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Another write with John Vaughan from 3 years ago.
Unfortunately, I have lost the original BIAB track.

Just picture a long-forgotten strip of land anywhere in the world.

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Soldiers Field © 2019 vaughan/arnold
V:
The sun is rising o'er the meadow
as I walk the hallowed ground
Trees have grown, casting shadows
The lark sings a pleasing sound
V:
Much greener grass than I remember
Pastures lush where wounds have healed
Wildflowers grow in swathes of splendour
But this for me is Soldiers Field
C:
If this soil one day reveals
the misery concealed
of a hundred years ago
still the seed shall grow
for the young ones of all nations
when to Soldiers Field they go
Inst:
V:
I walk alone here night and day
I stand beside you as you greave
my soul can find no place to lay
except upon this Soldiers Field
C:
Outro: I am that whisper on the breeze
and the rustling of the leaves
So here's to those who plant the seeds
Here we lie on Soldiers Field

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Hi Vic
Great song
You have put together a really good BiaB band
Nice sung and also the guitar fill ins are cool
Great work
Many greetings
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Nice work Vic, has a Mark Knopfler feel to it and would be a great addition to a war documentary.
Is that an accordion I hear?


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Thank you, Andi.

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Hi, Bass Thumper.
Isn't it strange how people hear things differently.
I never thought of Mark Knopfler, even though I'm a fan.

Yes, it is an accordion.

Thanks for the comments.

Vic

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Great band for a terrific song, Vic. Interesting with the accordion, which often found its way to many soldiers' fields. The mandolin is another excellent choice. I really like your vocal, and the lyrics tell a sad story of forgetting what it takes to make a soldier's field.


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Vic...beautiful song! the track you created is so appropriate for the subject...this is a very touching and powerful piece of music...I love the narration part of the song...great lyrics and perfect marriage of the melody and track to the lyric and its content...loved it...well done!


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Thanks Marty.
Yes,the accordion was very popular years ago until the guitar was "discovered".
I remember my uncle playing one when I was a child.

Vic

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Vic, an absolutely perfect backing band for your great vocal and harmonies.

Super story line.

Great narration - that was brilliant

Super mix


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Loved the mandolin, words fit the melody so well, good song and a convincing vocal performance. Excellent work!


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Hi Firesong.
Good to know you liked it.

Vic

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Nice storytelling, I like your song a lot.

Like Thumber said, dial down the reverb a bit and you're definitely in Mark Knopfler territory.


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You are very kind Mario.

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Thanks, Tunemonger.
I felt the different tones of those instruments would be a pleasing sound.

Vic

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Lovely vocal and lyric Vic. The acoustic really frames your vocal perfectly. Really well done..


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Thanks BD.
You may be right about the reverb but I needed that sort of ghostly effect.

Vic

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Thanks Scott.

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Beautiful song Vic.
You've got a nice and warm voice.
Wonderful job!

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A lovely presentation.
Calm, strong, narrative/voice.
I did think "o'er" was an odd choice visually as well as in the flow.


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Really well done, band sounds good and I like the write.

As I've said before, I really like your vocal, perfect for this type of material.

The spoken word part at the end was unexpected but worked a treat. Nice!

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