Bob Sellon - Safe and Sound
Bob Sellon - Safe and Sound
Safe And Sound
Bob Sellon
2005
Info: Original 2005 Mix
This is one of the oldest of my songs on Sing For Your Stew. "How old?" you ask? My son Todd sings on it at 3 different ages: 9 or 10, 14 and 18! (Oops tipped my hand there.)

My old bud Stephen Martin (the circuit designer, not the comedian) lent his guitar stylings to this one back in the days when 600MB disks were the size of a large filing cabinet. Like several of the tunes on Eye Beast Variations, many of the original tracks for Safe and Sound were recorded on Lexicon's Opus system, one of the world's first disk-based recording systems. The tracks were digitally transferred to a Tascam DA38 tape machine then finally landed on a computer via a Spirit mixing board and ADAT optical.

Safe and Sound by Bob Sellon

We were ready so we thought
we ought to give it a try.
Her Mama says that its wrong
but she won't tell us why.

So we packed our stuff in a UHaul truck
We're on our way
Heading out on the freeway south
It's graduation day

Mary was unsure at the wheel
As she turned us around, we heard magic of sound
As we rode we were sure, no trace of a cure
As we rose we called out, we cried

We're safe, we're sound, we're callin all you off
We're makin it happen
Takin the big one
Umbilical breakdown...Safe and sound

Now there's sunshine that fills our days
We've got life and we've got freedom
Though the road is sometimes hard we know
We've got to pitch the load

There are mountains and rivers wide
There are birds fly-in the air
The world is here, we've our selves to fear
We've only just begun

We're safe, we're sound, we're callin all you off
We're makin it happen
Takin the big one
Umbilical breakdown...Safe and sound

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