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I'm a Sucker for a Sad Girl



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Hey it's Tempie. I've been away mostly feeding the family and growing old. I stopped writing for about a year and then suddenly I wanted to write again and spent the Spring and Summer (are those supposed to be capitalized?) writing and recording. In the past I use a one song at a time write/record/produce kind of method but this time I wrote twelve songs all at once, then recorded all at once, then produced all at once, and by the time I was finished I was really sick of writing/recording/producing. I put them out on Soundcloud for lack of a better plan. They're out there under The Tempie Sound but honestly I miss the camaraderie around here. I don't know if it even exists anymore but I thought I'd toss a song out and see if I could catch anything. So if any of the old gang is still breathing and lurking say hey and if not well nothing ventured...

Musically, I'm trying with these new songs to figure out how I sing fun indie pop tunes while nearing fifty years old. Fifty seems so ancient, but I don't feel ancient, so cool I guess! I do feel like I have to put a bit more philosophical oomph into the lyrics though. So I was sitting in the rain at a Marty Stewart show (it was awesome) and there was this sad looking pretty late teens gal with her grandpa who was holding an umbrella for her watching the show and I thought man when I was a kid I'd have thought she was the cats. Because pretty and sad...
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Something 'bout a satisfied mind
that takes away the shine
and how a little bit of self doubt
can shape a pretty mouth
she's got those big doe eyes
too big to be satisfied
and the more she wants
the more she haunts

I'm a sucker for a sad girl
I've always been
the kind of girl who's got the world
and thinks she's got nothin
I don't want no bouncy jenny
or cheery lynn
cause I'm a sucker for a sad girl
I've always been

she's smart and she's kind
but she feels left behind
and she's never been loved
to where she thinks it's enough
she's got a heart that beats
for the skybox from the cheap seats
and she looks at me
like maybe I could set her free

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Uploaded: Oct 19, 2016 - 10:42:36 AM
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tmcfate said 127 days ago (October 19th, 2016)
Great comeback. I love the swirling arrangment. Dont know why but my first thought was prince "love sexy" album. I think you have been working smart. The break at 3 minutes surprised me. It really builds nicely. Really glad you are back..Tim
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tempie said 126 days ago (October 20th, 2016)
I'm all about Prince so thanks! I'm on the way to check out what you've been doing. We need to get everyone back here. The community here for those few years was better than anything else out there. No reason we can't get it back,
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rabittwhole said 126 days ago (October 19th, 2016)
tempie fan .... downloaded
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tempie said 126 days ago (October 20th, 2016)
thanks for the listen. i'm off to check out FloydianSlip.
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Daugrin said 126 days ago (October 19th, 2016)
Rhythm things or not?
Just right, or something. Welcome home btw, missed yer tunage. Thanks for sharing again.
The bass line is working connecting the scenes... the production supports the tune, is there a lack of a true triplet feel? Leaves the material strangely "square"... must be part of the plan?
Whine on... the vocals work with the lyric. Good listen.


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tempie said 126 days ago (October 20th, 2016)
hey thanks for giving it a listen, and glad to see you're still around too. i'm back to see if we can't all get things hopping around here again. do you mean triplet in a poetry sense? if so I just try to fit the words to the music - I pretty much always write the music first.
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Vic Holman said 124 days ago (October 22nd, 2016)
I'm a sucker for cool tunes
at times you have to take a break to re-focus. very in depth piece. a good amount of ear candy that does a great job of enticing the mind.

you really outdid yourself
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tempie said 122 days ago (October 24th, 2016)
I find that I'm not really much in control of when I can write and when I can't. These days I feel like I chugged a six pack of artistic red bull. I'm writing essays, poetry, and songs. All good stuff (there are times when all I write is trash). So hopefully it lasts a while. Another song coming soon...thanks for stopping by!
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PeterB7858 said 123 days ago (October 22nd, 2016)
I'm a Sucker for a Sad Girl
Hey Craig, welcome back. Good song. Pop with substance and style. Like the lyrics. Like the synths. Good song.
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tempie said 121 days ago (October 24th, 2016)
Good to be back
And good to see familiar faces/avatars :) As clunky as the MJ tech is, this community is the best. Thanks for stopping by for a listen. Looking forward to checking out what you've been up to.
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jiguma said 123 days ago (October 23rd, 2016)
Me too Craig
Great to hear you back at MJ again.
Top tune - I'm hearing all sorts of interesting stuff going on here - quite an unusual approach to the instrumentation, which works well. I'm hearing Cars. Excellent arrangement and vocals/playing/production all work well.
Cheers from Oz,
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tempie said 121 days ago (October 24th, 2016)
Hey I'm glad you like it. I've been keeping up with you on Facebook but for music, FB can't compare to this. I need to check out Snake Oil. I have a snake that's stealing the eggs out of my henhouse. Maybe you have a tip for me.
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