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kve



Crozet, VA

I'm "Branded"-- my stars are ripped away
Nov 22nd, 2010 06:01 AM        

Almost time for Christmas tunes. This one needs one more re-write and re-record (at the minimum), so feel free to offer suggestions.<br /> <br /> ********************************************<br /> Red Fire Truck<br /> (c) Emmrich 2010<br /> <br /> Back long ago,<br /> I remember a Christmas season<br /> my dad always saying that<br /> things happen for a reason<br /> <br /> one year I prayed and hoped,<br /> besides a GI Joe,<br /> I would get my heart's desire in that toy store window<br /> <br /> I said "God, I know you're near <br /> please tell Santa I was good this year, <br /> and can you ask him for me please...<br /> <br /> (chorus)<br /> bring me that red fire truck<br /> with the dalmatian and bells<br /> and ladders and a siren<br /> and you'll never hear me crying<br /> if you do this for me<br /> you'll have no regrets<br /> cause I'll never ask for anything else<br /> <br /> (verse)<br /> Dad got laid off in November<br /> tough to pay bills in December<br /> mama cried, Dad said, donât worry, itâs time for gifts<br /> went to joe's last chance junkyard<br /> scrounged for wheels and truck parts <br /> we spent the week fixing,<br /> painting, making it look sleek<br /> <br /> (lift)<br /> As I sanded, my daddy hummed <br /> His favorite Christmas tune <br /> while in my mind the words went<br /> <br /> (chorus again)<br /> <br /> (bridge/lift) <br /> although I knew what was coming<br /> I still ran down to unwrap<br /> I swear it was my best Christmas ever<br /> <br /> now 30 years later, my sonâs request<br /> brought back that memory. <br /> I guess I could just buy it,<br /> but my son deserves a better gift from me<br /> <br /> You see, he asked me please: <br /> <br /> (chorus again and tag)<br /> <br /> Kevin: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar<br /> BIAB: drums, bass, acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonica



fendrguitplayr

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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
Dec 5th, 2010 04:23 PM        

You've got a great creative knack for writing these storyline themed songs, Kevin!<br /> <br /> If this was Urban, Paisley, Garth or similiar, this would be a country hit song. Nice work!!



kve



Crozet, VA

I'm "Branded"-- my stars are ripped away
Dec 14th, 2010 04:08 AM        

Mike,<br /> <br /> Thanks for the listen. I placed a slightly updated version up -- but I really shouldn't edit vocals at 5:30 in the morning!<br /> <br /> Kevin



fendrguitplayr

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Greater Boston

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Dec 18th, 2010 08:00 AM        

It sounds good, Kevin.<br /> <br /> Just a suggestion, maybe harmony on the chorus?



kve



Crozet, VA

I'm "Branded"-- my stars are ripped away
Dec 7th, 2012 08:04 PM        

Bringing it back for Christmas 2012. Warning, I am experimenting with the L3 MM limiter, so it seems loud to me. The vocal crackles are not clipping, but I do need to re-do those vocals one day.



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