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#594385 - 04/26/20 03:09 PM [User Showcase] Book Of Days ( Spirit Level)
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Robertkc Offline
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A new song from Scott/Robert.
This one started with a bluesy shuffle from Scott I nudged towards folk rock.
To sum up the lyrics: "go West not so young man,even if its the last thing you do".
Our newly minted Spirit Level survived a test here due to Scott`s unflappable nature and generous forgiveness of the late changes I threw at him: thanks pardner!!

Book Of Days

Style is _RIDER.STY (Rider Americana Shuffle)

RealTracks in style: 1583:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockShuffle Sw 130
RealTracks in style: 3106:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaFolkShuffleSyncHighBrent Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 3105:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaFolkShuffleSyncLowBrent Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 3126:Mandola, Rhythm AmericanaFolkShuffleSyncAndy Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 3129:Mandola, Background AmericanaFolkShuffleSyncAndy Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 3145:Fiddle, 5-string, Background Folk68ChopsAndy Sw 060
RealDrums [in style:BluesRockShuffle^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat
Scott`s Guitars:
Les Paul R9 and Gretsch Duojet
Effects Eventide H9 and JRocket Archer
Amp Marshall 1974x




Book Of Days


there`s a house with no fence around blissful
in three sleeps on the rise of a hill
Annie shall know it always was closest
to things the Ordainer wills

I grew old you pretended not to notice
taking you down dead end dirt roads
please find enclosed it sticks in my throat
my request not that I`m owed

carry me always westering
the river carries the sky
read me a page from the book of days
in a child`s dewdrop eyes
my love beyond all parting
I`m satisfied

all is prepared for your reception
I hear footsteps running room to room
axle creaks rise above these defeats
you`ll greet that Oregon dawn

carry me always westering
the river carries the sky
read me a page from the book of days
in a child`s dewdrop eyes
my love beyond all parting
I`m satisfied

chisel my wish in stone
wind take this song from my bones

carry me always westering
the river carries the sky
read me a page from the book of days
in a child`s dewdrop eyes
my love beyond all parting
I`m satisfied

© Robert Cordrey April 2020

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#594401 - 04/26/20 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert & Scott,

A very enjoyable song. Interesting lyrics, a really interesting melody.

A super cool sounding BAND. Very original sounding. And Scott's guitar fits in perfectly. Some of your best guitar work, I think.

A nice vocal, too. And a good mix. Cool song.

I like it.

fj

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#594414 - 04/27/20 01:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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Very good guys, you have developed your own signature sound I think.

You haven't done a song yet that I didn't like, keep them coming!
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#594428 - 04/27/20 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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Steve Young Offline
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Very nice! I really like the lyrics, they paint a nice vivid picture.(I grew old, you pretended not to notice...)

I agree with Floyd, really nice guitar work. Love the intro. And your vocals sound great.

Thanks for sharing this.

Steve
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#594437 - 04/27/20 06:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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A wonderful song with interesting story in the lyrics, and well sung, Robert. Man, Scott really lifts the whole production to a very polished level.
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#594444 - 04/27/20 06:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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Evocative lyrics bouncing along to that very homey beat. Definitely a 60's 70's light rock vibe to my ears. I really enjoyed this.
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#594498 - 04/27/20 12:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert & Scott,

A very enjoyable song. Interesting lyrics, a really interesting melody.

A super cool sounding BAND. Very original sounding. And Scott's guitar fits in perfectly. Some of your best guitar work, I think.

A nice vocal, too. And a good mix. Cool song.

I like it.

fj


Thanks Floyd; this is a nice Biab style to begin with, though I take the credit for adding the fiddle chops... and give Scott all honours for delivering such cool solos and support guitars.



Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Very good guys, you have developed your own signature sound I think.

You haven't done a song yet that I didn't like, keep them coming!


Dave,
This lockdown has been quite productive for writing and focusing on music; we do have more coming!

Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Very nice! I really like the lyrics, they paint a nice vivid picture.(I grew old, you pretended not to notice...)

I agree with Floyd, really nice guitar work. Love the intro. And your vocals sound great.

Thanks for sharing this.

Steve


I`m glad you got the story, Steve;thanks for your comments.



Robert

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#594622 - 04/28/20 03:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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PeterF Offline
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Spirit Level

Nice work all round, lyric, vocal, guitar (nice whammy) and overall production.
Really nice melody on the chorus, and I enjoyed those harmonies.

Very strong work.

Peter

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#594742 - 04/28/20 06:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Tangmo]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
A wonderful song with interesting story in the lyrics, and well sung, Robert. Man, Scott really lifts the whole production to a very polished level.


Marty,
I thank you for that and agree- Scott came through (twice really as mentioned in the intro), blazing on this.



Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Evocative lyrics bouncing along to that very homey beat. Definitely a 60's 70's light rock vibe to my ears. I really enjoyed this.


My inspiration for the band sound came from a couple of celtic folk rock bands - The Waterboys & Runrig.I hope we captured a little of that feel.
Thanks for your positive comments.

Robert

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#595023 - 04/30/20 12:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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Scott C Offline
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Thanks everyone for checking out the song. Really glad everyone has enjoyed it.

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#595035 - 04/30/20 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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David Snyder Offline
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Sounds great guys!

Love the vocals. Awesome guitar as usual. Super lyrics.
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#595214 - 05/01/20 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: David Snyder]
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Robertkc Offline
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Spirit Level

Nice work all round, lyric, vocal, guitar (nice whammy) and overall production.
Really nice melody on the chorus, and I enjoyed those harmonies.

Very strong work.

Peter


Thanks for that Peter- I like the whammy thing Scott throws in too!

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Sounds great guys!

Love the vocals. Awesome guitar as usual. Super lyrics.


David,
I`m still not quite there with how to process vocals for the rock numbers, but I appreciate your likes on this.

Robert

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#595346 - 05/02/20 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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That's certainly different.

Kinda draws you in wanting to hear where it's going.
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#595360 - 05/02/20 09:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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This is a very fine tune. The lyrics read like poetry. Beautiful vocals. I love the electric guitar. A well played electric guitar is my favorite instrument and this meets that definition.
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#595365 - 05/03/20 12:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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musician17 Offline
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I really love this. Beautiful lyrics, understated but brilliant music and performance. Started my morning the right way with this - thanks!
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#595367 - 05/03/20 01:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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Birchwood Offline
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Hi Robbert and Scott,

This is a really nice song!
Very nice vocals and a gorgeous lead guitar.
Like it very much and 'I`m satisfied'!

Hans
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#595424 - 05/03/20 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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Thanks again everyone for the awesome comments.

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#595500 - 05/03/20 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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"This one started with a bluesy shuffle from Scott I nudged towards folk rock. "

Yep, and a bit toward a melding of Jefferson Airplane and the Dead to our ears.
Airplane in ambiance and the Dead with that bounce in the rhythm.

We really liked the write and particularly:

"I grew old you pretended not to notice taking you down dead end dirt roads please find enclosed it sticks in my throat my request not that I`m owed"

Your vocal delivers the whole feel very effectively and, man, that guitar is wonderful.

You guys have found a great niche on the showcase!

Enjoyed it.

J&B


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#595517 - 05/03/20 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
That's certainly different.

Kinda draws you in wanting to hear where it's going.



Thanks Captain!


Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
This is a very fine tune. The lyrics read like poetry. Beautiful vocals. I love the electric guitar. A well played electric guitar is my favorite instrument and this meets that definition.


Thank you for that- much appreciated!


Originally Posted By: musician17
I really love this. Beautiful lyrics, understated but brilliant music and performance. Started my morning the right way with this - thanks!


Beginning your day with our sunset song and saying such nice things- thank you!

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Robbert and Scott,

This is a really nice song!
Very nice vocals and a gorgeous lead guitar.
Like it very much and 'I`m satisfied'!

Hans


Hans,
We aim to please; thanks for your listen.


Robert

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#595609 - 05/04/20 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Book Of Days ( Spirit Level) [Re: Robertkc]
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Very enjoyable shuffle, the chorus is really nice and catchy, the solo is very beautiful. I can really feel the Celtic influences you mentioned and also I can hear Thin Lizzy, especially in Scott's guitar sound and playing. You have found your own style, I'm just amazed how much creative and very productive collaboration there's on this forum. I'm already waiting for your new songs smile

Janne

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