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:

42

Song Description

Driving Blues-Rock with neo-Classic Rock sound. The song appears to be about a Good Samaritan, but he's a sham who is only in it for recognition and money. Dramatic changes and a ton of dynamics, going from a sparse guitar opening to a wall-of-sound onslaught with screaming guitar solo. Progressive influences include Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs/Kansas/Deep Purple) and Dann Huff of Giant.

Story Behind the Song

The storyteller appears to be a hero who helps others, but you soon realize he's only interested in fame and fortune for himself.

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Broadjam Member Reviews

terrific recording - punchy with great performances for all the instruments - adding the bell cym during the solo - and speaking of solo - very nice - song has a strong hook and neat lil inst hook as well.

the production quality here is top shelf all the way through - an excellent job all the way around - the song kicks it.

    - paul sandberg

Love the intro, and the instruments. Lyrics are clear and flow nicely
and the musical breaks are very good. A very good rock song.Reminds me of Nickleback, I can see this being performed on one of those big concert stages. This song is the type of song that would stick on the mind quickly.

    - Strange World Music
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
3:52
Genres
Rock - General, Rock - Hard Rock
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Tense, Incensed

Similar Artists
Joe Bonamassa, Giant
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

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