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bill's better


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buckhorn

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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I guess its a folk rock alt pop thing. At some point I'd like to do "good" production, but by that time I'll have forgotten how to play it. The song started as a folk song, then I got bored. :)
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Lyrics
I don't know why
you must reach for the sky
you won't make it to this social circle
you got nothing to do but hang out with your crew
your no better than your lousy uncle
bill's better than you
he done well in school
he don't need any body to save him

I don't know why you the star of her eye
you don't have any plans but to play for the band
for sure, you'll end up blue
just a stone in her shoe
you can't climb up that hill with both hands on a broom
bill's better than you
he done well in school
he's got all his numbers on paper

You belong in a stew
your just something to do
while enjoying the view
don't tip your conoe

I only pray that my Sally's OK
you must not lay a finger upon her fine loviness
everyone says she deserves more than this
a great big heaping pile of your ignorant bliss
bill's better than you
he done well in school
he's got all his numbers on paper
Song Stats
Hits: 3106
Comments: 33
Fans: 13
Plays: 106
Downloads: 127
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Dec 12, 2007 - 01:42:45 AM
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2008 - 01:17:05 AM Last Played: Nov 19, 2018 - 07:43:52 AM
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Comments
Feter said 4017 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
bill's better
Cool ..man this is too much 70's dylanisque .and I
love it so much .true folk rock beat you nailed it
well my friend .KUDOS !!
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buckhorn said 4016 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Thanks so much Feter
So nice of you to leave some comments... I should be able to "nail it" because I am a carpenter. I hate to think how many thing I've nailed. The beat Is my favorite part of this too. Thanks dude, Regards
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michael2 said 4016 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
so glad
to see you posting again. this is great the way it is, not sure that "good production" would add anything (look what happened when the Replacements got real production values). you have one of my fave voices around these parts, and the song is excellent (as usual). nice one.
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buckhorn said 4016 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
I post when I can
but there's precious little free time. The last thing anyone need worry about is me producing some thing too well. (;
I appreciate the comment about the vocal because Im pretty self conscious about my voice , but I ignore that when I sing err vocalize. I'm not the best singer, so I try to perform. Does that make sense? Anyway thanks.
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Vic Holman said 4016 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
but can Bill....
...sing and play as well as you do?

nice tune with a late '60's/early 70's flair.
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buckhorn said 4016 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Thanks Vic
I think it was the early seventies, when I wore flairs. A few years latter I had a powder blue leisure suite with this absurd silky shirt. Being fashionable is risky. What were we talking about? Thanks for the listen and comment. Regards
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Godchaser said 4016 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Bill can dunk....
and Buckhorn can write.Nice tune,wonderful live vibe.Good stuff!

Blessings,
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buckhorn said 4016 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
I can Dunk.
a donut. Like I told someone before, I have to sound live because I don't know how to sound studio. Thanks for your comments I appreciate them a lot. Regards
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lengold said 4015 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
What a
great catchy song. Like the free and easy feel to it all. Really enjoyed the listen. I have the same problem about remembering. Once I have posted a song I instantly forget how to play it (strange eh?). Would have liked to read the lyrics.
Cheers
Len


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buckhorn said 4014 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Thanks Len
I appreciate you stopping buy. If I think the lyrics are any good I write them down. Other wise I figure it's best left to the imagination. Regards
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pablatone said 4013 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
bill is 1 of a kind
and now he has a theme song. I bet if you sent it to him he'd have it playing in the background whenever he was on TV.
Another good tune Buck, I love your stuff.
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buckhorn said 4012 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
Thanks Tone
That would be cool. Your words are very kind, I dig your work as well. Regards
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echoroom said 4012 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Production is nothing...
...feeling is everything, and you have that in truckloads. great vibe and great vocals - a winner!

steve
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buckhorn said 4011 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Thanks Steve
I hope you're not typing with a pencil held between you teeth. Nice of you to stop by...... Sure expression is important but I think "craft" is also important.
I think what I meant,by the above statement, is that I should have learned the words and chords before I decided to record. I guess my problem is I get bored before I know the music well enough to produce it well. If that makes any sense at all. Regards
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echoroom said 4011 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Nahhh....
.... I just keep going 'til it hurts. Seeing a guy today who does Active Release Therapy, basically giving me indian rope burns for an hour, but it helps!
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bud said 4009 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Man this is good - where have I been?
Is that Bill Walton - the old Deadhead? Cool. You have a great natural feel to your music that I just love. A little Holy Modal Rounders. Sure glad I stopped by. BTW - I think the production is great. Ever listen to Alex Chilton's Like Flies on Sherbert? Now there's a record.
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buckhorn said 4009 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Thanks for stoppin in.
I tryed to write and produce this , so that any old little four piece band could imitate it. As far as your artists references, I feel like the protaganist in this song
"a great big heaping pile of ignorant bliss" Regards
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guitapick said 4008 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
He was...
...a great player. Got skinny legs, now. Seems like a good guy.

As to the tune: my first listen to your stuff and couldn't have enjoyed it more. You definitely know how to write and perform a tune.

I'm no expert on production...but this sounds good to me.

Best,

Bob
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buckhorn said 4008 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Thanks Bob.
I guess by production, I meant pre- production. I genearlly like to learn a song a little more before I record but there's never time. Thanks for the words. Regards
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NorthPoint said 4006 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Trail Blazing
Great tune Matthew. All us Oregonians are going to enjoy this song quite a bit! Wonderful song-writing, looking forward to hearing more of your music. -- Alan
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buckhorn said 4005 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
Oh Hey.
Thanks Alan. btw I know some folks that live in the gorge. Hood River and The Dalles. Beautiful country, when the wind doesn't blow. ;)
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BossHook said 4002 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Gets me all the time...
Your writing always pulls me in for the whole ride.
buckhorn said 3975 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Boss
I appreciate your taken the time to comment. Latter
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said 3978 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
bill's better
You paint a picture with your lyrics and the melody sends it home....excellent work!!!!! You grabbed my attention and held it all the way through...I enjoyed this very much....Thanks Buckhorn!!!

Best to ya,
Wade
buckhorn said 3975 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Wade.
A lyrical nod from you is certainly well taken. Im glad the tune held your attention. A guy like me with ADHD being able to hold someone elses attention.....that is a trick. Thanks for stoppin by. Regards
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Joe Brady said 3967 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
This is a.......
Great Tune! Love the phrasing and the rhythm to the lyrics. Your imagery is stone-cold, right on. Enjoyed this.

Joe.
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buckhorn said 3966 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Thanks JB
Words are the hardest part for me. Thanks for stoppin in and leaving some words I appreciate It. Regards
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woofer3 said 3957 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
I agree with Feter
It does remind me of Bob Dylan, about the time of Forever Young. Good and catchy song. Also the overall feel reminds me in parts also of The Crickets early stuff, not sure what's doing that , it may be the vocals. Doesn't matter anyway it all sounds fine.
John
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buckhorn said 3955 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Hey dude.
I guess , I must sing through my nose...... ;) Seriously I do dig Dylan, and I'll take it as complimentary. Thanks for the listen and words. Cheers
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dirigent said 3942 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
cool
wonderful tune, enjoyed it a lot. This track is full of feeling, great musicianship - and the lyrics are very nice :-) Really cool!
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buckhorn said 3942 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Thanks Andreas
Words from a true musician like you are taken with humility.(I consider my self to be kind of a faker) The only true musicianship on this track is from the fellow that recorded the drum loops. Thanks for your kind words. Auf Wiedersehen!
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davisamerica said 3938 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
right then
really catchy tune and love when it breaks out and michael2 is spot one .. your voice is great.... forget about the production worries so much... very much enjoyed this matthew ... will be checking more for sure!
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buckhorn said 3938 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Thanks for stoppin by
If the vox sounds good its only because of all the switches and dials..... ;) Regards
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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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