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#430351 - 09/19/17 02:34 PM [User Showcase] Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box
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This may be my last song for a little while, dunno, have two albums worth of stuff to put out and don't need any more songs right now. But that could change in ten minutes.

https://soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel/freeway

Here are some fun facts on this song and why I call it a Tribute to Band in a Box.

1.) I managed to get the words “Band in a Box” into a rhyme scheme.

2.) Unless I am missing something, I think I may have just immortalized the words “Band in a Box” in a rock song. smile

3.) I wrote this using a rinky dink notebook with BIAB 2015 and some user tracks with no electricity at night in the middle of nowhere in Lassen Volcanic State Park in Northern California in the dark with a headlamp. User tracks let you take your own band anywhere with no electricity. Even a dark wilderness beach. Gnarly Brah.

4.) Tom Petty says he wrote Free Fallin’ just to make Jeff Lynne laugh. I wrote this just to make you people laugh. Hope it works. A video is next. It will be killer, trust me.

Be excellent to one another.


Freeway

By David Snyder

Where I’m driving
It’s nobody’s business
I’m on the freeway
And I’m driving alone
Heading out of
North Sacramento
Every mile of this world is my own

PreChorus

And the sun is shining on my face
And I’m dreamin’ ‘bout you baby
But I had to leave this world
Cause I got some things to do

CH:

On the Freeway
That’s where I’m driving
On the Freeway
This world is my own
On the Freeway
At least I’m surviving
On the Freeway
Might not ever go home

V2

Looking for a place
Where I can feel worthy
Looking for a band
That knows how to rock
Taking with me
A lifetime of memories
Taking with me
My band in a box

PreChorus

And the sun is shining on my face
And I’m praying for you baby
But I had to cut these ties
Cause I got some things to do

CH

On the Freeway
That’s where I’m driving
On the Freeway
This world is my own
On the Freeway
At least I’m surviving
On the Freeway
Might not ever go home

V2 Reprise

Looking for a place
Where I can feel worthy
Looking for a band
That knows how to rock
Taking with me
A lifetime of memories
Taking with me
My band in a box

CH

On the Freeway
That’s where I’m driving
On the Freeway
This world is my own
On the Freeway
At least I’m surviving
On the Freeway
Might not ever get home

Rideout:

Keep on driving
Keep on striving
Keep the faith
Yeah keep surviving

Keep on driving
Keep on striving
Keep the faith
Keep surviving

On the Freeway
On the Freeway
On the Freeway
On the Freeway

All music and lyrics copyright 2017 by David Snyder, ASCAP/Day of Faith Records

David Snyder: Lead and backing vocals, 12 String Guitars (4 parts), Fender Telecaster (3 parts), keyboards, synthesizers and electronic drums. Mixed and engineered by David Snyder.

Real Tracks:

RealTracks in style: ~1636:Bass, Electric, JazzFunkBreezy Ev16 075
RealDrums in style: FunkyCountryPop [Multi]
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#430359 - 09/19/17 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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Great lyrics, David! I definitely think you achieved what you set out to do. Also super cool to see your notes! :P

Promise that if you stay on that freeway of yours and never go home that you will continue to toss music our way! laugh Can't wait for the next, even if this is your last for the next while ( or ten minutes! ).
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#430361 - 09/19/17 05:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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David,
You put some California into this and those 12 strings sound great!
I really like the road vision quality of the lyrics... and your vocal has that happy "Free Falling" feel to it.
Sorry, I`m not laughing just singing along,cos this is a good song... though the picture of you scribbling away in the dark near a volcano does give me hope for that video.


Robert

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#430369 - 09/19/17 06:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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Great Job David! I have utmost confidence you won't disappear for long! You have too much creativity alive in you to let it sit idle for very long and that's a fact! Torrey
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#430371 - 09/19/17 06:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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David, i think music just naturally oozes out of your pores man! What a cool driving song. It put my imagination right on the highway with you and the band in a box rhyme fit right in there. Great sound and I totally enjoyed the ride!

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#430378 - 09/19/17 07:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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What's Up Mr. Dave?

Thank you this wonderful Time Machine!!! "Freeway" took me back to a time when I was young and enraptured by the Beatles and the British Invasion. Back home we had Roger McGuinn and the Byrds (Hey Mr. Tamborine Man). I'm sure you've heard this before, but I swear I was listening to him (McGuinn)! I loved the Byrds and McGuinn and his Rickenbacker ringing like a bell on a foggy night!! Then along came Jimi Hendrix and spoiled everything for me!!! LOL! The BIAB reference was smooth. That 12 string resurrected a few dead Hippies! I felt like I was riding in the passenger seat with the top down. What a great ride and reminder of where we came from!!!

Don't stop now, I'm liking the view!!!! =D
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#430385 - 09/19/17 09:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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Great one David, I really enjoyed this.
Rob

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#430389 - 09/20/17 02:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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Awesome! (a very overused word, but it always fits when talking about your music smile Loved it!
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#430406 - 09/20/17 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

Don't be gone long, dude.

Your music has a real freedom to it. The way Neil Young has always had. Like there is no way to keep it locked up. (who let him out!?!?)

A great listen. Really well put together. Art.

fj

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#430418 - 09/20/17 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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David this is such a cool tune. Loved the guitars . The jangle had a hint of Byrds or Tom Petty. Very cool sound. I really appreciate you posting the lyrics and the notes. I make of point now of reading the lyrics to the tunes before I listen to the songs. These are so well done.. Really appreciating what an art it is to put this words together in such a cool way. There are some serious wordsmiths in this forum. Excellent vocal as well..
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#430419 - 09/20/17 08:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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Great work on this, David smile I'm definitely getting a Tom Petty sorta vibe on this one - a good thing in my books! Overall, this is just a well written song. The arrangement is on point, it's the perfect amount of catchiness, and the mix is well done too.

Thanks so much for sharing!
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#430492 - 09/21/17 03:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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hey David,

I listened to this a couple of days ago but didn't get a chance to comment - we had a family emergency. I like the way you just let it all fly wherever you want it to and then you harness it and end up with some really cool - like this.

The 12 strings give me a slight feel of the British Invasion but much more contemporary.

You're just way too cool with your music. Don't be gone too long. You'll be missed! Wishing you the very best in your absence.

Alan
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#430600 - 09/21/17 05:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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I get a Tom Petty feeling here and that is a compliment! This has everything; perfect backing tracks (love that 12 string), super vocals and lyrics. This may be your best to date.

Another David keeper.
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#430622 - 09/21/17 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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Yeah, that'll change in 10 minutes ;-)
but I have to say this sounds really cool! Since I'm a big Tom Petty fan this really hits the spot for me.

Rob
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#430624 - 09/21/17 06:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great Job David! I have utmost confidence you won't disappear for long! You have too much creativity alive in you to let it sit idle for very long and that's a fact! Torrey


yes, what Torrey said...

enjoyed this very much,

Kenny

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#430652 - 09/21/17 10:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great Job David! I have utmost confidence you won't disappear for long! You have too much creativity alive in you to let it sit idle for very long and that's a fact! Torrey


yes, what Torrey said...

enjoyed this very much,

Kenny


David
What Kenny & Torrey said...

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#430659 - 09/21/17 11:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: David Snyder]
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Hello, David

Very cool folk rock song!
As Robert said, you put some California into this and those 12 string guitar sound great!
It reminds me of The Byrds a little bit.
Nice melody and chord progression!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#430720 - 09/22/17 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Thanks Ember! Band in a Box has made me too prolific so I need to chill for a bit and re-master about 24 songs for album releases.

Your product is too good.

smile

I will try and be back as soon as I can.
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#430721 - 09/22/17 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: Robertkc]
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Thanks Robert!!! I am glad you liked it! Working on the video now!!

smile
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#430722 - 09/22/17 11:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Freeway_A Tribute to Band in a Box [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Thanks Torrey! I have an avalanche of stuff to master right now dude but I will try and get back!!

smile
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