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This is an old song of mine, recorded back in October 2006. It was posted up here once before on my previous profile. Due to the technical limitations of it, both musically and production oriented, I had intended not to post it again. However, a person for whom this song is very special has asked me to put it up again so I'm honouring that request.
Recorded on Garageband, using a horrible iMic USB interface, my acoustic-electric plugged directly into it, this has lots of hum, and lots of poor playing. That said I've always had a soft spot for it as it was my first attempt to write some lyrics outside of the usual love/loss genre.
Another indication of how early in my recording career this is, is the use of strings and piano. I don't really bother with keyboards anymore as I rarely manage to get them to sound right. There are no drums either stemming primarily from my lack timing control at the time - I could never play in time to the drum lops I wanted to use!
So there you have it, a curio, call it a "lost recording" if you like.
I'm sure someone will enjoy it!
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She catches her man in her scope
For him there is no hope
In the desert late at night
Camel spiders are starting to bite

She never questions her role
She never questions anything at all
To her lover on a satellite phone
A million miles away safe at home

I saw her on my TV screen...

I saw her on the Six O'Clock News
She looked so pretty in her fatigues
She's standing in the empty street
I worry about her, but I don't know her

She must have a mom and dad
She must have brothers and sisters
The army girl is far away
From all she holds dear

I saw her on my TV screen...

She never questions her role
She never questions anything at all
In the desert late at night
She dreams of home and her mom's apple pie

I saw her on my TV screen
She looked like an angel, carrying a gun
I wonder why they sent her, to kill a man
Who looks like the guy who works in the corner store

I saw her on my TV screen...

She never questions her role
She never questions, 'til she gets home
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Uploaded: Mar 05, 2009 - 05:02:52 AM
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2009 - 05:02:52 AM Last Played: Feb 10, 2019 - 10:12:10 PM
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Encore Electro Acoustic, iMic USB, iMac G4 800mhz ,Yoga dynamic mic
Garageband 3
awigze said 3732 days ago (March 5th, 2009)
Desert Song
I always love tribute sounds
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tempie said 3732 days ago (March 5th, 2009)
camel spiders
hey dude it's interesting to hear an old song of yours - seems your new stuff has come right back around - from a melody standpoint I mean - this sounds like your more recent tunes. I like the strings too, I think they're well done. Entire tune is really nice and one of my Paddy favs. DL'd.
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Bob Rodgers said 3731 days ago (March 6th, 2009)
enjoyed this Paddy and it's good to hear your 'lost recording' I love the strings when they come in, a lovely song with great lyrics and vocals.
Very much enjoyed!


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davisamerica said 3731 days ago (March 6th, 2009)
right then
nice tune
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Richard_Schletty said 3721 days ago (March 16th, 2009)
Interesting role reversal. Really makes you think. So-called peacekeeping and powerbrokering seem to be necessary evils, but look what they've done to our women (never mind the men)! A woman not questioning her role -- is that an abandonment of the mother instinct? Or is it patriotism? If neither men nor women can nurture right relationships without the use of a gun, who is left -- our children? Oh, but horror of horrors, even children are conscripted into military madness. Who will rise above the system to render voluntary service to highest principles? Is love only for our own kindred spirits? If war is hell, we are the devil stoking the flames that consume our humanity.

You have here an extremely empathic song. Bravo.
Rebsie said 3711 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Powerful stuff
The heartfelt feelings behind the song more than compensate for any technical limitations. Keep on doing what you do.
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einstien said 3690 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
most enjoyable listen!
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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