Engine Number 9 - original song





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Published on Oct 18, 2009

Disclaimers and info below lyrics

15 bucks don't get you you far these days
Though I hope this ticket can erase
Months and months of letting circumstance
Deny us a chance

You left and I didn't blink
Later I started to think
Red light, green light there's no stoppin' now
I'll change your mind somehow

Engine Number 9
Throw me a lifeline

18 miles from your exit
Wheels are turning in my head
Rehearsing what I might say
If you give me the time of day

Faces pass at light speed
Yours is all I need

Engine, Engine Number 9
Throw me a lifeline

(Take my last dime
Get me there on time)

Alright, this one has some borrowed features from a couple places. First, the chorus was inspired by a children's book "Engine Engine Number 9". I had the gist of a story and most of the guitar worked out, but it wasn't until I was reading this book to my son that it all clicked into place.

The other one is largely unintentional, but I figured I should mention it. The verses are very similar to "Hard Sun" by Eddie Vedder. Same chord progression and similar melodies, though my story is different and the tempo is a bit faster. The song really seperates in the chorus, as Eddie just continues the D#-C#-G# progession and mine takes a new direction.

As I mentioned on "The Note" I am no longer responding directly to vid comments as youtube eats on for every one I reply to. Your support is greatly appreciated and I will do my best to convey this gratitude another way.

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