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DWL

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A happy and creative New Year to you all :-)

New year, new song. An obvious target perhaps but I had fun doing it ;-) Richard Marris​ and I wrote the lyrics and I did the music.

I started writing the lyrics for this at the time of our general election last year in May. I got a bit stuck and asked Richard to help. His lyrics are the acoustic section before the chorus.

Let me Take you for a Ride © 2015 Langford/Marris

It’s easy, just walk through the door
There’s nothing you’ve not seen before
And if you think you're wanting more
Come on, join me for the ride

If you think that it’s ok
To lie for money every single day
Then I can see you see it my way
Let me take you for a ride

Because there’s no lie I will not tell
No justifying, no soft sell
You see, I don’t believe in hell
Sit back, enjoy the ride

But if you think I’ve gone too far
you’re following the wrong damn star
You know who made us what we are
You can’t get off this ride

Chorus
Trust me I'm a politician
Trust me, I've nothing to hide
I'm a man who's on a mission
Let me take you for a ride

They are not lies just different truths
Come on what have you got to lose?
I'll teach you how to sing the blues
and let me take you for a ride

Peddle hatred, peddle lies
Don't look people in the eyes
You won't see what I despise
Let me take you for a ride

Just think of all that money waiting
Oh what fun, so liberating
Don't waste time procrastinating
Let me take you for ride

No more talk of freedom please
I will bring you to your knees
And you will thank me yes indeed
Now let me take you for that ride

Trust me I'm a politician
Trust me, I've nothing to hide
I'm a man who's on a mission
Let me take you for a ride

I know you think that I'm a fraud
But if you want the big reward
It's not too late to get on-board
And I can take you for a ride
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Comments: 51
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Plays: 97
Downloads: 14

Uploaded: Jan 02, 2016 - 09:48:27 AM
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2016 - 09:48:27 AM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 05:14:14 AM
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Comments
hackneybloke said 539 days ago (January 2nd, 2016)
ride
cool intro....hints of BTO.....but i soon got over that.
very catchy chorus.....clever lyrics.
musically very pro
interesting departure around 2.20
excellent job....nostalgic 70s vibe


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hackneybloke said 539 days ago (January 2nd, 2016)
keywords
dave.....seriously....impressive list
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DWL said 539 days ago (January 2nd, 2016)
Thanks Julian!
Much appreciated. Thanks for the listen and comments.

An on-line thesaurus can be your friend ;-)

Cheers

Dick



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hackneybloke said 539 days ago (January 2nd, 2016)
oops
i just spent four hours in car from hereford to london with my mate dave.
sorry dick :)
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Char said 539 days ago (January 2nd, 2016)
Excellent lyrics.
Love your stuff, Dick. Thanks.
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DWL said 539 days ago (January 3rd, 2016)
Much appreciated Char
thanks for the listen :-)

Cheers

Dick
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gadzooks said 539 days ago (January 2nd, 2016)
Let me take you for a ride
Great performance ... the start felt like I was in a small pub hearing a live acoustic vocal performance ... until the band kicked in. Love the fat crunchy guitar ... great chorus and at the 2:15 mark and the ending that trips out instrumentally... Loved it!
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DWL said 538 days ago (January 3rd, 2016)
Thanks Stan
I really appreciate those comments :)

Cheers

Dick
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Narad said 539 days ago (January 2nd, 2016)
Let me take you for a ride
Excellent take and ride !
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DWL said 538 days ago (January 3rd, 2016)
I'm pleased you came along Harald
Thanks for the listen and comment.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 539 days ago (January 2nd, 2016)
take you for a ride
cool one dick.
you're channeling your kinks mojo here. the mix/mastering is very impressive!
has been a crazy, dumbed down year for politics... only to get worse i'm sure.
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DWL said 538 days ago (January 3rd, 2016)
One thing is certain Vic
Some things don't change. Next year's politicians, and the year after and the year after and the .... will probably all be the same.

Thanks for stopping by Vic!

Cheers

Dick
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Skean said 537 days ago (January 4th, 2016)
Maze.Runner.The.Scorch
I dig the ride so I take a copy, cheers.
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DWL said 536 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
Thank you!
You are welcome :-) Thanks for making the stop. Enjoy the ride.

Cheers

Dick
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apb said 537 days ago (January 4th, 2016)
Awesome
I loved this.. one of your best. I hear a darn good tune with just the right sprinkles of folk, rock and country. Fine arrangement too.
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DWL said 536 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
Folk, rock and country?
That suits me.

Thanks for the listen and comment Alan.

Cheers

Dick
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KCsGROOVE said 537 days ago (January 4th, 2016)
politicians
well, I never ever trust any politician :-)
cool lyrics, cool song
really dig the guitarwork
cool break at 2.20 and ending
good one!
KC

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DWL said 536 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
A wise man
I'm sure there are some honest ones ........

Thanks Cees, I'm pleased you enjoyed the song and the guitars :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 537 days ago (January 4th, 2016)
Let me take you for a ride
I think that anyone who wants to be a politician shouldn't be allowed to be one. In this country, we've just had to dump two from the cabinet and another one should go. Anyway, back to your song - I like the lyrics and the way you develop the instrumentation. Good one, Dick!
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DWL said 536 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
Very true Philip!
We have many MPs who would probably be better off in secure accommodation.

Thanks for the listen and comments!

Cheers

Dick
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alley-oop said 536 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
acoustic groove
Hey really smooth track, vocals are solid and flow great. Anarchy...oh, yea
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DWL said 536 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
Anarchy - if only....
Thanks for the listen and comments, I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 536 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
Three rhymes for the price of one
In the United States many people are so fed up with deceitful politicians that they are willing to elect new ones with no experience whatsoever .. which suggests there's room for further backsliding : )

Triplets are tricky. Nice writing here.
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DWL said 536 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
A bargain eh?
Thanks Warren.

I think it's the same the world over. We complain and we know they lie to us but still they get away with it.

Come the revolution.

Thanks for the comments!

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 535 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
You're a little bit
sceptical aren't you? Can't think why!
Great to hear another song from you - enjoyed - sounds great.
Cheers
Len


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DWL said 534 days ago (January 7th, 2016)
Sceptical?
Surely not :-)

Thanks Len! See you soon.

Cheers

Dick
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jiguma said 535 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
A universal theme Dick
Ray Davies nods abound. Instrumentation, production and vocal all good, and the lyrics certainly work here as well.
An easy target for sure, but just asking for it imho!
A catchy post.
Cheers for 2016,
Neil
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DWL said 534 days ago (January 7th, 2016)
Unfortunately universal Neil
I'm always happy with a Ray Davies comparison.

Thanks for the listen and comment.

Cheers

Dick
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racerat said 535 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
yowza
I love how this thing opens up and gets huge in a hurry. Great power and kick. You have a wonderful voice - pitch perfect. Fun lyrics - apropos in this political circus year here in the States. I like the David Lynch-ian lead guitar.
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DWL said 533 days ago (January 8th, 2016)
Thanks Mr R!
I've never thought much of my voice but ....

They're the same the world over. Always have been, always will be.

I'm pleased you enjoyed it and that the guitar worked.

Cheers

Dick

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Daugrin said 534 days ago (January 7th, 2016)
Truth being told...
Well done all around, appreciate ya'll stepping up the criticism... the children will hear.

Daug
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DWL said 533 days ago (January 8th, 2016)
Crticism is good
but more important is getting folks to listen

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.

Cheers

Dick
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egobandit said 534 days ago (January 8th, 2016)
trust me
they always take you for a ride, like when it kicks in , always like your singing like the break down with the tom toms another cool one!
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DWL said 533 days ago (January 8th, 2016)
Trust has to be earnt
and politicians never do earn it.

Thanks for the listen and comment!

Cheers

Dick


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scottghorwath said 533 days ago (January 8th, 2016)
billionaire
Western hemispheric Politics are involved indeed -
fantastic mix and vocals - sixteen is going to be a Lucky number

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DWL said 532 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
Thanks Scott!
I'm not sure it's only the west ....

I too hope 16 is lucky.

Cheers

Dick

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woofer3 said 527 days ago (January 15th, 2016)
Let me take you for a ride
Very nice track, clear vocal line and very catchy hook.Good instrument balance too.
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DWL said 519 days ago (January 22nd, 2016)
Thanks John!
Much appreciated, thanks for the listen.

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 523 days ago (January 18th, 2016)
Let me take you for a ride
Been AWOL, Dick. Sorry. Politicians are only easy targets because so many of them are such self-serving, two-faced, power hungry #@$%$s. Many will do and say anything to try and stay in power. Cool song. Universal sentiment. Like the solo beginning and then the crunch when the band comes in. Thanks.
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DWL said 519 days ago (January 22nd, 2016)
AWOL, happens to all of us!
Thanks for making the time to listen and comment Peter.

Yes they are easy targets. It's a bit like shooting fish in a barrel (not that I've ever shot anything in my life!) but do I feel guilty? Not on your life.

Cheers

Dick
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VicDiesel said 517 days ago (January 25th, 2016)
Trust Dick Langford
.... to come up with a quite listenable song.

Nice buildup from that single acoustic.
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DWL said 515 days ago (January 27th, 2016)
Thanks Vic
I'm pleased you enjoyed it :-)

Cheers

Dick


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Doug Somers said 490 days ago (February 20th, 2016)
Timely Song
In this era of threatened deportations, expensing home maintenance and generally bold faced lying you've hit the mark with this rocker. There was an interesting piece in the Guardian not long ago about why people are such suckers for the stories elected officials spin. You capture it all well here and as usual your vocals and backing don't let the message of the spot-on lyrics down in the least. Thanks for the download Dick and keep well.
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DWL said 481 days ago (February 29th, 2016)
Thanks for stopping by Doug
It's a universal story unfortunately. It probably started in the stone age....

Your comments are much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick

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stevel said 490 days ago (February 20th, 2016)
A nice slice of Porkie pies
Good song Dick….nice folk rocking arrangement. Guitar lines sound a bit Floydy (Pink not Keith) in places. Also it is always good to have a go at those lying bastard politicians….
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DWL said 481 days ago (February 29th, 2016)
Funnily enough
I did the middle riff some while ago and I thought it was so like Floyd that I'd ripped it off. Tim and Charles (the Floyd experts) reckoned no. I didn't use it then but no point in letting a riff go to waste is there?

Thanks for the listen and comment

Cheers

Dick
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J.A.Stewart said 487 days ago (February 23rd, 2016)
Riding The Merry-Go-Round...

... From Hell. How long must we endure the self-serving jackals who have made such a mess of things?

Much like Pavlovian conditioning, politicians have learned how to push the hot-button issues that divide the rest of us.

Thanks for keeping up the good fight, Dick. Perhaps the day is coming when ALL of us will finally catch on — and get off this crazy ride. ;)

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DWL said 481 days ago (February 29th, 2016)
How long indeed?
Unfortunately I can't see it ever changing.

Thanks for the listen and your thoughts Joe.

Cheers

Dick
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Monkaton said 464 days ago (March 17th, 2016)
Excellent!
You never get jipped listening to Dick's music. Great production, playing, and mix.

Always a pleasure to listen to your music, especially as we try to further ruin the world with the Trump Monster over here in duh States.
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DWL said 454 days ago (March 27th, 2016)
Thanks Tim
I'm pleased you enjoyed it!

I really worry about the future with kind of politicians that are emerging and, worst of all, getting support.

Cheers

Dick
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Hickling_Stan said 460 days ago (March 21st, 2016)
Biting and cutting
hey Dick good to be back and hear a new song from you. If only songs like this could get airplay. It should have been played over the closing credits of Newsnight straight after Osbourne's budget!!! Much enjoyed
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