‘Water From The Moon – Liner Notes

July 2, 2021

For the younger of you, ‘Liner Notes’ is from Vinyl LP days. When you bought an album there were ‘Liner Notes’ on the back of the album giving you lots of info about the recording. One thing about streaming downloads that makes me crazy is you never get these details that I want to know, like where the music was recorded, who produced the song, who mixed it, etc. Might just be me, but I like that stuff. Anyway . . .

Nothing like being miserable over a relationship to get inspired to write. And this is basically a true story, though I hate to admit it.

I had heard the line ‘Water From The Moon’ somewhere and it stuck in my head. Kept thinking it was a great song title. The meaning, in case you didn’t figure it out yet is, basically – – ‘ an impossibility’.

And that’s what I was feeling about the inspiration for the song. A girl that I was crazy over, who was just basically impossible from a relationship perspective. Not much more to say than that. The lyrics speak for themselves.

As always, hope you dig the song.

The Details – ‘Water From The Moon’

Composer: Gary Arthur ‘Bod’ Noubarian (BMI)

Publisher: Arthur Bod Music (BMI) – ArthurBodMusic@gmail.com

Producer: Arthur Bod

Musical Arrangement: Arthur Bod & Shaw Hayes

Recording Engineer: A bunch of us

Mix Engineer: Arthur Bod

Mastering Engineer: Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound)

Studios: Little ones all over the world

The Players (‘Lonesome Road Music’)

Arthur Bod – Vocals, D41 Martin, claps

Shaw Hayes – Bass and Electrics

Jeffrey Anthony – Drums

Audrey Karrasch – Vocals

Tania Hancheroff – Vocals

The Mix

This song was put together a little differently. I had done the basic tracks of acoustic and vocals on tape. But the tracks were destroyed, literally. Long story!

Anyway, all I had to work with was a sub-mix of the acoustics, my vocals, and a really muddy bass line. To make matters worse, the sub-mix came from a poor digital copy of a basic mix.

From there, I pulled the sub-mix into Pro Tools as a stereo track and started doing the overdubs of the drums, new bass tracks, electrics, background vocals and claps.

Thanks to some incredible software, I was able to get rid of the unwanted and bring out the guitars and vocals on the sub-mix. Took awhile though. Actually surprised me how well this worked.

Overall, I think the mix came out pretty nice. For sure its a unique sound being acoustic rock and roll. And Ted Jensen at Sterling can make anything sound great! Thanks Ted!

The Lyrics

I wish I could get you out of my mind
And the close the door to me
You’ve been a part of me
I never could let go
And I’ve been too blind to see
I’ve been on such a roll
Throwing the dice
On a gamblin’ spree

And when I see you
I think of time before
Before time took you away
Like an ocean wave
You came a rollin’ in
But you drifted back to sea

Still I wander
With this photograph
I carry the picture
Mirror of the past
Believin’ in feelin’s
I thought could last
Maybe I’m a fool
Maybe you’re water from the moon

I wish I could get you out of my mind
And the close the door to me
You’ve been a part of me
I never could let go
And I’ve been too blind to see
I’ve been on such a roll
Throwing the dice
On a gamblin’ spree

Copyright © 2021 – Gary Arthur ‘Bod’ Noubarian