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Feet of Clay w/Selters


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Mainly a solo type fingerpicking piece with vocals done live style. Added overdubs of harmonica and the cool voice of Selters added on the chorus. Lyrics could apply to a lot of different situations. I hope they spark something in you that you can identify with!
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Lyrics
I'm just a lonely sailor on an endless sea, I wonder if you realize this is just me
I'm not asking you to wonder or to care about what's right or wrong or even fair
Am C G
There is a sea wind blowing me away
Am C G
From you and your feet of clay


There's grain in the hold and there's rum in the kegs,
I know what you're thinking, that I'm just the dregs
But when the wind fills the sails with air, I'll lean back and smile in my chair

Chorus

I've got a line in the water, my bait is on my hook
Once I was innocent but now I have a cynical look
And the way the fish are biting it's a joke
So I lean back and blow back your smoke
chorus

There maybe storms on the water so I leave without delay
But the sun is still shining as I sail away
Well you can have your gold, I'm happy just to pay your toll

chorus
Song Stats
Hits: 3874
Comments: 26
Fans: 4
Plays: 306
Downloads: 132
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Feb 27, 2006 - 08:17:35 PM
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2006 - 10:29:20 AM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 10:46:12 PM
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Comments
jiguma said 4305 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
Back porch folk
This reminded me I must get a harmonica! Nice lyrics and pickin' Tom
- the combination of voices with Selters suits really well too. I can
imagine the two of you singing this on a back porch somewhere warm,
coffees on the table. Like it!
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
bronco said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Back porch folk
Thanks Neil! Harmonica's work great for overdub recording because you don't
have to be a virtuoso. Just find a few notes that work and it can add a whole
nother flavor to a song.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
clay it down
Hey Tom,
I love this song, I love your voice and the wonderful vibe this tune has.
Selters does a good job with the backgound vocals, if fits perfectly.
Nice harmonica playing and feel. I can indentify with this song.
I am just a big Bronco fan, and this is a great Bronco tune.

Cheers
J.K

bronco said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
clay it down
Thanks Mr. K, I really do appreciate your support. You make me feel like it is
really worthwhile to keep writing these songs!
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
stevel said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Great stuff!
Really lovely track Bronco....great vocals and harp...I love the harmonies
with Selters on the chorus..adds another dimension to the 'Bronco sound'
Great stuff indeed
Steve
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bronco said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Great stuff!
Thanks Steve! Another "old song" from my repertoire made new again with
the addition of Selters and the harmonica.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
mmm...call me Ishmael...
very nice fingerpicking and vocals (I like how the modulations in your singing parallel the undulations of the sea) ...the chorus kind of detracts from the loneliness of the song but is nonetheless very luring aurally...the music is very minimalist and lulling but juxtaposed against some very strong, poetic words that betray one's internal struggles and potentially some very emotional waves from somewhere very deep and hidden (and perhaps quite as vulnerable as the feet of clay), not unlike the sea...overall, the song has a very strong Hemingway overtone, not to mention all the similar uses of literary motifs and biblical references...therefore, I don't think this is just a simple back porch song...well, at least not for those who appreciate all the subtleties and literary references in your poetry...in any case, I think you are using your songs as the bait, right?...beautiful, subtle and elegiac...thanks for paying the toll of making music, but for whom the bell tolls?
bronco said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
mmm...call me Ishmael...
Fang Fang,

You correctly observed that I thought this was one of my songs where I
wanted the vocal and words to dominate and be up front. I don't really write
"story" songs but I have written a couple like this where the lyrics are open
ended enough that people can write their own stories into them. At least that
is my intent!
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
thetiler said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
nice singin and playin
I liked the harmony as well. I like that fingerpicking and how it does have
the sailing feeling.

Nice!
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bronco said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
nice singin and playin
Thanks Bill!

Appreciate the comment on the fingerpickin. This is about as fancy as I get in
accompanying a vocal and it took me a lot of practice to be able to play this
and sing at the same time.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
selters said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
A beautiful song!
I loved this song from the first time i heard it. This is the type of music i love! Your playing is exceptional and well, you know what I think about your Voice mister. Im glad you gave me the chance to add some colours to this one:). Fantastic work!
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bronco said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
A beautiful song!
Thanks Magnus! Everyone agrees that the harmonies sound great! Your
angelic voice agains't my rough, gruff one seems to work well! Let's do it
again sometime?
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
selters said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
A beautiful song!
Sure thing! I will be more then willing to! I just gotta say one more time how lovely I think this song is!!

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said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Way to go guys...
This is a really fine, organic colaboration. A live feel that that sells
it all the more. Your vocals together (great harmonies) are rich and
intimate. Thanks for putting this up.
Jack
bronco said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Way to go guys...
Thanks Jack! Even though this song was written a long time ago, I was
thinking of you and the sail boat you used to have as I was posting this. I was
wondering whether you would see it and like it since it nominally was about
sailing and the sea. I'm happy that you did find it and like it! I never was a
sailor, which is a shame because I think I would have loved it, but I have taken
many, many trips out into the Gulf of Mexico in an 19 foot boat with a
Johnson 75 horsepower outboard on it. I never felt smaller or more unsure of
my place in the cosmos than when I looked down one day and saw a shark
about twice the size of the boat!!
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
dwwave said 4305 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Really Cool
Hi
Really enjyed the Guitar work , Harmonica and the chorus with Selters
made a great addition to the song. This is a good one!
Great lyrics too!
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bronco said 4304 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Really Cool
Thanks David!I like that you like!
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
screamalexz said 4304 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
folky
like how you left in the chords. a very folky voice, like selters harmony. think the harmonies could maybe be a little more in the background not sure. nice guitar playing. like the addition of harmonica.
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bronco said 4298 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
folky
Thanks for your comments. I would leave all the chords in every time but for
some reason you can't copy and paste and have them end up in the right
positions so you practically have to retype everything.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
jgurner said 4304 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Awesome
A great tune to listen to as the (already slightly warm and muggy)
Mississippi "winter" evening sets in. A very homespun feel. Nicely done
guys.
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said 4304 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
After My Work This Weekend
It's so, so good to hear a real acoustic guitar. The additional voices on the
chorus are very well done. I like the directness of the lyrics and the main
vocal as well. And that forlorn harmonica .... sigh.
Ed Hannifin said 4304 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Something really cool happens...
...when selters comes in on the choruses...

I really like the harmonica playing. There isn't enough harmonica
playing on this site...

I find myself wishing you'd gone with two mics, for the gutar and the
voice; at times they sound a little distant, and I suspect there is more
tone in that D-18 than I'm hearing...

The lead vocal seems to become more confident as it goes along...

There's a nice feeling in this, all through, and a nice feeling in the
collaboration...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
Moses said 4304 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
peaceful
i loved the guitar picking in this, i did like the combination of the two
of your vocals, this was a very enjoyable piece, i hope you two collab
again too!
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Rebsie said 4298 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Nice one boys!
Lovely harmonies! Very sweet tune and very atmospheric. I hope you
guys are going to do more stuff together ...
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said 4294 days ago (March 10th, 2006)
Lonely sailor sells his song
Loving your style all the more, Tom. Man, I always picture you playing
and strumming on a woodsy/farmsy front porch. Very cool harmony. Is
this the first time you harmonized with yourself? Excellent bead on
pathos.
said 4294 days ago (March 10th, 2006)
Lonely sailor sells his song
Oh, I'm stupid. I see now that it is Selters' voice layered over yours. No
wonder it's all smooth and good. LOL. Way to go, Swelters!

I should read the description and song title before writing!!!

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