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This is a remastered version of an earlier song post and it's also the prelude to another re-submission i did called REPEAT the SCENERY.
You can download this song and REPEAT the SCENERY on my ReverbNation page.
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Lyrics
DOWN TIME
©2005 Ray Kainz

Of all things I don’t understand
Like why human would hurt human
There’s one thing I’d love to know
Is one lifetime long enough to grow

Another thing I just don’t get
How pleasure precedes regret
And of course we can’t forget
How in the world does Kevin Bacon know someone we met

Attempting to avoid newsbreak
Blunder becomes mammoth mistake
For the friendships that you fake
Look away as you take and take and take

We all just saw the same crime
Eyewitness doesn’t align
You made your bed but now you want to lie in mine
What were you thinking back when
You weren’t thinking back then
Now were you

What really boggles my mind
How more and more you will find
I’m either too far ahead or you’re too far behind

You have to speed up to slow down time
Song Stats
Hits: 2145
Comments: 17
Fans: 14
Plays: 60
Downloads: 0

Uploaded: May 21, 2011 - 01:40:22 AM
Last Updated: May 21, 2011 - 01:43:25 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 12:49:59 PM
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Hardware:
Sure SM58 mic for vox
Sure SM57 mic for geetarz
Mackie 24x8 mixer
Korg Triton proX as keyboard controller
M-Box
Gretsch 6120 Nashville electric guitar
Gretsch Duo-Jet Double cutaway electric guitar
Washburn BX-500 bass
Software:
GB for tracking, ProTools LE 7 for 'mastering'
Comments
hackneybloke said 2282 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
down time
great track ray....fantastic mix as always and i love your signature costello delivery on the vocals. lyrics are witty and thoughtful. good to hear you're still alive and kicking.....oh yeah.
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gadzooks said 2282 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Oh yeah!
This is a great rockin' tune. Strong vocals and great mix, Enjoyed
SG
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Youra said 2282 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Masterpiece
Fantastinc song, Ray. Energy, lyrisism, dédicated, inspired and moving rendering. Rocketed me to the stars... Listened to it maybe 10 times before writing these few words ! Went on the other site to download it as well as Repeat the Scenery. Great song too.
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alackbass said 2282 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Down Time
Another killer track! Ran right over to ReverbNation for my copy!
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Reggie_Pole said 2282 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Down
High energy, clever construction, excellent lyrics. Quality production. I like it a lot.
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Vic Holman said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Down Time
boy this really kicks into high gear around the first minute mark. part of me thinks a xtc influence in a sublime way
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
I like it.
Very unique style. Fun lyrics. Thanks.
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RochaMalhada said 2281 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
love the crazy time
Man that must have been a piece of work to sing to (well done!). All of this works so well; "soft" break in the middle to end.

Great song, Ray

. - Harold
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TobinMueller said 2281 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Dreamy, caught between dimensions
I dig the juxtaposition of universal comments with personal details. I especially like "You made your bed but now you want to lie in mine". Sounds like something Kevin Gilbert wd write, and he's one of my favorites. (If you haven't, check out his album THUD, it is superb. You'd totally dig it.) My favorite musical moment was at about 3:30, the nice sustained sense of the melodic line over that cool chord. You remain one of my favorites here, forever.
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johnwhitehead said 2280 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Down time
Cool, angular chord structure. Guitar takes it to another level. The 9nth chords (or whatever they are) keep this edgy. Fab vocal performance. Drums
are kickin' throughout. You seem in total control of your production pallete. Impressive piece of work.
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PeterB7858 said 2280 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Alt rock goodness...
Hi Ray. Some alt rock goodness. The chord structure gives the song a unique character and the vocal work is strong. Intelligent lyrics round out the package. Good mix. Thanks for the posting, Peter.
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billykirsch said 2280 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Hey Ray
This sounds great. Went to your page. Enjoyed the videos. If come to play to Chicago some day let me know. If I go to Austin I promise I will try to see you there.
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dimm witness said 2279 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
it's a hit!
dude radio ready ;-)
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RAVENS said 2279 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
Awesome
Awesome song, sounds like something I'd listen to on the radio. You have a great voice, and the music track is fab as well.

RAVEN ;-)
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RAVENS said 2279 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
Whoa
I see Dimm & I are on the same page. Certainly radio worthy!
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jiguma said 2276 days ago (May 27th, 2011)
Up time!
As expected, I really like what you've done here Ray. Love the syncopated rhythm section. Terrific vocals. I normally don't enjoy a thinner bass sound, but you've used it really well here - it seems to get growly when it needs to, but leaves the bottom end clean throughout. Neat trick. Guitars - great.
No nits - I must be slipping! Love the mix.
All good really!!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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KCsGROOVE said 2021 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
just
discovered your music :-)
Man, you're a cool songwriter!
Dig your stuff so far, gonna listen to more....
Excellent musicianship!
And a great voice!
KC

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