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(@huricane)
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Another song I have been working on. I play this in key of D with a i-I-v-iv progression then switch to I-V-IV for the "would". It sounds sadder than it should (ummmmm all those minors just might be a cause). But I really like the way it sounds...

See the man sitting there
leaning back in the wicker chair
Weathered hands and silver hair
looking proud, but not so old
A life story, never told
deep secrets, never shared
A hero perhaps, honored for deeds
If put to words, would any body read
would anybody hear
would anybody see
would anybody care
would anybody care

See the woman standing there
over by the spiral stairs
high heels and long blond hair
a smile so bright, eyes so cold
a mid life story to behold
dark secrets, never shared
A hero to none, only her mirror
If put to words would anybody hear
would anybody see
would anybody read
would anybody care
would anybody care

See the boy playing there
jumping tiles on a dare
laughing out loud, joy to spare
so courageous, acting so bold
A short life story to unfold
small secrets, always shared
a hero tomorrow, maybe
If put to words, will anybody see
will anybody read
will anybody hear
will anybody care
will anybody care

See all the people gathered here
they come from places far and near
so many voices loud and clear
some are tiresome, some are fun
Of their stories, which is the one
what secrets do they hold dear
Any hero's, of which I should tell
If put to words, would it sell
would anybody read
would anybody here
would anybody see
would anybody care


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(@tmarius)
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nice lyrics, reminds me (lyrically) of Streets of London


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(@huricane)
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Thanks TMarius.

To be honest, I do not know if I have ever heard of *Streets of London*. I will go look it up - it may be one of those songs that are way deep down in the recesses of the mind and it influenced what I was thinking.

Just looked it up. Lyrically, it is the in a similar vein as *Streets of London*. Still do not know if I have heard any of the versions ever played. Looking at the list of artists who have performed it (from 911tabs.com), the only ones I may have heard play it are Sinead O'Connor or the Sex Pistols (unlikely as I never paid any attention to their lyrics).


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(@tmarius)
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I think its a good song. would like to hear a recording of it if you have one


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(@huricane)
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I broke down this week and am in the process of getting the gear required to record it (that is a whole different endeavor entirely).

It will take few weeks, and I will post it.


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(@lit671)
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I liked the lyrics a lot, kind of made me alittle sad , i too would like to hear a recording of this when you get everything set up. I know what a project that can be. me and a buddy got a recording program for the computer and doesnt even seem like we scratced the surface of it. Good luck, look forward to hearing it


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(@huricane)
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I have posted the first verse of the song. Why only the first verse?....well, after the whirlwind of getting the recording stuff all setup and learning it, and then reviewing the first recordings, I realized the whole song would be 8 minutes long (I had never kept track of time when I am playing it), and therefore may not be allowed on any site due to size.

So I went ahead a cut it for now just to see if all worked out (the recording - which has a few ooops; the *mixdown*; the converting to mp3; the sign up with the cool moniker - imagine that, *huricane* was already taken; the uploading to the website).

Now I know what I did not know before.

http://www.soundclick.com/kevinomichael

I am curious how my rendition messhes with what was in your head reading the lyrics. It seems similar to reading a book before seeing the movie. Sometimes it was what you thought, other times it is a pleasnt surprise, and well, then there is the other category.


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