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Like the story tells: a man was found April 7th, 2005 on the beach of Sheerness, UK, in a rain-soaked tuxedo. He did not respond to any question and were taken to a nearby psychological clinic. The man, by the name "The Piano Man", is very good at playing the piano and has surprised anyone with his talants. Even though many news-papers has posted the story about him as well as photography of him, none has of yet claimed him missing? The man has still not spoken a word.

I play all the instruments and does all the vocals - and it is mostly first takes.

Thanks,

Mikki

PS. I don't know if this is "Folk"?
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Lyrics
[ the piano man ]

it was the late eve of April 7th 2005, the police found a blond man
at the beach of Isle of Sheerness, on the East of England's Shore
dressed in a tuxedo, white shirt and a tie, he looked very lost and cold
came walking drained in water, like is if he had been on a ship but fell aboard

he's found but none know who he is
he's found but he can't talk
he's found but none knows
if he will ever talk

a piano man that none seems to know
a piano man that perhaps fell aboard
a piano man that doesn't know how to talk
a piano man found at England's Shore

the mystique of this story tightened as the man didn't speak a word
at a nearby hospital, they gave him a piece of paper and a pen
hoping, he would write something down
instead, he drew a picture of a Grand Piano
and so, the "piano man" was born

led to a piano, the man played like a classic virtuous
"The Lake of the Swan", and what seemed to be art of his own
it's believed that the man has experienced some kind of trauma
a nervous breakdown of some strange kind
or temporarily lost his mind

© MKN05


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Uploaded: Aug 09, 2005 - 01:06:24 PM
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2005 - 10:42:11 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2017 - 12:33:22 PM
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Comments
eltopo said 4510 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Inspired stuff again
When i saw the title of this song I'd hoped it was going to
be about this fellow.

A both pretty and dramatic tune with your usual
distinctive style and great lyrical twists.
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mikkinylund said 4510 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Thanks
ElTopo! It is a very interesting, dramatic, and fascinating
story. I just could not resist! :)

M
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jgurner said 4510 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Love the mood
A liitle dark, a little sad. I think it works well for this
intriguing story. Some excellent piano (even though you
don't have a Grand Piano). Great vocal work. A very
interesting work. I enjoyed it very much.
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snowdragon said 4510 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
What an excellent concept
for a song. Wish I'd thought of it.

Probably not a "folk" song in the classic sense, but close
enough for rock'n'roll.

Very well done.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 4510 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Excellent
Your unique perspective on things is always inspiring in itself. I love your playing and your singing adds such sadness, hopelessness that touched me. There are so many capturing elements in this piece.
Wonderfully done Mikki!
D/L
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TobinMueller said 4510 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Mystery, pathos, moody and fascinating
Another totally cool concept complete with unique sounds
and layers. The lose quality of the harmonies gives it a Greek
Chorus sense of storytelling. The progression into the "a
piano man" chorus, with the excellent harmonies, is very
compelling, well done, my favorite moments. The tremolo
accordion solo toward the end solo seems strangely random
compared to the rest of the piece, in my ears, and made less
sense than your other choices. The waves are kind of loud in
my headphones, too. But aside from those things, this is an
excellent track. So thought-provoking, entertaining, and
fascinating are you songs!
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mikkinylund said 4510 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Thank you all
I've had the concept in my mind for a little while actually,
but wasn't sure about the music until now. As far as the
accordion solo - I was myself unsure about that part but
thought it sounded nice and different to bring it aboard.
The solo in itself however, I am thinking I will for sure go
back and revisit as soon as (if ever) we find out more
information about the Piano Man. I think the
circumstances of him ending up where he did, as well as
his past greatly needs to color some parts of the song.
For now, this is a song about what I do know as of today.

Thank you all for listening, comment, downloading and
voting!

M
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Peter Greenstone said 4509 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Always great subjects
You always find such great subjects to sing about. I'm
familiar with this man's story. Amazing.

I love your piano and organ playing. So unique and
artfully done. There are a couple of lines of the lyrics that
could use attention though:

"he's found but none know who he is
he's found but he can't talk
he's found but none knows
if he will ever talk"

I'd try to find another word that would rhyme with "talk"
rather than rhyming it with itself, or maybe not a rhyme
but just not repeating "talk".

"a piano man that perhaps fell aboard"

Perhaps it is intentional to be this way, but I think you
probably wanted to say "fell overboard". To say he "fell
aboard" suggests that he somehow fell on or onto a ship
rather than off of one and into the sea... almost the
opposite.

Anyway, this is another wonderful work of art, Mikki.
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Warren Smith said 4509 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
Good storytelling
Very dramatic; powerful music, great singing.

To me the accordion lingers a little bit too long during that
late musical break, like maybe one verse of soloing is
enough for it, before the piano takes back over? I do like the
sound of it.

Besides the two language points made by PGreenstone,
there's a third one you'll want to fix. It should read "the man
played like a classic virtuoso." Virtuous means righteousness,
ver-choo-oh-so is a musician playing with masterful skill.
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mikkinylund said 4509 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
Thank you guys!
I don't know what was wrong with my spelling that day,
he, he! I really, really appreciate any comment in regards
to this though, it will only help me learning English, and
communicate in a proper way. I know that small mistakes
like this can be huge turn-off to some, and I do not want
that of course! "Fell Aboard" could obviously be a
Dadaistic turn all of a sudden, but you are right Peter, and
seing the obvious mistake, it makes it almost a bit silly or
confusing... :) I am glad you like the song no matter what,
and can see through these mistakes and look at the art. I
do agree the solo is either way too long, or not interesting
enough to make up for the time... Thank you very much!

M
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thetiler said 4508 days ago (August 12th, 2005)
thanks
Love the remote concept of this guy. You really have an
incredible angle here. Like the splashing of the water as well.

Original and fresh material here I think!

Thanks for sharing and help making Macjams a very special
place to hear very special music like yours.
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thetiler said 4508 days ago (August 12th, 2005)
thanks
Love the remote concept of this guy. You really have an
incredible angle here. Like the splashing of the water as well.

Original and fresh material here I think!

Thanks for sharing and help making Macjams a very special
place to hear very special music like yours.
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Hapster said 4507 days ago (August 13th, 2005)
gothic
it has a dark intro
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SpasmodicMan said 4503 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Harry Chapin of the darkside
Way cool idea, lyrics, fallow through. I agree about the
random nature of the solo section, alienating, but not sure in
a bad way. I can imagine it better with something else,
however, so look forward to a new version. Ever hear the
song by Harry Chapin about the baker who wanted to sing
opera? I imagine the solo something like that, part of the
great story you are telling. Really good lyrics.
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mikkinylund said 4503 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Thanks
No, I've never heard of that song..!? The reason I chose the
Accordion for the solo part is that the instrument itself to me
is very much connected with the sea and boating. Perhaps it
still does not fit? Anyway, this is a work in progress so
things will likely change. I will try to find that song and have
a listen to it, thanks for the tips.
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Peter Greenstone said 4497 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
He has been found
I read today that he finally broke his silence and said he was
from Bavaria. His parents were contacted and he has
returned home after recovering. Due to doctor/patient
confidentiality pretty much no more information was made
available, so the mystery will remain.

Best wishes for the "Piano Man".
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