Sci-Fi Song #15: Leodora

Sci-Fi Song #15 was inspired by the Shadowbridge/Lord Tophet duology by Gregory Frost. This song is sung from the point of view of Diverus, the main character's musical accompanist. To learn more about Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet, check out these great reviews at the following blogs:

by John Anealio

Diverus is my name, we're here to entertain you
I play the shawm while Lea works her puppets
We perform our show everywhere we go
But we're running from the agents of Lord Tophet

Can we live happily ever after walking span to span?

Leodora, don't cry.
Leodora, don't walk away.
Leodora, don't cry
Leodora, don't walk away from me now.

Bardsham was her father, Leandra was her mother
but Soter raised her since she was a baby
She wears a painted mask, she says her name is Jax
now she's the only woman who can save me

Can we live happily ever after walking span to span?


Here are some of the tools that I used to record the track:
  1. Martin Acoustic Guitar in Standard Tuning with a Capo at the 4th Fret for the strummed parts and the backwards arpeggios in the first verse, in Drop D tuning with a capo at the 4th fret for the finger-picking part in the second verse.
  2. G&L ASAT Telecaster-style Electric Guitar in Standard tuning with a capo at the 2nd fret.
  3. Fender Stratocaster for the backwards guitar solo.
  4. Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in open A tuning (EAEAC#E) for the slide guitar solo.
  5. Washburn Bass Guitar
  6. Rode NT-3 microphone (to record the acoustic guitar and my vocals)
  7. Apple Logic Pro 8 recording software
    1. The EXS24 Sampler and EVB3 software instrument plug-ins for the piano, organ, and choir sounds.
    2. Logic's included compressor, delay, and reverb plug-ins
    3. The electric guitar parts were recorded through Logic's Guitar Amp Pro plug-in
    4. The drum parts were created using Beta Monkey's Drum Werks V loop collection

Related Posts:
  1. Sci-Fi Song #5: Sarene: inspired by Brandon Sanderson's Elantris
  2. Sci-Fi Song #6: Rachel Rosen : inspired by Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep


  1. Great song for a great book!

  2. Nice melody and a pretty song for two great books that just blew me away. Greg is tickled pink.


  3. Janine and Oz,
    Thank you for the nice words. I'm also delighted to hear that Greg likes the song.