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Don't Have To Say


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rtcooper

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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GB.
Straight, no Chaser


Sketch. Stream of Consiousness. First Go. Last Go.

Love helps you see things if you stay out of the way, it seems.

Winter.
Truth.

Cooper
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Lyrics
DON’T HAVE TO SAY

Just Walking
Some more miles to go
The Night surrounds me
Here below
Thoughts of You
Around this Drifting Snow
Drifting, with no
Special Place to go
Time’s so quiet as
It Steals by
Through the trees I see
The Sapphires of the Sky

Their Fiery Blue Light
Blazing Fires of the Night
They come with me along
Though they know
I’ll soon be gone

The Truth’s what you Do
They plainly show
Silence is Truth’s
Kingdom, you know
Honesty, Truth’s only son
Befriends but a few
But I’m Blessed to be one

No Fame
No Fortune
No Cadillac car
Just a poor man
Befriended by Stars
The warm lamplight
From your window, I see
I’ll be there
Tonight, just You and me

Your kind smile
Brought me All this Way
The Greetings we Feel
We Don’t Have To Say

Copyright 2007 Stillwater llc
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Comments: 35
Fans: 7
Plays: 344
Downloads: 144

Uploaded: Jan 15, 2007 - 09:15:20 PM
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2007 - 03:48:26 PM Last Played: Jan 07, 2019 - 02:04:08 AM
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Software:
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Comments
said 4564 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Stream of Consciousness
S O C for real????
!!!!!!!
L. I. B. switched - that was sweet!
good loose wiggly string action - focused vocal real good for this melody. "The Truth%u2019s what you Do" entire stanza is incredibly and humbly powerful. GOOD ONE. sissies
rtcooper said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
STRAIGHT UP
I Owe You



Underneath, it's a straight up Blues - but counts Blessings, thus, a Talking Blues.



Long Winter Night's walk, World of Pain, out to the Headland Rocks. Channeled SISTERS on the walk (many reasons for that attraction to resiliant energies). Got back, "Rolled Tape" and There it Was.



THANKS (for however That works).



Fondest Regards,

Cooper


---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
The Truth%u2019s what you Do
Absolute right I agree....Nice song with great lyrics.....Love it.
Thanks for this one.
Take care
Skean
rtcooper said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
MUSIC MAN
As one of MJs Most Prolific and Energized, I take your Crit as Absolute Context.



Not to attribue any responsibility to you for my reception of your Crit, I do, very much appreciate, your Comments.



With Very Best Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
aclarke said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Love that riff!
Perfect...!
Stream of really cool lyrics is more like it.

Nice, simple and pure. That's what I like!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
rtcooper said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
So Positively Up
Your aesthetic is known to and appreciated, by me.



May I say how much I Appreciate Your Comment on this piece?

(Well, I guess I already did).



Thank You.



With Highest Regards,

-rtc

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
So...
do I understand correctly- walk in, turn on, record and it's done? Damn, that's good! Nice tune Coop.
rtcooper said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Say, Chicago!
Well, Yeah - This Time. Flat Levels, one Pan off center, and let it alone with itself - for better or worse.



BUT, I'd been caught in a snag of three songs I could not make happen. Had given up The Ghost. Then a Winter's night walk; cold hands, "role tape" and go - took me Totally by surprise!



Don't know, Man; "even the Losers get Lucky, sometimes", eh? - as in clear of the clutter.



Very Best to You,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Simple, off the cuff...
take and feel to this somewhat dylanesque interlude of guitar and voice. Works for this on-the-fly musician...
Good one rtc.
rtcooper said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
No. No.
The "Boys" are saying Tom Rush and Eric Anderson.



Me, I'm saying, "Better EQ on the Vox Capture, no?" (Sheer happenstance, I did not touch one dial).



As always, any Crit from Your corner is most welcomed. Thanks.



With Best Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
all roads lead to....
... Dylan. : )

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Dadai... It's just music
thoddi said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
influences
I think I notice a bit of influences from a English band... called something with stones;)

I like the easy laid-back style you have here. As you write it is a sketch, I see this one has potential.

Would love to hear this one with a bass-guitar and programmed or real drums to fit the song better than a loop will.. Hmmm, maybe some harp tootin'...

Yeah, cool stuff:)
Check out my latest song called The King has left
rtcooper said 4563 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
GOOD CALL
This is, indeed, a slightly veiled BLUES.



There is, doubtless, a version with a proper set up and structure, but for me it is complete as the "click-track" gesture presented here. It is a Blues that needed to tell its Tale. Fait Accompli, in that sense.



I Always Appreciate the Astute Energy of Your Comments.



With Very Best Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4562 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
song outweighs silence
nice ride in a classic conveyable
rtcooper said 4559 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
PHYSICS?
The Silence is where I found the song.



Thank You, Richard for the Listen and your Thoughts,



VBR,
--rtc

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
jiguma said 4562 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
Raw groove -
man you are getting better and better at this stuff! The production seems like you've made a few purchases/decisions in the micing department lately - or maybe the gods smiled that night. I for one regret at least one of those unfinished songs of yours is not going to happen - have you considered singing that one yourself?
A really good performance here Coop - really good!
Peace,
Neil
Check out my latest song called Closing Down
rtcooper said 4559 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Maybe
[Personal Note to Follow].

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
e46 said 4560 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Well Done Cooper!
Loving the guitar, it's got a great feel to it! Loved the lyrics as well, very well put together. And the almost "spoken word" vocals were right one. Cheers!
Check out my latest song called So Selfish (The FINAL FINAL version)
rtcooper said 4559 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
BACK TO BASICS
Been looking for the Elemental amongst the Ornamental, lately. "Less is More" with me, it seems.



Though a Mod-ed E46 is Just Right!



Thanks and Very Best Regards (esp. on Your New Work),

-rtc

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Vic Holman said 4559 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
honky tonk cooper
a nice smooth blusey stones laid back affair. no git solo? great job on vocals as well...the rest we don't have to say
Check out my latest song called Life In A Car
rtcooper said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
HEY
Capt. Barnstormer (your new piece is a Barn Stormer!),

What a MIX!



The Rhy Gtr IS the Solo. I didn't want to hurt that in any way.



As you aptly observe, I Never miss an opportunity to go to "11", eh?



Thanks so much.



VBR,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
TobinMueller said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Honestly
The style of your vocal, so loose and almost drugged, is at odds with the hyper-rhythmic drum track loop you use. Consider using a drum sound that has a lot more dirt in it, more off beats and even funk, or at least simplified blues; but the drummer should be drinking the same stuff you are, I think, to sound like you're fronting a band you hand picked. I really like what I think you're going for, I just want the band to follow you with a little stagger to their swagger. I dig your lyrics.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
rtcooper said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
THANK YOU, Brother
WHAT a Fine Crit!



ENTIRELY Correct. On It, on Top of It. (It's a Relief when they Stop, isn't it?) Lassitude on display in the use of that "Standard" Kit Track of mine.



While I wait for Tracktion 3 and the ability to use BFD for Kit, I err, greatly, (as here, now that you point it out so clearly for me) in misassigning such a strategic and major part of the piece. (I have a "click-track" rationalization in the recall of how I "threw" this together, but it just embarrasses me to think of it, now).



Thank You for "kicking me up the Stair"! It should have a different Track there. I will try to find it (not for Re-Post), but because you're right - it Should be better!



With my Appreciation and Highest Regards,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
drakonis said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
straight up
Nice, cleanly played and recorded, I like the guitar sound and the melody. Nice lyrics to chew on for awhile afterwards. Well done sir.
ttfn,
Drakonis
Check out my latest song called Miwok
rtcooper said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Dr. My Dr. (Akonis)
Yeah.

A Winter's night walk, the seemingly eternal stars, and thoughts of what I hold dear: Truth and an Abiding, faithful Love.

Came in. Turned on GB. And so.



I'm afraid (certain) that Tobin is Right - I Blew the Kit track. The guitar "just happened", out of nowhere. Simple, like the Stars that were out; just There.



Thank you for your Crit., I appreciate your thoughts, Anytime.



With My Best Regards,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Doadars Uncle said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Hey
I like the vocal style. Right guitar.

Sounds to me like a stroll with a goal!

Doug
Check out my latest song called Don't Leave (remix)
rtcooper said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
OUT IN THE OPEN
As you know, Doug, that's about my Whole Vocal range!



I like the Gtr, too, because it just happened. It may, because it is so spare, be the best Gtr piece I've ever played (and if I didn't have You to play for, I might have missed it).



Thanks so much for your Comments.



VBR,

-rtc

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
macgalver said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
don't argue
with the song--just let it come! Great! I'm totally digging it! Thanks for sharing, kelli

I love the line, Just a poor man befriended by stars--
Check out my latest song called First Sight
rtcooper said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
GENTLE WISDOM
Ms. Kelli, THAT is the type of Rare Comment that creates the place that it alludes to. That is a kind Gift from you. It is so reassuringly knowlegable and constructive; truly helpful and generous.



And Very much appreciated, by me.



VBR,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
FEEL said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Really Groovin
This has Cooper written all over it. Love your style and your always a great addition to the macjam site. Nice place to be.

John
Check out my latest song called A Second Life with Scott Carmicheal
rtcooper said 4557 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
GOOD PLACES
Especially nice when one receives a Comment like yours; my Mentor and Texas Role Model.



The piece is modest and your Comment generously gracious.



Thank You, John.



With Appreciation and Regards,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
blaky smith said 4552 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
Nice
Nice voice, good playing guitar and cool lyrics. I like this...
Thank to share...
Check out my latest song called Un jour de décembre
rtcooper said 4534 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Vie Le Blues
Thank you for your considerate Comment/Critique.

(Brother, across the ocean, near the City of Light).



Thank you and I love Your Guitar Symbol/Avatar - it is so clean, strong and direct - Very Blues.



Very Best Regards,

-rtc

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Rebsie said 4535 days ago (February 13th, 2007)

You have a very distinctive style with excellent guitar playing. That's pretty impressive for stream of consciousness ... the string has come rattling through the keyhole!
Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
rtcooper said 4534 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Faith To Follow
The String! Indeed, the String.

You are So Right.

Exactly.



Warm Regards to You,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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