Category: Demos

demos of new songs by Thomas Oliver

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,…

Where Promises Are Kept (a demo)

This song is not about my family. And yet it is, just as it is about your family. There is something real, something experiential in the three examples in this song. That’s what an artist tries to do. Draws on…

Heaven Began to Fall (a demo)

The rain in Atlanta started the day we moved to Tybee. And it didn’t stop until a 500-year flood had inundated the metro area. The yard at the house Melissa left behind became a lake. Luckily the water didn’t make it…

No Flood This Time (a demo)

I have written only a few of what I call apocalyptic songs. This is one of them. (After writing another one, I suggested to a friend who writes little else that we do a series of gigs billed as “Apocaloopsa!”)…

Carry You Away (a demo)

You may have noticed that some of my songs are religious or spiritual in nature. Even more songs, though less overt, use allusions to a power greater that ourselves. In fact, I am often surprised at how often such allusions…

Like a Lover (a demo)

Clichés are death to good writing in any form. Songs, speeches, essays, newspaper articles, short stories or movies scripts. (I try like crazy to avoid them like the plague at all costs.) Still, it’s hard to write a love song…