Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles – original song

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles is an original song about the self-deception we all use to keep our dreams alive..and our lives moving forward. I hope it’s meaningful to you and that you enjoy it!

You can download it from bandcamp, and I’ll have it up on iTunes and the rest in a week or so.

Best,
Rick

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
by Richard McCargar

Verse 1

Rubber bands on peach crates
I played as George and John


There’s no future in it Son
I said, Someone’s gonna be the one


My dreams may be empty
but they don’t fade away

All hope may be lost
I don’t see it that way

Chorus:

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Help Me Pass the Time

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Haunt the Backroads of My Mind

Verse 2


Must have played their songs a million times
to make them come out right

Every note and chord was magic
the melody makes you high

Every song taught me a lesson
about what they felt inside

I put pen to paper
Pushed My Ego Aside


Chorus:


Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Help Me Pass the Time

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Haunt the Backroads of My Mind


Verse 3
 
When I started my song 
they began to sway


That’s when I knew 
I was born to play

My dreams may be empty
but they don’t fade away


All hope may be lost
I don’t see it that way


Chorus:

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Help Me Pass the Time

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Help Me Free My Mind

copyright 2016 Richard H. McCargar
singer-songwriter style, folk music, pop music, country music,in the style of Jim Croce, Harry Chapin.

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So Alone – original song video release

We all face the same issues in life; our loved ones die, we can’t go home because the home we remember and love, is the past…and you can see it in our eyes. Please hit “like” on the video if you did, and to support artists, remember to buy the music you love!

This song is inspired by singer-songwriters; Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, George Harrison, James Taylor, Leonard Cohen, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and many others.

Please remember to support artists, buy the songs you love. Thank you! Rick

You can purchase and download this song from bandcamp, here:

The lyrics to “So Alone”

Lost them all, when he passed away

I withdrew, and they slipped away

You Can’t Go Home……I’m so alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in our eyes

Left the city that had been my home

Felt the need to forget and roam

You Can’t Go Home……I’m so alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in our eyes

Then found love, settled down

made our home, in a little town

You Can’t Go Home……I’m so alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in our eyes

Our children came, gave their love freely

I stopped running, away from me

You Can’t Go Home……I’m so alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in our eyes

When my kids left home, and said goodbye

Time passed away, and so did I

They Can’t Go Home……They’re not alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in their eyes
credits
released November 2, 2015 All Rights Reserved

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Download “Little Martha” from iTunes, I’d sure appreciate it!
Little Martha – Rick McCargar


 

 

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Artist’s Lament (Streaming Sweatshops) – original song about the music business


Download “Artist’s Lament” by Rick McCargar from iTunes by clicking here.

“Artist’s Lament (Streaming Sweatshops)” is a country music / folk song about the current state of the music industry…streaming is replacing sales and pays very little while downloads and cd sales are dropping rapidly (12% last year and 14% this year so far), and there are very few venues to play in compared to just a decade ago. So…the opportunities to make money in this biz are drying up for artists.

People say that we should be happy to be streamed by companies like Pandora and Spotify, it provides an audience. The audience no longer wants to buy music they can stream for free.

People say we should make our money playing live shows….but places that have live music are closing at an alarming rate.

If I cover a song, copyright law requires that I pay $0.091 for every cd or download I sell, to the songwriter/publisher.

When I cover a song, and it is streamed on Pandora, Spotify, or their competitors, I must pay one-penny per stream, so it will cost me $10,000 in royalty payments to the original songwriter/publisher.

When Pandora plays/streams a song, whether it is an original or a cover song, they pay a fraction of one-penny to all involved…that includes the cover-artist, the songwriter and publisher.

That means if I have a hit on Pandora or Spotify, I will lose money every time it plays, and since those people already have all the music they want in streaming format, they aren’t going to turn around and pay to download it or buy a cd.

So, the new streaming business makes money off the artists (just like the old music business), there are few places to play live, and sales are dropping because people feel they are entitled to free or almost free music….doesn’t leave much room for most artists to make a living.

Please listen and then download this song, and pass it along to your friends. I would sure appreciate it! Thank you! Rick


 
Download “Little Martha” from iTunes, I’d sure appreciate it!
Little Martha – Rick McCargar


 

 

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