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So some lyrics came into my head, thinking to back this up with a traditional country groove, around 60-65 bpm, chorus in C, walking bass line with some ghost notes, guitars, pedal steel, of course some piano groove. The lyrics are quite profound and uplifting

 

[font:Georgia]That dog ain't good for much

He got fleas and ticks and such

That dog ain't good for much, but he's good enough for me

 

That truck ain't good for much

It's got rust and dents and such

That truck ain't good for much, but it's good enough for me

 

That girl ain't good for much

She can't cook or clean and such

That girl ain't good for much, but she's good enough for me

 

This song ain't good for much

It don't rock 'n roll and such

This song ain't good for much, but it's good enough for me

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Postscript: I showed these lyrics to my wife. She told me not to quit my day job to write country songs, or any other songs for that matter

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Isn't it "gots"? :laugh:

 

It's a fine song, not a hit maybe but then again...

 

Fresno boy here though, I love country. Made a few bucks twangin' a Tele to Willie, Buck and Merle.

 

Always wanted to do a Ray Stevens tribute band but so not PC now!!!!

It took a chunk of my life to get here and I am still not sure where "here" is.
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A few years back, I had a short-lived collaboration with a male pop songwriter (and aspiring artist in the vein of Josh Groban and other adult-contemporary male vocalists). Nice guy, but weren't a great fit, since even at my most chill and refined I still kind of sound like Leon Russell...

 

That said, our greatest success was our idea for a country song, "Broke My Heart (With a Frying Pan)." I'm convinced that if we had ever written more than a chorus melody and the hook, we would have had a smash on our hands.

 

If anyone else wants to take up the cause, be my guest. Just give me and Tyler Done a cut of the royalties. :wink:

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I like it!

 

I'm guessing your wife was onboard right up to the third verse.

 

Oh, and you need a bridge.

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Truck: check

Dog: check

Girl: check

 

Still needed:

Jeans (blue)

4th July

Guitar (old)

 

How many verses have you got?

 

Cheers, Mike.

I like it!

 

I'm guessing your wife was onboard right up to the third verse.

 

Oh, and you need a bridge.

 

Gonna kill two birds with one stone here.

 

Write a bridge where y'all drunk. Perfect.

It took a chunk of my life to get here and I am still not sure where "here" is.
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Truck: check

Dog: check

Girl: check

 

Still needed:

Jeans (blue)

4th July

Guitar (old)

 

How many verses have you got?

 

Cheers, Mike.

 

Also need:

Mama

Prison

And getting drunk!!!

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So some lyrics came into my head, thinking to back this up with a traditional country groove, around 60-65 bpm, chorus in C, walking bass line with some ghost notes, guitars, pedal steel, of course some piano groove. The lyrics are quite profound and uplifting

 

[font:Georgia]That dog ain't good for much

He got fleas and ticks and such

That dog ain't good for much, but he's good enough for me

 

That truck ain't good for much

It's got rust and dents and such

That truck ain't good for much, but it's good enough for me

 

That girl ain't good for much

She can't cook or clean and such

That girl ain't good for much, but she's good enough for me

 

This song ain't good for much

It don't rock 'n roll and such

This song ain't good for much, but it's good enough for me

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Postscript: I showed these lyrics to my wife. She told me not to quit my day job to write country songs, or any other songs for that matter

 

 

 

and I am not sure you can ' feel ' the country vibe in Sausalito or if you are in the Marina distract.

 

If you take a drive to east CoCo or San Joaquin , and hang around you will get that 'feel'.

Why fit in, when you were born to stand out ?

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Country songs about trucks and such don't come up much anymore, but here's one that was making a lot of buzz on the Country charts and Country stations last spring:

 

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A note for the casual listener: Country music has changed a lot post Lil Naz X.

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Truck: check

Dog: check

Girl: check

 

Still needed:

Jeans (blue)

4th July

Guitar (old)

 

How many verses have you got?

 

Cheers, Mike.

 

Also need:

Mama

Prison

And getting drunk!!!

... and trains!

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Still needed:

Jeans (blue)

4th July

Guitar (old)

 

[font:Georgia]Them jeans ain't good for much

Fulla holes and zipper's stuck

Them jeans ain't good for much, but they're good enough for me

 

The 4th ain't good for much

Crackers bangin' 'n pops 'n such

The 4th ain't good for much, but it's good enough for me

 

Guitar ain't good for much

Too loud, big ego, no dynamics, baby cryin, stage hog, spoiled brat, needs help all the time..

Guitar ain't good for much, but it's good enough for me

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Good verse on the guitar. I'm in complete sympathy. It will guarantee you warm feelings from the three keyboardists in the audience, while alienating the 97 folks with guitars in their living rooms.

 

But you gotta be positive-sounding about the 4th, even if it's the equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard for you. Go back and try again.

 

Extra points if you say something affirming about fiddles. And maybe guns.

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Extra points if you say something affirming about fiddles. And maybe guns.

 

[font:Georgia]That fiddle ain't good for much

It's all sturm and drang and such*

That fiddle ain't good for much, but its good enough for me**

 

That gun ain't good for much

Shoots crooked and kicks a bunch

That gun ain't good for much, but it's good enough for me

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*awarding myself extra points for slinging this nonsensical bullshit

**this is the affirming line Tom, for all the things that get insulted in this horrible song

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and I am not sure you can ' feel ' the country vibe in Sausalito or if you are in the Marina distract.

 

If you take a drive to east CoCo or San Joaquin , and hang around you will get that 'feel'.

 

You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy

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For the final verse, the dog needs to take the truck and run off, taking the girl with him. The dog sits on a bale of hay to see over the dashboard while driving.

 

(What the dog & girl do in their private time is beyond the scope of this forum...)

 

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For the final verse, the dog needs to take the truck and run off, taking the girl with him. The dog sits on a bale of hay to see over the dashboard while driving.

 

(What the dog & girl do in their private time is beyond the scope of this forum...)

 

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Pretty much says it all...

 

Dang it Marzzz, I thought I had a completely new and unique tune here!

Wha...? You can still record it and make tons of money, it will fit right in!

 

FWIW, my idea of enjoying country music is to watch an old Shania Twain video with the sound off...

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