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If I Go First

Guy Michael

August 03, 2018

Genre: Country

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The seasons of life as a never-ending thread.

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Bob Abner

Nice simple love story (rather sweet)—best of luck with this song, and with all your musical endeavors!!!

August 05, 2018

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Guy Michael

Thank you for listening, Bob. smile

August 05, 2018

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Carol Katterjohn

Nice!! Usually I tend to think the chorus should be the same throughout, but not this time. The imagery and story are superb.

August 09, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

Wow, great song Guy! You sound like a veteran Nashville pro…lyrics, vocals, chord prog./harmony, arrangement, etc.  love the message! Great bridge with nice contrast, and the chord change right before the lyric “Northern Star” is awesome!

August 09, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

I picked up my guitar to check out your change there, and sounds like it’s a V or V….F7 to B, and you used it masterfully, and it sounds great!

August 09, 2018

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Guy Michael

Thank you for listening, Carol…  smile

August 10, 2018

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Guy Michael

Reid, I appreciate you taking the time to listen and for your feedback; means a lot! smile

August 10, 2018

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Dori Weaver

Hi Guy!
A beautiful tenderhearted story that chronicles the lives of two very special people through their love, imagery and excellent lyrics!  The whole piece is worth several listens with en pointe vocals and production.  Superb job Guy!

August 11, 2018

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Guy Michael

Dori, I appreciate you stopping by to listen and thank you for your thoughtful feedback!  smile

August 11, 2018

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Jack Speer

My wife and I have had numerous conversations lately about such subject matter, so this song speaks to me.  It’s funny, but after the first verse, I was thinking, “Oh wow, it would be cool if the song went in that direction and low & behold…  There’s a song that has a slightly different twist on the same subject by Jason Isbell that I really like, IF WE WERE VAMPIRES.  If you haven’t heard it, check it out on Spotify or Youtube.

August 13, 2018

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Guy Michael

Thanks for listening, Jack. And that other one you mentioned is an interesting take on it…

August 13, 2018

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Bob Abner

Nice simple love story (rather sweet)—best of luck with this song, and with all your musical endeavors!!!

August 05, 2018

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Guy Michael

Thank you for listening, Bob. smile

August 05, 2018

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Carol Katterjohn

Nice!! Usually I tend to think the chorus should be the same throughout, but not this time. The imagery and story are superb.

August 09, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

Wow, great song Guy! You sound like a veteran Nashville pro…lyrics, vocals, chord prog./harmony, arrangement, etc.  love the message! Great bridge with nice contrast, and the chord change right before the lyric “Northern Star” is awesome!

August 09, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

I picked up my guitar to check out your change there, and sounds like it’s a V or V….F7 to B, and you used it masterfully, and it sounds great!

August 09, 2018

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Guy Michael

Thank you for listening, Carol…  smile

August 10, 2018

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Guy Michael

Reid, I appreciate you taking the time to listen and for your feedback; means a lot! smile

August 10, 2018

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Dori Weaver

Hi Guy!
A beautiful tenderhearted story that chronicles the lives of two very special people through their love, imagery and excellent lyrics!  The whole piece is worth several listens with en pointe vocals and production.  Superb job Guy!

August 11, 2018

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Guy Michael

Dori, I appreciate you stopping by to listen and thank you for your thoughtful feedback!  smile

August 11, 2018

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Jack Speer

My wife and I have had numerous conversations lately about such subject matter, so this song speaks to me.  It’s funny, but after the first verse, I was thinking, “Oh wow, it would be cool if the song went in that direction and low & behold…  There’s a song that has a slightly different twist on the same subject by Jason Isbell that I really like, IF WE WERE VAMPIRES.  If you haven’t heard it, check it out on Spotify or Youtube.

August 13, 2018

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Guy Michael

Thanks for listening, Jack. And that other one you mentioned is an interesting take on it…

August 13, 2018


Remember that summer back in '84,
Doin' things that neither one had ever done before?
Hidin' up in that canyon where nobody could see,
There was no place we'd rather be...
We'd hop across that creek into the Great Unknown,
Our tennis shoes were balancing from stone to stone,
Climbin' up through the branches of that old oak tree,
I'd be daring you and you'd dare me...

(CH)
If I go first, will you go too?
I'm tryin' hard to look brave to you,
But this tire's old that's holding' me,
Hope this old rope holds to this tree,
If I make it back across that creek,
Then you owe me one kiss on my cheek,
After I do, will you go too
If I go first?

The autumn came early back in '89,
I couldn't see myself without your hand in mine,
Closed up early that Thursday at our family store,
Spittin' gravel all the way to your door...
Then underneath the branches of that old oak tree,
Held a tiny velvet box from my bended knee,
As the leaves started fallin', well my heart did too,
Darlin' here's me fallin' for you...

(CH)
If I go first, and say, "I do,"
Would you wanna say it too?
Then we'd be together, for now and forever,
'Til our time on Earth is through,
'Cuz you're my All, my Everything,
I'd be so proud if you'd wear my ring,
And I'll be true, would ya say, "I do,"
If I go first?

(Bridge)
With the change in the seasons,
I keep finding more reasons why
I wanna be right where we are,
And in that infinite sky,
That twinkle there in your eye
Is always gonna be my Northern Star...

The Colorado winter's comin' fast, I know,
The banks along that creek are coverin' up with snow,
Just the two of us left here now the kids have all grown,
They're raising families out there on their own...
I picture all the memories that I've shared with you,
Wouldn't change a moment even if they offered to,
See the moon through the branches shine that undying light
As the day fades into the night...

(CH)
If I go first, promise me
You'll take me back to that old oak tree,
Let the ashes fly, just set me free,
So I'll be there for eternity,
And take what's left, please take me home,
And you will never be alone,
I will live on here in this song,
If I go first...

(Copyright 2014 Guy Artuso)

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