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Holy Ghost


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DWL

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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Another song inspired by Richard's Route 66 road trip.

Richard says : "Legend has it that Jack Kerouac typed On The Road on a continuous roll of paper - a stream of consciousness at 100 words per minute. He claimed it took him three weeks, but in reality he tinkered with it interminably. I read the Original Scroll and agree it needed a trim, particularly the endless skirt-chasing, boozing and police baiting nights in Denver, San Francisco and elsewhere.

I'm glad I made the effort though. Post-war America must have been one of the most wondrous places to have been in all of human history. Grab yourself a sweet little Mexican gal, snuggle up on the back of that bus and follow life down that white line"

Richard Marris: Lyrics, vocals, music, melody, guitars
Dick: guitars, arrangement, production

And for those without "flash" Holy Ghost


V1
Stream your consciousness on a paper roll
Everything you value most
Do not cut it keep it whole
It's been written by a holy ghost

Ch.
Did you follow Jack on the dirty highway
Make the bright lights on Broadway shine
Can you chase your lust most every day
Follow life down that white line …. That white line

V2
Will your children dream of ordinary lives?
Their parents lived too proud
Or did they imagine the honey hives?
The sweet confusion of the crowd.

Ch.

Br.
Write bold about the times you dared
Cross out the things that made you scared
Strengthened by the struggle, sharpened by the strife
Out there in this world, gonna cut it like a knife… like a knife

V3
Love and wine and neon signs
The notches on your post
Will it tell a story that still shines
When you go to meet your holy ghost?

Ch.
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Plays: 40
Downloads: 3

Uploaded: Aug 13, 2018 - 08:54:47 AM
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2018 - 02:55:59 AM Last Played: Sep 16, 2018 - 09:32:18 AM
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Philip18 said 38 days ago (August 13th, 2018)
Holy Ghost
Powerful backing and intriguing lyrics. Entertaining!
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DWL said 37 days ago (August 14th, 2018)
Thanks Philip
Intriguing indeed. I'm pleased Richard wrote the explanation as I don't think I would have got it!

Thanks again

Cheers

Dick
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KCsGROOVE said 37 days ago (August 14th, 2018)
on the road
On the road was one of those cool books that I read in my adolescent days, just like Zen and the art of motorcycle maintainance :-)
Wonderful song, musically and lyricswise
KC
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DWL said 37 days ago (August 14th, 2018)
I never read it
but I did read the Zen book. Never really understood much of it!

The picture is supposed to be the cover to the Original Scroll but none of the pics I use these days get displayed for some reason.

Thanks for the listen and comments Cees.

Cheers

Dick
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pharmakeus said 36 days ago (August 15th, 2018)
wow
Staggeringly good! :)
Reminds me slightly of Neil Young and Crazy Horse
This is one great rocker
Awesome lyrics too
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DWL said 36 days ago (August 15th, 2018)
Thanks Chris
Blimey, high praise indeed!

Richard is on a roll at the moment and I'm just hanging on his coat tails!

Cheers

Dick


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Calchas said 36 days ago (August 15th, 2018)
Never
been a fan of J.K. or his ilk. A great tune though! Very well executed!


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DWL said 34 days ago (August 17th, 2018)
I don't
think you have to like his writing but he certainly inspires a lot of reaction!

Thanks for the listen and comment Mike, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick


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Mike_Lynn said 35 days ago (August 16th, 2018)
Excellent band sound
I like this. Very clean recording. Good vocals & cool instrumentation. Well-written lyrics. Great work.
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DWL said 34 days ago (August 17th, 2018)
Thanks Mike
I'm pleased you enjoyed it enough to leave a comment.

Cheers

Dick
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groovehounds said 35 days ago (August 16th, 2018)
Holy Ghost
Love this. Raw and real.
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DWL said 34 days ago (August 17th, 2018)
Raw?
Yeah, we generally don't subtle when it comes to guitars.

Thanks for listening and commenting.

Cheers

Dick
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charlieknight said 34 days ago (August 17th, 2018)
very interesting
good powerful song thank you.
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DWL said 33 days ago (August 18th, 2018)
Thanks Charlie!
Much appreciated

Cheers

Dick
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grah3am said 32 days ago (August 19th, 2018)
Finally
got chance to hear this (Island issues). You need the Boss to sing this for you. Or at least Mr Stevens. Nevertheless, brill!
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DWL said 31 days ago (August 20th, 2018)
If only!
Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment.

Cheers

Dick
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Monkaton said 29 days ago (August 22nd, 2018)
Holy Ghost
This song has a bit of a Warren Zevon feel to it. Great recording with good instrumental background. Lyrics are very cool.
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DWL said 27 days ago (August 24th, 2018)
Warren Zevon is good enough for me
Thanks Tim. Your comments are much appreciated!

Kudos to Richard for the lyrics.

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 27 days ago (August 24th, 2018)
Road trippin'
Nicely played - Richard & Dick. The gritty soundtrack matches the material perfectly.

After weathering the Great Depression and World War 2, it's not surprising most folks wanted to settle into the comfort of a newfound American prosperity. As always, there were people who didn't fit in or rejected that complacency. Jack - like him or not - was emblematic of that movement (even though he went his own way) and he had a profound effect on the Beats in the 50s and later on the Counterculture in the 60s in America. I made my fair share of road trips in the 60s and 70s and there probably should've been a small plastic statue of Kerouac on the dashboard evoking him as a patron saint : )
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DWL said 26 days ago (August 25th, 2018)
Thanks Warren
Nice to get a bit of background and some real life thoughts. I like the idea of of a plastic statue of Kerouac. That could have been a good business opportunity.

In the late 60s people like Kerouac and Ginsberg were mythical and unreachable to teenagers like me in the UK. It wasn't until much later when I started to become aware of this concept of a counter-culture.

Thanks again.

Cheers

Dick
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billdancourtney said 26 days ago (August 25th, 2018)
Wow, most execellent
This is a good song. Well produced and performed. A good rock and roll song with cool and weird lyrics.
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DWL said 23 days ago (August 28th, 2018)
Hey, thanks Bill!
Richard certainly came up with the goods this time!

Cheers

Dick
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