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Vertical Horizon — On The Sea
Album: Live Stages
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5.8

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Released: 1999
Length: 6:19
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No fog clear in the moonlight
The stars shine so bright now's the time
I close my eyes - soft wind touch my face
Cool sand upon the place where I once kissed you
And held you close
Now I will reach for the stars
Because Oh my love, that's where you are

Chorus
Though the storms of black night rage on
I still see your face
I still feel your lips on mine
And though my heart feels all alone without you
I still hear you sing to me
I still hear your voice on the sea

Waves crash break the silence
Gulls cry a song of lament
I walk on through the stormy night
The air cries flash of anger
Dark night enshrouds the stranger all alone without you
Now I will reach for the stars
Because Oh my love, that's where you are

Chorus

No fog clear in the moonlight
The stars shine so bright now's the time
I close my eyes - soft wind touching my face
Cool sand upon the place where I once kissed you
And held you close
Now I will reach for the stars
Because Oh my love, that's where you are

Chorus
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 cementfloor wrote:
I like the song, but I keep hearing the Doobie Bros. "Long Train Runnin'" in the guitar riff.
 
Indeed, sounds like the Doobie Brothers and Toad the Wet Sprocket in a blender. Which isn't too bad, but it does sound very derivative.
 trekhead wrote:
...oh, YEAAHHH....definitely. A friend of mine stated there are only 10/12 known chords/riffs, then it starts repeating. Comments?
 
It's a minor 7th chord, being strummed at the same rhythm as the Doobie's tune - which also employs a Gm7 chord.  The Doobie Bros, however, did not invent the minor 7th chord, and there are far more than 10 to 12 known chords - there are about 50 chord variations for each of the 12 notes.
I was certain the first line would be 'We Don't Need No Ed-joo-kay-shun..'..'
 Hogtownmike wrote:

I thought it was Great Big Sea! Lead sounds so much like Alan Doyle...

 
{#Ask}...........um..................no.
 Roverfish wrote:
My LAST guess would have been Vertical Horizon. My FIRST would have been James Taylor. Or guest singer with DMB. Decent tune.
 
I thought it was Great Big Sea! Lead sounds so much like Alan Doyle...
 I believe these guys have been listening Doobie Brothers quite a bit.
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My LAST guess would have been Vertical Horizon. My FIRST would have been James Taylor. Or guest singer with DMB. Decent tune.
That "lay you down"-bit is something I'd call 'easy to hate', but I kinda like it. A 6.
that's funny you mentioned doobie brothers. their drummer, ed toth, just signed with the doobies.
cementfloor wrote:
I like the song, but I keep hearing the Doobie Bros. "Long Train Runnin'" in the guitar riff.
...oh, YEAAHHH....definitely. A friend of mine stated there are only 10/12 known chords/riffs, then it starts repeating. Comments?
cementfloor wrote:
I like the song, but I keep hearing the Doobie Bros. "Long Train Runnin'" in the guitar riff.
Ditto. Even stealing a classic riff doesn't save this one. I usually like VH but this just isn't doign it.
I used to earn free food playing cover songs - the set list included a number of their songs.
I like the song, but I keep hearing the Doobie Bros. "Long Train Runnin'" in the guitar riff.
BoFiS wrote:
and I like how there's a rating of '3' the first time the song is played while it's still in it's intro...way to judge a song by the build-up. i'm going to "second" that '3'.
very different from the vertical horizon that i remember from ~2001, but i like!
I used to really like these guys. Then they totally changed their sound and the radio found them (for a while). Still dig their old stuff... like this one. Japan is an awesome song too.
yay my upload...and I like how there's a rating of '3' the first time the song is played while it's still in it's intro...way to judge a song by the build-up. Anyway, this entire live album is excellent, really shows a whole different side of Vertical Horizon from their earlier work.