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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-05-17 6:30 PM (#543695 - in reply to #541785)
Subject: Re: SONGWRITING



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@DaveKell - >>>There's a song title. Gonna work on it.<<<

Heck yes. Quench me, man! And when the royalty checks from Coors and Bud start rolling in, don't forget where you heard it first!
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-05-17 7:57 PM (#543696 - in reply to #541785)
Subject: Re: SONGWRITING



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Call it mean.. call it cold-hearted.. whatever.. but here's what I have for today. It only took about the last 15 minutes to write, and I guess it could have been better, but all I had for the prior 12 hours was a pencil and paper and I didn't feel like going that far.


"Power On"

She sped with a careless bliss
that none before had known.
When ejected from the car last night
she exposed her blood and bone.
The rest of us, asleep in snore
missed morn-ing buzzer calls
‘cause the tower she hit came crashing down
and cut the juice inside our walls.

Not just a wooden pole, oh no,
these babes are steel and girth.
At eighty feet their humming lines
hang high above the Earth.
But not so far a drunk dumbass
in a Caddie Escalade,
can’t bring them down with a high speed punch,
man, what a mess she made.

::chorus::

You’re dead now lady, and thanks a lot
for a fire that burned the park.
Not to mention tens of thousands,
with twelve hours in the dark.
I hope you enjoyed that final drink
ya shoulda passed out on the lawn.
But we don’t care about your fate
as long as the power’s back on.

The cops blocked sixteen driveways,
“Just stay inside your home”
Fire trucks had to spray some kind
of non-conductive foam.
Two heli-copters were required
to lift the mangled mess
It was well past noon before the town
could let their lives pro-gress.

:: repeat chorus::

You’re dead now lady, and thanks a lot
for a fire that burned the park.
Not the mention tens of thousands,
with twelve hours in the dark.
I hope you enjoyed that final drink
ya shoulda passed out on the lawn.
But we don’t care about your fate
as long as the power’s back on.

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DaveKell
Posted 2018-05-24 9:12 PM (#543759 - in reply to #541785)
Subject: RE: SONGWRITING


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https://soundcloud.com/user-566557345/gettin-off-this-train

 

This is the raw recording of the last lyrics I pposted. It just went over great at a songwriter circle tonight.

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PEZ
Posted 2018-06-08 3:29 AM (#544006 - in reply to #541785)
Subject: Re: SONGWRITING



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Location: Nashville TN.
Here is my latest song The Cheathem County Blues .... https://youtu.be/AEhZjFofNco?t=55m53s
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DaveKell
Posted 2018-06-08 1:45 PM (#544017 - in reply to #544006)
Subject: Re: SONGWRITING


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PEZ - 2018-06-08 3:29 AM

Here is my latest song The Cheathem County Blues .... https://youtu.be/AEhZjFofNco?t=55m53s


I love this type of story song. I played a new one last night at a songwriter circle with a big audience last night that went ove great and got a lot of laughs. There was a guy there with a piece of electronics that made my voice and guitar sound absolutely phenomenal. It was called a TCHELICON. Made it possible to sing harmony with myself and add reverb and other tweaking that made it sound like I could actually sing, not as good as Darkbar but none of us can have it all. A friend of my songwriting buddy in Nashville told me not to worry about my voice, the singer will do their own thing with it anyway. I recently got John Prine's wife to accept a friend request because of being mutual friends with my buddy in Nashville. Now if she'd turn John onto my songs and he'd call me......... doesn't hurt to dream, right?
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DaveKell
Posted 2018-06-24 7:03 PM (#544212 - in reply to #541785)
Subject: Re: SONGWRITING


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Location: Fort Worth, TX
This one popped into my head on the road trip with the ill fated accident. Not admitting if it's a true story or not.

The second verse in this references an 83 year old incredible Telecaster player at my regular Friday jam session. He plays all the lead solos on songs.

Every single time I grab my guitar... my woman
grabs her keys and runs to her car
She says "don't expect me to stick around... and
be subjected to that awful sound"

I GOT THE BAD PICKER BLUES... YEAH
THE BAD PICKER BLUES
WHEN IT CAME TO LESSONS... I
SNOOZED AND LOSED... I GOT
THE BAD PICKER BLUES

Every Friday night I come to this place
Leon shoves his pickin' in my face
Playin' lead on songs he never heard before
& everybody always wants to hear more (CHORUS)

I'll never get better pickin' at this rate... bein'
a bad picker seems to be my fate
When it comes to Leon if I could play like that... you know
I would gladly eat my hat! (CHORUS)

You know I'd pick better if I only could... but my
guitar's better at bein' kindling wood
If you're still listenin' to me it's your own damn fault
This place has a door thru which you can walk (CHORUS)


Edited by DaveKell 2018-06-24 7:04 PM
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-06-24 8:26 PM (#544213 - in reply to #541785)
Subject: Re: SONGWRITING



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@DaveKell - >>>Not admitting if it's a true story or not.<<<

I guess that depends on whose life you're living. I've had the bad picker blues my whole damn life! Known a few Leons, too. I guess guys like me are why they invented the devil and the crossroads, but I've never been there (yet). Liked your song though.
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