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Elective Introspective

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Well Happy New Year to all MJ'ers. Not getting a lot of new stuff recorded right now although Steve and I have got a back log of about 10 we must get around to working on.

In the mean time here's an oldie that jumped out of that phrase “Elective Caesarian”which I think a friend was having at the time. I guess all song writers are by default elective introspective's to some degree!

So this is just a little tune with 4 verses of unrelated events I happened to remember in one sitting. As always Steve did some great playing on guitar and mandolin and I even got my sons “Bontempi Organ” out for a few chords at the end....such fun!!!

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Elective Introspective

A Boy in ‘64
Winds up his mechanical mouse
And it shoots across the floor
Goes out in all directions
Crashes into doors
Never gets to see the mantelpiece
But sees a hell of a lot of the floor

When Roy ran away from home
He only got as far as the Tytherley road
When he’d run out of anger
There was no one about
He ran home again
Before his mother found out
He was gone

And my Dad always said
“You can only do your best son”
But my best wouldn’t be your best
You see there’s more than just one

I’m an elective introspective
I stab you in the back for the greater good
Maybe I’m loosing my perspective
Maybe I didn’t treat you
As good as I should

© Mark Spruce 2008
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Uploaded: Jan 10, 2013 - 04:02:14 AM
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Philip18 said 2472 days ago (January 10th, 2013)
Election introspective
I like the images you create through the lyrics. Energetic playing and vocal. I like those chords towards the end - smooth! Much enjoyed.
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Jarvoid said 2472 days ago (January 10th, 2013)
Bontempi ......
wow I remember them....they used to be a serious italian instrument manufacturer once upon a time....not sure that they did not also manufacture Ackordeens.....may have dreamed that bit !....cool track,got prog rock potential....early genesis,ELP, espesh the last third with the keyboard.......good oh


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Charday said 2471 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
You guys!
Always deliver! Man I love everything about this eclectic gem!!!!!! jd.
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Dadai.2 said 2470 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
I'm diggin' Steve's folksy acoustic guitar and mandolin playing. They weave nicely in and out with your plaintive singing, Mark. Cool tune by you two.
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DWL said 2454 days ago (January 28th, 2013)
Sorry Mark
I somehow missed this.

Fascinating lyrics. Reminds me of Neil Young and I was expecting some crashing drums and guitars to come piling in ;-)


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