the Vee Gates archive

HomeHistoryMusicPixPostersLinksNewsContact

 

download mp3

(2.6 megs mp3)



Southern Star

Never, will I see this world again
When I've been falling, falling without end
And I have seen something in the sky
And I know what's it's been, something floating by
And I know I've been foolish, foolish to try

My southern star took me far away from home
My southern star told me I would always be alone
My southern star left a sign in the sky
And she sold me, my dream surely would die

Never, will I be deceived again
When I've been taken, taken to the end
And I have seen something in the sky
And I know what's it's been, something floating by
And I know I've been foolish, foolish to try
 


Words and music by Peter Forrest

Year Written: 1987 (Montréal)
Date Recorded: 1987 (4-track on rue St-Denis, Montreal, Québec CANADA)
Musicians: Peter Forrest (vocals), François Dubeau (guitars, bass, drum programming)

Song Notes: This song has a very interesting and rocking guitar riff.  It also has an interesting key change from D major to C major in the chorus.  Peter Forrest doesn't remember why he wrote this song during a hot summer day in Montreal.  This song was a kind of country tribute to the Montreal band "Three O'Clock Train."

Basic Guitar Chords: 

Opening: D, A (basic chords to opening riff)
Verses: A, B, D, E, A, B, E, D, A, B, E, D, Db, D, E
Chorus: C, G, D (4x)
Bridge: A, E, D (basic chords to riff bridge)