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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Practice bootleg: cog in a wheel

This is a somewhat-authorized practice bootleg, from last Wednesday in the living room.

The Divided Self - Only A Cog In A Wheel (9-22-2010)


This is The Divided Self, which is Adam and I. We hope to start playing out soon, trading off on each others songs and mixing up guitar, banjo, mandolin, harp, and lead and harmony vocals. It might seem as if I'm biased in the couple of things I post, as I won't be posting any of Adam's songs right away until he gets them copyrighted: he's not as comfortable with the hobo copyright method as I am.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

new song demo: one thing left to live for

This was from my first evening of multi-tracking with the Sonoma Wireworks 4-Track app for the iPhone. The app passed with flying colors, and the "tap to set tempo" on the metronome is fantastic.

One Thing Left To Live For

There's a big orange cat sitting on a post.
He watched me coming and he'll surely watch me go.
I reckon I'll be on the road before long,
I came to see my kid but the house is dark.
You sensed me coming and you took her in your ark.

Been living on caffeine and cigarettes,
been ninety hours since I last slept.
I try to figure where you might have gone.
She's probably sitting there on your pop's front lawn,
but he's a good shot and he's heavily armed.

I've only got one thing to live for,
and I don't want to die.

I'm sitting here with a cop on either side,
I try to crack a joke but neither one smiles.
They caught me coming down Six Mile Hill.
I just can't get to her on the strength of my own will,
but they can't kill my love, it's ever-growing still.

I've only got one thing to live for,
and I don't want to die.

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