Bill Dake

Bill Dake

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Jazz - General | Bellevue, Washington, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,852   
Member Since: 2012
   Last Login: 8/2/2019

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Story Behind the Song

Basic high school romance.....

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Really cool vibe, kind of floats through the story-line. I hear a little John Sebastian feel to this one, nice. The drums sort of have a jazz avant-garde roll to it that make the number quite unique.

    - Jeff Ashbaker

About 15 seconds in, I wondered why you didn't write this from the first person point-of-view. I think it would have been more effective, had you done so, to keep the listener's interest. As is, it's an "okay" song. The instrumentation was excellent, a really nice recording.

    - CowboySlim
Lyrics

GETAWAY

Music and Lyrics by: Bill Dake
Copyright; 2015 billdakemusic ASCAP

Lookin' left, steppin' right
Across the sunburned grass
And down a wooden flight
Of stairs worn smooth by a million soles
Searchin' for solitude

Finds a spot down by the water's edge
Under some pale green willows
Shakes his head
As he wonders if she's wondered
Where his life has led

Since,
They were two hearts entangled, two souls at play
Two kids plannin' for their Getaway

Not sure why he keeps relivin' that dance
It was along time ago
A cosmic circumstance
A brief sweet moment in a place called "Home"
Small town vision
With saltwater chromosomes

They found each other in a waking dream
Shared their secrets 'neath the evergreens
Promised "Love forever"
Like in a movie scene

They were
Two hearts entangled, two souls at play
Two kids plannin' for their Getaway
Two kids plannin' for their Getaway

But that's the past, it's gone
He knows he should let it lie
He can't bring it back
No matter how he tries
It's the past, it's gone

You see, she flew west
Over that slate-gray sea
To an island nest
His blue-eyed chickadee
Took her smiles
Took her harmonies
Still after all these years
And all those ups and downs
Sometimes the breeze
Brings her ghost around
Carries him off to that yesterday
And,
Two kids plannin' for their Getaway
Plannin' for their Getaway

Song Length
3:22
Genres
Folk - Americana, Country - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Relaxed

Subject Matter
Lost Love
Similar Artist
James Taylor
Language
English

Lyric Credits Bill Dake
Music Credits Bill Dake
Producer Credits Bill Dake
Publisher Credits billdakemusic
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