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Hang on to Your Red Coat

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This is a song about girls I've known who jump from guy to guy and put me in the middle somehow. These women are irresistable but are the biggest problem.
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I knew a girl named Red
Her man was green because Red wanted to get with me
Red got upset when I said,
"Could you ever be so free?"

Hang on to your coat, Red
Hang on to your red coat
I know how you come and go
Everybody knows

I knew a girl named Violet
She was darker than Red
Violet's style is one of doom
Her body is covered in tatoos
Violet's smile lit up the room
But there was always a lampshade over her head

Hang on to your blues, Violet
Hang on to your violet blues
I know you love you know who
Everybody knows you do

And everyone says "No"
When those girls say "Let go"
What do you do if they ever grab ahold?
Hang on to your red coat
Hang on to your red coat
Hang on to your red coat
Hang on to your red coat

Now I see who Red is with
and it makes me kind of sick.
Now I see who Violet's with
and it makes me kind of sick.
I should've stayed along
with the girl who loved my songs.
She used to wait outside by my doorstep.
Now I see who she is with and it makes me kind of sick
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Uploaded: Nov 03, 2008 - 02:38:47 AM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2008 - 02:38:47 AM Last Played: Apr 19, 2019 - 08:34:19 AM
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Computer, Ibanez acoustic guitar
ted23 said 3912 days ago (November 3rd, 2008)
Really catchy.
Cool lyrics and your voice really suits the song.
Quite Tom Petty-ish I though.
The song bopped along very nicely and I thought the sparce deep drum was a great touch
Feter said 3911 days ago (November 3rd, 2008)
Hang on to Your Red Coat
Nice song ..good energetic strummins ..singing as well
good arrangement for this ...Rock on !
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MarkHolbrook said 3910 days ago (November 4th, 2008)
Very nice
and a good message too!

Your vocals are great but could be better with some EQ and maybe a double track! You have a great voice.

Guitar sounds nice. I'm not much for the drum personally but I can see what it adds to the song.

Really nice! I'd love to see you do a real clean retake of this with multi tracked vocals, Bass and true rock drums... it would make a good ballad!
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Joe Brady said 3909 days ago (November 5th, 2008)
You've got
an infectious vocal sound; maybe it's writing, I don't know, but it's pretty cool. I like the angle you're going after in the lyrics, tackles a touchy subject with wry humor and humility, which I think is a killer combination.

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stevel said 3908 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
You are a talented songwriter...keep em coming!
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Name: Joe G.
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