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#270658 - 05/09/02 03:21 PM Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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lonesome country... [Linked Image]

Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs

People will move...they'll pass on, look around one day they're gone
leaving you to make it on your own
folks told me it was risky, to be alone with whiskey
but I never had to drink alone

'cause some of my best friends are songs
some of my best friends are songs

though a man needs things near him, he must watch who he lets in
dogs will die, women run away
and I've long since discovered, after your dogs n lovers
have left old records still play

now some of my best friends are songs
some of my best friends are songs
they love me for better or worse
rich or poor, right or wrong
some of my best friends are songs

songs I wish would never end
that squeeze life from ev'ry minute
songs by long forgotten men
who learned the ground's the limit

midnight walk down rainy streets, no women...no one to meet
I duck in a dark saloon
though I've been feeling lonely, I quit drinking...I'm only
here for a Hank Williams tune

'cause some of my best friends are songs
some of my best friends are songs
they love me for better or worse
rich or poor, right or wrong

some of my best friends are songs
some of my best friends are songs

(c)2002 Robert George

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#270659 - 05/09/02 03:43 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Grouch,

Totally original angle, far as I know!

Who learned the ground's the limit...

If there's a "Hall of Fame" for individual lines, that's gotta end up there.


chris

#270660 - 05/09/02 05:57 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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I LOVE IT!!!!!!! I wish I´d written it!
Do you have it uploaded on a web page? I´d love to hear the melody

Juan

#270661 - 05/09/02 09:11 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Glad I stopped in today. I really enjoyed this one, Couch. I wouldn't change a line or a word. This lyric includes whiskey, women, dogs, Hank Williams and rain...surely this must be the perfect country and western lyric [Linked Image]. Hope this one gets music.

Corey

#270662 - 05/09/02 09:15 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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thanks all three of you. [Linked Image] Juan, I just wrote it last night on my porch. I don't have anything for it yet. maybe one day.

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#270663 - 05/09/02 09:34 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Hi, CG! Just addin' my name to the approval list. I like it, too. No nits, just good solid writin' here.Good storyline, should make a great country song! Have a superfantabulistical day! See Ya! Roy

#270664 - 05/09/02 10:08 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Rob you snaked me in with that hook! Got to print this one off and see if that feel comes on! Bout ready for another musical rush! LOL Good lyric, most "song" lyrics just don't hack it, but believe this one is getting mighty close, mighty close!...

#270665 - 05/10/02 02:50 AM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Pretty damn cool spin on an old theme. Very hard to find, but I do believe you've accomplished just that on this one. Really nice work.

#270666 - 05/10/02 03:06 AM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Hi Robert,I think you might have out done
yourself this time.Your going have to do
some fine writing,to out do this.I've read
a lot of yours IMO this one out does them
all,and you've been doing some fine
writing.It seems this guy keeps about the
same amount of friends around,as I do.[LOL]
Best wishes Regards Cody

#270667 - 05/10/02 06:02 AM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Time to put some flames on this folder! Ahh, the power of a catchy title. [Linked Image] This is good, though. Real good. If I were to change one word, I'd say "So" to start the first full chorus instead of "Now". Fine job here, as usual. [Linked Image]

Anthony

#270668 - 05/10/02 12:57 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Rob,

Besides not dying, lying and cheatin' on ya, they always remain as good as the day you first heard them.

Although this is very original, it sounds like it could be a chapter 2 to Tom T. Hall's "Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine." There aren't many "story" songs I would analogyze to anything written by such a master story teller, but I think this one would hold its own quite well. Very nice, indeed!

Alan

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When you talk, you say something you already know...
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#270669 - 05/10/02 03:15 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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Wow! That's it in a nutshell: WOOOOOOW!!!

#270670 - 05/12/02 01:52 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs  
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again, I appreciate your comments. I'm glad it struck a nerve. kinda did with me, too. [Linked Image]

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#1120316 - 12/01/16 03:54 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs [Re: couchgrouch]  
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So true. I've sung well over a thousand different songs in karaoke bars the last 20 years, my favorites over and over.

#1121471 - 12/25/16 09:35 AM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Just out of interest Robert I have noticed

a few collaborations you have done with various

writers over the years

Do you manage to meet up with these writers in person

or is it mainly on line

Do you play any instruments or sing your lyrics ?? and

have you had any songs put on hold or accepted by minor

or major singers

Have you any favourite Song Writers from the past or present

Just interested as I am sure a few others would be

If you feel this is being to nosy so to speak just ignore

I am not on here to disrupt or be sarcastic, just a point

have you ever thought of labelling your lyrics quoting a

format

Happy Xmas to you and all your collaborators xxx


One of the most important principles of songwriting is to remember that a good song is a partnership of many different components, all working together to produce a satisfying musical experience.

In that respect, song components are either enhancing or compromising their combined effects.
#1121476 - 12/25/16 02:20 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Hi Cheyenne and thanks for your interest. My main co-writer is Cameron Earnshaw and we've met several times in Nashville and once locally. He also lives in Az. I've had several indie cuts and they are available on Amazon.

1) Just Enough Light by One Night Rodeo

2) Heavy Cross to Bear by Nu-Blu

3) Heavy Cross to Bear by Holly Anne

4) Beats the Hell Out of Me by Stuart Rosh.

5) My Own Private Memphis by Al Carmichael (I
Think you have to buy Al's from him.)

6) Let the Leaves Go Their Way by...I can't remember, haha. There's a JPF thread about it, though, with a link to the song.

I don't play or sing but I meter and structure all my lyrics for melodies (even the weird ones!!), so co-writers rarely have to reword my lines.

I have many favorite writers from the early 20th century on. The Beatles and Dylan got me into music. I think the 60s were the last great era of music. Rock and Roll died in the mid nineties and songwriting is all but dead. The songs I've heard from Hamilton? Lame. Same with La La Land. Every once in a while you hear an inspired song, but it's rare. She and Him are fantastic fun but they're retro.

Merry Christmas, Cheyenne. smile

Ps I've also had some major artist interest in a song. The artist loved it, the producer loved it, too. The impression we got is the label didn't think it was poppy enough for a single. It's not...it's just a great song. In my opinion, haha.

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#1121552 - 12/27/16 02:34 PM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Lyric to me illustrates how songs and dogs have something in common (Man's best friend). That is such a powerful statement, and is probably akin to some of the old Hank Williams classics in a way. For another song with a similar message:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miPX638p2ZQ

#1121631 - 12/29/16 09:05 AM Re: Some Of My Best Friends Are Songs [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Nice work Robert and great to here someone on here

who has had some success

The Indies of today could be the Stars of tomorrow

They all start some where

Thanks for your reply and have a Great Year


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In that respect, song components are either enhancing or compromising their combined effects.

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