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This is my fifth song for my 12 songs in 12 months challenge. Like "Summer Solstice", "Noyet", "Reversed", and "Neon Turbines", this song was written, recorded, mixed and published within one month.

This song was written and recorded in Guangzhou in July 2017.


Quiet district in the east, summer nights walking in the rain
Monsoon in a moment, waiting by the ocean for a train
In the sunrise still going where people have been for thousands of years
Tides and foreigners come and then gone from here
This city has it all and the changes give it soul
In the sunset and thunder in the distance, I wonder
how long this place will live after I'm gone

This growing star, this renaissance
Monsoon in moment, the galaxy unfolded in the rain
I watched this city grow knowing I must go
and knowing if I come back, it won't be the same and nor will I

I might change it all, I might lose it all
but I don't need it all to feel whole


released August 1, 2017
Composed and recorded by Adan Gonzalez
Mixed by Adan Gonzalez

Sample recorded at Temple of the Six Banyan Trees near the Sun-Yatsen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou




The Empty Orchestras San Antonio, Texas

I'm a composer / poet / teacher writing, recording, and performing original music when I can.


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