Daddy Don't Live Here

November 12, 2007 9:09 AM

An obligatory country tear-jerker.

This is the last of our country recordings. We were going to record the entire band but decided at the last minute to just do rhythm guitar and vocals. The lyrics are a little cheezy and out of my comfort zone but I think they came out ok.

posted by markulus (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Which obligatory country is this supposed to be from?

Jes' kiddin! Hey, you oughtta pitch this to some Nashville song hawker types. This could be a hit!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:22 PM on November 12, 2007

So, imagine you go to the other guys in your band and say: there's this guy over at the site where I've been posting our country songs who says our country songs are great, truly good, and he wants more.

And there is this other guy who did a podcast highlighting some songs from last week, and he said his favorite song was "You Caught My Eye".

You think there is a chance we would be getting more of these great country tunes if you tell them that?
posted by micayetoca at 6:37 PM on November 12, 2007

Damn, man, that's a really great song and story. Holy shit. I'll admit, I came close to blinkin' out a tear or two.

Cheezy lyrics? Nah, watch any CMT in the last four/five years?

I'm really glad the son gave it back to his Dad too.
posted by snsranch at 4:22 PM on November 13, 2007

I'm really glad the son gave it back to his Dad too.

Indeed, and that's why the song could enter the realm of country music bigtime! It deftly uses that time-honored device of the last verse giving the chorus a new meaning for that final spin. Examples abound, but one that immediately comes to mind is another tune with a father/son theme, Harry Chapin's tune Cat's In The Cradle.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:30 PM on November 13, 2007

Thanks for the positive comments. I wish I knew a Nashville guy I could pitch this to...I don't even know how that works or where I would even start to find one.

In regards to the song, for some reason I always imagine the sound of a closing door at the end. Maybe we should include that in the next recording.
posted by markulus at 6:07 AM on November 14, 2007

I like it, like a country Pearl Jam's Alive.
posted by erikgrande at 9:15 PM on November 15, 2007

I liked it too - and agree that it's marketable.
posted by Sk4n at 5:48 AM on November 27, 2007

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