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Song Created to Honor Irv Teibel

As a way to commemorate my father and his legacy, I asked musician Margaret Wasaff from Ballad Of to write a song about him.  She wrote the melody, lyrics and guitar; you can listen to it below.  I hope you enjoy “Quell,” which was based on reading interviews about Teibel and listening to his recordings.

“Quell”
 

Some sound is noise

Some sound is music

Some sound is found depends how you use it

Sometimes it finds you

Sometimes it drowns you

It depends on how you want it to be

(But) if we go looking we’ll know where to find you

Asleep at the bottom of the digital sea

 

Chorus 1:

All you wanted was the perfect ocean

All chatter and noise pulled under a spell

All worries wrapped up in a tide, waiting to quell

And quiet the mind and render you well

 

Verse 2:

(where) I got it wrong and where you got it right

You shut out the world to bring on the night

I consumed all the world, but ended up full

You found (your) emptiness from the ocean’s pull

 

Bridge:

You couldn’t see the storm, you saw single flakes

Your focus, your form, and your vision makes

Time capsules of places no longer that way

You found peace of mind in an ordinary day

 

Chorus 2:

All you wanted was the perfect ocean

All chatter and noise pulled under a spell

All worries wrapped up in a tide, waiting to quell

And quiet the mind and render you well.

When I need to find you,  I’ll know where you’ll be

Asleep at the bottom of the digital sea

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