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#764228 05/03/23 02:35 AM
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Hi All,

Here's a song that I've had in my head for years... This is called Hey Lou.

In the alleyways of midnight, shadows climb the walls
Playing trash guitar, while the night tumbles and falls
Cigarette smoke lingers, on the city streets so bare
Spinning songs of disillusion, with a heart in full repair

Hey now Lou, where has it gone?
Time lost in translation, in a big world gone wrong
So many highs and lows, a velvet symphony
Nico in the shadows, at the Silver Factory

The city is a circus, with clowns on every block
The neon lights they sputter, as the music rolls and rocks
Singing songs of outcasts, the misfits and the lost
Finding space in the music, doesn’t matter the cost

Hey now Lou, where has it gone?
Time lost in translation, in a big world gone wrong
So many highs and lows, a velvet symphony
Nico in the shadows, at the Silver Factory
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba

Walking down Grove Street, got my leather jacket on
Thinking about my masterpiece, in the half light of dawn
Channeling the spirits, and the songs of the day
In a dream that keeps repeating, every step along the way

Hey now Lou, where has it gone?
Time lost in translation, in a big world gone wrong
So many highs and lows, a velvet symphony
Nico in the shadows, at the Silver Factory
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba

BIAB Tracks:
3728: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm, GrungePopGritty2 Ev 110
3185: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Ev 070
1592: Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 065
1654: Organ, RhythmWithBass Ev 085
RealDrums: RockHardLA^1-a:Snare, HiHat, b:Snare

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob

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Bob,

"In the alleyways of midnight, shadows climb the walls
Playing trash guitar, while the night tumbles and falls
Cigarette smoke lingers, on the city streets so bare
Spinning songs of disillusion, with a heart in full repair"

MAGIC.

An amazing write.

The Perfect BAND.

Good vocal. Excellent mix.

This sounds like it could have come from one of Prine's middle era records (lettin' his Rock side out).

COOL stuff.

fj

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That lead guitar part reminds me of Lou's work on the RnR hearts album though his was a lot more processed.
Nico stepped out from the shadows as the Velvet Symphony started,
Cameras clattered, film rolled, Andy sighed, Lou turned up the volume.
I'd have loved the ba bas to be picked up by some mezzo sopranos chiming in after a bar.
Cool.


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rayc
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Bob

Excellent work, very engaging, well written sung and produced.

Great track.

Peter

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Floyd,

You are very kind. I appreciate that - thank you.

Bob

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"alleyways of midnight" "Time lost in translation" "The city is a circus, with clowns on every block" Man, brilliant visuals in your lyrics, passion in your vocal, and the perfect supporting band. You make magic, Bob.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Ray,

Thanks so much.

Cool idea about the mezzo sopranos.

Bob

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Bob...great recording...I love the band you used...crisp and clean...your vocal really captures the passion of the song...well written, recorded and produced...top-notch in every way!


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Hi Bob
Cool song
Sounds really good
Especially through your unique voice
An excellent production !
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Peter,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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Bob,

What an awesome set of lyrics! Lots of little jems in there! I was never enough of a listener to Lou Reed to grasp some of the meaning in your words! He always seemed like someone who struggled to find joy and happiness in life! Excellent work putting the backing together! That mountain folk acoustic realtrack is a real treasure the folks at Pg Music have provided us!

Thanks, TB




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This is a truly great song Bob.

Phenomenal lyrics.

I love the arrangement.

Gonna make a style from those instruments!!

smile


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Hi Bob ...

My first impression was this could have been a collaboration between Prine and Dylan. This is one of the best lyrics I've encountered in my 10+ years on this forum. There's magic in every line. And that's no exaggeration.

Your unique sound and creativity shine on every song - but this one is intrinsically a gold mine of musical excellence.

Alan


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Marty,

Thanks so much.

Bob

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Dan,

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob

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A CLASSIC, in every way. No need to say more, is there? Bravo - a standing ovation from me.

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Andi,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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Torrey,

Thanks - that is very appreciated.

Bob

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David,

Thanks - much appreciated.

Would love to hear what you come up with using those instruments!

Bob

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"In the alleyways of midnight, shadows climb the walls
Playing trash guitar, while the night tumbles and falls
Cigarette smoke lingers, on the city streets so bare
Spinning songs of disillusion, with a heart in full repair"

Damn! Songwriting at it's best right there, just an amazing write.

You are a treasure, Bob, I'm happy that you share your music with us here.

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