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We finished up the demo on this newest song this past Tuesday, but it has been so busy at work that I am just now getting around to posting it. It turned out just how I wanted and I couldn't be happier with it. The song has that great retro sound from the past, but is fresh enough for the current country radio market. At least I hope it does! Thanks everyone for listening, and for your undying support. I hope you enjoy it.
I think it really boils down to practice. Even the greats were not good at the beginning! Staying active on sites like this and reading books on the subject can help.
When I feel discouraged, I pick up my ukulele or go to the piano - just playing for the sake of playing seems to renew my motivation as a writer. It reminds me why I want to be able to create lyrics.
Re reading it seems the bridge is a discount of all the fear mongering and anger that the voices in the first two verses and chorus are projecting. I'd say that for me the first time I heard it made me feel that the last chorus was meant to ironic. Like a they live moment. A don't worry everything is fine. Nothing to see here move along. Re listening to it I realize the other that is the opposite message. The Berners in that case may show more love for it.
@Marco, Shadowfax and Suzy ... thx much for the listen. Appreciate the comments.
@David ... resing underway with "pray". I decided to resign the whole thing except the ending bit. Unfortunately by the time I got to the chorus my voice went south. It will await another day.
Thx Day 2 for the listen. This was certainly a comment I hadn't expected. Oh the irony! Kind of like Reagan using Born in The USA during his campaign, you mean? I am thinking my intent behind this lyric may have been misunderstood. That is always a risk I guess. Appreciate the comments.