"They Fell Down" was the first all-digital recording I've ever done. I worked on it night and day for two weeks in early 2002 - and it was quite a learning experience for me.
I only wish it hadn't been necessary.
Produced, recorded and mixed by Thom Stark String arrangements by Thom Stark and Ted Williamson Recording Assistants: Kurt Iversen Judy W. Stark Ted Williamson The musicians: Cousin Jack Franklin harmonica Kurt Iversen 12-string acoustic guitar Dot Ramirez upright bass Thom Stark 6-string acoustic guitars, Boss DR-770, Korg Triton, slide guitar, vocal "Chairman Ted" Williamson Korg TritonLyrics and chords:
(copyright© 2002 by Thom Stark - all rights reserved)
D G Well the dead that we could find have now been buried A G D And we have wept and we have mourned for those who died. D G And we've comforted the ones who'll go on living A G D And we've stood up to celebrate our pride. D Em But there's something fundamental that's been stolen A D From our hearts and from our homes. D Em It's something that we used to take for granted: A G D A feeling we were safe, deep down in our bones. Em 'Til they fell down A And lay shattered on the ground. Em 'Til they fell down. D 'Til they fell down. Now our lives have been forever altered And this awful thing that happened is now part of who we are. The wounds that we received, they are healing, But they are deep and they will always leave a scar. Where they fell down.. (Instrumental verse and chorus) Now the ones that did this thing, well they are running. And they can run, but there is nowhere they can hide. For the giant they awakened has gone hunting With justice in his hands and vengence in his eyes. And they'll fall down, Yes, the time will come around And they'll fall down. They'll fall down. For the evil that men do comes back to haunt them And they will find that for their crimes there is a cost. And when they've paid that price and this ordeal over Perhaps we'll find that precious thing we lost. When they fell down..