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the gospel according to Spalding Gray


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kingbee

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Inspired by the suicide of the American writer Spalding Gray who , after seeing the film 'The Big Fish', jumped into the Hudson river. I just had a whole load of thoughts about it and wanted to get something down
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Lyrics
Big fish, little fish
close your eyes and make a wish
Symptoms that still persist, be gone


Footprints your mother made
bind like a torniquet
and if at first you don't suceed
you try to die again

The gospel according to Spalding Gray
Jumped in the river and swam away
and everything was ok

Give in to the seventh wave
or wait until another day
a ticket to an early grave is mine

can't help the way you feel
let go of the steering wheel
last chapter, final reel, the end

The gospel according to Spalding Gray
Jumped in the river and swam away
and everything was ok

I'm swimming to Cambodia
keep swimming
Song Stats
Hits: 3016
Comments: 18
Fans: 9
Plays: 135
Downloads: 143
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Nov 23, 2007 - 11:33:00 AM
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2007 - 01:49:40 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:34:18 PM
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Comments
Godchaser said 3415 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Well done.
Like the song a lot.Has some wonderful lyrics,fine playing and crafting of sounds used.Perhaps a tad shy in the master volume department.You have a little Mick Jagar in the vocal.Much enjoyed.

Blessings,
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Bob Rodgers said 3415 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
A Great Song!
I like this very much, good lyrics and a great song!
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gail60 said 3415 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
good job!
I enjoyed this song. It is rather sad, the choices he made. I like the lyrics you wrote about the story. You are very creative and talented. Good singer as well. Thanks for sharing this.
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apb said 3415 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Great tune ..

.. excellent vocals .. mix is really good and the
instrumentation choices fit nicely together. Minor nits were the occassional 'plosive' on the vocal track ("gosPel") (nothing a pop-shield wouldn't sort) and the drum track being a little 'dry' (especially the snare) and lacking a little lustre at the chorus... but small improvement suggestions (needless to say), should you be interested in that kind of feedback, in a great overall song.
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kingbee said 3415 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
thank you
Thank you very much for your positve feedback.
I didn't actually 'master' it.
I just set the levels and put it in itunes.
I couldn't find my pop shield ( an embroidery ring with a pair of tights on it) so i just did it cold..but I think I'll do the vocals again.
I've only had GB for a few months and this is the first song I've actually completed.
Once again, thank you for your comments.
BTW. Godchaser..if I could produce stuff that sounded as good as yours I'd be well happy
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musichead said 3415 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
listening
great tune,,,melody is the best and the swimming part was great!!!
The only thing I didnt see eye to eye with is the snare sound. It took too much away from the song as a whole. I just wanted to hear the guitars and singing. Great playing and writing!!!
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lengold said 3415 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Lovely
songwriting and very interesting lyrics coupled with ace production/musicianship.
Welcome to Macjams from a fellow Londoner.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3414 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Pleased to meet you through this song
Really excellent writing - lyrics and music. Your voice sounds great and the playing and production is top notch and suits the story really well. Thanks for posting. And thanks to SmokeyVW for tipping me to your talent.
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said 3411 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
classic
rock influences, yet fresh and relevant. you dont let your influences define you. it seems they are a starting point, then you go off into being you. nicely done
Allen
Moviz said 3406 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Hi,
I was led here by your answer to my Forum question and I'm pleased I called in here. I think this is an excellent song well written and thought out lyric wise. I like your singing/playing too and the nice simple melody that really suits the subject, sad though it is. Love to hear more of your stuff too, regards M
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davisamerica said 3400 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
right then again
apologize for missing this one earlier..still a newbie floundering to keep up.."little fish" that's me...anyroad..this is cool. great vox...clean production..cool
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Rebsie said 3392 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
Enjoyable listen
Yep, you certainly have a distinctive sound and a good singing voice. Nice work.
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echoroom said 3317 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Excellent
Great lyric, great song. Nice instrumentation (i like how the synths support). The vox are a little bit poppy, but a shield should sort this out. Your voice reminds me of Ian Astbury, if he wasnt so blustery and could sing better.
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Remark80 said 3306 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
World Party
Very Cool. Like your vocal delivery.
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Char said 3261 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
THough I know, for certain. that I had not heard...
...this before, there was an overwhelming sense of deja vu.

That is an elegant lyric. Though I would like a crisper backup vocal,... this is a pleasing and thoughtful song. You are very good.
Thanks.
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saymme said 3097 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
. Real high scores in my book - wow. . . .
this is an amzing song i just cant stop listening to it its hypnotizing. . . . ... : ) Has a touch of Pink Floyd...& perhaps anothe rold favband of mine Supertramp ( : : ) Truely amazing song - everything about it & especially Your 100% singing just blows me away .
dl & faved !!
MarkHolbrook said 2982 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Sad
Yes this is but it has a load of emotion built in too. Thanks for sharing!
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woofer3 said 1357 days ago (July 12th, 2013)
the gospel according to Spalding Gray
-Not a comedy then ! - I do like it though very much. Nicely written and arranged. I like the vocals and the accompaniment - in fact I can find nothing out of place whatsoever, the mix is very well balanced - an overall ten out of ten I'd say.
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