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#301653 - 07/03/15 06:05 AM [User Showcase] Brother Rhino
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As a general rule I try not to get preachy in any of my songs. I threw that rule out the window when Joanne Cooper approached me to participate in an upcoming project for the Rhinose Foundation. My wife and I spend most of our free time outdoors and care deeply about the environment, so this was an easy assignment to accept. Thank You Joanne for your continued activism. It is meaningful and important.


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Brother Rhino

Read a story on the internet that shook me to the core

rhinos left to die slaughtered for their horns

Powdered cures of folklore breeding callousness

Don’t take away our brothers they belong to all of us


Aren’t we all connected in some mysterious kind of way

Don’t we all live and breathe the same air every day

can’t seem to stop the killing no matter how we try

can we go on living while part of us is dying


Oh Brother Rhino can I walk this road with you

Can we change some minds show them what is true

Oh Brother Rhino Can we make a stand

I promise I will help you if I can


Aren’t we taught as children the sacredness of life

Did we lose our innocence while sharpening the knife

How can one man measure what a life is worth

i hate to think what’s down the road for our Mother Earth


Oh Brother Rhino can I walk this road with you

Can we change some minds show them what is true

Oh Brother Rhino Can we make a stand


I promise I will help you if I can

If it’s not too late I’ll help you if I can

©2015 Thomas Adams

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#301662 - 07/03/15 07:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Tom, I found your backdropping the ignorance and unfettered greed fueling and facilitating the
rhino's plight against one of humankinds latest marvels of communication ( aka the internet) particularly poignant.


Edited by PatrickH (07/03/15 07:59 AM)

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#301670 - 07/03/15 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Beautifully done Tom!! This is a great effort. Some wonderful, thoughtful lyrics, simple, sweet melody, ant the guitar....what can I say...you can play! It is not easy to write this kind of song, and you nailed it. It's not preachy, but heartfelt, deep, and thoughtful. Really excellent. There was only one thing in the mix that sounded a bit strong to me. I am listening on computer speakers (and that may be the reason) but the snare seems to ring out a bit too strong. I'll have to listen no better speakers but it pokes out a bit on these. Wonderful song Tom!! Take care. Greg

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#301675 - 07/03/15 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tommy,

you can write, sing and play.
Very strong song.
Enjoyed this a lot.

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#301677 - 07/03/15 10:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Nice work....


Yup.... writing to a specific topic is hard


You did a good job.
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#301679 - 07/03/15 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom.

What a great way to get across the message.

I didn't expect anything that heavy, but it sure works well. That chorus is pure stadium rock.

Excellent vox and guitar and a great mix.

ROG.

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#301681 - 07/03/15 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Nice mix. some nice guitar work; thanks for sharing!
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#301701 - 07/03/15 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: PgFantastic]
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Excellent throughout - writing, singing, playing, mixing! I'm listening on Near Field Monitors with EQ set flat. Everything sounded excellent.

Another keeper, Tommy! Thank you, amigo.

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#301702 - 07/03/15 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom, great tune, simple but to the point. Nice playing as usual.

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#301705 - 07/03/15 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom,

Good song, lyrics and vocals and we love the way you play the guitar!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#301725 - 07/03/15 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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I feel your pain Tommy.
There's a need for something better.
Great write my friend.
This is up to you usual high standard.
Rob

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#301742 - 07/03/15 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

good one!! This world is a mess and thank goodness the fight to preserve wild animals continues, but it is sad this fight has to even exist.
This such a wonderful song but the words are so hard.

Well done!!

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#301769 - 07/04/15 05:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Excellent song with an excellent message. Well done
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#301774 - 07/04/15 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: PatrickH
Tom, I found your backdropping the ignorance and unfettered greed fueling and facilitating the
rhino's plight against one of humankinds latest marvels of communication ( aka the internet) particularly poignant.
Patrick, I've always liked that word Poignant. Thanks for listening and commenting. Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautifully done Tom!! This is a great effort. Some wonderful, thoughtful lyrics, simple, sweet melody, ant the guitar....what can I say...you can play! It is not easy to write this kind of song, and you nailed it. It's not preachy, but heartfelt, deep, and thoughtful. Really excellent. There was only one thing in the mix that sounded a bit strong to me. I am listening on computer speakers (and that may be the reason) but the snare seems to ring out a bit too strong. I'll have to listen no better speakers but it pokes out a bit on these. Wonderful song Tom!! Take care. Greg
Thanks Greg. The drums are intentionally loud ( The African connection) It made for a difficult mix. I appreciate the kind words on the write. Tom
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Tommy,

you can write, sing and play.
Very strong song.
Enjoyed this a lot.

Guenter
Guenter, Thanks for saying those nice things. I'm flattered. Tom

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#301798 - 07/04/15 08:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

I like everything you do. This is one of my favorites (so far).

An excellent write. Says all it needs to with nothing out of place - and terrific phrasing. Gets the message across in a perfect package.

Nice vocal. The production is crisp, clean, clear, punchy. Nice guitar playing (and signatures).

The drums sound great.

I like everything about this.

Excellent.

floyd
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#301803 - 07/04/15 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy and Joanne,

Excellent collaboration. What a passionate song and strong production!
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#301805 - 07/04/15 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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A Rocker with a message, I love it! Man those drums sound awesome,
nice guitars.

Kenny

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#301818 - 07/04/15 12:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Excellent song and performance. All for a good cause too.


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#301821 - 07/04/15 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom. Thank you so much for your excellent contribution to this effort. I really appreciate it and I am sure we will get something really good going for this foundation. It is such a worthy cause and the past has shown that we can wipe out the demand for rhino horn and other animal parts with the carefully coordinated effort that this foundation can help with. THANK YOU.

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#301863 - 07/05/15 04:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brother Rhino [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom

great song for all!!

melody, voice, mixing and real tracks used.
I like the refrain of the song.

Very important the message you want to give.
I agree with you.

More respect for animals in the world!!

Hello.
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