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  • Waiting For You…With Syd Duran of Valora: Entry #2 "No Matter What"

    Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:15:28

    Waiting For You…With Syd Duran of Valora: Entry #2 "No Matter What" - See Syd's exclusive blog below!

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    ARTISTdirect.com is proud to present the second installment of our blog with Valora singer Syd Duran. Check it out below!

    In case you need it…Here's some background on Valora. They're the most kickass new hard rock band out there, and their debut album will be available in early 2012. Be sure to check out their latest single "I Waited For You" here for a proper introduction.

    "No Matter What" — Entry #2

    I'm going to do something I don't normally do. I've decided to let you in on the meaning and inspiration behind the lyrics of a song off our forthcoming debut album, "I Waited for You." This is the song that opens up our live set. We've switched the set list around a few times, but nothing gets the show started with a bang better than "No Matter What." If you haven't heard it yet, you should definitely go to our site and download it right now for FREE. I've never before posted lyrics to Valora songs in their entirety on any website, so consider this a rare exception. Here we go!

    "No Matter What"

    If I dare to ascent so high
    to try your hand
    i will find
    you have not let go of mine
    spilling over me your affection
    covering for the lesson
    I have failed to receive

    God knows you don't have to stick around God knows you don't have to stick around

    You take it all
    You want my love
    No matter what
    Your fatal fall
    You pick me up
    No matter what I do
    You lose yourself
    I give you the worst of me
    My bed in hell
    You love the worst of me

    Your calming eyes repair all the damage
    clear the storm of my habit
    I still darken your sky
    It's not like
    I don't want to be better
    I've been this way forever
    Don't give up on me now

    God knows you don't have to stick around God knows you don't have to stick around

    You take it all
    You want my love
    No matter what
    Your fatal fall
    You pick me up
    No matter what I do
    You lose yourself
    I give you the worst of me
    My bed in hell
    You love the worst of me

    A little more than all is what you've given to me I am so corrupt, take me, take me up A little more than all is what you've given to me Curse the ones who crawl As they await defeat I am so corrupt take me, take me up


    Now that you have heard the song, and read the lyrics, I will clue you in on where in the world this concept came from. I thought I might preface this with something smart-ass like "It's MY blog bitches, so I can say whatever I want!!" But I'll just get right into it. I'm not going to give everything away right now, so if you're curious, then you're going to have to ask me. The meaning of these intricate lyrics, if I explained thoroughly, would take up more of your time than I am comfortable consuming here.

    But, the primary message I am sending is: There is somebody who loves you no matter what. The "somebody" is for you to determine. For me, it's a few people. We've all, at one time or another, given somebody shit for no reason (I give you the worst of me). I have been fortunate enough to stand in awe of the fact that this person didn't retaliate with cruelty, but selflessly showed me love and support (My bed in hell...you love the worst of me). "No Matter What" is a dark love song. Within it are flashes of abuse, addiction, abandonment, and self-destruction. When I sing it, I see shattered glass and open arms. What do you visualize while listening to "No Matter What"?

    —Syd Duran
    11.17.11


    Did you enjoy this blog? Stay tuned for more from Syd...

    See the first entry here!

    Watch Syd explain the story behind "I Waited For You" here!

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