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#308489 - 08/27/15 11:50 PM [User Showcase] A Vessel In A Storm
gruverider Offline
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It's been ten years since Hurricane Katrina. I was there. My life was forever changed.

I could say so much more but ...

I wrote this song in August of 2007 with some lyrical help from a friend I made in my new home in Texas - Bobby Elkins.

https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/a-vessel-on-a-vessel (I got the title wrong when I first posted it to Soundcloud)

RealTracks: 1827 Bass, Praise and worship Drums,
2448 Guitar, 1581 Guitar, 1582 Guitar, 2534 Guitar, 1000 Guitar,
2503 Piano, 1690 Piano,
382 Slide Guitar (soloist),
1543 Synth Pad, 685 Harmonica, 1756 Pedal Steel (and Reverse 1756 Pedal Steel), 1173 Accordion


A Vessel In A Storm (August 2007)

Lyrics by Lawrence Olivier and Bobby Elkins


I’ve seen twenty-five years in Louisiana
Until she came ashore
She took me away from my city Lord
Can you really blame a man for moving on

I’m a vessel on a vessel in the middle of a storm
I’m like a candle in a hurricane
Sometimes you don’t know what it takes, takes to carry on
You’ve got to find the joy in the pain

I’ve seen the levees brake and bleed her
With the waters from Lake Pontchartrain
A city just can’t take that kind of beating
So can you really blame a man for moving on

Can you feel the streets of Bourbon, and the spirits coming down
Tell me how long will I have to wait
Can you see the virgins praying, and angels that surround
The white laced lady Pontchartrain


It’s been a hard climb, It’s gonna be a hard climb
It’s been a hard time, It’s gonna be a hard time

I’m a vessel on a vessel in the middle of a storm
I’m like a candle in a hurricane
Sometimes you don’t know what it takes, takes to carry on
Did you find the joy in the pain

I’ve seen twenty-five years in Louisiana
Till Hurricane Katrina came ashore
She took me away from my city Lord
So can you really blame a man for moving on


Edited by gruverider (08/27/15 11:58 PM)

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#308490 - 08/28/15 12:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
PeterF Offline
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Nicely done -heartfelt lyrics - hard to imagine here in Australia what it was like.(from a musical perspective the slide fits really well).

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#308492 - 08/28/15 01:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
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Hello Lawrence,

well, there is not much not to like about this song laugh .
Cool vocals as always. A nice rhythmic feel, and like Peter said, the slide guitar fits this song like a glove.

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#308518 - 08/28/15 06:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

everything fits perfectly.
And above all I like your vocals.
Very enjoyable listen.

Guenter
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#308523 - 08/28/15 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
90 dB Offline
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Lawrence,

Good song. I can relate. A hurricane changes you forever. We were living right near the coast where Andrew made landfall in '92. Our house was the only one in our neighborhood that still had a roof the next day! Six hours of sheer terror.
Afterwards, we didn't have electricity or water for six months. I'll never go camping again! grin


I hope the song was therapeutic.


Regards,

Bob




p.s.

Looks like Erika will be over our area on Tuesday. We have a gig on Tuesday - I think. frown


Edited by 90 dB (08/28/15 07:41 AM)
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#308631 - 08/29/15 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
F.M.M. Offline
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hi Lawrence awesome work love your stuff thanks eric

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#308637 - 08/29/15 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
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Registered: 08/04/15
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Your tunes consistently have very professional sounding production and arrangements. On top of that you are a genuinely talented singer. The song has a bit of Bruce Hornsby thing going, and I can easily imagine hearing this without ever thinking of Band in a Box, or anything other than "cool song, wonder what the album sounds like".

The ten year anniversary of Katrina makes one think about the fragility of life and the resourcefulness and determination of people in the face of it. The song put me in the place of thinking about that, and that's a fine thing.
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#308653 - 08/29/15 01:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
Greg Johnson Offline
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I’m a vessel on a vessel in the middle of a storm
I’m like a candle in a hurricane
Sometimes you don’t know what it takes, takes to carry on
You’ve got to find the joy in the pain

That is some great writing!! You never cease to amaze me Lawrence. This is a hit! Should be on a hundred radio stations. Vocal is amazing, arrangement rocks, everything works!!

Take care. Greg

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#308657 - 08/29/15 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: Greg Johnson]
gruverider Offline
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Nicely done -heartfelt lyrics - hard to imagine here in Australia what it was like.(from a musical perspective the slide fits really well).

Thank you Peter. I auditioned several soloists and the slide guitar was the best fit by far. Although I tried to make the tenor sax work because it's a song about New Orleans.

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hello Lawrence,

well, there is not much not to like about this song laugh .
Cool vocals as always. A nice rhythmic feel, and like Peter said, the slide guitar fits this song like a glove.

Rob & Anne-Marie
Thank you. I enjoy the rhythmic feel of these drums. I would like a bit of control of the kit though.

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Lawrence,

everything fits perfectly.
And above all I like your vocals.
Very enjoyable listen.

Guenter
Thank you again for stopping in for a listen. I'm glad you liked it.

Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Lawrence,

Good song. I can relate. A hurricane changes you forever. We were living right near the coast where Andrew made landfall in '92. Our house was the only one in our neighborhood that still had a roof the next day! Six hours of sheer terror.
Afterwards, we didn't have electricity or water for six months. I'll never go camping again! grin


I hope the song was therapeutic.


Regards,

Bob




p.s.

Looks like Erika will be over our area on Tuesday. We have a gig on Tuesday - I think. frown
I just read that Erika has weakened. I'm happy your sake. I only had 5 weeks of no services. Eating MRE's that we would pick up from the National Guard in the parking lot of a closed down grocery store. That and Ice were what we lived on. My Condo was undamaged though many around me were either flooded or lost the roof.

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi Lawrence awesome work love your stuff thanks eric
Thank you again Eric.

Originally Posted By: mwgilbert
Your tunes consistently have very professional sounding production and arrangements. On top of that you are a genuinely talented singer. The song has a bit of Bruce Hornsby thing going, and I can easily imagine hearing this without ever thinking of Band in a Box, or anything other than "cool song, wonder what the album sounds like".

The ten year anniversary of Katrina makes one think about the fragility of life and the resourcefulness and determination of people in the face of it. The song put me in the place of thinking about that, and that's a fine thing.
Thanks for taking time to stop by and comment and for the kind words. Fragile indeed. Nothing is promised most of all tomorrow.

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
I’m a vessel on a vessel in the middle of a storm
I’m like a candle in a hurricane
Sometimes you don’t know what it takes, takes to carry on
You’ve got to find the joy in the pain

That is some great writing!! You never cease to amaze me Lawrence. This is a hit! Should be on a hundred radio stations. Vocal is amazing, arrangement rocks, everything works!!

Take care. Greg
That is very generous of you Greg. Thank you for that.

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#308747 - 08/30/15 12:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
gruverider Offline
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Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1257
Yes I did.

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#308748 - 08/30/15 12:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
gruverider Offline
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Posts: 1257
I took over the "front page".

I'm not above that. lol

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#308783 - 08/30/15 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1365
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Awesome song, I love the sound of the slide guitar, it fits so well in the mix.

Kenny

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#308801 - 08/30/15 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1808
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Great song from a seasoned musician.
Rob

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#308826 - 08/30/15 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
Steve Young Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1563
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
As usual, excellent work. The vocals are great, as I have come to expect from you. I grew up outside of Houston, and have seen my share of hurricanes. Katrina was a real mess. So many lost so much. Glad you survived. Enjoyed the song.

Steve
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#308875 - 08/30/15 11:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Vessel In A Storm [Re: gruverider]
gibson Offline
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Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
Loc: wales
Lawrence,
What an awful event!
You and Bobby have collaborated for a beautiful song

Quote:
Sometimes you don’t know what it takes, takes to carry on
You’ve got to find the joy in the pain


As others have said, all fits perfectly

a good, but sad, listen

Alyn
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