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#280568 - 01/17/15 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Walking Through A Graveyard
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Here's some Bluegrass...

https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/walking-through-a-graveyard

Using the 2015 BoomCkicka! brown cow, (there is no brown cow)

RealTracks in song: 2421:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 2518:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking BoomChickJoe Ev16 110 (Simple)
RealTracks in style: 2517:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking BoomChickHighJoe Ev16 110 (Simple)
RealTracks in song: ~618:Fiddle, Background Allis Ev 120
RealDrums in style: CountryTrain: a: Brushes Soft b: Brushes Hard




Walking Through A Graveyard (1-15-2013)


Well life it ain't no daisy/ if fact It's downright crazy/ but walking out on you was not my aim
It sure can be demanding/ but my fate I had a hand in/ when I lay down would you bury me in my shame

I walked out of my front door/ ain't coming back here no more/ I couldn't pay the balance on the rent
With one bag on my shoulder/ goodbye was all I told her/ She said good luck is surely heaven sent

I found myself walking through a graveyard/ I found myself walking through a graveyard
I found myself walking through a graveyard/ Searching for my own headstone

I started on a Monday/ drank myself to Sunday/ then headed off to nowhere you would know
I stumbled past a street light/ got into a neat fight/ there's misery where ever may I roam

I found myself walking through a graveyard/ I found myself walking through a graveyard
I found myself walking through a graveyard/ Searching for my own headstone

I stood above a shovel/ and you were crying double/ not two feet from a gnarly hole
I could hear it call me/ don't know how it knew me/ I hung around just like I was a ghost

I found myself walking through a graveyard/ I found myself walking through a graveyard
I found myself walking through a graveyard/ Searching for my own headstone

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#280571 - 01/17/15 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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That was fantastic! Who would have thought that a bluegrass song about a graveyard would fly!

The mix is perfect, your vocal was very strong, and but lyrics were what put it over the top for me! WOW! I loved that " Searching for my own headstone" was super as was that last verse! Again WOW!

Super job on this one!
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#280574 - 01/17/15 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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I'm addicted to that Boom Chicka style.

Great lyrics and love the gravel tone vocal.
Good stuff.
Rob

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#280585 - 01/17/15 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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hi groverider this is awesome peace love it plus+1 mix everything well done thanks for sharing eric
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#280602 - 01/17/15 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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Clever and entertaining tune!! Interesting juxtaposition of a happy, springy melody with a bitterly sarcastic lyric. Works perfectly! Thanks for posting. Take care. Greg

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#280645 - 01/17/15 06:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
That was fantastic! Who would have thought that a bluegrass song about a graveyard would fly!

The mix is perfect, your vocal was very strong, and but lyrics were what put it over the top for me! WOW! I loved that " Searching for my own headstone" was super as was that last verse! Again WOW!

Super job on this one!


I'm gonna piggyback on Mario's observations this time! He said exactly what I would have said.

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#280646 - 01/17/15 06:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

I like those sarcastic lyrics and of course your voice.
The style is not my genre but it's nicely mixed.
Fine harmonies.
An enjoyable listen.

Guenter
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#280662 - 01/17/15 11:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
That was fantastic! Who would have thought that a bluegrass song about a graveyard would fly!

The mix is perfect, your vocal was very strong, and but lyrics were what put it over the top for me! WOW! I loved that " Searching for my own headstone" was super as was that last verse! Again WOW!

Super job on this one!


Thank you so much. I really don't know what inspired that line but I wrote the lines pretty much in the order that it is.



Originally Posted By: Rob4580
I'm addicted to that Boom Chicka style.

Great lyrics and love the gravel tone vocal.
Good stuff.
Rob


Thanks for listening. I tried different vocal approaches and this one felt the best fit.




Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi gruverider this is awesome peace love it plus+1 mix everything well done thanks for sharing eric


Thanks for taking time to comment. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it.


Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Clever and entertaining tune!! Interesting juxtaposition of a happy, springy melody with a bitterly sarcastic lyric. Works perfectly! Thanks for posting. Take care. Greg


Thank you. I started the composition by randomly putting a capo at the 5th fret and chording a C at this tempo, and the lyrics cooperated.


Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
I'm gonna piggyback on Mario's observations this time! He said exactly what I would have said.


Thank you for listening and commenting.


Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Lawrence,

I like those sarcastic lyrics and of course your voice.
The style is not my genre but it's nicely mixed.
Fine harmonies.
An enjoyable listen.

Guenter


I'm glad that you were able the enjoy it even though it's not your cup of tea genre wise.

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#280687 - 01/18/15 02:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Lawrence,

I like those sarcastic lyrics and of course your voice.
The style is not my genre but it's nicely mixed.
Fine harmonies.
An enjoyable listen.

Guenter


+1 from me
Not familiar with the genre, enjoyed.
Fred

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#280709 - 01/18/15 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

Great stuff. Even though the song has finished playing, images galore are still swirling around inside my head. Terrific lyrics! Maybe it's because of the recent holiday season, but this composition reminded me of Dickens's "Christmas Carol" and the ghosts of Christmas.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

All the best,
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#280755 - 01/18/15 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

Nice!

For a minute there, I thought I was listening to a Newman/Prine co-write. I have no compliments greater than that.

Good instrumentation. Excellent mix. Super vocal.

floyd

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#280759 - 01/18/15 01:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

Some swinging bluegrass here!
Definitely something else.
Well done!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#280776 - 01/18/15 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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Yeah Lawrence!
Gothic Bluegrass.
Like all the lyrics specially 'neat fight'
Good one.
Good fun.
Cheers.
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#280788 - 01/18/15 06:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: FredM]
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Originally Posted By: FredM
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Lawrence,

I like those sarcastic lyrics and of course your voice.
The style is not my genre but it's nicely mixed.
Fine harmonies.
An enjoyable listen.

Guenter


+1 from me
Not familiar with the genre, enjoyed.
Fred


Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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#280789 - 01/18/15 06:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Lawrence,

Great stuff. Even though the song has finished playing, images galore are still swirling around inside my head. Terrific lyrics! Maybe it's because of the recent holiday season, but this composition reminded me of Dickens's "Christmas Carol" and the ghosts of Christmas.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

All the best,
Noel



Thank you very much for your kind words. I don't know what inspired me to write a ghost story but I suppose it wrote itself really.

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#280790 - 01/18/15 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Lawrence,

Nice!

For a minute there, I thought I was listening to a Newman/Prine co-write. I have no compliments greater than that.

Good instrumentation. Excellent mix. Super vocal.

floyd


Well how can I respond to that? Two of my favorite lyricists! Thank you.

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#280791 - 01/18/15 06:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: R & AM
Hi Lawrence,

Some swinging bluegrass here!
Definitely something else.
Well done!

Rob and Anne-Marie


Thank you for your kind words.

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#280793 - 01/18/15 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Yeah Lawrence!
Gothic Bluegrass.
Like all the lyrics specially 'neat fight'
Good one.
Good fun.
Cheers.


Thank you. Yes, that was the moment he was killed. It was neat because it ended quickly lol!

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#280831 - 01/19/15 03:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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Hi, Lawrence !!!!:))


This was nothing short
of remarkable regarding
melody, write and especially
your very nice harmonizing !
Liked it all very much !!:))

Cheers
Dani

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#280880 - 01/19/15 09:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Walking Through A Graveyard [Re: gruverider]
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"I started on a Monday/ drank myself to Sunday" Great line. Lawrence, I hate to repeat myself, but your voice just draws the listener in. Nothing out of place. Interesting lyrics and a great choice of real tracks make this a super listen. Tom

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