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scandal and cover up......everyone's doing it these days.....just don't let the queen find out!

I uploaded this a long time ago in m4a format and I fineally got around to uploading an mp3...here it is!

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Lyrics
Don't Tell the Queen
©2002
I have lived my life with my head in a hole
the hole is in the heavens and the heavens are a haven that i'm glad to know
if i take my head out - head out of the hole
all the truth that's in the heavens about fallen angel felons spills all over the floor

a pretty big mess for the bishops to clean
just don't tell the queen

helping your brother, well that's a noble thing to do
if helping isn't hiding all the lies about who's lying down then who's helping who?
i have seen eyes crying - looking for a home
eyes who have seen lying thieves stealing souls for silver and a thrill of their own

a pretty sick mess for the cardinal to clean
just don't tell the queen

when i lived with my parents i could have killed them everyday
that doesn't give me any right to hold that that gun real tight against their noggin that way
an agent tells a sergeant matters regarding world peace
too much intelligence can get your sergeants and lieutenants counting all the deceased

a pretty big mess for the generals to clean
just don't tell the queen

even in the heavens there are lines everywhere
you can count them as you cross them just don't tell your tally to someone who isn't up there
up there in that hole - the hole that's in the sky
a sky that's not too far beyond the atmosphere that is right here around you and i

and so i live my life with my head in a hole
the hole is in the heavens and the heavens are a haven that i'm glad to know
Song Stats
Hits: 6064
Comments: 53
Fans: 47
Plays: 589
Downloads: 33
Votes: 36
Uploaded: Nov 30, 2006 - 01:23:59 PM
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2010 - 11:42:20 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 04:02:51 AM
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Hardware:
MOTU 2408, Mackie 24*8 mixer, Rode NT-1, Alverez Yairi acoustic, Washburn bass, Korg Triton proX, Glyph Project X hard drive, Mac G3 blue & white, tambourine, guitar POD v1.0, bass POD.
Software:
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Comments
ktb said 3915 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
even in the heavens
they be dancin and shakin it up. this is just an excellent upbeat pop tune with superb production. the change ups, the solo, the turnarounds all showcase your craft to maximum extent. i LUV the chorus!!! if i were to gush anymore I'd bleed out. just great, really great. So SVP runs on OS x? did you play all the instruments?
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eleveneyes said 3914 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
SVP was great.
thanks for your time and thoughts. No, SVP does not run on OS X. I recorded this a long time ago on my G3 which still has OS 8.6 on it. I wish SVP was still in development cuz I LOVED that program. Their drum editter was so easy and flexible, great swing feels. had a cool replace audio feature where you could take a snare drum midi sequence for example, and replace all midi snare drum hits with an audio sample while retaining the midi velocity info on the new audio track. Lots of great features. they were ahead of their time.

Yes, I'm playing all the insturments except for tambourine which was played by Charles Aldous.

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Rebsie said 3915 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
You are most talented ...
I'm always impressed by your songwriting and production skills and this is no exception (I've heard this song before but I don't think I've commented on it). For all its dark subject matter it's a great bouncy feelgood song and impeccably performed on every level. Lovely guitar sounds, fabulous vocals ... and the mad piano bits are great too. Wonderful.
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eleveneyes said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Rebsie -
Thanks Rebsie! I really like the mad piano bits too. Thanks so much for your time, thoughts, comments and just for being YOU!

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Rebsie said 3913 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)

Awwww ... that's a nice thing to say. Thank you!
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Einarus said 3915 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Love it
This has for a long time been one of my MJ favorites - but I don't think I've ever told you that before.

Soooo, now I have.

This is just a great, catchy pop song!


-Einar S.
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Pete_NB said 3915 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Well Done
Very fun song with great singing and excellent production. Cool lyrical hook to your tempo. Great guitar playing as well.

Add the great lyrics and this song's got it all.
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Pie said 3915 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Only...
...the other day I was wondering where've you been. Away doing this stuff - brilliant.

Be cool,
Pie

P.S. Don't think I didn't notice the effort that's gone into the vocal performance here. Doubling harmonies throughout - nice.




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eleveneyes said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
I've been absinthe
yeah, I know I havn't been around but they didn't give me internet privelages in prison. But I'm back home. Now all i need to do is figure out how to get this big bracelet off my ankle.

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Scott Carmichael said 3915 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Completely knocked out!!!
New Favorite... I have to say with all the hi scores around here how can this possibly be in the 8's... this meets all of my criteria..

O U T S T A N D I N G !!! the writing is brilliant... I'm going to tell all my friends I wrote it... seriously Ray... I'm knocked out, and I love this from top to bottom...
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eleveneyes said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
knocked out
Thanks Scott. Coming from a master crafstman such as yourself your comments mean alot. You can tell them you wrote this....but that means I get to do the same with your music!

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FEEL said 3914 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Hope you put it in their perspective
or is it there perspective. Maybe they'll pull their head out of their hole. Man... maybe some day I can pull my head out and write like this. I'm not a queen so It doesn't matter. Good stuff.
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Vic Holman said 3914 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
good stuff all around
a little xtc meets early squeeze. can't get better than that. but i find the picture of the queen on top a little disturbing. well maybe a whole lot. tight and bouncing...the song....not that queen. on second thought she could be since i wasn't there.
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eleveneyes said 3914 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
disturbing picture
I played a gig one night for a Chicago Gender Society banquet. That's where I took that picture. If you think the picture is disturbing you should have seen it first hand!

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pooey said 3914 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
A Real Standout
This is my first listen to the tune (sorry, I've been out of the loop for awhile now) and am super impressed. The production is tight as hell, the vocals and instruments are done well, its catchy and the lyrics are terribly clever. This is right up there with Bonka's stuff. And I love Bonka's stuff.

Excellent.
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eleveneyes said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
hey pooey
Thanks Jim. Glad you enjoyed this. Right up there with Bonka huh? I like Bonka's stuff alot too. Thanks.

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Scorpjammer said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Yes, BRILLIANT!
Love it, Ray.

Master craftsman and artist, you are - I wonder if there's a difference between the two, sometimes.

Well, you're definitely both.

Great instrumentation - the combo of electric and acoustic is seamlessly weaved with that rockin' chorus.

A tune that sticks to your ribs, for sure.

I think I'll go and grab a Guinness and give this another listen!

Always look forward to your music.

E:)


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eleveneyes said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Hey Erwin -
I appreciate your comments....especially the part about ribs and Guiness....a perfect combination!

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Nolan said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Top shelf!
This is fantastic in every way. What more can I say. Well done. Love it.
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ziti said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
always a pleasure
to listen to your recordings Ray...just perfect!

GREAT work

deep bows

z
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Dixie Mason Band said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Transcendental Modern
If we had a four-bar F/O ending,

It would be about Perfect.



Great Capture.

Great Vox.

Great Guitars.

Brilliant Soundstage.



Don't Hide any more of These, Man.

Fabulous.
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Scott Carmichael said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
That's more like it
Now it's on top where it belongs!... I came back just to listen again... you disabled the download... let me know if there is somewhere to buy it... I want it on my ipod
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The Infinites said 3913 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
I don't know where to start....
or for that matter where to end!!!

Phenomenal.

Magnificent.

Outrageous (-ly funny/spot-on)

A wee bit like Cake (not a bad thing)

A big bit like - WOULD BUY THIS TRACK!!!!

Stunning!

Don't even answer or acknowledge - just use your time for more of the same.....!!


Jim
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bud said 3913 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Pretty amazing tune here
Great writing, production, playing, singing. What else is there to say? I'm an old XTC fan and this made me smile that intelligent - witty - pop craft is happening here at MJ. Glad I stopped by.
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eleveneyes said 3905 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
XTC
XTC is a big influence on me. They are the kings of intelligent, witty pop-craft. I'm glad it showed through!

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wurlygig said 3913 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
it's all in the details!
It's verse/chorus repeated but you give each verse it's own unique stamp and fantastic flavor. This is very skillful. Very thoughtful instrumentation. Love the bookends too.


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eleveneyes said 3905 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
details
I love it when others recognize details. Thanks so much for your time and thoughts!

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Monkaton said 3913 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Very good song
Great job on this song. The guitar lead was cool. I especially liked the bridge melody (just don't tell the queen).

Nicely done.
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Youra said 3913 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Gobsmacked
Listened to all your other stuff. Loved it, but this one is simply terrific. Nothing to add realy to the avalanche of praise it deserved, just joining the growing army of your fans ! Cheers !
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perceptualvortex said 3913 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Zounds
Hot damn, this is good. Really, really good. It's a frikkin top notch, professional sounding song. "Frikkin", I say!
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apb said 3912 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Awesome
.. super production, fabulous performance on all instruments, great vocals, catchy composition and sweet mix too boot, fun, quirky lyrics = very enjoyeable. Your obviously a beginner ... don't worry, you'll soon get down to my level .. lol

I liked the "Baba O'Reilly"'ed piano bits in particular ;o)
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Ed Hannifin said 3912 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
This is excellent all the way around...
Another one I almost missed....

I mean, it works and it works on every level.... Great lyrics, strong vocal, cool melody and rhythm... I love the lead guitar bit... A lot of multritracking that ends up sounding like a band, and a tight band at that...

Ed


blaky smith said 3911 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Great
I like this and I agree with all, great writing, production, playing and singing. Glad to discover your music, this is a very pleasant piece to hear...
Thanks to share...
Now, I have to go to listen to all your tunes !

Marc
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ToneDef said 3911 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
The Queen Rules!
It's the whole thing-
The vocals work perfectly together. What an upbeat lively tune.
I promise not to tell the queen. . . Keep em coming!
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Cori Ander said 3910 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Great
Great!
I second all that Ejh wrote.

As a little detail; the sound of the bass reminds me of the bass I played in a little hobby band twenty years ago .. used to call it "the tractor bass". Dig it a lot. .. And all he rest too of course!
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composerclark said 3909 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Mega hit
Appeals immediately on multiple levels. Not that I know anything about this, but it sure seems like it's got mega-hit potential. Great music, great lyrics, and wonderful performance/production. All tens from me.
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said 3909 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Super!
Sorry it took so long to get to this. I'm sp swamped! But I can't let this gem pass by. Great lyrics. Top notch singing and playing and a nice pro-sounding mix. Who could ask for more? Not this little grey duck! KUDOS to you Mr. "Eyes"!

Be well!
Denny Borsboom said 3909 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Amazing
production, playing, songwriting... Really great stuff, original theme for the lyrics, I love the singing as well. Thanks for posting this!
Denny
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bug67 said 3909 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Been a fan...
...for awhile now. Well, since "How I'd Love 2" anyhow. Another fine performance/production.
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jiguma said 3908 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
"just right"
Clean and "just right" guitar sounds Ray - excellent production, amazing vox, and an all round great song. Congratulations on this very cool, very rocking post - definitely sounds like a band in the studio.
Neil
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Sumo Sisters said 3895 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Amazing production
This is a very catchy tune that I will defi. sing along as I listen to this with iPod! As others have already put, the combination of the electric/acoustic guitar is outstanding, and as always I LOVE your vocals.

Thanks for sharing this Ray, and Happy Holidays to you

Aya
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 3883 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
GREAT TRACK!
Cool track man! Has a great feel and vibe! Ready for radio!
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Boris the Bull said 3865 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
thoughts from the bull...
discovered this one in the 2006 MacJams Retrospective collection.

absolutely love the sensitive musical presentation paired with an
inspired vocal setup. such a terrific piece. the lyrics, especially are
so well crafted, it's the kind of song one might wish they'd written!

jeez louise! the guitarwork, piano, i can just go on and on...
and that tamborine - out of control!

a fabulous piece and glad i've discovered your music! thanks!
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e46 said 3863 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Great vocals!
I've listened to a couple of your tracks now (how did I not hear your stuff before?), and I really dig your vocal style! The quickly paced lyric lines are really spot on. Great production again!
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damiengh said 3859 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Man
You've got the pop thing down. Like your what your doing.
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I. Spike said 3834 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Gushing for pop....
You write intelligent whimsical pop songs! And I love that kinda thang!
Excellent singing, playing, lyrics and overall delivery.
I'm gushing....
Solid. Big solid.
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stevel said 3751 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Fab power pop track
Really enjoyed this one...cool vocals, ace guitars...its all good stuff!!!
Steve
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said 3465 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Very Creative
I know it's a couple of years late but hey, you left the tunes up here...

I just love your creative sensibilities. I keep feeling this really great Sixties vibe slip into your writing. Hope that's not overstating things but Super Job once again and if I could download all your material I would.
psexnyc said 3358 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
This Song Is Soooo Cool!!
It's a Sunday nite and I am in the mood for hearing some new music. So, I'm just clicking around MJ and found this song on someone's favorites list. I am now proud to add this song to my favorites list. This song is sooo cool.
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kassia said 3343 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Queen
Wow what a great tune! I love the sound choices you made and the composition is wonderfully upbeat and fun. The lyrics are awesome - made me smile. Great harmonies on the vocals. Awesome guitar playing. Overall this is a very fine piece of songwriting, performance and production. Thanks!
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hooverfry said 3076 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
just wanted to say...
new here at MJ. came across this and just wanted to say love your lyrics and the chorus is ripping! vocals made me think of Zappa/singer from Barenaked Ladies(Ed Robertson)! (hope that's alright to say) Oh love your profile pic too.
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alackbass said 2631 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Shades of Early Joe Jackson
This has the lyrical punch and pop sensibility of Joe's classics (Sunday Paper's is my fav).
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papag said 1448 days ago (August 31st, 2013)
one of my new favs
pimped in a forum

thanks
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