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Dark Day in December


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tmcfate

 Genre: Acoustic

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my little something to all those in newtown ct. it affected me deeply.......
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Lyrics
Well the air has gone still
And the sky is gone
I just want it to be raining
There’s no train out of this shameful station
The water’s edge seems to be close at hand

I shot a bird when I was young
With my paper route money I bought a gun
And I marched right up to the edge of life
With right and wrong between the sights

What happened to this country?
What’s happening to my town?
Don’t see my friends out walking…
Where are the children? Something’s going down.

My TV has spoken,
Doesn’t seem to help.
Nothing does.
Nothing can help.

I shot a bird when I was young
With my paper route money I bought a gun
And I marched right up to the edge of life
With right and wrong between the sights

Take me back to the minutes
Just before it began
Take an old-time picture,
Make a billion scans

Just before the chaos
I know a perfect moment rose
And I need to see the faces
In order to go on

Tears came out of nowhere
Like a sudden summer storm
The wind picked up
And the trees lay down

You disappear without warning
Wherever have you gone?
When the wind picked up and the trees lay down?

Born to make a difference,
Raised with right and wrong
I hold you in my arms tonight and I sing a different song.

Were you driving the car?
Were you washing the dishes by the sink?
Were you rushing home from work,
Were you trying not to think?
Were you playing your guitar?
Were you watching children play?
Were you swinging from a limb
On a sunny day?
Were you looking out the window?
Were you trying to get a ride?
Were you looking for someone
Or just trying to hide?

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you want to know the way?
God help us all
On this dark dark day.

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Uploaded: Dec 27, 2012 - 10:59:13 PM
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2012 - 11:57:11 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 07:16:28 PM
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Comments
lyzak said 1667 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Dark Day...
Relatable lyrics to this listener. It expresses the "stunned" feeling that lingers. I'd just come in from finding out my school was cancelled for a snow day, and was feeling elated to have a holiday! Shortly after I read the news bulletin. Your song hits me the way 'Ohio' did. Well done!
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gadzooks said 1667 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Dark Day in December
Dark Day in December
I didn't really want to listen to this because the event disturbed me so much and the media's take and sensationalism really pissed me off ....
but I'm glad I listened ... you write good lyrics and this is obviously your way of dealing with it and you did a great job ....
SG

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alackbass said 1667 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Dark Day in December
Great arrangement. Powerful lyrics. Tough subject. You handled it well!
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1667 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Powerful.
I love the tune and the arrangement, and the lyrics... wow. Great track, and certainly touches on feelings about the event that I share. Well done, sir, well done.
Skean said 1667 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Dark day in December
What a great acoustic tune, thanks for sharing a bit of your life, I love it.
A download for sure, cheers.
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btransue said 1667 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Indeed
There’s no train out of this shameful station.

Thanks Tim.
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woofer3 said 1667 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Dark Day in December
This is a subject that it is difficult to write about without intruding on the respect and feelings of the victims and their families but I feel that this song has managed to preserve both these issues due to it's undeniable sincerity. Great work, the music is clear and uncluttered with the vocals nicely focused and centre stage.
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Char said 1667 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Well done.
Since it focuses on your personal feelings about the unnecessary sacrifice and senseless tragedy, it moves the listener. Somehow, we all share in the guilt even though we are powerless in the actions of others. And once, having writ, the pen moves on and no line can ever be erased. Oh, that we could erase it. Thanks.
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TvRicky said 1666 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
Such a tribute..Musically Felt..
Love the Production and the musical performance is quite exceptional. What a talent you possess baby. Your Vox is resonate and natural and the mix is magical. Feel your message deep within my heart and I can only imagine what those who have experienced this tragedy must be going through now...Exceptional Musical Message.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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dave_b said 1666 days ago (December 29th, 2012)
Dark Day in December
I like these lines: "And I marched right up to the edge of life With right and wrong between the sights". Soft vocal fits the sad mood. Tasty guitar and the synth pad works well.
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peacepiano said 1666 days ago (December 29th, 2012)
Timely
And well said. I was teaching that day in another part of Connecticut. Tough day, tough time the week after. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 1666 days ago (December 29th, 2012)
just
excellant
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egobandit said 1665 days ago (December 30th, 2012)
whats happened
got that right, it seems nothing is shocking,like when the vocals change with the fx, tops on production you sure can write em, What happened really hits hard
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VicDiesel said 1664 days ago (December 31st, 2012)
To kill a bird
probably teaches you about life and death. I doubt that the shooter in Newtown had any such awareness. A sad day, a meaningless event.
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Philip18 said 1663 days ago (December 31st, 2012)
Dark day
Powerful song, powerful performance of it. Has a Neil Young sort of intensity.
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J_Gretch said 1663 days ago (January 1st, 2013)
Dark Day in December
Everything about this right down to the title is profound...Raw emotion you captured and convayed as well as could be...Production value is spot on and takes nothing away the gravity of this piece,,,Thanks for sharing.
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pablatone said 1663 days ago (January 1st, 2013)
Another good one T
Relentless and dark, I think a very appropriate mood.
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lholden said 1657 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Dark Day
TIm, this is a powerful song. Your voice portrays such sadness and is quite disturbing at the beginning. It is very effective. I was also shocked and saddened, following may people's comments in the internet about this terrible event. I agree with those who say that people kill, not guns. It is so sad... so sad. Thanks for sharing this sentiment and helping to raise awareness. For me, it would be very interesting to experiment with a more 'clear' voice on the 'shot a bird' section. Just an idea - it's also cool how it is now.

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awigze said 1652 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
beautiful
production, meaning and heart felt effort in this song. effective vocals and resonates deep. Sorry I missed this when you uploaded this.
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Bob6stringer said 1572 days ago (April 1st, 2013)
Think about the kids
What a country we live in. Good to get back and be honored by your thoughts, and think about the kids.
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timothydevine2 said 1568 days ago (April 6th, 2013)
such a dark song OMG
and dark for good reason
this song reaches so deep my friend
it stirred up feelings that are reminiscent of 9/11/01....i watched those buildings fall and it left such a deep hole in my soul...as did the shootings you write about.
the words wont come to express the feelings.
you did a great job of capturing the horrific feelings that go with such a mishap of nature.
God bless all involved.
Peace for your soul is my wish...peace.
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