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Blacktop River

By E-dub on May 24, 2020 5:35 pm

I started with an African beat then put together some chord progression in C Harmonic Minor. Then wrote some lyrics. It didn't come out quite how I envisioned, but I don't hate it.

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Blacktop River

V1
There’s a drumbeat in the distance
with a message loud and clear
Smoke on the horizon--
words you always want to hear
The birds are chirping in the trees,
their song a secret code--
It’s time to pack your bags, my dear
and hit the open road.

CH
The blacktop river, she’s a-callin’ us away.
I just can’t see any reason we should stay.
The world out there has magic to make you shiver
So it’s time to say goodbye and find our way--
on that blacktop river.

V2
There’s an aching in your heart,
a desire to be free
A deep and mighty chasm
in our darkest memory
But light is giggling through the sky--
a sweet periphery
It’s time to grab your bug-out, babe
and see the world with me.

CH
The blacktop river, she’s a-callin’ us away.
And there isn’t anything here that could make us stay.
All the wonders of the world will make us shiver.
Now it’s time to find our way and say goodbye--
on the blacktop river.

BR
There’s something that you need to know
We do it now, or we’ll never go
Trapped in routine
We’ll never get away.

CH 1&2

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May 25, 2020 10:50 am

Wow very cool. Reminds me of Cole Joy's 'Bad Man'... NICE!

May 25, 2020 7:07 pm

The rhythm is awesome and the melody has a bit of an exotic feel to it.  Combined with the lyrics it does give the feel of setting off on an adventure.

May 26, 2020 6:47 pm

This sounds very professionally crafted, and it's got that Supertramp vibe.

May 31, 2020 11:54 pm

Damn, this really cool.  I caught a Peter Gabriel vibe right off the bat but also a bit of Midnight Oil. You're crushing it on the vocals! Kudos for breaking from typical rock patterns and going in a different direction.  Okay one last comparison... Sparks, but lower vocal register.

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