Dancing in the Dirt

from 200 Days by Chad J. Taylor

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A few years back I got a bass that was basically just a shell of a hollowbody (no electronics, no knobs, no strings, no machine heads). I paid a small sum to get it playable again. That was the genesis of this track. After it was playable I started trying to figure out what it did well and what it didn't or couldn't do. Turns out that it still had some tuning issues once you got above the 7th fret, so it was really just good for holding down the low end, basic rhythm section style. It does have a great sound, so I can't say I really have any problem with it, even if that is all it does well.

The opening notes of this track are that bass. Basically, it's a cheap Japanese bass from the 70's. It has a very round tone.

The rest of this song came from some lyrics I wrote that went with a completely different type of song. It was a kind of Justin Townes Earle meets Modest Mouse, only not as clever as that sounds. Anyway, I hope you enjoy and I'll see you tomorrow.

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We are crawling on the ground,
There are sounds we can't hear.
We are trying to catch up to a future we hold so dear.

We have nothing to overcome.

We are dancing in the dirt.

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from 200 Days, released July 8, 2013

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Chad J. Taylor Nashville, Tennessee

Chad Taylor is a composer, performer, songwriter, and producer who currently lives near Nashville, TN.

A member of ASCAP, he has composed for independent film and his music has been featured on PBS's History Detectives, MTV's True Life, A & E's Biography, and satellite radio all over the world.

He plays bass, guitar, keys, cello, and sings.
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