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Quiet Time of Night


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bronco

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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This song is dedicated to anyone that has insomnia, apnea or any other sleep disorder.
It is best listened to very late at night with a good pair of headphones on. After a glass of wine or other enhancing substance. I trust that it will still sound okay at other times.
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Lyrics
I love the quiet time of night,
Long after Midnight
I love the quiet time of night
When no one else is around
And you can't hear a sound

I like the quiet time of night,
When even the spooks get spooked
When even the lies seem like truth
When no one argues a fact
Your mind starts to relax


And the ghosts just walk around
Looking down at the ground
But they never wear a frown

The Moon just went behind a cloud
The silence gets so very loud
There are no planes in the air
Everything is so right and fair
No one kills for a thrill in the quiet
air.
Song Stats
Hits: 4308
Comments: 45
Fans: 8
Plays: 335
Downloads: 194
Votes: 18
Uploaded: Jul 29, 2005 - 02:20:33 PM
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2005 - 04:24:30 AM Last Played: Feb 19, 2017 - 03:09:28 AM
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Comments
said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Sliding blues licks are like....
shooting stars in the dark night sky. Bronco, this a
really nice piece. You capture that late night... I'm
tired but awake feel. I just dig the way the music
just meanders along with sliding guitar trading off
with that echoing harmonica. And your vocal has just
the right low level energy to it to complete the mood.
I listen again later... musch later tonight.

Jack
bronco said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Sliding blues licks are like....
Thanks Jack, I appreciate it. I bet you've been up late on more than one
occasion. Do listen to it late at night. I think it really does enhance the mood.
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Tom Atwood said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Has a lovely nightmarish quality
This is a very well-crafted song, Tom. Nice harp, nice
creepy "dobro." Your vocal has a calm, yet maniacal
quality. Was glad to hear that line, "No one kills for a thrill
in the quiet air." Sounds like some people at least think
about it.

Excellent. You have come so far, I believe, since that first
song you posted months ago. This could be one of your
finest. Thanks!

9-10-10-9
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bronco said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Has a lovely nightmarish quality
Thanks Tom. When I wrote this song I thought it was a throwaway. I liked it
but didn't think anyone else would. Don't know where some of those lines
came from. I do remember that when I first started it, I was going through
one of those times where I only got three or four hours sleep for a couple of
weeks. That will indeed drive you crazy!
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jiguma said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Me too!
Like this one Bronco - great late night tune. Scary feel in
the lyrics reminiscent of ledebutant's In The Garden.
Subtle guitar and slide parts enhance the vocal. It all fits
together nicely - a good post!
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bronco said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Me too!
Thanks Jiguma! I'll have to go listen to ledebutante's song now and see how it
is. I appreciate your taking the time to comment.
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Peter Greenstone said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
trippy
Very cool, dreamy tune. The sound of Austin sleeping. I'm a
late night person, too. Much enjoyed.
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bronco said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
trippy
Well it would probably sound better if you were tripping. But I thought I heard
something the other night around three, that must have been you.
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said 4404 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Love the effects
Hey, the harmonica and string effects are way cool.
My only suggestion for improvement is to get your
voice more relaxed or lower the song a semitone or
two. It's a little bit wavery in places. A great song.
And excellent lyrics. Way to go, bronco.
stevel said 4403 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
haunting blues for snooze
Nice track Bronco...like the mix of slide guitar licks and
harmonica...you get drawn into this. Great vocal
performance and lyrics too
Steve
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bronco said 4403 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
haunting blues for snooze
Thanks Steve! I wrote this song a long time ago but I'm glad I waited until I
had the dobro to record it. I think the echoey slides really added to it.
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said 4403 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
Well Done
I like this song very much.
bronco said 4403 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
Well Done
And I appreciate you listening Mungo. You're a good man!
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aclarke said 4403 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
This is great
Man- I am totally digging the feel of this without any type
of mind or psyche altering assistance.

BTW- your production levels have advanced light years
and really adds an entirely new dimension to your music!

G'night all!
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bronco said 4403 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
This is great
Thanks AC!!! You have always been more than generous with your remarks
about my songs and I am happy to do them for someone as appreciative as
you!
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Macaudion said 4403 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
Night owl me
You captured my fav time of the night quite well. I'm used
to getting harrassed about my kept hours, but now I have
something to reference my friends to when this happens.
"Nobody argues facts" I love that. No need to be right
here, it's just that nothing matters that much in "the quiet
time of the night". I LOVE the over all feel to this. Maybe
theis will be my anthem to play just after say, 12:45 A.M
when half the world starts to go deeply away and the
other half is too far away to care...

I absolutely LOVE this tune!

Thanks

Cyd
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bronco said 4403 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
Night owl me
Hey there Cyd! Happy you could come by and get something out of this song.
Sounds like you are more than familiar with some of the things I was singing
about. I love to read late at night. You can concentrate so much better as
there are no distracting noise.
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Dead End said 4402 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Dreamy
I can't sleep but that's ok.
I can almost hear the tumbling tumbleweeds.
Sweet tune and solid performances.

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bronco said 4401 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Dreamy
Funny you should mention Tumbling Tumbleweeds. Leo Kotke does a slide
guitar instrumental of that song which inspired my wanting to learn how to
do that. But it wasn't until I got this dobro that I have gotten a good sound.
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mandolinquent said 4401 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Shivers...
Lovely playing... lovely singing. Really like the textures in
the dobro and the harmonica. The chord patterns are
lovely too...

Creepy, human and delicious.
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bronco said 4401 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Shivers...
It really was dobro's gone wild wasn't it? Once you start you just can't stop.
Thanks William for the kind comments and vote. Can't wait for you and the
Rebsie's next.
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Alan M Hall said 4401 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Calm yet Maniacal
Love that one Bronco. Sweet harp and dobro. Our voices have
similar tone. I have to work harder on the live element.
So some folks here like maniacal?
I may have to post my new one... Inspector Revenge,
but I don't know what genre

Alan M Hall
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bronco said 4401 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Calm yet Maniacal
Thanks Alan! I get very frustrated with the genre thing myself. This one
started out in blues because it seems they want all my songs there no matter
what I think but then I said the hell with it and changed to folk rock. In
thinking back on it, a great many songwriters I love wouldn't fit in these
categories either. Randy Newman could be rock, pop, blues, show tunes,etc.
well you know what I mean.
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Las Bragas said 4400 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Very evocative
Really conjures up the mood of late night - as a fellow
insomniac I know it well, it's quite enticing and makes me
want to stay up more. Love the playing and the balance
between vox and instruments is just right.
bronco said 4400 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Very evocative
Thanks Las Bragas! Welcome to MacJams!
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Magritte said 4397 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
Love Dadai's shooting star comment.
That was my first thought too!

This is a very sweet song, and your voice reminds me a lot of later-day David Byrne (not with the Talking Heads so much but more of the solo stuff he's doing now).

I used to work at a suicide hotline and this song would have been perfect for those overnight shifts where my co-worker was asleep and the phones were silent and I felt like the only person awake, or even alive, in the world at that moment.
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bronco said 4392 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
Love Dadai's shooting star comment.
Thank you Magritte!! I think I hit a nerve here with people who either like to
stay up late or like you had a job which required it.
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said 4396 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
night and the city
Mr. Bronco this is an awesome tune,
love the slides and the delay.
Very cool vocals and words.
This is one of my favorite songs.
You are a great folk rocker.

Cheers
bronco said 4396 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
night and the city
Thanks Mt. K glad you enjoyed it!!
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Cori Ander said 4393 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Great
This tune is different in an interesting way that I like! Seems
like you have captured a mood like in some strange dream.

It is like a little mind travel to listen to this! A little adventure
... really interesting!

Good job to get all these slides sing along!
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bronco said 4393 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Great
Thank you Cori! An out of body experience is exactly the mood I was
shooting for. It almost seems that at times there is another reality beyond the
one we acknowledge.
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tollmart said 4392 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Great
Love the song and your voice
bronco said 4392 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
Great
Tollmart,

Many thanks for listening and the kind comments. It does make the
songwriter feel good to know that someone has heard it and liked it.
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listen said 4392 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
spooky...
I hear a white stripes kind of feel to it..

captures the feeling.



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bronco said 4392 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
spooky...
Thanks listen! Yeah, I dig the White Stripes. good group. Very flattered to be
compared with them.
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thetiler said 4392 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
a different . .
This a very different approach in your composing. Very
original!

Nice Bronco!
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bronco said 4392 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
a different . .
Thanks tiler!! Always feels good to get nice comments from a great musician!
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alanfraser said 4389 days ago (August 13th, 2005)
Kills for a Thrill?
It's a great tune, well sung and well played. I'm fairly critical
of lyrics but I like yours, all except for the last line. That one
seems forced, disjointed, or some such. Fairly minor point
but I thought I'd raise it nevertheless. The tune overall is
quite pleasant and is a very good match for the picture
you're trying to paint.
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bronco said 4389 days ago (August 13th, 2005)
Kills for a Thrill?
Good ear and eye! I would have to give you a 10 as a reviewer on this one.
The kill for a thrill line was a last minute addition right before recording when
I realized the last verse didn't follow the 3 lines 2 lines of the other verses but
had 2lines, 2 lines. In fact I think it might have even been improvised as I was
singing. If I ever re-record I will probably change that line as I agree with you.
However, a few folks did seem to like it, so who knows? Thanks for listening
Alan and your nice comments!
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Warren Smith said 4387 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
morning person
I'm writing this in the morning, but I thought you'd like to
know your song plays fine in the quiet time of the morning,
too, after the enhancement of coffee. That spooky dobro
sound does a great job of capturing the essence of time and
place. I'd argue the most powerful line in the lyrics is "no one
kills for a thrill" as it gets right down to a philosophical core
of why the quiet moment of the night is extraordinary. But I
also like the conundrum of "the silence gets so loud." If
snoring is considered a sleep disorder, then this song is
dedicated to me.
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bronco said 4387 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
morning person
Thanks Warren! Appreciate your comments and the email.

Peace and good picking,

Tom
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screaming.org said 4318 days ago (October 23rd, 2005)
quiet afternoons, too
This plays well on a quiet, overcast Sunday afteernoon, too.

The general sentiment is one I quite agree with. I grew up in
a tiny, midwestern town (about 140 people) and though I live
in a small city with a quarter of a million people in it, and commute
to a larger city to work, I have a deeply-seated love of solitude
that nobody seems to understand.

...and it does especially come out of me at night.

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bronco said 4316 days ago (October 25th, 2005)
quiet afternoons, too
Hey thanks Screamin! I think this is one of my best songs but lately it has
been getting voted lower and lower. I guess as many people have pointed out,
myself included, we shouldn't pay any attention to the ratings but only the
number of favorable comments and fans we get and this song has gotten
more than any of my other ones.
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MarkHolbrook said 735 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
I love that guitar
Work! Thanks for pointing to this. Very cool indeed!
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FEEL said 734 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
The only insomnia I have
is when my 16 year old Heeler wakes me repeatedly in the middle of the night to go outside. There are times I'm unable to fall back asleep but I don't have the luxury to pick up an instrument without disturbing the rest of the family.

This definitely portrays the message you wanted to get across, I appreciate you sharing this and understand why it would be one of your favs, now one of mine as well.
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