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The Wagon


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DWL

 Genre: Rockabilly

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A short song from my songwriting partner Richard.

Richard: Vocals, lyrics, melody, arrangement, acoustic guitar

Me: Electric guitar, bass and other instrumentation

The acoustic version of the track The Wagon

The Wagon © Richard Marris 2019

The Sky looks lovely from down here
Darkening blue and crystal clear
Angry words from furious places
I look up and all I see is friendly faces

When my hand missed the rail I just faded away
Laid back on the road, called it a day
Knew what was coming, just didn’t care
Couldn’t picture your face, I just didn’t dare

But then a moment of clarity
Think of you, think of me
You waiting for me to come through
As I leave you with nothing in lieu

Think of the good days
The breaks in the rain
Then back to my old ways
Sharing the pain

And those cars they swerve around
These people put on my feet
Now can I stand on solid ground
And can I face what I can’t beat
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Comments: 22
Fans: 16
Plays: 29
Downloads: 57
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Uploaded: Apr 23, 2019 - 11:36:55 AM
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2019 - 11:36:55 AM Last Played: May 18, 2019 - 10:55:54 PM
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Comments
Loob said 29 days ago (April 23rd, 2019)
Love that driving bassline!
It kind of has a feel like "When The Bullet Hits The Bone", from Golden Earing. All kinds of ear candy! Love the surf guitar! Deep track!
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DWL said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Thanks Freddy
I've been wanting to use a bassline like that for years!

Playing a clean, slow guitar solo is not easy.

I'd never heard the Golden Earring song before. Yes, it does have that driving bass. Interesting.

Thanks for the listen and comments

Cheers

Dick
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KCsGROOVE said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
the wagon
good songwriting!
this piece has a cool drive
fine team effort
Enjoyed
KC
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DWL said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Thanks Cees
Richard is hitting a purple patch at the moment!

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called I'm Right, You're Wrong (with Hickling-Stan)
Hickling_Stan said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Good song
lots to like in this. Lyrics reminded me of a friends battle with Parkinsons disease. Powerful.
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DWL said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Thanks Mark
An interesting comment about Parkinsons. The song is actually about someone who was an alcoholic and an incident which set him on another path.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called I'm Right, You're Wrong (with Hickling-Stan)
Daugrin said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Sons of the Psychotics
This has lots of genre specific references of optimism. The bass line and surf guitar make a great back ground for a curious lyric about resignation.
The sixties vibe here is really strong but the lyric is modern. A linear storyline with a character driven approach might have been better. Too many idea words for me, concrete objects hold meaning. My example for this? I tell my Love, "I love you." "Nice gesture," thinks my gal. I give my love flowers. Nice smile and I get some action. The flowers hold the meaning. You have a road, a sky, faces, cars that swerve and a "nothing in lieu" none of which hold much meaning. Ambiguity is modern, but cliche. The juxtaposition of resignation with an established optimistic background is a non-seclator. Probably not the intention?

Daug
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DWL said 28 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
Thanks Mr D.
Intriguing comments and once again you present an interesting point of view that I wouldn't have seen (not that I wrote the lyrics anyway)

You're right, it wasn't the intention. It's a true story about a drunk falling off a bus (after falling off the wagon?). It could have gone "I was drunk and fell off a bus into the road" but the story element is more interesting.

Thanks for listening and for the comments, they are always appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called I'm Right, You're Wrong (with Hickling-Stan)
Calchas said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Richard does it again!
Mmmmm... nice chorus... Love the "distant" leads.

A fine piece of plaintive folk-rock.
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DWL said 28 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
He certainly does!
Thanks for the listen and comments Mike.

Cheers

Dick
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charlieknight said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
plaintive
very good piece all around, very clear, nice mix.
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DWL said 28 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
Thanks Charlie
I'm beginning to think that I should have explained the song!

Yes, it is plaintive but it is also life affirming as the character in question did actually turn a corner after the experience (and no, it's not either me or Richard)

Cheers

Dick
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jiguma said 28 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
UK surf rock
I like the song, especially the way the chorus gets me in - musically, very enjoyable. I kind of get what Daug is saying, although I don't necessarily agree - tangential lyrics are no stranger to me after all. To me they paint a picture, albeit more an impressionistic one rather than a photograph, which I am free to relate to as it takes me. I can relate to these words though.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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DWL said 28 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
Tangential?
Thanks Neil. As I said above it's a true story (not about me or Richard) of an alcoholic falling of a bus into the road and expecting to get run over.

He's genuinely surprised by reaction of the people who helped him and did turn the corner.

In some ways you can read whatever you want into the words (Mark, above, related them to a friend with Parkinson's) which is one of the joys of painting your own picture.

Many thanks for the listen and thoughtful comments.

Cheers

Dick




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Vic Holman said 27 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
travelling tune
love the depth of the mix here. cool bass and really dig the twang guitar solo. awesome tune!
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DWL said 27 days ago (April 26th, 2019)
Thanks Vic
It was fun doing something different and it was much harder playing than I thought it would be.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called I'm Right, You're Wrong (with Hickling-Stan)
egobandit said 24 days ago (April 28th, 2019)
Moment of clarity
it gets rarer and rarer , like the strings in there and the walking bass part fun listen. If you can't beat em join em the lyrics are the kind you have to read more than once cool song!
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DWL said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
Thanks
Yes, the lyrics are not obvious!

Cheers

Dick
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867-5309 said 24 days ago (April 28th, 2019)
constant clear vision
encourages us to use both noggen halves - a nice niacin shot - robusto vocals seem to hold the youth quality
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DWL said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
Youth?
Richard will be glowing!

Thanks for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick


Check out my latest song called I'm Right, You're Wrong (with Hickling-Stan)
mfwmiles said 24 days ago (April 29th, 2019)
great story telling.
yeah, and that bass line and that surfing guitar...lots to like.
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DWL said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
Thanks Mike
I'm pleased you enjoyed it!

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called I'm Right, You're Wrong (with Hickling-Stan)
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