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Home in Colorado (with the band)

Finally, the finishing touches seem to be put on this three-year-old song thanks to some very talented people.

The band is:
Liam (age 13 at the time of recording) on drums
A Girl Named Sam (she’s no kid!) with the backing vocals
Genevieve (currently 15) with arrangement
Myself singing and playing all the guitars

My answer to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” (with a little theft from Robert Frost). I wish he was around to hear it (well, I wish John was still around… Robert would be rather old by now).

Home in Colorado

The first time I dropped my lowest string
Was for Rocky Mountain High
Last night I caught a flight
To see the fire in the sky
Where John found twenty-seven
Now I’m turning thirty-five
Standing here this close to heaven
Damn it’s good to be alive
So good to be alive

Felt like he’d been saying
Well it was about time for me to go
And after fifteen years of playing
It sure feels like home in Colorado

What you might find out in the Aspen
You could never know
There are secrets whispered
You can’t hear down below
Let the blue skies wash away
Your promises to keep
Let the (Big) Thompson’s river water
Gently roll you off to sleep
Yeah roll you off to sleep

Felt like he’d been saying
Well it was about time for me to go
And after fifteen years of playing
It sure feels like home in Colorado

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Guest said

I like this one. Simple but well crafted. Nice riff adds interest. Good vocals too.

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Tharek Ali Mokbul said

To Sum the Album up…. Majestic, Worldly and Wise. You must really Love life my friend!

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Tharek Ali Mokbul said

I knew I heard this before! Great to come back to it! What a Great Listen this Album has been! I was Gonna crack open some Wine, but got into the music instead! Lol! Awesome mr Landry… Awesome!

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BraedenVMusic said

lovin it man has a great tune to it you should keep that steady beet threw the whole song see what it sounds like

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Johnny Stone said

Nice one mate excellent.

Dave Berry's avatar
Dave Berry said

Great song, fantastic.

Guest said

Super all round sound. Great song you got there and your own band now. Wahhoo!

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Movement To Contact said

Good mix, vocals are good, and like the “chunky” guitar and drums. All around good one.

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Keith Landry said

If you would like to hear the voice of one of my vocally talented students, though, come on over and listen to “Take Me North” with Ashley… Now that kid is going to be some singer!

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Rick Phillips said

Ah, thanks for the clarification……still good!!

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Keith Landry said

Just to clarify, the drummer is a thirteen year old kid, the person who helped with much of the arrangement is a fifteen year old kid, and the vocals are done by A Girl Named Sam (NOT a kid, but a wonderfully talented fellow RPM’er singer/songwriter here on alonetone.

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Rick Phillips said

That is some harmony for a 15 year old! Love the tune!

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vaisvil said

Sam sounds like one of the Indigo Girls :-) Very nice song everyone!

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Tharek Ali Mokbul said

Oh Man! That vocal is superb! And The Female vox fits in perfect! Great mix, and blend of intruments! I agree! This one is Eternal! A Superb Song! Faved!

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Wildgeas Music said

That’s a dandy. Charming tune.

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kirklynch said

Nice one man!

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kavin. said

Great song, great duet. I just got back from there and this sure hit the spot!

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