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Dawn Chorus – a funking song

With an Addictive Drum beat from Adrian Hillier I attempted to emulate the Nile style of guitar funk on the verses of this new song. I riffed up the choruses a bit in a Red Hot Chili Peppers style and then did a heavy-handed Geddy type bassline live across the groove. I then ad libbed some lyrics to ad the vocal. Adrian added his take on the guitar for the choruses and did a guitar solo. He also added a virtual horn section and mixed down the track to give us something akin to the b*st*rd offspring of Get Lucky and Californication.

Dawn Chorus

Asking for a favour, but nothing left to say
Churning up my insides still I hoped that I could stay
Making out the liar was the one who told the tales
Pushing back the limits ’cause they’re really in my way

I can’t take the pressure in the morning
But at night I know you’ll tell me how to change
I can’t face the day without a dawning
Would it be so hard for you to play, yeah

You won’t find me at daybreak
Leaving now the light has come, such an easy way to go
Don’t turn your head I’m making my escape
Got to know the time is right now that morning’s come

Asking for a favour, still nothing else to say
Turning my down insights still I hoped that I could pray
Making out the liar was the one who told the tales
Pushing on those limits ’cause they’re really in my way

No, you won’t find me at daybreak
I’m leaving now the light has come, such a lazy way to go
Don’t turn your head I’m making my escape
Got to know the time is right now the morning’s come

Addictive drum groove – Adrian Hillier
Words & Music – Dave Bradley
Vocals, funk guitar and bass – DB
Rhythm guitar on chorus and solo – AH
Virtual horn section and keyboards – AH
Arranged by AH and DB
Production – AH

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