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Style is _SPRUCE.STY (Spruce Acoustic Songwriter Pop)

RealTracks in song: 3267:Cello, Background CelticAirFlowingNatalie Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1534:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPowerPush8ths Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2935:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkPulse8thsFintan Ev 110
Loop in Song: Drums\AmericanaSlowRockFred^1-SS,Rd
RealDrums [in style:CongasEv8[single] [Multi]
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2582: Synth; 3716 Baritone guitar; 3267 Cello

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Synopsis: From a conversation with Crossroads Stefan –

This is an original song about... I don't know. Maybe meditation. Nah. Maybe something about improving one's life. Nah. It's more ineffable than that. Actually, I'm not totally sure, but believe the song is about traveling down to the depths of our soul/brain to remove all of the extraneous influences we've accumulated over the years --all the misconceptions, all the constructive mental errors that led us to false conclusions, all the misinformation our mentors and peers have intentionally or unwittingly passed to us, all the unexamined beliefs others have persuaded us to absorb-- and getting back to the core of who we are. Perhaps some correlations would be The Philosopher's Stone, Alchemy, and a form of yoga I forget right now.

Sojourn Soldier
I drift alone passed the cobblestones to the crossroads of my soul,
and I hear the Old One whispering, "Give up all control."
Deeper down I hear the sound as The Ancient One cries out,
"Check your mind at the gates this time , and cast away all doubt.

CH: 'Then you're gonna free yourself to be your Self.
You'll see that you were blind. It's Time for Space. You gotta waste your mind."

Further in there's a constant din, then Silence takes the stage.
Her loudness shouts the anger out and quiets fists of rage.
Inside my dreams there's harmony that promises great things.
A primal voice now makes the choice and sweetly it too sings.

CH: So it finally frees itself to be itself
and joins the sacred whole. No Time or Space within this soldier's Soul.

BR: Ever-unwinding inside out in search of lasting Truth
There's help along the way to guide one to improve.
All who've gone before my time will light what's there to see.
Stay the course, the way is clear. This soldier must be free.
SOLO
Way inside there's a slip-and-slide, and a long way to go down
to reach creative visions that have suddenly been found.
Coming back to Reality with new hope within my heart.
The blindspots bright inside the light as the soldier plays his part.

CH: So I had to be myself to free my Self,
and craft a better way.
The Sojourn Soldier shines another day. The Sojourn Soldier shines another day.
The Sojourn Soldier shines another day.

Last edited by BabuMusic; 11/28/21 06:16 AM.

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Marty,

Big WOW on this one!

Excellent write. Your best (would easily be many people's best - so good).

Good video. Also, your best!

Good tracks (of course). Good vocals (your best!).

Dave's guitar work is excellent. Perfectly placed gems. Excellent solo.

I would have liked your bass to be a little louder.

Excellent work all around. A great listen.

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Hi Marty ...

What a fabulous song and listen!!!

I agree with Floyd that is is definitely your best o of the ones I've heard, at least. You couldn't have done better than inviting Dave to your project. What a perfect fit!

Everything about this shouts - damn ... this is good! Somewhat abstract lyric - not quite as abstract as Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", but made me think of it. The fairly deep reverb treatment only added to the mystique of the whole vibe. Wish I could write abstract lyrics like that. I think I'm probably too pragmatic... and/or, I've not listen to enough Dylan.

What a great listen, Marty. A big tip of the hat to both you & Dave.

Alan

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Hello Marty
Your song combined with the video is a fantastic experience
This is what happens when BiaB and great musicians come together
Excellent bass work and great vocals
Then there is the wonderful guitar solo by Dave
You did that exceptionally well
I am really thrilled Marty
Many thanks
and many greetings
Andi ;-)

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I agree with Floyd, "a big WOW on this one"!

Everything about this one is pro, the vocals, leads, backing tracks, and mix.

This should be on the radio!

Your best to date.

You both should be very proud of this one.

Loved it!


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Marty

Yep great song - great video and great performances.

You have really excelled on this one - excellent vocal and bass and some wonderful guitar playing by Dave.

A complete pro package. Love it.

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Everything about this is excellent!

The singing, the lyrics, the arrangement, and especially the guitar playing.

All excellent.

I noticed you changed the words for the first verse, but didn't update the lyrics, from:
      It's Time for Space. You gotta waste your mind.
to:
      There's answers here to seek and you will find

You might want to change that.

Again... excellent. laugh


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FANMAZING.
The lyric could be a excerpt from Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf or Castañeda Teachings of Don Juan, the prep for a meditation retreat or something else again.
I LOVE the way Dave separates his general elaboration & filigree from the solo - the latter being a journey with a destination.
Everything fits and works a treat.
I hear plenty of bass - excellent playing.


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Hi Marty,

Good song and excellent production.

I enjoyed it from start to finish.

Best Regards
Nigel


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Yes, one of your best! I particularly loved the melody and your singing. The lyrics were a bit of a conundrum, even with your explanation, but Al compared them to A Whiter Shade of Pale and that helped me come to terms with them. Dave's guitar was icing. And a great ending as well! You've been prolific of late but more importantly, the quality is there. Great work!


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Marty & Dave

One of your best collaborations hands down. Gem!
Great playing, both of you! Vocals and mix is perfect to my ears. You should be proud of this one. Liked it very much. Thank you for sharing.

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Hi Marty,

you granted me the honor of listening to this song prior to publishing and I said that I liked the song, liked Dave's playing, but ... didn't understand the meaning of the lyrics.

It was very kind (and lenient) of you to help me approaching the lyrics with that synopsis - thanks so much for your patience - I think the lyrics are absolutely remarkable. Don't know many people (if any...) who could write something like this.

No doubt, Marty, you are a very special and eclectic human being.

All the best,

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Had a bunch of listens to this tune. This is one of my favorites of yours Marty. Awesome vocal, lyric and backtrack. Daves guitar was excellent as well perfect for the song. Well done


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Big wow from me too, Marty. Love everything about this. Great vocal and of course wonderful playing from you and Dave. For some strange reason, something kind of reminds me of Marty Robbins. Though I don't recall Marty singing about the search for enlightenment...
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What a great song. Well done. Lyrics are superb. Music and vocals are outstanding. Everyone plays their parts well, including BIAB.

Good video too.


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Marty,

Big WOW on this one!

Excellent write. Your best (would easily be many people's best - so good).

Good video. Also, your best!

Good tracks (of course). Good vocals (your best!).

Dave's guitar work is excellent. Perfectly placed gems. Excellent solo.

I would have liked your bass to be a little louder.

Excellent work all around. A great listen.

fj


Thanks so much for your encouragement and extraordinary example to follow, Floyd. I'm always worried about putting the bass too far out front, but am quite tickled that you suggest it louder.

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Marty ...

What a fabulous song and listen!!!

I agree with Floyd that is is definitely your best o of the ones I've heard, at least. You couldn't have done better than inviting Dave to your project. What a perfect fit!

Everything about this shouts - damn ... this is good! Somewhat abstract lyric - not quite as abstract as Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", but made me think of it. The fairly deep reverb treatment only added to the mystique of the whole vibe. Wish I could write abstract lyrics like that. I think I'm probably too pragmatic... and/or, I've not listen to enough Dylan.

What a great listen, Marty. A big tip of the hat to both you & Dave.

Alan

Thanks, Alan. Very encouraging comment. Yeah, the reverb was a bit extra to give that deep-down feeling.

Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hello Marty
Your song combined with the video is a fantastic experience
This is what happens when BiaB and great musicians come together
Excellent bass work and great vocals
Then there is the wonderful guitar solo by Dave
You did that exceptionally well
I am really thrilled Marty
Many thanks
and many greetings
Andi ;-)


Hi, Andi. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment.


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Originally Posted By: MarioD
I agree with Floyd, "a big WOW on this one"!

Everything about this one is pro, the vocals, leads, backing tracks, and mix.

This should be on the radio!

Your best to date.

You both should be very proud of this one.

Loved it!


Thanks, Mario. You make us proud.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Marty

Yep great song - great video and great performances.

You have really excelled on this one - excellent vocal and bass and some wonderful guitar playing by Dave.

A complete pro package. Love it.

Peter


Thanks, Peter. Very kind of you.

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Everything about this is excellent!

The singing, the lyrics, the arrangement, and especially the guitar playing.

All excellent.

I noticed you changed the words for the first verse, but didn't update the lyrics, from:
      It's Time for Space. You gotta waste your mind.
to:
      There's answers here to seek and you will find

You might want to change that.

Again... excellent. laugh


Thanks, David. That happens so often --the lyrics change sometimes even after the recording.


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Marty, superb production. The write and vocal are equally superb. Dave does his thing to perfection. There are no weak spots. A very very enjoyable listen. Tom

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Marty,

You are an impressive songwriter—this is another great composition, and the vocal fits so well with it. Love all those internal rhymes and near rhymes in the lyrics—not an easy thing to do. Dave does a wonderful job on the guitar tracks . . . but whoever did the mixing . .. wow, everything sticks together just right. Impressive!

My best to you both,

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Originally Posted By: rayc
FANMAZING.
The lyric could be a excerpt from Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf or Castañeda Teachings of Don Juan, the prep for a meditation retreat or something else again.
I LOVE the way Dave separates his general elaboration & filigree from the solo - the latter being a journey with a destination.
Everything fits and works a treat.
I hear plenty of bass - excellent playing.


Thanks, Ray. Hesse & Castañeda, good company. You & Dave, much better.

Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Marty,

Good song and excellent production.

I enjoyed it from start to finish.

Best Regards
Nigel


Thanks, Nigel.

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Yes, one of your best! I particularly loved the melody and your singing. The lyrics were a bit of a conundrum, even with your explanation, but Al compared them to A Whiter Shade of Pale and that helped me come to terms with them. Dave's guitar was icing. And a great ending as well! You've been prolific of late but more importantly, the quality is there. Great work!


Thanks, TuneMonger. Very kind of you to say so.

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Marty & Dave

One of your best collaborations hands down. Gem!
Great playing, both of you! Vocals and mix is perfect to my ears. You should be proud of this one. Liked it very much. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Thank you, Misha! I learn so much from all you folks here.


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