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#400474 - 03/13/17 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Pickup Truck Cowboy
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A song about an old cowboy.


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https://soundcloud.com/90-db/pickup-truck-cowboy


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Pickup Truck Cowboy

©2011 Robert Randall Burke




Well, the sun's goin' down
In the desert tonight
And the cowboy's alone with his blues.
There's no one in town
Not even a light
So he looks for a friend in the booze.


He's a pickup truck cowboy
His pony is gone
To the pasture where old ponies go
His six-gun is rusty
It lies on the shelf
Can you tell me
Where old cowboys go?


The moon's on the rise
And the coyote calls
In sadness, the song of his soul.
Like the cowboy, he's broken
From too many falls
In silence, the time takes it's toll.





Edited by 90 dB (03/13/17 03:56 PM)
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#400477 - 03/13/17 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Love the melody. Great write and as always, excellent vocals and productions.

Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#400479 - 03/13/17 04:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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You have such a strong command of melody!

All the way around, this song sounds genuine to how it should. I feel it's really well produced...not just mixed, the sound choices, placement of those sounds AND mix is great!

And of course, I have ALWAYS been a big fan of your vocal tone.

Great job!
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#400502 - 03/13/17 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Hey 90 dB, Well done on this! I really like the vibe of this, very easy to listen to. Great work! smile
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#400561 - 03/14/17 02:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob
Beautiful melody sung with feeling.
Excellent overall production.

Peter

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#400570 - 03/14/17 04:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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This has a James Taylor vibe to it. Sweet Baby James

Cool tune
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#400587 - 03/14/17 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Another excellent production Robert. You've captured a great lyric, forlorn and melancholy, and packaged and delivered it with a perfect musical production.

Thoroughly enjoyable.
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#400621 - 03/14/17 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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My word of choice, forlorn, has already been used but your vocal so captures the trail worn, weary feel of the protagonist. Yet your creative write keeps it from becoming maudlin or over-wrought.

Everything works toward this end.

Powerful and enjoyable!

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#400685 - 03/14/17 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Really cool song Bob!! Some great lyrics. Very well crafted song as yours always are. Sweet vocal! Always enjoy hearing your songs. Wonderful! Take care. Greg

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#400689 - 03/14/17 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Robert,

this must be one of your best vocals so far. They sound brighter than usual. Different EQ settings or something?
The song itself is very Pro sounding all around.
Wonderful work!

Rob
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#400692 - 03/14/17 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Robert. Enjoyed this tasteful and sophisticated treatment of the old cowboy theme.
Strings come through and carry me along. Cheers.
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#400782 - 03/15/17 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob, This is another fine write with an excellent melody and standout vocals. The chord changes are quite unusual and make this a pleasure to listen to. Tom

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#400868 - 03/15/17 11:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Bob, This is another fine write with an excellent melody and standout vocals. The chord changes are quite unusual and make this a pleasure to listen to. Tom


+1 piggybacking on Tom (can ya hear him complaining 'bout that?)... he said just what I was thinking. Another goodun, Bob...

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#400870 - 03/15/17 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Great song!

I heard early Eagles influence and as mentioned by Herb
some JT sounding melody in there.

A really nice write and performance

Kenny

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#400931 - 03/15/17 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pickup Truck Cowboy [Re: 90 dB]
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Hello Bob,

A real nice country waltz! Your backing tracks are simply perfect and the chord arrangement, particularly on the chorus, give the song a a continually fresh sound. Your vocal fits nicely in this. Terrific lyric, too. What a great listen! We totally enjoyed our listen,

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