A new member over at the ramp mentioned how she couldn't go to nashville this weekend because she had to watch the dogs. Sounds like a song. I put together a girl version and asked if she wanted to co-write on it (she sings really well!). While I am awaiting her response (I don't know if she thinks she can trust old, married guys), I penned the guy version.
As they say: it is what it is.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that if anyone wants to sing this song better than me (not much of a challenge), I'll send you the backing tracks without the vocals.
P.S. What's this thing with SoundClick auto-playing the tune nowadays? Couple of tech glitches here and there -- I'll fix them soon enough. EDIT:I got rid of the autoplay by using the longer url link.
(verse) I wanna go fishing My ex is bitching That there's two dogs to watch I need a vacation or at least some appreciation and her lame story doesn't wash
(verse) I don't really miss her or the way things were and she's supposed to keep Delta and Dawn we wrote it in an agreement the judge signed and sealed it this is her weekend to watch the dogs.
(chorus) I wish I was out barking or howling at the moon or down at Danny's Buying babes typhoons but here I am at home Dog Whisperer on the tube It must be against the law this is her weekend to watch the dogs.
(verse) I'm gonna call my lawyer and the National Guard and when they arrest her, I'll applaud she thinks she's found a loop hole but she ain't gonna get parole this is her weekend to watch the dogs.
(bridge) You know Delta and Dawn are sort of sweet and they love lying by my feet but Sam just gave a shout, there are spring break girls all about
(chorus again and tag)
Kevin: Acoustic guitar, vocals BIAB: Drums, Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano
You wrote some FUNNY lyrics here. Amazing.. .but I think, that the music is doin a disservice to the lyrics, I donīt know why. I expected some music that was more uplifting. I am sure when you just sing it with your acoustic guitar itīs a lot of fun... but this way? I am not sure, I think Iīll have to listen again, perhaps the music will grow on me.
But again, the lyrics are cool!! (which means good)
" little christmas spirit please, Iīll take mine of the rocks"
Bob: Hey Bob, thanks for stopping by and giving it a listen. I hope all is going well! I had a couple of howls that were better early on -- but I didn't save them! I got a little bit of editing to do.
Martin: I tried to just record as a guitar/vocal, but it was tough to get the pitch right for a new song (and if I am complaining about pitch, you know what that means ...). I needed a click track, so I broke out BIAB and one thing lead to another. I like the music myself, but I like everything I do (ha, ha). Thanks for the comments and I am glad you enjoyed the lyrics.
Dottie: Thanks for visiting and the kind remarks. I think it is a non-country country tune. It is country, but the music is a little bit different.
Carlos: I really plan on working hard at the guitar/vocal version and then playing it out. Hopefully folks will like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Calvin: I was wondering if anyone would mention the Delta Dawn angle (ha, ha). Thanks for reading, listening and commenting.
Darlene: Hey, I used your name in the girl's version! Thanks for stopping by and giving it a listen. Next time you run into Trace, tell him about this song (ha, ha).
Tammy: If you get back here, which lines were rushed? I probably know already, but getting that kind of feedback is useful. I have posted the gal's version below. Thanks for the visit!
*********************************************** This is His Weekend (to watch the dogs) (c) Emmrich 2010 (gal version)
(verse) My ex went fishing left me bitching and the two dogs to watch I need a vacation or at least some appreciation and his fish story doesn't wash
(verse) I don't really miss him or picking up his mess but he's supposed to keep Delta and Dawn we wrote it in an agreement Judge Judy signed and sealed it this is his weekend to watch the dogs.
(chorus) I wish I was out barking or howling at the moon or down at Danny's ordering a typhoon but here I am at home Dog Whisperer on the tube It must be against the law this is his weekend to watch the dogs.
(verse) I'm gonna call my attorney (lawyer) and the National Guard and when they arrest him, I'll applaud he thinks he's found a loop hole but he ain't gonna get parole this is his weekend to watch the dogs.
(bridge) You know Delta and Dawn are sort of sweet and they love lying by my feet but Darlene just gave a shout, there are spring break boys all about
Tammy: Thanks for coming back. I was hoping that the "she ain't gonna get parole" would work -- but I'll look at that and maybe cut the "some". I am open to suggestions on the girl version, so I'll look at that, too.
PapaG: Thanks for stopping by and giving it a spin.
glyn: Thanks for the visit and listen
Jan: Thanks for the kind words and the listen.
Ott: (Hey, I got your name right!) Thanks for stopping by.
Scott: Right now, I think it works better as a guys tune -- but who knows? Maybe if I get a gal to sing it, it will work that way. I am going to give it one more pass vocally and see what happens (in a few days).
Hey there, Kevin. What a hoot and what a howl. Funny song. Only nit is that (and I can't believe I'm saying this since I routinely get busted for it : ) the drums are a wee bit too compressed (or maybe it's reverb) in the chorus and beat up on the vox just a bit. Clever write, well done.
Tampa Stan: I am glad you like that little howl at the end -- It was a fun song to write and do. The guitar/vocal only version needs a lot of practice, but it will be one of my icebreaker songs to do live.
Scott: I don't have control over the drum compression, but I'll check and see if I added any reverb. When you get beat up on something, you always tend to notice those things in other people's work. Thanks for stopping by and giving it a listen.
Steve: You are probably right. I don't have much vocal "power", but I can probably bump the dB a little. I have a couple things to fix, so I'll try that, too. I mix under headphones (and cheap ones, at the moment), so the vocal always sounds too loud to me -- so I tend to turn it down even though I know it is a "false" signal. Oh well.
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Hey Kevin, custody of those two, comes with a pooper scooper, no pampers anywhere in sight. You've got to get the dogs howling on this one in the background, as if you can't even record a song, cause the ex left you a Delta to wade across till Dawn...lol~~~MFB III