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Take a Moment

Robert James

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The third candidate for the May entry in RPM’s Record Every Month challenge. I think I’m going to submit one of the other ones. This song is okay, and I like the chorus a lot, I just don’t think I quite pulled it off. I wrote the melody first and sometimes when I try to do that I throw my whole world out of whack. I think that happened here.

I’ve been using AirPod Pros for mixing over the last week or two and it shows. The bass is off all over the place. Those little suckers just don’t fit my head very well. I keep jamming them deeper into my ears to improve the bass response and after a while it kinda hurts. Maybe I’ll go back to my Bose headphones next month.

All of the guitar parts are my Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s into my Vox AC15. The pedal on the rhythm is a Wampler Plexi Drive Mini. I like that pedal, I’m just having a hard time getting it to play well with others. I think I need to run it at 18 volts instead of nine, and use an amp with more than 15 watts of headroom. The lead parts used a Crybaby wah into a Ryra the Klone into a Malaise Forever Black Lives Matter.

I can tell by the way that you look at me
Not good this time
I can see by the way that you scowl like that
bad times ahead

take a minute and think it through
you can tell by the way that I’m confronting you
take a moment to catch your breath
you can sense my feelings know what you have to do

its a feeling I get when you come around
go run and hide
there’s a change in the air when I see you there
I died inside

cheap attack
in the black
take it back
through the crack
no escape
no mistake
lucky break
on the take

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