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#377496 - 11/27/16 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Where Did All Our Heroes Go?
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https://soundcloud.com/alfredo-de-pietra/where-have-all-the-heroes-gone



Music: Alfredo De Pietra
lyrics & vocals: James Higgins

Where Did All Our Heroes Go

We all watch from afar for just a little sign of light
But the curtains are drawn and they're pulled close tight
From the highest of the high to the lowest of the low
Where we once saw hope we can only find fear and hate
From hope to fear to hate
Oh where did all our heroes go
From hope to fear to hate
Oh where did all our heroes go
From the Hollywood hills to the Bowery slums
We've searched high and low but there ain't no one
Oh the silver screen has a verdigris sheen

Countless million carbon atoms floating round the sky
But in god you trust the truth you do deny
We used to look to you as a guiding light
But your just the same let the blind lead the blind
From hope to fear to hate
Oh where did all our heroes go
From hope to fear to hate
Oh where did all our heroes go

We all watch from afar for just a little sign of light


Edited by alfstone (11/27/16 11:43 AM)
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#377518 - 11/27/16 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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Very cool song. Excellent vocal and lyric. Mandolin was a nice touch

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#377784 - 11/28/16 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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Very cool!! I hear kind of a Paul Simon vibe in this. Cool vocal and nice arrangement. Very well done!! Take care. Greg

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#377959 - 11/29/16 12:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very cool!! I hear kind of a Paul Simon vibe in this. Cool vocal and nice arrangement. Very well done!! Take care. Greg


Greg said it really well. Nice song.

Peter

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#378054 - 11/29/16 07:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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Where did they go indeed.

Like Greg said "cool vocal and nice arrangement!"

The mandolin works very well.

We enjoyed this!

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#378335 - 11/29/16 07:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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Good song! I liked the lyrics alot and the vocal has a nice engaging feel.
I listened to a few other tracks from your SoundCloud- very enjoyable (I especially liked your version of Lord Franklin).
It seems you have a you have an interesting ongoing collaboration-I look forward to more.

Robert

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#378651 - 11/30/16 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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I really like this a lot! I didn't think I was going to like it as much as I do by just reading the lyrics - what a cool song and sound. And I love James' voice and the way he sings this. The arrangement and production is perfect. Sounds like something Paul Simon wrote and sang.

Great collab! Hope to hear more from you two.

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#378725 - 12/01/16 06:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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Really cool song, great lyrics and excellent vocals.

Good job!
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#378733 - 12/01/16 06:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: David Snyder]
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alfstone Offline
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I want really thank you all. You all are very kind.

I live in Sicily, James in Scotland. We both aren't very young smile This song came from our discussions and our worries about what's happening in the last months (Brexit, U.S...) and what could happen (...hopefully not...) next months/years in several other European Countries. So, you may consider it as a political song, by some degree...

James had the great ability to transform our thoughts into lyrics.

Thanks again

Alfredo


Edited by alfstone (12/01/16 06:32 AM)
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#379464 - 12/03/16 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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Alfredo & James,

Enjoyed the listen. Interesting to hear an outside view. A good write.
Had the feel of a Springsteen lyric/song form his later acoustic periods..

fj

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#383242 - 12/14/16 06:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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Hi Alfstone, excellent work on this! I like the guitar noodling at the 1:30 mark, very easy vibe. Good one! smile
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#386471 - 12/26/16 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Did All Our Heroes Go? [Re: alfstone]
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Great example of multi-national collaboration. I enjoyed listening to this.
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