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It's A Cool World


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abfkingsport

 Genre: Art Rock

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To start, lyrically, I was thinking how absolutely beautiful and incredible life is and how so many of us take it for granted (as in the spoken lyric; “we’re just wasting time, waiting on time, to end”). I guess I am a bird of a different feather, I find beauty in everything and everyone, simply for the fact that it is all so incredible, us and, everything, around us, and that it actually even exist, (considering how fragile our world, truly is). Find the beauty in the simple things, like clouds floating by in a summer sky. Imagine an old man who cherishes everyday of his life and takes great pleasure in the simple things that we usually take for granted. He’s sitting on a park bench, noticing the, beautiful, crisp, blue, summer sky, but then he notices, no one else, seems to notice. It brings a tear to his eye, because there is so much we let go by. We’re so stressed out; we don’t enjoy life to its fullest, piece of mind, so to speak. Basically, my thoughts on the lyrics are what a cool world we live in, but it can also be cold sometimes, despite it all, it is a cool world.

Technically; I used an Ibanez guitar, with a, Boss; Wah-Wah pedal. I then added echo effect to the track. I also used my Ovation and played alongside the Ibanez. I used a drum machine from my studio software for the drum track. I sing lead vocals and backup vocals. I used a, Gretsch base guitar, and a, Casio keyboard, for the strings. I hope you enjoy it. I did the best I could with the equipment I have. Thanks for listening. (PS: Oh BTW, this song only has two notes, simplicity :-)
Anthony
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Lyrics
It’s a Cool World

See the clouds bursting before your eyes
Opening the door for a summer sky
No one cares, an old man sighs
No one cares, no one cries (repeat)

Chorus
Cool world (Repeat)

Consider this; we’ll be the best of friends until the end of time
Don’t give up on now

Catch a frame before it falls from the wall
And make your best attempt to protect us all
Catch a falling star my friend and make a wish that will come true tonight
I hope you find peace of mind (repeat)
Find your peace of mind

Chorus

Memories of my best friends laugh, it’s all gone past
The summer sky
Posing in my rubber room
A perfect picture
Made from wallet size
It’s all just a matter of wasting time (repeat)

Catch me when I stumble, be my hero and never let me fall
Despite it all (repeat), it’s a

Chorus
But it can be cold sometimes
Song Stats
Hits: 2270
Comments: 34
Fans: 14
Plays: 60
Downloads: 61

Uploaded: Jun 16, 2011 - 06:42:06 PM
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2011 - 06:42:06 PM Last Played: Aug 20, 2017 - 05:38:59 PM
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Comments
alackbass said 2257 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
It's A Cool World
I really like this. Unique sound you achieved with the wah. Provides a great bed. Excellent melodies. Your lead vocal has a great David Gilmour tone. The high pitched backing vocals bring to mind "Broken Arrow" by Robbie Robertson! Very good production and mix!
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abfkingsport said 2257 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
THE KING
Thanks for the compliments Alack. You get me. I love to do Floydish style music. You've heard some of my other stuff like Floyd so I don't have to tell you. Thanks again, Man, for listening.
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davisamerica said 2257 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
anthony
...hats off man... good stuff
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abfkingsport said 2257 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
THE KING
Hey Davis, long time no hear. Thanks for listening and the compliment.
Check out my latest song called Know Me
gadzooks said 2257 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
It's A Cool World
First I like your picture.
Great voice and you do a great job of delivering your lyrics. Neat harmony drone like voices in the mix. Like when the strings come in and that sampled voice or is it you? Nice the way you end it. Very creative.
SG
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abfkingsport said 2257 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
THE KING
Thanks for listening and the compliments. Yes, that's me. I like to do stuff in the Floyd genre. In my song Shakin' not Stirred, I fake a Sean Connery VO. I think it's pretty close, check it out. Thanks again for listening.
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magnatone said 2257 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
It's A Cool World
ANTHONY!!!! OMG - haven't seen you in SO SO long! this is terrific - your wah wah just totally WAHS!! i hope this means you're going to start posting music here again, and hanging around too! Wonderful to hear from you - great work!
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abfkingsport said 2257 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
THE KING
Hey K, I know, I know, I've been gone too long. I've been real busy working on my BS. I just graduated this past month with my AS in Broadcasting. I have a couple of other songs I am working on whenever I get the time but I will definitely be posting them. I never left just haven't posted in awhile. Here is an address to a movie I made this past semester and I used two macjammers songs. Check it out. recordings. I plan to make more movies and only use macjammers recordings. Great to hear from you.
http://www.youtube.com/user/MyAfrazier
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gator4040 said 2256 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
It's a cool tune
Excellent lyrics, production, and delivery. I love the growling wah and the simplicity of it all. The lyrics strike home. In my profession we all to often see those who wont have another chance to "stop and smell the roses". live every moment like it was your last and when the end comes are you proud of how you lived? Bravo!
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abfkingsport said 2256 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
THE KING
It is the meaning of life. Experiences. Thanks for listening.

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racerat said 2256 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
It's a Cool World
I can decided whether I like your description of the song or the song itself better. Great set up. The deep breathy pad that drives it with that cool drum beat has is awash in mood and darkness. The vocals are inspired, like the falsetto and howling giant reverb settlings.
DL'd!
RR
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abfkingsport said 2256 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
THE KING
Thanks Racecat. I am glad you listened. I D'Led your Broken Sky awhile back and listen to on my ipod quite often. I'm a fan. Thanks again.
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RAVENS said 2256 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Wonderful
I see beauty in everything too, and I'm so grateful for everything I have. This is such a terrific song, you have a great voice. Love the lyrics and the music is awesome!

RAVEN ;-)
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RAVENS said 2256 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Oh...
And the album art is just beautiful! ;-)
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abfkingsport said 2254 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
THE KING
We are birds of the same feather, it would seem. Thanks for listening and the compliments.
The King
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TobinMueller said 2255 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Octaves
Nice meditative yet grooving concept song. I really like the photo too. Did you take it? I dig the octave higher vocals you added. Cool vibes.
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abfkingsport said 2254 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
THE KING
No, I didn't take the photo, though I wished I had because then I would have seen this beautiful shot first hand. Thanks for the compliments.
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Kicbal said 2255 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Cool Song
This is very good. The Floyd/Gilmore influence is a great sound. I love the vastness of the song. As a longtime resident of the western US and its large open spaces and roads, this is good road trip music. No worries about the instrument quality as it all works well and sounds good here.

I really like the vocals and lyrics. This all sound pretty tight and pro. Perhaps the drums are a little flat sounding compared to the bigness of the rest of the mix, but that is a minor thing. Downloaded!
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abfkingsport said 2254 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
THE KING
Wow, thanks Kicbal, I appreciate the great compliments and the ear. Yeh, I turned the drum track down a bit because I thought it was a bit too much but I think you're right. Thanks again,
The King
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Moviz said 2254 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
I Just
Love this entire performance from the growling bass to your wonderfully fluid voice..... beautiful arrangement and very thought provoking lyrics..... (yes, I'm the old man LOl). I can associate my thoughts entirely with yours as written in the above description..... I really love this.... great stuff....... and the picture is great too, regards M
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abfkingsport said 2244 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
THE KING
Thanks so much for the great comments. I felt it was unfinished but decided to post it anyway because it's been so long since I've posted anything. Thanks again for listening and being a fan.
The King
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Ed Hannifin said 2247 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Anthony....
I really enjoy this... It does have that bit of the Floyd, especially in some of the vocals, and some of the lower machine-like synth tones, but there other parts that go elsewhere than the Floyd palette... Got just a whisper of Porcupine Tree in there, for one...

I think this is really nicely wrought, and especially so given that you put it together with really simple ingredients...

Really enjoying it, and adding it to the iPod...
abfkingsport said 2244 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
THE KING
Wow, appreciate the DL. I felt it wasn't complete but I posted anyway. I wasn't sure what else to do with it. I love that everyone "gets it," though. I like creating simple songs. Thanks again for listening and the DL.
the King
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Parichayaka said 2244 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
Outstanding
Love everything about this song, the overall atmosphere you create, vocals, lyrics, drone. Only I would loop the drums up until 0:53 (before the ride and crash cymbals and complicated rhythm). To me that interferes with the mesmerizing feel and depth of the song and keeps it from being an absolutely professional song in terms of songwriting and performance.

If you agree with that suggestion even just a little bit, I'd love to hear or pay for a version with that adjustment. It's just that good. And why do I act surprised!

Enjoyed reading your description - you can't change the world by force, but you can change the way you look at it, which usually depends very simply on one's own happiness or a calm mind to let the good energy through. Inspiring...
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abfkingsport said 2243 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
THE KING
Wow, what a great compliment. In regard to your suggestion, I did have the drums looped through the entire song, with the exception of the beginning, but I didn't like the sound when it came to the second verse. I decided to just roll the drums down so the second verse word be like the first and then I did it to the third verse to keep consistent. I will certainly think about adding the loops back in and re-posting it. Thanks so much for the comments and the suggestion.
The King
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tokai said 2243 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
A Journey
This song takes away to that photo. Love that breathing backing vocal that is very effective, so too is the drone effected track playing in the distance. Like the space this makes in the mix, sweet!
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abfkingsport said 2243 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
THE KING
Thanks so much for the compliment. I am a fan of yours, as well. Thanks again for listening and commenting.
The King
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musichead said 2241 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
always Like...
I always like your song. The mood really comes out in them. Great low end sound!! Its a positive song. Good work!
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abfkingsport said 2241 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
THE KING
Thanks for listening and the great comment.
The King
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crissew said 2241 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Great topic
Really good. Love this. I think this could be your best song of all man. I can really relate to this. I sit on my back porch and marvel at the universe around us. Amazing, so many questions, so few answers.
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abfkingsport said 2241 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
THE KING
Wow, Chris, I appreciate it. I wasn't sure how to break the song up with only two notes. So I broke up the drums. I wished I had better strings for the end, as well. All I have is a Casio keyboard that doesn't sound realistic at all. Thanks for the compliment, man.
The King
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apb said 1597 days ago (April 7th, 2013)
Fabulous
vocals (as always) my friend: emotive, effortless delivery. Backing has get a lot of very pleasing on the ear atmospheric "wash"- impressive use of your h/w. Lyrics are great too- I really like that "Catch a frame before it falls from the wall
And make your best attempt to protect us all" line. Drums let this down a wee smidgen imo- nothing major though.. a little unnatural/sporadic perhaps and a little overuse of that (nice sounding) splash cymbal and ride a little high in the mix and snare a little low. Still , didn't spoil the overall effect and mood.
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Skunkwrx said 1358 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
It's A Cool World
I liked "Know Me" so much I had to dig back through your catalog a little. This is a lost gem I can't believe I missed the first time around. I LOVE two note songs. Your description is exactly the stuff of a lot of my thoughts recently. The super-deep bass is so hypnotic. The fuzzy-underbelly pad is such a cool bed for all this to lay on. Excellent.

S1
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abfkingsport said 1358 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for listening. I am all about simple. lol
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Name: Anthony Frazier
Location: Kingsport Tennessee United States
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I am a self taught musician so I tend to write simple songs. I love to sing and love to make music. I love music of all genres and write many different types, mainly rock, since I am a child of the 60's and 70's. I love the music everyone post on Mac... [see more]

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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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