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Thread #42164   Message #616567
Posted By: Art Thieme
26-Dec-01 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: 900 Miles/500 miles
Subject: RE: 900 Miles/500 miles
900 Miles evokes a time and a mystique for me almost like no other song. It's a "GUY song ---a hobo song that reeks of lonliness as well as the romance of the rauks. The minor key does it for me. Minor chords set a feeling like no other blend of notes -- get me ready for the tale to be told and when the story lives up to the melody's pathos, it's just about perfect.

500 Miles, is a wimpy, non inspiring little pop time waster with a lyric that is, at best, ambiguous and unsatisfyinjg.

Lord I'm 1, lord I'm 2, lord I'm 3, lord I'm 4, lord I'm 5, lord I'm six, lord I'm seven,
Lord I'm 8, lord I'm 9, lord I'm 10, lord I'm 11...

Art Thieme