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#781719 11/09/23 05:28 AM
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Hi All,

Here's a little folky thing called Old Gray Stars.

We raced in orbits
With the moon’s embrace
Three decades strong
Through time and space
Never counting the days
Just keeping the pace

Old gray stars
They’re not meant to last
They fade with the night
Now part of the past
Old gray stars
Like you and I
Blazing through seasons
As time danced in the sky

We lived in the mountains
Under evergreen pines
You held your dreams close
While I fell over mine
We put them together
Tried to push back time

Old gray stars
They’re not meant to last
They fade with the night
Now part of the past
Old gray stars
Like you and I
Blazing through seasons
As time danced in the sky

Lost in the unknown
Where destinies blend
Caught in the mystery
As time twists and bends

Old gray stars
They’re not meant to last
They fade with the night
Now part of the past
Old gray stars
Like you and I
Blazing through seasons
As time danced in the sky
Old gray stars

BIAB Tracks:
0701: Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotes Ev 085
2553: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev16 075
1002: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic Rhythm Ev16 065
3101: Piano, ElectricVintage Rhythm Ev16 060
1805: MIDI SuperTracks Synth Pad PopBelieve 065
RealDrums: Folk16thsSlowBrushes Ev16 065

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob

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A soothing sound to a gentle lyric, Bob.
Lovely song

Vic

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Bob...first off the track you created is so clean, distinct and clear...I love the intro...this is such a beautiful, tender ballad...there are probably plenty of 'Old Grey Stars' listening, remembering and identifying with this one...this is gorgeous!


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Beautiful and touching story for us graying stars. The melody is lovely, the chorus is the highlight of this starry sky. The band is smooth and fits with your calm, yet emotional voice. I really enjoyed the soft mix. Strong contender for my all time favorite top 10 songs on the BIAB forum.

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Bob,

Great album cover.

"You held your dreams close
While I fell over mine
We put them together
Tried to push back time"

I marvel.

You are SO consistently good.
You should have one of those enviable careers where you put out an album every couple of years and tour for as much of the year as you choose, playing the best "songwriter venues" through the country. No overhead. Just you and a guitar. Then for the bigger venues, bring along a small band.

fj

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Oh, I disagree with ya, Bob. This is more of a folk thingy --and it's a really good one. Cool vocal and I love the lyrics --they roll out so easily and you sing them so well with the same feel. The picking and electric piano sound so good together. Good mix, too.


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Great song and lyrics, Robert. Your dry voice is perfect for it.


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SOOO easy to listen to...........just rolls along in the most pleasant way!!! One of your best for sure!!! And maybe your best vocal!!! Take care. Greg

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Such a gorgeous song. My biggest complement I can offer about the instrumentation is that it supported the vocals perfectly. Nicely done!


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Vic,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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Bob, this is fantastic.
Great vocal and backing band.
Super mix.

This is a song that John Prine could have written and sang and that is a huge compliment.
Loved it.


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Dan,

Thank you - I appreciate that.

Bob

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Great build. The music does a grey job supporting the lyric.

You did an awesome job intertwining the instruments, and shifting things around with the arrangement.

As usual, evocative lyrics well sung. You really know how to write a lyric.

Sad and lovely. smile


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There's nothing to add that hasn't already been said ... I love your lyrics and how you deliver them, and a sparse arrangement that frames your vocals perfectly.
VERY good!


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Janne,

That's very kind of you. Thanks so much.

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Floyd,

That is very kind and appreciated. Thank you.

Bob

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There is no one on the forum with more poetry in their songs than you. A great listen! Love your melodies and lyrics, Tom

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Lovely.
Mind you I read ahead a bit and did so in my South Eastern Australian accent which has "They’re not meant to last, They fade with the night, Now part of the past..." as larst and parsed so when you caught up with me I had a jolt. 2nd listen & I wasn't so presumptuous so it flowed like stars across the night sky...smooth, unassailable and comfortingly constant as seen from my life span.


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Marty,

Thanks so much.

Bob

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WaoBand,

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob

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