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7:30 In The Afternoon


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Warren Smith

 Genre: Art Rock

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This song flash banged into existence because I misoverheard someone say "I'll meet you at seven-thirty in the afternoon." Soon after I was working at my computer and lost an hour of design work which gave rise to the thought that these things always happen when it's 7:30 buenos tardes - like some kind of a Twilight Zone when the odd, bad or unusual things occur during the day. A melody popped into my head and then verses started coming one after another. Finally, I said, that's plenty to fill a song.
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7:30 IN THE AFTERNOON

When your nerves are twitching like a rabbit
and caffeinated shadows start to swoon
you lost an hour of work because the auto-save misbehaved
it must be 7:30 in the afternoon

when the music is so loud you can't hear yourself think
and even the drummer sounds out of tune
and no one left here will buy you another drink
it must be 7:30 in the afternoon

When all you want is a mellow companion
and you’re forced to choose between geek and goon
you feel like an orphan abandoned
Good God it’s 7:30 in the afternoon

When mental pygmies pump your pretty puppy full of darts
their dark eyes kohlinated as a rabid raccoon
and the imaginary giant is blowing rancid face farts
it’s gotta be 7:30 in the after
7:30 in the after
7:30 in the afternoon

When your Twitter feed bleeds unending
and Facebook friends treat you like a buffoon
the hashtags show there's no trend worth comprehending
it must be 7:30 in the afternoon


When gravity fails and your GPS is out of whack
it feels like earth is revolving backwards around the moon
you're seeing stars from your latest phantom alien attack
it must be 7:30 in the afternoon

When your spin of things amounts to a load of feces
you've spun yourself into a dark cocoon
and your personality splits into multiple pieces
it must be 7:30 in the afternoon

When the sunlight strikes cold and rain fall hot
and you get swept away by a metaphorical monsoon
when your wired thoughts are fraught
and your tired imagination is shot
it must be 7:30 in the after
7:30 in the after
7:30 in the afternoon
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Hits: 1688
Comments: 21
Fans: 11
Plays: 73
Downloads: 46
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Aug 09, 2012 - 07:11:30 PM
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2012 - 07:11:30 PM Last Played: May 17, 2017 - 05:55:23 PM
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ste said 1868 days ago (August 9th, 2012)
the
clean munsters like guitar is cool. fun tune
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Warren Smith said 1868 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
Monster Rock
Ha-ha .. I'm Herman Munster and I approve this message.
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awigze said 1868 days ago (August 9th, 2012)
dig the
flippancy of this.... its difficult to interrelate raccoon and farts in the same sentence, but you've done this quite well. Oh by the way... I shut off my Facebook - life is better suddenly.
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Warren Smith said 1868 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
Shutting down Facebook
Dang - and I was just going to send you a "let's be friends" request on Facebook. I assume all of the time you previously put into facebooking will now get transferred to Macjams?
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alackbass said 1868 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
7:30 In The Afternoon
Catchy tune. The layered vocals work well with the lyrics. Love the guitars. The ascending and descending lines during the solo are very cool!
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Warren Smith said 1864 days ago (August 13th, 2012)
Layering
Layered vocals and layered guitars seem to have become a regular feature in my recordings these days. I assume it's a phase I'm going through. I have also been using a lot of escalator leads and it seems to work well here. Thanks for commenting on it.

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Philip18 said 1867 days ago (August 11th, 2012)
7:30
Very clever! The music is perfect for the lyrics, which are a lot of fun - as is the vocal delivery of it. Very enjoyable.
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Warren Smith said 1864 days ago (August 13th, 2012)
Timely
Thanks for the visit, Philip
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DWL said 1864 days ago (August 13th, 2012)
Unique as always
Wonderful work Mr Smith.

Hors genre as they might say in France.

Great lyrics and beautifully executed.

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 1864 days ago (August 13th, 2012)
Hors genre
As usual, when it came time to select a genre for a song, I went up and down the list without finding a definitive slot .. and so just picked one. For me, that is always an after-thought.
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Vic Holman said 1864 days ago (August 13th, 2012)
unique
very cool lyrics. i like the 60's retro sound. plus the guitar riffs really make this. fun listen!
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Warren Smith said 1864 days ago (August 13th, 2012)
Retro-fit
Did you mean 60's as in the 1960s (when I came of age) or as in the age of 60 (my current decade)?

Probably - both : )
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Daugrin said 1863 days ago (August 14th, 2012)
Right on time
The interlude surprise was wonderful. More chromatics! Nice to hear something musical. Offering a linear story line could have added a finer focus for your lyric. Just an idea. Thanks for sharing your talents here with us.

Daug
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Warren Smith said 1835 days ago (September 11th, 2012)
Soap Opera
Story line? The lyrics developed rapidly as a series of vignettes and I just went with it. It is interesting when somebody sizes it up and offers an alternative take that wasn't even considered.
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Jarvoid said 1862 days ago (August 16th, 2012)
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
could not have bettered this.... Coronation Street (the long running soap opera) now starts at 7:30 in the "afternoon".....I don,t think that time will ever be the same for me now, lol.

Jarvo
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Warren Smith said 1835 days ago (September 11th, 2012)
Soap Opera
I should've saved my last title for this reply : )

Bonzo Dog .. two of their albums received steady play back in the day!
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dave_b said 1862 days ago (August 16th, 2012)
7:30 In The Afternoon
I like the quirky hook and you developed it well. The ascending/descending clean guitar lines are becoming a trademark.
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Warren Smith said 1835 days ago (September 11th, 2012)
Ascension
Yes, I continue to explore ascending and descending leads. Up or down - one has to go where the music takes you : )

I must be careful that it isn't the only kind of phrasing I post here, or I might get put in a box!
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Soundhound said 1839 days ago (September 7th, 2012)
Had to really do....
Some thinking to put this together....
Outstanding bit of work I must say, sound of the guitars are from left
field but they fit with the lyrics, so they are cool....

Nicely done......
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Warren Smith said 1835 days ago (September 11th, 2012)
Left field
I always played in the infield .. but every once and a while I managed to hit the ball out over the left field fence : )

This is one of those songs that came together rather quickly and I just went with it as it came. I love it when that happens!
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Bob Rodgers said 1577 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
Them
guitars are wicked, love it and 'even the drummer sounds out of tune' :-)
Great lyrics and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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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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