Tin Soldier

Album: Better Days Comin' (2014)


  • Kip Winger told AntiMusic the story of this song: "Reb (Beach, guitar) and I wanted to do a Progressive song. Something that summed up the Prog side of what we do, aka 'Rainbow in the Rose' or 'M16' but take it further," he said. "The Right hand keyboard riff, kind of fell into my hands, it's in 4/4 and Reb started played the ascending guitar parts instinctively in 5/4. Polyrhythm lends itself very well to this type of music."

    "I went on the compose several other sections that Reb and I jammed over, the arrangement took about a day," Kip continued. "I had several lyric ideas but got stuck on finishing so I sent to by friend Donnie Purnell who sent back a version of my lyrics completed by him, Strangely without mentioning it to me, he wrote about PTSD and I had wanted to write about this for a while... It all turned out very synchronistic."


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