Santa Fe

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FEATURED on TEXAS MUSIC MAGAZINES 2013 Summer Compilation CD, it was recorded in two weeks, so it could be included on the release.

Originally written in late 2004 after I had just moved to Austin, TX on a used Takamine Santa Fe guitar that I bought (and owned only briefly). The guitar was supposedly owned by some famous "three-named" Texas singer/songwriter that I had no familiarity with and my thought was "I have no clue who this person is, so I hope this guitar isn't more expensive because of that!". While I didn't keep the guitar for more than a week, I am convinced IT wrote this song because it came so fast and effortlessly. It's one of my favorite songs to play live! A lot of energy, dynamics and soul.

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SANTA FE
Words and music by Patrick Fleming, Jr.
©2013 Patrick Fleming, Jr.

She disappeared like a mirage
As the sun rose in the sky
My thirst was ever deepened
With every tear I cried
I followed her to this border town
Where the desert wind does blow
But she slipped away in the middle of the night
On her way to New Mexico

Senorita, can you tell me, how far to Santa Fe?
I am trying to meet her but I have somehow lost my way
She was in my dreams where the sun set best and the spirits rode on the wind
Senorita, can you tell me, how much longer ‘til I give in

‘Cause I’ve been wandering through this desert
With the tricks of the heat and the sun
The Spirits of the ancients
Have got me on the run
I double back on a double-wide track
Only looking for some shade
But the specters of my distant past
Keep me from being saved

Senorita, can you tell me, how far to Santa Fe?
I am trying to meet her but I have somehow lost my way
She was in my dreams where the sun set best and the spirits rode on the wind
Senorita, can you tell me, how much longer ‘til I give

Into my temptations
‘Til I give into my remaining doubt
‘Til I give into my frustrations
‘Til I give in and never get out

Senorita, can you tell me, how far to Santa Fe?
I am trying to meet her but I have somehow lost my way

Senorita, can you tell me, how far to Santa Fe?
I am trying to meet her but I have somehow lost my way
She was in my dreams where the sun set best and the spirits rode on the wind
Senorita, can you tell me, how much longer ‘til I give in
How much longer ‘til I give in
How much longer… ‘til I give in

credits

from REBOOT, released July 16, 2013
Words and Music by Patrick Fleming, Jr.
Produced by Patrick Fleming, Jr.

All instruments by Patrick Fleming except:
Drums - Brian Delauri

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Start with a helping of Southwestern-inspired Americana.
Infuse a bit of East Coast/New Jersey flavoring.
Add a dash of 'Bono'-esque insight and showmanship.
Spice up with memorable melodies and musical hooks.
Finish off with a splash of heartfelt and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.

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