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It's a song about a peppered parakeet –wait... no it's not. I don't even know what that is or even if it's a thing. I just like a little alliteration. It's a song about moving on when a relationship just isn't working. Well, the song just wasn't working until it got a healthy dose of Blue Attitude. When Dave Bell agreed to play some fills and a solo, the song started taking on a much better feel.
When I was laying down the bass track (going direct and with headphones), I noticed my phone, which was is my pocket, started playing an alarm I forgot to delete. It was right at the end. See if you can hear it. I have no idea how it was recorded, but maybe I should start doing my vocals through my bass pickups.
Comments and constructive suggestions are highly appreciated.
Style is _BLSHUFF.STY (Fast Swing 8th Blues w/ Organ)
RealTracks in style: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 421:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in style: ~585:Guitar, Resophonic, Rhythm Blues Muddy Sw 120
Loop in Song: Loops PAK 1\Jazz\Drums, Acoustic, JazzPopSnapsClapsA Sw 120.wav
RealDrums [in style:BluesShuffleHard^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Ride
Dave Bell – guitar
me –bass and vocal (and alarm clock)
Every Time I Do
Comin' home one night... Or was it early the next day?
...I heard a peppered parakeet singin' songs my way.
She was singing, she was groovin' and I stepped in time to keep in line. Oh yeah.
And I learned her happy dance so I thought I'd take a chance once more with you.
But every time I do I can still hear you slammin' doors sayin' we're through.
Suddenly the Sun comes up and clouds my happy face.
The sunny day was pushed away, slowin' down my pace.
Then that birdie chased me down and she turned my gloomy frown around to a smile.
When you bounced back to my mind you pushed that parakeet behind somewhere. But she's there,
cuz every time you do I believe it's true. You don't care that she's there.
BR: I remember you and all the crazy things you'd do to stunt our stride.
Now you walk alone, and you see how much I've grown without you by my side.
Time goes by in time, and it's still without you here.
Your sounds are muffled footsteps, but the budgie's song is clear.
When that bird flew after me, I'll admit I couldn't see her flight that night,
She was singing songs of glee when she circled over me. I sing along so strong.
Every time I do I sometimes think of you but you're gone. So so long.
Every time I do I never think of you cuz you're gone. So long.