But, to me it's enough because I wrote one beautiful (in my opinion) song, with just four of those chords, on the accordion from scratch.
The road to Wonderland is about trying to find your way. Out of the wrong place where you are in right now. Whether you want to find your way home, or to some other place, far far away. Whatever is your wonderland.
It's not the most positive song on the record, it contains hints of despair, of not believing, of not being able to achieve your goals. Still, I believe hope sounds in the final chords of the song.
I really love what we did with it musically. It always was a two instrument song (accordion, guitar) plus three vocal tracks. I almost asked some guest singers to record it with me, but time and budgetwise, I decided to record all vocals myself. In the studio we changed the guitar to mandola, which has a deeper, warmer and rounder sound. We also added the wonderful banging drums. They push the song forward. The way the accordion and the drums are mixed, with basses coming and going in the song structure, really give an added value here.
I really like this one.
Hope you do too :)
Listen to the song here
Read the lyrics here
Marjan Debaene: Lead and backing vocals, accordion
Alex Brackx: Mandola
Eric Bosteels: Drums