• Artist: Barry Gremillion
  • Title: The Ballad of Levo and Dexter
  • Genre: Rock - Alternative Rock
  • Mood: Up/Positive, Quirky/Wacky/Silly
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Horns/Woodwinds/Brass, Bass, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 4/19/2012
  • Lyric themes: Personal Philosophy, Storytelling, Music/Art, Jesus, Sacred Themes, Morality Tale
  • Lyrics: Four guys walk into a room Round the table they sit down Come to talk it over ‘fore the feelings start to fester Jesus and Buddha and Levo and Dexter Jesus is the front man of the band Buddha plays guitar and sings the harmony Levo beats the bass awakens kundalini snake While Dexter keeps ‘em dancin’ with his polyrhythmic tattoo Jesus sez “I’m gonna be a star. Follow me into the Hall of Fame.” Buddha sez “Don’t hide your dice.Observe what you are doing.” Levo and Dexter not so easily swayed What is the problem? What in the world? Why are they fighting? Why in the world? Eye for an Eye Everybody’s blind If they see it through Imagine what they might find Jesus sez “Turn the other cheek. ”Buddha sez “You are what you think.” Levo worships at the alter of the knotty art-song Dexter loves to stir it up and sets his hair on fire Jesus and Buddha blow the room Step upon the stage of music history Levo and Dexter can be heard down at The Footnote Poundin’ out the bottom They’re oblivious to pop Not one note is Billboard bound They cannot be bought Bald and Bold and Beautiful They pull out all the stops They are sure to pester That Levo and Dexter
  • Keywords: cheerful, whimsical, rock, Bass, Brass, Bright, Guitar

About Barry Gremillion

There is no "band." I am a composer writing for various ensembles from chamber orchestra, string quartets, choral music, jazz combos, pop/rock bands. I write in many styles - classical, jazz, pop, rock. I hire the appropriate players for each session so the "band" changes from project to project. I have written and produced many hours of music which is available for licensing.

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