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A little pop ditty about a lovesick Romeo with, well... some issues.
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Lyrics
Shannon, dear, I hope you got my letters
That I’m writing you in care of your Mom
Let me guess: your Dad still hates me
Can it be two years since I been gone?

I’ve had the time to do a lot a thinkin’
You know I never meant to treat you so bad
I get a little crazy when I’ve drinkin’
My momma says I’m just like my dad

Shannon come back, whoa-oh
Shannon come back to me
Why can’t it be like it used to be?

I’ll never lay another finger on ya
Don’t know what got into me back then
But now I’ve changed and I’m in a program
Promise that I’ll never hurt you again

I know now I should ‘ve let you keep the baby
We could try again when I’m paroled
Soon as I’m out, got a job waiting for me
At a cycle shop on West Lake Road

Shannon come back
Shannon come back to me
Why can’t it be just like it used to be?

Bridge: I’m not angry now but I’m just sayin’
If you don’t answer, you just might regret
I couldn’t be held responsible and
Shannon you know I never forget.

Break

I hear the dude your with now drives a Volvo
Don’t see you ridin’ in that kinda car
Watcha want with a guy like that, Shan?
He’s got no tatts …he’s got no scars
Doesn’t know all the best bars

Shannon come back
Shannon come back to me
Why can’t it be just like it used to be?










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Hits: 2143
Comments: 32
Fans: 20
Plays: 104
Downloads: 37

Uploaded: Oct 03, 2011 - 01:48:35 AM
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2011 - 01:48:35 AM Last Played: Aug 28, 2017 - 04:29:32 PM
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Hardware:
Guitars, one mic
Software:
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Comments
Philip18 said 2180 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
First!
It's hard to understand why Shannon would reject the advances of this nice young man, so full of good intentions! All very amusing. I love the clean guitar sound you get, John, and your vocal is just right. Thanks for the download! And is that Shannon in the photo? She seems a delightful girl, too.
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johnwhitehead said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
First
He means so well, doesn't he? Thanks for stopping by, Phillip. Glad you enjoyed it.
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alackbass said 2180 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Shannon Come Back
Downloaded!
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johnwhitehead said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Back
Thanks, Andrew!
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tempie said 2180 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
there just aren't enough jailbird love songs
love it man. just posted a sprites tune to the tempie sound facebook page and this fits right up next to it. happily downloaded, thanks!
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johnwhitehead said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Jailbird
Thanks for the listen, Craig. Always great to hear from you. I'll check out sprites, too.
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RochaMalhada said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
According to the hair color
this could be the blues.... :-) but those eyes are quite stern, hmmm

Love the construction of this. Execution is flawless

. - Harold
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RochaMalhada said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
shades of
reminds me of Weezer's "Buddy Holly" for some reason

:-)

. - Harold

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johnwhitehead said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Blue
Thanks for the listen and the comments, Harold and for the bump in the chat room! Much obliged!
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Moviz said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Nice
and bright performance so fresh sounding...... never disappointed with your songs John.... love it, cheers M
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johnwhitehead said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Nice
Thanks, Maurice. Right back atchya.
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Feter said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Shannon Come Back
O this is a nice ditty really reminds me of early 60s ..Gerry and the pacemaker and all that crazy this is just great ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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johnwhitehead said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Come Back
Yes...Gerry & The Pacemakers, Freddy & The Dreamers, Herman's Hermits.
Beatles & Stones, of course. Those were my teeny-bop bands. I read something recently to the effect that our musical tastes are set at around age fourteen. I think there's truth in this. Obviously, most move beyond their teenage tastes, but when it comes to song writing I frequently default to this mode. I can't help it!
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TobinMueller said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Love...sick
I enjoyed the humor in the ironic storytelling lyrics. The only thing I was thinking: the singing is so innocent and sweetish. I thought there should be a moment when the violent anger of the singer comes through in the vocals.

Great photo, by the way. Fab lipstick
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johnwhitehead said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Lovesick
Thought about that, but I think his obliviousness is the point and central to the conceit of the song.

Thanks for the listen and comment!
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PeterB7858 said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Romeo with tatts....
Hi John. Romeo with tatts. Love it. Nice innocent pop tune with a twist. A change of style for you but much enjoyed. Take care, Peter.
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johnwhitehead said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Romeo
Thanks, Peter. This style is my roots, what I grew up playing: see note to Feter, above. Haven't posted much in this style here, but in addition to folky, bluegrass stuff, I'm still a sucker for 60's pop and folk/rock stylings.
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Vic Holman said 2179 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Shannon
neat tune, classic '60's sound (as in the bands as you mentioned to feter)
of course i'm a sucker for that 60's melody sound. nicely done!
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Relic67 said 2178 days ago (October 4th, 2011)
nice guys finish last
ah, there's nothing like a jangly guitar and a catchy melody.
nice harmonies on the chorus too.
kind of a fountains of wayne vibe lyrically. I like!

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DWL said 2177 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Always love your songs John
They appear effortless and that's the key to a great song.

Really nice feel and quality lyrics as usual.

Lovely twists and turns. Light and dark, light and dark.

And I forgot to say how much I enjoyed the very simple and effective way you've presented the song.

:) :)

Cheers

Dick



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Jarvoid said 2176 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Never a truer word
sang in jest....cracking song and just spot on in all departments........definite download.

Jarvo
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stevel said 2176 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Shannon come back
A very nicely performed song....a good story song! I like the acoustic playing/sound...nice and full
Very enjoyable
Steve
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kristyjo said 2176 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
So ironic it hurts-
I really love the total disconnect between the innocent pop sound and Romeo's 'issues'. This is a lot of fun to listen to.
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dave_b said 2174 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
Shannon Come Back
The bouncy uptempo style is an ironic contrast to the story being told. Strong structure and cool conversational lyrics. Nice melody & vocal.
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hackneybloke said 2174 days ago (October 9th, 2011)
shannon
ha....this is funny...you should be writing tunes for southpark.
i hope this is in no way autobiographical...you seem like such a gentle guy.
what have you got against volvos.....shannon's ex sounds like an anti-semite :)
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Slashh! said 2174 days ago (October 9th, 2011)
Shannon Come Back
Nice simple song. Good lyrics, classic break with Beatlesqe ending. Downloaded!
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sammydix said 2173 days ago (October 9th, 2011)
shannon
catchy as all from the first notes. i really like your songwriting style, John.
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Ed Hannifin said 2172 days ago (October 10th, 2011)
Yeah, British Invasion...
As interpreted through the mind of Warren Zevon...

Registers an eleven on the Creep-O-Meter...

Weird, weird, weird juxtaposition of the sunshiny power pop with the menace and dread of the lyric...

I can just imagine the Matthew Sweet/Richard Lloyd version....
MajesticTaylor said 2169 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Nice
I like the contrast between the upbeat pop sound and the somewhat dark theme -- it underlines how the protagonist probably has a skewed take on reality. The general idea reminds me of Charva by Frank Zappa. Check it out if you've never heard it. It sounds a lot different, but the theme is very similar.

I like the guitar work and vocal harmonies too. Nice work.
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Daugrin said 2162 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Hey John!
I'm late, this sounds like '64. This one is right from the middle of the road.

Daug
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Australina2011 said 2159 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Cool stuff
I love this song!! :)
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Warren Smith said 2120 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Mixed emotions
A brilliant piece of songwriting. It comes on with such innocence, then you realize it's a joke … and yet there remains the vestige of empathetic tenderness that I find touching - especially in that last verse where he just can't see his ex in a Volvo with a guy with no tatts. Nicely written and nicely performed.
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