Monday, February 21, 2005

"The Medlos Sonic Pictures"Song Descriptions:Silvia Lake

Silvia Lake is a story about a camping trip with me and two of my old time camping buddies Chris and Eric. Chris and I drove up the night before and camped at the beginning of the trail head where we waited for Eric to arrive the next morning.

We decided to do something crazy the next day and carry a case of beer up this trail which was about five miles into the Wilderness. It wasn't too bad considering all of us took turns carrying this suitcase.

The name of the lake is actually "Lake Silvia" and the story I wrote about it is actually fiction. I don't really know where they got the name "Lake Silvia." It's a really beautiful lake surrounded by rocks on one side and trees on the other.

Well, the first night we got to drinking that case of beer and hiked up to this rock which over looked the lake. We named it tablerock because it was flat and you could sit on it. We also happened to have a bottle of Tequila with us and started in on that. Now this is where the howlin' at the moon part of the song came in. Their was moss on the side of the rocks on the lake that you could lay down on. It was like carpeting in your house, or atleast that's what it seamed like at the time.

It was a fire hazard to have fires up there so we had to play cards in the tent. That's when Eric pulled out some Wacky Tobacci and we proceeded to Hot Box his Tent. When I finally went to bed in my tent I was in pretty good shape. It was getting windy out and I started thinking about this movie I saw where these colledge kids were doing a documentary and they were in the woods of Maryland and all these scary bad things were happening to them. I was thinking about this part where the girl's in her tent and she's just scared to death because of all these strange sounds she was hearing. That's the part of the song where the words go "Late at nighttime that tent, heard nothin' new but the crazy old wind." That's when I stepped out of my tent defying the fact that I was too smashed to be scared and looked out over Lake Silvia and saw the "Moon shining as bright as lights on a Car" right on the Lake! Of course there was only "one" moon but at the time I was seeing "Two" moons shining off the Water!

That's when I decided to write a song about this beautiful place. Of course I don't mention in the song that yours Truly had to leave a day earlier and was elected to carry all the smelly beer cans out on his back along with a few empty smoked oyster cans to boot. Bear Bait I tell yah! That's what I was. I heard a few thing moving in the bushes on the way back, I think it was just a mountain lion or something and probably scared it off with all the noise!

So there you have it, the true story behind the Song Silvia Lake. You can find Silvia Lake and all the other songs from "The Medlo's Sonic Pictures" at MedloSongs.Com and you can also find it at CdBaby.Com Thanks for Visiting Medlo Songs Blogger and Buying "The Medlo's Sonic Pictures.

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