Sanctuary (20 Minute Session)

It was mine alone
I was your story
My stronghold
And this one is mine
Do you care
‘Bout heaven and hell
Is there any love there

Is there any love there

Stevie: I mean, can you tell I stole that from you? Do you want to hear the chorus?
Male Voice: Yeah. Actually…
Stevie: Ok, now look at….the chorus goes. The chorus goes

Just how far
Well, just how far
Must I go

Stevie: Does that make any sense at all?
Tom: The chorus didn’t. Could ya play that again? What? Did you get it? Did you see the chorus?
Stevie: Did you see the chorus, Dean?
Male Voice: It’s B Flat, and flat C.
Tom: What?
Male Voice: After the B Flat is C.
Tom: The chorus is…

Just how far

Stevie: I mean, ok, wait. If you wanted…if you were big enough/picking up, which I sometimes am not. It’s like…

Just how far
Must I go for you

Stevie: I think that’s a C.

Living in the shadow
Of this strange love of you

Stevie: C, that was

Must I be the one
To be condemned for you
Whoo…
Well, just how far
Must I go

Stevie: I don’t know. You know? I mean, that’s…I know it made some sort of sense if you were watching exactly what I doing, and then you could change it.
Tom: Ok.
Stevie: Or you could change it, even if you’re not listening to it.
Tom: I’m listening, I’m listening. I kind of like it too.
Stevie: I mean, if it sounds fucked, then think of something else.
Tom: The first part….the first part is like, just…
Stevie: It’s your melody. At least I’m an honest thief.
Tom: I was about to ? him, how fast does it change chords?
Stevie: What?
Tom: Play the, play the first part again.
Male Voice: Inside 1/4

Living in a sanctuary
It was mine alone
Ooh, it was my story
My stronghold
And this is mine
But do you care
‘Bout heaven and hell
Is there any love there
Is there any love there

Do do do dodo
Do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do
This one is mine
Now, do you care
About heaven and hell
Is there no love there

Alright, the chorus goes

Just how far
Must I go for you
F
Living in the shadow
Of this strange love for you
Oh, must I be the one
To be condemned for you
Well, just how far
Can I go

Oh..
Living in it
It was my story
Is it my stronghold
Well, this one is mine
Do you care
About heaven and hell
Oh, is there any love there

This was is mine
Do you care
About heaven and hell
Is there any love there
Sanctuary

Can I go for you
Oh, living in the shadow
Of this strange, long love of you
Oh, must I be the one
To be condemned for you

Well, just how far
Whoa, can I go
Go for you
Go for you

Male Voice: I got it.
Tom: It’s good! I like the verse part better than the chorus. It’s very
Stevie: We’ll write a bridge
Tom: Not as great. It’s a technical thing.
Stevie: Gotta keep everybody going out here. Write something diff, you know?
Male Voice: The chorus should be shorter.
Tom: The chorus…the trouble with the chorus is…and then, it starts on out. That’s uh…that the tr?, you know? That’s odd. It oughta…it oughta jump….
Stevie: About everyone wanted big chords, and I know….
Male Voice: Stevie
Tom: Ok, but, uh…
Stevie: F and G, you know, and C.
Tom: Too…too much of a good thing. Umm, what if you tried changing to a different chorus. Like maybe, if you were playing, like uh,
Stevie: What? Well, you do it. You do it! I can’t do it! You do it, and sing to it.
Tom: Try it. Let’s see if you can to it. Let’s just try it.
Stevie: Is that the “just how far’ part?
Tom: This is the verse, the part I like.

I thought it was my story
My stronghold

Tom: So, you’re singing along, right?

Do you care
‘Bout heaven and hell
Is there any love there

Well, just how far
Ooh….
Must I go for you

Stevie: I don’t get it.
Tom: Now we’re back to the verse. Ok. Take it from the top.

Living in a sanctuary
It was mine alone
It was my story
My stronghold
This one is mine
Do you care
‘Bout heaven and hell
Is there any love there

And on and on
Fight for my children
We are committed
We alone
Do do do do do…

Tom: A Minor

Whoo….
Just how far…
Just how far…
Must I go for you
Must I go for you

Living in a sanctuary

Stevie: That was interesting, Tom.
Tom: Is that better?
Stevie: You just gotta…you know what? Subtle of you. You got away with an incomp…a complete line of my chorus.
Tom: Yeah.
Stevie: And cut it out, and I didn’t mind.
Tom: I didn’t…I don’t know.
Stevie: This is a very sneaky thing!
Tom: You remember what I did? Ok, let’s just…now, let’s uh…
Stevie: I’ll throw that line in somewhere else, anywhere.
Tom: Let’s get a bridge. Ok. Now to get a bridge.
Stevie: Why?
Tom: Cause we gotta have a bridge. We gotta have a bridge.
Stevie: No, it would be wonderful if you can. I’m just saying. A lot of my stuff don’t have a bridge. In fact, some of ’em don’t ever have choruses.
Tom: You can try, just stand right there.
Male Voice: I’ll be in the playroom.
Stevie: Alright, no, listen. If we finish this song, it has to be called, as written by…cause I showed it to you, even though I stole it from him. It has to be Stevie and Tom, and the Heartbreakers.
Tom: Bugs is my ? Ok.
Stevie: And friends.
Tom: And Allen Wydell. See, if Bugs is standing right there ? for the close up.
Stevie: And Allen Whiting.
Male Voice: Can I play on this?
Tom: Ok, lemme just see. Uh, so we…the chorus, it goes…

Just how far
Well, just how far
Must I go for you
You…

Oops, I minored

Living in a sanctuary
It was mine alone
It was my story
My stronghold
This one is mine
Do you care
‘Bout heaven and hell
Is there any love there
We alone

Tom: Cut it in half, and put the chorus there.
Stevie; Ok. Stop there, and go into a chorus, right?
Tom: Yeah
Stevie: Ok. Isn’t this fun?
Male Voice: Starting to shape up at all?
Male Voice: It’s much better.
Stevie: Is Debbie dancing in there? Is Debbie dancing?
Male Voice: He’s getting ready.
Stevie: My secret…secretary dances whenever she’s tired.
Male Voice: Need some help?
Stevie: I was watching her. If I see you dancing, Deb…Are we practicing?

Living in a sanctuary

Stevie: Let’s make it twice as long. They said, “right, Stevie, it could be 30 minutes.”

Ooh
Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh
Whoo ooh
Ooh
Whoo ooh
Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh

Living in a sanctuary

Male Voice: You gotta sing for a second.
Stevie: Hey, that was kinda cheery-chi sounding. We could do a nice bah mitzvah.
Male Voice: Sounds kind of flat.
Male Voice: Let’s start out with it in B Flat.
Male Voice: Stanley here.
Male Voice: Yeah?
Male Voice: Can I…can I just get the snare drum just the littlest bit?
Male Voice: A little…little more snare?
Male Voice: So, a little more snare drum in the mix for me, just a little bit.
Male Voice: Ok
Stevie: When you want me to start singing, Tom, will you tell me?
Male Voice: Just fractional amounts.
Male Voice: Got it.
Tom: Yeah
Male Voice: Thank you.
Male Voice: Wait a second.
Stevie: Oh you, anyone, just kinda go
Tom: Ok, I got it. Ok, so I could’ve…
Male Voice: It’s coming out
Tom: So the bridge would, bridge would start on the C. Ok, I wanna try it anyway. It might sound better. Um, so we’re good..
Stevie: I need champagne.
Tom: It would be like…
Stevie: Quick!
Tom: Be like the verse

Sanctuary
It was mine alone
You’re so artsy-craftsy
Oh, but this one is mine
Mine alone
Ooh, and I fight for my children
Well, I’m going home

Ooh….
Well, just how far
Just how far
Will I go for you

You’re not minoring it. I’m sorry.

Just how far

Male Voice: Hold the F, and then go the C for the bridge?

Must I go

Tom: Yeah, but I just wanted to, I wanted to play another verse, and then see
Stevie: That’s not the bridge. It’s  the chorus.
Tom: Wait a minute! It’s all up in the air, Stevie. It’s all up in the air. I think I got it where…I think I’ve got an idea.
Stevie: Ok, but you just tell me when to sing the right part.
Tom: Just, just listen one time, okay?
Stevie: Ok.
Tom: And you just sing like uh…
Stevie: But you have…what part, you know?
Tom: Ok, let’s just do it like this.
Stevie: It’s either verse or chorus.
Tom: Let’s try it, verse, chorus, verse, chorus.
Stevie: The chorus is the “just how far”, to me anyway. The chorus.
Tom: Bridge, verse, chorus
Stevie: I mean, we can probably get in the USO. It’d be better than being in the Marines!
Tom: Ok.
Male Voice: What’s the chorus then?
Stevie: No, we play. We wanna be
Tom: The chorus is…

Just how far
Must I go
For you

Stevie: For some reason, I tend to go into a…
Tom: No, I played a minor. It was my fault.
Stevie: We’ll listen.
Tom: Ok, I don’t…all I want to do is just try this bridge, and I’m trying to figure did it come out of the chorus, or uh, or the verse. Let’s play the chorus once, and then let’s try the bridge, and it might work. I don’t know.
Stevie: When you want me to start singing on this chorus thing, will you just kind of twitch your shoulder or something?
Tom: Yeah, and if you hear, you can…on this bridge, I don’t know if you can sing to it or not, so you gotta tell me if it works.
Stevie: I’ll figure it out. Hey! I’ve got three million that we can dig out.
Male Voice: Should we try it from the top?
Tom: Let’s try it from the top, and just fumble through.
Stevie: We can change…
Tom: Just from the top.
Male Voice: 1…2, 1, 2, 3

Living in a sanctuary
It was mine alone
It was my story
My stronghold
This one is mine
Do you care
‘Bout heaven and hell
Is there any love there

Well, just how far…
Must I…must I go
Must I go for you
For you

Sanctuary
I’ve been gone a long time
Do I still have your letter
Do you still have mine
This is mine alone
Mine to give
Where have you for so long
Can I forgive

Just how far…
Can I go
Can I go
For you
How far can I go for you

Tom: We gotta stay on the F.
Stevie: I’m trying, you guys. I’m really trying to follow what you’re doing.
Tom: Just try it though, ?. If I’m gonna come in and….
Male Voice: Ok, we really don’t really know you.
Stevie: Ok, we don’t get icing anymore
Tom: We’re, as we’re coming in, but…we just hold up after the second verse. Ok? For four measures , and then we’ll come into C for you. That’ll do it.
Male Voice: After the second chorus, you mean?
Tom: Yeah.
Male Voice: Ok, so second take.
Stevie: Dave
Tom: Now, here’s the second chorus.
Stevie: Tom
Tom: 1, 2, 3
Stevie: The Heartbreakers

Just how far
Can I
Can I go for you
Just how far
Just how far
Just how…far
Just how far can I go
Can I go for you
Oh…
Well, just how far can I go
Can I go
Can I go
Well, can I go

Living in a sanctuary
It was mine alone
And, I know it was my story
My stronghold
Well, this one is mine
Mine alone
Do you still have my letter
Ooh…

And, just how far
Just how far can I go

Stevie: We’ve got three or four different songs perfectly written.
Tom: The bridge…the bridge is wide.
Male Voice: Ok, it’s real long?
Tom: See what I mean? The bridge was long.
Stevie: Which part of the bridge?
Male Voice: Great!
Male Voice: It’s too long, isn’t it then?
Male Voice: No!
Male Voice: It’s a good too long.
Tom: No, it’s not too long if you keep the intensity high.
Male Voice: Cut the bridge.
Male Voice: I will! I’ll just keep doing (drums)
Stevie: Haha What an amiable bunch.
Male Voice: I like that. We gotta, we gotta little bit crazy over it.
Stevie: May we have a glass of champagne, please?
Tom: The bridge is better. The chorus is better.