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Private Storm

by Doug Barnett

Modern folk, Singer-songwriter, Americana, roots, sorta country, sometimes funny, sometimes not. one guy and a guitar or two.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Crossroads
4:26 $0.99
2. Dance With You
3:17 $0.99
3. Coopers Lament
3:39 $0.99
4. Muffin Top Girl
3:11 $0.99
5. 30 Something
3:37 $0.99
6. Katrina
3:18 $0.99
7. Private Storm
5:10 $0.99
8. Don't Start With Me
2:30 $0.99
9. Nothing Good
4:26 $0.99
10. Bad Alibi
2:58 $0.99
11. El Camino
2:49 $0.99
12. Directorial Debut
2:51 $0.99
13. For Myself
3:29 $0.99
14. Sailing Winds
4:24 $0.99
15. Polite Conversation
3:36 $0.99
16. Who's Complaining?
3:10 $0.99
17. Recycling
2:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
I've always thought the worst storms were always those that happen in the mind, the heart and the soul.

Crossroads - The same day I bought a red guitar from a friend of mine, I read a note posted by another friend at JacksonsCafe.com. One of the lines said "I called Leslie from a sushi bar". I reversed it and when I picked up the red guitar this was literally the first song played on it and it was written as I played it. I had to name the guitar 'Leslie' in honor of its first song.

Dance with you. - This was written about my friend Randy. He went to the prom with his wife and they have pretty much been together ever since.

Cooper's Lament - A depressing little story about a guy who had a hard life filled with bad things, who finds himself on death row after 'accidentally' killing his girl. Because theres no way for him to correct the damage he's done, he asks God to bring him heaven in his dreams and let him die in his sleep. I could write a screenplay to go with it, but I haven't yet.

Muffin Top Girl. - While listening to a local band called 'Bad Alibi' one night, at a bar called 'The Pickled Onion', I noticed several girls dancing. They all had those 'love handles' and they all wore clothes that displayed them prominently. A friend of mine was dancing with them and having a great time. I wrote the main line of the song on a napkin (She's a muffin top girl and man does she look great) and finished the song the next day.

Thirty Something - The next class reunion for my high school is going to include several class years. They decided that it would be called the '30 something reunion' and so this is a song written for the shindig.

Katrina. - One night at the dive I frequent, I was sitting next to a guy who asked me who the beautiful girl playing pool was and if I could introduce him to her. She said 'not now I'm busy, maybe tomorrow'. so I wrote the song from this guys perspective. The girls name is Katrina for 2 reasons - A friend of mines sister is named Katrina - the first line didn't work with any other name.

Private Storm. - The title was based on a spray painted comment that I saw on a sidewalk. It was to let the street construction folks know that the storm drain was not a public drain. I started thinking of a private storm from a human point of view. How many people run to the storm cellar when it looks like a little rain in their relationships. How many of the people you pass every day look just fine but on the inside there is a raging hurricane that no one else sees.

Don't Start with me. - This was based on a tidbit of conversation overheard at the afore mentioned dive. A woman said to her boyfriend "Don't you start with me, I haven't said nothin nasty to you ALL day".

Nothing Good. - This was a twist on one of my favorite arguments when someone claims that its 'just no use'. Whats the worst that could happen? Nothing good could ever come of this - except maybe love.

Bad Alibi. - The lyrics were written with a local band in mind. Sort of like the Bad Company song 'Bad Company'. They did not seem interested, so I set them to music.

El Camino. - This was written as an exercise in songwriting at writersblock.com. My wife used to drive her parents El Camino many years ago and she had a heavy foot on the gas pedal. This is an invented story about her getting another one.

Directorial Debut - The first line 'the severed head rolled out the door and down into the street' came to me at work one day. The song started out as a Halloween tune but changed when I got to the end.

For Myself. - One of the things I see a lot of is people arguing about silly things when you know theres something else they want to say. This is based on a conversation between a young couple I heard at a mall one day. I could tell that they both wanted to drop the childishness of the actual argument and get to the underlying discussion.

Sailing Winds - Another little story from the recesses of my mind. I wrote the line about Kachinas about a year before the rest of the song.

Polite Conversation. - I started this in 2004 and finished it in 2008 after an evening in the local dive when a friend told someone he would pay them twenty dollars if they would shut up.

Who's Complaining. - A silly 'Bob Dylan' style song.

Recycling. - Some people take 'going green' seriously. I remember when going green meant dressing up for St. Patrick's day.



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