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Monsters (w Rebsie)


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DWL

 Genre: Alternative Rock
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I have to apologise for shamelessly using Rebsie's name to draw you into this song. She only sings 4 bars but what a wonderful 4 bars :-)

I was not even going to post I wasn't happy with what I'd done but Mrs R persisted so here it is.....

This is a song by Richard Marris (of Motorcycle Girl and Muddy Fields fame).

Richard wrote the lyrics and melody and played rhythm guitar. I just sort of arranged it and did a bit of singing. Richard has also just rewritten some of the lyrics so this is not the final version.......

I wanted it be a big 12 string electric number but the 12 string guitar I ordered in September won't be delivered until December so this is what we've got.

A paean to contemporary media. Celebration? Maybe.

Many thanks to Rebsie for her saving contribution.
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Lyrics
MONSTERS © Marris

some of us want to play the zombie
let the television eat your brain
voting on the phone
sitting all alone
far beyond the reach of pain

turn yourself into frankenstein
maybe you're more the bride
but when the implants fail
and the illusion starts to fade
you wear your scars on the inside

chorus
everywhere you look there's a monster
but there's no need to be afraid
look closely in the mirror
deeper than the skin
see what your fears and frailties have made

sometimes he wants to be a werewolf
howling at the Friday night
snarling and heroic
as the silver bullet comes
he won't go down without a fight

keep yourself away from the vampires
glowing on your screen night and day
keep you glued to their fantastic lives
as they suck yours all away

chorus
everywhere you look there's a monster
but there's no need to be afraid
look closely in the mirror
deeper than the skin
see what your fears and frailties have made
Song Stats
Hits: 3119
Comments: 25
Fans: 11
Plays: 243
Downloads: 115

Uploaded: Oct 28, 2007 - 05:20:06 PM
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2007 - 05:31:33 PM Last Played: May 07, 2017 - 05:49:48 PM
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Comments
peacepiano said 3678 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
Rocking
I would also like to thank Rebsie. This rocks! Scary thing about this is that I saw an article about plastic surgery last night and all the frankenstein references have a more immediate meaning....

Thanks
Bill
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DWL said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Just what I needed to hear Bill!
I need to judge myself less harshly ;-)

Thnaks

Dick
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Feter said 3678 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
Monsters
Cool rockin song ..very well written and yes
those four bars where realy cool cos of Rebsie s
backing ..welldone friends !!
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DWL said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Much appreciated Feter
I'm not exactly being prolific at the moment so it's good to get some positive feedback :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Rebsie said 3678 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
Thanks Dick
I'm so glad you posted it ... I hope I didn't drive you too nuts. ;)

I think it's a wonderful song. It's a great bit of writing by Richard, and your vocals and guitars are a treat. I'm very honoured to have had a walk-on part in it.
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DWL said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
And thank you
Still not sure but ..... ;-)

Cheers

Dick
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guitapick said 3677 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
Very, very cool...
...so much happening in this. Love the strats...

Monsters? I ain't afreared!!!
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DWL said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Strats are cool
even if the sound was driven by the Boss GT8

Thanks a lot :-)

Cheers

Dick


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Vic Holman said 3677 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
trick or treats!
give me candy!

A cool rocker with some nice guitar tricks......and with monsters! just in time for holloweeny.
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DWL said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Boo !!!!
Thanks Vic, pleased you enjoyed the guitars.

Won't the candy rot your teeth?

Cheers

Dick

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caroline said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
cool -
i may play this to the little children when they show up on the doorstep - that'll learn them - thank you
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DWL said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
I'll just remind you...
my wife's a social worker specialising in child abuse ;-)

Thanks for stopping by Caroline

Cheers

Dick
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bud said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Lovin' this
kind of a cross between The Kinks and Blue Oyster Cult. Great vocals and guitar licks. Cool collab.
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DWL said 3677 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Yo thanks Bud
much appreciated :-)

Cheers

dick


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damiengh said 3674 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Rockin
Dick,

This was rockin. Really enjoyed your wah-wah use.

Would have even fit in well with "Rocky Horror Picture Show", that they always show halloween midnight in many of the movie houses.

Love the guitars and the "keep yourself away from vampires" break.


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kristyjo said 3671 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
This is a rocking tune
about a serious subject. I'm not sure how many songs there are about plastic surgery in the alt rock world, but I'll bet this is one of only a few. I can hear that you want to 'pump it up' a bit, and add some more stuff, but I'm glad you posted this version now. I like the little pauses in the melody line - gives us time to think about what you're singing.
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John Stebbe said 3651 days ago (November 24th, 2007)
Monster
Reminds me of the Monster Mash by Bobby somebody, back a million years ago. But much more tech-sounding, also with a harder rock edge.

Your guitar work is really first-rate. I especially like the sections where the guitar plays heavy riffs, separated by a bit of silence, responding to the snare drum. I also love that guitar lead line towards the end, before the first fade-out (the surprise fade-in is genius!). Sounds a lot like the Edgar Winter Group from the 1970s.
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davisamerica said 3644 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
this
"little blood sucker" rocks mr. langford....someone said kinks and it does have that ray davies edge with the lyrics suppose but it is just originally and wonderfully you...hats of DWL!
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Halloween-2009-Challenge said 2986 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Hope you don't mind
but I included your song in the 2009 Halloween Challenge, just so others could see how it's done.

Queenie
sloparts said 2986 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Monsters
Can't live with em, can't live without em.

Great track Dick and Rebsie. Welcome to Halloween 2009

Ed
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ic42 said 2984 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
as they suck yours all away
it is a terrifying thought. we must be vigilant against the monsters, inside and outside. it is so skillfully constructed music, excellent playing and singing. very thought provoking. thank you. 0x0
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Joanna said 2971 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Monsters
Wonderfully crafted lyrics. Bravo to you all!
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maxruehl said 2944 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
I Can
almost hear The Ramones doing this song.:) Fun track--thanks very much.:)
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sloparts said 2579 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
I remember this from last year Dick
It's nice to go back a revisit again. This one is timeless my friend,

Ed
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Char said 2438 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Wild
but valid commentary on the fake cult of forever youth and beauty. My family were at a gathering of LA types a year ago and my son in law mentioned that there wasn't a person there who could actually smile. Isn't that sad? Thanks.
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