Category: Demos

demos of new songs by Thomas Oliver

It’s Always Monday (a demo)

This little ditty uses Monday as a metaphor for when life doesn’t seem to be working out just right. And in this case, all bad things seem to happen on Monday. It also speaks to that particular day of the…

Blood Red Moon (a demo)

This song came to me soon after my brother Frank died. Though he hadn’t been in good health, his passing seemed as sudden as it was heartbreaking. As the younger brother, so much of who I am came from him.…

You’re in New Orleans (a demo)

    Where do songs come from? The ideas and particularly the lines that jump out and grab at the listener often baffle the writer as to their origins. I’ve written before about “catching” songs as they float by.  This…

Why Do The Dead Keep Dying

It is rare that a person reaches my age and hasn’t experienced grief at some level and probably more than once. I have experienced it, and as writer I have observed it. That has to be the genesis for “Why…