OLD GLORY


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Area1234/Not Silent 2010

First finished product using GarageBand and I am not disappointed. Wrote the whole thing in the last couple of weeks. Soft vocal, acoustic guitar, bass played almost like a drum, rockabilly chugging guitar and some atmospheric GarageBand keyboards played on keypad. Straddles the line between folk and rockabilly with some drumless reggae backbeat at the bottom. Words are what’s left after the firecracker smell fades away on July 5th. (07.06.10)

Old Glory

In the days of blood and courage
History wrote her next page
The farmers spoke their freedom over ale
They drew the borders they dug in
Against a king and parliaments whim
And old glory flew over it all

Lofty ideals forever fly
But the real world costs a real price
And there’s no telling how tall
The whiskey farmers soon found out
What the slaves knew all about
And old glory flew above it all

The truths that were self evident
The inalienable rights of all men
Didn’t stop the wars over what was a man
Coats of blue trails of tears
Internment camps ethnic fears
And old glory flew above all them

Circumstance to pomp
Fourth horseman will romp

Someday under a summer sky
The emperor is crowned on the fourth of July
A man born to govern for all
He knows what’ s best for all our good
Speaks through Twitter and Facebook
And old glory lines the palace halls

He knows what’ s best for all our good
Speaks through Twitter and Facebook
And old glory decorates his walls

07.04.10

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