1962

Acousticmaddie's picture

1962

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I trust Andy completely in finding the atmosphere to this.

AndyGetch 8/21/17 EDIT: I made a daft comment about seeing someone playing this to old C&W, then when Maddie asked me to do music suddenly the idea flashed Johnny Cash meets Paul Westerberg (two of my songwriting/musical heroes) and both become old cool rockers again. Recorded with a short-cut capo on fret IV and kinda all over the place for a key. Changing chords and melody in every verse and chorus. This was fun!

Lyrics: 

1
My head is lost, weak, in the blue
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you...
I drive a cabbed car on the streets I once drew
When sun wakes to morrow I will touch silver dew

Chorus:
The times when I wander where I once played
Dated 1962
Where the trees sing a softened sweet serenade
I end up dreaming about me and you

2
Back at the beach I play my guitar
I will charm every tramp at the local bar
The young girls eyes shines like a star
When midnight arrives I light up my cigar

Chorus:
The times when I wander where I once played
Dated 1962
Where the trees sing a softened sweet serenade
I end up dreaming about me and you

3
My heart once beaten now heals every piece
Our love was a virus, an evil disease
For a while the lost times make the bitterness cease
But I think death would be sweeter release



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

Yeah, this will make a killer country song-great one!

Valerie Cox's picture

Yeah. That's a good country lyric. Very tear in my beer. A little darker than tear in my beer actually. It has that good, lonely, country heartbreak story thing going on.

For me, I think it's how you define "country". I guess it could fit in that genre.

However, --I hear it in my head as R&B with it's textures. I think the chordal modulations, dynamics, silence gaps ahead/behind the beat are going to make a big difference in this one. Orchestration of these lyric lines looks to have options, --not syntactically locked in with these, as spoken words rhythms.

AndyGetch's picture

Yup, I'm seeing sequined suits, and hearing three basic chords and Hawaiian pedal steel guitar.