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Splinter Fish - Ripple Effect

It's about orgasms.

Studio RecordingsEdit

Ripple Effect (proto) (Pre-Mix) - 1:31 - From the pre-production tape made in the fall of 1988. This is the stereo mix dubbed from the original 4-track cassette soon after recording. This is a prototype version of this song with no vocals and only the basic verse/chorus structure in place.
Ripple Effect (proto) (Pre-Mix)
Ripple Effect (proto) (Pre-4) - 1:34 - This is the mix made from the original deteriorating 4-track cassette.
Ripple Effect (proto) (Pre-4)

Live RecordingsEdit

Ripple Effect 890123 - 2:50 - Recorded at The Bird on Gibson in Albuquerque, NM on January 23, 1989.
Ripple Effect 890123
Ripple Effect 890128 - 2:45 - Recorded at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM on January 28, 1989.
Ripple Effect 890128
Ripple Effect 900216 - 2:44 - Recorded at The Concrete Canoe in Las Cruces, NM on February 16, 1990.
Ripple Effect 900216
Ripple Effect 900621 - 2:44 - Recorded at The Fat Chance Bar & Grill in Albuquerque, NM on June 21, 1990.
Ripple Effect 900621
Ripple Effect 900900 - 2:49 - Recorded to 4-track cassette at El Quinto Sol in Dixon, NM sometime in the fall of 1990.
Ripple Effect 900900
Ripple Effect 901013 - 2:45 - Recorded live on the KUNM Live Variety Show on October 13, 1990.
Ripple Effect 901013
Ripple Effect 910126 - 2:49 - Recorded at The Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, NM on January 26, 1991.
Ripple Effect 910126
Ripple Effect 910228 - 2:51 - Recorded at the final show at The Fat Chance Bar & Grill in Albuquerque, NM on February 28, 1991.
Ripple Effect 910228

LyricsEdit

I leap without looking
I leap without looking
Into the middle of your composure
Landing like a rock in the middle of a calm sea
The ripples move in widening circles through you
Through me
Through you and me

Something shifting 'round beneath my feet
I feel tired, change the shapes of things
Don't need your radar detector
Don't need your radar detector
Shockwaves are spreading out all around us
Like a plummeting stone I drop
To kiss the water's surface
Stirring up the depths
Setting up this ripple effect

Along with a feeling
Echoing color
Rhythms of dreaming
Ride waves of feeling rushing warmer
Waves of feeling spreading out

Falling
Falling
Oh, I'm falling
Oh, how I'm falling

I leap without looking
I leap without looking
I leap, now I'm falling
Falling like a rock

Falling like a rock
Falling like a rock
Falling like a rock
Falling like a rock
Falling like a rock


© 1989 Splinter Fish