Dendroid Hands & The Arborist


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Sven B. Schreiber I like this "AOR ballad" definitely much better than the preceding "prog" experiments. Hopefully, there will be much more in this vein! Great work. The download contains three bonus tracks - go for it! Favorite track: Dendroid Hands.
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My third song, and the first with a full band! For this short "AOR" ballad, I have aimed for restraint, and thoughtful arrangement.

My inspirations for this track include Dream Theater, Enchant, Pink Floyd, Subsignal, Dire Straits, and Toto.



released June 1, 2017

Dendroid Hands:
Composed by Rhys Andrews and Luke Angelinetta
Electric Guitar, Vocals, and Arrangements - Rhys Andrews
Piano - Luke Angelinetta
Bass Guitar - Jarrod Green
Drums - Nathanael Howe

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Queens Road Studio

The Arborist:
Composed by Rhys Andrews

Illustrations by Alejandro Comesana

Special thanks to Joseph Ross



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Aspiring prog rock songwriter from the Blue Mountains, Australia.

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Track Name: Dendroid Hands
Keeping calm amidst
Familiar strangers
Knowing I don't belong
Everything I touch is
Destined to splinter
Better not stay too long

Outstretching my arms
But my chances are fading
Can't uphold life's demands
Love without pain is
Always unlikely
Joined to my dendroid hands

I am more than they see in me
But I need to be set free
If they’d only lend ears to me
Maybe I will awake from inside

Beginning to feel my
Thoughts are unwelcome
Sorry I cause distress
Their seasons of life
Advancing without me
Tie and a proper white dress

This room’s a deafening
Societal racket
I’ll find my own way out
My sense of humour is
largely redundant
My words are soaked in doubt

I am more than they’ll ever see
But they’re growing too fast for me 
If they’d only slow down for me
Maybe I won’t be cast aside

Cast to the fire..

Sometimes I lift and
Throw myself out there
"Circle 'round one and all"
I fall through the sky when I
Quickly discover they're
already bought and sold

I know if I stop and show 
How I'm feeling
I'll only take 3 steps back
Nobody wants a man 
Who can't handle
A life not all dressed in black

I thought I was more than they see
But their candles illuminate me
And there's a hole where my faith should be