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#791740 12/24/23 11:49 AM
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I always liked the idea of talking to relatives and friends no longer in this world.
One day maybe.
Oh and A Merry Christmas.

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There are ghosts © 2023 Vic Arnold
V1
There's a silver haired old mother, sitting in a fireside chair,
gazing at the embers with a teary, distant stare.
I wonder what she's seeing in the flickering of the flames.
Coming through the light ...
In passion or in shame ...
There are ghosts in this valley and tonight they're her's to name.
Ch.
There are ghosts in this valley
but they show no ill intent.
They're the guardians of memories back in time.
Stepping stones across a river
that lead to our old friends
or the troubled, broken dreams we left behind.
V2
There's a track through the brambles where we played with our toy guns
in imaginary battles that somehow we always won.
Then came the time to put an end to all those childish things ...
Marching off to war ...
to feel the bullet sting ...
There are ghosts in this valley but tonight again, they'll win.
Ch.
Repeat

Tracks:
Bass 2474
Guitars 1596 & 3521
Fiddle 1760
Drums Nashville Pop16 and Tambourine

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vicarn #791753 12/24/23 01:18 PM
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Vic, I really like this one.
Great vocal, harmonies, and lyrics.
Great instrumentation and mix.
This is one of my favorites from you.


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Vic, super tune, strong write and performance! Love the philosophical musings of the narrator and the thin veil between ghosts and memories. That's really cool. You remind me of Warren Zevon in your delivery on this one. He's one of my favorites, or was. Of course, he's a ghost too now. Anyway, LOVED IT! Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas!


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MarioD #791812 12/25/23 08:33 AM
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Thanks Mario.
Merry Christmas!

Vic

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Hi Vic
great song
Good choice of band
Vocals fit very nicely, also the guitar solo
Well done
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Thoughtful write and arrangement. Moody and effective.


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Thank you DC.
Warren was clever. I’d never heard of him until about 3 years ago, then I heard the one about the headless Thompson gunner. Brilliant.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Vic

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Good writing on this one, Vic, also enjoyed the arrangement. And of course your signature vocals smile

Best to you and yours for the holidays.

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Yep, my great-grandma & I are still best friends. My writing partner of 40 years still gives me advice although he's gone for 11 years now.

Great write, Vic. Man, I really like the songs you write. Excllent lyrics --relatable, heartfelt and thought-provoking. A wonderful melody for singing along, and the perfect vocal to encurage that.


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Vic,

That's a great song. Love your performance. Mix is excellent also.

Much enjoyed!

Bob

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Greetings and thanks to you, Andi.

Vic

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Thanks David.
Moody by name and moody by nature. That's me.
I just have to work more on the "effective" part. smile

Vic

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Vic,

A solid write. The chorus is Excellent.

Nicely sung. A good backing BAND.


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Excellent idea for a narrative.
The solo works better than I thought it would.
Your voice fits/suits/carries this really well.


Cheers
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Thanks Dave.
Best wishes to you too.

Vic

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I love the stories you tell and the way you tell them.
Simple, but effective.
That's a really good song!


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Vic,
Intriguing subject. Good lyrics, vocals and arrangement. Listens well. Thank you for sharing.
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Thanks Marty.
Yes, all those people gone from the planet. Even the ones I never met are still there, somewhere.

Vic

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Thanks Bob.
Glad you enjoyed it.

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That’s good to hear, Floyd.
Thank you.

Vic

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