Gary Duke: Pushing yourself to try new approaches

Drummer, App writer, UX designer, guitarist and songwriter Gary Duke returns to our show (he was one of our first way back when!) and talked about exploring micro-tunings and pushing himself to try new approaches to songwriting.

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Gary’s Lyrics

 

Good Luck, Baby

I feel the walls are closin’ in.
Sure could use a nice cold gin
Tonight.
A gin tonight
I see your head is spinnin’ round.
You got guys spread out all over the town
Alright.
Baby you can
Stay just one more night

You talk about good love baby
Why did you wrong Mr Right?

You talk about good luck baby
why did you wrong Mr Right?

You gotta lotta nerve comin’ round
Cause your boy toy stood you up in town tonight
In town tonight
You let yourself in without a sound
I was shakin’ in my shoes you’re so tightly wound
Ok
Baby, this is our love’s dying day

(And you want to know why? I’ll tell you why…)

You talk about good love baby
Why did you wrong Mr Right?

You talk about good luck baby
why did you wrong Mr Right?

You…
gotta lotta nerve coming round
Cause your boy toy stood you up in town
Alright
Baby, you can stay just one more night.


Valley

As I walk into the Valley of Death, yeah
As I give to the sky my last beautiful breath
Is it then that you will be by my side, yeah
Is it then that you will be by my side

Oh, I would jump into the fire
And I’d pull you from that building
I’d do anything and everything to keep your heart alive
And at the ending of our rope
All our dreams went up in smoke
Yet still a little hope survives

You were talking but you ran out of breath, yeah
The Cat, she cut your tongue and made herself your keeper til death
No more freedom to speak what is right, oh
No more freedom to do what is right

And the plot I fear the most
Has you drinking with my ghost
When I propped the door wide open for you, child
And we’ve fallen out of place
And we both are in disgrace
But I’ll only hold you with my open arms

Will I see you in the valley of death
When I share with the sun my last beautiful breath
Will you finally be by my side yeah
Is it then that you’ll be by my side


Once In A While

I remember seeing you there
The sunlight shone through your hair
No, I never will forget
The trembles inside on the day we met

Now once in a while
We’ll touch and smile
And say,
I’m Sorry

Once in a while
We touch and we smile
And say,
I’m Sorry

Now the summer’s over for me and you
Can’t believe I made it through
Without the smell of your skin
Or your sweet warmth from within

Now once in a while
We’ll touch and smile
And say,
I’m Sorry

Once in a while
We touch and smile
And say,
I’m Sorry

Thought it’s been a while now
I know you couldn’t stay
All I got now are postcards
From the time you went away

Hey hey

Now once in a while
We’ll touch and smile
And say,
I’m Sorry

Once in a while
We touch and smile
And say,
I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

 

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