RELEASED NOVEMBER 6
"One Bit OF You"

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."

It’s not so hard to get along when the world is aimed at you

You should try to shrug it off ‘cause the lilacs never bloom

You’ve got to try to cast a blind eye to the whole contingent

They don’t deserve one bit of you

 

There was a time when you were told that the world was there for you

You could be anything you want now you can’t be everything

I think that we can make the best of this whole situation

They don’t deserve one bit of you

 

Unblemished… Untarnished

Immune to their philosophy 

When everything seems wrong

You’re righting everything with me

I’m glad that I have got you for the next continuation

They don’t deserve one bit of you

 

It’s not so hard to get along when the world is aimed at you

You should try to shrug it off 'cause the lilacs never bloom

You’ve got to try to cast a blind eye to the whole contingent

They don’t deserve one bit of you

 

They don’t deserve...

They don’t deserve…

They don’t deserve one bit of you

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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)