Dr. Renee Briggs
March 3, 2013
Player's Baby Come Back
Player's Baby Come Back opens with an elegant vivace beat from the bass guitar, bass drum, snare, and the hi-hat cymbals. Then the piano plays a pianissimo four note melody that compliments the other instruments. As the melody from the piano pauses the whining pitch of the guitar comes in. As the guitar pauses the entire melody follows suit for a brief moment. The instruments resume in a mezzoforte dynamic. The melody repeats this again, but this time the vocals are added.
Peter Beckett, and J.C. Crowley both (singer/songwriters) met by coincidence at an all white party they attended, they both were wearing a t-shirt and jeans. After that they started jamming together, hired Mark Roswell as their manager. Mark brought in Paul Palmer, who introduced them to Ron Moss, who later became their bass player. Ron introduced them to his old friend John Frieson, in high school they were in bands together. Some time after that they hired Wayne Cook (keyboard/synthesizer).
The song is about losing your significant other, and not being able to live with the fact that they're no longer with you. In the song Beckett tries to forget “her” by going out every night, and spending all of his money. In the second verse he says “all day long, wearing a mask of false bravado,trying to keep up a smile that hides a tear”. He's saying that all day long he pretends to be fine by smiling, but he's really torn up inside wanting ti cry. In the next line he says “but as the sun goes down, I get that empty feeling again”. He's saying here that every time the sun goes down, he feels empty, and lonely.
During the chorus the guitar extends Beckett's pain onto you, every time a chord is struck, it's as if you, yourself are in his shoes, feeling his heartbreak. When Beckett finishes a verse, the guitar accelerando translates his words into raw emotion. During the first verse you hear the bongos,...