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When I was a little Cold War


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Sorry, they just keep coming, and I don't know how to stop it. Heading out-on-the road tomorrow, so I just wanted to post it anyway before leaving... In this song, I felt the lyrics did fall in place. Has a little bit of jazz, russian folk songs, and Mikki in it.
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When I was a little Cold War

When I was a little Cold War.
When I was little down on the floor.
When I was little. I cried a lot.
The tears are gone now. I have none.
I am dancing, aware of my faith.
None knows this dance, none knows the plague.
I am dancing the streets, dancing the fields, of Babylon.
I am still little. I won't grow up. (I won't grow up.)
Get back some true love. Get back your head.
Get back your heart love. Share your bread.
When I was little, always so scared.
From neighbors and TV and all that I feared.
When I was little, it wasn't for long.
When I was little, security was shot.
When I was little, time moved along.
To a scary place where none ever got along.
When I was little, they said on TV:
"Anything we tell you Sir, is true, you are free!" ("You are free!")

Kalinka, kalinka, kalinka moya!
Little snowberry, snowberry of mine!


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Uploaded: Jun 02, 2009 - 05:53:13 PM
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2009 - 05:53:13 PM Last Played: Mar 14, 2015 - 12:08:40 AM
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Hardware:
Keys, guitar (unfortunately my accordion is way out of tune, so it had to be the keys).
Software:
GB
Comments
egobandit said 3061 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Wow!
Folky and Jazzy you said it. Love the low key approach to your singing. At points I thought it was a reflective song about your youth but then I thought maybe its asatire on the cold war era between the usa and russia. then I didnt know what to think! well let the listener decide I love a song like that. I could be reading to much into it. All I can say is this is definite favorite!
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Feter said 3061 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
When I was a little Cold War
It does have some special feelings ...melancholy and deep vocals ..
this is just so cool ...the instrumentation gives you a true wooden feel
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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mikkinylund said 3061 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Thank you..
egobandit > This, as most of my songs has several levels of meanings, personal, cold war, russia, usa; they all fit it very well. Read it as you prefer. It;s not political. It's heart.
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mikkinylund said 3061 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Feter...
I seem to always be able to count on your comments. Someone asked me the other day, how can you make so many songs? Well, look at some people like Feter, how can he make so many comments on so many songs? To me there's no difference, anything you do has to have en energy and passion. You've always had both. Love and Peace. Peace and love. Love and both.
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jgurner said 3060 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
I didn't know accordions were supposed to be in tune...
You've been on such a creative roll here the past few days, and it's been so impressive. Have you actually slept for the past week? I love the music for this one. It's very eclectic which makes it so much fun. Too bad you couldn't use the real accordion. It would have been neat to hear you play. It's been a lot of fun hearing all the tunes you've been cranking out. It's made for a great couple of days listening.

Good work, my friend!
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mikkinylund said 3060 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Joe
My accordion is to our of tune it's not even funny. Well, it is, if playing it. It looks so pretty, an old Italian, but it looks better than it sounds. So, I am just looking. Yes, I like these times of the year, and for some reason they seem to happen around this time also. I think the sun and the warmth, impact on my creativity a lot. And, that doesn't mean that if I lived in Florida or Arizona I would be creative all of the time. It's just a little one-year tease, that I am always waiting for (more so than then), and when it finally arrives, well, that's my heaven.
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Vic Holman said 3060 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
very cool
still on a roll you are. some very mild XTC stylings going on underneath.
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LunaTrick said 3060 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
One of my faves of yours Mikki
Devotchka meets Tuxedomoon.... love the accordian.... love the song!
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bud said 3059 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Tuxedomoon! good call - great band
I was hearing some Residents in the vocals.
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lengold said 3059 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Never know
what to expect from you - except amazing creative talent and this oozes it.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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bud said 3059 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
I hear the Residents here too -
great as usual - and always different and fully realized. You amaze me and entertain me every time out. What a great feel this tune has. Damn you're good.
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lavalamp said 3058 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Excellent lyrics
Cool combination of styles. Really enjoyed the subtle changes throughout this tune.

Enjoyed the hell out this tune. Great job!

Bravo,

Dave
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