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Two Together remix


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bud

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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This is a remix and reshuffle of the original tune with brother Willnlf. He edited the lyrics some and I restructured the song a little and laid down a new vocal. The result is a shorter "radio version" of the earlier tune. Thanks to everyone who made suggestions. I thought I was gonna rerecord the whole thing, but I can't find the time to go over old ground when there's so much new ground to break.

Better? Beats me.
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Lyrics
I was 12 back in 60 when JFK got in
For democrats and Catholics more than just a win
It felt like the sun had risen on a brand new day
The past all behind us the future here to stay
The Cuban missile crisis scared us half to death
We dreamed of missiles falling hid beneath our desks
But somehow we got through it stared the Russians down
All the dark clouds lifted rejoicing all around

Fifteen in ’63 when JFK was shot
Everyone crying everyone shocked
All our hearts broken on that awful day
A light of hope gone out our dreams all blown away.
The promise of a better world where hand reached out for hand
Dissolved into a world of fear darkness ruled the land
Storms clouds gathered now we had LBJ
Off beyond the horizon an unknown enemy lay

And now I’m pushing 60
The life I have is great
But the world I see around me
Is filled with greed and hate
So I ask each morning
In the simple prayers I say
To be of help to someone
Sometime throughout the day

Twenty-one in ’69 and Tricky Dick was in
Soldiers died each evening on the television
Malcolm, Martin and Bobby all behind us now
Drugs and rock our gods our sacred word ‘wow’
We chanted down in Washington end the bloody war
Peace and love we chanted that and nothing more
Then other heroes left us Jimi and Janice dead
Drop out became our anthem drop out feed your head

I was 27 in ’75 when we finally left Saigon
Crowds of people pushing trying to climb on
To the whirling helicopters that hovered in the air
Above the US Embassy the helpless people there
Forty-one in ’89 when the wall came crashing down
The ruins of the Cold War lying on the ground
But we’ll keep finding enemies like we’ve always done
Till we kill them or they kill us each and everyone

And now I’m pushing 60
The life I have is great
But the world I see around me
Is filled with grief and hate
And so I ask each morning
In the simple prayers I say
To be of help to someone
Sometime throughout the day

And if you may be wondering
What a single man can do
Then add your prayer to my prayer
Together we’ll be two.
Song Stats
Hits: 3615
Comments: 23
Fans: 8
Plays: 156
Downloads: 135

Uploaded: Jun 11, 2007 - 04:11:12 PM
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2007 - 04:31:27 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 08:19:29 AM
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Comments
rtcooper said 3668 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME
LOVE the 1st Person run down and the hagiography of the Times.

Sonically, it reminds me of Crazy Horse and Dylan's "Jeter and the Monkey Man" ("It was you to me who taught, In Jersey everything's legal, long as you don't get caught.") kind of Talking Blues.

Especially like the suggestion of how to "be Two.", it is so True to the ethos of the Times that you describe.

Coop
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bud said 3668 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Thanks Coop -
Don't know the Dylan tune you mentioned - I'll have to check it out. I definitely was thinking Crazy Horse when I laid down the music tracks. At the time I wasn't sure where I was going - but after the bed was made I pulled out my "Will file" and found these lyrics.

I think he nailed it pretty good. I was coming up a few steps behind him - but it was no stretch to sing his words and mean it.

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rtcooper said 3668 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
YIKES
BRAIN Malfunction.
Tweeter and the Monkey Man" is the Dylan reference, from "The Traveling Wilburys".
Good Company.

Coop

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Vic Holman said 3668 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
when the bullet hits the bone
a blistering track Bud! Does have a heavy play and nod to Crazy Horse. your singing is really into it and the backing vocals matched up great. the heavy lead guitar lines are hot enough to melt the amp.

Glad you did revisit this before moving on.
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bud said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Thanks Vic -
I had intended to redo the whole song - but I kind of feel in love with some of the guitar in the original - so I spent the time cutting and pasting and remixing instead. This song caught a moment for me - so I couldn't see the point of trying to recapture it. Lazy I guess.

Now it's on to the next.

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peacepiano said 3668 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Cool Lyrics
I really like these lyrics, sort of an anthem of the times. The music is a good match, loud without drowning out the vocals :) Thanks for sharing.
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bud said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Will writes a good tune
thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm happy the mix works for you.

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said 3668 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Yep
Too many zombies you are right my friend...the 60s generation had it right until they sold out....now the current generation is is too brain numb to see the chains, cool song !
bud said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
As Will tells his students when they ask
what happened to the sixties idealism. It was drugs and money took it down. Lethal combination.

Now we've got greed and hate.

Thanks for dropping by Tom.

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willnlf said 3668 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Great edit
Whole song sounds more immediate, punched up. Maybe your best vocal. Proud to be a part of this rockin' collaboration. Thanks to peacepiano for a bow to the lyrics. This one goes on the cd right away!
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bud said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Thanks Bro -
I think a little something was lost in te remix - but something else got found - it's a tradeoff. Glad you approve.
Keep the words flowing.

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Dharma Logos said 3668 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Education of the best kind.
I was born into the Reagan era, and I find that this song both helps me better understand the 60s and also see current events through a wider lens. Obviously I know about all the events you mention, but somehow you made it a little clearer for me.

You have an unusual voice which I didn't like at first but really liked by the end of the song. Danelectro? Did you say Danelectro? I love Danelectro guitars! Which one is it? I want to get one of the late 90s U3 reissues.

The mix isn't the slickest, but I think the rawness helps with the song's message. There's definitely a Crazy Horse feel, but I didn't notice it until I read Coop's comment. Great song!
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bud said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Glad you got so much out of the song
I agree the production could be better - but I'm mining a vein between studio and live sound - and I'm naturally drawn to noisy nixes - and to top it off - I have know idea how to make it better - I tried.

I'm playing a black Danelectro 59DC reissue - Jimmy Page used to play one on stage.

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lavalamp said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Remembered the first version
I may be the only one, but I think the first version sounded version. I'll go back and check. A little too bassy, I think.
You've already seen my comments about the 1st version.
Great song.
LL
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bud said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
I can agree with you -
but the first version ran to 7 1/2 minutes - so I decided to pare it down a bit. I wish I were a better technician when it comes to mixing - it's kind of hit or miss with me.

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mikkinylund said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Great Anthem
You sadly don't hear songs like this on the radio anymore... Very good lyrics, although sad with an hopeful ending. I like the music arrangement as well, especially the guitars and the vocals. Very good! Thank you!
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bud said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Thanks Mikki -
You're right about the radio - but truth is - these days I mostly listen right here - or a few web stations that aren't afraid to open it up.

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said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Well alright...
I know I begged you not to tamper with this...but I say a lot of foolish things in the heat of the moment...

Sounds a lot better. You and bro Will bring back a duffel-bag of memories with this one.

"Gimme Some Truth" sang the martyr John Lennon. This tune DELIVERS it!

Rock on friends!
bud said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Glad you feel the tinkering
was worth it. I'm lucky to have found my collaborator - and I didn't have to look too far.

Next up - a song about Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Red Zinger and Earth Shoes.

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willnlf said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
You'll
...have to write those lyrics! Glad this tune has connected listeners to our era. I guess we're the "Two Together."
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said 3667 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Hey! Wait up!
Make that three!

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lengold said 3664 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
Anthem
I agree with comments above that this is an anthem - great lyrics/tune.
Cheers
Len
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Heightened said 3496 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Two Together
Brill!
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