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When the Mood Takes You

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I came up with a his funky little riff in my head Monday, thought, I'll never be able to work that out on guitar, but had a go...it was just a single not pull-off, hammer-on thing...so I figured out simple chords that seemed to fit: F, Em, Am, G...and a turnaround F Em, D, Am, G, with a few embellishments, minor 7ths, the odd dominant 7th, a sixth here and there.

I also had this phrase in my head: How can you be lost in the light? It's easy to get lost in the dark...but in the light?

Well, Tuesday night, quiet house, means quiet studio, so I put together some funky drum loops and had a go at blasting out that riff on my Telecaster and then attempting to fit some lyrics...they seemed to work, so a bass track on top of that and the obligatory guitar solo...

Mixed it down this morning, but re-recorded the complete vocal and the guitar solo, added a couple of harmonies, generally cleaned it all up, mastered it and labelled it version 2.

Well, you know what I'm like by now, ever the perfectionist, I can hear a few things I need to tweak in this mix. I might even use Melodyne to make those harmonies more harmonious. Watch this space, inevitably version 3, 4, 5...will be along soon-ish...

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When the Mood Takes You

One day, when the mood takes you
You'll run away to search for your dream
In some ways, should the mood take you
You'll chase down the stream heading out to sea

And, some day if the mood makes you
Blind sided, will you still see me?
Just praying the mood not take you away from me, oh no

How can you be so lost in the light?
How can you be so lost in the light?

Then comes that day when the mood takes you
You'll run on home remember your dream
But on that day I'll have gone searching out at sea

Then comes that day when the mood takes you
You'll run on home remember your dream
But on that day well I'll have gone searching out at sea, yeah out to sea

Won't find me as the mood takes you
Lost in the light you will stay
How could the mood ever not take me?
Take me away, take me away

How can you be so lost in the light?
How can you be so lost in the light?
As the mood takes you
As the mood takes, takes you away

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from Who is fooling who?, track released May 3, 2017
Words and music, vocals, guitar, bass, percussion mix by Dave Bradley

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