I Like My New Blue Green Bike

by @andygetch

Liner Notes

Sunday Skirmish August 14 2022 3PM EDT, 12PM PDT, 8PM BST

TITLE/THEME: "BIKE" or BICYCLE or TRICYCLE

TAGS: #skirmish, #songskirmish,#S0814122, #bike
WHAT: We will have a one hour skirmish to write to a prompt.*
HOST: @corinnecurcio

I was going to sit this one out, then I saw the prompt and this song demanded to be written as the story is 100% true from this spring. Recorded #acoustic_one_take. Also my first #mandolin song of 5090 so #no_weird_chords. Maybe next one ;)

Lyrics

Mandolin [G][C][D] throughout except as noted

Chorus
I like my new blue green bike
I like my new blue green bike
A smooth cruiser ride day and night
I like my new blue green bike

After the 12th broken spoke I knew it was time to go
To the local bike shop replace the old silver Schwinn commuter
I wanted a made to order a sun mountain
But deliveries were going too slow
Unless I wanted to wait a year to begin

Repeat chorus

So Diana orded a blue green Jamus crusier
Ari attached pannier mounts and fenders
Two months later I got a call for pickup
Walked to the store, rode it home a smiling
Now a new chapter begins

Repeat chorus

[C] Faux mountain bike tires
[D] Road noise that inspires
[Em] Ride in rain or shine
[D] Sing to the divine
Can't believe its really [G] mine

One more time
Repeat chorus



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@fuzzy

I'm liking the mandolin psychedelica.
I always appreciate that rhyming is not a priority and that the story takes precedence.
Catchy chorus.
Well done.

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You beat me to the first mandolin song - and I knew you'd do the bike skirmish! (And I think I know the bike store you're singing about.)
Cool atmospheric effects on the folkiness. Good one, and totally you!

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Nothing like a shiny new toy. Absolutely worthy of a song (or two). Mandolin sounds good through whatever that effect is that you use. Heard it yesterday too.

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Great mandolin debut. The modulation and phasing on the vocal is super trippy and works well for the piece. The joy of getting a new bike is a timeless one... connects us as adults to our inner child... that's what the song reminds me of.

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@tjeff

Love your true story, a bit jealous 'cause we sold our bikes before moving back to NYC, so using bike-share for now. Interesting descriptive lyric and good musical flow.

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Amazing story and very interesting delivery, Andy. Bike upgrade song. Happy and uplifiting.

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Nice one! Glad the prompt was perfect for you! Enjoy your bike!

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I can picture this bike so well with your vivid descriptions! Love the little details! Cool sound on the strings and effects. Lovely!

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@panch

I know that feeling, I love a bike upgrade, and that feeling of how everything seems so much better than the old bike.

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I'm really digging the chorus.