Bob Birthisel

Bob Birthisel

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Country - Rock | Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Total Song Plays: 975   
Member Since: 2016
   Last Login: 11/29/2020
   Sounds Like: John Mayer, The Eagles

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Plays:

23

Song Description

Re-mixed by legendary producer Stuart Epps who added a few effects and backing vocals to the original track. Driving Blues Rocker with "New Classic" Rock sound. The song seems to be about a Good Samaritan, but in fact he's a sham only in it for the fame and fortune. Dynamics abound from a single guitar opening, building to a wall-of-sound.

Story Behind the Song

The song seems to be about a Good Samaritan, but he's a fake, only looking for fame and fortune. Re-mixed by legendary producer Stuart Epps (Led Zeppelin, Elton John, George Harrison).

Broadjam Member Reviews

Nicely executed classic style rock song with a multi-decade appeal... very classic 70s sound in the vocals, a alot of 80s tone in the guitars and a 90s kind of mix in the drums. And a little country influence to tie it all together.


Fun listen!

    - Simpson-Mancine Productions

Brings me to a zone that REO Speedwagon might have gone to in their heyday. Well played, well sung and well recorded!

    - Sam Cooper
Lyrics

Didn't you see me dive in the river to save your little boy?
He had gone in over his head, chasing a rubber toy.
Well, I jumped in with my clothing on and oh, how the river roared!
What about my, what about my, what about, what about my reward?

As I was a-walkin' on down the road heading for the corner bar,
I saw a little girl step into the path of a rapidly-moving car.
I SHOUTED! And I grabbed her just in time, to save her from the speeding Ford.
What about my, what about my, what about, what about my reward?
What about my, what about my, what about, what about my reward?

Sirens screaming! People too! Flames rolling up to the clouds.
An old man looked from his fiery window far above the crowd,
And as he jumped, I turned away and prayed for his soul to The Lord.
What about my, what about my, what about, what about my reward?
What about my, what about my, what about, what about my reward?
What about my, what about my, what about, what about my reward?

Song Length
3:53
Genres
Rock - General, Rock - Progressive Rock
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Tense, Incensed

Subject Matter
Danger, Frustration

Similar Artists
Joe Bonamassa/Black Country Communion, Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs/Kansas/Deep Purple)
Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Music Credits Robert P. Birthisel and Stuart Epps
Producer Credits Stuart Epps
Publisher Credits Worldwide Birthisel Publishing (ASCAP)