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#643126 - 02/20/21 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Every Generation
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Every Generation


In a changing world...

Vocals & Lyric Leon
I played the lap steel solo at the end.

The Band:

RealTracks in song: 2937:Bass, Fretless Electric Pop8thsRene Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3057:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking SongwriterFolkAltBassQuinn Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 2552:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Songwriter16ths Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 2854:Harmonica, Background CountryBalladJellyRoll Ev 085
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RealTracks in song: 1757:Accordion, Rhythm Pop8ths Ev 085
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Every Generation

Every generation
Thinks the world is getting strange.
Never, never been this way before

Look around the nation
It goes from bad to worse
Never, never been this way before

Looking for salvation
Looking for a better way
Round and round and round and round we go
Every generation
Hoping for a better day
Round and round and round and round we go

I took the long road
Shortcuts were not my thing
Stopped at every town along the way

Ended up here just the same
Border guard said, what’s your name?
I’m hungry I said, won’t you let me in?

Please let me in
Please let me in
I’m hungry, won’t you let me in?

Every iteration
Becomes a little more obscure
Every song a little less in tune

Every obligation
To work towards the greater good
Is banished to the dark side of the moon

The air here used to be so sweet
Man, do you believe this heat?
Some fool is telling me it’s been like this before

I don’t know what it takes
To apply the brakes
Better stop before we add the final straw

Please let me in
Please let me in
I’m hungry, won’t you let me in?

Every fabrication
Every lie knowingly told
Moves us a little closer to the dark

Every generation
Has a chance to turn the tide
A bonfire grows from just a little spark

Please count me in
Please count me in
I’m ready, won’t you count me in?
Please count me in
Please count me in
I’m ready, won’t you count me in?

Looking for salvation
Looking for a better way
Round and round and round and round we go

Every generation
Hoping for a better day
Round and round and round and round we go

Around we go

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#643131 - 02/20/21 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Beautifully done. Great writing, singing, lyrics, production, the lot. The lyrics stand to prominence, though, for me ... and the lap steel at the end, with those high notes, kinda steals the show :-) Congratulations, though ... what a song.
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#643137 - 02/20/21 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Wow! nice write about a vicious circle.
Love the band, lyrics and production.
Very well done Pete.
Rob4580

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#643170 - 02/20/21 06:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Team,
Always a pleasure to hear your tunes. Down to earth, but very clever and tasteful lyrics. Solid vocals, composition and arrangement. Peter, nice lap steel work. A very undervalued instrument. Listens very well. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#643180 - 02/20/21 11:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: musician17]
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Appreciate the comments- the lap steel was a late inclusion - originally an acoustic solo.

Peter

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#643197 - 02/21/21 02:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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A well thought out arrangement. Everything fits and the lap steel is the icing on the cake (not that it's merely decorative - it's the perfect vehicle to bring the song to its conclusion). I like it.

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#643203 - 02/21/21 03:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Nice changes and melody, and the lyrics are timely and well written.

Good vocal, and nice playing on the lap steel.

My new favorite from you guys I think, well done!

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#643207 - 02/21/21 04:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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These excellent lyrics are framed by the perfect coice of real tracks. The acoustic sound was just right. Well sung and the outro was an inspired idea. The lap steel was great! I look forward to hearing more of that. I can relate to the theme. My grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandkids, and great grandson all view the world differently in some respects but also with somewhat the same hope. Enjoyed,Tom

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#643223 - 02/21/21 07:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Lovely song, easy going but not in a superfluous way.
Loved it.

Vic

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#643227 - 02/21/21 07:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Well done. A very complex structured tune with a very simple, clear message. Great production. The vocals are so clear. Good job. I can't tell the difference between your playing and the band, which is just how you want it, I would think.
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#643235 - 02/21/21 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Excellent tune Peter and Leon. Loved the way the tune started and the energy built towards the end. Lapsteel - nice touch. Boy are they fun to play. Can really get crazy. Super solo at the end.

Boy when Leon sang "Dark Side of the Moon" focused me on the lyrics..

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#643277 - 02/21/21 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Wow! nice write about a vicious circle.
Love the band, lyrics and production.
Very well done Pete.
Rob4580


Thanks Rob we appreciate the comments.

Peter

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#643324 - 02/21/21 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Count me in!

Great message.
Well done.

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#643379 - 02/22/21 12:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Good write, well performed. Nice harmony.

Enjoyed the listen. It's got a "classic" folk sound.

Drum and slide at the end is very cool! laugh

Nit: When the bass comes in, it initially sounds to me like it's playing a different song - just like you're lyric alludes to. Maybe it's just me.
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#643403 - 02/22/21 01:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon ...

What a cool song! Has a true retro feel ... yet would fit right in with a lot of the current playlists. This is really knicely constructed music. Lyric, live performance, RTs, melody and arrangement - all spot on. The lyric leaves a little to contemplate. Thanks for a sweet listen! Take care, gentlemen ...

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#643435 - 02/22/21 07:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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Leon & Peter,

Strong. Nice write. Excellent vocal and harmonies.

The arrangement is perfect for the message.

Very cool ending. Nice steel.

Solid mix.

One of your best.

fj

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#643478 - 02/22/21 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: Ghostgum]
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Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
A well thought out arrangement. Everything fits and the lap steel is the icing on the cake (not that it's merely decorative - it's the perfect vehicle to bring the song to its conclusion). I like it.


Thanks a lot appreciate the comments.

Peter

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#643504 - 02/22/21 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: PeterF]
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We love the lyric. It can be viewed from so many different angles and still say so much.

You both sang it really well...great harmony.

The touch of harp here and there was nice. That RT is in our opinion the best in the harp catalog. Great tone.

The acoustic guitars were excellent both in what they did and the tone.

The overall build was very effective and we perceived a build in the intensity of the vocal also.

I (Bud) want to play a fretless electric bass when I grow up smile

And the outro...wow...outstanding. We have been lap steel fans since the early Jackson Browne days.

Excellent!

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#643592 - 02/23/21 02:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice changes and melody, and the lyrics are timely and well written.

Good vocal, and nice playing on the lap steel.

My new favorite from you guys I think, well done!

Thanks Dave.
Peter

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#643669 - 02/23/21 12:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Generation [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
These excellent lyrics are framed by the perfect coice of real tracks. The acoustic sound was just right. Well sung and the outro was an inspired idea. The lap steel was great! I look forward to hearing more of that. I can relate to the theme. My grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandkids, and great grandson all view the world differently in some respects but also with somewhat the same hope. Enjoyed,Tom


Thanks a lot Tom. Appreciate the positive comments.
Peter

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