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    Get off that phone and drive!

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    It's been a while since I wrote an original. I am a blues guy, so I think I just need to stick to blues. So, here is an idea for a fast shuffle blues song:
    "Get off that phone and drive!"

    I love you darlin' but hear me please,
    quit dialing with your hands and steering with your knees!
    Baby, get off that phone and drive.
    You're running off the road and I'd like to see you stay alive

    You're pushing your luck,
    You're gonna get struck and stuck on the bumper of a semi-truck.
    Baby, get off that phone and drive.
    You're running off the road and I'd like to see you stay alive

    nighttime turns into a scary scene,
    with your face in the glow from the cellphone screen.
    Baby, get off that phone and drive.
    You're running off the road and I'd like to see you stay alive
    I was country before they took the O out.

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    Good idea, nice lyrics. I'd like to see another stanza that explores the
    possibility not for "baby" to get huhself f#@#ED up, but how the
    technonarcissistic blather can kill others. After seeing some dude well
    after dark on a busy highway in a completely dark car (no lights) illuminated from within
    by the glow of his gadget, which he was peering into, oblivious to
    traffic around him....

    Let's hear the song!

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    Quote Originally Posted by number six View Post
    Good idea, nice lyrics. I'd like to see another stanza that explores the
    possibility not for "baby" to get huhself f#@#ED up, but how the
    technonarcissistic blather can kill others. After seeing some dude well
    after dark on a busy highway in a completely dark car (no lights) illuminated from within
    by the glow of his gadget, which he was peering into, oblivious to
    traffic around him....

    Let's hear the song!

    You mean a guy like half the people I meet on the road?
    I was country before they took the O out.

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    I have developed it a little more:

    You like to drive and that's fine with me.
    But I think its time that you hear my plea
    Baby, get off that phone and drive.
    You're running off the road and I'd like to stay alive

    You're pushing your luck,
    You're gonna get struck and stuck on the bumper of a semi-truck.
    Baby, get off that phone and drive.
    You're running off the road and I'd like to stay alive

    You're bound to run into a tree,
    texting with your hands and steering with your knee!
    Baby, get off that phone and drive.
    You're running off the road and I'd like to stay alive

    nighttime turns into a scary scene,
    with your face all a glow from the cellphone screen.
    Baby, get off that phone and drive.
    Turn your headlights on and we might stay alive!
    Last edited by jimistone; 03-27-2018 at 13:15.
    I was country before they took the O out.

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    off that phone

    Nicely developed. Very topical and great idea for a tune. Music coming soon? You
    mention a fast shuffle blues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by number six View Post
    Nicely developed. Very topical and great idea for a tune. Music coming soon? You
    mention a fast shuffle blues...
    Yeah, here is a few throwaway tracks I put together to see if it's going to work or not.
    I changed the last verse lyric to " It beats all I've ever seen, you can't take your eyes off the cellphone screen"
    Dropbox - get off the phone and drive quick mix.wav
    I was country before they took the O out.

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    Hey, that's great--love it! Seems like it could work into being a theme for EMTs or LEOs or ER docs who have to deal with the wrecks, large and small. Just saw some dude drive into the ( luckily grassy and flat) median of a major freeway, THEN look up at the #@$in' road. All surprised. Timely, topical, bouncy, fun. Great tune!

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