Traveling Song

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    My Favorite Deja Vu shows what Raggedy Edge can be as a quartet, with Dutch Workman filling in on drums and percussion and John Huston stepping in with bass and keyboards. These two experienced sidemen from Utah bring unplumbed levels of musicianship to the songs of Lynn and Bob, not only a sweet sensation for them, but for listeners as well. The CD starts with another self-analysis by Bob about life from the beginning to the day he met Lynn and looking on into the future of days that promise to be more favorite days to look back on. A little Hawaii rock slides into hardcore country that segues into the irony of Good Woman Blues. Traveling Song showcases Raggedy Edge's propensity to write in the American Standards style, followed by the gentle ode to youth Playground Swings. It's back to the blues and the rocking Push and Pull of Time's acoustic power lead as only Bob can do it to bring this strongest set yet to a close.

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Traveling Song is probably the most rewritten song on the CD, which makes it the second newest. The music came into being sometime in 2012, with the idea of being a protest song. But since I'm mostly apolitical, it was hard to make a convincing argument for any political point of view other than it's better than anything else...so...whatever. Luckily, the last verse and part of the chorus contained some ideas that after a trip through Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, and back through Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana gelled into a pretty nice song reminiscent of the swing or Big Band style of music that we like to play for senior centers.

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The Traveling Song
(Farley & Perdzock)
Thinking ‘bout the places that we’ve been and haven’t yet
Some we can’t remember, and some we can’t forget
Some are destinations, others accidents
Some take reservations, others common sense
Traveling to mountain, beach, and town
Wonder if we’ll ever settle down

We can winter camping near the Gulf of Mexico
And summer in Montana till the skies begin to snow
Autumn’s falling leaves will find us someplace close to home
Springtime’s when we like to get into the car and roam

We could take a train to a boardwalk town
We could fly to Vegas lay some money down
Or drive an RV to a mountain top
We could read a book lying on the beach
Till it got too dark for the words to reach
Our eyes and even then we might not stop

We could blast off in a rocket ship to Mars, but it's too far
As well as way too cold, believe me I know how you are
And if we choose to stay on earth, the oxygen is free
As long as you are there, then anywhere’s all right with me

credits

from My Favorite Déjà Vu, released October 7, 2013
Lynn Perdzock, lead vocals, percussion
Bob Farley, harmony vocals, guitars
W. John Houston, bass guitar
Darin "Dutch" Workman, drums

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