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I Had a Dream (with thetau)


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This is a collaboration that came about when Russ (theta) from I-Comp, approached me, asking if I'd put a vocal to his song. I posted this for him as he awaits his probationary (hope that's the right word) period to end, since he joined MJ last week.
It's a lovely song with an air of sad contemplation and fears of war, that I'm sure we all feel.
It was written, played and mixed by' Thetau' (Russ) who was also kind enough to alter the key quite a few times, to accommodate my seemingly ever lessening vocal range.
Russ describes this song as a 'Civil War ballad 'and I'm sure the plaintive and atmospheric melody will stay with you, as it has with me; I keep finding myself humming it as I go about my day.

The illustration is 'Battle of Fort Donelson by Kurz and Allison'
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Lyrics:

I Had A Dream.

I had a dream so far away
that war will ne-ver pass my way
It has to be some other world
and it (that) could not effect me


OH far away
It's far away
So far away
Death was

(Chorus)
I don't want to be the one ... cry
I don't want to be the one ... die
I don't want to be the one ... who has to... put flowers on their grave


I had a dream that war has come
it's at my door and I am torn
like all the rest to little piec...
I'm torn in little pieces


(pre chorus)
So very near
It's very near
It's almost here
Death (is)

(Chorus)
I don't want to be the one ... cry
I don't want to be the one ... die
I don't want to be the one ... who has to... have flowers on my grave

I had a Dream That war has Gone
That war will nev-er come again
But that's a dream and in my bed
I see that I've awaken


So very near
It's far away
So very near
Death (is) - Leave off the (Is) let it come to the listener's ear silently


I refuse to be the one ... cry
I refuse to be the one ... die
I refuse to be the one ... who has to... puts flowers on their grave.

copyright Thetau
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Comments: 28
Fans: 17
Plays: 106
Downloads: 27

Uploaded: May 27, 2013 - 07:02:12 AM
Last Updated: May 27, 2013 - 07:02:12 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 10:04:57 PM
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alackbass said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
I Had a Dream
Beautiful collaboration. The backing track is excellent. That lone violin on the left really makes the mood. You've written a melody and lyrics worthy of the backing. Nicely done gents!
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Moviz said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Thanks Andrew,
Though, I didn't write anything on this one; it's all down to Russ, I just sang, but thank you for the kind words, regards M
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TvRicky said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Moviz the Poet
What a day this is...Such beautiful and felt music here at mj.. listen and have my coffee I will...

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Moviz said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Glad you
called in to enjoy this Ricky...... the poetry though on this occasion is down to Russ...... really appreciate you listening in, regards M
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Thetau said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Moviz
Thanks Maurice It's a pleasure working with you. I'll be getting something posted here shortly

Russ

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Moviz said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
You're
very welcome Russ.... feel free to reply to some of these comments, because it's your talent they are commenting on, cheers M
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Skean said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
I Had a Dream
Always nice to hear a collab, and you guys sound wonderful, thanks for sharing, cheers.
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Moviz said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Quite
a range in this song for my voice Kenta, but it is nice to collab' as you know..... thank you for dropping in, regards M
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gadzooks said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
I Had a Dream
Wonderful music track ... so nice to hear fiddle .... your vocals sound great in this Maurice ... a bit sad but suits the music and the concept. I like the key change...Nice job from both of you.
There is no pic???
Cheers
SG
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Moviz said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Yes Stan,
Very realistic sounding instruments and played with sensitivity..... and I thought we'd never find a key for me Ha ha, but we found one that accommodated that last key change, which I think was the best one for me. Now I can't think what happened to the Pic for this, because it worked at the other place.... oh well. Thank you for calling in Stan, regards M
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paul f. page said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Sad, poignant song...
...that is so calmly paced and performed. I am really taken by the simplicity of this composition which relies on its own musical integrity from beginning to end without need for further embellishment. ... Vocal is melancholic and, to me, fits the mood of this song perfectly... The nice key change around 3:00 gives the number a welcomed lift, too, and is placed at just the right time in the number. Great collaboration and very kind of you Maurice to feature Russ prior to his coming on at MJ. Hope we all hear more from him as time goes on. He's a gentle song writer.
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Moviz said 1363 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
Well Paul
Russ had a very clear idea of what he wanted of me, hence the melancholic performance, which as you say fits well with the rest of the piece. Thank you for calling in to listen, regards M
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Char said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
I look
forward to some more work from Russ, if he can make this kind of gentle song with such a great message. You and the other Maurices sang with feeling and sensitivity, sir. Thanks to both of you.
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Moviz said 1363 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
Ha ha, 'The other Maurice's'
I like that Char.... thank you so much for calling in, cheers M
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Dadai.2 said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Very moving...
the excellent and plaintive music is the perfect backing for your singing, Maurice. Very appropriate for today - Memorial Day - which was started as a time of remembrance for the war dead shortly after the U.S. Civil War.
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Moviz said 1363 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
Well Jack,
You know, I had no idea that this was a special day of Remembrance of the Civil War, so to post such a song, was fortuitous indeed and I'm very pleased you approve, regards M
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Bowman said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Very
melancholic piece with subtle touches throughout.
Just perfect for today and really every day.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Moviz said 1363 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
Thanks Charlie
I/we, really appreciate you calling in to listen and comment, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
I Had a Dream
A poignant, subtle song that gently gets its message across without fanfare. Sympathetic instrumentation that perfectly suits the mood, too. Well done, Russ. Well done to you to, Maurice, for finding just the right mood with the vocals. Thanks for the post. regards, Peter.
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Moviz said 1363 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
Thank YOU too Peter....
for dropping in to listen to this collaboration.... so pleased you liked it and that sensitive backing, regards M.
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Jarvoid said 1364 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
poignant...
and timeless to every conflict situation....

Chris
Moviz said 1363 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
As we
at this particular time know only too well Chris.... conflict and war bring absolutely nothing but sadness and fear..... thank you for the listen and comment, regards M
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Garni said 1362 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
I Had a Dream
Beautiful work everyone.
Wonderful music and vocals.

G-)
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Moviz said 1362 days ago (May 29th, 2013)
Thanks G,
Very pleased you listened to this, cheers M
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DWL said 1362 days ago (May 29th, 2013)
A fine performance
poignant has already been used but I can't think of a better description.

Very nicely done. Excellent backing. Always good to hear a real violin.

Kudos chaps.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 1362 days ago (May 29th, 2013)
Thanks Dick
It took a couple of takes, but we got there in the end, so am pleased it comes across well..... now I don't think the violin is 'real', but I might be wrong; it certainly sounds it the way it twists and turns, cheers M
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Vic Holman said 1356 days ago (June 3rd, 2013)
Had a Dream
playing catch-up. very nice collab project. your vocal melody fits nicely maurice.
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Philip18 said 1350 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
I had a dream
Nicely done buy both of you - smooth backing and warm, emotive vocal. Much enjoyed!
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