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Tricks in the Night (Mike, Andy, Ian, Steve, j) - Rock

 

Offline snowdoguk

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During the night of August 20th-21st, my car was stolen from my drive while I slept in my bed. The day before had been a scorcher and I drove home from work, top down, really enjoying the cool wind buffeting around the cockpit. Around 8.30 that evening I went out, put the top up, locked up the car and went to the studio (cellar  ;D) where I remember commenting on here that I had a weekend full of music planned - little did I know at that point I would be writing/ressurrecting a song like this. It was a wild night, lightening, loud thunder, heavy rain. When I got up in the morning and drew back the curtain, nothing really registered at first, I was just awake and needed to use the toilet. While I was in there, I suddenly thought "hold on, something's not right"... looked out the window and to my horror saw nothing but a big empty driveway.......

Many thanks to all of you who contributed to leaving me with a nice memory, which only leaves me to say, enjoy what you have today, because you may not have it tomorrow.....

Steve McAndrew - Vocals
Jay Schankman - Keys
Andy Gupta - Bass
Ian Burrage - Drums, Production and Stolen Beamer effects
Mike Woodford - Guitars, Lyrics, Arrangement

Tricks in the Night - Michael Woodford 2009

Intro

Verse 1
All was still, the night was young
Shadows flickered in the evening sun
She stood there, all dressed in black
Together now, no going back
I ran my hand across her face
She smiled at me, so full of grace
One last caress, I turned away
Goodnight my dear, I heard her say

Chorus
Wind in my hair
Images rushing by
Singing loudly, not a care
Like flying through the sky
My pulse begins to race
My heart begins to sing
The sunshine on my face
Like flying on the wing

Bridge

Verse 2
They came that night, took her away
To somewhere else, far far away
Like demons, silent, they took flight
Showed no mercy, no respite
I awoke with bleary eyes
The night was long, with thunderous skies
I went to greet her, empty space
And she was gone, without a trace

Chorus

Inst. (2 x guitar harmony + 1 verse + 1 chorus)

Bridge

Verse 3
The times we had together
The memories, they still shine
Even though she's gone now
Now that she's not mine
She'll always be a part of me
Her spirit still shines through
The fog of disillusionment
Goodnight my love, adieu

Chorus

Outro
« Last Edit: November 10, 2009, 05:35:04 PM by snowdoguk »
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

My dad.. "Turn that Banjo down!!"


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Thanks Mike and guys, it was great to be a part of :) :)

I corrected my name spelling in the previous post, hope that's OK bro! :-[



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Thanks Mike and guys, it was great to be a part of :) :)

I corrected my name spelling in the previous post, hope that's OK bro! :-[

Sorry Steve, yes of course... I took it from another thread so I expect there are a few variations kicking around :)

Many thanks for your wonderful contribution... really appreciated my friend

Mike
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

My dad.. "Turn that Banjo down!!"


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Thanks Mike and everyone

It was a pleasure to work on this one you were all great as usual.

Cheers guys

Ian

Ian ... always a pleasure working with you and as usual a top nitch effort from yourself in all areas...  many many thanks

cheers
Mike
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

My dad.. "Turn that Banjo down!!"


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Thanks Mike, for letting me be a part of all this. Great guitar playing blinder of a solo.

Steve, J, Stoney - a pleasure to work with guys as always, great performances all!!

Cheers
Andy

Ps - Mike I hope you keep the bike padlocked....


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Thanks Mike, for letting me be a part of all this. Great guitar playing blinder of a solo.

Steve, J, Stoney - a pleasure to work with guys as always, great performances all!!

Cheers
Andy

Ps - Mike I hope you keep the bike padlocked....

 ;D ;D  typical !!!

Thanks Andy... always a pleasure having you along and a great bass track as always...

Cheers
Mike
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

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finally listening to this mix! This turned out really nice guys.. Ian, thanks for taking another pass, this song really benefits from your extra mile. Thanks again, Mike! Another very easy and enjoyable collaboration with all of you!  :)

Jay
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finally listening to this mix! This turned out really nice guys.. Ian, thanks for taking another pass, this song really benefits from your extra mile. Thanks again, Mike! Another very easy and enjoyable collaboration with all of you!  :)

Jay

always a pleasure having you along j... uncomplicated and always a top performance

Cheers
Mike
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

My dad.. "Turn that Banjo down!!"


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8) very cool.

Thanks for having a listen Tricia !!

Mike
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

My dad.. "Turn that Banjo down!!"


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Did they ever find the car ? What was it ?

Just enjoyed listening to the song...always like listening to Steve.  Good stuff Guys , you can always rely on Stoney to supply the sound FX  ;D

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Did they ever find the car ? What was it ?

Just enjoyed listening to the song...always like listening to Steve.  Good stuff Guys , you can always rely on Stoney to supply the sound FX  ;D

CD





Thanks for listening CD... no, the car was never found, although the navigation system was !!! It was a BMW M3 convertible.... the insurance has since paid out and the matter has run it's course...

I'd like to thank everyone again for their superb efforts on this song...

Mike
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

My dad.. "Turn that Banjo down!!"


 

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