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Soundtrack (Max & I)


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daddyg

 Genre: Acoustic

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A song about a trip to the Oregon coast by a single mother and her 10 year old son.

The boy in the title was a friend of my son. His mom Vera penned the lyrics on a trip down to their summer place and brought them back to me.

This is what I came up with.
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Lyrics
Max and I drove south last week looking for the poetry of the road.
Lookin' for the slant ryhmes of the red lights and white lines.
I took the wheel and he posed the questions,
"Isn't it amazing everything has a name?"

We packed up that dusty red jeep with everything we thought we'd need.
Mayonaise and mustard and cans of chili beans
And headed down that tunnel between two truckers speeding. I close my eyes and let their current pull me.
And while the beat of the tire whine rumbles through our driftin' minds
Telelphone poles, street signs and neon red night lights,
Cassette tapes of skinny girls add their wail to the soundtrack of our buddy movie rerun.

Max and I drove south last week looking for the poetry of the road.
Lookin' for the slant ryhmes of the red lights and white lines.
I took the wheel and he posed the questions,
"Who ever invented napalm and why?"

Then we turned west to the slice in the clouds where the light bled the sky
Over bridges and water and steep mountain pass.
I would have painted that sight if I could have stopped
But we flew down to where the land met it's mate.

Parked the car. We said, "Leave the shoes. We're done for the day, for a week, for a life."
And we walked until dark by the low thundering hum
Of that patient old place to where we had come,
Then we ate and we slept in the open shade to the soundtrack of some other fate...

Max and I drove south last week looking for the poetry of the road.
Lookin' for the slant ryhmes of the red lights and white lines.
I grabbed the wheel. I had the wheel.
I took the wheel and he posed the questions,
"Aren't you glad we're not driving to L. A.? We can't drive to L. A. Should we drive to L.A.?
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Plays: 242
Downloads: 67
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Uploaded: Feb 07, 2006 - 10:23:55 AM
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2009 - 01:46:50 AM Last Played: Nov 15, 2016 - 08:16:40 PM
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said 4153 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
"Oh, that magic feeling...
nowhere to go..." (Lennon-MacCartney). Nice clean sound on a well played
guitar. Fine vocals. Pensive lyrics. A worthwhile foray into this genre.
Thanks for posting this.
daddyg said 4153 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
"Oh, that magic feeling...
Love that song...

Glad you like this tune. It's special to me 'cause I know the characters so well.

Max & I share a birthday and his mom and I wrote a ton of songs together.

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jmogielnicki@wes said 4153 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Well played
I love your playing style and the circular structure of the song. The
poetic lyrics painted each picture perfectly and as a result the story was
wonderfully vivid and moving. Thanks for a great song, I'm going to
go listen to your others.
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daddyg said 4153 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Well played
Thank you very much.

The lyrics just jumped off the page for me.

It is requsted at every family gathering.

Glad you liked it.

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J.A.Stewart said 4153 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Poetry in Motion
How nice to have someone drop such pensive lyrics into your lap and put
you in the driver's seat.

Vera views vistas with verve AND verite.

And you've created an uncomplicated soundscape that fits it very well.

Tell Vera to visit the Grand Canyon and report back... to ME. ;-)
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daddyg said 4152 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Poetry in Motion
<<..."How nice to have someone drop such pensive lyrics into your lap and
put you in the driver's seat."...>>

I'm blessed no doubt

<<..."Vera views vistas with verve AND verite"...>>

Well done.

I was workin on something like
"Me and Max's mom might move to Moab..." but I gave up.

<<..."And you've created an uncomplicated soundscape that fits it very
well"...>>

Thanx. I had been listening to a lot of early Poco at the time...

<<..."Tell Vera to visit the Grand Canyon and report back... to ME. ;-)"...>>

No way. She thinks I'm the best musician in the world and I plan to keep that
illusion alive ( 8>)



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TobinMueller said 4126 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Dave Eggers in song
Wow, I love this. I simply, complexitly, thoroughly love this. A poet par
excellence at the open mic. Awed. Reminded my of "Genius" by Dave
Eggers, masterful writing, far more difficult than you made it look, and
flawless performance. You should be exceptionally proud of this work.
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Peter Greenstone said 4106 days ago (March 26th, 2006)
great tune
I first heard you perform this live in SecondLife. So I came to hear this
prepared version. Live was good but I think this sounds even better.
Great storytelling. Well performed. I really like it. The only thing I'd
recommend is that you get a pop filter. The pops aren't terrible but it
would be better without them. Great tune.
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Pete_NB said 3950 days ago (August 29th, 2006)
Yin and Yang
I love how your guitar playing fit the vocal rhythm so nicely. Shows great skill in accompanment.

The lyrics are A1 as well! Had me going back to read over sans music to take in once more.
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said 3280 days ago (June 29th, 2008)
Wonderful!
What can I say?... I completely love your piece and I will just quote what TobinMueller said: "I simply, complexity, thoroughly love this. A poet par
excellence at the open mic. Masterful writing, far more difficult than you made it look, and flawless performance. You should be exceptionally proud of this work."

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