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A song for the soldiers in Iraq
who miss their homes

Specal thanks to Hope Clayburn for the horn and flute parts!
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Sunday morning downtown Baghdad
momma never told me about days like this
the sun glares down like a cold-hearted lover
caring nothing for my journey home
I want to go home

Six months ago I was still in high school
rolling with my friends down the strip on a saturday night
i traded the life I knew for duststorms and deserts
oh Lord I don't wanna kill another man tonight
I just wanna go home

oh my god don't let me die here today
don't let my only taste of love be the whores down in Jackson
I wish someone would just come and take me away
Oh mommy, come and take me home
I just wanna go home
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Uploaded: Mar 15, 2006 - 01:53:30 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2006 - 01:33:12 PM Last Played: Jul 27, 2019 - 08:22:17 AM
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Mac G4, Digi 002, guitars, bass, keys, percussion
Logic Pro, tracked first on GB
TobinMueller said 4904 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
Take me to Graceland
Fantastic. A great South African / Island feel, right off of Paul Simon's
Graceland album, which I love. So good. Man, the arrangement is so
good. Great performance, feel, writing. Straight 10s from me. So good.
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quarkhead said 4901 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Take me to Graceland
I really appreciate the comment. I'll take any comparisons to Mr. Simon I can get! The first time I heard the opening of "Boy in the Bubble" was an epiphany for me. I went headfirst into African music and haven't ever looked back!

Thanks a lot for your kind words. The horns were really the thing that took this song over the edge for me. The woman who wrote and played the horn lines is a good friend, who also happened to be the sax player in my old band back in Virginia.
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gregorio said 4898 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
great feel
Great song with a great feel. Love the mood and energy it creates - especially when juxtaposed with the serious topic of the lyrics.
guygrooves said 4102 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
I am so glad I found your page. Your music has taken my ears for a trip they haven't been on since I last listened to Paul Simon. Anything else in this vein usually falls seriously short of the mark. This is shoulder to shoulder with anything Simon has done. You have a new fan.
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quarkhead said 4102 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
Thanks for the kind words! I'm afraid I'm not the most sociable guy around here, and I forget to post stuff... I tend to sort of hole up in my studio and then forget to actually get my music out there...

I'll be putting up some new stuff over the next couple of weeks, though.

And I'll work at being a bit more active around here, it's a great site.
Check out my latest song called Zippers and a Red Rose
Char said 3789 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Oh the energy!
Have you got Ladysmith Black Mombasa in your guest house? That was zingy and zesty. But, yeah, I can see the guys thinking those thoughts. Excellent. Thanks.
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