Blood Red Sky

Album: Second Hand Life (2007)
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  • Turner wrote this with guitarist Karl Cochran and bassist Bob Held, both of whom play on the album. He explained the inspiration for the song in a track-by-track commentary on his website: "I describe this song as a Romeo and Juliet story, set within the framework of Middle Eastern scales. A story of two lovers, who, because of the past situations could never be together... a tragedy of love! My time spent on tour in Turkey with Cem Koksal was a life-changing experience and I wanted to bring some of that into the song. Karl came up with this Arabian flavored riff and I added a big melodic chorus. I was inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean, especially the dusk and dawn! A beautiful blood red sky as the sun came up and down! The crescent moon is a symbol of Turkey, but was always shining in the midnight sky over the sea very awesome! The lyrics tell the story!"
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