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Slow Train



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We didnt cultivate a family tree in my family growing up. We did visit graves on a few Memorial days. One hundred miles away in a small church grave yard. All farmers by trade. My extended family of aunts and uncles are all dead as are my parents, so I am afraid that the stories went with them. That is the thought that came before this song. The feeling of being on a train from nowhere. Enough said..
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Come with me
We'll take a drive
Out to a country church
With a graveyard beside
I am going to search through the tall grass
For stones of my own
You know
I see my father
He is standing with me so alone

I'm on the train from nowhere
Riding in my car all alone

I, I didn't know my grandparents
I didn't ride in their car
Or sit on their knee
And like their parents before them
I will pass on that legacy

Give me a slow train
Give me a sleeper car
The rhythm of the tracks
And a dream about home

Yeah give me that slow train
Give me wide open spaces
The rhythm of the tracks
And a dream about home
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Uploaded: Jun 11, 2015 - 07:22:24 PM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015 - 07:31:56 AM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 12:10:18 AM
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Little_Hooligan said 1591 days ago (June 11th, 2015)
Slow Train
I didn't know my grandfolks either..and the more I think of those that have passed on that I did know.. well I really didn't know that much! It's so good that you can express yourself in such a way.. I salute you..reminds me of a Band influence...
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Philip18 said 1591 days ago (June 12th, 2015)
Slow Train
Has a sort of John Prine sound to the vocal - which I like. Plenty of variety in the arrangement, with some powerful buildups. There's a fuzzy rhythm guitar in the mix that I might have tamed a bit (I find it muddies the sound) but that's a small thing in my overall enjoyment of what you've done here. Good one, Tim!
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Warren Smith said 1590 days ago (June 12th, 2015)
Curses handed down generation to generation. Well, if not curses, at least patterns.

But there is a difference. You are able to mitigate the pain by singing about it .. by capturing the angst in thoughtful expression .. and sharing the awareness with others. Your songs lighten the darkness.

These existential explorations of nowhere have become your forte. You take us there .. show us the sorrow .. and somehow temper the anguish by the disclosure.

You keep showing us that even nowhere is somewhere : )
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FEEL said 1590 days ago (June 12th, 2015)
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Well thought out composition, love the way it fades in pulling me along. The guitars counter reacting to the beat is genius. Vocal arrangement is strong and the melody gives me goosebumps.
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MarkHolbrook said 1589 days ago (June 13th, 2015)
A lot to consider
When I think about my own life, background, path, etc. Nicely done. Deep and meaningful.
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hackneybloke said 1587 days ago (June 15th, 2015)
slow train
there's something pleasingly and abstractly naive about the piano intro.... as though the composer is waiting for an idea to form. then, a guitar and vocal joins in and suddenly the piece has form and clarity.

you think you have an idea of where it's going....then the band kicks in and you're surfing a really cool nostalgia trip. the whole thing is rolling stones and a lot more and there's plenty going on to distract and divert with a really top-notch mix and orchestration.

it doesn't matter what you're singing about here - you're speaking to us all in any dialogue we choose to engage in.....isolated fragments of the train journey you mention in your song description.

you avoid cliché in every aspect.....this is so self-assured and relaxed. great song-writing....great track. slightly weird in places....you're clearly an interesting date.

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PeterB7858 said 1585 days ago (June 17th, 2015)
Slow Train
What Julian said :-) Self-assured is a great description. You almost seem to have jumped the shark in terms of confidently communicating your musical ideas to your audience. Tasty melange of ideas and influences. Fine song and performance. So glad I dropped by. Thanks, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 1584 days ago (June 18th, 2015)
really like your song writing, good to hear this, wonderful work and a great performance, very much enjoyed.

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grah3am said 1579 days ago (June 23rd, 2015)
I like the relaxed, confident groove, which comes as a bit of surprise after the childlike opening.
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KCsGROOVE said 1578 days ago (June 24th, 2015)
slow train
this piece made me think about my family, my parents died quite young, but my granma died at 102. Now my only familymember is my younger brother...
a fine song, very personal
enjoyed it
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egobandit said 1567 days ago (July 5th, 2015)
Sleeper car
funny that one person can never know what another persons journey really is , Nice guitar in this and singing really well done!
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TobinMueller said 1507 days ago (September 3rd, 2015)
Intimate and sweet
The intro made me think of you alone at the piano, moving from daydream to full fledged song-arrangement. Really nice when the band kicks in.

I didn't any of my grandparents. They all died before I was born. Yet, from not just the stories, but the love and pain shared from my mom and dad I came to feel their presence. Especially my maternal grandfather who was a violinist in the theatre and played banjo, but was never able to make one job last long and died penniless. I have his eyes and hairline. And his stories and perhaps aspirations deep inside. This is what you song made me recall. Thanks for sharing this. Intimate and sweet nostalgia.
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