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Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
on: December 10, 2017, 23:06:50
Here is a travel song that I just finished called "Almost There".  I am entering it in the Travel Song competition.  We used to take family vacations to Lake Erie and I remember the excitement of coming over the last hill and there was that gigantic blue lake spread out forever into the distance. - Tom

 https://soundcloud.com/tom-paul-2/almost-there

Almost there

We’re carrying our load
Along this winding road
Through sleepy little towns
Cornfields turning brown
We’re almost there

We’ve crested the last rise
Where Lake Erie meets the sky
From Pennsylvania hills
We’ve already paid the bill
We’re almost there

I have wrestled all these years
With so many needless fears
An Angel came last night
She said,  everything will turn out right
She was always there for me

It’s been a winding trip
We kept a steady clip
Returning to the feast
Voices on the breeze

We’ve crested the last rise
Blue water meets the sky
We’re heading north and east
All the pressure’s been released
We’re almost there
Tom Paul   - Writer, Singer, Guitarist, and Home Studio cat.


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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 11:05:46
Definitely a great travel song. This tune moves down the road perfectly in all of its changes.

Great playing (love the slide work), singing and production here with a catchy hook chorus.....even some harmonica. Love it!

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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 11:35:42
This is another good entry for the travel competition @tompaul
I particularly like the use of the flute in this track, it works for this type of song and some nice guitar chops and harmonica too.

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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 11:49:10
Great entry for the travel song comp @tompaul  ::Note:: The music itself sounds like it's traveling  ;D A really catchy melody and the lyrics have a nostalgic vibe ::thumb::
The vocals are excellent but the harmonies are the highlight for me  ::heart:: Love the backing track as well  ::Suzy::


Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 13:39:36
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 16:24:49 by Goatie »
Very nice song, I love the pan flute, if it's one?  ::OSMAN:: ::headphone::

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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 19:53:27
@tompaul  Good song, I like the little changes in tempo and also the flute in  a country song gets me thinking Marshal Tucker. Well Done!

Vince

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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #6 on: December 14, 2017, 23:34:55
Here, here @tompaul , good show! Cool song! Nice change up in the bridge; going to the half time feel was pretty sweet.

I love Lake Erie as well!
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 01:40:02
Thank you for the kind words.  The half time feel was the drummer's idea...he asked me if I wanted a half time feel and I told him I didn't know what that was.  Life is great when you work with people that teach you things...the folks I work with are WAY better musicians than me.

Tom


Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 02:06:49
You know @tompaul at this point at least two entries to the travel competition are about Pennsylvania! Your's about Eerie and mine about Pittsburgh.  :)  :D
What are the chances?
It's too bad @Mr Sydney isn't entered. I bet he could do one about Pennsylvania as well!!!!  :)


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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 14:44:47
You know @tompaul at this point at least two entries to the travel competition are about Pennsylvania! Your's about Eerie and mine about Pittsburgh.  :)  :D
What are the chances?

My own travel song entry took place on the other side of the state around Trenton, New Jersey.  :)


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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 17:49:11
hi @tompaul , that is as travel as a travel song can be  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::, great entry for the the rework and / or travel song competition

sounds good  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: and that flute is very nice
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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 20:04:46
Gets to the heart of the "travel" competition - really moves along and tells a story along the way @tompaul . Are we there yet?
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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 21:51:29
Almost!


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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 21:55:27
You know @tompaul at this point at least two entries to the travel competition are about Pennsylvania! Your's about Eerie and mine about Pittsburgh.  :)  :D


I live just south of Pittsburgh.  Someone told me that this is the only city where it is normal for people to wear their football teams' colors to church or a job interview.  Go Steelers!


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Re: Travel Song // Almost There by Tom Paul
Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 00:27:54
@tompaul !! That sounds great to me! I love the instrumental (and use of that flute!) and your 
singing and backvocals are a pleasure to listen to..
Definately a travel song, with a nice country vibe. Production sounds awesome to me. I enjoyed listening!!
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