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Champagne Cinderella ( lyrics by Damroze)


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Moviz

 Genre: Art Rock

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This song came about when last week Dave (Damroze) PM'd me asking if I'd like to put some music to his lyrics. I agreed because i love the way he strings words together; very descriptive and observant with an artistic bite. The words really speak for themselves, but the way I played and performed them, has a slight surreal quality, which was intended to give the feel of someone too deep into their bad habits to be able to help themselves.... hope you enjoy it
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Lyrics
Poster paints and Tissue paper 
Neon lights on Lizard skin 
Dominoes fall silently
Fire Flies in Gelatin

Chorus

Champagne Cinderella
The Cruel sunlight
breaks the window
Smashing dreams
along the concrete walls

Champagne Cinderella
Chewing Aspirin
in the morning
Will last nights prince charming
Ever Call ?


Verse
Clutching lukewarm
dishcloth pillows
Faded nightgowns
on the floor.
Something scratches at the window
Whispers of the night before

Chorus
Champagne Cinderella
The Cruel sunlight
breaks the window
Smashing dreams
Along the concrete walls

Champagne Cinderella
Chewing Aspirin
in the morning
Will last nights prince charming
Ever Call ?

Bridge
 

Dance Masquerade
Dance Distressed
Dance Hunger
Dance Unreal

Waltz Delirium
Waltz Sickness
Waltz dizzy
Waltz the deal

Chorus
Champagne Cinderella
The Cruel sunlight
breaks the window
Smashing dreams
Along the concrete walls

Champagne Cinderella
Chewing Aspirin
in the morning
Will last nights prince charming
Ever Call ?


Lyrics Copyright 2010 David Michael Damroze
Song Stats
Hits: 2489
Comments: 54
Fans: 25
Plays: 426
Downloads: 44

Uploaded: Oct 07, 2012 - 11:43:57 AM
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2012 - 11:43:57 AM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 02:55:59 AM
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Hardware:
Mac intel 10-07, fast track, m-audio 49 e, Les Paul copy guitar, sure mic'.
Software:
GB, Ozone 3
Comments
Damroze said 1633 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Fantastic job Mo.
The art is ' spot on'. You are really feeling and expressing the words here.
I've got chills.

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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Just so
pleased you liked the outcome Dave along with the artwork which I did this afternoon, cheers M
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KCsGROOVE said 1633 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
champagne
These lyrics were written for you, Maurice :-)
You turned them in a lovely song
Love the mood here
Great performance
KX
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Yes Cees
It makes a big difference having good lyrics..... all adds to the inspiration. Thanks for dropping by to listen, regards M
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Daugrin said 1633 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
CC workout...
That bass line is just right Mo... ha ha. Great job on the arrangement the bells give it just the right feel. Cruel sunlight...

Daug
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Glad you
mentioned the bass line Daug, because they were a last minute swap from the original bass beat I used and you know..... those are not bells they are empty bottles landing in the trash can LOL, cheers M
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sammydix said 1633 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Champagne C
well, i know not to say anything about classic rock, so art it is. cool melody to go with Damroze's chord prog. good one from the Z team.
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Damroze said 1633 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
LOL.
The Z Team. Love it. But in Jolly ol' I think it would be Team Zed.
Whaddya Think Mo ?

Howver, I should point out that the only thing I did was the lyrics.
And Mr. Vizard took it waay beyond my musical skills.
" A man's got to know his limitations "- Harry Callahan.
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Ha ha,
Sammy, you're too quick for me with the ZZ thing lol...... and yes Dave Team Zed has a good ring to it. Again Sammy thank you for calling in to comment and Fave, much appreciated, regards M
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davajonah said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Champagne Cinderella
You've done a fine job with these lyrics Mo, for sure. Very impressive. They're great lyrics too.
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Thanks Dave
really pleased you liked what we did here, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
A
superb performance Maurice, I love the arrangement and your vocals are great.
Wonderful track and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Really pleased
with that response from you Bob.... I really enjoyed doing this. As I said above someone else's words somehow give the music making part a different edge, cheers M
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Vic Holman said 1632 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Champagne Cinderella
great lyrics and maurice you really stepped up to plate to deliver to goods

great stuff, the bridge........perfect
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Thanks Vic
glad you liked this and you know it got me thinking that maybe working with another in this way really stretches a person; sort of takes you away from your norm, regards M
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DWL said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
You're on a roll
Really well done Maurice.

Interesting lyrics and you've done an excellent job. The changes in textures mirror the lyrics.

For some reason it has a kind of euro-beat feel about it.

Impressive work!

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Thanks Dick
glad you enjoyed this and regarding the beat; do you remember Ska? because that synth piano in back reminds me of that, cheers M
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Narad said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Champagne Cinderella
You're the prince charming of those wonderful lyrics. Fantastic performance and thanks for the download.
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Hi Harald
Flattery will get you everywhere ha ha, but I can't lay claim to the lyrics, that was Damrozes' excellent work, regards M
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Jarvoid said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Coo this rocks along
in a tinkly sort of synthesised manner.....gotta real 70's pop vibe going with it possibly morphing into early eighties but I could hear Abba doing something like this ....especially with the changes in tempo and pace here and there....very good ,much enjoyed and downloaded.....cool,I like the hook lyric "Will last nights Prince Charming ever call?"

Jarvo
Damroze said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
ABBA would be great.
I think the song would also work as a dance remix and be appropriate to that demographic as well.
One of the things I love about Mo is the various influences I hear in his mix. That little bit of tango guitar in the bridge for instance.
To me the bass line has a sinister feel like some of Dennis Dunaways work in the original Alice Cooper band.
And, even though he gripes about his voice aging, I think it gives his singing an added depth and complexity, kind of like oak barrel aged whiskey or solera sherry.

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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Glad
you enjoyed this Chris, thanks for coming in to listen and comment so favourably.... yes, I too could imagine ABBA doing this, though as Dave says a Club beat really does fit in very well too (I just tried it).

Dave, thank you too for the compliments, but even though I may sound like oak barrelled whisky or solera sherry..... I don't drink LOL..... it's all purely down to ageing disgracefully, regards to both you and Chris, M
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J_Gretch said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Champagne Cinderella
The surreal quality is there for sure.I think you vocal delivery on this one has a matter of fact tone that tells the story well. Good stuff.
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Certainly surreal,
Thanks a lot for checking this song out...... really appreciate your comment, regards M
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Skean said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Hits: 98 Plays: 259
And I knew this should be good, great work as always from you sir.
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Moviz said 1632 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
That's good Kenta
Though, I never thought of going off those stats to judge how I'm doing, but I'm really pleased it drew you in.... thank you kind sir........ your comments are always most welcome, cheers M
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PeterB7858 said 1631 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Champagne Cinderella
You are really on top of your game, Maurice. To knock out this fine song to Dave's lyrics in just a week is pretty impressive. All I know is that ZZ are top :-) Thanks, guys. Regards, Peter.
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Moviz said 1631 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
More than
pleased you approve of this Peter; thank you for those kind and much appreciated words, regards M
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Songwriterz said 1631 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Cool
Cool track! Espec. enjoyed the chorus... harmonies are great! Good collab you guys :) Love Heidi
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Moviz said 1630 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Glad
you came along Heidi.... thank you for the very welcome comment...regards M
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Narad said 1631 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Prince charming
I suggested with my comment that the prince charming incarnates the music in respect to the lyrics.
That you didn't perceive this in my comment above, is all the more in your honor. :)
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Moviz said 1630 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Thank you Harald
for coming back to confirm and explain that very generous comment.... it's most gratifying, regards M
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Loob said 1630 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
There is a darkness to this
as it floats with this soundscape. Painting pictures with the lyrics. Very cool MO! Me likes!
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Moviz said 1630 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
I agree Freddie
there is a darkness and a sadness too and that's what Dave is good at; painting mental pictures with words. Thank you for calling in and pleased you like this, regards M
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davisamerica said 1630 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
tom
jones on acid ..... really?? ..... downloaded
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Moviz said 1630 days ago (October 10th, 2012)
Tom Jones eh?
can't be bad LOL... thanks Jack, glad you liked it, cheers M
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tonestones said 1630 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Champagne Cenderella
The bass line, lyrics and structure remind me a bit of the Doors. I like it. Very nice tune.
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Moviz said 1630 days ago (October 10th, 2012)
Well
I would have been pleased to be classed in their company for sure.... thanks a lot for that, regards M
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paul f. page said 1630 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
The disco Cinderella...
took me by surprise after those opening measure. You're into a dance scene here, Maurice, but it is not a particularly happy one for your heroine. The juxtaposition of the lyrics with the upbeat dance tune are particularly startling. Wow.
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Moviz said 1630 days ago (October 10th, 2012)
Yes Paul
for all the sad connotations associated with booze and drugs, there's that hard carefree attitude as well, which I tried to convey with the sharp chorus'.... loved doing this with Daves' lyrics....... thank you for calling in Paul, regards M
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Philip18 said 1629 days ago (October 11th, 2012)
Champagne Cinderella
Strong lyrics rich in imagery. You achieve the surreal quality you were after, although as the song progresses the vocal is warmer. There's an energy to the backing that keeps things moving along. It al works well!
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Moviz said 1629 days ago (October 11th, 2012)
Thanks
for giving it a listen Philip as well as the thumbs up, much appreciated, cheers M
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DarkPlanet said 1628 days ago (October 11th, 2012)
Maurice!
Cool song. Really sleek melodies much enjoyed!
Hope all is well - Tom
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Moviz said 1628 days ago (October 11th, 2012)
Hi Tom
Always good to see you still pop in from time to time.... thanks for the call and glad you liked the song..... yes my friend, all's well at the moment as I hope it is with you, regards M
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gadzooks said 1626 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Champagne Cinderella
Sorry I'm late on this Maurice ... still out of the loop these days.
Great job on this ... like the melody. You've done well putting music and vocals to words.Good lyrics and a good song! Enjoyed
Cheers
SG
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Moviz said 1626 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
No worries Stan
Just glad you're busy in this day and age... thanks so much for the favourable listen and comment... very much appreciated, regards M
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Damroze said 1625 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thank you for the compliments on the lyrics.
I wrote this a couple of years ago and couldn't get anything recorded I was satisfied with. Thankfully, Mo used is skills to resuscitate a moribund lyric.
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egobandit said 1624 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Chewing aspirin in the morning
like that line, you weaved a cool song around Damroze's lyric like how you delivered the lyrics! :)
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Moviz said 1624 days ago (October 16th, 2012)
Thanks Tim
Great lyrics full of inspiration for me to work, with.... yes it is a good line, though I think I'd opt for a glass of water to swig the Aspirin down instead of chewing LOL, cheers M
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dave_b said 1623 days ago (October 17th, 2012)
Champagne Cinderella
Cool imagery in the lyric. I like the melody particularly over the chorus. This feels like a disco era song to me.
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Moviz said 1623 days ago (October 17th, 2012)
You
got it right Dave about the 'disco' era I posted another more disco version at I-comp..... thanks for calling in once more.... always appreciated, regards M
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Bowman said 1617 days ago (October 23rd, 2012)
You guys
are a couple of first class pros. Edgy lyrics combined with smooth seductive music. Excellent song Maurice and Damroze.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Moviz said 1617 days ago (October 23rd, 2012)
Thanks Charlie
really pleased you like what we did.... regards M
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Damroze said 1615 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Thank you Charlie.
It's always exciting hearing Mo's arrangements of things I write.
Really like the rhythm guitar he's got going here.
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