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Right By My Side

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Coming out of musical prelude that is more dark and magical, this song is a celebration of how love can bring you out of your shell and help to give you a much needed push in the right direction.

At the same time it is also about being a much needed shoulder for the one who has inspired you because their own life has not been going so well. In a nutshell it's about helping each other and how much you can accomplish together instead of just by yourself.

A positive look at making the right sorts of changes in life, as the song itself states, "I Threw a Pebble in the Ocean...Watched the Ripples Turn To Waves"

The song, including the musical prelude that is on the track before, was recorded in one long take while both playing guitar and singing. I did this with many of the songs on this album with very few overdubs in other songs. At the time it was the easiest and most productive way that i could accomplish my goal of getting the album done while also putting me on the spot to capture a good live performance.

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RIGHT BY MY SIDE
words and music by David Allen Slater / BMI
copyright © 2009 by David Allen Slater
07/08/2009

(opening music - Right By My Side (Prelude))
Verse 1
MEET ME SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
GET A GRIP AND HOLD ON TIGHT
SOMETIMES THIS WORLD'S A LITTLE SHAKY
WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN AT NIGHT

SURFIN' LIFE HIGH ON EMOTION
WATCHIN' OUT FOR BETTER DAYS
I THREW A PEBBLE IN THE OCEAN
WATCHED THE RIPPLES TURN TO WAVES

Chorus
YEAH, BUT I OWE IT ALL TO YOU....GIRL...NOW
FOR BRINGING THIS OLD WORN OUT SOUL TO LIFE
AND I AIN'T WORRIED 'BOUT NO TROUBLES...NO..NO..
AS LONG AS I GOT YOU RIGHT BY MY SIDE

(musical break)
Verse 2
I KNOW YOUR TIRED OF ALL THIS HURTIN'
AND WISHIN' THINGS WOULD JUST GO RIGHT
YOU KNOW YOU'VE ALWAYS GOT MY SHOULDER
TO HELP YOU WITH THE FIGHT

TURN AROUND AND YOU WILL SEE ME
WAITING RIGHT HERE PATIENTLY
WITH DAISY CHAINS AND OPEN SPACES
OUT WHERE WE CAN BOTH RUN FREE

Chorus 2 and End
YEAH, BUT I OWE IT ALL TO YOU....GIRL...NOW
FOR BRINGING THIS OLD WORN OUT SOUL TO LIFE
AND I AIN'T WORRIED 'BOUT NO TROUBLES...NO..NO..
AS LONG AS I GOT YOU RIGHT BY MY SIDE......
YEAH YEAH
OOOOH OOOOH OOOOH
RIGHT HERE WITH ME BABY
EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

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from Influenced, released August 15, 2009

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David Allen Slater Ringgold, Georgia

David Allen Slater is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, who successfully released his self-produced debut CD, Influenced, on August 15, 2009

David's music has been promoted by Windows7, Signal Radio FM, Acoustic Alternative Radio, Chicago's own The Edge On Air and Alternate Revolt Magazine & 42 guitar compilation CD's. He is currently working on a new CD.
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