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John West


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Damroze

 Genre: Country-Western
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This song is the result of a fairly lengthy conversation with a bill collector who calls himself a private investigator. The name has been changed for singability.
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Lyrics
When scofflaw hippies will not pay their depts.
There's a man out west that will bring them to justice
He'll call all of their relatives
and insult them on the phone
He will not quit
until the job is done

His Name's John West
and He's the Best
P.I. in the state of Nevada
and he won't stop
Until he get's his cut
on the repo of a ten year old Honda

His wife was a Vegas showgirl in her youth
Now her skin's like leather from the tanning booths
She has two Chihuahuas
and a Cock-a-poo
John ain't had no lovin'
Since 1992

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Bridge:

He watched too many detective shows when he was a kid
Thought he was James Garner or maybe Tom Selleck
Now he stares at the wall of his cubicle everday
Eating microwave nachos
and putting on the weight.

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C. 2010 David Michael Damroze
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Downloads: 53
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Aug 01, 2010 - 10:56:09 AM
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2010 - 10:56:09 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 06:22:09 PM
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fasteddie said 2580 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Cool song
I like the lyrics and vocals.

Unlike most C&W. It's far more gritty which makes this better IMO.
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Damroze said 2579 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Thanks Eddie,
if you get away from the top 40 stuff, there's quite a bit of grit in Country Music. Hayes Carll would be a good place to start.
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Char said 2579 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
I don't
like country western but I love your sardonic sense of humor, evident in your vocal stylings. You are like Weird Al Yankowic. You delight with your subject matter, your satire and those creative rhymes.."Cock-a-poo" 1992. This could go viral on You Tube, kid. :)
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Damroze said 2579 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Glad you like it Char...
maybe we should coolaborate again :-)
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VicDiesel said 2579 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Two for the price of one
When your song started playing I immediately muted it because I thought something else one my computer was playing a different track through it. But no. Play, mute, play.... It's really your song that sounds like two songs. I'm guessing that your guitar is a shuffle rhythm which the drum track (which is too soft) is a straight 8. It really doesn't fit. The bass could also have something to do with it. Listen at 2:06.

Pity, because otherwise it's a good song.
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Damroze said 2579 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
I kept the drums low on purpose.
I personally think a lot of current music has the drums too loud which kills the subtlety of the vocals and other accompaniment by nailing it down too hard to the beat.
I also disagree on the drum beat. There is a subtle syncopation going on, for instance , between the bass and cymbal.
But, I am primarily a songwriter and not that concerned with production. You are welcome to do your own arrangement if you otherwise like the song.
I can send you the chord sheet.
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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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