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Hi All,

Here's something folky and mellow for my last song of the year.

This is called Looks Like Snow.

Saw a red fox run by the wood shed today
The morning light made his coat look gray
He caught my eye as he went below
As if to say it looks like snow

Heard the wind last night blow through the eves
Rattle the pines and bend all the trees
The river runs but it’s running low
The weather guy says it looks like snow

I let the faucet drip like a grandfather clock
Only 8 degrees it’s too cold for a walk
Our Navajo blanket and a murder of crows
Tell me tonight that it looks like snow

You moved in the spring with the fields still brown
The lights went dark all over our town
Yeah the light and the dark like partners in crime
Keep the days and the nights frozen in time

Saw a message this morning 5:02am
I wrote you back but didn’t press send
The moon is still up and the fox laying low
I’ll come back later cause it looks like snow
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na

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0700: Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotes Ev 085
3912: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm Ev16 085
3697: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm, Ballad Ev 085
RealDrums: Mallets and Cajon

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob

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Bob, this is beautiful! Very evocative lyrics...I got a bit of a chill while listening. Those BiaB tracks sound very natural and you sing it with real feeling. Great tune, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas! Ron


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Bob,

You are one of the best lyricists I've ever had a chance to listen to. You're a word magician, my friend. Just marvelous. And I like that you have brought your vocal a little more forward than you typically do. I'd type more, but I'm all out of superlatives. I could listen to your stuff forever.

Merry Christmas,

Alan


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Ron,

That's very kind and appreciated. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you also Ron.

Bob

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Nice way to close out the year, Bob, lovely song!

Hope you and yours have a great Christmas.

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Mellow folk are my kind o' folk. AND you always write such wonderful songs with them in mind. Only a special song composed and recorded by a special talent could be presented so stripped of all the glitter. Extraordinary lyrics paint the picture that goes so well with this wonderful tune, Bob. Merry Christmas to you, and now I await your first song of '24.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Quality Song Writing.
Might be your best ever. And That is Saying a Lot.

Quality Production.
Just the Right Band. Like y'all have been doing this for decades.

Quality Vocal.
You make it sound like these thoughts just naturally flow from your brain as you play the guitar.

This is a real gem.

fj

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Very well put together and VERY well written. I do a lot of 15 track BIB/Studio One walls of sound but sometimes less is really more and this song proves it. I loved it.

Rick


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I like that it's stripped down, Bob.
There's a lot depending on the lyric here and it works well.
One thing I was wanting to hear was a couple of bars of reflective instrumental break between 1st. and 2nd. verses.
Another good one.

Vic

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Alan,

You are always very kind. I appreciate the time you take to listen and comment. Merry Christmas to you and Di.

Bob

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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your song Robert. The simple musical arrangement and thoughtful choice of instrumentation provide the perfect backing
for your vocal, and allow the lyrics to come right to the fore.
As for the lyrics themselves, I feel as though I'm there with you as you're describing those scenes. It's clear that the lyrics are what you wanted the listener to
focus on and you definitely succeeded with me. They are vivid and engaging. In fact, they compelled me to play the song twice.

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I love the production, it sounds like you're sitting around making music with a bunch of buddies. It all sounds so natural.
And, needless to say, how effortless the lyrics sound.

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Dave,

I appreciate that - thanks. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

Bob

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Bob, your best to date IMHO.
Outstanding vocal with the perfect backing band, i.e. less is more.
The mix is perfect.
I could see John Prine doing this one, only not as good as the way you did it.
Loved it.


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Marty,

Thanks so much - it is very appreciated. Merry Christmas to you.

Bob

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You have proven again that less is more. This is among your top writes. Delivered with great feeling. Stay warm and happy holidays,Tom

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Floyd,

That’s very kind and means a lot. Thanks.

Bob

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Rick,

Thanks so much.

Bob

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Saw a message this morning 5:02am
I wrote you back but didn’t press send

LOVE THAT!!! Really cool song, and executed perfectly!!! Great stuff Bob!!! Take care. Greg

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Soooooo good. laugh

Fantastic write. Vocals fit the lyrics like a glove. Nice build bringing in the cajon. Excellent mix and arrangement.

Perfect. laugh


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