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Parralox - Never Turn Your Back on Earth

Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth

Written by Ron Mael


When she's on her best behaviour
Don't be tempted by her favours
Never turn your back on Mother Earth

Towns are hurled from A to B
By hands that looked so smooth to me
Never turn your back on Mother Earth

Grasp at straws that don't want grasping
Gaze at clouds that down come crashing
Never turn your back on Mother Earth

Three days and two nights away from my friends
Amen to anything that brings a quick return to my friends
To my friends

Never turn your back on Mother Earth

Well, I'll admit I was unfaithful
But from now I'll be more faithful
Never turn your back on Mother
Never turn your back on Mother
Never turn your back on Mother Earth

Title Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth
Songwriter   Ron Mael
Vocalist   John von Ahlen
Backing Vocals    
Production #   230
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Dawn French
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase
Instruments   Linn Drum LM1, Fairlight CMI IIx, Arturia Matrix Brute, Moog Voyager II, Roland Jupiter 4 and Jupiter 8, Oberheim OBX-a, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5.
Time   2:40
BPM   95
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2020
Appears on   Available only on Bandcamp SubscriptionsParralox - Holiday '20 (Album)
Additional Info:

Wednesday 2nd of December, 2020
2136 hours - Just loaded the sheet music and lyrics for the track. Am listening to Sparks now. Not sure where I will go with this track. I want to do it in an hour or less. Lets rock!!
2249 hours - Just finished the music. Going to record vocals now.
2349 houes - Just finished recording the vocals. Now for some tidying up and I think we are nearly done! I'll print V1, and maybe leave it for the night. Will revsit it tomorrow. Maybe V2 will be the final version.

Saturday 5th of December
1920 hours - Just re-recorded the vocals. I tried them in Gm, but now have gone to the original of Bm. Works but better. I start off in a lower register and them ramp it up at the end of the song.

Tuesday 9th of December, 2020
2248 hours - Just spent a few hours putting the finishing touched to the track, gave it a bit of a remix. Just spoke with Thomas Lilja and asked him if he wanted to do the shiotaing pasrt for Wind of Change. He can't so I might put it out on social media.

D A Bm

F#
When She's on Her Best Behaviour
Bm
Don't be Tempted by Her Favours
D A Bm
Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth

F#
Towns are Hurled From A to B
Bm
By Hands That Looked So Smooth to me
D A Bm
Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth

D A
Grasp at Straws That Don't Want Grasping
Bm A
Gaze at Clouds That Come Down Crashing
Bm A Bm
Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth

Gm Dm* Am* Em*
Three Days and Two Nights Away From My Friends
Gm Dm* Am*
Amen to Anything That Brings a Quick Return
D
To My Friends
F#
To My Friends

D A Bm A
Bm A Bm
Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth

F#
I'll Admit I Was Unfaithful
Bm
But From Now on I'll be More Faithful
D A
Never Turn Your Back on Mother
D A
Never Turn Your Back on Mother
D A Bm
Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth ...

 

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