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Sleep Walkin'


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Moviz

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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Firstly, I think this should be in the ‘Rock&Soul’ Genre..... now then, I’ve suspected for far too many years that we’re all manipulated in too many ways as we live our lives out; that we should also think for ourselves, with conscience as our brake and not just follow others like ‘Sheeople’. While some things are for the good of us all, a lot of the laws and opinions of those in various ‘positions’ of authority at the top of the tree politically, or in other ‘organisations ’ can and do, cause problems in peoples lives by causing bias, as well as swaying opinion for the purpose of self promotion and self gratification.
In effect, we’re really living our lives under the influence of other people’s ideas and aspirations. Ok, we vote some of these people into power, but they rarely do what WE want.... so, we are virtually ‘sleep walking’ in other people’s dreams..... hence the title “Sleep Walking’. Time to wake up I think.
An excellent piece of advice for a decent life is ‘Don’t look to someone else as THE example; BE the example yourself’. Hope you like the build up in the song, M
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Lyrics
Sleep Walkin’.

1.Sleep walkin’, that’s how it seems, we’re goin’ through the motions in a world of schemes.
People come, people go, most of them will never have a lot to show.... because they’re
Chorus.
Sleep Walkin’ yes they’re, sleep walkin’, oh they’re sleep walkin’ in somebody else’s dream.
Sleep walkin’ we’re all, sleep walkin’ yes we’re sleep walkin’ in somebody else’s dream.

2.We listen to the people who say they ’know’; most read it in a book, so tell me what do they know?
Words with good advice for a time long past; not meant for modern times when things are movin’ fast.

Chorus.
Sleep Walkin’ we’re all sleep walkin’, oh we’re all sleep walkin’ in somebody else’s dream.
We’re Sleep walkin’ oh, we’re sleep walkin’, don’t go sleep walkin’ in someone else’s dream.

3.Sleep walkin’ that’s how it seems, when you’re young and able and you’re full of dreams.
You listen to you elders ‘til it dawns on you, that you can listen to yourself and get a different view.
4, We’ve all been sleep walkin’ now it’s time to ‘wake; listen to that inner voice for goodness sake.
What’s written in the books, I’m saying, ain’t all wrong, but two thousand years ago is where the words belong. Ooh!

Chorus.
Instrumental break.
Chorus.

5.The older I get, the more I understand that the changes in the world are like the shiftin’ sands,
Nothin’ is new underneath the Sun, There have been people grabbin’ power, since time begun.
And I can’t believe what I’ve been listenin’ to, I swallowed every word they said,
I can’t believe so many people never knew, that all you need to know is in your head.
Chorus.
Repeat last line.
Maurice Vizard Feb. 2011
Song Stats
Hits: 3594
Comments: 74
Fans: 37
Plays: 205
Downloads: 62

Uploaded: Feb 28, 2011 - 04:13:07 PM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011 - 04:13:07 PM Last Played: Aug 27, 2017 - 06:17:24 AM
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Comments
Bowman said 2395 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Good advice Maurice.
The repetitive hypnotic quality of this work goes well with your concept. At mid point the guitar solo suggests an effort to break loose but I'm not sure they made it.

Cheers,
Charlie
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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Thanks Charlie
glad you called in to listen and.... no, nobody really makes it; they've got us all bound and gagged LOL.... though it's happening in the Middle East now, cheers M
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867-5309 said 2395 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
catchy
classy - a mellow guitar sound - you have achieved - slippery and sliding guitar -
I really like the delivery of your vocals -
the way you accent them is so neat -

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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Hi Scott
thank you for those kind words, regards M
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scofugate said 2395 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Yes
I do like this version M!!!
Thanks for the heads up again. Such a smooooth groove here and your voice is equally smoooth.
This reminds me of the hours I have been putting in at work as well. GREAT JOB M!!!!
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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
I only
tweaked a little.... but a lot LOL and the last tweak was just before I posted. Very pleased you liked this, but don't be sleep walking at work now.... thanks for calling here 3 times, regards M
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2395 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Peter Gabriel
Is making an appearance here tonight! Cool song, tight production!
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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Peter Gabriel..
praise indeed Adam. Thanks for the nice words; I appreciate you calling in, regards M
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Sigmund said 2395 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Sleep Walkin'
Great groove on this, Maurice. You capture a dreamy hypnotic sound in this one which fits the lyrics so well. Your vocals, as always, smooth and oh so fitting! I enjoyed this a lot - thanks!
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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Glad you
found the hypnotist in me Sigmund; yes, I wanted it to sound a trifle somnambulistic and adding the flanger to the guitar just before I posted helped with that. Very pleased you like it, cheers M
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alackbass said 2395 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Sleep Walkin'
Great groove. The melody flows so effortlessly over the instrumental backing. Nice vocal. One of the best I've heard from you. Very good mix! Again, one of your best.
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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Hi Andrew
I always appreciate your comments and I'm very pleased with the nice words you left on this song, especially about the mix... I just noticed it's my 100'th song since I came here in 2007 too, regards M
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jdholliday said 2395 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Maurice Sir
You are on a roll with your songwriting and singing, man I love this song, and the production, great message and a great post! Bravo!
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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
James,
I truly do keep wondering how long I can go on singing as my voice really is deteriorating now.... though the bonus might be that I can now sing in a style more suited to Rock LOL.... glad you like the song and performance as well as the message that comes with it, regards M
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fasteddie said 2395 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Nice one M
Cool groove.
The song does progress nicely.

Good stuff.
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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Thanks Michael
Appreciate you dropping in to listen and comment, regards M
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MarkHolbrook said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
This crashes right in
and takes you along with it. I get a moving feel with that bass line. Outstanding Maurice! Nicely done!
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Moviz said 2395 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Glad you
listened to this Mark.... thank you.....your kind words are very welcome. regards M
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KCsGROOVE said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
fine groovy song
Really like the pace of the song
And your vocals go well with the rhythm
Nice one, Maurice!
KC
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Moviz said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Cheers Cees,
Thank you for taking a peek at my song... very pleased you liked it., Regards M
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rabittwhole said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
;-]
...you are too cool my friend.....downloaded.
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Moviz said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Too kind Jack
genuinely pleased that you always support my stuff here enough to DL, so thank you once again, regards M
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neilh79 said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Sleep Walking
Really nice piece, the presentation and mix is super. The beat is really pleasant and a cool vocal, well done
Moviz said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Glad
you called in and liked this Neil.... thank you for the comments, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
One of your best...
Hi Maurice. Like this a lot. One of your best in my opinion. Catchy, mellow groove that underscores the cool vocals very nicely. Nice guitar break too. Congratulations. Regards, Peter.
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Moviz said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Thanks Peter
for those very kind words; glad you enjoyed it... I'm most appreciative that you came to listen and comment, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
I am now in your command....
....when you count to three, I will listen to this again (so keep countin' to three Moe!) Most entrancing and yes, I loved how this built up so deftly. A really good one from you Maurice--thanks again!
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Moviz said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
At Last
I finally have you under my full control Michael... now tell me what is the secret of your infectious effervescence? Spill the beans! Very pleased you liked that build up, but I was afraid some might get bored before we got there.... thanks for listening and the nice words, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
A
lovely intro Maurice and I love how your vocal comes in with just the right accent on your voice to suit the mellow music, this has a great rhythm.
I do like that solo and this is one of your very best, great production and thanks for the download.

Bob
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Moviz said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Hi Bob
Very pleased you came along to hear and comment... the praise is very much appreciated; thanks for calling, regards M
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Moviz said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
I had
to keep the vocal soft at the intro Bob, because you shouldn't wake people up who are sleep walking LOL, M
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Bob Rodgers said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Lol
Yes good point Maurice :-)
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Kicbal said 2394 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Groovy
This has a cool build. Great vibe. I like the overall understated feel. Reminds me of the Rolling Stones a bit, especially the vocal phrasing and guitar chord pattern.
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Moviz said 2394 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Probably
that second half beat that could be 'Stones-ish' as well as the phrasing, but thank you for your comments and for that comparison as well as coming to listen, regards M
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VicDiesel said 2394 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
activist grooving
Very nice tune, both the notes and the lyrics.
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Moviz said 2393 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
I'm going
to let you choose my titles in future i.e. "Activist Grooving'.... thanks for calling in Vic... glad you liked it, regards M
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Feter said 2393 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Sleep Walkin'
I liked the conscious this song hold and built out of ...very wonderful use of the loops ..sure as always wonderful vocal work ...thanks alot for sharin !!!!
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Moviz said 2393 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thank you Feter
Great to see you around here again.... glad you liked this, regards M
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DWL said 2393 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Very nice Maurice
Very nice indeed. Infectious groove and intelligent lyrics smoothly delivered. What's not to like?

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2393 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Well
I'm glad it pleases you Dick... thank you kindly for you kind words, regards M
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SISTERS said 2393 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
A+
what a good groove, mo.
jeez, you're trying EVERYthing, genre-wise, no moss growing on you.
i love the way you deliver this - no smoke! especially that little curlicue on "somebody ELse's dream." did you make the music? groovy, bro!
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Moviz said 2393 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Lets say
I went a little loopy doing this Anne LOL... glad you like the 'groove' and the genre shifting... thanks so much for giving it a listen, regards M
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dave_b said 2393 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Sleep Walkin'
I like the hook. Cool 60's vibe. Sounds chosen complement each other well. Your vocal style works really well with this type of song. Nice guitar work.
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Moviz said 2393 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
I did wonder
if the Sleep Walkin' hook was a bit much Dave, but it does seem to hold it together... the lead guitars in the middle though are loops, (If I could play lead, that's the style and sound I'd go for). Thank you for the compliments on the vocals too, regards M
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Hickling_Stan said 2392 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Sheeople
What a great new words Maurice. really enjoyed this.b You might want to look up "Sheep" by the Housemartins.....a similar theme. Oh and lovely guitar at 2.20 Cheers
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Moviz said 2392 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
It's a good
and very descriptive as well as 'apt' word Mark LOL. Thanks for listening ;really glad you enjoyed this and I'll look up the 'Housemartins', regards M
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shavingronaldscar said 2392 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
tight!
Really, really tight, actually. Love the vox chorus, and the instrumentation kicks ass, with that slick crash cymbal accompanying every chord. The progression, the performances, and the processing are all solid, this is a great piece!
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Moviz said 2392 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Hi Joachim,
So, so pleased with your comments..... thank you very much for calling in to listen.... glad too that you liked the progression and vocals. Thanks again, regards M
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BlueAttitude said 2392 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Great groove!
Man! You had me hooked right from the intro with that great groove! Great songwriting here, loved the lyrics. Much enjoyed!
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Moviz said 2392 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Very pleased
that you called in to listen Dave... thanks a lot for the great compliments; much appreciated, regards M
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magnatone said 2392 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Sleep Walkin'
well it sure works for me! thanks mo!
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Moviz said 2392 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Thank YOU
for giving this some time Karen, for which i'm very much obliged, regards M
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Jarvoid said 2391 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
So absolutely true
this an antidote for democracy because it isn't really democratic as it should be...we all know that it is "I will make a promise,you will believe it and vote for me,then when I am in power you can bugger off,I have what I need you have me !" A Polite Version....viva la revolution....Great stuff Mo.keep on keeping on !

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Moviz said 2390 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Well Chris,
if ever you want to borrow a soap box, I have a couple LOL.... thanks so much for your comments and for listening, regards M
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hackneybloke said 2390 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
sleep walking
but who's listening mo? great message. like the vibe of this one...a new departure for you - very catchy....especially the harmonised. where did uber-cool and funky guitar come from? is that you? sounds excellent. this is a great track maurice; your last two posts are my favourite. love the bass riff at the end.
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Moviz said 2390 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
I think a few
might be cottoning on Julian; we'll see. Thanks for calling in and glad you liked the way I did this... the 'uber-cool' guitar alas, was looped (just wish i was that talented).... again, glad you dropped in to listen, cheers M
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Ibstrat said 2390 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Great!
Cool groove and great vocal phrasing.
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Moviz said 2390 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Thanks Mark
and I have a hinckling that the lyrics will work for you too LOL.... glad you came along to listen, regards M
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Vic Holman said 2390 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
sleep walkin to the beat
this is awesomely good Maurice. man you got your groove on with this song.
i really like that line "don't go sleep walkin' in someone else's dream"
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Moviz said 2390 days ago (March 6th, 2011)
Quite
descriptive of these times I thought Vic. Really pleased with your nice comment, thank you for dropping in, regards M
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richard13 said 2388 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
Bravo Mo!
This is terrific. The idea and lyrics are wonderful, and you did an amazing job with the loops. Very cool groove, and if your voice deteriorates any further, you'll have to turn pro. I like it a lot and thanks for the d/l.
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Moviz said 2388 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
Thanks Richard
love your enthusiasm here; makes me want to buy another soap box LOL..... too late to turn pro again Richard; been there and done that...... glad you Dl'd, very flattering, regards M
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tonestones said 2386 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Sleep Walkin
Mo, love that guitar break. Nice gradual build throughout. I really like the concept and lyrics.
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Moviz said 2386 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks Steve
So pleased you found this.... and Glad too that you liked it, regards M
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ShadowofNine said 2386 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Sleep Walkin
so, we are virtually ‘sleep walking’ in other people’s dreams..... So true...excellent song...
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Moviz said 2386 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Time
we all woke up I think Dave; let 'em know who's boss LOL... thank you for listening in, cheers M
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sammydix said 2385 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Moviz!!!
Didn't expect this! Kinda funky and contemporary. No closed mind here. Voice workin it too. I bow.

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Moviz said 2385 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Thanks
for giving this a listen Sammy.... very pleased with your comment...and no, I'm afraid the guitar is down to loops... too much arthritis these days LOL, cheers M
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Roxylee said 2383 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Another genre
Maurice, you sure can write songs- every genre, too. How cool are you?
Way cool.

It sure is time to wake!
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Moviz said 2383 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
You're
too kind Roxie... thanks so much for giving this a listen.... much appreciated, regards M
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Little_Hooligan said 2381 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
I Liked This!
A little different from what I have heard from you and just as good.. I liked the groove, lyrics and harmonies- the whole package
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Moviz said 2381 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Thank you Joyce
for calling in here. I do tend to jump Genres quite a bit (keep 'em guessing LOL)..... really pleased you liked this side of me too, regards M
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Doadars Uncle said 2375 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
Nice one Maurice
Oh yes. I totally agree! Wonderful message! Wisdom.
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Moviz said 2375 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
Thought
This would ring a bell with you Doug; Thanks for dropping in, Cheers M
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Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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