Key of Em, tempo 125
A song I wrote in 1979 when I played my guitar at a Christian group for teenagers in College Station called Young Life. I played so many of those folky “Love That Jesus Dude” songs with the group each week that the sentiment seeped into my journals, even though I really was a non-believer and only joined the group to meet girls and go on their ski trip. But, 40+ years later, the lyrics do really hold up well, and some days I actually believe what they say…
When I wrote this originally, it was an acoustic guitar piece. With this recording, I created a strange mashup of hard rock and early Prince inspired funk that…seems to work?? Lots of western twang Em chords with a really tight bass behind them, followed by that classic Dirty Mind sound with a few horns thrown in… With this mix, I probably pushed Logic Pro X further than on any other song in the set.
Photo of the eagle at the Grand Canyon is by Jared Verdi via Unsplash https://unsplash.com/
The video of the sunrises is from the Mr. Bangyhamai Channel on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH7IMDZi9G8pNR5fe2_yu0Q
The video of the eagle flying over the Andes is courtesy of the Red Bull YouTube channel. Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://win.gs/SubToRedBull
NOTE: This song was remixed and added to the Happiness is a Warm Guitar album in July of 2023.
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