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#375123 - 11/19/16 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Robert,

Wow! You've pulled out all the stops on this one. It's a terrific listen. The opening refrain for each verse really captured my imagination!

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
come with me
where waves of mountains
fall into fields of green
with a bundle of straw
and a handful of earth
we`ll raise a roof over our dreams

What stunning imagery you've created with a mere 29 words. When I say these words aloud, they seem to roll like quicksilver... it's a really captivating effect. Wonderful writing!

Regards,
Noel


Noel,

That is most kind - I know you to be a student of lyric writing so it means alot to have your endorsement.
I`m very happy those words worked well as I`d thought so often about the idea for the song but not gone anywhere with it until looking at some of the old photos.

Robert

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#375124 - 11/19/16 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Robert

Beautiful song with good melody and nice vocal.
The start of the A melody is especially pleasant.
Your songs are definitely in direct descent from Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Thank you, Shigeki!
The verse melody was where I began going from lyrics to song, so I`m happy you liked that part.

Robert

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#375125 - 11/19/16 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,
That`s very kind-thanks for your listen!

Robert

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#375126 - 11/19/16 05:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: rsdean]
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Bob,

If you liked the lyrics then I know I`ve hit the spot - thank you!

Robert

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#375127 - 11/19/16 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Scott C]
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Scott,

I appreciate your listens and comments!

Robert

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#375129 - 11/19/16 05:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Pauline - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Pauline - PG Music
Hi Robert,

Love it! I can feel the joy! You have captured your experience well with the feel and lyrics. What a great line, "with a bundle of straw and a handful of earth we`ll raise a roof over our dreams." Thanks for sharing. btw Is it a cob house? smile

Pauline
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Hi Pauline,
Thank you, I`m happy the feeling came through!
Not a cob house ( although I did use a barn load of straw and many handfuls of earth to line the garden ponds) -just artistic license... AAC blocks and structural steel are harder to fit into verse.

Robert

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#375130 - 11/19/16 05:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Robertkc]
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Beautiful lyrics

you come through as a john Denver sound, arrangement.

And I love John Denver.

Good one.

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#375131 - 11/19/16 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hi Robert,

Such a nice subject to write a song about. Beautiful house it seems, is it the one in the picture!
Very nice song and chord progression.


Thank you!
Yes, its the pictured house and we look back on its many fine and quirky qualities now from a few years not being there... but I guess that`s another song.

Robert

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#375166 - 11/20/16 03:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert

Enjoyed that!
Well done in your efforts with the house I have always wanted to do that, in my dreams!

Is that picture on Soundcloud, the house? If so wow that's nice!

Alyn
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#375200 - 11/20/16 06:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

You can tell that this song was written "from the heart" having built your own family house.
I agree with Floyd; the lyrics are beautifully written and poetic.

Great work,
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#375222 - 11/20/16 08:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Robertkc]
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We can certainly relate. We did the same thing 28 years ago but
without a contractor and while we were both working full time. Let's
say it was an interesting experience that mercifully turned out well smile

Members have already quoted some great lines and we'd join in but
had rather just say that it is a tremendous write.

And your vocal, arrangement and production well support the
strong lyric.

We enjoyed the listen!

J&B
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#375253 - 11/20/16 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Robertkc]
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Very authentic americana and awesome lyrics. Enjoyed my listen.

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#375329 - 11/20/16 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Robertkc]
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+1 to all the kudos.

What a wonderfully written folk song.

Sounds like something Peter Paul and Mary would've done.
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#375336 - 11/20/16 07:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: colly]
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Originally Posted By: colly
Beautiful lyrics

you come through as a john Denver sound, arrangement.

And I love John Denver.

Good one.



Thank you for the listen and like, Colly.
I never really listened to JD apart from his signature song... maybe I should.

Robert

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#375337 - 11/20/16 07:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: gibson]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Robert

Enjoyed that!
Well done in your efforts with the house I have always wanted to do that, in my dreams!

Is that picture on Soundcloud, the house? If so wow that's nice!

Alyn


Alyn,

Glad you enjoyed. Yes, is that house - now that we`re no longer there I`m starting to get sentimental about it...and thinking about another kick at the house building can.Its a hard dream to shake!

Robert

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#375338 - 11/20/16 07:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: receder]
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Originally Posted By: receder
Robert,

You can tell that this song was written "from the heart" having built your own family house.
I agree with Floyd; the lyrics are beautifully written and poetic.

Great work,
Jez


Many thanks, Jez!

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#375339 - 11/20/16 07:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Very authentic americana and awesome lyrics. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie


Charlie,

I`m happy you liked the sound & words -thanks for your listen.

Robert

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#375340 - 11/20/16 07:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
We can certainly relate. We did the same thing 28 years ago but
without a contractor and while we were both working full time. Let's
say it was an interesting experience that mercifully turned out well smile

Members have already quoted some great lines and we'd join in but
had rather just say that it is a tremendous write.

And your vocal, arrangement and production well support the
strong lyric.

We enjoyed the listen!

J&B


J&B,

My hat`s off to anyone who`s walked the complete self- build house road... it took me a year to recover from our efforts and several more to start imagining I might go there again.
Thank you for your very kind comments on the song.

Robert

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#375341 - 11/20/16 07:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
+1 to all the kudos.

What a wonderfully written folk song.

Sounds like something Peter Paul and Mary would've done.





Thank you!

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#375424 - 11/21/16 08:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: A House That Catches Your Light [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert, I especially enjoyed the poetic lyrics. Building a house can be rewarding and stressful at the same time. Not so sure if I want to go down that road again. I enjoyed this fine write. Tom

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