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Just that - a simple song to break the spell of winter. Inspired in part by the work of John Brion.

Martin D18 acoustic guitar
Ibanez Road Star II Bass
Oxygen8 Keyboard
Drums on Demand
Samson USB mic
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Lyrics
Sunlight played on the floor today
Dancing dust and a window glaze
The cardinal calls its short sharp peep
Reminding me to buy more feed
Frost has lifted and the days grow longer
Time to get back on the bike
Subway fares are going up
But I’m not going down
Leave the coat hanging by the door
Scarf and gloves going in their drawer
Have I changed or am I the same
Too much time to think get out and play
Frost is gone and the days are longer
And I’m out on my bike
Riding around the streets of my town
Doing what I like
Song Stats
Hits: 3817
Comments: 86
Fans: 40
Plays: 285
Downloads: 119

Uploaded: Mar 25, 2009 - 04:02:45 PM
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2009 - 04:02:45 PM Last Played: Apr 03, 2016 - 07:36:47 PM
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The Infinites said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
I preferred the old version....
LOL!!!

Sweet, melancholy and a great slice of mellow to boot. Really like your spaces and guitar is spot on.

Jim
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bud said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
I pulled out two piano notes that i didn't like
now I hear two more - but I'll let it be. This was a quick breath of air for me - so it is what it is. Thanks for giving a listen. Twice.

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awigze said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Simple Song- Just that
elegant and simply a very nice tune.... good and clear vocals- get out and play
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bud said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Thanks!
I think I'll do just that.
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richard13 said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Thank God (and Bud) for simple songs
about longer days. Too bad about the subway fares but good thing about the scarf and gloves (and bike). I second the vote about getting out to play.
Cheers
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bud said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Last year when gas was high
more people road the trains and bikes. Now that the trains are up and we're all broke, Brooklyn's gonna look more like Amsterdam. Well - that's my dream. Thanks for stopping by.
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Feter said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Simple Song
WOooo ...this is so cool ...the peaceful thoughtful pace rhythm speaks
to me here ...tasty vocal ..very trippy on parts .very nice journey
this song is ...I LIKED this much ..thnx alot for the gem !!!!
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bud said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Oh Feter
You're always so generous. If it were up to you we'd all be rock stars.
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blindsidedpoets said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Simple Song
Catchy tune. Reminds me of Neil Young, and who doesn't love Neil Young!
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bud said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
I can never escape Neil Young - it's true
but I was thinking of John Brion's work on the I Heart Huckabees soundtrack.
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Ed Hannifin said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Cheers me right up....
I love the layers of things in the background blend... The bass sounds very solid to me and seems to serve as the glue... The main guitar lick is infectious....

Ed
bud said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Glad to give that smile another reason
I may have put the bass a little too far out front - but it was an experiment in pinning the song with something really simple and steady. The only way I could play it straight was to turn the shaker all the way up and everything else down while I did the bass.
This tune could use some tweaking - but it'll likely never get it.
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Vic Holman said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
breezy!
cool and laid back. some nice easy going guitar playing that sets up the feel nicely. The vocals have a nice leisure pace as well.
Spring... bring it on.
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Cheers Vic
You always inspire me to break out my acoustic - I just rarely record it.
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magnatone said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Simple Song
well this is just GREAT! i'm loving the guitar work here, and the way you've put this altogether just makes me want to go find a hammock to lay in. too bad it's freezing out and raining sideways. details, details. thanks for a very enjoyable song bud!
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
I needed to sing myself a lullaby.
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egobandit said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
oxygen 8
I have one of those. DOin what you like simple and great! Excellent lyrics BTW
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
I can't seem to keep up your energy Tim
but I have learned how to kick back when I have to. Thanks for stopping by.
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paul f. page said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Killer...
...bass, Bud. What a comfortable song...and with such wonderful guitar licks that peek in and out behind your vocal. You have really controlled the orchestration and never take it beyond where it supports (very tastefully) your vocal...Two nits: check your vocal pitch; maybe a little more energy in the vocal delivery. I'm in the hammock and nearly asleep...But maybe that was your intention. ... And, yes, we ARE on the same track: enough of this Winter business. Let's get on with the sunshine. (Hey, that could be a song title...gotta think about that.) Wonderful post.
Peace.
Paul
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
You always hear what I hope is sliding by
and I'm so glad you're honest about it. I do have pitch issues and I did do multiple takes of the vocals with different energy levels. In the end I went for a lazy feel that probably kills people like yourself with good ears. Loved your Winter elegy post.
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Andy-bm said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
I feel warmer now!
Cool tune. That USB mic sounds great.
bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Thanks Andy
The CO1U has its detractors - but I love it. But what do I know - I'm a lo-fi guy.
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Relic67 said 2921 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
mellow
enjoyed this mellow tune. got me looking forward to spring even though there are no signs of it yet where I am....




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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
It's coming -
you just have to believe.
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guygrooves said 2921 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Needed this...
Sick of winter. Great song Bud. I am looking forward to getting my bike out ....and the golf clubs. Thanks for cheering me up.
Peace
Guy
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Happy to oblige Guy
Thanks for stopping by.
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racerat said 2921 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
sweet then short
The bass in this is really sweet. Super tone. Very mellow sleepy calming happy ditty. I can just feel the sun on my face and the wind in my stubble. Cheers B.

P
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Glad you liked te bass
I worked on the tone for quite a while cause I wanted to put it out front.
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Youra said 2921 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Winter
Seems we all had a long and freezing winter from both part of the ocean ! I spend it listening a lot of John Brion's work as I was cutting a movie using some of his compositions as guide track. Your song borrows his light-hearted, warm and mellow feeling, and you sing it with a remarkable laid back attitude. Guitar and bass are really cool too… loved it and downloaded.
Cheers Bud !
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Cutting a movie - cool!
I think Brion's great - glad you connected to this. Thanks for downloading.
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Rebsie said 2921 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Enjoyed
Sweet! Was half expecting a Buddha blip solo in the middle ... maybe next time. :)
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
The Buddha was within
on this one - couldn't you tell?
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spitlogic said 2921 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Sweet
Not sure if this is the best word to describe it, but it felt like such a heartfelt track. I think the song itself is a very nice gesture. I'm diggin it.
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Heartfet is a real compliment
That's where our music comes from isn't it?
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Outtaorbit said 2921 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
This great
Passing through music.....nicely done
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Passing through? Like fiber?
Am I that old already?
Cheers!
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lavalamp said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Nothing Simple
Appropriate song. The smooth, dulcet tones of Bud.

Like it man.

Dave
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
I was really going for Bing or Dean
now that you mention dulcet tones. Thanks Dave.
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davisamerica said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
i don't know
where you would want to pull anything out of this ..... captured a heart in conversation ... nicely done dawg
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davisamerica said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
btw ...
downloaded ... you knew i would
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
You're too kind Jack
as always. I just wanna be your dawg.
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Char said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
I got the same feeling
as I did when I watched Paul Newman ride a bike in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Happy with the little things. Thanks.
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Raindrops keep falling....
Thanks Char - that's very sweet.
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guitapick said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
~
:)
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
What's that other thing?
A pony tail or something?
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Calchas said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Easy does it...
Beautiful rootsy acoustic rock Kevin.

Pensive. Slightly melancholy.

Good-time feelings abound.

Two thumbs up man.

Be well friend!
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Thanks Michael
Nice to have you back - along with the crocuses.

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Hydrogen3 said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Simple Song
This is a very nice kick back song!! It really grows on ya!! Holley :)
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Be careful -
It's hard to wash off - and if you let it get on your couch it'll never leave.
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jiguma said 2920 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Somewhere between
"San Francisco" and "A Horse With No Name" :) I like songs which focus on the small things - leaving the coat on the door, sunlight on the floor etc. This is a really enjoyable, low-key song which is strangely relaxing (and for which I am incredibly late).

No matter how many piano notes you remove, you'll always find more :)

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bud said 2920 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Welcome to the strangely relaxing page
there is no such thing as being late. Thanks for moseying on over.
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musichead said 2920 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
this happened.....
This happened at my house yesterday. I think we all change. I love the story and the music fits! Sounds like a tune I could play bass on!!! nice bud!
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bud said 2920 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
We do all change - you're right
Feel free to play along.
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Scott Carmichael said 2920 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
just in time too
this works for me Kevin... it's a perfect way to frame the familiar imagry... the lyric and relaxed vibe make you feel at home right away...

it will be mid sixties and sunny today... I'll be 85 feet up in the air on a billboard.. so this song is relief for me... not a moment to soon

by the way that d-18 sounds great

excellent job

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bud said 2920 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Thanks Scott
I really fought how simple (duh) the lyrics are - but wanted to go with unremarkable observations to highlight the comfort of the mundane (though I still cringe at times). It's a nice older Martin 1969 (with original strings! - lol) - time for a change.
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sheilad said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
I don't think
my weather man got the memo that the frost is gone and the days are longer. Downloaded so that if spring EVER arrives here I can hang out on the deck relaxing to this tune... Thanks for giving me hope...!
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bud said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Hang in there
and thanks for the download - that's a real compliment.
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einstien said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
i must say
this is very nice.
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bud said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
I must say
Thank you very much.
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garodaro said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Simple and sweet
The lyrics are very nice and just as advertsied....simple. There is definitely elegance in the simplicity. I guess what I mean is, it's poetic without trying too hard. That's what I strive for. Nice playing, too.
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bud said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
It's a fine line
Thanks for the support.
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thoddi said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
I'm with Ed
You cheer me up with this one.

The little things, the near things, the good ones... sometimes we forget to notice them... thanks for the reminder.
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bud said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
I'm happy to be the reminder
Gosh - I never really expected this tune to connect the way it has. What a nice bunch you all are.
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tokai said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
hI bud
I will be back on track soon to get your tune rolling and rocking. Spring tune, upbeat and with great laid back vibe.
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bud said 2918 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Hey Steve
Let me know when you're ready for the latest tracks. Thanks for stopping by.
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mowguy3 said 2919 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
You may call it simple
I call it a great feel good tune. Nice stuff you got here. Thanks.
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bud said 2918 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Russ
Been riding my bike the last few days and I feel good.
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lengold said 2919 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I was only
thinking yesterday how nice it will be to leave off the heavy jacket in the mornings, just around the corner now.
You have captured that mood perfectly. Lovely gentle song and very well performed.
Cheers
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bud said 2918 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Nice of you to stop by Len
Hang up that heavy jacket.
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Day-Dreamer said 2918 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Awesome
Nothing simple about this song Bud :)
It's simply beautiful and just made my day.
Thank you.

Dorothy


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Day-Dreamer said 2918 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Downloaded
for my Ipod.. Of course:)
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bud said 2918 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Glad you enjoyed
Thanks for dropping in.
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FEEL said 2918 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Relaxing
I love it when acoustic guitar and piano accompany each other. It's almost like they get lost in one other and the listener has to turn it up just a bit more to realize... "Yeah... there's piano in there." Great vocals and I like the breaks in the music. The picture would make a great desktop as well. Thanks for sharing.
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bud said 2918 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I was thinking the same thing
about the piano the other day. Then I realized its another string instrument - with a bigger box. Thanks for sharing your observations.
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Joe Brady said 2917 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
I love the feel of this song...
Last thing I would call it is simple. The poetry speaks strongly to me (though we haven't quite had 60's yet); little cold and windy here still, but I can feel it coming. I just had to pick up my guitar and play along. I'd say you're back on your game and it is stronger than ever. Nice tune, Bud. It's the observations we choose that give us our frame of mind. It's been a long winter, but it's got to give way now (inner scream of joy happening now;-).
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bud said 2917 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Joe - that was so nice to read
It's been a tough day and this just made it a whole lot better. Thanks!
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Ibstrat said 2914 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Listening
to this put me in a good mood.Spring is finally sort of here.Great bass/guitar sounds and a beautiful mix.
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bud said 2914 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Thanks Mark
This was my good vibes rite of spring tune. Now it's back to dark metallic meanderings.
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LunaTrick said 2913 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Kevin - simplicity
Is sometimes just the right tonic. Thanks for this!
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musicmarket said 2913 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
simple song......?
hello bud.

your song is just..... wonderful.
its the most beautiful song, i listend to in the last couple of weeks.

especially the lyrics, and your interpretation of it ....
but the whole song, the calm in it. everything fits. everything is right. in itself. even the fade out seems to be perfect.

that is exactly the feeling that I have, when I ride down to the side of the river spree (the river, which flows through berlin) , just to smoke a cigarette in the evening-hours of early spring and also mostly to see things from a different angle.

...have i changed or am i the same..

with songs like this, you can nearly brake my heart, the place, where this comment comes from. really.

thumbs up.
best from berlin
olaf (now with a "simple song" on his pod)

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SmokeyVW said 2913 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
spring hopes eternal
this is so childlike in a mature way, if you know what i mean...

a lovely balance of instruments and vocals - you nailed it, man

thanks

and don't you dare change those two notes!


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sloparts said 2908 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
This is a great song about Spring
winters over, it's time to start living again. Love the simple song, and the way you kept it that way musically. Easy laid back kinda springtime feeling. Nice track Kevin

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Trillian said 2871 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
I really enjoyed this : )
"A simple life is it's own reward." Sometimes I forget that, so I put this on my iPod to remind me. Thanx. You have a pleasant voice. : )
Schello said 2869 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
...
use the tune for my next trip in central Amrika..Tnx Mr. Bud
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ste said 2532 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
just
looking at some older songs on mjs. this is quality. love the tone of the guitar and the melody. nice vox. excellent
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mikkinylund said 2532 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
Great Pop
Great opening guitar tracks, and, I really lie the chosen simple drum track which goes very well with the vocals. Almost has a Joy Division feel to it if you ask me, mixed with American trad. rock? The vocals are so dry ( I hope thats okay to say, and I love the vocals, don't take me wrong), but it's not the vocals you'd expect from or within this song. "The cardinal calls its short sharp peep. Reminding me to buy more feed." That is GOLD if anything.
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