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Normally playing in 7/8 time comes naturally to me. I think I might have been born missing an eighth note (get it? Hardy har har). On this one though, I wrote the bass part first and the chorus seemed simple enough. Playing the rhythm guitars though was a challenge. The rhythmic pattern threw me off quite a bit. I got the vocal part pretty easily but that surprised me a little. I thought it was going to be tough. The lead guitar though… that’s when it fell apart. I had a ton of trouble soloing over that pattern. As a result, this is the rare (possibly unique) case where everything about this song works for me except the leads. Normally the leads are the most fun. Not here though. I’m seriously disappointed in my playing. Outside of the leads, I really dig the chorus here. The rest of the song is okay too, but the chorus should be a highlight and thanks to the solos it’s not.

Yeah, I’m my own worst critic and all, but blah blah blah I’m mad at myself.

The rhythm guitar is a Gibson ES-335 Pro. The lead is a Gibson SG Standard. All tracks used a Ryra the Klone into a Chicago Stompworks Blooze Maker through both a Fender Bassbreaker 15 and a Vox AC15.

verse 1 & 3
what if I could tell you something
what if I could make you see
what if I could teach you one thing
what if I could set you free

Verse 2
keep in mind that he’s a liar
never spoke a word of truth
now you want to lift him higher
strike the match and light the fuse

Give away
there’s no way

we had our say
now go way