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MY NORTHERN LAND


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KCsGROOVE

 Genre: Funk

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I was born in the northern part of the Netherlands, flat land with big skies. In the 60-s they found here the biggest gasfield of Europe. The exploitation of this gas helped to overcome the disaster of the second world war. A lot of the money was used to build infrastructure like the Deltaworks.
But the people who lived here never saw much of the money.
Now the land is caving in and hundreds of minor earthquakes over the last ten years caused tremendous damage to tenthousands of houses. Jobs are lost , schools and shops disappear and the people who want to leave can't sell their houses.
We're "the people from the clay" , hard to move, but when we will see the first deadly victims of these earthquakes that are getting heavier by the year, we'll raise hell

I did this one on my own...
me on the keys and bass, drums done in EZdrummer
I hope you like it
KC
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Lyrics
Life is so hard
Here in the land by the sea
The people are moving away
Or better said they flee
Now the earth is shaking
The land is caving in
Walls and windows breaking
The downfall begins

Refr: The people are worried
They're living in fear
All that they want is
Get outta here!

It's all due to gasextraction
The politicians say: We need that gas
The same conditioned reaction
They're leaving us with the mess

Refr.

Bridge: We call it earthquake country
It's not the place to be
Once it was like paradise
For you and for me

You know, I was born here
I am a Northern man
It makes me want to cry
What they do to my land

Refr.
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Uploaded: Nov 26, 2014 - 02:27:09 PM
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014 - 02:27:09 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 09:33:37 PM
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alackbass said 854 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
MY NORTHERN LAND
Sad story. Unfortunately we don't seem to learn the lessons we should from such cautionary tales. I like the jazzy changes. The electric piano and bass are sweet.
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Hydrogen3 said 854 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
Very Nice!
like this sound very much :)
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PeterB7858 said 853 days ago (November 27th, 2014)
MY NORTHERN LAND
Amazing backstory, Cees. The same thing happens over and over again round the earth (deforestation, strip mining, etc.). Big business takes what it wants and then tosses the land aside. Liking the understated groove and the intelligent lyrics. Fine song. Thanks, Peter.
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MikeHuntingford said 853 days ago (November 27th, 2014)
Steely Dan Feel
Nice EP starts it off... and then the vocals... both have distinct Steely Dan feeling...

This is a terrific song, I really enjoyed it.
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Moviz said 853 days ago (November 27th, 2014)
Yes Cees,
well said in the lyrics and a great song played and sung well, regards M
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Daugrin said 853 days ago (November 27th, 2014)
Northern Land
It's going on today, will be going on in the morning and in the evening light, the rhodes is just right.
Thanks for posting your material here in MJ land. Keep the bar high!

Daug
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FEEL said 852 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
Dangers of Fracking
Once they figured out a new way to frack there was a rush in my area to drill, now there are tremors just northeast of me in Dallas county. Makes me wonder if sink holes are in the near future. Love the song, the mix is spot on and the message is a warning that's to the point.
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egobandit said 852 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
amazing
the way it just grabs you and sits you down and says listen. the downfall begins I adree great message in dark times!
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Vic Holman said 852 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
northern land
good topic and sad as well. the initial stages are happening in the states as well due to fracking for gas and oil.

great steely dan styling
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paul f. page said 851 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
Great sound...
...from "the band" you have assembled with your plug-ins. I find it just a tad too loud against your vocals. My only suggestion is to bring those vocals UP a bit in the mix. The narrative is a very compelling one, awful as it is, and you have delivered that story without great fanfare, directly stating the facts in a clear and honest fashion. The minor-ish sound of the arrangement also underscore the tragedy of the lyrical statement. Nicely-conceived song that is delivered with confident playing and singing. Important message to which you give a powerful voice. Nice.
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Bob Rodgers said 851 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
I
like the laid back rhythm section here Cees, especially the electric piano and bass, mixed in with all the other instruments makes a great vibe.
A sad story but makes a great song, enjoyed your vocals.

Bob
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thoddi said 851 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
Cool piano
I really dig this groove and the cool sounds you've produced.
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MarkHolbrook said 850 days ago (November 30th, 2014)
Outstanding
Great story, great tune, well performed, easy on the ears. What not to love? Nicely done!
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Philip18 said 848 days ago (December 2nd, 2014)
My Northern Land
Powerful lyrics. Good rolling feel you get. The touch of fuzziness on the keys gives an edge to the arrangement. Fine work, KC!
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musichead said 848 days ago (December 2nd, 2014)
steely dan like
The keys and feel are very Steely Dan like to me... Very nice job!!!
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hackjo said 847 days ago (December 3rd, 2014)
Smoooth
Like the vibe of this one. Lovely warm mix and a really nice laid back groove with the E.P.

Also enjoyed the double tracked panned vocals. Classy track!
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Name: KC
Location: Netherlands
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I started making music in the 70-s. Always wrote my own songs. Music is my great passion. I earn my living as a visual artist... [see more]

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