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Christian Folks in Mobile Homes



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This is an old song I wrote and recorded over twenty years ago on a four-track Fostex cassette recorder. It is on my first album "The Return of the Well-Known Trout" which is available on iTunes. It is in the key of C, for those of you at home keeping score, with a change to Ab and Ab6 to an Am7 and to the dominant fifth G to return to the song. See, you thought this songwriting schtick was easy huh?

The title is taken from a trailer park in Mid-Mizzourah. It has since closed, or opened under heathen management because they did away with the sign. Anyway, see what you think and let me know.
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Christian Folks in Mobile Homes

They drove the prairies and combed the hillsides
For something more than a piece of land.
They sent some postcards, and made their phone calls
Looking for diamonds in fields of sand.

And then it hit them, create an Eden
With modern living and installment loans.
It would be heaven, a rock of ages
Christian Folks in Mobile Homes.

They got a culture, it comes in cans
It’s easy open with a stay fresh lid.
There’s nothing better, from here to heaven.
They love their mothers, and they wash the kids

Something was missing, something they needed.
Create a market with microphones.
No need to wonder, any longer
We’re settled Christian Folks in Mobile Homes

They got a franchise, from coast to coast.
They even got themselves a TV show.
Beamed ‘round the world, from star to star.
These Christian Folks are driving Christian cars

And then it hit them, they had their Eden.
The money’d made them, they were on their own.
To roam the planets and cruise the oceans
Christian Folks in Mobile Homes.

Can’t trust the Russians, they never met God
As for the Japanese, they look like clones.
Not sure of Catholics, don’t move around much.
Not like these Christian Folks in Mobile Homes

Mother Mary, full of grace and fear
Mother Mary, why are you not here.
It’s all true, it’s all true.
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Uploaded: Apr 06, 2015 - 03:23:45 PM
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015 - 03:26:56 PM Last Played: May 17, 2019 - 05:51:39 AM
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Fostex 4-track tape recorder, Fender Jazz Bass, Fender Strat, a digital delay machine and an old drum machine.
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egobandit said 1506 days ago (April 6th, 2015)
mobile homes
funny how many are not mobile,, I like the lyrics in this alot and the pluck guitar playing, kind of trippy at the end, the drums sound distant but it could be my speakers cool song
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Philip18 said 1506 days ago (April 6th, 2015)
Mobile homes
Interesting lyrics. Plenty going on in the arrangement, with good variety. Energetic vocal. I liked the touch of Lucy In The Sky sounds which take it out. Much enjoyed!
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DWL said 1506 days ago (April 7th, 2015)
Great fun Tim!
25 years ago I also had a Fostex 4 track (still have in fact!) - not bad are they?

Loved the lyrics and that vocal effect.



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Monkaton said 1502 days ago (April 11th, 2015)
Christian Folks on Mobile Trips
Thanks for the visits and comments.

Dick, I had a lot of problems with my Fostex which were very frustrating to work through. I will say, however, that it did record well.
Check out my latest song called Blue Tie
woofer3 said 1487 days ago (April 25th, 2015)
Christian Folks in Mobile Homes
- really like this, a strong structured song with a nice warm feel to it with and a clear mix as well. Great lyrics too. May I say - Hallelujah.
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Monkaton said 1160 days ago (March 17th, 2016)
Thanks John
I'm only a year late in thanking you John for your expertise.
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