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Shambala (Just Imagine)

 
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bySnowflake
FeaturingTobias Weber
length4:20
BPM115
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PELL is HERE.

My assignment was the very talented Tobias Weber which is really cool because I’ve been listening to his music intently all year due — we at ArtisTech helped launch his incredible album with Billy Ray Drums. I downloaded a bunch of his stems, with grand intentions. Alas, his guitar instrumental pack was so delicately gorgeous, it seemed to stand beautifully on its own.

I wrote the words and lyrics to Shambala on a plane (hopefully I wasn’t singing too loudly for others to hear LOL). There was really no thought to any of it, it just streamed out. I realized after I read all of the words, the song describes my deeper desire to unplug from the Matrix that is predominantly our world, and return to stillness and nature. In a way, my life is already that way. But I guess my higher self is telling me it is time to take it to another level perhaps.

I must give credit where it is due — I borrowed a couple of different writings from Henry David Thoreau that I built upon for the chorus. And there’s tip of the hat in the very end to John Lennon as well.

A special thanks to Spinmeister for pitch-adjusting Tobias’s guitar. I didn’t realize he’d played with an alternate tuning until I started to record my keyboard parts — and they were just a couple of cents off. Unfortunately pitch-shifting on my keyboard is limited to semitones. And for whatever crazy reason, my Elastic Audio Pitch-Shifting plug-in just wouldn’t shift anything. After watching numerous tutorials and swearing with frustration for a few hours, I pinged Niels and he shifted everything and got it back to me very quickly. So thank you so very much Spin!!

Tobias, your guitar playing is so lovely. And this melody really inspired me. Thank you for helping me give birth to this new song. Shambala is waiting!

Peace.

Shambala
by Madam Snowflake

Where the wind sings a sweet silence
Only birds understand
And green stretches for miles
Sea caresses the sand

In a place I can hide
Runaway from it all
No more crowds, vacant noise
Gladly fades to memory
Shambala is waiting

There’s a new life
Far away from this all
Only sound is the voice
Of the Mother surrounding me
Shambala is waiting

Live the life
You imagine

Awaken and reawaken
Heaven under your feet
Oh imagine, just imagine

One with nature and science
Observing firsthand
All my wrongs reconciled
Through harmony with the land

In a place I can hide
Runaway from it all
Eden’s a choice
Returning with fruit from the tree
Shambala is waiting

There’s a true life
Far away from this all
Endless stars in the void
Never cease to astound me
Shambala is waiting

Live the life
You imagine
Awaken and reawaken
Heaven under your feet
Oh imagine, just imagine

I always knew I’d leave one day
Ayn Rand showed me the way
Wrote myself clues to go back to the garden
In my Valhalla

There’s a true life
Gotta shrug and unplug from it all
Now I’ve done what I can
With my heart and my hands now knowing
Shambala is waiting

Live the life
You imagine
Awaken and reawaken
Heaven under your feet
Oh imagine, just imagine

Living life in peace
With a dreamer just like me
Heaven over our heads also under our feet
Oh Imagine, just imagine

I always knew I’d leave one day
For my Shambala
 

"Shambala (Just Imagine)"
by Snowflake

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Float like a lotus blossom with Snowflake and Tobias Weber on the sacred path to the mythical kingdom of Shambhala.

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