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Happy Maccamas everyone! It's Sir Paul's 73rd birthday, and even though this is only in progress (Mark's only sent me "proof of concept" vocals and I haven't even sent this one to Alan for his bass part yet), I thought it was a delightful little Sir Paul tribute ("What if I threw 'Fixing a Hole' and 'Fool on the Hill' in a blender?"), so here's a work in progress in his honor.

This one also features the first guitar work of Abigail, my new Fender Stratocaster.

So.

Mark: Lead vocals, drums (forthcoming)
Alan: Bass (forthcoming)
Me: Backing vocals (still need a "George"), guitar, MIDI instruments (harpsichord, harmonium, Mellotron flutes and pennywhistle), percussion
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I'm idling the day
Before this world can shatter me
I'm casting cares away
So nothing else will matter because
When I find I've lost my mind
And have to take a break
It's time to say
I'm idling the day away

There's far too much to do
And never time to get it done
I'd rather be with you
So we could have ourselves some fun
We'd call in dead and stay in bed
And then sweet love we'll make
It's time for play
And idling the day away

It seems to me there'll always be those
People who drag us down
They'll spread their lies but realize you
Don't have to stick around

It's time to say
I'm idling the day away

I often wonder why
They feel the need for hurrying
Because I know that I
Could use a lot less worrying
But they can't see you can be free
From all the world's mistakes
But that's okay
When idling the day away
It's time for play
And idling the day away
What's that you say
We're idling the day away

Words and music © 2015 John Mietus. All rights reserved.
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Uploaded: Jun 18, 2015 - 05:59:28 AM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015 - 07:10:31 AM Last Played: Feb 01, 2017 - 12:41:25 AM
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Name: John Mietus
Location: west central IL United States
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The Applesauce Project is the dreamchild of John Mietus, also known as "The 128th Beatle" or "Beatle128", representing his loving tribute for the music of The Beatles by creating original songs recorded to sound like lost Beatle tunes or direct styli... [see more]

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Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include every

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