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Little Blind Cavefish 2trx2011


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racerat

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Recorded by racerat and sonnyjim on two tracks, just two mics, one take, no dubs, in Brooklyn in approximately 2004. We're both singing, I'm playing a crappy old Yamaha acoustic that I eventually sold for my Taylor 814ce. An acoustic version of the epic saga "Little Blind Cavefish" an original by yours truly. I have a full-on multi-track version, but this does a better job of getting across the true gestalt of the story. Enjoy.
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Lyrics
Little Blind Cavefish
© 2010 racerat

Livin’ a thousand years
In the belly of the Mother
Lose your sense of sight
Losin’ all your color

I know you’re down there
Feelin’ your way around
Swimmin’ with stalagtites
And breeding underground

You navigate the passages
No words for night or day
Your precious luminosity
Contented just to stay

A Little Blind Cave Fish
Little Blind Cave Fish
Little Blind Cave Fish
Little Blind Cave Fish

It’s a wonder you don’t freeze
In the blackness and the cold
It must get so lonely
Down there in that hole

You must hear her move
The shifting of her stones
The birthing of a rift
The planets creaking bones

A body so transparent
A meaning so oblique
A world that so confined
A life that’s so unique

Chorus
Song Stats
Hits: 2454
Comments: 20
Fans: 21
Plays: 103
Downloads: 63

Uploaded: Mar 02, 2011 - 06:56:20 PM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011 - 06:56:20 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 01:50:59 PM
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Hardware:
crappy yamaha acoustic, a couple mics, my mac
Software:
Logic Pro
Comments
alackbass said 2459 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Little Blind Cavefish 2trx2011
Where did you ever get the idea for this? So original and cool. Great sounding live recording. Great vocals. I like the la la la la's in the chorus.
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bud said 2459 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
This is the weirdest subject for a song
not written by Jonathan Richman. Great track - you guys crack me up.
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jdholliday said 2459 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
unacceptable
late challenge entries are strictly forbidden, oh wait oh this is making me pee my pants, literally, okay just this one time, wow, instant classic, great song, great recording, awesome awesome post!!!!!!!!!!!!
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davisamerica said 2459 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
u guys
rock
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ShadowofNine said 2459 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Neat
Cool song...enjoyed
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PeterB7858 said 2459 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Subliminal?
Hi Guys. I am hoping that the lyrics weren't a subliminal dig at an ex-girlfriend :-) Can't think how you would possibly come up with them otherwise, though! Great performance! You two had obviously song this together a few times before. Great addition to the 2-track genre. Take care, Peter.
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dimm witness said 2459 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
as a huge spongebob fan
i salute you both ;-) how do those little animals live down there! lovin it sort of Zappa. great job!
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magnatone said 2459 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Little Blind Cavefish
good lord, this is fabulous! congrats you two!
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Youra said 2459 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
As bud said…
a real Jonathan Richman's gem ! Loved it.
Phil K
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craft said 2458 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
cool
Great sounding live recording. Catchy...
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ktb said 2458 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Little Blind Cavefish
A creature most deserving of its own theme song. Wonderfully rendered. The chorus is great. Love it. Plus it sounds like you guys had a blast laying this one down. Awesome lyrics.
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neilh79 said 2458 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Little Blind Cavefish
Cool tune man, enjoyed immensely well done
Moviz said 2458 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Sounds
like the kind of song that just has to be sung live.... most original subject I must say, so 10 out of 10 for originality LOL. Great performance, regards M
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sonnyjim said 2458 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Ha!
Pretty funny..... this has to be one of our warm-ups for an open mic night. What else do you have buried in your hard drive?!

SJ
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Hickling_Stan said 2458 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
So original
and a lovely life take feel. It comes across that you two can perform really tightly together. As for the subject plenty of others have commented!! Cheers Mark
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Vic Holman said 2457 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
ha!
I'll never think of wee lil' blind fish the same way.

one fun tune guys. the chorus kills me
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jodyrush said 2456 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Interesting
Choice of subjects. Thanks for peaking my interest in Little Blind Cavefish. I'm going to Chinatown in Philly to see if I can find out how they taste. Good recording for two tracks!
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Bob Rodgers said 2455 days ago (March 6th, 2011)
A
great song, nice vocals, really enjoyed this.

Bob
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dave_b said 2455 days ago (March 6th, 2011)
Little Blind Cavefish
I dig the vocals and harmonies, and the lyrics are too funny! Blind cavefish everywhere rejoice, your praises are finally being sung :)
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tonestones said 2451 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Little Blind Cavefish
Very odd subject matter. Somehow it resonates with me. Love the vocals. The harmonies are quirky and fun. FISH!

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Name: racerat
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