Below is a sample of the original demo I recorded during a break in my day from teaching. This sample was recorded on my iPad using GarageBand and is essentially a first pass. This is how the song came out. As you can hear, although the rhythm is significantly different, the basic song is intact at birth. I actually developed a complete version of this arrangement, however, I arrived at the finished version after some experimentation. In the end, although like both versions, I felt the finished version had more energy and ultimately made the decision to adopt that direction.

A Sign (early demo)The Luxury of Despair