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Sword Swallower


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grizzle

 Genre: Rock
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done on logic express and garageband. tried to stick with a dryer feel, as oppose to hopping techno synths lol. the voice volume might become a bit distorted, but i hope the mixing is listenable. let me know!
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Lyrics
old man river
can you see the moon
it's the same old moon
that makes me thin and worn
and there are english counties
like hunting-tunes
played on the keys of
a post-boys horn
and i remember
why i was born

and i remember bearing straight
giving out french kisses on
lundys lane
the yankee ships and yankee dates
and all those bullet-towns
of calamity jane
and i remember chet baker
playing

and i feel a sword stuck
in my throat
and i hear a room blaring
hall and oates
and after i cash out all my goals
i'm singing for him
i'm singing for him
alone

if it's one thing i got
its integrity
and it makes me babble off
in twos
so i got me a big old bottle
of boston sea
and my own set of
stairs to sing the blues
'cause i was tired
of being your muse

and you stay home
on the weekends
frustrated, waiting for my call
you said once you had
a million friends
but it seems there's only
one left after all
and you hate me
for breaking your fall

and you felt a sword stuck
in your throat
and you heard a room blaring
hall and oates
and after you cashed all your
goals
you're singing for me
you're singing for me
alone

and i spent the night
making love to you
i counted the distance
i've driven though
i swear on my life
i'm always true
i'm singing for you
i'm singing for you
alone

remember me like
i was before
when times were less
predictable
remember me when
you're sleeping dear
getting ready to go off
and fight the war
and when you wonder
why you were born

(chorus)
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Uploaded: Apr 08, 2009 - 04:20:30 AM
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2009 - 04:26:46 AM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 09:13:19 AM
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Comments
Feter said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Sword Swallower
WOW ..never thought of this style reading the title ..what a cool
rockin style ...o my the vocal is ..just GREAT ..yup so emotional ..
good work with loops ..wished there s a guitar chuckin since the beginning
but thats only my ears ..this song ROCKS ...Thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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grizzle said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Feter-
hey thankss dude!
i agree about the guitar chucking hehe, def would've liked to have that in there if i didn't have such horrible guitar skills! thx for listening!

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caymanjazz said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Very Good.
I like the melody and the vocals are excellent. The lyrics are also very good.
Thanks Mike
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grizzle said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
hey
thanks mike, i appreciate the listening.
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tempie said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
imo your best
this is my fave grizzle tune so far. imo its your most cohesive effort - great visual lyrics, evocative, quiet composition, and as always your heartbreaking voice. love the "sword stuck in your throat" line, what a terrific image. DL'd.
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grizzle said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
tempie
thanks alot dude, i really appreciate the comment =)

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ktb said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
tops
Griz, you are one artist who manages to surprise the listener with each new track. Always in a happy way for me. You also seem to raise the bar each outing. The mix here is great.
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grizzle said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
ktb!!
thanks alot dude, def means alot coming from you =)
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Jim Bouchard said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Very touching
Very touching in a very mysterious way. Your lyrics here are really excellent, as usual not exactly obvious, which is really a lot of their charm. And your delivery is pretty much close to perfect with the little cracks in your voice and the really nice phrasing. It's a mystery to me how you do this, as it seems just so natural to you.
The mix is just fine and the voice doesn't sound distorted. I probably would mix it a bit different, if it was me, but there's really nothing too much wrong with this. It's really a great song and you just keep getting better and better with each new one. Keep 'em coming!
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grizzle said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
jim
thanks a lot dude! i appreciate the comment.
very relieved to hear that the mix didn't come out as badly as i thought. would you have any other suggestions for it? i might go back to it later to play around with the editing.
thanks again dude
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MarkHolbrook said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
I love
the breathy feel of your vocals in this! I personally found the kick drum a little too loud but that could just be me listening in the cans.

You really do excellent work and this one is right in the groove!
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grizzle said 3000 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
mark
hey dude thanks! listening to it over again i am also finding the kick drum to be louder and less discreet than usual. it is def something i'll address if i do another mix. thx again for the comment, always appreciated.
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Relic67 said 2999 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
nice
enjoyable tune. reminds me a bit of beth orton ( a fave of mine).
really good piano. vocals of course are awesome - very individual sounding, lots of feeling.
I thought the drums sounded good.
First song of yours I've heard, look forward to more.


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grizzle said 2949 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
i love
beth orton.
thanks relic!!
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2999 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Nice
Nice vocals. Nice instrumentals. Nice everything!

Another one for my playlist.

Cheers,
Jim


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buckhorn said 2995 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Hey Griz
Your lyrics are thee best....another righteous tune.
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grizzle said 2949 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
:)
thx buckhorrn. glad you liked itt
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kassia said 2990 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
makes me babble off in twos
awesome lyrics. love your voice and the small ensemble feel. then those synths come in for the chorus to really fill things up. very cool tune. great job. i haven't noticed the similarity before (and i hate to make comparisons because this song is very much your own) but on this one you remind me a lot of Sia. cool stuff.
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grizzle said 2949 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
kassia,
sia's a first, and definitely a compliment. glad you liked it and thanks for listening!
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paralax said 2984 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
very nice
amazing vocals great lyrics and arrangement very cool song great job.

Terry
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Vic Holman said 2949 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
back pedaling
catching some of your other tunes.

niiiice
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guygrooves said 2937 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Love it
This is my new favorite song. You are an an extraordinary singer and songwriter. I love the phrases in this. You are the best songwriter I have come across in a very long time. I can tell by the amount of envy I feel when I listen to your songs. Awesome!!
Peace
Guy
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