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The Blue Elephant Song


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dane

 Genre: Acoustic

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I wrote this song during a very difficult time in my life. I'd often dream about what it would be like to feel peace again. A blue elephant became the symbol of that. I recorded this on april 29th 2005, my 19th birthday.
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Lyrics
my blue elephant
always with me to the end
hes my only friend
stay, blue elephant, with me.

stay with me, blue elephant, with me.

my blue elephant
plays with me on the white sand
warm ocean breeze onto the land
and he will never leave.

never leave, blue elephant, from me.

my blue elephant
he and i, we make a team
so peaceful in my dreams;
my little world of fantasy.

in my little world of fantasy.
little world of fantasy
all day.

my blue elephant
turned toward the ocean on that day
stepped in the water and flew away
now on the beach, im all alone

now my blue elephant has gone.

© dane obuchowski 2005
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Hits: 11151
Comments: 44
Fans: 26
Plays: 2336
Downloads: 453
Votes: 33
Uploaded: Nov 15, 2005 - 09:29:20 AM
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2005 - 04:51:33 AM Last Played: Jun 13, 2017 - 10:42:53 AM
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Comments
Doadars Uncle said 4390 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Nice dynamics
Heart felt. Good song. Crisp production.
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Mokus said 4390 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Wow
This is really really great...fantastic vocals and production...I've been missing hearing the piano...
Awesome energy...lots of passion...it is very moving.
thanks...
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mcsweb said 4390 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
I liked the vocals the most
Very breathy and expressive. The production sounds fantastic.
Production is always my biggest issue. Like you, piano is my primary tool.
Though I use it significantly differently, I can relate to your music. Look
forward to your next composition.
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notsosweet said 4389 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
You're 19??
I wouldn't have believed it if you hadn't said so. I love this piece -
there's definite talent here.
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jgurner said 4389 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Damn!
Welcome to MacJams and then some. This was a beautiful, powerful and
heartfelt first submission. Great piano work and very strong and
passionate vocals. I think we've got a lot of good stuff to look forward to.
Very nice.
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Peter Greenstone said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Excellent
This is just a beautiful, moving song. Excellent piano playing and
singing. You have an exceptional voice. Wonderful emotional complexity
in the piano melody as it changes and builds and shifts and even becomes
a little unhinged. Such simple imagery in the lyrics that conveys a lot of
depth and understanding. At 19 you are embarking on a new world with
plenty of emotional changes yet to face. Keep using your music as an
outlet.
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caroline said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
my bear is in awe
of your blue elephant. well, you're a find and no mistake. welcome and thank you for this bittersweet song x
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jiguma said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Great voice!
Fantastic vocal Dane - you have a huge future ahead of you in music,
hard to believe you are so young! Welcome to MJ by the way! Another
fantastic addition to the MacJams "family". Great piano too btw.
Neil
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TobinMueller said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Breathtaking
Breathtaking performance, so intimate, passionate, well done. Surreal,
esoteric lyrics sung with precise emotions, with intriguing dreamlike
results. A wonderful open-ended meaning yet details and specific
emotional reactions evoked, with child-like innocence lost and heartache
from an uncommon sophistication. So nice. Poetry in song, as your
metaphors float further and further inside. Exceptional.
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MissChaos said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
absolutely
beautiful performance. Exceptional songwriting. Hints of Ben Folds. Your
therapy is our gift. Thank you. This is the essence of music %u2013 from the
soul; it flows from our minds, through our hearts, and out of our fingers.
It's really nice to see another brave person here sharing some internal
struggles and giving the gift of powerfully emotional music. Bravo. Can't
wait to hear more from you. --Miss Chaos
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Einarus said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Oh, my...
I'm speechless. This is one of the more beautiful, heartfelt tracks I've
heard - and not just on MJ. Such great performance and great
songwriting.
Absolutely gorgeous!
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Mr. Chicklets said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
you got it brother
Very good, man. Smooth piano. Your voice is beautiful and perfect fit
fo the song.
J.A.Stewart said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Transformation
I apologize, in advance if you've managed to move on from that bleak,
lonely place that is evident in your work. But if you haven't...

Reading your song notes and lyrics --- all fairly personal --- tells me
you've struggled through your adolescence and teen years. Welcome to
the club. None of us escapes those years unscathed.

Listening to your music --- also fairly personal --- tells me that a
transformation awaits you... if you make it happen. Whatever sense of
isolation and/or alienation you may feel is subjective.

I can relate. In my teens, I largely felt like the proverbial "square peg" in
a world of nice, neat, round holes. That all changed when I went to
college, joined the college newspaper and discovered a whole new
world of delightful eccentrics --- each very "different" in their own
way. Remarkably, that motley group won collegiate journalism's
highest awards and produced some very successful people.

More importantly, we all grew to understand that our "differences" were
a good thing --- just waiting to make their own "holes" in the world.

At 19, there's a whole world of opportunity awaiting you. You have raw
talent: A terrific vocal range and an edgy approach to the keyboard, as
well as an emotional wellspring for your lyrics.

But it is up to you to expand your personal horizons and your personal
universe. Mingle with other creative people --- not just here --- but at
college. Take a chance, keep taking chances to meet other people,
until you eliminate all the dross and find the human gold that makes
this life worthwhile.

Best of luck to you.
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SlimGirlFat said 4389 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Welcome
to Macjams Dane,

What an awesome entrance with this song.
Beautiful piano playing. You have a wonderful voice, and sing this with
such emotion. Production is excellent.
Stunning work here.
SlimGirlFat
D/L

mandolinquent said 4388 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
Wonderful voice.
Wonderful attempt to hold on to innocence here; a great theme.
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Stun Nutz said 4388 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
what can I say?
Powerful song...well done.
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thetiler said 4387 days ago (November 18th, 2005)
nice laidback singin
Nice style here with that voice.

Piano fits in nicely as well as well.

Lots of cool emotional singing.
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selters said 4387 days ago (November 18th, 2005)
Im a fan!!
You hit me! this is awesome! Gotta add you to my favourites list! Looking forward to hear more from you!
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buckhorn said 4386 days ago (November 18th, 2005)
Self Indulgent
I found the song to be a little slow and a tad self indulgent. But aren't
most artists that way. And with a voice like that who could blame you. It
seems to be piped in from heaven. Second to none. Gorgeous. Interesting
piano too. Keep it up, I see you soothing a lot of savage beasts. Thumbs
up!
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dpower said 4386 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
you got it bro
i can tell that you are a talented pianist and a good song writer as well. the breathy voice thing gets old quick for me but I admit that it fits this song well.

You got it goin' on - keep it up.
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eDrew said 4386 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
19-wow
Excellent work from you. Keep um coming... Incredible voice you have
there. Let me know if you're playing in the Los Angeles area. Looking
forward to more great songs from you.
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dajama said 4372 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
Nice song
Nice song. Obviously heartfelt, and very expressive singing. The piano
sound you get is rich and clean. Interesting imagery. Good job.
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Cantor said 4364 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
very strong post!
I'm surprised you're not signed to a label yet. But since you're not--BE
INDEPENDANT!!! Keep up the GREAT work!!!
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classicalman04 said 4358 days ago (December 17th, 2005)
great stuff!
you've really done a great job here. i enjoyed this song quite a bit.

some people don't realize how hard it is to mic a piano and make it
sounds good. you mic'd it quite well and mamaged to make it sound
very open and like a person is standing in the middle of a huge room
where you are playing the song. and the way you mixed your voice fits
right along with it. it all makes for a very open sound.

the lyrics must be very meaningful to you which is refreshing. music is
a really great way to express emotions and you have really shown that
with the piece.

your vocal quality is very good. it isn't pressed too hard. i would only
suggest not singing too "breathy". it's a quality that our culture seems
obsessed with but i think you could still have a great tone without the
breathy noise. but still you have a gerat voice.

i really enjoyed this piece. please let me know how you got such a
good piano sound. i've tried lots of things and i would love to know
how you got such a good sound.

~peace~
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Emily Rohm said 4353 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
You've sold me.
Excellent. All around. What a vocal range! I'll buy your album if you
ever record one.
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Lee_lee said 4346 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
i stopped!
i literally stopped everything i was doing at some point after i pressed the play button. i felt incredibly relaxed and thought of what would have brought on such a tune of incredible sadness and a hint of relief. i kind of imagined an ending to a movie where the song rolls as a somebody looks on, gathering his thoughts and moving on. the credits slowly fade in and it ends. well, to keep it simple, i enjoyed it and im suprised that i wasnt listening to that song from a CD complete with sleaves and a label.
thanks!
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
AWESOME Piece--exquisite piano and solid vocals
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
said 4346 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Exquisite!
This song is very, very good. Everything about it is precise and smooth,
combined with powerful piano and vocals makes it truly an excellent
song. I'm looking forward to hearing your upcoming tracks.
scottjan said 4292 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Love it
Love the melody and the piano. Great feeling to this song. Nice Job!
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Scott Carmichael said 4260 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
Piano is good therapy
This knocked me out.. i closed my eyes and rode the eb and flow... I
love the passion in your voice, and that the song takes you
someplace... My 1st son's name is Dane, but i would still love this song

thanx
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Scott Carmichael said 4260 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
Piano is good therapy
This knocked me out.. i closed my eyes and rode the eb and flow... I
love the passion in your voice, and that the song takes you
someplace... My 1st son's name is Dane, but i would still love this song

thanx
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stacey said 3516 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
So glad...
...I was pointed in your direction. This song is out of this world! What an amazing talent you are. God. I'm in awe.

Thank you so much for making this available for downloads!

10's across the board.
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einstien said 3137 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
this spounds
great .. singing is really nice
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MikeRobinson said 1209 days ago (August 1st, 2014)
Wow ... you can feel the emotion pouring out
The piano performance is spectacular ... and simple.   Just a few artfully selected motifs.   The raw emotion pours out in your voice, which is, nevertheless, restrained.   Which makes it all the more powerful.   Very fine production.   Energy.

Thank you, MJ random song-selector.   You did it again.   I never would have known that this song was here.


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Name: Dane Obuchowski
Location: Azusa CA United States
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My name is Dane. I'm a 19 year old college student from Chicago, currently studying in L.A. I write deeply personal music on piano. Unlike most pianists, I am not jazz influenced. Most of my songs have a certain sense of urgency to them. I don't real... [see more]

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