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#1177397 - 06/07/21 06:11 PM Keep This Place Off the Map  
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https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal/robert-george-keep-this-place-off-the-map-demo



Keep this Place Off the Map ©2011 Cameron Earnshaw/Robert George

well, this tiny Texas valley, is unknown by Rand McNally
cos it's just some cabins nestled in the dunes
highway signs are sprayed with buckshot, and the only local truckstop
is ole Sarge's one booth, two stool greasy spoon

and his army recipes for bread and buns
keeps those that ain't accustomed on the run

where ev'rybody speaks in country grammar
cowgirls have a blue jean glamour
the old men dippin' Copenhagen
sure miss Ronald Reagan
and the sheriff's takes his nap
sittin’ out at the speed trap
some folks won't understand us, cos we sure do our damndest
workin' hard to keep this place off the map


"got no Google shares or tech stocks
got no satellite or X-Box
so I take my girlfriend out where nature sings
drinkin' homemade wine and RockStar
in an old abandoned box car
moonlight skinny dipping in the desert springs"

shady bankers came to put a highway through
but Granny Thompson scared ‘em off with her .22

and ev'rybody speaks in country grammar
cowgirls have a blue jean glamour
the old men dippin' Copenhagen
sure miss Ronald Reagan
and the sheriff's takes his nap
sittin’ out at the speed trap
some folks won't understand us, cos we sure do our damndest
workin' hard to keep this place off the map


now there’s twenty five boys in our high school
and they got a football team this year
those boys’re great, and they’ll make it straight
to state
then the world’ll know we’re here

and ev'rybody speaks in country grammar
cowgirls have a blue jean glamour
the old men dippin' Copenhagen
sure miss Ronald Reagan
and the sheriff's takes his nap
sittin’ out at the speed trap
some folks won't understand us, cos we sure do our damndest
workin' hard to keep this place off the map



Last edited by couchgrouch; 06/10/21 09:03 AM.

Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

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Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love
#1177398 - 06/07/21 06:21 PM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Wow this is good, old school country nostalgia, I shouldnt be able to understand it, but I do.

Wonder if the football team wins wouldnt that put them on the map? Ive heard that term used often with teams that nobody has ever heard of, "that win put them on the map"

Anyway good song, like the reagen and coppenhagen rhyme, some good rhymes all over.

Strong song.




Last edited by Fdemetrio; 06/07/21 06:21 PM.
#1177401 - 06/07/21 07:44 PM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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I liked this tune a lot. Melody is good and the lyrics are as well. The title is also good. Could hear this getting picked up in Nashville. Thanks for sharing.

#1177405 - 06/07/21 08:55 PM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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The place sounds like a nightmare LOL, but it's a catchy tune. One thing that seems a bit strange is that the singer seems proud and pleased that the football team's success is going to lead to the world knowing that the town is there despite the fact that everyone is focused on making sure that doesn't happen.

#1177409 - 06/07/21 11:30 PM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Thanks everyone. I recall it being well received in Nashville. Unfortunately, one expensive trip a year to Hoss Vegas isn't enough to keep you in the Row's memory. Too much competition.

Gavin, the guy's proud of the team's success, not of the notoriety. That's the moral of the story, people notice good things.


Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love
#1178540 - 07/14/21 04:30 PM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Great lyric CG. Quite the picture you paint. Great production. Love the pause after "then the world’ll know we’re here" and no pre chorus. Very cool.

Steve


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#1178545 - 07/14/21 05:23 PM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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On board with this too Couch. Real nice. Strong lyric, catchy rhymes, memorable melody, top notch vocals, phrasing etc...overall production value makes it radio ready

One thing I wanted to see was Granny really loaded for bear...seemed a .22 is a little light for the job...but dunno...a good aim would do some damage I expect

Still a minor thing and total preference vs what is


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#1178583 - 07/15/21 01:30 PM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Love this one, couchgrouch. Great story song, well written. Love all the visuals. Production is awesome too. Country songs like this is what is missing today in country music.

#1178610 - 07/16/21 09:54 AM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Robert

A Masterpiece!

Mackie

#1178821 - 07/21/21 02:32 PM Re: Keep This Place Off the Map [Re: couchgrouch]  
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I don't think it's a masterpiece but I appreciate the compliment, Mackie. smile


Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love

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