Fallen Rider

Posted by: floyd jane

Fallen Rider - 02/22/16 03:31 PM

This is a co-write with Michael LeBlanc.

Mike wanted to write a "Biker's Hymn".
Something that could be played at a memorial.
He was tired of always hearing "Knocking On Heaven's Door"....


FALLEN RIDER

this one goes out to the rider
from our hearts, forever blue
for the ones we loved we crank our motors
ridin' on in memory of you

   fallen rider
   your journey never ends
   fallen rider
   forever in the wind
   fallen rider
   someday we'll ride with you again

this ride's for the rider lost
the one who rode until the end
taken too soon from us
the ride of love for our friend

   fallen rider
   your journey never ends
   fallen rider
   forever in the wind
   fallen rider
   someday we'll ride with you again

fallen rider
someday we'll ride with you gain


The BAND:
Style is _BALADP.STY (Ctry Bal. w/ ped.steel (65 RS))

RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~369:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 578 Harmonica, Background Blues BB Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


Comments encouraged.
Have at it.

floyd
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/22/16 05:31 PM

Another classic from Floyd.

This is a sensational write and flawless delivery. I can see it has a big place with bikers.

You captured the scenario perfectly, and projected it perfectly.

Excellent, really excellent.
Posted by: Tommyc

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/22/16 05:39 PM

Awesome!!! Wish I could sing and not kill small fury animals, closer than 30 yards! Backyards not the ruler.
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/22/16 07:20 PM

Excellent song for the occasion.

I rode with a motorcycle group (CMA) in the past. I attended a few biker funerals as a result. Since we were the Christian Motorcyclists Association, the bikers often turned to us at this juncture in their journey. In our chapter, we had a few ordained ministers who would often speak at the funeral. One of my buddies, knowing he was soon to die from cancer, asked me to do him the honor at his funeral. That's a day that I will never forget. His story is in the song on my website....Ode to Wolf and the video is on my YouTube channel.

Riding in the funeral procession with hundreds of bikes was something I will never forget. And all the clubs would come together for that occasion and leave their differences outside the door. One thing they all had in common was there was an end to the ride one day.

Great song. You did good.
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/22/16 07:20 PM

A fitting anthem. Enjoyed it.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/22/16 11:31 PM

Floyd
Liked the harmonica intro (and end note -excellent) - really nice.
Strong vocal and nice melody. Classy production.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/23/16 02:41 AM

Floyd,

Great song and delivery - really nice vocal on this one. I can see this in film - would make a very cool movie song.

Excellent job!

Bob
Posted by: SRP

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/23/16 05:10 AM

Perfect write, vocals, instruments and mix. All bikers should love this.
Sonny
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/23/16 06:27 AM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Another classic from Floyd.

This is a sensational write and flawless delivery. I can see it has a big place with bikers.

You captured the scenario perfectly, and projected it perfectly.

Excellent, really excellent.


Trev - thanks, again, for your nice review...


Originally Posted By: Tommyc
Awesome!!! Wish I could sing and not kill small fury animals, closer than 30 yards! Backyards not the ruler.


LOL - thanks, Tommy...


Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Excellent song for the occasion.

I rode with a motorcycle group (CMA) in the past. I attended a few biker funerals as a result. Since we were the Christian Motorcyclists Association, the bikers often turned to us at this juncture in their journey. In our chapter, we had a few ordained ministers who would often speak at the funeral. One of my buddies, knowing he was soon to die from cancer, asked me to do him the honor at his funeral. That's a day that I will never forget. His story is in the song on my website....Ode to Wolf and the video is on my YouTube channel.

Riding in the funeral procession with hundreds of bikes was something I will never forget. And all the clubs would come together for that occasion and leave their differences outside the door. One thing they all had in common was there was an end to the ride one day.

Great song. You did good.


Appreciate it, Herb...
Posted by: boehm

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/23/16 09:39 AM

Hi Floyd,

flawless in every aspect.
I enjoyed listening a lot.

Guenter
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/23/16 09:59 AM

This is great man. You know Floyd, I always enjoy listening to your songs. You kind of remind me of Bob Seger, all of your songs are predictably strong, built like a brick house as they say around here. I haven't heard a weak one yet. Great stuff man.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/23/16 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
A fitting anthem. Enjoyed it.



Thanks, Charlie.
Posted by: RnAM

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/23/16 03:56 PM

Definitely another classic!
Beautifully sung, and very nice use of the pedal steel guitar!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/24/16 07:25 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Floyd
Liked the harmonica intro (and end note -excellent) - really nice.
Strong vocal and nice melody. Classy production.


Thanks, Peter... I was attempting to find an opening that would "mimic playing Taps", so the harmonica seemed the appropriate choice for this... glad you liked it...
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/24/16 01:28 PM

Excellent way to start the tune. Another awesome tune Floyd
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/25/16 04:56 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd,

Great song and delivery - really nice vocal on this one. I can see this in film - would make a very cool movie song.

Excellent job!

Bob


Thanks, Bob. We appreciate that... Too bad Sons Of Anarchy isn't still running...
Posted by: dani48

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/25/16 08:52 AM

Hi, Floyd !:))

This is a touching tune
indeed ! I think you´ve
both made a great song here !

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Caloo

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/25/16 10:13 AM

Floyd, I am sure all the fallen riders can't not hear this requiem from where they are. And I imagine the tears it should drew in certain situations. Also, perfect accompaniment.
Cheers
Pascal
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/25/16 01:39 PM

Beautiful tribute song!! I love the heavy beat, singable melody, and poetic nature of the chorus. This is how it should be done! Harmonica is very cool-sounds custom. I can't help thinking about Duane Allman when hearing this. I was a big Allman bros. fan in high school. As expected, vocal and mix are superb. Really, really nice work guys!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: RnAM

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/25/16 02:30 PM

Certainly different from "Knocking On Heaven's Door".
Very good lyrics, beautiful music and terrific voices!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/26/16 08:21 AM

Originally Posted By: SRP
Perfect write, vocals, instruments and mix. All bikers should love this.
Sonny


Thanks, Sonny...


Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Floyd,

flawless in every aspect.
I enjoyed listening a lot.

Guenter


Appreciate that, Guenter...
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/26/16 08:37 AM

So strong, so timeless, so good. Of course I hear some Springsteen in there somewhere as you would probably expect me to. It's a powerful and also tender message and anthem, well done.

Kenny
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/26/16 10:26 AM



Hi Floyd

great song as usual.
You sing very well and complete the beautiful melody you made.

Excellent real tracks.

Sergio
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/26/16 06:28 PM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is great man. You know Floyd, I always enjoy listening to your songs. You kind of remind me of Bob Seger, all of your songs are predictably strong, built like a brick house as they say around here. I haven't heard a weak one yet. Great stuff man.


David - I certanly appreciate all of that.... Thanks
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/26/16 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is great man. You know Floyd, I always enjoy listening to your songs. You kind of remind me of Bob Seger, all of your songs are predictably strong, built like a brick house as they say around here. I haven't heard a weak one yet. Great stuff man.


I agree one million percent!

Everything already has been said that I wanted to say. This is a great song and a great collaboration.

All I can add is this is a keeper.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/27/16 06:41 AM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Definitely another classic!
Beautifully sung, and very nice use of the pedal steel guitar!


Thanks, y'all...


Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Excellent way to start the tune. Another awesome tune Floyd


Thanks, Scott...


Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Floyd !:))

This is a touching tune
indeed ! I think you´ve
both made a great song here !

Cheers
Dani


Appreciate that, Dani....


Originally Posted By: Caloo
Floyd, I am sure all the fallen riders can't not hear this requiem from where they are. And I imagine the tears it should drew in certain situations. Also, perfect accompaniment.
Cheers
Pascal


Thanks, Pascal, for the nice thoughts...
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/27/16 12:55 PM

Really great song and production. You edit the RTs so well--bringing in the pedal steel and harmonica at just the right moments.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/29/16 04:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautiful tribute song!! I love the heavy beat, singable melody, and poetic nature of the chorus. This is how it should be done! Harmonica is very cool-sounds custom. I can't help thinking about Duane Allman when hearing this. I was a big Allman bros. fan in high school. As expected, vocal and mix are superb. Really, really nice work guys!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg... I think the Allmans reference may be a first for me... smile


Originally Posted By: RnAM
Certainly different from "Knocking On Heaven's Door".
Very good lyrics, beautiful music and terrific voices!


Thanks, guys....
Posted by: ROG

Re: Fallen Rider - 02/29/16 11:35 AM

Hi Floyd.

No one does classic country rock any better than this.

Makes me regret selling the old BSA Goldstar.

ROG.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 03/01/16 04:52 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
So strong, so timeless, so good. Of course I hear some Springsteen in there somewhere as you would probably expect me to. It's a powerful and also tender message and anthem, well done.

Kenny


Kenny - as is often the case, you say so much in just a few words... appreciate that...


Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri


Hi Floyd

great song as usual.
You sing very well and complete the beautiful melody you made.

Excellent real tracks.

Sergio


Thanks, Sergio...




Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is great man. You know Floyd, I always enjoy listening to your songs. You kind of remind me of Bob Seger, all of your songs are predictably strong, built like a brick house as they say around here. I haven't heard a weak one yet. Great stuff man.


I agree one million percent!

Everything already has been said that I wanted to say. This is a great song and a great collaboration.

All I can add is this is a keeper.


Mario - thanks for having a go at this one....



Originally Posted By: fgrittner
Really great song and production. You edit the RTs so well--bringing in the pedal steel and harmonica at just the right moments.


Appreciate you stopping by, Fred....
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fallen Rider - 03/02/16 05:10 AM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd.

No one does classic country rock any better than this.

Makes me regret selling the old BSA Goldstar.

ROG.


Thanks, ROG... had to look up "BSA Goldstar"...