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#337697 - 02/22/16 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Fallen Rider
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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


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Comments encouraged.
Have at it.

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#337713 - 02/22/16 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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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.
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#337714 - 02/22/16 05:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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Awesome!!! Wish I could sing and not kill small fury animals, closer than 30 yards! Backyards not the ruler.

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#337724 - 02/22/16 07:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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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.


Edited by Guitarhacker (02/23/16 04:27 AM)
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#337725 - 02/22/16 07:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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A fitting anthem. Enjoyed it.
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#337743 - 02/22/16 11:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd
Liked the harmonica intro (and end note -excellent) - really nice.
Strong vocal and nice melody. Classy production.

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#337753 - 02/23/16 02:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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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
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#337763 - 02/23/16 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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Perfect write, vocals, instruments and mix. All bikers should love this.
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#337769 - 02/23/16 06:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: Guitarhacker]
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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...
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#337799 - 02/23/16 09:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

flawless in every aspect.
I enjoyed listening a lot.

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#337807 - 02/23/16 09:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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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.
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#337867 - 02/23/16 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
A fitting anthem. Enjoyed it.



Thanks, Charlie.
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#337875 - 02/23/16 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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Definitely another classic!
Beautifully sung, and very nice use of the pedal steel guitar!
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#337920 - 02/24/16 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: PeterF]
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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...
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#337959 - 02/24/16 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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Excellent way to start the tune. Another awesome tune Floyd
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#338021 - 02/25/16 04:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: rsdean]
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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...
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#338047 - 02/25/16 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))

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

Cheers
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#338058 - 02/25/16 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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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.
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#338078 - 02/25/16 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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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

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#338084 - 02/25/16 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fallen Rider [Re: floyd jane]
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Certainly different from "Knocking On Heaven's Door".
Very good lyrics, beautiful music and terrific voices!
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