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Changed Since Then


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rtcooper

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Inspired by JR "Mississippi" Gurner's Fine Lyric PieceBRICK BY BRICK. The song is about the subtle, but indefensible disruption of changes, both unforeseen and unstoppable; the Spirit wrestling with them tells the story.

Folk/Rock, but the Electric side of that room. No RTC wailing guitars, though - promise.

Very Best Regards,
Cooper
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Lyrics
Changed Since Then

This wasn’t much to start with, but
Things have sure
Changed since Then

Hoping that it’s going to end
But I
Can’t Say When

A Battle raging
With Wounded Words
‘Round every Thought

The Clock clicks steady on
The best it can,
But the Slow Time it brings
Can’t Bring
What’s Sought

The Milky Way surrenders
A Star
Falling Down the Sky

But, it draws
An outline of your face
A Tear
From Your Eye

Feel the Beat of your Heart
Feel the Wave of your Hair
I hear the sound of your Step, but
There’s Nothing There

Grabbed me my lunch bucket
And I went
To the Factory Gate

Foreman said, “It’s Over, Boys.”
“No Need to Wait.”

Took the rusty chain
Pulls the Gate to
And with the Brass Lock
He Locks the Gate.

Hangs his Head and
Leads us towards Town.
No one Talked.


For a Moment,
I thought I Heard
A Whistle Blow.

Thought it might be
Ol’ 99, Like Thunder
From the Valley
Below.

There was Nothing There.
There was Nothing There.

There ain’t
No Mail Train
Comes to this
Town,
No More.

copyright 2006 Stillwater llc
Song Stats
Hits: 3454
Comments: 23
Fans: 6
Plays: 134
Downloads: 0

Uploaded: Oct 30, 2006 - 02:20:40 AM
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2008 - 07:17:35 AM Last Played: Mar 04, 2019 - 08:27:33 PM
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Comments
Feter said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
Changed Since Then
a master piece ...dylans licks and singings
which I admire so much here .. this is the job !!

well done !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
rtcooper said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
Bon Jour
Good Afternoon, M. FETER,



The Dylan-like sound is the result of a nine-note vocal range that allows little and a guitar style that started in the late 50s (first taught by a Devinity student from West Virginia where that was the Only type of music outside the Church).



I look forward to the Progress on you Classical Collaboration piece that is in-development.



Thank you for the Crit and keep me posted on your new piece!



With Best Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Youra said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
Dylanesque.
Thank's a lot for this beautiful dylanesque ballad. I like the voice and the hazy guitars floatting around. Great job.
Check out my latest song called Fortin Blues
rtcooper said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
HELLO, NEW ARTIST
At least, a New Artist to me, that is (I'll have to see what you're up to here at MJ, as your name is new to me).



The irony that you point out is the Old Style of form being used to address a New aspect of our Post Modern existence. I truly had not thought of that, at all.



Thank you for your kind Crit; fear and exasperation are rarely so greeted.



With Best Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
echoroom said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
rough and ready
The word that springs to mind here is ... authentic. Everything sounds kinda rough and ready, the beat box is a bit wheazy, the vocals go a bit flat in places, but jesus man, you sound like you are delivering THE TRUTH.

passion over polish anytime - fantastic.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Light Sleeper
rtcooper said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
IT'S TRUE, ALRIGHT
A LITTLE Flat is sort of the Top Shelf for me (in my Big nine-note range). And I Will figure out how to handle a Kit in the Mx, or die trying!



Yeah, JR Gurner's song, Brick By Brick hit me. Reminded me. I'm old enough to have a few of these under the belt, Eh?



Had not run into your thinking until the other day, in a Forum. Very Eloquent. Interesting. I'll be checking out what else you've got Going On here.



Thank you for the Skinny. Pleasure to run into You.



With Best Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
perceptualvortex said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
Yeah
I have to agree with echoroom, it's the authenticity you bring to this song... to your songs in general. You always make it work: the emotional resonance is right there, shining from every line. I would not have minded the wailing guitars, but not required. Very nice, Coop.
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
rtcooper said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
YOU'RE THE MAN!
You do Know how Close you came to having that Wailing Guitar - Don't You!



You Know me Too Well, Brother!



As Aways, Very Best to You,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
Made...
me stop and think about my past and how things change with time. I like lyrics that have that effect- nice writing! I really enjoyed this one RT!
rtcooper said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
SAY, WHAT IT IS, BROTHER?
Not meant to be a Downer, but JR's Song (Brick By Brick) Got me.



'Sides, us Blues Guys can fly all over the place, in a Heartbeat, No?



Very Best to You,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
jgurner said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
Oh man.....
This one is amazing, my friend. As you could guess, I'm right there with the feelings behind the words. The whole thing is great, but, from "For a moment" to the end is filled with such wistfullness, it brings a chill.

The feelings over things past are so strong in us all, and if this song doesn't touch anyone who listens to it, they must be made of stone. Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

(And that's a great photo of you as well.)
Check out my latest song called Mr. Moon (Woodstock50)
rtcooper said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
HEY, JR, PRODUCER AND CATALYST
Say, the Other Half of The DIXIE MASON BAND!



As You've seen, it waws Your BRICK BY BRICK, that begot this song.

Guess we've both had some times, Eh?



Thank You, So, for Your Crit. Comment. Generous. Special from You, Brother.

The Photo is a Stand In for the one I could not get to Load (size, I guess). But, as you may be able to tell, after I sat down, that was It for Me for That Night! Not 18, anymore!



Out of Town, Call Collect, Man.



With the Very Best to You,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Vic Holman said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
nine note vocal range...
lucky! ......i think i can get seven. i agree with everyone on the dylan comparisons. you're not going to shake that. if someone put this and told me it was dylan i would of believed it. your style capture some of that so heck why not show bob d up you sure did here.

Vic
Check out my latest song called Life In A Car
rtcooper said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
WELL, DEPENDS WHOS IS COUNTING
Seven, Eh? You ARE Creative, Brother. (I didn't say Nine Clean, just Nine that I can get to!).



I May get to Ten tonight if that Monkey (MONKEY PIANO) doesn't stop making the alleyway ring with Chopin as a VOCAL Artist, though!



Liked Your Picture Show, A Lot.



With Very Best,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Jim Bouchard said 4679 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
really interesting
Though there's an undeniable Dylan connection here, I hear a fair bit of T-Bone Burnett. Those drums are really pretty wild, and almost made me forget there's no bass guitar. The guitars are perfect. Good stuff!
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
rtcooper said 4679 days ago (October 31st, 2006)
YOU GET AROUND
T-Bone Burnett. Can I Use that, next time?



Howlin Wolf and Bo Diddley are Bedrock for me, Too. JR can get to the notes of a Neil Young! AND I'm Envious. (If I could have gotten JR On the Wires, this Would have had a Bass. No JR, No Bass without him).



The Dylan thing is a bit of a mystery, and not known to me - just IS. I've sung a Lot more Rolling Stones (when I still had a Voice) than Dylan, but when it comes to sculpting a word to try to make it Legible, Well There It Goes, Again. Farm Boy. Long Vowels. Still not the whole Picture. Just got Tarred with Some Brush, Somewheres.



The FRITTERS are Unique. Not me. BUT, I'm shy about Harmonicas, anymore, I'll say! (though THAT can't last forever, don't you know?).



I Love You for the Out though, Brother!



With My Best Respects,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
JOAN said 4678 days ago (October 31st, 2006)
this is what
the new dylan album should have sounded like. sorry, you're probably getting tired of the reference but if bobby z could still sound this good....
Check out my latest song called snotty featuring Moussaka Mary
rtcooper said 4677 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
WHAT THE HEY, ANYWAYS
Came a time when people said, "Hey, Bob, would you play that Cool Animal's song? You Know, House Of The Rising Sun?"



Well, if it keeps going like This, they'll be saying, "Ya Know, You sound Just Like RT Cooper!" Eh?



Very Best to You Boys,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
snowdragon said 4677 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
What
a great tune Coop.

Took me all of 12 bars to have a guitar in my hands and be jammin' along.

Funny how truth seems to work, eh?

cheers
snow
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
rtcooper said 4677 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
SAY, MAN,
What a Cool Crit THAT Is. What a Cool thing to Say!



Wish I'd been Ther to Join You, Man. (MJ is very cool, but I wish more Guys lived in Town - tne ol' "Be right over. I'll bring the Beer" sort of thing).



With Best Regards, and Thank You.

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
FEEL said 4676 days ago (November 2nd, 2006)
I agree with feter
Has that dylan sound. Lyrics are well written and I'm digging the laid back feel to the whole thing. Nice job and thanks for sharing.
Check out my latest song called A Second Life with Scott Carmicheal
said 4453 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
The third tune
I have listened to and I am going to listen to more.
Like the tunes, like the lyrics and the attitude in which they are done
rtcooper said 4453 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
LEARNING CURVES
SEE, You Already know More about GB than I did when I Posted this Song.
You seem to be a Natural.

Thank You for the Spin and the Comment.
very best,
Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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