Cover a Steemian - Wish Away by Serena Mathews aka @paintingangels

3년 전

Cover a Steemian by @pechichemena

Wish Away by Serena Mathews aka @paintingangels

Wish Away on Reverbnation

As you all know, I'm not one to do covers and usually concentrate on writing my own music. This song by Serena Mathews @paintingangels just took me away to somewhere that I've not been for a long time, that place, as a musician which is quite foreign, is total admiration for another fellow creative soul. Now, there are many many great musicians here on Steemit that I love to listen to, but there's just something magical about Serena's songwriting that I'm addicted to.

I really hope you like what I've done with your song 'Wish Away' Serena and will no doubt be speaking to you and @pechichemena in our Helpienaut village very soon.

I don't sleep well anymore now that you are gone
I place to pillows in a row imagining you're home
Your aftershave still lingers low
like Heaven lost in my bed

I don't drink and I don't smoke and I don't like to cry.
I guess that I'll just wish away this pain.
This wicked dream is killing me,
I wish that you still loved me.

Here I lay before I sleep
whispering prayers into my sheets
If I should fly from here tomorrow
please don't linger in my sorrows..

Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it's his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.


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Darren.. you brought me to tears, honestly. I'm a mess now. Can't say thank you enough for this TOTAL SURPRISE! Are you aware that you posted it on the full moon? Dreamiest of timings. Truly, I am so impressed. And there is something else dreamy reflecting in the hanging on your wall, to the right of you (your left) .. like a swing swinging, or somethng swaying in a breeze. It's hypnotic combined with your singing.

Infinite thanks, my friend. ♥
Thunderous applause!!



You are so welcome! You are an amazing songwriter! We will now have to collaborate!
It's such a bitter sweet song and reminds me of my own heartbreak that I experienced years ago.
The reflection in the mirror is the washing line swinging in the breeze!
I was aware of the full moon and am a huge Lunar fan...although I'm not knowledgeable on the whole Pagan rituals that exist.
Once again, thanks for letting me into your song and for letting me sprinkle some Darren Magic all over it!!
Massive Hugs!
D xx

Beautiful. Serena is also one if my favorite steemians and I know this song in her voice, it is incredible how a song changes in the voice of another performer. Beautiful rendition, Darren and beautiful song @paintingangels

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That was moving...and I'm a dude. Well done.

Wow...that’s impressive Darren. I wish I had 1% of your musical talent. Followed and resteemed.


You're very kind my friend!
Thanks for resteeming and sharing @paintingangels talents.

BIG Feelings mr Bloom... great combo you two....

Beautiful! I love the original and your version is spot on :) the guitar just laying down a bed of arpeggios for a very clean vocal to just lay on top like silk. Love it . This is a very special entry Darren :). Thanks for sharing this with us !

Naaaw. That was so sweet! Beautiful rendition of a beautiful song by a beautiful artist @paintingangels.

So touchingly beautiful, Darren - and a rather fine tribute to the oh so talented Serena! Much to love to you both!

Really well done. Sounds dreamy and melancholic like a whispering wind of awesomeness.

wow, really an amazing music bro. I heard this... It's really lovely... thank u so much for the wonderful post. :)

That was really awesome! You can just feel the emotions flowing out of that!

Beautiful my friend! I understand @paintingangels is moved :)

Potent! Thanks for sharing this

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You killed it Darren... i got goosebumps all the way thru!

The original as well as the cover by you, sir, both deserve all the plaudits they get! So here's my standing ovation...

I hope all furniture survived the applause on your end of the earth; I can assure you, it was deafening on my side ;-)


Thanks ever so much for your amazing comments!

I think it's an excellent interpretation, what you do, very clean and tuned, you have a beautiful talent.


Cheers for listening and taking the time to comment!

fkn love this song. resonates deep within me

cant believe its a cover from a steemian by a steemian.

can u please link me to the orriginal?

So beautifully done, @darrenclaxton!

This is such an emotionally evocative song – you've done a wonderful job of both honoring Serena's sentiment while also very much making it your own. I love it!



Thank you so much Zippy! @zipporah
It was a pleasure to record Serena's song! She really doesn't know how talented she is!
Speak soon and have a great Tuesday hun ♥

That's simply beautiful Darren! My head is spinning thinking of how great a duet with you and Serena would be! I think your voices would meld together wonderfully.

This is so beautiful man. You have a gift sir. Seriously your voice was really perfect on this one and It does bring some tears to the eyes if you let the notes touch your soul. Great job again!