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This demo track is a reflection of the disillusionment many Americans currently feel. It is a song for our time, done in a Leonard Cohen style. Many thanks to my friend Richard Schletty for lending me his vocal talents on this version!
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Lost!

Music & Lyrics By Kevin Bowen

© 2012 By Kevin Bowen. All Rights Reserved.


You’ve been lost, not found
Treated like a clown
You’ve been rattled, saddled
Your world turned up-side down

You went M .I . A.
Missing without pay
You’ve been bleeding, pleading
To give your work away, ‘cause…

You’ve been lost!

You’ve been barely just surviving
All your desperate dumpster diving
‘Cause your ship’s still not arriving
Though your bills are everyday

You’ve been acting pretty cryptic
Toward this economic tryptich
In your post-apocalyptic
Crummy little way

You have lost your will
But take it in a pill
You’ve been bottled, coddled
Sucking on the still

You went off the grid
When you took the lowest bid
You’ve been jaded, traded
Medically sedated

You’ve been lost!

You’ve been trying to get paid off
Since your wife and kids got laid off
But some silly man just made off
With your Ponzi funds today

Then your house went under water
When the jobs all crossed the border
Now there’s legals on each corner
So, maybe they won’t stay

You’ve been lost, not found
Treated like a clown
You’ve been rattled, tattled
Your world turned up-side down

You went M .I . A.
Missing without pay
You’ve been bleeding, pleading
To give your work a-way, ‘cause…

You’ve been lost!

You have granted your permission
To these government magicians
Who will waive all your suspicion
‘Til they make it go away

And your debt to education
Is a lesson on inflation
Since it’s just an invitation
To teach you how to pay.

You’ve been lost, not found
Treated like a clown
You’ve been rattled, saddled
Your world turned up-side down

You went M .I . A.
Missing without pay
You’ve been bleeding, pleading
To give your work a-way, ‘cause…

You’ve been lost!
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Hits: 1632
Comments: 10
Fans: 6
Plays: 195
Downloads: 29
Votes: 3
Uploaded: May 10, 2012 - 02:33:30 PM
Last Updated: May 24, 2012 - 09:18:23 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 08:34:36 AM
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Comments
RichardSchletty said 1781 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Kevin,
I sang this quietly at night so I wouldn't wake up the family. I love your play-on-words with "made off" (suggesting Bernie Madoff). In fact, all your lyrics in this song are brilliant. Nice job on the reworked instrumental track – but I do miss the guitar track in the GarageBand file you sent me to work with...I thought it was pretty good.
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RichardSchletty said 1781 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
P.S.
I recorded my vocals with my trusty Zoom H2 digital recorder connected to my MacBook Pro 17. I put a sock over the top of it to cut down on sibilance.
Check out my latest song called Couldn't Find
PHBB said 1781 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Beautiful simplicity
Very Cohen indeed! I like that really simple organ and admire very much that you resisted the temptation to load lots of other instruments onto this one. Fine vocal track - a great collaboration.
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RichardSchletty said 1780 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Cohen...
I imitated Kevin's demo vocals which apparently were imitating Leonard. Glad you enjoyed.
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Philip18 said 1781 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Lost
Strong lyrics and the Cohen-style vocal works well for it. The backing supports it well, with little touches here and there to lift it. Much enjoyed.
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Char said 1781 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Richard
did a great job with a great set of lyrics. Thanks, guys.
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RichardSchletty said 1781 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Char,
Much gratitude to you for listening and commenting!
Check out my latest song called Couldn't Find
digitalnirvana9 said 1780 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Exceptional Song..
This is a wonderful song that I guess has not yet been recognized. Highest marks from me.. Really represents whats been going on and it was performed with great style and care by Richard..






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SondheimSteamroller said 1780 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Lost!
Wow, Norman - what can I say - thanks for listening, and for the awesome feedback!
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Daugrin said 1769 days ago (May 23rd, 2012)
Found Again
Maybe a bit wordy... but then it's art... and is a very impressive piece. Brushing away the foolishness from the media ah?

Daug
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