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The Full Picket Line
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Bass
by Neil "Drivin' Wheel" Porter


When it's always Tomorrow, Today can get lost pretty easy.
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IF TOMORROW EVER COMES

If tomorrow ever comes
There’ll be no denying
You sure had me trying
To jump the shadow at my feet

If tomorrow ever comes
Pretty maids all in a row
The King’s horsemen go to and fro
Who you go tumbling after

If tomorrow ever comes
The Golden Goose, still on the lamb
Eats the crumbs that you dropped from your hand
Deep in the forest, you do what you can

As you balance on top of the wall
In swoons you do fall
And then you recall
All the ways
Led you here today
Prayers and sin intertwined
You still can’t make up your mind

If tomorrow ever comes
There’ll be no denying
You’re endlessly trying
To change what’s already done

If tomorrow ever comes
The slipknot of time
Tightens its grip
On people you thought were hip
But still they’re slipping away

As you balance on top of the wall
In swoons you do fall
And then you recall
All the ways
Cinderella obeyed
Until the Glass slipper made
Her much different than you

If tomorrow ever comes
There’ll be no denying
Your best hopes are lying
In tears that you’ve yet to cry

Yeah, if tomorrow ever comes



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Feter said 3622 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
IF TOMORROW EVER COMES
this is a LSP of New Morning of Dylan ..just
fantastic Coop .the guitars sound Incredible
jangling .sure the bass is awesome ..a real
classic folks ...thnx for sharin !
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rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
INFECTIOUS
An old Fender and a tube amp - not set up for Electro pop over here, mostly jangly.

Neil's the Best, you never really know what's going to come back, but you know it's going to be Good.

Thanks for the Spin.
very best,
Cooper
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jiguma said 3622 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
You keep writing them ..
.. and I'll keep playing them Coop! Another one that was fun to be rhythm section on - you sure do know how to spin a yarn :)

I should add that Coop is a really good person to collaborate with - hope there'll be many more.

Neil
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rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
SIDE BAR
Side Bar, your Honor.



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Vic Holman said 3622 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
tomorrow always comes
nice jangly tune! really like what's going on with all the guitar work. sparkly.

it would seem almost naked if Neil wasn't working with you on this. Considering the two of you make a good team!
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rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
THE NATURAL
Neil's a natural and he Brings the House when he comes over.
Thanks for the Spin.
Coop
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SmokeyVW said 3622 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
traveling wilburys - esque
nice!

i hear a strong traveling wilburys kida vibe.

is this a dylan tune?

thanks
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rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
ORIGINS
MORE Tom Petty than Dylan, I think, but it is played with a Drop C tuning so the chords are pretty Folky.

Old School stuff.
with appreciation and regards,
Cooper
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Joe Brady said 3622 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
There you are.........
Love the line "slipknot of time tightens its grip on people you thought were hip." I know those people;-). Hey, a little mouth harp there!
The guitars and Neil's bass (and drums?) sound perfect together. Real nice tune Coop, you sound with each post.

Cheers!

Joe
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Joe Brady said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
oops,
you sound better with each post!

typing too slow again,

Joe
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rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
SPEED LISTENING
Clarence "Gatemouth" Cooper on Harp.
Good pick up, it's hard to hear in this Mix (in one Mix, it was all you heard at some points).
Ain't Production great?
Though now longing for LOGIC to get to 24-bit environment.

Thank you for the Spin and best regards,
Cooper
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timothy devine said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Good Tune
Tomorrow
How profound a word
Its here
wait its today again
well
tomorrow
maybe tomorrow
great work guys
primo
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rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
EVER THUS
FOR Her it was always Tomorrow, that was the problem.
No Today. No Reality.
What a Bust.

with best to You,
Cooper
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BridgeCreek said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Velvet-y
I thought this song had a nice Velvet Underground feel to it. It sounds great - thanks for sharing!
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rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
HEY TO YOU
HEY Thanks.
Grew up on the Velvets. Most who didn't sort of overlooked them, but not you, apparently.

Looking forward to your work coming online.
best regards to You,
Cooper
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stevel said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Good Stuff
Nice country rock feel to this...shades of Dylan and Green on Red....like those guitar sounds!
Nice one guys

Steve
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rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
MADE IN THE SHADES
SHADES Of Rick Danko from The "Drivin' Wheel" on the first chorus.
It's all pretty 60s, but Roots are roots.

very best to You,
Cooper
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said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
you guys
are making up quite the team of late, eh? Who says things gravitate in different directions on opposite hemispheres? :)

I thought your harp came in right on time, too.

. - Harold
rtcooper said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
DON'T KNOW
NOT Sure it'd be much different if we both lived in Fort Worth, but there'd be More of It, for sure.

Thanks, Harold, and I knew you'd catch the Harp even though the only place you can tell for sure is the outro, it's in there.
best to You,
Coop
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caroline said 3622 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
yellow is the colour of my true love's hair.
thank you - a great listen
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rtcooper said 3621 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
NO DENYING
"In The Morning, when I Rise."

The repetition doesn't work hard enough, here.
It doesn't explain itself well enough, as I listen to it now.
Must have been more into the guitar riffs (ah, details, details)!

Thank you for the Spin.
very best regards to You,
Cooper
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DWL said 3621 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Great sound
shades of If Not For You and very well done :-)

Cheers

Dick
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rtcooper said 3621 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
YEAH, GOOD POINT
WHAT a keen observation - a writer's observation.

Were this first person rather than third person, it would have caused even closer parallel than just the structural repetition. I now wonder how that might have gone. "If Not For You" is so precise, both rhythmically and lyrically, it is just one of those unapproachable syntheses that he puts together, seemingly without effort!

Thank you for the Spin. I'll " 'ave a Cup" and think this through.
with best regards to you,
Cooper
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Estella said 3621 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
great!
I love your voice and writing. I love the mother goose and other fables motif, signifying how delusional this "tomorrow" is. Such good stuff!
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rtcooper said 3620 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
HEY, THANK YOU
Very Cool when someone pulls it on like a new jacket and walks about.
Very Cool.

very best to You,
Cooper
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Mcboy said 3621 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
mr bo jangly
won't u play for me......this song brings back memories of past road trips from the east coast to midland and south and back.....radio playing everything from beatles to springsteen to wilburys to country......nice band u've got here ........!
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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
SOFT SHOE
YEAH and any time, Brother.
Out of Town, Call Collect

The Band Thanks You. As "Drivin' Wheel" put it, "Yeah, he Always gets it, doesn't he?" Yep.

best to You,
Cooper
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lavalamp said 3620 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Good jobs
Dylan's all over this one. Love Dylan. And your stuff, too.
dave
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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
LONG SHADOWS
UNINTENTIONAL but maybe inevitable.

The single most iconic popular writer of the latter 20th century, he is inescapable in certain styles. He invented a vocabulary that permeates countless types of declamatory structures. One absorbs it by osmosis and it appears in the corners of otherwise unrelated sketches. A titanic contribution to the culture, broader and deeper than the Beatles or the Stones or the other single voices to appear in the late 50s and 60s.

A Singularity Universe. A Force of Nature.

very best to You,
Cooper
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lavalamp said 3620 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
If not for you
That's it!
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perceptualvortex said 3620 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
If
There's a good Tom Petty feel going on here. You guys sound great.
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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
CHEERS
THE Boys in the Band thank you.

If it taps a toe, we're happy.
very best to You,
Cooper
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dajama said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Timeless and bittersweet
Love the lyrics and the vocal delivery is top-notch. Some terrific images here, and really clever ideas ("Deep in the forest, you do what you can") I'm very impressed by the sound of the whole track. Bass is great - I would expect nothing less. And the guitar is great - love the jangly, clanging sound. Very cool. Nice work. This rocks. Peace.
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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST
NEIL is a Master.
This was a Folky track that he came on with the Bass. Then he said maybe he'd have a run at the Kit track. That really changed everything! It's the Folky chords and vocal against the Kit that makes the dynamic - a Push and Pull, which is what the Lyric talks about at the same time.

He brought it all together.
Many thanks and very best regards,
Cooper
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said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Catchy!
Hey, nice one guys! I'm glad I finally caught a few minutes to do some listening- really enjoyed this one!

rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
THE BOSS MAN
THEY must be working you too hard, because you're scarce around here sometimes! What have you been "drumming" up, lately?

Welcome back from the road and very best to You.
Cooper
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thetiler said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Love that Dylan sound that
you are so good at having a feel for. Not that you are trying but it sure seems spot on in style. But maybe your better at it than he is :)

Love those bring me back in time chords, I remember hearing lay lady lay, when in bootcamp in the servirce and how can every get Dylan out of my mind. So sorry for saying too much about him. Love those yardbird type sounds at the end, again not that you are copying but it is just my way of likeing something cause I heard that style on the radio.

I really enjoy hearing this sounds that I heard way back when, again not at all that you are copying but the infectious tonality of the guitar. Its these things that people enjoy that they take with them the rest of their lives. I guess the radio even years ago is a very very powerful medium. But the good thing is the internet and musicians like you are making a new road into history, really !

Way to go!
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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Le Temps Perdu
THERE are thought Colors and Sound patterns that stay in our coat pockets forever, no?

This is a Folky, Drop C thing that uses some made up, added-on chords that everyone from Cisco Houston, LaFarge, Von Ronk and Dylan all probably used too. It probably could have fit into a Hoot in 1966 as well as not. Just part of my landscape from who-knows-where. It's a simple few chords that fit a simple voice, simple song. The sound just fit.

It might be tempting to say songs were simpler then, but, of course, Dylan was writing "Chimes of Freedom", "God On Our Side", "It''s Alright, Ma" and so on - so THAT ain't true! But, he may have used some made up chords like some of these. I do know that there are sounds that can transport me instantly to the time I first heard them and all the things I was thinking about then.

It's some kind of magic. Proust went on and on about this once (seven volumes). Music works much faster.

Thank you and very best to You, Tiler,
Cooper
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echoroom said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Rockin!
This is a great tune guys. Lovely swaying guitar and big drums propel this along - the various meditations on the title hook the verse, with a strong chorus refrain - really subtle but clever structure. Your voice sounds wise and worldy weary, coop!



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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
THESE DAYS
THESE Days the "World Weary" part is no act.
We've got the Bush Administration over here, eh? Wears you out.
(So did the Woman in the song, however. I guess it shows.)

Many thanks for the Spin and very best to You,
Coop
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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
THESE DAYS
THESE Days the "world weary" is no act.
We've got the Bush Administration over here, eh?
(So was the woman in the song. I guess it shows.)

Compared to your New Beat Sound, this must sound one hundred years old, but, hey.
Many thanks for the Spin and very best regards,
Coop
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said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
very nice!
very cool melody, coop - my ear took a shine to it immediately.
loved the Goose on the lamb line.
prayers and sin intertwined, too.
well, hell, this is actually chock FULL of excellent writing.
nice harp!
hi neil - your bass continues to shine beautifully.
this whole song works a delicious treat - i salute your efforts, gentlemen!
anne



rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
BRING IT TO THE HOUSE
NEIL brought the House with the Kit as well as the Bass.
Went from Folky to Fricking Moving!

You see if the Goose is still on the lamb, that means.. - I Know you Know!

Was missing you and then found "Got A Feeling" with the Vocal Jazz instruments - Flipped Out Fresh!

With my Regards to You,
Coop
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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
BRING TO THE HOUSE
NEIL brought the House with the Kit as well as the Bass.
Went from Folky to Fricking Moving!

You see if the Goose is still on the lamb, that means.. - I Know you Know!

Was missing you and then found "Got A Feeling" with the Vocal Jazz instruments - Flipped Out Fresh!

With my Regards to You,
Coop
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
rtcooper said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
TESTING 2,2,2
Reply is below.
System was kicking them out before.

Coop
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rtcooper said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
ALL BACK HOME
NEIL brought the House with the Kit as well as the Bass.
Went from Folky to Fricking Moving!

You see if the Goose is still on the lamb, that means.. - I Know you Know!

Was missing you and then found "Got A Feeling" with the Vocal Jazz instruments - Flipped Out Fresh!

With my Regards to You,
Coop
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
buckhorn said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Dig it.
Reminds me a little of this dude called Denis James. ;) The melody moves along nicley and great lyrics. I was hoping for a few more guitar riffs, but nothing is perfect. Regards
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rtcooper said 3617 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
ROOM TO MOVE
Speaking of that, did you hear "To Little Too Late?
STAND BACK
YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
very best regards,
Cooper


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rtcooper said 3617 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
NEW BOOTS
Speaking of whom, did you hear Too Little Too Late
You won't Regret it.

best regards,
Cooper
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rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
BRING IT TO THE HOUSE
NEIL brought the House with the Kit as well as the Bass.
Went from Folky to Fricking Moving!

You see if the Goose is still on the lamb, that means.. - I Know you Know!

Was missing you and then found "Got A Feeling" with the Vocal Jazz instruments - Flipped Out Fresh!

With my Regards to You,
Coop
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
rtcooper said 3619 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
MISS ANNIE
THIS is a reply to MISS ANNIE of SISTERS.
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Moviz said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Dylan sound
for sure and a very full sound, taking me back to Woodstock days maybe, with those lively guitars and nice colourful lyrics, regards M
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FEEL said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Brothers
I'm strapped for time but this is Good!
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wonderpus said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
I really like this one - the mix is hot and
cool at the same time - pretty much right on. The changes are interesting and textural and the playing is relaxed and confident - nice harp and melodic bass. The guitars sound swell too - and the writing and vocals are top notch. Good length too.
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ajnorth said 3618 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Great
stuff! Is is very Tom Petty in my opinion! really nice song and mix is pretty good too.
Adam
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jgurner said 3618 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...
...Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time...

Definitely not a tale told by an idiot as Macbeth would have one believe, but by a fabulous wordsmith who shines as brightly in prose as he doth on the guitar.

Excellent job, my friend. Just a great job all the way around. You and Neil work well together. You seem to work well with those of us who hail from south of your area, and you can't get too much further south than Neil.

Enjoyed it immensely.
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rtcooper said 3617 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
NO REPLY
SAY,
I'd Reply to these Crit Comments but the system won't recognize the request.

I'm truly sorry
.
Cooper
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rtcooper said 3616 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
TESTING 2,2,2
TESTING the Reply function.
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Dixie Mason Band said 3617 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Shhhh
I'm playing it again.
The Bass got soul.

DIXIE
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said 3616 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
You may call me....
... Bobby, you may call me Zimmy...

or maybe I'll just call you Coop. This is so classic Dylan sound, yet not an rip-off or impersonation... just one really cool song, sound, and vibe.

Kudos to you and the band!

D
Roxylee said 3616 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
reminds me of
Love minus zero. You definitely sing better'n Dylan, tho. This is great, Coop. i really enjoyed this.
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rtcooper said 3616 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
SAY, ROXYLEE
You know, you tune to a Drop C and everything is "Tambourine Man."

Thank you for the Spin and comment, but I will say that his early Claxon-like singing always stuck me as being as real as a holler from the field. When I've heard him play live he really delivers a song. "Visions of Johanna",- Madison Square Garden New York, being the best musical moment I've ever experienced (romanticized nostalgia, perhaps?) I think.
Just a random thought - hah.
with best regards,
Cooper
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alanfraser said 3602 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Great lyrics
and the whole tune but the lyrics pull you in and it's really fascinating to hear how you phrase them. Great job!
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