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#484507 - 08/03/18 10:53 AM [User Showcase] Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC)
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Dead Letter Postman

Back to psychedelia this time. Checkout Scott on the lapsteel!

RealTracks in song: 1293:Bass, Electric, TexMexCountry Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 691:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming AcRockBright Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 800:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SouthernSnappyGritty Ev 090
RealTracks in song: 2703:Synth, Rhythm CloudRapHighOrgan Ev16 075
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven16^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Midi melody - nylon guitar with Garritan Tamboura patch

Scott`s gear:
Guitars were:

PRS P24

Peavey lapsteel.

Amp was a Ceriatone C-Wreck..



Dead Letter Postman


this world`s turning into
a space headstone
thunder in the sky
horse hooves rattle bones
mad woman in the attic
was right all along
they found the last line
to her unfinished song
found the last line
to her unfinished song

saddlebags full to busting
eyes ablaze
to deliver his round
before the end of days
lovers poem from muddy
fields of shame
desperate note fell
from the wagon train
desperate note fell
from the wagon train

come to mend all loose ends
the dead letter postman
rides again

judgement by mail
on the pony express
mark of heaven
on his epaulets
no chaos no caution
will ambush his flight
see him riding
through a tear in the night
see him riding
through a tear in the night

shadows all circled with light
when the dead letter postman
sets things right
come to mend all loose ends
the dead letter postman
rides again


© Robert Cordrey July 2018

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#484514 - 08/03/18 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert & Scott...

"see him riding
through a tear in the night"

What a great line. Very visual lyrics throughout - as always.

An this:
"mad woman in the attic
was right all along
they found the last line
to her unfinished song"

Cool tracks. Scott's guitar (lapsteel) compliments nicely.

Enjoyed it.

fj

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#484546 - 08/03/18 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert & Scott

Really nice collaboration - some wonderful imagery and a nice complimentary backing.
Enjoyed the guitar parts and the vocals.
A really good song.

Peter

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#484583 - 08/04/18 03:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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"saddlebags full to busting
eyes ablaze
to deliver his round
before the end of days"
Cool.
Quicksilver Messenger Service vaguely countryish Psych.
Ceriatone make very cool amps.
Personally I'd like the vocals a little lower in the mix but that's personal taste.
Tasty additions on guitar & lapsteel.
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#484584 - 08/04/18 03:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Love your psychedelia stuff!

Lyrics are fabulous, so many great lines. Vocals sound good too.

And Scott is the king of coming up with catchy, melodic lines in my book, very effective and memorable (lap steel is cool too!)

Excellent work Robert and Scott, enjoyed the listen!

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#484637 - 08/04/18 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert & Scott,

What a collab!
Scott's guitar sounds wonderful.
And such cool lyrics.
The vocals are great!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#484641 - 08/04/18 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Great work on this Robert! I really enjoyed the overall progression and I found this very easy to listen to. Great work on the guitars and nice work on the vocals and use of EFX. Cool picture on soundcloud too!
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#484673 - 08/04/18 08:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert & Scott...

"see him riding
through a tear in the night"

What a great line. Very visual lyrics throughout - as always.

An this:
"mad woman in the attic
was right all along
they found the last line
to her unfinished song"

Cool tracks. Scott's guitar (lapsteel) compliments nicely.

Enjoyed it.

fj



Floyd,

Thanks - it encourages me a great deal to hear that positive response to lyrics, though for once this song began with the chord changes.
I think you`ll be hearing more of Scott`s new lap steel; he seems to be on a fast learning curve!

Robert

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Robert & Scott

Really nice collaboration - some wonderful imagery and a nice complimentary backing.
Enjoyed the guitar parts and the vocals.
A really good song.

Peter


Glad you enjoyed more of our time travels,Peter!

Robert
Originally Posted By: rayc
"saddlebags full to busting
eyes ablaze
to deliver his round
before the end of days"
Cool.
Quicksilver Messenger Service vaguely countryish Psych.
Ceriatone make very cool amps.
Personally I'd like the vocals a little lower in the mix but that's personal taste.
Tasty additions on guitar & lapsteel.



Now how could you know the original Quicksilver Messenger Service are my favourite band of the era?
I`ll give the mix another listen re: vocal levels- definitely want that lapsteel to come through.

Robert

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#484674 - 08/04/18 08:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

You and Scott have a real nice thing going on here.Haunting and interesting. As already mentioned, the lyric is kioller! And that lap stell is such a sweet addition. Wonderful song and delivery!

Alan
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#484718 - 08/05/18 10:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Really loved this song the first time I heard the demo track. Was a little nervous putting in the lap steel as it is quite a different beast. Tom Adams is quite an accomplished pedal steel player and had me thinking of trying this instrument out. After listening to Graham's lap steel songs it knocked me off the fence. Has some very interesting sounds in it..

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#484807 - 08/06/18 09:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Really cool, very enjoyable

I can hear the Doors (helped by Scott's guitar)

and Jim Morrison

great write!

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#484828 - 08/06/18 10:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Scott C]
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Excellent song, the vocal matches the feel to a tee. Cliff

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#484861 - 08/06/18 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert & Scott...

"see him riding
through a tear in the night"

What a great line. Very visual lyrics throughout - as always.

An this:
"mad woman in the attic
was right all along
they found the last line
to her unfinished song"

Cool tracks. Scott's guitar (lapsteel) compliments nicely.

Enjoyed it.


fj



Yes, you guys are becoming quite a team!! I never tire of the trippy 60's/70's sound. It is a huge part of my musical identity. Very cool!! Great job by you both!! Take care. Greg

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#484876 - 08/06/18 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Your songs are a bit more "challenging" that most - but after a couple of listens, I got the hang of it.

Nice, it grew on me. laugh
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#484909 - 08/07/18 09:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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I really enjoyed this one Robert smile I love the slow progression here. Definitely a hint of psychedelia here, which is never a bad thing in my opinion! The tone of the tune is almost mystical, and there's some really nice guitar work - plus, your vocals match the pulse of the tune perfectly.

Great work and thanks for sharing!
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#484919 - 08/07/18 10:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi Robert,

Very dark and very profound. Lots of imagery here and lots to think about,
even long after the music has ended.

Some of the best lyrics I can remember seeing on the forum.

Nicely done.

ROG.

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#484954 - 08/07/18 05:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Love your psychedelia stuff!

Lyrics are fabulous, so many great lines. Vocals sound good too.

And Scott is the king of coming up with catchy, melodic lines in my book, very effective and memorable (lap steel is cool too!)

Excellent work Robert and Scott, enjoyed the listen!


I blame BiaB for unleashing this kind of songwriting - wouldn`t have dreamed of writing these songs with no way to bring the backing to life... oh, and then I found this cool guitarist who had a use for my words!
Many thanks for your positive comments.

Robert

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Robert & Scott,

What a collab!
Scott's guitar sounds wonderful.
And such cool lyrics.
The vocals are great!

Rob and Anne-Marie


Thanks for your listen and likes!

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Great work on this Robert! I really enjoyed the overall progression and I found this very easy to listen to. Great work on the guitars and nice work on the vocals and use of EFX. Cool picture on soundcloud too!


Thank you Joe - glad you liked this.


Originally Posted By: Al-David
Robert,

You and Scott have a real nice thing going on here.Haunting and interesting. As already mentioned, the lyric is kioller! And that lap stell is such a sweet addition. Wonderful song and delivery!

Alan


Alan,
I expect we`ll be hearing more of Scott`s lap steel.
I appreciate your listen.

Robert

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#484993 - 08/08/18 07:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: Robertkc]
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As I said on soundcloud this is spacey in a great way.

Really enjoyed it.

Great job you two!

I love the title, Dead Letter Postman, wish I had thought of it! The lyrics are spectacular.

And I didn't know Scott had a lap steel. Scott is that you??

smile
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#485032 - 08/08/18 12:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
As I said on soundcloud this is spacey in a great way.

Really enjoyed it.

Great job you two!

I love the title, Dead Letter Postman, wish I had thought of it! The lyrics are spectacular.

And I didn't know Scott had a lap steel. Scott is that you??

smile


Some very cool images in the lyrics. After listing to Graham’s lapsteel (furry) Thought I would pick one up. Lots of fun and a little easier on the hands.

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#485071 - 08/08/18 02:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dead Letter Postman ( with ScottC) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Love your psychedelia stuff!

Lyrics are fabulous, so many great lines. Vocals sound good too.

And Scott is the king of coming up with catchy, melodic lines in my book, very effective and memorable (lap steel is cool too!)

Excellent work Robert and Scott, enjoyed the listen!


Well, that hits on ALL of our the buttons smile

We always think of you when Songtadr requests submissions of psychedelia. And yours are so very literate.

We love it all AND by the way have been fans of the lap steel since the early Dave Lindley's time with Jackson Browne.

Excellent!

J&B

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