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Some more alt.country/americana for you.
I guess life can be like driving down the highway. The further you go, the more bugs get squished on your windshield. More and more of life's detritus blocks your view of the road ahead. At some point you miss the important stuff; turn offs, gas stations and what have you. Some of those turns can never be returned to. I guess we've all found ourselves in a situation we never saw coming.
My lovely Epiphone Dot Studio appears on this one, for a change. I don't play that guitar anywhere near enough. The rest is the usual but I've flirted with piano again, to round out the sound and give it more of a band feel.
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Taking time out's what you said
It's not you it's me instead
I came home to an empty bed
An empty bottle on the side
I feel just like
A battered truck carrying a heavy load

Cos the insects on my screen
Blocked my view
as you turned and
Walked away

A one trick pony in a dirty dress
An answerphone used to confess
Not even forwarding address
Your old shoes left on the side
I feel just like
A Matador on real bad day

Cos the insects ...
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Uploaded: May 04, 2013 - 04:53:54 PM
Last Updated: May 04, 2013 - 04:56:10 PM Last Played: Nov 04, 2017 - 12:51:29 PM
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Epiphine Dot Studio, Vintage V300 acoustic, Fender PB, iMac
Logic Express 9, Drumcore 3
lyzak said 1660 days ago (May 4th, 2013)
A Matador on real bad day ..
Tune feels good to listen to. The guitar sounds, vocals and harmonies do well for the lyrics, as do the description and photo! Does have a band feel!
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johnwhitehead said 1660 days ago (May 4th, 2013)
Cool track. Harmonies really make this. Nicely written--like the changes in bridge. Enjoyed this.
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J_Gretch said 1660 days ago (May 5th, 2013)
Never Saw It Comin'
Cool song!...Reminds me of some early Eagles.
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PeterB7858 said 1658 days ago (May 6th, 2013)
Never Saw It Comin'
A lot to like about this, Paddy. Good "road" vibe and the harmonies work well. Enjoyable country-flavoured lyrics and style. Thanks, Peter
Check out my latest song called Losing You
Vic Holman said 1658 days ago (May 6th, 2013)
Never Saw It Comin'
great track! reminescent of '70's south cal. rock
epi dot's are great. i have a deluxe. you should try out a epiphone casino for true guitar lust
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Name: The Cardinal Sins
Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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