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Christian Folks in Mobile Homes


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Monkaton

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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This is an old song I wrote and recorded over twenty years ago on a four-track Fostex cassette recorder. It is on my first album "The Return of the Well-Known Trout" which is available on iTunes. It is in the key of C, for those of you at home keeping score, with a change to Ab and Ab6 to an Am7 and to the dominant fifth G to return to the song. See, you thought this songwriting schtick was easy huh?

The title is taken from a trailer park in Mid-Mizzourah. It has since closed, or opened under heathen management because they did away with the sign. Anyway, see what you think and let me know.
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Lyrics
Christian Folks in Mobile Homes

They drove the prairies and combed the hillsides
For something more than a piece of land.
They sent some postcards, and made their phone calls
Looking for diamonds in fields of sand.

And then it hit them, create an Eden
With modern living and installment loans.
It would be heaven, a rock of ages
Christian Folks in Mobile Homes.

They got a culture, it comes in cans
It’s easy open with a stay fresh lid.
There’s nothing better, from here to heaven.
They love their mothers, and they wash the kids

Something was missing, something they needed.
Create a market with microphones.
No need to wonder, any longer
We’re settled Christian Folks in Mobile Homes

They got a franchise, from coast to coast.
They even got themselves a TV show.
Beamed ‘round the world, from star to star.
These Christian Folks are driving Christian cars

And then it hit them, they had their Eden.
The money’d made them, they were on their own.
To roam the planets and cruise the oceans
Christian Folks in Mobile Homes.

Can’t trust the Russians, they never met God
As for the Japanese, they look like clones.
Not sure of Catholics, don’t move around much.
Not like these Christian Folks in Mobile Homes

Mother Mary, full of grace and fear
Mother Mary, why are you not here.
It’s all true, it’s all true.
Song Stats
Hits: 1168
Comments: 6
Fans: 7
Plays: 45
Downloads: 12
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Apr 06, 2015 - 03:23:45 PM
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015 - 03:26:56 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 02:36:10 AM
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Hardware:
Fostex 4-track tape recorder, Fender Jazz Bass, Fender Strat, a digital delay machine and an old drum machine.
Software:
Garage Band
Comments
egobandit said 927 days ago (April 6th, 2015)
mobile homes
funny how many are not mobile,, I like the lyrics in this alot and the pluck guitar playing, kind of trippy at the end, the drums sound distant but it could be my speakers cool song
Check out my latest song called You Can Try
Philip18 said 926 days ago (April 6th, 2015)
Mobile homes
Interesting lyrics. Plenty going on in the arrangement, with good variety. Energetic vocal. I liked the touch of Lucy In The Sky sounds which take it out. Much enjoyed!
Check out my latest song called First Night Alone
DWL said 926 days ago (April 7th, 2015)
Great fun Tim!
25 years ago I also had a Fostex 4 track (still have in fact!) - not bad are they?

Loved the lyrics and that vocal effect.

Cheers

Dick
Cheers


Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Monkaton said 922 days ago (April 11th, 2015)
Christian Folks on Mobile Trips
Thanks for the visits and comments.

Dick, I had a lot of problems with my Fostex which were very frustrating to work through. I will say, however, that it did record well.
Check out my latest song called The Chord
woofer3 said 908 days ago (April 25th, 2015)
Christian Folks in Mobile Homes
- really like this, a strong structured song with a nice warm feel to it with and a clear mix as well. Great lyrics too. May I say - Hallelujah.
Check out my latest song called Drunken bakers [08-01]
Monkaton said 581 days ago (March 17th, 2016)
Thanks John
I'm only a year late in thanking you John for your expertise.
Check out my latest song called The Chord
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Name: Tim Kniest
Location: Jiffytown MO United States
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