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This is a complete redo of a tune I wrote back in the college days. This is either the second or third time I've posted this here at MJ. There's one other version up from back in 2005 which you can find here.
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Lies Within the Truth
©1988 Joseph Gurner

It’s been three months since the rain stopped falling
and now the groud is dry
The people look up to the sky again
But the light of the world has yet to return

It’s been two years since the holy prophet
said the end of the world was near
The people looked back to the alter again
but there’s no one there
Sitting on the throne
To tell them what to do

There’s confusion in the eys of the little children at the end of the fairy tale
What is right, what is wrong is just another illusion
But the grown ups know
cause their faces will show
all of the lies within a truth

It’s been two days since the lover stopped calling
and now the tears have dried
The people look inside their heart again
and they see the hope
hiding deep inside
waiting for a sign

There’s confusion in the eys of the little children at the end of the fairy tale
What is right, what is wrong is just another illusion
But the grown ups know
cause their faces will show
all of the lies within a truth
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Uploaded: Jun 09, 2011 - 08:02:37 PM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012 - 04:51:20 PM Last Played: Apr 18, 2017 - 11:34:38 AM
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alackbass said 2180 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Lies with the Truth
I really like the tune. Great melodies. And the arrangement is great. Your in great voice here and the harmonies are lush and in all the right places.
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davisamerica said 2179 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
"hello God
...haven't heard from you in a while" ..... nice one Joe.
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dave_b said 2179 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Lies with the Truth
Cool tune. Strong structure, scary pre-apocalyptic message in the lyrics. Frank Herbert meets Neil Young.
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Feter said 2179 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Lies with the Truth
I think the vocal work here is so special ..the percussion pattern here just laid a nice flavor ..nice tune my friend ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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neilh79 said 2179 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Lies with the truth
Excellent tune Joe, very Pink Floyd in pattern and arrangement. Like a lot well done
Vic Holman said 2179 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
truthyness or truthyless
sounds great Joe. as always those killer backing harmonies floor me. cool melody and the droning dist. guitar ands a nice drive
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Doadars Uncle said 2177 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Cool
Excellent song! I especially like the vocals on this.
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PeterB7858 said 2177 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Lies with the Truth
Hi Joe. You create a brooding atmosphere here and the lyrics back it up. I get a Neil Young / Pink Floyd (the wall) hybrid flavour on this. Your vocal work is really strong. Is there any hope for mankind? Regards, Peter.
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magnatone said 2173 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Lies with the Truth
Hi Joe! your voice sounds so excellent - and with those harmonies - oooh, so exceptional! i always look forward to hitting "play" when you've posted a new song!
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jiguma said 2169 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Nice sound Joe!
Lush arrangement and great ideas - I'm having a nit-picking day, and I noted a couple of missed notes in the vocals during the bridge. I reckon you could have nailed those because you hit so many others so perfectly, especially in the harmonies.
Neil Young meets Brian Wilson with The Beatles sitting in. Nice stuff - especially love the harmonies!
Cheers from Oz, Neil
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