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About: Trying to Get To You

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Chris Rininger & the DeComposers - Trying to get to you
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Lyrics

Trying to get to you
Jeffrey Powel

Well, I’ve been trying to get to you
I can never win
Its just that when I think I’ve found you
It seems I’ve only found where you’ve been.
Seeing you’s at the back of my mind.
Been thinkin’ on it some.
And of the one I’m sure I’ll find
And of the changes we each have done.

Now I just found out again today

You’re coming home tonight

My head’s getting’ light, hassles all gone away.

Must be because the thought of you gets me high

Hear that you’re coming in town
(Hear you’re in town)

Hope everything is all right

If bad guys have been bringing you down
(If you been down)
I’ll try to make all your heavies light.

Now, I hope you want to see me too
And would like to sit a spell
And talk about the things you’re doing
And hear all the things I have to tell.
My sun has been shining recently
And if you let it through.
I share with my friends the joys I see
And with them I’d like to share the joy of you.

Now I just found out again today

You’re coming home tonight

My head’s getting’ light, hassles all gone away.

Must be because the thought of you gets me high

Hear that you’re coming in town
(Hear you’re in town)

Hope everything is all right

If bad guys have been bringing you down
(If you been down)
I’ll try to make all your heavies light.

I can feel it
I’m gonna get to you
No longer have to try
I’ll know by your smile I’m getting through
We’ll know by the way we feel we’re getting’ high.

Hear that you’re coming in town
(I Hear you’re in town)

Know everything is OK

The good guys are around us
(Good surrounds us)
To welcome you, please won’t you stay
Good vibes have begun to surround us

Won’t you join in now as we play

 

 

 

 

 

The words and music for this song were written by Jeffrey Powel while working as an "oiler and wiper" on an ocean going tug hauling cargo to the North Slope of Alaska in 1970. It was written in anticipation of re-meeting an old flame with whom Jeff could never quite connect because of the usual obstacles of time and distance..

It was originally recorded in 1971 during a live performance sung by William Limbach, Rick McKinley, Susan Judy, and David Freedman and performed in the Herrick Chapel of Occidental College. At that time Jeff played it with only an acoustic guitar with bass accompaniment by Rick McKinely. On this version, Jeff tried out all the options he could think of in one of the very first attempts he ever made at recording at home with ProTools. It is a student effort, in retrospect, and will probably need re-tooling sometime down the line to incorporate all that has been learned in the interim from recording many many more songs.

Chris RIninger is singing lead with some support from William Limbach who recorded the song originally. Jeff is playing all of the instruments.

Author: Jeffrey Powel


Vocals: Chris Rininger
Backup vocals: Chris Rininger, William Limbach,
Acoustic & electric guitars: Jeffrey Powel
Midi bass: Jeffrey Powel
Midi drums: Jeffrey Powel & Steve Thomas



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