Sad Old Train

by Vlayman

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Trains, martoonies, bad guys and gals, and a eulogy.

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released January 28, 2013

Vlayman, with some help from England's Grankspoine, and Scotland's Virtualan & son.

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Vlayman Chicago, Illinois

Fat, bald and old - could I be anymo' rock-n-roll?
I play guitar, bass, some keys and percussion, and I try to vocalize. I write and record, and I do so obsessively. Also, I like martoonies, a lot, and I raise my kids, whom I also like, a lot.
Look for me at the TapeOp and TalkBass forums, where I'm vvv, or in various bars in the Loop.
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Track Name: Sad Old Train
Sad Old Train
c. '12 Vlayman

Limpin' over the mountain pass,
with far too much -draggin',
I can feel her deep fatigue,
From here in this cabin,

There weren't nothin' else to say,
that day

Oo-OOO here she comes again
here she comes again

You packed yer bags,
with every thing you came with,
There wasn't that much,
And you was done real swift

She went and took you away
-
There weren't nothin' else to say,
that day

Oo-OOO here she comes again
here she comes again
here she comes again
That sad old train
SOLO
She went and took you away
-
There weren't nothin' else to say,
today

Oo-OOO here she comes again
here she comes again
Oo-OOO here she comes again
here she comes again
here she comes again
That sad old train

Drums: loops
HnrHdlaJazz-Brick-VLA2
WasbrnAc-MXL9000-UA710
WasbrnAc-MXL9000-Summit
Ld Voc: MXL9000-Summit
BV's: MXL9000-Summit
Tele-Marshall-MXL9000-UA710
MXL9000-Summit-VLA2
Track Name: Stir Crazy
Stir Crazy (11-20-12 cabinetpin.com challenge)
c. '12 Vlayman


You could put inna olive or three
It ain't possible to have too many for me
I like to have it with 'shrooms or pickeled onyums
And ya know I wanna have more than one

I'll order it with vermouth, sometimes with sake
I'll drink it with a little bitters, ya know sweet just ain't me
It can be vodker or even rum, me, I like gin,
But if ya gotta put a cherry innit, make mine a Manhatten

Ch: I can't handle it bein' shaken
I can't letcha do it lazy
I got to have it like I like makin' it
I'm stir-crazy

There ain't no better way to get thru the night
Especially if I ain't drivin'
You can keep me out drinkin' to the mornin' light
Especially if yer buyin'

Ch: I can't handle it bein' shaken
I can't letcha do it lazy
I got to have it like I like makin' it
I'm stir-crazy

Drums: handmassajtloop
Bass: HohnerHdlessJazz-Brick-dbx160XT
LdVoc: MD421n-ISA1-1176
BV's: PV5201-ISA1-1176
Gtrs: Strat-ProJr-M500-UA710
Track Name: Missing Us (w/ Grankspoine)
Missin' Us
c. '12 Vlayman, arrangement assistance by Grankspoine

And so you quit witha email
Like you was some kinda female
havin' issues of trust
breakin' up with both of us

We let you into our thing,
Even tho' you wouldna/couldna sing
And let you put a little in
To the thing that we been doin'

Ch: All yer fancy kinda bling
Ain't make up for that thing
We didna want you to be kissin' ass
And I betch'er missin' us
Yeah, I betch'er missin' us

So go ahead and get this message
Pull it out of the wreckage
That you mebbe wish you left
As we move on ahead.

And mebbe you is who we oughta thank
For helpin' end all of the wank
You took it with you when you went
I guess we got you to thank

Ch: All yer fancy kinda bling
Ain't make up for that thing
We didna want you to be kissin' ass
And I betch'er missin' us
Yeah, I betch'er missin' us

Drums: nettage
Bass: HohnerHdls-Brick0160XT
LdVoc: Beyer M500-Eureka
BV's: EV RER320-Eureka
Keys, Harp, Sax, Strings: Grankspoine
Track Name: Final
Final
c. '12 Vlayman

I know that you wanna negoiate
You must hate that I have nothin' to say
I know you think I oughta deliberate
But I won't masturbate, at least not today

I reckon you feel I oughta understand
But man-oh-man, I must be slow
I know you think that I'll think again
But I'll tell you friend, you oughta know

CH:
This ain't the hardest thing I ever done
This is fun watchin' you cry now
Ain't no chance that I'm gonna step on back, oh no,
What I done is final

I can see that you're startin' to understand
That's right man, it's how I said
Hard to believe ya took so long to comprehend
But now ya got it man
It's good my friend, this won't end with ya dead

Drums: nettage loop edits
Bass: Alvz-Brick-dbx160XTR
RthmGtr: Autowah-SG-ProJr-MXL144-ISA1
RthmGtr: Wah-SG-ProJr-MXL144-ISA1
LdGtr: Strat-Mrshl-RE10-ISA1
LdGtr: Slide-LP-ProJr-MXL144-ISA1
LdVoc: M500 -VC1Q
BV: PV520i-VC1Q
Track Name: The Perp Walk
The Perp Walk
c. '13 Vlayman Products

You walk outta there with yer coat over yer hands
You walk outta there, lookin' so grand
Except ya got, yer coat over yer hands
You walk outta there, lookin' so grand

Doin' the perp walk

You was waitin' there, altho' ya thought about runnin'
You act like you ain't care, that they was comin',
And now ya got yer head down on yer chest,
And we don't think, ya really look yer best

Doin' the perp walk 2x

That you'd get caught, was just inevitable,
And them you bought, is now regretable
They're like you, inna police parade
All dressed up, and goin' away

Doin' the perp walk 3x

Drums: krister-edited
Bass: Alvz-Eden WTDI-Brick
LdVoc: GAPd1-Summit-MeekC2
BV's: SM58-Summit-MeekC2
Gtrs: SG-Elektar_2x12"-RE10-ISA1_MXL144-EurekaCmp
Track Name: Sackcloth & Ashes
Sack Cloth & Ashes (1-20-13 challenge)
c. '12 Vlayman Products

There ain't no other thing that you can do
There ain't no other way out there for you
You dress the part, you try to succeed
No matter what yer gonna hafta bleed

You been wearing
Sack cloth and ashes
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I know it's lame, I don't know how to begin
No matter what I do, it grows back in

I been wearing
Sack cloth and ashes

People change and snakes shed their skin
but no matter what they do, it grows right back in
We try so hard, we give it all we got
No matter what, we ain't ever got enuff

We been wearing
Sack cloth and ashes

Drums: nettage
Bass: Alvz-Brick-dbx163XT
LdVoc: SM7B-UA710-ARTvla2
BV's: PV520i-UA710-ARTvla2
LdGtr: SG-Mrshl-144-Eureka_545-ISA1
RthmGtr: SG-Mrshl-545-ISA1-MXL144-Eureka
Track Name: My Best T-Shirt
My Best T-Shirt
c. '12 Vlayman

--
See you there wearing a silk skirt
See you there, lieing in the dirt
I know, I know you like to flirt
I mean I know you like to flirt
But didja hafta, baby, in my best T-shirt?
didja hafta, baby?
--
Stop
Bridge
Stop
See you there wearing a silk skirt
See you there, crying in the dirt
I mean I know you like to flirt
I mean I know you like to make me hurt
But didja hafta, baby, in my best T-shirt?

Drums: thefingergenius (ORTF, looped)
HnrHdlsJazz-UA710-dbx160XT
LdVoc: Luna-Summit-VLA2
BV's:ADK-51v-Summit-VLA2
Gtrs: SG-Harmony-PL5-Altec
Tambo: RE10-Altec
Track Name: Funky Claude
Funky Claude
c. '12 Vlayman

Y'all come down to Montreaux, On that Swiss lake shoreline,
Y'all gotta come on down, now, Have yerselfs a good time,
It's a place the ya go, when the world needs what ya have,
And it's soul and rock and roll, and folk and all that jazz,
Courtesy of Funky Claude.

They got some big stages, and some smaller ones, too,
In some big concert halls and some smaller venues,
And it's world class and there's been a thousand recordings
Done live as hell, at least once on the The Rolling Truck Stones
Mobile thing
Awe, Funky Claude

Dave Brubeck, Bowie, Zappa and Les McCann
Nina Simone and Clapton, Deep Purple, Prince and Van the Man
Miles Davis, Cocker, Aretha, Leonard Cohen and Bill Evans,
B.B. King and Sting, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray and Benson, Paul
Simon, Led Zep and Bob Dylan,
All came to Funky Claude.

Drums: nettage
Bass: Alvz-Brick-dbx160XT
RthmGtrs: SG-RE10-Brick
LdGtrs: SG-Blue Spark-Brick
LdVoc: AT4040-Brick-dbx166X
BV's: M500-Brick-dbx166X
Track Name: Ripped @ the T's (w/ Virtualan & son)
Ripped to the Tits
c. '12 virtualan & son & vlayman

Well I seen that you were makin' the scene
Until you seen that I seen
And I finally seen, that you was everything
to me
everything
to me

I knew the truth but I never used to could say it
I knew the truth and that's why I stayed
Ripped to the tit's

Well you seen me checkin' out the scene
And all them that seen me, was wonderin' where I been
And I finally seen, that you was everything
And I finally seen that you was everything
to me

I knew the truth but I never used to could say it
I knew the truth and that's why I stayed
Ripped to the tit's
Ripped to the tit's
Ripped to the tit's
Ripped to the tit's

Aaaah.

virtualan: Drums, bass, fecund rhytnm gtr
son: main rhythmgtr
vlayman: ld gtr, vox
Track Name: The Bottom of Me
The Bottom of Me
c. '12 Vlayman Produx

Lookin' deep, tryna see,
What is there, at the bottom of me,
Way down there, is only black,
Makes me wanna, hafta, step on back
This something, I won't miss,
Standin' on the edge, lookin down the abyss.

A thing is what it is and not, something else.

Lookin' down, tryna understand,
Who it is, that I am,
What is there and if I can.

A thing is what it is and not, something else,
A man is who he is and not, someone else.

Lookin' deep, tryna see,
What is there, at the bottom of me,
Is this the best I can ever be?

A thing is what it is and not, something else,
A man is who he is and not, someone else,
A thing is what it is and not, something else,
A thing is what it is and not, something else,
A man is who he is and not, someone else.
A man is who he is and not, someone else.

Drums: nettage
Bass: HohnerHdlsJazz-Brick-dbx160XT
AcGtr: Wshbrn-BetaGreen-UA710-dbx166A,
Wshbrn-EC8000-UA710-dbx166A,
Wshbrn-RE10-UA710-dbx166A
LdVoc: MD421n-ISA1-1176
BV's: MD21-ISA1-1176,
MD500-ISA1-1176,
RE320-ISA1-1176
LdGtr: HamerAm-Shure545-Altec1589B