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Lonely

Written by Lisa Parrish and Performed by Bridge Creek
- Lisa Parrish, vocals, guitar
- David Weatherby, lead guitar, vocals
- Alan Crouch, bass, vocals
- James Moore, drums

Lisa wrote Lonely in the style of her idol, Emmylou Harris. It is a staple of Bridge Creek's live set, where people raise their glasses and sing along all the way to "the bottom of the bottle."

Special thanks to James Moore from England, who played great drums on the studio track - cheers, mate! The live version of Lonely features our wonderful drummer Dean Thurston from Portland, Oregon.

From Feb 1 to 28, please vote online at http://www.kink.fm f or the KINK FM 101.9 favorite local band and song in Portland Oregon. Bridge Creek and "Lonely" are in the contest, and the top songs will be selected for airplay on KINK and to be included on their 2008 KINK Local CD Sampler. Thanks for your support! Please visit http://www.kink.fm t o vote.
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Lyrics
(c) 2007 Lisa Parrish

Life can be so complicated
One minute I love it, the next I hate it
My only friend is my misery
I'm as low as lonely can be

You said your love would always last
Forgive me then if I can't get past
Those three little words they meant something to me
I'm as low as lonely can be

Chorus
So take me down
To the bottom of this bottle
I'm not done till I drown
I'm as low as lonely can be

I don't know what to do
But someday I'll get over you
I'm too tired to get some sleep
I'm as low as lonely can be
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Hits: 3353
Comments: 29
Fans: 6
Plays: 99
Downloads: 117
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Feb 02, 2008 - 12:52:51 PM
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2008 - 11:09:27 PM Last Played: May 01, 2019 - 01:47:17 PM
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Comments
guitapick said 4155 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Nothing tells lonely...
...as well as a sad country song...

Very nicely done, folks. Solo guitar's a nice blend with the tune. Very well played.
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BridgeCreek said 4155 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
much obliged
Thanks for listening GuitarPick. Yes is is a pleasure playing in a band with such a fine player as David. Makes every gig a treat :)
Take care, Alan
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said 4155 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
oh, yeah
Cool dwelling on the guitar pickin' there - sustain in the thread of the sentiment

Super vox and nice production on this tear jerker, very enjoyable all around, Thanks!

. - Harold
BridgeCreek said 4155 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Harold!
I appreciate you stopping by to listen. Lisa is a wonderful vocalist. And thanks for the comments on the mixing - not my strong suit, I think I have made 100 versions of this tune. Maybe we finally have it close to in the pocket :) It really helps to get this feedback.
All the best,
-- Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
Feter said 4155 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Lonely
just Awesome ...the song just wonderfull the singing
made it gorgious ballad ..the whole band is so tight !
great feelin betweenn all of the insteruments ...
KUDOS !! will try to support and vote if that
possible !!
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BridgeCreek said 4154 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Feter
Thank you kindly, Feter! Yes you can vote. We just had a friend in Northampton UK vote, so it is OK to vote if you don't live in Oregon. Just go to http://www.kink.fm and register for the online community (there is a link on the home page). Once you register you will see a link for the Favorite Local Bands contest. Just vote for Bridge Creek, and Lonely. That's it! I appreciate you taking the time. If we get enough votes, Lonely will appear on the KINK 2008 Local CD Sampler which would be a big help for our little ol' band here in Oregon!!!
--- Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
said 4155 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Don't leave me lonely
I haven't felt so lonely since the miller sang his song about lonely nights and lonely songs. Hey, this is a fine song in a genre that you suddenly almost make me want to appreciate. I keep thinking, don't go C/W. But here is a compelling reason to do so. Such presence and pathos!
BridgeCreek said 4154 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Hi Richard!
Thanks for stopping by to listen. Hey maybe we can make a convert out of you yet, and have you come joins us on the Blues/Acoustic/Folk/Country/Rock side of the railroad tracks! :) Take care Richard,
-- Alan

Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
said 4152 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
country comfort
Check out version 2 my song Dreamville w/mister frap. I am already knocking at the door. Some would disagree. Again, nice job.
Barretok said 4154 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Bravo!
Wonderful vocals! Super clean performance. Great job guys!
B
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BridgeCreek said 4154 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Sha-Doobie!
Thanks for stopping by Bernardo. Hope you are having a good weekend in NYC - it's snowin' here in Oregon!!! All the best,
Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
Roxylee said 4154 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Real nice
Vocals, guitar, bass, mixing, everything sounds great. Emmylou would be proud. :-)
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jiguma said 4154 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Nicely done!
Solid singing and playing on a cool country song. Lovely clean recording - you mention "studio", does that mean you've done it in a pro studio? If it's a "home studio" recording, I am very impressed with the mix and balance you've achieved.
Lovely vocal Lisa.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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drakonis said 4154 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
too good for the genre
Solidly crafted song here... really well played and sung. Has a nice slow swagger, almost a dirge. Lisa's got a silky soft voice, perfect for this. The lyrics' meter fit perfectly. I may have to rethink my bias against C&W :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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drakonis said 4153 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
...meant as humor...
by the way, my "poke fun at myself" style of humor is sometimes so subtle (that is, badly worded) that it is not taken as humor. I hope you know that I was trying to be funny and was trying to say that "I don't normally like C&W genre, but this is better than what I think of as music from that genre". I was not putting down C&W or your music at all, quite the opposite... just that I seem to be missing out on a lot of good music by having this mis-placed preconceived notion of that style of music.

One of the things I like about MJ is it stretches me into areas of music I don't listen to much of, and I always learn a lot. So, thank you!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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BridgeCreek said 4150 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
All Good
Drakonis,
Thank you kindly for listening, and sharing your thoughts. Yes your feedback made sense and the humor is appreciated! We're a fun-loving bunch, and it's nice to connect with someone else who is enjoying the ride, open to new ideas, and taking it all in stride (without taking it too seriously).
All the best,
Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
said 4153 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Lonely by BridgeCreek.


Yeah I know the feeling
you can be in the presence of lots of people but still feel lonely as lonely can be. I really liked your voice it felt really mellow and flowed along nicely. But then again i am no expert but i know what i like and what pleases my two ears and this is good. More than good its great.

It blended beautifully and besides I love country
lyrics worked well all flowed along nicely. Well done guys.
Now wheres that bottle. lol



said 4152 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
big voice!
ya'll have got one heckuva big voice, lisa - it's great to hear that kinda power in a woman vocalist
(i sigh yearningly..)
8)

3/4 is sooo good to hear - the band is nice n tight and cohesive as super glue. enjoyed the listen - anne
BridgeCreek said 4136 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Sisters Unite
Anne, I'm sure Lisa will appreciate hearing your encouragement, especially from one artist to another. Thanks a lot for stopping by and we'll be listening to your songs as well.
-- Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
thetiler said 4152 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
I don't know what it is
but I've been hearing some mighty fine country and this sounds nice as well. This has nice lyrics but I think what makes a strong country song is the the background singing and this has that special feeling with that. Plus nice guitar work, nice lead singing and the list goes on.

Thanks for sharing. I know Mj needs more nice country music like this especially female country. Not enough of that around these parts for sure :)

Thanks for sharing, Cool lyric theme "I'm as lonely as lonely can be" .

Thanks for sharing!!
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BridgeCreek said 4136 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Nice to meet you
and thanks for your comments. Lisa, David, and I work hard on those harmonies, so I'm glad you liked them. We had a blast recording this song with James, and Dean is great to play live with (even if I need to make him sandwiches). We try to have a lot of fun our here in Portland Oregon and not take ourselves too seriously. We have a couple other tunes in a "country" vein which I'll try to get posted. We're also playing a bunch of different styles right now, from Blues to Jazz, to Swing, to Pink Floyd sounding tunes. So I guess you could say we're a diverse bunch - but its all fun.
Cheers,
-- Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
said 4149 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
nice
nice
BridgeCreek said 4136 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Hi Biba
Good to see a familiar friend from icomp here. Hope you are well -- Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
Alannah said 4148 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Well now ....
.. any song that references "drinking to the bottom of the bottle" has got to capture my attention .... I used to listen to a lot of country music before my son was born (um ... 13 years ago) ... and have kinda fallen away from it over the years (no time any more for two-steppin in those country bars) .... but it was nice to listen to this ... it took me back to a fun time in my life (and a skinnier time) .... Lovely vocal Lisa ... complete with the right amount of country twang. The mixing sounded pro to my ears!
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BridgeCreek said 4136 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Thanks Alannah
we appreciate you stopping by to listen. Glad you liked the country feel - Lisa had to let out her inner Emmylou on this one :)
Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
Bob6stringer said 4137 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Not so lonely anymore, are ya?
Looks like you've got lots of admirers now... not so lonely any more, are ya? Haha. Beautiful vox, nice acoustic guitar soloing, pushes the edge a bit on "rural" with that delay... but sounds great. Like the well-balanced rhythm acoustic, it's all good.
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BridgeCreek said 4136 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Thank you kindly
Bob, thanks so much for your kind words - hard to feel "lonely" with such good friends on MJ!
All the best,
Alan
Check out my latest song called Muddy Water
said 4123 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
GrEaT!
Amazing song by all means. The singing is very beautiful and the music is great ... Top notch post .... Enjoyed!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi


sngwrtr said 4060 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
well done
My first reaction to this song, honestly, was "Dr. Seuss rhymes" and that it was a bit predictable and such. Having said that, by the time I was done listening, the overall feel of the song and, perhaps especially, the guitar work, brought me to a happier conclusion. It just felt good!

I love a good "Sad country song" much as anyone. Probably my favorite of the sub-genres within country music.

In the final conclusion, at least for me, I would like to see more substance in the lyrics. The verses don't tell too much about the singer (other than that she's sad). I want to see some interesting word play and/or some deeply personal insights ... not just "your love would last, I can't get past".

I love the vocals, both lead and harmony, and the third line of the chorus has an interesting structure to it.

Well done.
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Name: BridgeCreek
Location: Portland Oregon United States
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Bridge Creek is an acoustic folk/rock band from Portland, Oregon, formed in February 2007. With three strong vocalists and songwriters, they knew there was great potential to create a unique and original sound. Lisa Parrish (lead singer, rhythm guit... [see more]

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