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Just a quickie.

Folk Songs 101: The Road...

Single take guitar and vocal tracks, tidied up in Logic.

PRS Angelus and AKG Perception 200 condenser.

See what you think.

Thanks,

Peter
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Deliverance Road - Words and Music by Peter Bowen; Key: C Timing: 3/4 (May 2016)

[C] [Am] [Em] [G]
One way ticket to nowhere
[C] [Am] [D7sus2] [G]
Romancing that broken white line
[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Moving forward? Or running away?
[Dm] [Am] [G] [G]
Guess I’ll find out in time

[C] [Am] [Em] [G]
Gave up my job in the city
[C] [Am] [D7sus2] [G]
Gave up my tattered dreams, too
[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Faded photographs, washed-out and worn
[Dm] [D7sus2] [G] [G]
My only memories of you

[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Another song for the highway
[Dm] [Am] [G] [G]
Another chance to reload
[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Another broken heart hoping to find
[Bb] [Bb] [G] [G]
Deliverance on the road

[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Life is stretched out before me
[Dm] [Am] [G] [G]
Writ large in the dusty outback
[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Looking for meaning and true peace of mind
[Dm] [G] [C] [C]
Who knows what I’ll find down the track?

Lead over two verses

[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Another song for the highway
[Dm] [Am] [G] [G]
Another chance to reload
[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Another broken heart hoping to find
[Bb] [Bb] [G] [G]
Deliverance on the road

[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Life is stretched out before me
[Dm] [Am] [G] [G]
Writ large in the dusty outback
[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Looking for meaning and true peace of mind
[Dm] [G] [C] [C]
Who knows what I’ll find down the track?
[F] [G] [C] [Am]
Looking for meaning and true peace of mind
[Dm] [Dm] [G] [G] [C] [C]
Who knows what I’ll find down the track?
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Uploaded: May 17, 2016 - 07:27:47 PM
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sammydix said 401 days ago (May 17th, 2016)
Almost
has and escapist feel from the lyrics. Just board up and go with no specific destination. One side a little sad and another adventurous. Enjoyed how the melody conveyed the feel.
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PeterB7858 said 400 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Escapee
Thanks, Sam. Yes, there is a bittersweet element to the song. I hope things turn out okay for him :-) Take care.
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Dean-Resonator said 401 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Deliverance Road
A lovely piece of work Peter. I loved the line "Faded photographs, washed out and worn". Thanks for writing out the chords too. I'll have a play along with this one for sure.
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PeterB7858 said 400 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Counterpoint
Glad you liked this, Dean. I had to try and ensure the lyrics were expressive to counterpoint the predictable folk approach. Thanks for dropping by.
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gadzooks said 400 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Deliverance Road
Hey, we have roads like that in the Canadian parries where you can watch your dog run away for hours....
Stripped, simple and beautiful. You write good songs Peter.
With all the amazing production available at your fingertips there's nothing like vocal and acoustic performed and recorded live.
Words flow comfortably with the feel ...
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PeterB7858 said 400 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Mature over time
Thanks, Stan. Yes, there is something about a long, straight stretch of open road (unless you are walking... :-)). Hopefully the singer/songwriter performance will mature over time and become a bit more polished and sophisticated. I have already changed the solo since I recorded this. I appreciate your kind words. Take care.
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Philip18 said 400 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Deliverance Road
Has a very "sitting in the lounge room listening live" feel to it - very close, warm and intimate. Gently reflective lyrics. Nice flow to the chords. Will you be trying this out at the Heidelberg Market?
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PeterB7858 said 400 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Winter...
Thanks, Philip. I just had this Pete Seeger moment that had to get out :-) I hope the song will develop a touch more character as I ease my way into it. No market gig in the near future. The footy takes a chunk out of the weekend and getting up early Sunday morning to play for around two and a half hours straight in the cold, outdoors loses its appeal in winter... Talk soon.
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Sigmund said 400 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Deliverance Road
Nice tune Peter - You get such a warm, rich tone from your acoustic. I can relate to the lyric - sometimes the best thing one can do is go find a long deserted road to travel - provides lots of opportunity for introspection. Roads like that are rare in overcrowded Southern California! You've written another fine tune, my friend - enjoyed!
Sig
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PeterB7858 said 400 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Infancy
Thanks, Sig. I appreciate your thoughts and kind words. The song is really in its infancy but I hadn't posted a solo acoustic number for a while so I thought I would put it out there to see what kind of reaction it got. I have this non-folk version forming in my mind... :-) Take care.
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egobandit said 399 days ago (May 19th, 2016)
song for the highway
life is like that one day you find everything is a memory, great playing love your guitar
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PeterB7858 said 398 days ago (May 20th, 2016)
The road
Thanks, Tim. Just running down the road trying to loosen my load... :-) And yes, the guitar is a gem. I am very lucky it found me.
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Franciscus_Henri said 399 days ago (May 19th, 2016)
a gentle
and intimate sound. very good Peter.
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PeterB7858 said 398 days ago (May 20th, 2016)
Out and about
Thanks, Franc. The solo singer/songwriter in me just has to get out and about sometimes :-) I appreciate your kind words. Take care.
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J_Gretch said 398 days ago (May 20th, 2016)
Deliverance Road
Really diggin the unpolished vibe...Sounds like I'm sitting right in front of you at a coffee shop down town....Cool song too,by the way. Much enjoyed.
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PeterB7858 said 398 days ago (May 20th, 2016)
I'll have a double shot :-)
Hey, thanks, J_man. That coffee shop vibe was what I was looking for, so I'm glad it came across okay. Take care.
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bronco said 398 days ago (May 20th, 2016)
Wow!
Pete buddy! Great song and performance. Love that sweet melody bouncing around that nice chord progression. Lots of highway songs out there but you put such a perfect fresh face on it. Beautiful, loved it!
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bronco said 398 days ago (May 20th, 2016)
Not Seeger!
Pete just read some of your comments. Way too hard on yourself. This is not a Seegar type folk song. More like a John Denver pop one. Even heard a little Beatles in there. As for getting more character and sophistication, you know I like it a little rough (although for me this would be smooth) so it was perfect for my taste.

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PeterB7858 said 398 days ago (May 20th, 2016)
Very kind words
Thanks, Tom. Very kind words. Glad you liked it. I'm sure you find the same as me, that once you play a song over a period of time, you really ease into it and it frees your singing and playing up a bit. I suppose that's where I want to get to with this one. I appreciate your kind words.
And, yes, you are right, it is more John Denver that Pete. Take care.
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KCsGROOVE said 397 days ago (May 21st, 2016)
deliverance road
Always enjoy your acoustic songs
Nothing like a man and his guitar
Cool lyrics and fine playing!
enjoyed!
KC
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PeterB7858 said 396 days ago (May 22nd, 2016)
Fun to play
Thanks, KC. Glad this came across okay. Still bedding it down but it is fun to sing. Hang in there, man. Inspiration will come. Take care.
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VicDiesel said 396 days ago (May 22nd, 2016)
Another song for the highway
Great song. It's a very good vocal melody. Too many singer/songwriters fall short in that respect.
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PeterB7858 said 396 days ago (May 22nd, 2016)
Rolling
Thanks, Vic. The song does have a rolling, on the road melody. Glad you liked it. I appreciate you stopping by. Take care.
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jiguma said 396 days ago (May 22nd, 2016)
Deliverance Road
You do these so well Peter! So warm that I can almost hear the log fire crackling in the background :)
Old school man, guitar and microphone music at it's best.
Cheers from the far north ;)
Neil
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PeterB7858 said 395 days ago (May 24th, 2016)
Old school man...
Thanks, Neil. Old school music from and old school man :-) Hopefully this song will mature gracefully along with me. Talk soon.
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grah3am said 395 days ago (May 23rd, 2016)
Cool
And nice. Nice and cool. A 70's singer/songwriter feel which is most welcome this sultry May evening.
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PeterB7858 said 395 days ago (May 24th, 2016)
Escape?
Thanks, Graham. Yes, I always slip back into the 70's singer/songwriter style when I pick up an acoustic. Can't be helped. And, in truth, not sure if I want to escape from there, anyway :-) Take care.
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michaeljayklein said 391 days ago (May 27th, 2016)
Full Marks...
...for another beautifully conceived and performed ballad. I think the lyrics can relate to many people these days in the world. Thanks so much for sharing it! Michael
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PeterB7858 said 385 days ago (June 3rd, 2016)
Time to settle...
Hey, Michael. Thanks for dropping by. Hope things are okay. Glad you liked this song. I think it will settle into something good. Take care, my friend.
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Narad said 384 days ago (June 3rd, 2016)
Deliverance Road
You're on the road, my friend ! Beautiful listen as always ! :)
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PeterB7858 said 330 days ago (July 27th, 2016)
As always
Very late replying, Harald. Sorry. Thanks for your support, as always. Take care.
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RichardSchletty said 372 days ago (June 15th, 2016)
In the folk tradition
A nice song about wandering with expectation. Very good.
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PeterB7858 said 330 days ago (July 27th, 2016)
Sorry
Sorry for responding so late, Richard. Been travelling and working on out house. I appreciate your kind words. "Wandering with expectation". I like that. Take care.
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