Category: Demos

demos of new songs by Thomas Oliver

Hiding Out in Paradise Lost
(a demo)

There is a mysterious, mystic part of the creative process that is outside the individual artist. It’s what makes creating so intoxicating, and why one can get lost for hours in the process. You look up and wonder two things:…

I Miss My Friend (a demo)

What if? That’s how a lot of songs get written. Asking the what-if question about this or that situation.  You don’t always have to write from strictly personal experience.  You can imagine, and in this case: What would happen if…

Slow Trains,
South-Bound Women (a demo)

“Slow Trains, South-Bound Women” says it all in the title. In the tradition of the blues, “Slow Trains” is a first-person lament over the loss of a lover. She done gone. The melody, too, is strictly old-time blues, with its…

Blue Lights (a demo)

This one is special. When I was in high school in College Park and beginning to date, there were two main places where couples would go parking. (Remember parking? Making out?)   One was down Virginia Ave. toward the Atlanta Airport.…

Walk Around Blind (a demo)

It’s been said that everything is memory. Without memories, there is no real life. But sometimes our memories, even the most important, are partly truth and partly fiction. Retelling them doesn’t necessarily clarify the thin line between reality and fantasy,…