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Spencer, Vogel & Cain
07/27/2019
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel
Spencer, Vogel & Cain
07/27/2019
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel
Spencer, Vogel & Cain
08/05/2019
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel
Spencer, Vogel & Cain
07/27/2019
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel
Spencer, Vogel & Cain
08/02/2019
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel
Spencer, Vogel & Cain
08/02/2019
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel
Spencer & Vogel
01/05/2019
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Story

Photo credit: Poprotskiy Alexey

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark F. Maier, TJROX Audio, Lodi, California, December 7, 2018 & January 5, 2019.

Guitar & Vocals: Tim Spencer

Baritone Ukulele & Vocals: Bart Vogel

Lyrics

It takes a long time to bury a woman alive. It takes a long time to bury a woman alive.
It takes a long time to bury a woman. Takes a long time to bury a woman.
It takes a long time to bury a woman alive.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah.
It doesn’t take long to take that shovel down. It doesn’t take long to take that shovel down.
It doesn’t take long to take that shovel. It doesn’t take long to take that shovel.
It doesn’t take long to take that shovel down.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah.
It takes a short time to bury a woman that’s died. It takes a short time to bury a woman that’s died.
It takes a short time to bury a woman. Takes a short time to bury a woman.
It takes a short time to bury a woman that’s died.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah.
It takes a long time to bury a woman alive. It takes a long time to bury a woman alive.
It takes a long time to bury a woman. Takes a long time to bury a woman.
It takes a long time to bury a woman alive.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 11/07/2018
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Story

Photo credit: Everett Collection

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark F. Maier, TJROX Audio, Lodi, California, October 2 & 26, 2018.

Guitar: Tim Spencer

Guitar & Vocals: Bart Vogel

Lyrics

She’s like a belle of the ball yet she loves us all

And we’re drawn out onto her floor.

Her movement in the world, like a flag unfurled,

Can be seen from all around.

You won’t be the same once she’s learned your name;

You’ll always come back again.

Twisting and turning and always returning;

She’ll set you aright for sure.

She’s like a belle of the ball, coming down the hall;

You’re really glad that she came.

Her eyes shining bright; they always excite

And her presence just changes the mood.

You won’t be the same once she’s learned your name;

You’ll always come back again.

Twisting and turning and always returning;

She’ll set you aright for sure.

Knowing her changes everything. Seeing her always makes your day.

Smelling her sweet perfume. Reminds you she’s in the room.

She’s like a belle of the ball yet she loves us all

And we’re drawn out onto her floor.

Her movement in the world, like a flag unfurled,

Can be seen from all around.

You won’t be the same once she’s learned your name;

You’ll always come back again.

Twisting and turning and always returning;

She’ll set you aright for sure.

Twisting and turning and always returning;

She’ll set you aright for sure.

 

Copyright February 6, 2012

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 04/26/2018
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Story

Photo credit: windcoast

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark F. Maier, TJROX Audio, Lodi, California, February 6 & 20, March 7, 13 & 27 and April 10, 2018.

Classical Guitar & Vocals: Tim Spencer

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: Bart Vogel

Lyrics

Wish I could see you now - coming down the street.

Wish I could hear you now - leaning on that horn.

But it’s been a long, long road since then

It’s been a long, long way for sure

Wish I could hear the roar of that red and white ‘65 Ford

Wish I could see the top coming down as you came to a stop

But it’s been a long, long road since then

It’s been a long, long way for sure

I’m really, really glad that we had some time together

I’m really, really glad that we got to go for a ride

I’m really, really glad that we went 100 miles per hour

I’m really, really glad the we felt the wind in our hair

What a wonderful, wonderful time that we had

Wish I could take the call of you dialing from that car again

Wish I could hear you say that you’d stop by and sit for a while

But it’s been a long, long road since then

It’s been a long, long way for sure.

Wish I could see you now.

Wish I could see you now.

Wish I could see you now.

 

Copyright June 27, 2017

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 12/13/2017
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Story

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark F. Maier, TJROX Audio, Lodi, California, September 19, September 26, November 7, November 28, and December 5, 2017.

Classical Guitar & Vocals: Tim Spencer

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: Bart Vogel

Lyrics

Do you see the leaves falling down?

Do you see the gardener raking 'round?

Do you feel the season like I do?

Its a fall time a fall time of year.

Do you see the color of the leaves? Do you see the haze out through the trees?

Do you feel the season like I do? Its a fall time a fall time of . . .

Fall follows summer. Summer follows spring.

Spring follows winter and fall comes again.

Do you see the children in the yard? Looks like a Rockwell greeting card.

Do you feel the season like I do? Its a fall time a fall time of year.

Do you see the clouds gathered 'round? Do you smell the raindrops on the ground?

Do you feel the season like I do? Its a fall time a fall time of . . .

Fall follows summer. Summer follows spring.

Spring follows winter and fall comes again.

Its a fall time a fall time . . .

Its a fall time a fall time . . .

Its a fall time a fall time of year.

Copyright Barton J. Vogel © June 27, 2017

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 10/02/2017
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Story

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark F. Maier, TJROX Audio, Lodi, California, June 20, July 11, August 8, August 22 and September 19, 2017.

Background Vocals: Mark Maier

Electric Guitar & Vocals: Tim Spencer

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: Bart Vogel

Lyrics

If you disagree with me and I disagree with you.

Can we still find a way to get along?

If you think I'm ridiculous and I think you're ridiculous, too.

Can we still find a way to get along?

Let's attain the impossible. Let unity increase.

Let's achieve the improbable. Let's learn to live in peace.

If you think I've lost my mind and I think you've lost yours, too.

Can we still find a way to get along?

If you think I've lost my way and I think you've lost yours, too.

Can we still find a way to get along?

Let's attain the impossible. Let unity increase.

Let's achieve the improbable. Let's learn to live in peace.

Changing the way we've done it won't be an easy thing.

Changing the way we've thought it won't happen in a day.

Yet the only way change happens is changing the way in me!

 If you disagree with me and I disagree with you.

Can we still find a way to get along? To get along. To get along.

Copyright 2/7/2017

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 04/26/2017
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Story

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark F. Maier, TJROX Audio, Lodi, California, January 31, March 7, March 21 and April 18, 2017.

Electric Guitar & Vocals: Tim Spencer

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: Bart Vogel

Lyrics

The demise of the unfortunate cricket. We thought he was a cockroach instead.

The demise of the unfortunate tabby. We thought she was a coyote instead

Ah . . . Ah . . .

The demise of the unfortunate garter. We thought he was a rattler instead.

The demise of the unfortunate German. We thought he was Jewish instead.

Ah . . . Ah . . .

The demise of the unfortunate Catholic. We thought he was Protestant instead.

The demise of the unfortunate Arab. We thought he was the other side instead.

Ah . . . Ah . . .

It's not always as it seems. We're all just human beings.

Yet it's not always quite that easy. It's not always as it seems.

The demise of the unfortunate bridegroom. We thought he was the best man instead.

The demise of the unfortunate lover. We thought he was a loser instead.

 

Copyright 6/6/2016

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 01/19/2017
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Story

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark F. Maier, TJROX Audio, Lodi, California, August 2, August 9 and December 27, 2016.

Photography & artwork by Robert Mohr

Electric Guitar & Vocals: Tim Spencer

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: Bart Vogel

Lyrics

1. They worked all morning in the orchard that summer weekend day

The house by the shore was a long held dream and as they stood there in the shade she said

CHORUS: It feels so good. It feels so - good. It feels so good. It feels so good.

2. He slipped his arm around her shoulder and pulled her body near.

He turned his face toward her head and whispered these words in her ear.

[CHORUS]

Bridge: They’ve been planning all this for some time with an architect and such

It has seemed a little tough at times but it’s worth it because they love so much

They love so much they want to settle down.

[CHORUS]

[INSTRUMENTAL CHORUS]

3. He took her by the hand and led her all the way upstairs.

As he helped her with the buttons on her shirt and old blue jeans she said

[CHORUS]

[CHORUS]

 

Copyright 2011

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 07/26/2016
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Story

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark F. Maier, TJROX Audio, Lodi, California, June 28, 2016.

Electric Guitar & Vocals: Tim Spencer

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: Bart Vogel

Lyrics

Seventeen months to leave you lonely. For my heart to break.

Seventeen months for the sky to fall down. To miss you dear.

Seventeen months for my heart to heal. For mind to be free.

Seventeen months to fall in love again. Seventeen months to fall away.

Chorus: Oh, why does it seem so long? Yet seem like you just were here.

I’m amazed how the wounds have gone. How healing healed. How healing healed.

Seventeen months dying to stay. Wanting to give up.

Seventeen months wanting to give in. I’m finding a life.

Seventeen months see it all come around. I’ve got to forgive.

Seventeen months never forgotten. Seventeen months for that wound to heal.

 [CHORUS]

 [INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE]

 [CHORUS] [JAM] [CHORUS]

 Tag: Seventeen months. Seventeen months. Seventeen months.

Copyright 2011

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 06/25/2015
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Lyrics

1. Heading from the dock at four o’clock

There was too much wind to raise the Genoa

So we raised the working jib in its place

And the main was reefed to fight the weather helm

Chorus: This is the water I remember

This is the strait I recall

I’ll not forget you sitting on the gunwale

Adding ballast as we reached for Sherman Isle

2. The boxes filled with food were stowed below

Other gear secured on forward berths

The sail bags empty now were tucked inside

She was ready for the winds to have their way

(Chorus)

Hi Dee Hi Dee Ho, Hi Dee Hi Dee Ho

Hi Dee Hi Dee Ho, Hi Dee Ho

3. Flying down the wind at Golden Hour

We ate our sandwiches and mango fruit

As we tipped our bottles up and quenched our thirst

I looked off starboard bow and had the thought:

(Chorus) (Hi Dee . . .) (Hi Dee . . .)

(Chorus) (Hi Dee . . .) (Hi Dee . . .)

 

Copyright 2009

Old Tub

04:45
Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 06/25/2015
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Lyrics

1. Oh you wouldn’t recognize her for the way she used to be.

The paint is peeling off and the engines are at peace.

CHORUS: Old Tub.

Old Tub.

2. Her fittings all have rusted and the lights are off for good.

The windows have been broken by the vandals from the shore.

[CHORUS]

3. The sun has taken its toll on her decks and bulwark now.

The rain has penetrated the cracks in cabin doors.

[CHORUS]

BRIDGE: She’s lying next to others

Who’ve suffered same as her

But it’s a calm and peaceful cove

In which to rust.

[INSTRUMENTAL VERSE]

FINAL CHORUS: Old Tub.

Old Tub. 

 

Copyright 2013

Balance

03:57
Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 10/21/2014
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Lyrics

1. Like a gymnast on a balance beam

Like a tightrope walker on a high wire

Like climber on a rocky ledge

I want to have, want to have,

Want my life to have balance

I need my life to have

Want my life to have some balance

I’m praying that it will

Pleading that it will have some balance (uh, uh)

2. Like a lineman on a telephone pole

Like a window washer on the Empire State

Like a bridge painter on the Golden Gate

I need my life to have

Want my life to have some balance

I’m praying that it will

Pleading that it will have some balance (uh, uh)

3. Like a steel worker on the 63rd floor

Like an ice skater in Olympic trials

Like a barnstormer on a biplane wing

I need my life to have

Want my life to have some balance

I’m praying that it will

Pleading that it will have some balance (uh, uh) (uh, uh) (uh, uh)

 

Copyright 1993

Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 10/10/2014
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Lyrics

The weight of ache. The sorrow of leaving.

The sadness of taking. Separating humans. And tearing it down.

- Breathe to move. - Breathe to move.

The crush of change. The rawest emotion.

Expelling a long sigh. No possible way to cry. I wish I could die.

Breathe to move.

Breathe to move.

The death of love. The pain of devotion.

Stepping off the boat. Leaving the dock behind. Take another step.

Breathe to move.

Breathe to move.

The only way is to take another step

No matter how small it is and to feel along the wall for the only way out.

Breathe to move.

Breathe to move.

Just take another breath and fill your lungs with all the air that they can hold!

Don’t be afraid to step again. Move out from underneath this awful cold.

To be born

To come alive again

To find some new life

To feel some new way

To start another day

Breathe to move.

Breathe to move.

Just take another breath and fill your lungs with all the air that they can hold!

Don’t be afraid to step again. You’ve moved from underneath this awful cold. Gotta . . .

 

Copyright 2009

River

03:46
Spencer & Vogel
Date Released: 10/10/2014
Words & Music: Barton J. Vogel

Lyrics

1. The water runs only on toward the sea as it winds down the valley and slows by the trees.

And it courses through canyons displacing the stone.

And moving on; it’s continually drawn. It forever will go like my heart will flow into yours.

2. The flow of the river waters the land and it never stops running even blocked by the dam.

And it carries whatever it wants down the stream.

And moving on; it’s continually drawn. It forever will go like my heart will flow into yours.

3. Part of the water ends up in her cup and part boils in kettles on a thousand cook tops.

But the rest just keeps flowing on toward the sea.

And moving on; it’s continually drawn. It forever will go like my heart will flow into yours.

 

Copyright 2010