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Mark Holbrook and I have been talking about doing a song together for a while and I finally came up with a song that I thought would work for us.

I laid down a “live” acoustic version with a drum loop to keep me in time and sent it off to Mark for a listen. Luckily he liked what he heard and we were off.

I re-did the rhythm guitar using my G&L ASAT and re-sang the vocal as a separate track and sent it off to Mark who added some fantastic drums, bass and keys to fatten it all up. Mark also added the backing vocals, which work a treat.

Both of us had a go at a lead break but it turned out to be a lot harder than it seemed initially to get something sounding good over the progression so we turned to Sigmund to get us out of a jam.

And boy did he deliver! I had a smile on my face a mile wide when I listened to what he had put down. Much kudos, Sig.

Mark did a fantastic job of the mix/master as well.

We hope you like what we have put together.

And, as you can probably tell from the lyrics, I am not a big fan of what is happening in Australian politics at the moment but I have a feeling the sentiment is universal...

Thanks so much to Mark and Sig for agreeing to come on board.

Regards,

Peter ☺

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Lyrics
Questions - Peter Bowen (January 2014) CAPO 2

[Dm7] [Csus2] x4

I'm gonna [Dm7] float some questions [Csus2] out on the wind
[Dm7] See where the answers [Csus2] fall
[Dm7] Questions of hope and hu-[Csus2]-manity
And why the [Dm7] writing's on the [Csus2] wall
[D9] Some say that I'm just [G/D] wasting my time;
That [D9] truth is a casual-[G/D]-ty
But this [Dm7] war ain't over till the [Csus2] fat lady sings;
And until [Dm7] then I'll keep shaking the [Csus2] tree

[Fmaj7] If you ask no [Cmaj7] questions
[Fmaj7] You'll still get told the [Cmaj7] lies
[Fmaj7] A heady mix of smoke and [Cmaj7] mirrors and spin
And [Dmadd9/A] auto-cue alibis [E7]

Politicians strut their hour on the stage, their hand upon their heart
Sincerity drips from their scriptwriter’s page until the polls map a downward chart
Strings and sealing wax are easily reworked to keep a hold on power
But when people start screaming "cometh the man", it's hardly cometh their finest hour

If you ask no questions
You'll still get told the lies
A heady mix of smoke and mirrors and spin
And auto-cue alibis

Lead over full verse

If you ask no questions
You'll still get told the lies
A heady mix of smoke and mirrors and spin
And auto-cue alibis

Outro
[Fmaj7] Questions of [Cma7] hope
[Fmaj7] Confounded by [Cma7] lies
[Fmaj7] Questions of [Cma7] love
[Fmaj7] Debased by cheap [Cma7] alibis
[Fmaj7] Questions of [Cma7] wealth
[Fmaj7] Well, that’s just one for the [Cma7] wise...
[Fmaj7] Questions of [Cma7] health
[Fmaj7] Would you like that with fries? [Cmaj9]

Csus2 – e3 B3 G0 D0 A3 Ex
Dmadd9/A – e0 B3 G2 D3 A0 Ex
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Uploaded: Feb 22, 2014 - 04:46:43 PM
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2014 - 11:23:29 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 09:07:10 AM
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groovehounds said 1307 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Questions (w Mark H, Sig)
Wow, this is great! Nice thick warm rhythm guitar sound and the drums sound good ... well the whole mix is fine... Peter I like the chord/melody in the bridge chorus ... nothing like playing leads and singing over major chords. Sig sounds great! Did he double the lead or use an octavider ... well, whatever it is I like it. Top guys!!!
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groovehounds said 1307 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
....
I meant to say over major 7th chords........
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
The sum of parts
Thanks, Stan. It was great to team up with Mark and Sig for a post. They have both added so much to the song. Sig will need to answer the guitar question. I'm not sure. But whatever he did, it rocked. Take care, Peter.
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MarkHolbrook said 1307 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
It was more
Than fun to work this tune with Peter. He is such a dynamic artist I was worried there was not much I would be able to add. But to go along with his artistic talent is an easy going way that just made it great to work with him.

It will be my honor to do so again!
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Any time
Hey Mark, the pleasure was mine. Your contributions to the song really lifted it to another level. Any time, mate. Don't work too hard. Take care, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 1307 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
questions
great playing and singing, guys
yeah wonderful stuff!
thanks for the download
KC
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Great compliment
The D/L is a great compliment, KC. Thanks, man. We all appreciate it. Take care, Peter.
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ShadowofNine said 1307 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Questions
Masterwork track, super fine collab gents...awesome..
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Kudos
We will take any kudos from you, Dave. Thanks for dropping by our collab. Kind regards, Peter.
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H3nry said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Collabs
We got some great collaborations going on. Song flows nicely, guys. You're right, politics is nasty everywhere right now.
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Vested interests
Mark, Sig and I appreciate you dropping by for a listen, Henry. Thanks for the kind words. There seem to be so many vested interests exerting undue influence with politicians these days that it is hard to trust anyone. Take care, Peter.
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Reinholt56 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Hi Guys....
What's not to like about this track? It's topical, played, sung and mixed in such a great way. You guys must have had fun putting this together even though the topic (as you say) is true and the people that have woken up are not happy with their fatcat, selfserving, high earning leaders.

Great concept, chords and lyrics.

Yeah. I like this a lot.

Take care guys.

Paul
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Poll driven
Thanks, Paul. I thought this song might strike a chord (sic) with a few people. Every political decision is so poll driven these days that we seem to be sinking to the lowest common denominator on far too many crucial issues. It was great to have Mark and Sig along for the ride. They made me look good. Take care, Peter.
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Garni said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Questions
It is a very negative feeling in Australian society right now.
Hope we all pull through??

Quality work guys! Very tight and well produced

G-)
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
The divide...
Thanks, Gerald. Neil's last song covered a similar theme. It is hard to have any faith in any Australian politicians (from both sides of the divide) at the moment. We appreciate your support. Take care, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Questions
This really rocks along. Snappy drums, edgy guitar, warm vocal, strong harmonies, dancing led break. Great work!
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Great fun
Thanks, Philip. Glad we could provide a snappy, edgy, warm, strong and dancing song for you :-) Mark really nailed the drums (and the mix) and Sig's lead work is just so creative. It was great fun. Talk soon. Regards, Peter.
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DWL said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Great collab
Lovely groove and excellent performance. That guitar is to die for.

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
The Man
Thanks, Dick. Glad you liked our offering. Sig is the man, no doubt. Peter
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Daugrin said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Snappy Questions
Fine production, great playing and intelligent lyrics... so out of place in our community and so welcome. Thanks for sharing yer talents with us here.

Daug
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Disillusioned
Glad you thought the lyrics were worth a listen, Daug. They came pretty easily because I am so disillusioned with what is going on here in Oz at the moment. The team then brought the song home. Thanks, Peter.
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grah3am said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Fries, please
Like the Groovers said, there's a very warm guitar sound here. Very pleasing and comforting, countering the vexing question of having or not having fries.
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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
The root of all evil
They are trying to say now that sugar is the root of all evil, more so than fat. What's next in their sights? Alcohol? :-) Glad that the boys gave you a warm feeling inside, Graham. Take care, Peter.
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finkeldink said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Great collab
Ripping guitar.

Nice tight performance.

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PeterB7858 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Ripping guitar
Thanks, Mike. The project came together easily with Mark and Sig on board. Ripping guitar is on the money. Thanks, Peter.
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FEEL said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Wow
So professional sounding, that G&L sounds great and matches well with Sigs fantastic guitar playing. Mark does a nice job backing the band and a great sounding mix as well. Fantastic vocals that deliver the message.
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PeterB7858 said 1306 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Not swaying, falling over...
Thanks, John. Mark did do a great job bringing it all together and providing the sound bed for the guitars to dance on. Well, I was swaying awkwardly while Sig was break dancing... :-) Glad you liked what we came up with. Regards, Peter.
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rok41 said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Questions
This is really nice fellas. First thing that I noticed was the full, rich mix...very nicely done Mark. Drums and bass sound great! Peter the ASAt sounds warm and articulate, love those guitars. Sig always brings the goods to the party, he shines in this type of song because he understands the "whole song", not just the lead break. This is a fine collaboration, thanks for the DL.
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PeterB7858 said 1306 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Smith, J A; Smith, J B; Smith J C;...
The D/L is a much appreciated, Chris. I thought the song had possibilities but bringing in Mark and Sig just took it to new levels. It is great to get a wider perspective, and appreciation, of a song you have written and see it turn out like this. I might get Sig to play over my reading of the phone book next post :-) It would be great to do a song with you one day, too. Thanks, Peter.
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Sigmund said 1307 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Questions
Great tune guys, and a whole lot of fun to work on. Thanks to you both for thinking of me for this one, and giving me the chance to contribute. I hope I hear from you guys again!
Sig
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PeterB7858 said 1306 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Until next time
The pleasure was all mine, Sig. I/we will definitely come calling again. I spent a long time trying to come up with a lead over that progression and finally came up with something I could live with, but your offering just blew mine out of the water. Until next time! Regards, Peter.
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sammydix said 1306 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Peter plugged!
and with a great tune too. really, really like this. couldn't go wrong with Sig and the mix is nice n open. mighty collab. gave me a tiny tiny feeling of America.
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PeterB7858 said 1306 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Plugged cause I was leaking :-)
Thanks for dropping round, Sam. Yes the G&L got a run this time round. And Mark and Sig willingly provided their talent to make me look good. The major 7ths always get an America reference. They made them their own. Take care, Peter.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1306 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
questions
All the answers are here!
even the fries. What a great sound..Sigmund shining again.
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PeterB7858 said 1306 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Upsize me
Thanks, Franc. Would you like to upsize? :-) Sig just rips. Take care, Peter.
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Marino_Experiment said 1306 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Questions
Great production..Love the guitar sound and overall production..Good show! Great solo!
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PeterB7858 said 1306 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Welcome
Mark, Sig and I appreciate you dropping by our collab. Glad you liked what we had to offer. Welcome to MJ. Looking forward to some music from you, too. Take care, Peter.
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lengold said 1305 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Great to hear
MJ's collaborations.
Enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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PeterB7858 said 1304 days ago (February 26th, 2014)
Value added
Thanks, Len. Yes MJ collabs are great to be a part of. Mark and Sig added so much to the song. Kind regards, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 1304 days ago (February 25th, 2014)
I
love the rhythm guitar and the solos, great sound and a wonderful song Peter.
Really like your vocals.

Bob

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PeterB7858 said 1304 days ago (February 26th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks, Bob. We really appreciate your kind words and support. Thanks also for the kudos re the vocals. Take care, Peter.
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Narad said 1303 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Questions
Splendid listen ! :)
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PeterB7858 said 1303 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Appreciative
Thanks so much for dropping by to listen to what Mark, Sig and I put together, Harald. We appreciate it. Take care, Peter.
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Kicbal said 1303 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Slick
This sounds great. Love the close-up guitar tone. Chord changes are awesome and the harmonies in the chorus are spot on. Cool collab. Love the double guitar on the 2nd solo.
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PeterB7858 said 1303 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
A-game
Glad that this came across okay, KB. The boys brought their A-games to the table and it all came together well. Thanks, Peter.
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jfaaz said 1303 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Well Done
This was great..... very good musicianship!
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PeterB7858 said 1302 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Brought to life
Thanks, Jon. The project came together well. Mark and Sig brought it to life. Regards, Peter.
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Char said 1302 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
I love
to hear you sing and the guys really added a wow factor. Thanks, band.
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PeterB7858 said 1302 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
Big time
Thanks so much for dropping by our collab, Char. I appreciate your comments about my vocals and, yes, the guys did deliver big time. Take care, Peter.
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Charday said 1302 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Yo Peter!
Dude, and gents, flashback to the 60's protest music fo sho, great stuff! Jd.
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PeterB7858 said 1302 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
The sad part...
You know the sad part, JD, is that most of the stuff 60's protest music was bitchin' about is still all too relevant today. Glad you liked what we had to offer. Take care, Peter.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1302 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Nice
Really nice work. I love the song and the mix. Pro.
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PeterB7858 said 1302 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
Any day
Thanks for your listen and supportive comments, TBB. I think we will take "pro" as a one word sentence accolade any day. Take care, Peter,
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Vic Holman said 1301 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
catching up
the tune rocks and swings guys. the mix is full and rich!
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PeterB7858 said 1301 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
Very happy
Thanks Vic. Rocks, and swings; full and rich, are words that the guys will be very happy to take, I am sure. We appreciate you catching up with the song. Kind regards, Peter.
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J.A.Stewart said 1300 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
America... Down Under
The chords and progression, as well as the vocals give this tune somewhat of an *America* (the group) feel to it. The political angle is, unfortunately, a universal given... so we can all relate.

Sigmund's lead is excellent and it's a good, solid mix. All told, a very good collaborative effort.

You guys do know that any participation in a song about politics mandates an automatic raise in your income tax, don't you? ;)

--- Joe
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PeterB7858 said 1300 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
One for you, nineteen for me
Thanks, Joe. I think we would all be happy with an "America" comparison. Perhaps Sig's lead breaks might have been seen as pretty revolutionary in the 70's though :-) He just lights up. A tax on amateur music making, now there's an idea... We appreciate you stopping by. Take care, Peter.
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JazzIsTvRicky said 1243 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Peter the Piper
Lyrical Poetry in both words and rhythm. Play is baby...Smooth and flowing melody which makes you feel. As it flows it takes you on a enjoyable ride through the Mountains to the Sea..Refreshingly Beautiful!!!

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PeterB7858 said 1240 days ago (May 1st, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks, Ricky. It was great to work with Mark and Sig and do something a bit different from my solo acoustic work. Thanks for the support. Regards, Peter.
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say said 775 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
Questions w Mark Holbrook and Sigmund)
Really enjoyed this, collab at its best !

Thankyou : )
PeterB7858 said 775 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
Great fun
Thanks again, Lena, for chasing down an older post. It was great fun to work with Mark and Sig and they really brought my song to life. We all appreciate your kind words. Take care, Peter.
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