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Words, words, words. Sometimes the muse doesn’t come at all, sometimes it comes too strong and so many words tumble out I need to seriously edit!!

Anyway it’s now a new decade and here’s a new song that came together very quickly this weekend. Needs polishing really and I’ll get round to that sometime but as it’s the end of the Christmas holidays and soon I’m “back at the wheel” it seemed right to get this out now.

So Monday it’s back to work, back to the wheel and back to competing with all the ultra keen twenty something’s snapping at my heels. Stay positive and best wishes to all MJ’ers for 2010.
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Back at the Wheel

What was too modern for us
Is now too old for our kids
If the music’s too loud for us
We need them to lift our lids

Smiling, laughing feeling fine
Working daily behind enemy lines
Ignore the comments
Ignore the looks
They tell jokes and we read books

Trying hard to fit in
Like a man on the run
But we all read the broadsheets
And they all read “The Sun”

You gotta get up and go for it
Feel when the moment is real
Take it all while you’re here and now
Tomorrow your back at the wheel

That’s where we were then
It’s not where we are now
The reunion just confirms it
We’ve all got older and how

Is there an end to heaven?
Have we still got something to say
We’re shouting at the disco
And we’re not too old to play

Never going to change now
Keep on doing the things you do
It seems to me you’ve chosen your path
Or your path has chosen you.

Gotta get up…

I’ve seen this place
I’ve heard this song
I’ve travelled this road
And I’ve said these words
I’ve read this news
And I’ve seen these faces
Ten thousand times before but…

One day your on a calendar
The media call you a star
By the end of the year your forgotten
And nobody knows who you are.

Save the planet is what I hear
Everyone suffers from future fear
You’re the ones who created this stress
So you can clean up this emotional mess

No matter how we try to avoid it
We’re all born eventually
I know it’s just a poor excuse
But I was quite young when it happened to me

Gotta’ get up and go for it….

© Mark Spruce 2010

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Uploaded: Jan 02, 2010 - 01:22:00 PM
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Feter said 3576 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Back at the Wheel
So emotional yet energetic ..awesome vocal work
with nice lyrics ..would love to hear a slight
bass supporting the drums section ..fine
production ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!!

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MarkHolbrook said 3575 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
I need to pay back the favor and take a listen to more of your stuff... I'll do that I promise. This is very cool... My only comment would be that that the kick drum was bit too loud... I love having it in there but I'd back it a bit. It kind of overwhelms the otherwise excellent ballad tune!
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awigze said 3573 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
You got it way over them 20 y/o folks. not to insult any one age group, but there are different ethics there. I like the roughshod feel to this... ... maybe casual is the better word. perhaps a little editing in the lyrics to reduce the number of rushed syllables here and there. But maybe, that's part of the appeal to this... I don't know. I know I like it!
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crissew said 3573 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Very well written
You have some definite songwriting talent. Well sung as well. As far as the song. I agree the kick is way loud. I also think the acoustic may need to come down a bit so the only thing coming through is the airy highs of the strumming. I would also suggest spicing the guitar part up with some picked accents or something.
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crissew said 3573 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
I think the wordyness of this song is what makes the vocals work, I like that part
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lengold said 3572 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Excellent song
writing and lyrics. I can imagine this with quite a big production and backing singers, very catchy.

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DWL said 3571 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Words, and lots of them
A bit of an epic guys.

Nicely done and very timely!

"But we all read the broadsheets
And they all read “The Sun”

Classic stuff!


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Gaylen75 said 3570 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
No such
Thing as too many words only too short songs. This is a great one.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 3570 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Don't reduce the word count!
I agree with some of the other commenters; part of this song's charm is the "talkiness"--don't edit that away! Apart from a few of the level issues (bass drum) I quite like this arrangement, and the unforced feel of the guitar and song structure. Nice work, and I'm glad you erred on the side of posting instead of refining!
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Jarvoid said 3559 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Oooo the kicks a bit much
chaps but the rest is great...I like tye wordiness it makes it soundas tho' you got a lot to say and you're going to jolly well say it...it works for me....I will have3 a listen to some more but right now I need a bath and a beer ....and I'm going to damn well have the beer in the bath Wifeys away. wheeeee ! ! ( in a nice way )
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