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Memories of Rose (Lyrics by Damroze)


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Moviz

 Genre: Art Rock

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I'm not sure whether this is 'Art Rock' but it's near enough I think. David (Damroze) contacted me to say that he'd written some lyrics and would I like to have a go at putting them to music. I was really pleased when I read them as they leave images in the mind and I love words that can do that. I went about playing around with a couple of chords and this is what I came up with..... hope you like this catchy tune and the very original catchy sounding lyrics.
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Lyrics
Memories of Rose

A broken vase sits on the Knick-Knack Shelf.
Cross-examined by a plastic elf.
-Paul Harvey's on the radio
The Green shag carpet wilted long ago.

I look through dirty glasses at the bottle,
watching as the amber sun goes down
Communing with my usual companions
Rye whiskey and Memories of Rose.


The cuckoo clock still hangs upon the wall
even though the bird no longer calls
-A velvet painting of Clark Gable.
Daisies painted on the kitchen table.

I look through dirty glasses at the bottle,
watching as the amber sun goes down
Communing with my usual companions
Rye whiskey and Memories of Rose.


The Four post bed that came from Sears and Roebuck.
The quilted coverlet on which we'd nap.
-Noxema lingers on the pillows
The moon casts waltzing shadows through the window.

I look through dirty glasses at the bottle,
watching as the amber sun goes down
Communing with my usual companions
Rye whiskey and Memories of Rose.

words/music copyright 2009 David Damroze / Maurice Vizard.

Song Stats
Hits: 3505
Comments: 44
Fans: 20
Plays: 285
Downloads: 107
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jun 01, 2009 - 02:11:15 PM
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2009 - 02:24:27 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:21:06 PM
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Hardware:
Mac intel, sennheizzer mic', fast-track, m-audio 49e, Les paul copy guitar,
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Garageband, drum loops, choir, FX
Comments
sloparts said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Great lyrics David, and some great singing Maurice
Love the way this came together. This could be a hard song to put to meter, but you did a fine job on it Maurice. Sounds fine, with some good mixing and arranging. I'd say well done all around, now pass the Rye over here and I'll drink a toast to you both.

Ed
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Moviz said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Thanks Ed
This is still another style I had to try to conquer, but the words made it easier for me to phrase it all, thanks to Davids words. Over to you with the whiskey Ed, thanks again for listening, cheers M
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hooverfry said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
great tune
love the lyrics and vocal work. thanks for sharing.
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Moviz said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Hi Hooverfly
Thanks a lot for taking the time to call, really pleased that you approve, regards M
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Damroze said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
The Viz nails it..
I cannot say enough how happy I am with Mo's arrangement of this . I sent him a rough sketch with a basic country bass line idea and he worked it into something far more nuanced with echos of Del Shannon , good ol' country , Jimmy Buffet and a lot of other layers.
His phrasing of the words ' Rye whiskey ' says it all.
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Moviz said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Wow David
I know I'm all mixed up LOL..... but Del Shannon, and Jimmy Buffet??? Actually Jimmy Buffet's name has cropped up about other songs I've done, so you must be right. I'm really pleased that you liked this David... it's been a pleasure and has given me another dimension to my music, working to your colourful lyrics, all the best M
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Damroze said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
just echoes
it's a compliment honoring your depth of musical expression. I'm sure I can find a lot of other gold in there if I pan around :-)
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Dj French Toast said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Big Daddy Viz
This is great man ..not sure the Genre but I think maybe more country ....but it doesnt really matter :) Love your Phrasing choices and the poetry is funny and paints an elaborate land scape ....another Awesome song man !
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Moviz said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Maybe it's
Country rock LOL. Thanks for calling in to listen with your beaming face... I love that photo of yours DJ it's enough to light up any room. So glad too that you too like the words to this song as well as the phrasing, regards M
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Damroze said 2820 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Country rock or Oldies
Maybe Classic rock , but that usually has more of an emphasis on lead guitar . I think of Art Rock as Pink floyd. Classic Country usually has an emphasis on instrumental work as well at least for the bridge - gotta have them Nashvile Geetar Pikkers in thar .

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Damroze said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
I just notice Mo..
We both have Z's in our names ( or Zeds if you prefer ) :-)
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Moviz said 2819 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
All this Rock
drives me crazy... I've just lost track of what's what in that department. Yes we do have zed in our names David, which is quite unusual I suppose, M
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Feter said 2821 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Memories of Rose
This is all the nice ...easy listening and good feel of the vocals work ...
the flanger guitar feel with the keys ...just nice ...loved this balland ..
yup good words ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Moviz said 2819 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Glad of your approval, regards M
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Char said 2820 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
You can tell that Moviz was grooving.
Cute and calyso like, I think. Great partnering. Thanks to both.
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Moviz said 2819 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Yes Char,
I did enjoy singing this, but it kept reminding me of something else and I think it's Bob Geldoff's " I Don't like Monday's" for some reason, cheers M
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Skean said 2820 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Cheers M & D
Great song guys, neat music with great lyrics, it can't go wrong...Bravo
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Moviz said 2819 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Glad you
enjoyed this Kenta, thanks a lot for dropping in, cheers M
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MarkHolbrook said 2820 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
This is
frustrating... I faved and commented on this yesterday but it seems gone... Must have been one of those MJ slow downs.

Ok this is really cool. Great lyrics.. I love the sound bed working way... it keeps you listening! Excellent!
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Moviz said 2819 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Thank you Mark
for taking the time to check it out twice and to coment and fave; much appreciated, regards M
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Damroze said 2820 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
I'm also
taking a photo credit here :-)
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Moviz said 2819 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Looks very inviting
and appetising with those colours with the rose through the drink; it comes across as apricot.... and I love apricots with Carnation milk on top, M
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vbluesky said 2819 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
good collab
nice to hear such a diverse style than some of my other fav artists, I can hear you and Bowie collab on " Alabama song"...thank 4 the song....BlueSky
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Moviz said 2819 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Great to see
you around again Vbluesky (where have you been?).... nice that you put me in the category of fav' artists..... very flattering indeed. Thanks very much for the kind words, regards M
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VicDiesel said 2816 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
Enjoyed as usual
You have a style all your own, with somewhat minimal accompaniment, and charmingly sung very narrative lyrics.
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Moviz said 2814 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Sorry for
the delayed reply Vic, I was away for the week end. Thanks a lot for the listen and welcome comment, regards M
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mowguy3 said 2814 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
-Paul Harvey's on the radio
Sad Loss. But a fine song. Love the lyrics (kind of jealous) and the way you put this togeather is unique. Art rock,who knows, who cares! Great Job!
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Moviz said 2814 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Hi Russ
Thank you for listening. Glad you like the lyrics as much as I do (I can say that, because I didn't write them LOL, they're all the work of Damroze) they sort of led me into a style I hadn't yet tried, regards M
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buckhorn said 2813 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
This put a big fat
smile on my face. Almost an impossible feat. Great lyrics, and cool treatment of them. With each tune I'm becoming a bigger fan. Cheers.
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Moviz said 2813 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Thanks for that
Buckhorn, I like to make people smile, so I'm pleased it worked, thanks a lot for dropping in to leave the comment, cheers M
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guitapick said 2812 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Damroze...
...made a very wise choice, looking you up for this...

Love the lyrics and the sounds you've planted them in. I love Rye whiskey, too, btw...that pouring sound has just put me in the mood for an Old Fashioned.

Thanks, M...
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Moviz said 2811 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Thanks
for stopping by Bob.... been missing you lately. So I whetted your appetite for the amber stuff LOL.... don't overdo it then, cheers M
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Calchas said 2811 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Hey nice!
Good job putting Dave's fine lyrics to music Maurice. Love the late-50's/early 60's sound herein.

Your singing is very nice, especially the harmonies. Enjoyed!

Be well friend!


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Moviz said 2807 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Thanks Michael
glad you liked this retro sounding treatment, cheers M
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richardhowardjones said 2807 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Hey Maurice,
How're ya doin', bud? This brought a grin to my face which won't go away for the rest of the day. Thanks.
Rich
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Moviz said 2807 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Hi Richard
I'm fine thanks and feeling better still that you called to give your comment on this.... when I first read those lyrics I couldn't stop smiling either, cheers M
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magnatone said 2807 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Memories of Rose
And how did I MISS this??? your vocals are always just so enjoyable to me maurice!
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Moviz said 2807 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Thanks
for calling in to listen Karen..... very flattering to have people with your talent listening and commenting, regards M
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Doug Somers said 2807 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
A soft Caribbean feel
Wow Maurice, this is terrific. You've captured the lyrics with such effortless style (I was wondering how you were going to do it when I first looked at them before playing your piece). And then you have a really endearing melody with an arrangement that is like watching the sun go down over a palm treed beach. First rate performance and orchestration here. Most enjoyable!

Cheers,
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Moviz said 2807 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
You know,
I hadn't thought of this as being Caribbean sounding and Char said earlier that it had a 'calypso' beat...... but now that I listened with your 'ear' you're both right, it does have that sort of beat.... thanks for enlightening me Doug LOL (gives it a new perspective). I think Damroze may have been intimating that the guy is watching the Sun go down through a bottle of amber liquid though LOL, cheers M
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thetiler said 2807 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
I don't drink
Moviz but your a makin it mighty tempting :) !

I am not sure if I ever heard a tune you do without feeling i'm on vacation ! I sure LOVE that aspect of your terrific tunes!
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Moviz said 2806 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
I don't
drink either Bill except at weddings etc. I'm really pleased with your loyalty to my songs and that they have a sense of feel good for you; thanks again for calling in to listen and comment, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 2797 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Great Song!
Great singing Maurice and some fine lyrics from David.
This is very catchy and I love the up beat feel to this. A wonderful arrangement and it's great to hear a different style from you Maurice.
A great mix and an excellent song, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Moviz said 2797 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
Yes it is a different style for me I guess and I enjoyed working with Damroze's lyrics. Thanks for calling in from what must be your heavy schedule, now your working the halls....... hope it's all going well for you, regards M
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