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#1171783 - 11/28/20 01:59 PM Looking For An Anchor  
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Trying to get back to my roots


https://soundcloud.com/user-944741980/09e-looking-for-an-anchor
https://soundclick.com/r/s8ianp

Looking For An Anchor

I need to taste the sea
I need to taste the sea
I need to be in a place
Where I can taste the sea
And I've got to walk the shore
Looking for an anchor
Yeah, looking for an anchor

I need to feel the breeze
I need to feel the breeze
It can almost bring me to my knees
When I feel the breeze
As I walk along the shore
Looking for an anchor
Yeah, Looking for an anchor

There was something wrong
There was always something wrong
Yeah, I could feel it
Yes I could feel it

I always knew there was something wrong
There was always something wrong
I wasn't where I belonged no, no, no, no
I wasn't where I belonged
Now I've got to get back home
It's been way too long
Away too long

I need to see the waves
I need to see the waves
I've got to hear the thundering sound
I need to see the pounding waves
As I walk along the shore
Looking for an anchor
Yeah, Looking for an anchor

Talked to my heart
Talked to my soul
Said itís time for us to go
Back to the place
The only place
The only place
The only place we know

Now I can taste the sea
And I can feel the breeze
And I hear the pounding waves
They were waiting there to set me free
As I walk along the shore
Looking for an anchor
As I walk along the shore
Looking for an anchor
Looking for an anchor
Looking for an anchor
Looking for an anchor
Looking for an anchor

Copyright © Steven McDonald 2020

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#1171790 - 11/28/20 08:23 PM Re: Looking For An Anchor [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Vnorth2,

Very nice! Loved the Bluesy/Pop vibe along with some great melody chord progressions--cool arrangement/expressive vocals too. No nits, for pitching, you might want to shorten it to at least 3:45. Song makes you want to get up and dance! Are you related to Vnorth1?

steady-eddie

#1171794 - 11/28/20 09:08 PM Re: Looking For An Anchor [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Thank you for your comments. They are most appreciated. Cutting this down for pitching shouldn't be too hard. This has a West Coast Swing feel to it. I used to be known on this site about 15 years ago as VNorth.

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#1171802 - 11/29/20 03:53 AM Re: Looking For An Anchor [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Hi Vnorth2
Welcome to JPF.
First thing it's a good idea to post the lyric with the link a read through before a listen is useful.
Great song and as Ed commented nothing to complain about at all
Good feel to it definitely a dancer,thanks for the listen
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1171878 - 12/01/20 02:31 AM Re: Looking For An Anchor [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Great groove! Great sound! Lyrics seem to be a little contradictory though lol. Why are you looking for an anchor? wink

#1171885 - 12/01/20 11:05 AM Re: Looking For An Anchor [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Travis

Thank you for your comments. I have been working with a fellow who owns an electronic studio in Berwick, Nova Scotia, for ten years. At age 73, it keeps me going. We've done 40 songs so far. H e is a big part of producing the sound and feel.


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#1171887 - 12/01/20 12:11 PM Re: Looking For An Anchor [Re: VNORTH2]  
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I'm not really looking for an anchor. I have lived most of my life next to a large body of water, The Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and Lake Ontario. For some reason they were my anchors in my life. So the anchor is really a metaphor for something I need, almost to survive. When I have not been next to the water, there was always something wrong, something missing. One could then interpret the last verse to actually meaning looking for a real anchor because I am now back to what is important to me, allowing me to walk the shore looking for an anchor.

Steve


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#1179177 - 08/01/21 08:20 PM Re: Looking For An Anchor [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Just finished working on the vocal on this one. I wasn't happy with it as it was but getting closer now.

Steve


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#1179185 - 08/02/21 10:19 AM Re: Looking For An Anchor [Re: VNORTH2]  
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EVERYBODY NEEDS AN ANCHOR--

Many times in my life I thought I'd found my anchor, to later find I was slowly drifting away-- still wondering what the HELL'S happened? I guess my anchor would be Music Related---without Music I feel unattached and drifting away!

Good luck with your ANCHOR!

Mackie

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