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Calico Copilot

By CosmicCairns on July 15, 2020 4:00 pm

This stemmed from a phrase I found jotted down in my ideas notebook.  I don't remember writing it down, but I think I liked the juxtaposition of the "co" at the end of one word and the beginning of the next.  I kind of whipped up some lyrics about taking a flight since there was a copilot mentioned.  It seemed like it would be fun to include a bit of a sci-fi element so there's also a navigation robot that likes to play music.  I don't really know what it all "means" per se, but it felt like a good vibe.
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It looks like good conditions now to take flight
My calico copilot's just to my right
Clear skies overhead with tail winds pushing us
Projections are positive for smooth travels and a productive day

And now we're in the air and chugging along
The navigation robot's playing a song
Mountains underneath us hiding a deep blue lake
Oceans on the horizon, canyons straight ahead let's go!

Now we're on cruise control the ground rushes by below
And on it goes and on it goes
We'll travel great distances and see many wondrous sights
And we'll keep going we'll keep going
Going going going going

The calico copilot's taking the reigns
We're turning round and heading back home again
Stars are coming out and shining down on us
Full moon's rising up and glowing vibrantly tonight

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July 20, 2020 12:29 am

Awesome man, very well written song.  I especially love the lyrics, very poetic.  I'm getting a really big like old school skater/surfer rock vibe from the tune.  Sounds like something the Shins, Modest Mouse, or Built to Spill would write. 

July 20, 2020 1:01 am
Chrisfoo wrote:

Awesome man, very well written song.  I especially love the lyrics, very poetic.  I'm getting a really big like old school skater/surfer rock vibe from the tune.  Sounds like something the Shins, Modest Mouse, or Built to Spill would write.

I listened to a decent amount of all 3 of those bands back in the day, so I'm sure they've burrowed their way into my musical DNA.  Thanks!

July 20, 2020 2:32 am

I get a classic smashing pumpkins vibe from that track, especially on the vocal side. What effect do you use on the guitar for the solo?

July 20, 2020 11:12 am

Your songs always have something very lovely and unique the way you perform. I love the multible voices, the instrumentation and of course the phenomenal solos. This one is brilliant and sounds very good on my monitors.

July 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Kedbreak136 wrote:

I get a classic smashing pumpkins vibe from that track, especially on the vocal side. What effect do you use on the guitar for the solo?

I'm really bad at keeping track of what effect I use on songs.  I have 3 effects pedals that have a lot of different sounds on them and I'll usually just scroll through sounds until I find one that feels like it fits whatever song I'm working on.  But then I don't write down what I use and I forget.



Q-Rosh wrote:

Your songs always have something very lovely and unique the way you perform. I love the multible voices, the instrumentation and of course the phenomenal solos. This one is brilliant and sounds very good on my monitors.

Thanks!  I feel like I'm always trying to see if I can add one more element like an extra vocal or another guitar line without taking away from what's already there. Glad this one seems to have come out good.  smile

July 20, 2020 9:39 pm

Sounds like flying. And hey, I love anything that involves robots. Especially this navigation robot. Beautiful vocals and story telling.

July 21, 2020 10:07 am

The cello strikes again! Gives this one a great lift-off at the just right spot. Guitar solo is also fantastic, sound and all. Another great track!

July 21, 2020 8:55 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Sounds like flying. And hey, I love anything that involves robots. Especially this navigation robot. Beautiful vocals and story telling.

Thanks!  I like robots, too.  And flying.  Well, I like the idea of flying anyway.  The actual experience of flying on a commercial plane isn't so awesome, but if I could fly my own little craft.  Or just fly like Superman.  Now we're talking.



Ashen Simian wrote:

The cello strikes again! Gives this one a great lift-off at the just right spot. Guitar solo is also fantastic, sound and all. Another great track!

Yeah, I didn't want to go overboard with the cello, but I thought it added a nice little bit of flavor.  Glad you liked the guitar solo also.

July 22, 2020 5:09 am

Super chill, nice vibe. I like the lyrics too.

July 22, 2020 3:21 pm

Really cool lyrics especially the line "Now we're on cruise control the ground rushes by below".  Nice instrumentation with the Cello and digging that guitar solo midway through.  You're a good storyteller smile

July 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Mission Crossing wrote:

Super chill, nice vibe. I like the lyrics too.

Thanks!  Glad that vibe is coming through.



Tone Matrix wrote:

Really cool lyrics especially the line "Now we're on cruise control the ground rushes by below".  Nice instrumentation with the Cello and digging that guitar solo midway through.  You're a good storyteller smile

Thanks!  There's something about switching into cruise control that always seems appealing to me.  Like when I'm driving in my car and I get a chance to put it into cruise control it's like "oh yeah!"  You gotta love the small thrills in life.

July 24, 2020 8:07 pm

Hey hey, the ideas notebook, alright! First thought I had was kind of a little peppier, almost funkier beat than you usually do ... Love the bouncing poppy happy vibe to this. Great lyrics. I'm picturing you flying around in a plane with a calico at your side. Would make a great video. Cats are pretty great, except when they're pretty annoying. Great story and fun tune!

July 25, 2020 6:20 pm

Nice.

July 26, 2020 5:04 am

Enjoyed that dark lead tone.  Overlapped nicely with itself. 

July 26, 2020 3:20 pm

Really good vibe in this one

July 26, 2020 6:39 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

Hey hey, the ideas notebook, alright! First thought I had was kind of a little peppier, almost funkier beat than you usually do ... Love the bouncing poppy happy vibe to this. Great lyrics. I'm picturing you flying around in a plane with a calico at your side. Would make a great video. Cats are pretty great, except when they're pretty annoying. Great story and fun tune!

Thanks!  It would be fun to make a video for this one, although I can't afford anything that would actually look like a real aircraft.  I'm sure nowadays they just use green screen or something but I don't know how to do that either.



Devieus wrote:

Nice.

Thanks!



rdomain wrote:

Enjoyed that dark lead tone.  Overlapped nicely with itself.

Thanks, I liked the way it overlapped, too.



danju wrote:

Really good vibe in this one

Thanks!  I was trying to get some good vibes on this one.

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