpet riding".  

- THE RECORDING -
I was a couple of weeks away from heading to Nashville for a writing trip in April last year and I thought it might be cool to record a couple of tunes while I was there.  My bass player friend Clay Krasner had talked to me before about a drummer Steve Brewster who had a studio.  I called Clay and lucked out that we could fit in the session while I was there.  Steve and Clay were the perfect groove machine and caught the right feel straight away as we put down the bed tracks.  It already felt infectious with just bass, drums and acoustic.  I brought the tracks home and sat with my co-producer Justin Abedin and we decided to rock it up with some electric guitar.  I love his solo on this track and how easily I could sing it back after hearing it only once.  

Recorded at Brewbeat Studios in Nashville, engineered by Steve Brewster.  Overdubs recorded at Jeddart Music and Canterbury Music. Mixed by Chad Carlson at Hippo Sound in Nashville and Mastered by Hank Williams. Produced by Justin Abedin & David Leask. Lead & BG vocals & acoustic guitar- David Leask. Electric guitar - Justin Abedin. Drums & percussion - Steve Brewster. Electric bass - Clay Krasner. B3 Organ - Steve O' Connor. BG vocals - Henry Lees.

- THE LYRIC -
A big streak of red in a sky so blue
Waking up in a rainbow holding you
You’ve got my world, you’ve got my world
Every dum punch line & crooked smile
I’m hoping that your gonna wanna stay a while
You’ve got my world, you’ve got my world

Spinning, flying,
Magic carpet riding
You’re right where you belong
And there’s no denying
It's so easy to invite you
Right into my world

Any speck of gold hidden in these veins
Any diamond you can find baby you can take
You’ve got my world, you’ve got my world
It’s got a bigger moon than what there was
And it shines so beautiful because
You’ve got my world, you’ve got my world

Spinning, flying,Magic carpet riding
You’re right where you belong
And there’s no denying
It's so easy to invite you
Right into my world

You’ve got my world in your hands
You’re the feathers in my wings
And I don’t wanna land anywhere tonight
Cause loving you is like  

Spinning, flying,
Magic carpet riding
You’re right where you belong
And there’s no denying
It's so easy to invite you
Right into my world

©2008 David Leask/Songs In The Air & Daryl Burgess

3 comments

  • bren

    bren Edmonton

    As always a kick ass groove . Awesome!

    As always a kick ass groove . Awesome!

  • Gary and Cathy Clipperton

    Gary and Cathy Clipperton home

    Another great tune David. Love the beat or as you say "groove". Cheers!!

    Another great tune David. Love the beat or as you say "groove". Cheers!!

  • Don suitor

    Don suitor

    Rockin magic carpet ride Dave - played it over and over - cheers

    Rockin magic carpet ride Dave - played it over and over - cheers

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