My latest.....

It is a song about rising to your level of total incompetence in the professional world. If you detect any political buffoonery overtones in this..... well.... that's in the ear of the listener.


Aside from that.... dang I had some fun with it. So here's the specs on the details.

Style is a swing called Jumble hard rock shuffle.
Bass 2749
Piano 1591
B3 425
Drums are hard rock shuffle.

I'm singing on this and playing the guitars. It should be noted of course that I am using the new Spark modeling amp on the guitar parts. The rhythm is a clean amp of some sort.... might be a hardware default as well, and the leads are a crunch style that was edited from one of the hardware defaults. This is a pretty amazing little amp and the more I use it the more I'm liking what I hear. I am using my Joyo Ultimate Drive pedal on the front end, just to be totally honest. This pedal is not so much for distortion as it is to give a boost to the guitar's signal. I run it on a low and clean setting as a preamp because my Modern Tele is a bit weak on it's stock pickups.

Circle Back


It took me a while to write the lyrics to this. A line here.... a line there.... one day.... hey, I had it halfway done. Hope you enjoy it.


And the lyrics:

I've asked a lot of questions don't tell me no lies
just give me the truth try it on for size
You know you can do it you know that you can
caught like a deer in a hunters spotlight
can't decide whether to run, stand, or fight
You wish that it was over and you could just go home

You don't know what to say, you don't know what to do
One thing is certain, you're definitely screwed
With your intellect alone, you can't possibly win this one
No one will be happy no matter what you say
But you had to have a sense it would end up this way
Then like a puppet you say.... I'll have to circle back. Say What?

Standing up in front of the crowd,
I can't believe my ears you actually said that out loud
Lord have mercy, what are you gonna say now?
Ramblin on, do you hear what you say
Do you know what you're talking about on any given day
Yeah I don't know, I find it hard to believe

You don't know what to say, you don't know what to do
One thing is certain, you're definitely screwed
With your intellect alone, you can't possibly win this one
No one will be happy no matter what you say
But you had to have a sense it would end up this way
Then like a puppet you say.... I'll have to circle back... What's that even mean?

I'll have to circle back, let me check with the boss, and circle back
I'll have to circle back, let me check my facts, and circle back

I'll have to circle back..... let me get back to you on that.


Edited by Guitarhacker (03/20/21 08:39 AM)
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