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by rparker
February 14th, 2014, 7:10 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances with Ghosts - Take-2
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

Re: Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances with Ghosts - Take-2

This song got an overhaul. It all started with the additional character. Then a story of sorts. Then some song re-structure, etc, etc. In short, this song has been a very big learning experience. This is much different from a modular song that is simply about something. The linear nature of a story ...
by rparker
February 10th, 2014, 2:31 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: 12/14 Bob Dylan's Selling Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: 12/14 Bob Dylan's Selling Cars

Too many good songs of his to remember them all, much less fit them into a song like this. :)

I wish I was enjoying mine more these days, but hopefully soon. It's my favorite way to travel. :)
by rparker
February 10th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: 12/14 Bob Dylan's Selling Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: 12/14 Bob Dylan's Selling Cars

Hey man, that was cool. I enjoyed it. Songs like this always make me wait for my favorite element, as in my favorite Dylan tune getting worked in. Alas, hard to imagine how to fit "Just Like Tm Thumb's Blues" into anything automobile related. :lol: Well done, and I thought a big win on the tune sele...
by rparker
February 10th, 2014, 12:41 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances with Ghosts - Take-2
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

Re: Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances with Ghosts - Take-2

Hmmmm, that's a pretty good idea. I've been connecting her to the town through the man in the Dance Hall tragedy in my mind and have gone so far as to think of her as being there as a bit of a reward for the good life he's led or something to that affect after the tragedy/fire. Almost a pre-conceive...
by rparker
February 9th, 2014, 12:53 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: SSG12 - Week14 - Dancing with Ghosts - mp3 added
Replies: 19
Views: 4122

Re: SSG12 - Week14 - Dancing with Ghosts - mp3 added

Duuuuuuuddddddddddeeeee!!!!!!!

Yeah, that was dark. Wicked awesome. What an interesting touch at the end. I've heard that done to set a tone at the beginning of a song. This method let me not knowing what to think. hence, the "Dduuuuuuuuddddddeeeeeeee" moment.
by rparker
February 9th, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances with Ghosts - Take-2
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances with Ghosts - Take-2

I went a totally different direction than the first. Spoiler alert at the bottom after lyrics. This is part 70's AM Gold story telling of a tragedy and part Bruce Springsteen and part Counting Crows. Probably late 70's Pop-Rock until it can't be. OK, so this song as it is has a missing element. This...
by rparker
February 9th, 2014, 11:43 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances With Ghosts
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances With Ghosts

hi everyone, thanks for all of the feedback. Some songs take me no time to write to get to this stage, but can take 6 months or more to get to the next stage. The sad part is that I've only been trying to write songs seriously for about a year or so. The feedback I got on these lyrics so far is incr...
by rparker
February 9th, 2014, 11:10 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: 12/15 High School
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: 12/15 High School

You could even change a bit of the prom lyrics to include last weeks "Dances with Ghosts" theme. :mrgreen:

That's a pretty good song you got going there. it'll be interesting to see what a period of time does to it if you change it any this week.
by rparker
February 9th, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y12 W15 - Cold Times
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Y12 W15 - Cold Times

Thanks David. That was one of the ones I re-sang after "finding" my singing voice last November. It was a fun song to write and to do. All of the guitar layers might have been harsh, but such fun to play. Paralyzed by fear created, by the men who were well-dressed. The ones that we elected, scared u...
by rparker
February 9th, 2014, 6:08 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y12 W15 - Cold Times
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Y12 W15 - Cold Times

Another cheat, but I will write another one just to join in on the fun. Meanwhile, this is a song I did last year called Cold Times. I was inspired after listening to Neil Young's, "Cortez the Killer" and Pink Floyd's "Echoes". It is my perspective of the Cold War as a middle-schooler, which is 2-3 ...
by rparker
February 2nd, 2014, 5:10 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y12W14 Dancing with Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

Re: Y12W14 Dancing with Ghosts

and on my end, thick headed. :oops:

Nice song, again. :D
by rparker
February 2nd, 2014, 10:10 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y12 W14
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Y12 W14

I can dig it. I see where you're going. should be a cool tune.

One line seems a bit confusing:
"I dance with ghosts
Haunted by my past"

It reads like the ghosts are haunted by your past. Perhaps something like this, but less wordy.
"I dance with ghosts
haunting me from my past"
by rparker
February 2nd, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances With Ghosts
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Year 12 - Week 14 - Dances With Ghosts

Quite a few directions to take on this one. I ended up writing one giant, cheese-filled cliché. I have not recorded anything yet. I do not even have a tune in mind. I've not even decided on genre, although this does kind of steer me towards a bit of a Country Blues kind of thing. My biggest problem ...
by rparker
February 2nd, 2014, 8:11 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Year 12 Wk 14 - Dancing With Ghosts
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Re: Year 12 Wk 14 - Dancing With Ghosts

Sometimes the muse can't push the keys fast enough. Nice job. It sounds like the song came with an emotional price-tag, though. Alas, those are usually my best. :(
by rparker
February 2nd, 2014, 7:57 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y12W14 Dancing with Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

Re: Y12W14 Dancing with Ghosts

Hi James, I'm a bad combination of thick-headed and vastly inexperienced, so keep that in mind..... So, I'm having a bit of difficulty connecting the dots with this song. What is the action that is represented by the metaphor? That aside, I think it's a really nice sounding song for such short notic...