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Wasteland


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Gaylen75

 Genre: Art Rock
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This song though simple in many ways was an idea with many layers. The music is intentionally constructed to be dark but also sexy. I wanted to infer a relationship thats boundries are hard to define. It is supposed to be both sexual and spiritual. I know that most would rather listen and opine but I though that I would inform anyway. The lyrics are supposed to be confused and the music a mix of smooth and tense. I feel that if we have nothing but time here then why not play with what we do?

In a previous version this was a more complex song. The instruments are now more forward and the space is back in the mix.

Ok that is as honest and I can be without offending. I hope you enjoy this uncomfortable insite into nothing more than my mind.
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Lyrics
I prayed youd come and take me
and lift me into your graces
we could fly away together
show me your secret places
you know that I prayed that youd come and save me
and lift me up from these disgraces
you know I prayed that its almost over
you know I want it to be almost over
once in a while your getting along and everything is fine
and the world decides to take you down
you need a place to hide
around and around it pulls you down
and leaves you dirty spent and
time and again I call you out
where are you my vacant friend
I need the rains to come and save me
I need you to show me theres a way
to wash away this dirty wasteland
and make everything look shiny again
I prayed youd come and take me
and lift me into your graces
we could fly away together
show me your secret places
I waited for to goddamn long
and I cant count on you
you got all of the answers
well I think Ive got them too
I need the rains to come and save me
I need you to show me theres a way
to wash away this dirty wasteland
and make everything look shiny again
I prayed youd come and take me
and lift me into your graces
we could fly away together
show me your secret places
Show me show me




save me
Song Stats
Hits: 2674
Comments: 22
Fans: 23
Plays: 189
Downloads: 92
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Apr 03, 2010 - 01:43:07 PM
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2010 - 01:48:29 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 06:00:21 AM
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Comments
Jarvoid said 2787 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
oh Firsties, well, well.
Sounds like hints of Pink and Pussycat dolls in the music at the beginning or is it me...the vox is as ever all that has come to be expected...and it is definitel filthy! lol
But isn't that what rock'n'roll is for ?
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fasteddie said 2787 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
Very cool
What an interesting sound bed you've put together on this song. It's great because the song definitely envokes emotion. That's always a sign of a really great song.

Nice one.
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dave_b said 2787 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
Wasteland
Compelling vocals and lyrics. You've got an outstanding vocal range. This has a hip-hop feel to it - I think Jarvoid's Pink/Pussycat dolls comments is not far off the mark.
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ramonaji said 2787 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
This is too cool...
I am loving it!!! Fantastic vocal performance...!
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ktb said 2786 days ago (April 4th, 2010)
Wasteland
I enjoy the insight! Play you do. Some intense vocal work. Lik'in the stuff you do in the background as much as the lead(s).
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2786 days ago (April 4th, 2010)
yo
damn dude I loved both the backing and the vocals on this. Great work, probally my favorite from you. Those vocals were eerie man. cool stuff.
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2_Daves said 2786 days ago (April 4th, 2010)
Wasteland
Wow! Faved and downloaded. Great job again Gaylen.
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hackneybloke said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
wasteleand
great vibe gaylen. very brecht/weil. are you sure you're not a reincarnation of lotte lenya singing 'alabama song'?
x
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lavalamp said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Whoa
The singing and lines are killer. Love the mood this sets. Excellent-

LL
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crissew said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Very cool tune here
I like the falsetto part. Very creative song here. I like the phrasing choices you made in the vocals here. This song reminds me a bit of something "OutKast" would do. Very modern sound. Well done, man. You are getting better and better. I think it is pretty good as is.
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WharmtonRise said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Terrific work
Excellent throughout. Just a wonderful collection of vibes.
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VicDiesel said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Cool song
You've clearly put a lot of thought in the elements of the mix. There is a lot of interesting detail. The only thing I don't like is that flubbering sound every other measure in the chorus. Please ditch that.
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drakonis said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Wow, versatile vox just twists into my brain
Excellent song here, multiple personalities converge to create a music mosaic that is captivating. I like this version better, but it still needs some mixing work (seems thin in spots)... but the lyrics hint very nicely at some common "issues" we can relate to, and your vocal deliveries are just amazing. And the chorus at the end is awesome, almost sounds like Russian Cossack choral music (e.g. Volga Boatman) which is suuuuper cool... love that.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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tokai said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Dude
almost bungle like. Spiritual and sexual it is, though that is a rare mix now a days. Good to hear what ever you try out and to be given another insight into your creative mind.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2784 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
many layers
You got a lot into this song Gaylen! I really like the multiple ambiguities of the lyrics and the music, and how each 20-30 seconds develops a separate texture and tone. Really impressive, and the drums + bass with assorted give it a funky forward propulsion.
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lengold said 2782 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Uniquely
yours... and wonderful.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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mikkinylund said 2773 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
Cool!
A bit Floyd'ish, very out there, psychadelic, very different and creative and playful. Interesting choices of instrument, but what does it is totally the vocals, all in different styles and techniques. This is high on my flavor, and on my list! Very glad I found your stuff, or you found me! Nice meeting you!
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jdholliday said 2771 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
wow!
did I say Wow? Wow! What the? What is this? People made some comparisons in their comments and it's nearly impossible not to hear influences in any song anywhere but this is great! I commented on your other song that it's like you are creating a new genre, seriously talented!
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scofugate said 2766 days ago (April 24th, 2010)
Gaylen
Sorry I missed this one...been working a lot and not on MJ much...unfortunately...
Art Rock at its finest. I love it when all the "rules" of music are broken. Then again...are there any rules?
One word for this one: Captivating
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ShadowofNine said 2764 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Man this is
far out and I mean that in the best way...reminds me of some of my fav brit bands from ages ago..enjoyed..
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Toveco said 2554 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Wow This one I like very much
Excellent played and singing
like the tempo changes
Nice done
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Dj French Toast said 1712 days ago (March 13th, 2013)
very
cool song progression and structure love your song map here .
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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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