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#1167850 - 08/15/20 05:04 AM Solid Ground  
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I am limited in how much I can edit this one, as I don't have access to all the individual tracks. I wrote it some ago. When I was in college, I used to manage a band called "Terra Firma" ( Solid Ground). I lost track of the members, but found out later that our keyboard player, after succumbing to alcoholism, losing her husband and kid, had killed herself. This song is for her, may she rest in peace.

https://www.reverbnation.com/kevinism/song/32050457-solid-ground-2020


Solid Ground

Where you ever on solid ground?
I didn't know that you were sinking
I was shocked when I heard the news
And I never heard you cry

Through the haze of all those years
I didn't know you were drinking
I heard your family feel apart
And did they ever hear you cry?

As I sing this song
I can hear you play along
A wisp of keyboards in my mind
How I loved to hear you play

You were always the quiet one
Never knew what you were thinking
With your Kate Bush eyes and your Mona Lisa smile
We were young and so alive

But what's done is done
And what's gone is gone
Nothing ventured nothing gained
And now you lay in solid ground

#1167858 - 08/15/20 12:25 PM Re: Solid Ground [Re: kevinism]  
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Hi Kevin:

The songs we create never seem perfect and I wish you still had access to the missing tracks... but this is a really good song... and a nice tribute to your friend. Thanks for sharing and best of luck with it and the album.

----Dave

#1167860 - 08/15/20 01:30 PM Re: Solid Ground [Re: kevinism]  
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A nice one, Kevin.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

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#1167969 - 08/17/20 02:26 PM Re: Solid Ground [Re: Vicarn]  
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Kevin

Nice song!

I'm scotch-irish and enjoy sounds from the old homeland!

Mackie


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