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getting up and going down
all the children jumping in the puddles
water splashing all around
all the the animals are predatory, out to get me
save the tigers save the whales
save yourself for marriage
take a seat and watch the people bail

if you like it then you shoulda put a ring around its neck
watch it choke , watch it struggle, watch the color leave its face
face the music
rehabilitated alcoholics on a bender waiting for the end to come
come on over and

let me see you turn around
come a little closer
whisper in my ear
piece of mind
mind your manners
pleased to meet you
don't forget my number chart
mathematics algorithms
politicians, euphemisms
government will screw us over

I know this is just dream
But I don't ever want to wake back up
I know this is not for real
But I just cannot seem to get enough

get into a friendly fight
fire all your guns and run away from all your ugly thoughts
ugly faces populate your mind control
mind yourself
self-inflicted wounds are all the rage
against the popular opinion of professionals

make yourself awake and take the time to clear your worried brain
optimistic pessimistic psychoanalyze your fame
over-actor waiting in the wings for them to call his name
tag your face and share it with the world so you can play their game

I have seen enough of all this broken down machinery
repossess robotic automated probiology
take the highest road to where you're go and where you wanna be
Ill be right behind you drafting forward as I ride for free

I know this is just dream
But I don't ever want to wake back up
I know this is not for real
But I just cannot seem to get enough

no.
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Hits: 2651
Comments: 36
Fans: 18
Plays: 63
Downloads: 61
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Mar 20, 2011 - 11:10:06 PM
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2011 - 11:16:35 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 07:13:51 PM
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tempie said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
it's all in the chorus
really like the chorus on this one, and i like the turn back to the nirvana type tunes you used to throw at us, how cobain used to write tunes that mixed 70's AM radio pop with nihilistic lyrics, a very neat summary of gen x adult disappointment. Cool stuff dude, thanks for the DL.
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rsorensen said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
thanks man
yeah i wanted to have a nice quiet and clean chorus on this to contrast the kind of frenzied verses, but keep the same kinda vibe. really glad you like this and thanks for the feedback.
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alackbass said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Happenstance
Absolutely marvelous! Downloaded!
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rsorensen said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
alack
thank you good sir!
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neilh79 said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Happenstance
Kind of a cross between The Beatles and Jack Johnson lol love it this is cracking
rsorensen said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
hah
interesting combo for sure. thanks for the listen man!
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lavalamp said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
always love your stuff
You certainly didn't disappoint here. Like to hear you this way, acoustic and singing. Very cool changes. Hope we could see you around more often, but life always seems to get in the way.

Great song Ridd. Also, like when the other guitar comes in.

LL
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rsorensen said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
thanks brother
well, I've already posted more songs than all of last year so I'm around a little more than usual ;) Now I just gotta find time to check out everyone else's tunes! Thanks for the comments Dave glad you like this.
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RochaMalhada said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
sheer
Really interesting chord progression, almost like discord... the electric coming in a 2:00 was a good touch. Enjoyed!

. - Harold
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rsorensen said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
thanks friend
I borrowed part of the progression from a radiohead tune. actually the whole song save the chorus is a bit of a rhead ripoff haha
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Scott Carmichael said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
very interesting read
such gravity in the lyrics... yet a whimsical and light detached delivery... a great contrast... still the shaker seems to carry the weight that the singer refuses to lift...

Very cool.. Were these impressions intended or were they happenstance?
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rsorensen said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
thanks
for the thoughtful comments. it was mostly a stream of consciousness/happenstance thing I just went with.
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RAVENS said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
I wish...
I knew how to play guitar. I would never leave my house!

Wow, this is really awesome, talk about a tongue twister. Awesome how you managed to sing all of those words so clearly. Very cool song!

RAVEN ;-)
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rsorensen said 2199 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Thanks
You should learn! Going out is overrated ;)
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tf10music said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
interesting piece
the transitions intrigue me, and I wonder how you pulled them off so seamlessly. The lyrics are quite solid, though they suffer when you make specific references as opposed to allowing the mood to speak for itself. That said, I very much enjoyed this, and I think you've got something unique here. Cheers!
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rsorensen said 2199 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Thanks
I hear you about the lyrics and specific reference, but I thought to keep it pure I would just write/sing whatever came to me rather than think about it too much. I appreciate the listen and feedback, and am glad you enjoyed it


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PeterB7858 said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Mood swings
Hi Ridd. The mood that this song evokes is interesting. The lyrics are pretty downbeat but the vibe is more positive. I really like it. And the mix/master are great. Was the abrupt ending on purpose? Probably a fade might have been better. Thanks for the D/L. Regards, Peter.
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rsorensen said 2199 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Thanks peter
I tried to stay as true to my instincts as possible for this one. Kind of an experiment of sorts. Part of that for some reason is the abrupt ending - almost like the singer is waking abruptly after the dream he is singing about. Anyway I'm happy you liked this and thanks for downloading
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magnatone said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Happenstance
as usual, you give new meaning to the word "cool" - very thoughtful work ridd!
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rsorensen said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
:)
thanks karen!
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Social_Ice said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
twist of fate....
well I don't think it was an accident that I stumbled across this....wonderful! ~barbara
rsorensen said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
..
thanks very much! glad you made it :)
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Soundhound said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Nice....
I like the way you put this together...

Nicely done.....
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rsorensen said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
thank you
very much
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racerat said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Happenstance
I'm out of breath...


beautiful. downloaded.
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rsorensen said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
hah
so was I many times over! thanks man
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dave_b said 2199 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Happenstance
Lyrics are really clever. I like the contrast between sections. Nice melody and changes. Cool and quirky.
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rsorensen said 2197 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
daVE
thanks very much for listening and feedbacking :)
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spitlogic said 2198 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
awesome
You said a mouthful. Great melody and awesome lyrics.
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rsorensen said 2197 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
thanks!
I take that as a huge compliment coming from a wordsmith like yourself.
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Bob6stringer said 2195 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Precious and rare.
Effing glorious, and bearing repeated listens. A real Subterranean Atom Heart Mother - early Dylan Dada meets early Floyd cheek? To what else can I compare this? Ahh, to your own earlier works. I download precious few tunes here. I have to more than "really like" a tune for that. This is one of them.
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rsorensen said 2195 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Thanks
To me downloading one of my tunes is the biggest compliment I can get, so big thanks! Glad you enjoy this
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Vic Holman said 2195 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Happenstance
cool, i like how it expands at the halfway point. then the turnaround is flawless.

what is that cool sound you have going on in the earlier verses?
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rsorensen said 2195 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
There's a couple things going on, but it's all edited drum loops run through the KT Granulator
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papag said 2194 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
happening
Your textures in this song are fabulous as is the mix. Top notch work with the instruments and vocals too...

thanks for the download :)
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rsorensen said 2194 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
papag
thanks for downloading! hope you continue to enjoy it.
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