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Venetian Blind Tattoo



 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Here we go. I really enjoyed writing this one. It really wrote itself out of pieces of other ideas this summer.
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Venetian Blind Tattoo

You have a certain way about you
Something both smart and clear
You should live in Europe
They’d appreciate you there

Birds with their simple ways
Wake up early, stay busy all day
I’m digging a hold to China
I hope I find what I need on the way

Maybe I would head for the desert
Maybe I would wander alone
Maybe I’ll just start drinking
And never ever ever leave home

I dream about my daddy’s knee
He grew up on a farm
Our garden took up half the back yard
The sun would set with little regret
Gallon of milk a day, gallon of milk a day

Odd little flower
Blooming at night
I hope I never forget
What I said and where I said it
Why I said it, said what I did

I might call it a path
You might call it a dream
Last time I saw blood
It was on a sewing machine

Venetian blind tattoo
My favorite picture of you

I can’t watch the news
I don’t dream the same dreams
Yes, I am getting older
You know I am getting older
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Uploaded: Aug 25, 2013 - 09:42:32 PM
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2013 - 09:42:32 PM Last Played: Nov 09, 2018 - 02:37:34 PM
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Skean said 1935 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Venetian Blind Tattoo
Great stuff, love it, thanks, DL.
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867-5309 said 1935 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
clean yet dirty and cool -
a wide mural in the lyrics
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hackneybloke said 1935 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
venetian blind
intro reminded me of 'midnight hour'....cool.
you sound like bob dylan.....but better. your vocal is really 'on it'....assured and you totally sell what you're doing. i like the urgent attacks on the guitar when it sounds like you're going to sing....but you don't - you leave it empty. i like that a lot....you avoid the obvious.
this is a really cool track tim.....ok it's not ground breaking, but you create a perfect take-home example of the genre. the end is a dream....i like the end a lot.
excellent post - you're a real pro....it's like you did it in your sleep.
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MarkHolbrook said 1935 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Intriguing to
say the least! Very unique bass line working away there. Liking it!

Wish my little pieces fit together this nicely. Whenever I try it is more like noise than music!

This is cool. Very nicely done.
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Philip18 said 1935 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Venetian Blind Tattoo
Love the variety of guitar tones you use - they're strong. Good song with expressive vocal delivery. Thoughtful arrangement. Impressive work, Tim!
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Outtaorbit said 1935 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Pretty funny though..
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PeterB7858 said 1935 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
Venetian Blind Tattoo
Dylan, Morrison and Jagger walk into a bar... and come out at 4 am in the morning having written this. Way cool, Tim. I love the organ. Impressive work. Thanks, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 1934 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
that title really lured me in :-)
cool, obscure rocker
psychedelic touches, yeah, hehehe
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guitaraddict said 1932 days ago (August 29th, 2013)
Yeah dude
Dig the groove..thanks for the invite.
Your tunes draw me in, and are consistently unpredictable but stylish.

Great chord progression, and I love the chill rock. Forgive the comparison, but it kind of has an old-school smashmouth feel.

Great mix placement all around, and perfect tone. Well executed, great performance, another great tune. Thanks for sharing.
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egobandit said 1931 days ago (August 30th, 2013)
gallon of milk a day this is greatness, !
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echoroom said 1929 days ago (September 1st, 2013)
Great vocal
Like the distorted vox on this, and the overall scuzzy feel... Dylan meets Beck. One of my favs from you, T.
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Warren Smith said 1920 days ago (September 10th, 2013)
Let those lyrics flow ...
Don't you love it when the song just writes itself? If only it happened more often!

I'll be looking forward to the follow-up: Roman Shade Pierced Ear.
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Char said 1891 days ago (October 9th, 2013)
I was reminded
of Prince's delivery, somewhat... though he has a different accent. Great example of rock sensibility. Thanks.
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