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Griffin House
“Only Love Remains”

There’s something very powerful and reminiscent in this song for me. Years ago in college when I was a music major, I’d go to the concert hall and lock myself away in one of the small and intimate piano auditoriums. I would turn out all the lights and just play the piano. No words. No light. Only music. I will forever remember how the echoing chords touched me in a very literal sense. The notes would hang in the air forever as if they didn’t want to leave that dark room. The beginning of this song reminds me of what I used to play in that dark room. I hope you let the first few chords seep into you.

Just when I thought this song couldn’t get any better, the harmonica rings out. It’s brilliant.

On a side note, I thought the production of this song was interesting – especially the ending. He sings an octave above and at a much louder dynamic (as you should be able to tell in his vocal inflections), but he’s standing further away from the microphone, and it is almost like he’s singing in a room too small for his voice.

By the way, this version of the song isn’t the same one as on the CD attached to this post. I honestly can’t tell you where to get this copy. (other than here)

I hope you enjoy.

All my things, melt away.
Only love… love remains.

From the Album: House Of David, Vol. 1

10 Responses to “Griffin House – Only love remains”

  1. on 27 Oct 2007 at 10:59 pmStacy
  2. on 27 Oct 2007 at 11:00 pmStacy


  3. on 27 Oct 2007 at 11:00 pmStacy


    <3 :)

  4. on 06 Nov 2007 at 4:46 amjoani

    this is a very awesome song. So calming & beautiful!

    Thanks for posting it on your site :)

    p.s. I love the header for your site too, I think it’s a great piece of artwork :)

  5. on 06 Nov 2007 at 7:19 amJason

    Joani, Renee Nault designed the art. Check her site out:


  6. on 07 Nov 2007 at 9:09 amAny Major Dude

    Oh yes, that is a lovely song (and, indeed, also lovely artwork). As always, a fine post, and your song selection well-judged.

  7. on 07 Dec 2007 at 12:42 pmCam

    nothing beats a real piano, no matter how handy MIDI is, nothing beats…., a real piano.
    that’s one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever heard,
    with vocal touches of Jackson Browne and Springsteen harmonica overtones,
    I think I’ll just spend the day with that tune on repeat.
    thanks for posting it.

  8. on 07 Dec 2007 at 12:44 pmCam

    it was so important for me to say that I had post it twice.
    feel free to remove comments 8 and 9.

  9. on 07 Dec 2007 at 6:01 pmPopMuse

    Just discovered your site! Totally amazing. You have great taste. I’ve already d’loaded 2 pages worth of songs and cant wait to continue. Excellent work, keep it up!

  10. on 26 Feb 2008 at 5:11 pmMary


    this song is quite a bit outside my taste, but the piano is recorded beautifully. Love the reverb on the harmonica, and the recording acrobatics on the vocals when it changes at the end.

    good FIND, bebe.

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