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Wrote the song at the end of January 2023. The title comes from my songwriting friend, Ron Beliveau. He said he was working on a song with that title but decided to change it. A few minutes later I came up with the chorus and the song was halfway home.

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When I Get There

Riding round the world tonight
I’m out on a spree
Drink in hand I’m golden
I’m fond of being free
I’ll be moving closer
To the dawning of the day
Good thing being lost
You never go astray

CHORUS
Don’t question what I’m saying
It’s true, I’m on the square
Don’t know where I’m heading
I’ll know when I get there
Don’t know where I’m heading
I’ll know when I get there

The world keeps on changing
That’s always been the plan
Those who won’t believe it
Have a short attention span
Go on and try to fight it
Throw your hardest punch
The future’s always hungry
You’ll be breakfast maybe lunch
CHORUS

We’re all navigators
On an ocean known as time
Some days we go straight ahead
Some days a crooked line
Inching through the narrows
Sailing on the open sea
Searching for a coastline
Where we were meant to be
CHORUS

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Fred, this truly a fantastic song.

Very Jimmy Buffet like, and that is a very good thing.

Super vocal with a very clear mix - brilliant.

Loved it


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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Fred, this truly a fantastic song.

Very Jimmy Buffet like, and that is a very good thing.

Super vocal with a very clear mix - brilliant.

Loved it


Thanks, Mario. It came really fast and being semi-philosophical, I needed to keep the music and groove light, hence the tropical vibe. Happy you got it!


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Man, thats a good song. Excellent production values and great mix. I'm still tappin my foot LOL. Very enjoyable listen, thanks for posting.

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Nicely done. Jimmy Buffett yacht rock...


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Originally Posted By: Rick Hansen
Man, thats a good song. Excellent production values and great mix. I'm still tappin my foot LOL. Very enjoyable listen, thanks for posting.

Rick

Thanks, Rick. I appreciate you commenting.


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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nicely done. Jimmy Buffett yacht rock...


Thanks. Yup, that was the vibe I was going for. The character in the song is probably a Parrot Head!


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Hi, Fred.

This is one of those songs that pulled me in from the first few notes.

Excellent work all around. Very pleasant listen. laugh


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Hi, Fred.

This is one of those songs that pulled me in from the first few notes.

Excellent work all around. Very pleasant listen. laugh


Thanks, David. I’m getting similar comments from my Facebook friends. It came fast and I know some of best songs happen that way.


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Hi Fred ..,.

I always smile when I see a new one from you. You have such a pleasant vocal delivery.

Great song. Have to echo the Buffett comments. This is some serious ear candy. Really nice work in all facets. Take care.

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Upbeat song with a smiling attitude towards life and the future, something we can all relate to.
Many nice lines, especially the whole second verse. I hope I'll know when I'm there smile
The music supports pleasantly the lightness of the theme. I really like the band, the accordion is perfect choice.
And pleasant vocals also, somehow reminds me of music by Steve Young from this forum.

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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Fred ..,.

I always smile when I see a new one from you. You have such a pleasant vocal delivery.

Great song. Have to echo the Buffett comments. This is some serious ear candy. Really nice work in all facets. Take care.

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Thank you! That made me smile.


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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Upbeat song with a smiling attitude towards life and the future, something we can all relate to.
Many nice lines, especially the whole second verse. I hope I'll know when I'm there smile
The music supports pleasantly the lightness of the theme. I really like the band, the accordion is perfect choice.
And pleasant vocals also, somehow reminds me of music by Steve Young from this forum.

Janne


Thanks, Janne. I’ll have to check out Mr. Young!


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I just realized that most of the comments are posted by people like me that upload their songs to the forum. I appreciate their feedback but I wish that the many hundreds who are listeners would post their thoughts. You don’t have to be a songwriter or Band in a Box “pro” to tell us what you like (or don’t.) For myself, I’d like to know your thoughts, observations, feelings ….


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Originally Posted By: fgrittner
I just realized that most of the comments are posted by people like me that upload their songs to the forum. I appreciate their feedback but I wish that the many hundreds who are listeners would post their thoughts. You don’t have to be a songwriter or Band in a Box “pro” to tell us what you like (or don’t.) For myself, I’d like to know your thoughts, observations, feelings ….

You do know that it works both ways don't you Fred?
Mind you, I don't have "...the many hundreds.." experience.

With the accordion and other instrumentation it has a definite Ry Cooder Chicken Skin Music vibe to it though the vocals are much mellower.
A little manual de-essing would be nice as, occasionally,the sibilant bits seem to jump - could be the reverb.
The bass seems to lean a wee bit left.


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RayC,
Thanks for the comments. I was referring to the most popular posters who garner many hundreds of views. I would like those who view to feel comfortable posting a comment. It seems like an echo chamber at times. None of us, me included, post a gem each and every time.

I really do appreciate your comments about sibilants. The bass is straight down the middle in my mix, so I can’t explain why you hear it panned left.

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Not my genre, but I listened anyway ... and I like what you have done.
Interesting combination of percussion elements, the accordion and your vocals that captivates me as a listener.
Good arrangement, good mix...nothing to complain about smile


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Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Not my genre, but I listened anyway ... and I like what you have done.
Interesting combination of percussion elements, the accordion and your vocals that captivates me as a listener.
Good arrangement, good mix...nothing to complain about smile


Thanks. “Nothing to complain about.” That’s high praise, indeed!!


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Very enjoyable vibe - perfect for summer! "Good thing being lost, You never go astray" what a great line!

Great vocals too.

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We love those Tex/mex tracks, especially the accordion.

Janice was swaying to the song from the start and picturing Flaco Jiminez playing in front of her. smile

Your warm and mellow vocal delivers the thoughtful lyric in an uplifting way. The last verse is really nice!

All wrapped in a fine mix also.

Enjoyed it!

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