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#678716 - 10/22/21 03:57 AM [User Showcase] Coffee And Fireflies
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Hi All,

Here's something called Coffee And Fireflies.

Baby was an outlaw
Quick on the gun
Baby loved the moonlight
Always one and done
Yeah black coffee black fireflies

Baby was a bellflower
Summer in the sun
Baby loved the seasons
Always on the run
Yeah black coffee black fireflies

Baby was a thinker
Two steps not one
Baby loved the music
A song to be sung
Yeah black coffee black fireflies

Baby was a sunrise
Autumn just begun
Baby loved the cool nights
A war couldn’t be won
Yeah black coffee black fireflies

Baby was my baby
Love ain’t no fun
Baby loved the night shades
A tale come undone
Yeah black coffee black fireflies
Oh yeah black coffee black fireflies

BIAB Tracks:
2877:Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
2879:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm, AmericanaSparseSlow16thsColin Ev16 060
2878:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm, AmericanaSlow16thsBrent Ev16 060
RealDrums: AmericanaRoots16th-05-KckSS,Snr

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob

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#678769 - 10/22/21 09:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Reading the title of the song I was thinking acoustic (From my coffee house days). I love your songs that you do with the acoustic guitar. You got me. This is a lovely song. Another super vocal and backtrack. Well done..

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#678800 - 10/22/21 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Bob,

Good write (as always!). LOVE the arrangement/production - keeps the ear listening intently all the way.

A gritty vocal. Excellent mix.

Top-shelf.

(and you always have great album covers!)

fj

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#678843 - 10/22/21 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Always love the vibe you capture Bob!!! And, your imagery is always interesting!! Love the band, especially that higher guitar! NICE!!! Take care. Greg

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#678866 - 10/22/21 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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More gruff than you usually sing, but still a winner. Another good one, no surprise.
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#678901 - 10/23/21 02:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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I was intrigued so looked up black fireflies - they only use their light when emerging from the the cocoon and, there after, are dark.
Interesting.
That little fact makes the song even more mystical.
Nice melody and a fab arrangement.
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#678905 - 10/23/21 02:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Outstanding as usual, Bob!

Great vocal, mix, and arrangement.

Read Ray's comment above about black fireflies, interesting, I had never heard of them before either.

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#678913 - 10/23/21 05:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: Scott C]
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Scott,

That's very kind - thank you.

Bob

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#678917 - 10/23/21 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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A cool warm feeling, Bob, like a pink sunrise followed by a gorgeously red sunset. I like the get-out-of-the-way instrumentation that allows the vocal to shine like a black firefly emerging from its cocoon. [I didn't know that either, Ray.]
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#678927 - 10/23/21 06:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Fabulous imaginative write, Bob.
Speaking for myself though I would have preferred a subdued drum pattern throughout.

Vic

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#678984 - 10/23/21 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Hi Bob,

Nice song and we really like this America Slow style.
You used it very well.

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#678987 - 10/23/21 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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WOW is all I can say Bob. Your vocal is perfect as is your instrumentation and mix.

Loved it.
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#678991 - 10/23/21 03:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Really nice selection of RealTracks, and you did a great job with the lyrics. There is a nice amount of character to the song that I really appreciate. Thanks for sharing!
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#679029 - 10/24/21 03:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Thanks so much. Appreciate the mention of the album artwork as well.

Bob

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#679065 - 10/24/21 10:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

Thank you.

Bob

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#679157 - 10/25/21 02:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: TuneMonger]
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TuneMonger,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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#679171 - 10/25/21 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Interesting intro. Immediately caught my attention. I haven't been on the User Showcase for a while and with such top productions as you've done here, I'll be spending a lot more time catching up.

Great write, performance and really enjoyed the production and arrangement. Top notch song that fit your vocal well.

Charlie
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#679200 - 10/25/21 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rayc]
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Ray,

Much appreciated - thanks.

Bob

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#679213 - 10/25/21 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: rsdean]
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Outstanding. The sparse arrangement works really well and the movement added by the drums is special.
As are the acoustic bass lines.

Your vocal is very engaging (nothing unusual there!) -- reminds us of Lucinda.

As Janice says your songs just make us feel at home. It fits so well with our love of Americana.

Your lyric is outstanding and as lovers of flora and fauna we were fascinated to learn about the firefly.
The edge of ambiguity works nicely.

Another fine addition to a fine catalog.

J&B
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#679241 - 10/25/21 02:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Coffee And Fireflies [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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