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Here's a little ditty about a song writer going nowhere........hmm who could that be?

https://soundcloud.com/captainmoto/slow-train-to-nowhere


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As usual, I used BIAB for Bass & Drums.
Bass -2421 Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka
Drums - RealDrums=BoomChickaEv16^07-a Rods, Train, b Simple Kick, Snare
Acoustic Guitar - Captain Moto
Electric Guitar - Captain Moto
Vocals - Captain Moto

Recorded and mixed in Studio One 5 Pro

Here's the Lyrics:

Headed down to the rail road station, Get me a ticket out of town
I don't care where the train is headed, This old place is hold'n me down

I got a pencil in my pocket, Note book full of songs
On a slow train to nowhere, I'll be mov'n on

I'll be dragg'n one piece of luggage, Carry'n my guitar
Aint got much money, won't be eat'n in the dining car

I keep a pencil in my pocket, Note book full of songs
On a slow train to nowhere, I'll be mov'n on

On a slow train, to nowhere, I'll be writ'n songs
Don't know where I'm go'n, Hope I don't get lost
Oh baby

L.A. didn't want me, Phoenix Pass'n through
Lost my luck in Vegas, & Memphis gave me the blues
Oh I'm sit'n all alone, Music on my mind
And the rain keeps roll'n futher down the line

Keep a pencil in my pocket, Note book full of songs
On a slow train to nowhere, I'll be mov'n on

~Guitar Solo~

While the train keeps rock'n, I'll be writ'n , One more travel'n song
Ain't got nobody sitt'n by my side, My only friend is the songs I write
Some day I'll make it, no more rambl'n on
On a slow train to nowhere, I'll be move'n on..........Ooooo

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This is a good, fun song.

Very clever too.

I smiled.

Good job!

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Hi Captain,

I enjoyed this song and particularly liked the very effective and hypnotic train beat.

Well done.

Best Regards
Nigel


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I heard the opening bass, reached out, grabbed the caboose and climbed aboard. What a great ride, Moto. Man, you are good at these blues. You are the kind of talent I'd stand in line to see. If you're going Nowhere, well, I live right in the middle of Nowhere, so if you're ever out this way, let's play.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Very interesting look at it. As this slow train got rolling on, I could hear the man in black.... Johnny Cash doing this back in the day. It's got his classic vibe oozing out of every note.


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Hi Moto Man ...

What a great song and your delivery is spot on. I agree with Herb about the Johnny Cash reference. This is one of my very favorites in quite some time! Super sweet! Tip of the hat for a job extremely well done.

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Very cool groove. Definitely channeling Mr Cash. Super vocal and lyric. Excellent backtrack and production. Well done


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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This is a good, fun song.

Very clever too.

I smiled.

Good job!


Thanks David, a smile is all I could hope for.


Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Captain,

I enjoyed this song and particularly liked the very effective and hypnotic train beat.

Well done.

Best Regards
Nigel


Thanks for giving it a listen.
Trains are always good for song writers.

Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
I heard the opening bass, reached out, grabbed the caboose and climbed aboard. What a great ride, Moto. Man, you are good at these blues. You are the kind of talent I'd stand in line to see. If you're going Nowhere, well, I live right in the middle of Nowhere, so if you're ever out this way, let's play.


Hey Marty,
Welcome aboard, Glad you enjoyed the ride.
You're way to kind with your comments.
Thanks

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Very interesting look at it. As this slow train got rolling on, I could hear the man in black.... Johnny Cash doing this back in the day. It's got his classic vibe oozing out of every note.


Wish I had the man's voice.
Thanks for making your observation.

A & D,
Thanks for the kind words.
Nice to know I'm pleasing a few people, someday, I'm gonna make it ...ha ha

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool groove. Definitely channeling Mr Cash. Super vocal and lyric. Excellent backtrack and production. Well done


Thank you Scott,
After I finished this, I thought DAMN..wish I could sing like JC.

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Hi captain
Cool song
Really well played and sung
Great sound, especially the drums I like very much
Good work
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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moto,

A fun one. Well done.

The train beat seems appropriate for a train song smile

Sounds good. Enjoyed.

fj

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Cool song Captain... Neat production... great Singin' & Playin'


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Cap’n:

Wow, what great vibe you have going on here . . .a toe-tapper with lots of atmosphere. Really like the prosody; that is, the beat and melody are almost familiar but your vocal delivery, delayed and disjointed in spots, gives it it’s own being—yeah, that’s perhaps an odd way to express it, but what I simply mean to say is that it’s fresh, unique and a hell of a good song! Outstanding!

All my best to you,

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Avery cool sound that chugs along well.
I did find that my brain expected certain phrasing for the vocal melody in various parts and that kept distracting me..my problem.


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Wonderful. Love the guitar playing, too!!! Johnny Cash would be proud of this one. Well done.

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Loved the writing in this song. I think it could have done in a variety of ways and tempos and still come out very well. I agree with everyone about having that Johnny Cash feel, and man that's a hard one to beat. Thanks for the post, it was a good listen.

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Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hi captain
Cool song
Really well played and sung
Great sound, especially the drums I like very much
Good work
Many greetings
Andi ;-)


Thanks Andi

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
moto,

A fun one. Well done.

The train beat seems appropriate for a train song smile

Sounds good. Enjoyed.

fj


Thanks FJ,
Wish I had your voice, I was pushing in spots, you're always smooth.

Originally Posted By: bloc-head
Cool song Captain... Neat production... great Singin' & Playin'


Thanks you sir.

Originally Posted By: Deej56
Cap’n:

Wow, what great vibe you have going on here . . .a toe-tapper with lots of atmosphere. Really like the prosody; that is, the beat and melody are almost familiar but your vocal delivery, delayed and disjointed in spots, gives it it’s own being—yeah, that’s perhaps an odd way to express it, but what I simply mean to say is that it’s fresh, unique and a hell of a good song! Outstanding!

All my best to you,

Deej


Thanks Deej,
It's obvious I'm not a top notch vocalist, just try'n to put words to music.
The vocal approach was deliberate, didn't want a humdrum, same ole song feel, even thought in many ways it is.


Originally Posted By: rayc
Avery cool sound that chugs along well.
I did find that my brain expected certain phrasing for the vocal melody in various parts and that kept distracting me..my problem.


Thanks, I'm sure your brain is just fine, I was just tossing a few curveballs.

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moto, you have another winner in this one

I agree with the Johnny Cash statements

Like Marty I would stand in line to see you preform.

Super groove for a train song.

Loved it.


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Fun train song!

And as David said, a clever write as well.


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Originally Posted By: MarioD
moto, you have another winner in this one

I agree with the Johnny Cash statements

Like Marty I would stand in line to see you preform.

Super groove for a train song.

Loved it.
Hey Mario,
No need to stand in line, just keep listening.........thanks

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Fun train song!

And as David said, a clever write as well.

Thanks for dropping in.
Choo Choo!

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