• Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
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Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
on: March 12, 2022, 21:48:46
This tune came from the promptwriting it's not a challenge board - see
https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/songwriting-ingredients/26/prompt-writing-2021-and-2022-its-not-a-challenge/7279/


https://soundcloud.com/oorlab/lift-your-eyes-to-the-hills

Lift your eyes to the hills

D               A
You got married in Reno, Nevada
G         Bm
On a hot August Day
D            A   
But a war came and went,
      G         D
and your love was torn away

chorus a
C
Finally free in Washoe county
Bm               G   A
from the Silver mine a dry wind blows,
C             
When I travel through Nevada
Bm               Am
I will lift my eyes     to your hills,
chorus b
G         A         F#m
God knows Maree, you’re   free

D                  A
The soldier you pledged your life to
G               Bm
you kissed goodbye on the trail
D                  A
he had to march a madman’s mission
G               Bm
no chance to make it alive

chorus a+ b

3rd verse
The thunder that keeps on rolling
across this desert land
  watching and listening  from the cliffs above
trying to see if I can understand

Chorus a a b
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Re: Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
Reply #1 on: March 13, 2022, 11:48:08

Hola @oorlab

It's the first song I listen to today and I liked it a lot, everything is compensated, balanced, the mix and the voice and the story. It has been a very pleasant listening. I've never heard you sing in this style, I think

Stay well

Mora
I did not know that to live I had to die so many times
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Re: Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
Reply #2 on: March 16, 2022, 22:48:12
What a nice charming song. I especially liked all the “God knows Marie your free…s”. Nice work!😄🎶👊🏻🎶


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Re: Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
Reply #3 on: March 19, 2022, 16:39:48
My original post must have been dumped alongside the electronic footpath.
Well anyway, a challenging prompt I thought it was. And you managed to make something light hearted of it. Chapeau!
Very well done. And also a bit different from your usual clearly recorded telling/singing.
I like this a lot.

@Bill ’s question about the gallery still being in use is relevant for me as well. Perhaps he got a PM or something like that but if not, can you tell is both please? I make use of this facility for my photos too.
But if you want, I can ask @Mar T. ……..

Love this contribution of yours.
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
Reply #4 on: March 19, 2022, 16:58:13
No I haven't gotten a response yet @LePlongeur

Any word @oorlab  ? 
I'm Bill and I'm just a normal guy.


Re: Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
Reply #5 on: March 19, 2022, 19:37:07
Words music and arrangement all perfectly suited to the prompt @oorlab

That chord progression is a bit of Americana appropriate to the place and time of the Story told.

You did some research based on the post .... the lyrics and delivery are convincingly written by “someone from there.”

Most impressive  :praise: ::thumb::


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Re: Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
Reply #6 on: March 19, 2022, 21:11:19
Thanks for the comments @Mora Amaro La Loba  @1roomstudio  @LostBoy

@Bill @LePlongeur  - will PM you about the gallery


Re: Lift your eyes the hills - Prompwriting
Reply #7 on: March 25, 2022, 08:52:12
Hello @oorlab,   love to hear songs that reference geographical places and therefore, this is most appealing.  Your song is well balanced, rising and falling melodically to add interest .  The instrumentation is very appealing. 

Best wishes

Paul



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