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Let’s Go to the Mountains

Here’s another new song I wrote in the DADGAD tuning. Been messing with DADGAD for over 2 years, finally got some songs to the 1st draft stage. A rough demo is on my demo site, myspace.com/robroperdemos.

Let’s Go to the Mountains
by Rob Roper 2nd draft December 8, 2008

Hey, girl, what’s up today?
I got an idea, now what you say?
Let’s go to the mountains

Yeah I know I slept ’til noon
But fall is here, and in full bloom
Let’s go to the mountains

(break)

The trees are turning yellow and red
So don’t be lame, don’t be dead
Let’s go to the mountains

Remember that place we went last year
We’ll sit on the deck and have a beer
Let’s go to the mountains

(break)

No, I didn’t go out last night
just played guitar and stayed at home,
How ’bout you?
No wait, I don’t wanna know

Yeah I know that we’re just friends
I won’t try to start it up again
(I promise)
Let’s go to the mountains

(break)

We don’t even have to talk
We’ll find a trail and take a walk
Let’s go to the mountains

So hang up the phone, jump in the shower
I’ll be at your house in half an hour
We’re going to the mountains

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The Man in the Movies

I dug up some free writing from my journal from a couple years ago, created some potential lines, and liked “she was looking for the man in the movies”. Initially I came up with a simple melody with some rock and roll music, nothing very original. A few weeks later, I was noodling around in the DADGAD tuning and thought of these lyrics, and decided this slower, more melancholy music was better. So I started writing lines and the melody and tweaking the music. I’ll put a rough recording on my demo site later today, myspace.com/robroperdemos.

The Man in the Movies
by Rob Roper 3rd draft December 16, 2008

She had no time for sadness
Didn’t believe in second chances
She was looking for the man in the movies
She wanted flowers without the rain

Guess I scared her a little
when I let her see my cry
She was looking for the man in the movies
and no clouds to block the sun

I guess I’ve changed
’cause I no longer play the game
She’s still looking for the man in the movies
I take the flowers with the rain

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Misfit

by Rob Roper 2nd draft Dec 8, 2008

Too weird for straight
too straight for freaks
not a redneck
not a hippy
Don’t have a tatoo
don’t have piercings
don’t have dreadlocks
don’t wear a hoodie
Misft

Don’t watch sitcoms
or the cop shows
Don’t watch the Oscars
or the Grammys
Don’t like the Idols
or the hit songs
The music that I like
you never heard of
Misft

Don’t eat McDonalds
I’m not a vegan
don’t drink Jaegermeiser
or Bud-lite
Don’t have children
or a wife
not gay
or even bi
Misfit

Not a Democrat
or Republican
not a Christian
not a Jew
not a Muslim
or a Buddist

What’s a misfit boy gonna do?
Gotta find me a misfit girl
Like you.

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