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Chasing Shadows


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PeterB7858

 Genre: Acoustic

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Haven't posted a vocal track for a while. Wrote this song over the last week or so.

Live vocal and guitar takes tidied up in Logic Pro X.

PRS Angelus Standard recorded with proprietary p/u and AKG large diaphragm condenser. Vocals with same AKG large diaphragm condenser.

Not sure about the song. Ballad style but perhaps a bit dirge-like?

Anyway, I have quite a few songs to record so I had to get back on the horse.

See what you think.

Kind regards,

Peter.
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Lyrics
Chasing Shadows - Peter Bowen (October 2015) CAPO 3

Opening Riff

[Am] Night time in the [G] desert
[Am] Fire in the [G] sky
[Am] A blaze of cut glass [G] crystal
From [Am] on high (riff1)

[Am] The Southern Cross [G] heroic
[Am] Proudly points the [G] way
[Am] And guides this weary [G] travelling
Emigre [Am] (riff2)

[C] A distant train is [G] calling out
The [Dm] Ghan* is on the [Am] run
[Fmaj7] It’ll pass by Coober [Em] Pedy
With the [Am] sun (riff1)

[C] Wish I was on that [G] fast train
[Dm] Rolling down the [Am] line
[Fmaj7] Heading home to [G] find
Some piece of [Am] mind (riff2)

Break over verse and chorus

Mercury the wanderer
Orion on the hunt
A life spent chasing shadows
At the front

The beauty of the outback
Stole my heart away
That fair but fickle maiden
Held me sway

[C] A distant train is [G] calling out
The [Dm] Ghan is on the [Am] run
[Fmaj7] It’ll pass by Coober [Em] Pedy
With the [Am] sun (riff1)

[C] Wish I was on that [G] fast train
[Dm] Rolling down the [Am] line
[Fmaj7] Heading home to [G] find
Some piece of [Am] mind (riff2)

[C] That distant train’s still [G] calling out
The [Dm] Ghan is on the [Am] run
[Fmaj7] It’ll pass by Coober [Em] Pedy
With the [Am] sun (riff1)

[C] Wish I was on that [G] fast train
[Dm] Rolling down the [Am] line
[Fmaj7] Heading home to [G] find an
Old love of [Am] mine (riff2)

Closing riff

*The Ghan is the name of an iconic train that travels between Darwin in the Northern Territory to Adelaide in the south through the desert centre of Australia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghan
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Uploaded: Nov 04, 2015 - 04:04:25 AM
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015 - 04:11:28 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 06:15:14 PM
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Comments
Philip18 said 476 days ago (November 4th, 2015)
Chasing shadows
Beautiful guitar tone. Thoughtful lyrics. Warm vocal. Might be interesting to try an upbeat version, but keep this one ready for your next solo performance! Gaby wants to go on the Ghan, so we might do that sometime...
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PeterB7858 said 475 days ago (November 4th, 2015)
A trip?
Thanks, Philip. The song does have an "anthems" element that would probably scale up. Jude and I want to go on the Ghan, as well. Let's talk. Tonight :-)
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Franciscus_Henri said 475 days ago (November 4th, 2015)
Goods to hear you
singing again. A very provocative song and whilst I like the simple approach you've chosen I think I can hear a mighty and strong treatment "calling out"The makings of an Aussie Classic.
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PeterB7858 said 475 days ago (November 4th, 2015)
Upscale?
Thanks, Franc. Glad you liked it. More than happy to work with you and Phil et. al. to work this one up. Happy to hear your thoughts. Talk soon. Take care, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 475 days ago (November 5th, 2015)
chasing shadows
wonderful song, Peter
I like the picture you paint here, fine lyrics
and fine playting ofcourse
enjoyed
KC
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PeterB7858 said 475 days ago (November 5th, 2015)
As always
Thanks, KC. You support is solid, as always, as are your kind words. It will be interesting to see where this song heads. As Franc pointed out, I think the chorus, especially, has a chance of going somewhere pretty good. Take care.
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Narad said 475 days ago (November 5th, 2015)
Chasing Shadows
Beautiful listen ! Bravo Peter !
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PeterB7858 said 475 days ago (November 5th, 2015)
Appreciative
Thank you, Harald. I really appreciate your time and encouraging words. Take care.
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Bowman said 475 days ago (November 5th, 2015)
There’s a longing
to both your lyrics and the music that’s engaging.
Much enjoyed Peter.
Charlie
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PeterB7858 said 475 days ago (November 5th, 2015)
Longing on the long road
Thanks, Charles. Longing on the long road :-) Just the feeling I was searching for. I appreciate your supportive comments. Take care.
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Dean-Resonator said 472 days ago (November 8th, 2015)
Coober Pedy
A very classy song Peter. Well played and well recorded. You have a great set up there. It's not often you hear Coober Pedy mentioned in a song. Thanks for including the chords too.
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PeterB7858 said 471 days ago (November 9th, 2015)
Aus-inspired...
Thanks, Dean. Trying to write a set of Australian-inspired songs, so Coober Pedy fits right in there :-) Glad you liked it. Take care, Peter.
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fasteddie said 471 days ago (November 8th, 2015)
Solid
This is really impressive.
Love it.
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PeterB7858 said 471 days ago (November 9th, 2015)
Fast eddie finkle :-)
Hey, Michael! Fast Eddie lives! Welcome back. Thanks for dropping by. Glad you thought this was okay. Take care, Peter.
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Sigmund said 470 days ago (November 9th, 2015)
Chasing Shadows
Hi Peter - This is a great, well conceived tune. Your guitar accompaniment is superb, and your vocal performance is fraught with understated emotion. Really enjoyable piece of work - maybe a fuller production down the road on this one? Anyway, enjoyed, my friend!
Sig
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PeterB7858 said 470 days ago (November 9th, 2015)
Interested?
Thanks, Sig. Kind words. I must admit I am having trouble envisaging how this might scale up. Interested in have a look at it? I will email you. Take care, my friend.
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Warren Smith said 470 days ago (November 10th, 2015)
Ballad
Hah - you surprised me with that last line. I was expecting you to repeat you were heading home "to find some peace of mind" and then you slipped in "to find an old love of mine." Nice writing there.
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PeterB7858 said 469 days ago (November 10th, 2015)
Not sure
Not sure if finding on old love would give piece of mind... :-) Thanks for dropping by, Warren. Take care.
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