Fall Session 2013 – Week 11 – The Long Goodbye | SOSstudio

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The Long Goodbye | Written by Jordan Woods-Robinson

The hauntingly beautiful female harmonies from last week’s “In Debt” inspired me to find another style that could showcase their talents.  I turned to the styles of The Dixie Chicks and The Wailin’ Jennys, who both have such intricate, subtle harmony lines that float through the song and lodge themselves in your brain.

There are many stories and songs paying homage to the boys that go off to war but we very rarely hear the point of view from the wives, mothers, and sisters that are left behind to their own battle of holding down the home front without any information from the war.

I wrote the melody and my wife, Julie, sat down and figured out the vocal arrangement.

The song also features Cory on his brand new mandolin and his first time playing it in the studio. Yippee!

As the fog rolls down from the mountain

As the smoke climbs to the sky

Heaven hides its angels from the

Demons passing by


Feel the cold winds rush down the mountain

Feel the shivers down your spine

The boys are off to battle for the

Mason Dixie Line


Feel our love out there on the battlefield

Feel your gals are by your side

We’ll come home together and let

Day turn into night


Keep those muskets close to your shoulders, boys

Keep the anger in your eyes

Keep your heart and soul entwined or

Face the long goodbye


Oh, it’s so long to say goodbye

Lead Vocals: Julie Woods-Robinson

Background Vocals: Jenn Warren & Julie Woods-Robinson

Guitar/Violins: Jordan Woods-Robinson

Mandolin: Cory Maples

Mixed by: Cory at Lonely Nights Studios

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