knock me down

Brian Scott, the driver on Merlin, gave me some lyrics one day and asked if I could put some music to them.  They were about a man’s renewed relationship with his daughter –  joyous and upbeat.  I found a melody relatively easily and recorded it at Riverside as a surprise for Brian.  When I decided to include it on the album, I felt that the original was a little too uptempo for the overall groove of the other tracks – a little too Steve Miller, The Joker; I wanted it more Neil Young, A Man Needs a Maid.  So Jimmy Copley laid down a great ambient drum track with Dr.Will on upright bass and later we got Charlie Jones to do some harmonica, to seat it in the Neil Young Harvest feel.

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