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MITM 2 (with Steve Booth)


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PeterB7858

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Last year I posted a song called Holiday In San Francisco written by Steve Booth, my postman. The back story to how we came to be recording together can be read there.

Anyway, we have been catching up sporadically for a jam this year and finally got round to recording together again.

This post is a "band" arrangement of the last song I wrote and posted, Man In The Mirror, with Steve contributing lap steel, bass and drums.

I do the vocals, acoustic guitar, organ and mix/master.

The lap steel, which Steve built, suits this style of song admirably and Steve did a great job with it.

See what you think.

Kind regards,

Peter
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Lyrics
Man In The Mirror - Peter Bowen (October 2014)

[C] [G] [F] [C]

It's [C] late in the evening and I'm [G] staring at the mirror and this [F] guy is looking back at [C] me
He'd be [F] looking pretty sharp if you could [C] render out the red-eye and [G] airbrush in some dignity
He [F] still wears a frown from his [C] night on the town with its [Em] unfulfilled [F] fantasies [Fmaj7]
[C] Ain’t no need saying, that [G] man in the mirror is [C] me

In the [C] deepening twilight he [G] lowered his drawbridge and went [F] looking for love in the [C] night
From [F] night club to barroom he [C] laid down his patter to any [G] girl who didn’t take flight
Despite [F] splashing his hard earned on [C] whiskey and women, [Em] seems things didn’t turn out too [F] right [Fmaj7]
That [C] man in the mirror is [G] looking a little up[C]tight

You can [F] play fast and loose with your [C] image
But a [Em] mirror will tell you no [F] lies [Fmaj7]
In the [C] cold light of dawn, face [G] haggard and drawn,
It works [F] best if you just close your [C] eyes…

Lead over Verse

You can [F] play fast and loose with your [C] image
But a [Em] mirror will tell you no [F] lies [Fmaj7]
In the [C] cold light of dawn, face [G] haggard and drawn,
It works [F] best if you just close your [C] eyes…
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Uploaded: Oct 12, 2016 - 12:47:34 AM
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016 - 12:48:46 AM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 04:24:35 PM
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Philip18 said 375 days ago (October 12th, 2016)
Man In The Mirror
I like the way you develop this. The harmonies are good and the slide does fit well with the mood of the song. Build his own slide? Talented man, your postie. Sad song, sweetly performed.
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PeterB7858 said 374 days ago (October 13th, 2016)
Thanks
Thanks, Philip. Steve did a great job. Pity Macjams has less chance of staying the race than Donald Trump these days... Talk soon.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
Skean said 373 days ago (October 14th, 2016)
Mitm
Sad but great performed of you guys, bravo.
Thanks for sharing, cheers.

And take care,
Kenta
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PeterB7858 said 372 days ago (October 16th, 2016)
Thanks
Thanks for the generous comments and support, Kenta. Take care.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
Vic Holman said 371 days ago (October 16th, 2016)
MITM 2
i like how the song builds. a nice easy does it approach that gives plenty of room for everything to sit well.
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PeterB7858 said 365 days ago (October 22nd, 2016)
Yeah
Thanks, Vic. Yeah, I like how it develops. Steve did a fine job filling the song out. Thanks.
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Narad said 370 days ago (October 17th, 2016)
Man in the mirror
Beautifully introspective track ! Bravo ! :)
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PeterB7858 said 365 days ago (October 22nd, 2016)
Thanks
Thanks, Harald. I'm glad you liked the song. Steve's lap-steel worked in perfectly. Take care.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
richard13 said 368 days ago (October 19th, 2016)
hauntingly beautiful Peter
You and your postie work well together. Your vocals (as usual) are warm and sincere and the harmonies (yours?) are delicious. The lyrics are too meaningful containing superb touches of poetry. The lap steel is perfect. Very well done, both of you.
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PeterB7858 said 365 days ago (October 23rd, 2016)
Synergy
Thanks, Richard. Yeah, Steve and I have some synergy, for sure. Glad you liked the song. The harmonies are mine but tricked up a bit. Glad you thought the lyrics were okay. I am quite proud of them. Take care.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
jiguma said 365 days ago (October 23rd, 2016)
Rusty and dusty
Those harmonies are so much like the guys (Joe and Peter) used to do in the Rusty Dusty Brothers Peter. Great job all 'round - love the lap steel Steve.
Very cool bit of country.
Cheers,
Neil
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PeterB7858 said 364 days ago (October 24th, 2016)
Cartoon show :-)
Thanks, Neil. Yeah, I think the lap steel works a treat, too. Steve did a fine job filling out the song. Rusty and dusty - sounds like a cartoon show :-) Take care, my friend.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
tempie said 353 days ago (November 3rd, 2016)
i love that first line
great 70's adult contemporary type melody and guitar work - I call this 'sunday morning music' - one of my favorite genres. Such a really well done tune. thanks for the dl.
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PeterB7858 said 344 days ago (November 12th, 2016)
Late
Thanks, Craig. Sorry for being so late replying. I appreciate the kudos re the lyrics. I will get to your latest songs later in the week. Take care.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
Doug Somers said 353 days ago (November 3rd, 2016)
Mirror
A wonderful rendition Peter. The vocal is spot on, the harmonies hit the mark and the lap steel guitar is perfect for this kind of song.

I came from your original version just now and it's interesting the different mood that I get from each rendition. They are both effective and both very polished. Very nicely done!

This band should be kept together!
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PeterB7858 said 344 days ago (November 12th, 2016)
Different feel
Thanks, again. Doug. Steve really helped add a different feel to the song. Take care.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
Hickling_Stan said 332 days ago (November 24th, 2016)
Great song
really enjoyed the lyrics, the harmoies and the whole sentiment of this song. A class work!!!
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PeterB7858 said 331 days ago (November 25th, 2016)
Not sure why...
Thanks, Mark. Thanks for the kudos re the lyrics. They seemed to flow pretty readily. Not sure why... :-) Take care.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
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