new song > You’re The One

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up next is a song with some difficulties inherent on multiple levels…let me start from the beginning… a few months ago I ordered this Rogue combo pack on a whim, got it – tuned the guitar to open G, grabbed a glass slide, and slid into this song almost on the first few strums. I began writing the song published here today and was well on my way with some issues around the chord progression, but hey, I always have issues so I just slogged on. At this time we were going to Holland for vacation, and I was asked to bring a Reso Phonic over, which I didnatlguit (pictured left after they sorted out the +/-$3,000.00 payment). In Holland I worked with Dennis while he was enjoying his new guitar – and he kindly laid down the slide guitar parts, and offered some chordal ideas…unfortunately I recorded everything on an ipad – which has lots of inherent compression (if I can bypass the compression I haven’t yet figured out how), but at least we were able to finish up the guitar, and a skeletal rhythm direction (thank you garage band), and upon returning home laid down some acoustic drums, bass, synth etc. – I found a kind of live drum sound with lots o’ room ambiance to fit the best, alas with all the compression and reverb, and nasally slide guitar it is a swirl of mixing challenges – but at a certain point I just gotta let it go and say “at the very least it is a demo of the idea – maybe someone somewhere will be blessed and do a better version” …vocally this song is way outside my range – especially considering I am not a singer… I guess it is a kind of gospel blues in a major key, I dunno, the chord progression is somewhat unconventional I’m told… the title – too – is a bit of a challenge since I was calling this OMKAP (on my knees and pray) the entire time while working on it – but really the song is about the Lord – and how He gives me life and hope, and I kinda scream my guts out saying so… hence the final title, may it put a smile on your face. You’re The One

on my knees and pray
good Lord please take my sins away
I’ve been so bad
I’ve broken everything I ever had

Lord Your good so good to me
I wanna praise You
shine light for all to see
You’re The One to give me hope

na na na na
na na na na na (2x)

on my knees and pray
good Lord just took my sins away
I am so glad
Holy Ghost fillin me up just like He said

Lord your good so good to me
I wanna praise you
shine light for all to see
Your The One to give me hope

solo

na na na na
na na na na na (2x)

Lord Your good so good to me
I wanna praise You
shine light for all to see
You’re The One to give me hope

3 Responses to “new song > You’re The One”

  1. richaNo Gravatar says:

    AWESOME! I get the pumping compression issues but it still works. Nice 1.

  2. DCusaNo Gravatar says:

    Post solo drum fill very Phil Collins-esque! This is in your basement?

  3. drhillNo Gravatar says:

    thanks yes in b works

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