RELEASED December 18
"LANDSDOWNE ST"

Originally entitled, "Pandemic Birthday," "One Bit Of You" is the fifth single to be released from Dave's real-time project entitled, "Not Gone."
One Bit Of You was born on Dave's birthday in September of 2020 as the result of a social media-shared moment where isolation, daily pressures of the pandemic, and an urge to musically break free, prompted a spur of a riff, and the first verse and chorus. Volume can act as its own therapy sometimes, and with the right equipment pairing, the riff in One Bit had taken on an addictive and sonically familiar gait -- sort of like a Teenage Fanclub tribute... that thing that one plays when picking up any guitar... to a time in mind (the 1990's) when everything seemed simple and un-calculated, certainly in comparison to 2020. In the recording, the bell-like-clear (alternating melody line) that plays in on the pre-chorus was recorded on a combined duo of a 1960's Rickenbacker and an old Gibson acoustic... together, they have a way of lifting spirits (good thing in these times). Dave played bass and guitars, Chris Harris recorded the drums in his basement; and Dave would have liked to recruit his twin brother, Brian for blood harmonies (and production help), if only time and circumstances permitted such whimsy. One regret is the omission of Beach Boys-inspired harmony lines in the last chorus -- an idea from the fantastic Lisa Traxler; and also suggested by Bill Kates (maybe that version will emerge at some point in the future). Dave Charles: "There's nothing political about this song -- it's about the recognition that only a very loved one can extract."

When we had it all 
Street lights burned out as we drove under the city moon
Talking about our dreams
In pinstripes and ripped up jeans we never needed any more

Did your dreams come true?
Or did they shatter as we walked down Landsdowne Street?
You know what I’m gonna do? 
I’ve got a Marshall and a stomp-box at my feet
I’m coming to your town
Come around
I hear a new sound on the street

Club lights were dim 
With bright hopes for winning over someone to get us in
Black lights and faux brunettes
Pop songs and cigarettes
We never wanted any more

Now the clubs are all gone 
And everybody’s just dancing to their screens
They just want to belong
Making music with the same downloaded beat

I’m in the lost and found
Come around
I hear a new sound on the street
I laid a new song down
Come around
With the new sound on the street

Remember where we came from?
Dodging slings and arrows all day long
While smiling for the photographs

Now we’re all alone 
And made good on all the things we ever thought we’d do
Pop songs and melodies
Gold rings and memories
They’ll never take away from you

Did your dreams come true?
Or did they shatter as we walked down Landsdowne Street?
You know what I’m gonna do? 
I’ve got a Marshall and a stomp-box at my feet

I’m coming to your town
Come around
I hear a new sound on the street
I’m in the lost and found
Come around
I hear a new sound on the street
I laid a new song down
Come around
with the new sound on the street

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Release Date: November 6, 2020
Music and lyrics: Dave Charles
Vocals - Dave Charles
Guitars - Dave Charles
Bass - Dave Charles
Drums - Chris Harris
Producer - Dave Charles
Recorded at underdog studio, boston, ma, usa, and in the basement of Chris Harris, (up the road)

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