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Here's the song I wrote in Paul Riesler's Song School class. It was based on the story of another student. We all traded stories and then wrote songs about them. I wanted to try something new and break out of my 12 bar box.

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Surfer Girl

Stay away
Please stay away,
Poison love
kills more each day.
The sea inside
red with pain,
bites her skin,
cuts
through
again.

Stay away.
Please stay away.
Needs your love,
she pulls away.
Dressed in black,
black fingernails,
smeared black lips,
down
she
slips.

Catch the wave
that comes to save.
Learn to ride
that place inside.
Hold the gold,
make it stay.
The surfer Girl
is born today.

On her board
she caught her wave,
matters not
what the ocean gave.
She can fly,
turn herself around,
land like a kiss,
feet
on
ground.

Blackened shell
shed that night,
colors bleed
from broken light,
digs her hand
into the sand,
her aqua eyes,
dance
with
light.

Catch the wave
that comes to save.
Learn to ride
that place inside.
Hold the gold,
make it stay.
The surfer Girl
is born today.

credits

from Of Heart & Stone (Only $1 for the entire CD), released January 20, 2013
All songs entirely composed and arranged by Mad Dog Friedman. Mad Dog is singing all parts on all tunes as well as playing harmonica when heard. The rest of the accompaniment was squeezed out of the Band in a Box software.

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Mad Dog Friedman Lafayette, Colorado

Mad Dog writes from the moment and sings from his heart. His influences include sources as divergent as William Butler Yeats and the delta blues. His songwriting is sincere, simple and often humorous. He has recorded several solo projects as well as with Jenn Cleary, Papa Juke, Felonius Smith, Chris Hammong, Yo Yo Ma and Derek Trucks.
His spontaneous compositions range from aleatoric to ambient.
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