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This is a song I started working for the TUNE-UP contest. I may still work on it and submit it depending on what the comments will be... The vocals are just on a sketch level for now, I am also thikning of shorten the song some... This song is based upon a story I've had on my mind for sometime; on the surface about the actress Greta Garbo, who after some great performances and fame, did hide away from the public in her N.Y. apartment where she died. Someone that was visiting with her, said she had trolls (sculptures or dolls) hidden under her sofa. I find her life story to be very interesting.

I've used I believe 3-4 loops form the TUNE-UP download (mostly drums) - everything else is played or sung by me. I am using quite a bit of guitar, some samples played from the keyboard. Let me know what you think... Thank you!
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Lyrics
[ garbo ]

can you hear that?

it's twelve o'clock
it's midnight
look at the clock, one hand has met the other hand
they kiss
isn't that wonderful
that's the way a clock works, what's wonderful about it?
ninotchka, it's midnight
one half of Paris is making love to the other half

when he first saw her face
the temptress dressed in lace
on a joyless street of fame
it was all a painted veil
she thought him all there was to know
about wild orchids and love
the flesh and the devil, divine
at the grand hotel she said:

i want to be alone
I want to hide away

she was a woman of affairs
two-faced in pure desire
anna karenina and camille
unfaithful to a million men
when he looked into her eyes
she looked back at him and smiled
upper east side of new york
where she lived and died with her trolls

© MKN 2005
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Comments: 6
Fans: 1
Plays: 177
Downloads: 133
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Mar 24, 2005 - 03:25:49 PM
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2005 - 02:38:01 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 07:52:03 AM
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Guitars, Wood Sticks, Synth, Microphone
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Comments
Peter Greenstone said 4650 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Off to a great start
I really like where you're going with this. I do think it
could be shorter. There are so many great ideas you have
in here, some are more refined than others. I don't know
what to suggest; there are a lot of things that I suspect
just need to be tightened up, refined, mixed and effected
better/differently and will be as you continue working on
this.
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said 4649 days ago (March 25th, 2005)
Nice Work.
"That's the way that a clock works".......great line. I love
the theme of this piece. I actually had something going
on the themed idea of time and I think that you
incorporate some really cool ideas. Very nice lyrics and I
think that they sound really sincere and fresh, really
morbid but true and different.

Musically, my ear really catches on in the first chorus
section. The beginning verse is really cool with respect to
the dialogue that is really good, but the guitar doesn't
really hook me in. Maybe try something more melodic
and straight forward, and less is more in this part I think.
When the chorus comes in though, then the song is really
catching, so I think that this part is right where it needs to
be. I don't know very much though, and I giving you
opinions and possibilities for which by your suggestions
you seem to want to be able to improve with.

The tune is really good and solid as it is now though.
Great vocals and production.
mikkinylund said 4649 days ago (March 25th, 2005)
Thank you
I will for sure get back to this song and take it to the next
level soon... I kind of like to put out a song like this and
then let it sit and 'brew' for a while. Comments like yours
are of course VERY, VERY helpful!


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_nderscore said 4649 days ago (March 25th, 2005)
great narrative
really nice feel to this, some neat mixing. your production
has come such a long way-this is sounding really good.
you can probably cut some of the static in the samples a
bit with the eq or maybe even with the gate. don't get me
wrong, i think the static is great, but there are a few
places that seem annoying to me when it repeatedly starts
& stops. love the lyrics
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TobinMueller said 4648 days ago (March 26th, 2005)
Greta spelled any other way is Great
Very cool sound. Love the opening, the clock sound and
the movie clip. The concept. (The fade in of the music is a
hair early for me, tho, and the wait before the singing a
little too long. Couldn't the music just start instead of fade
in?) All the elements have great production, sound,
balance. I almost always prefer actual endings to a
fade, personally, and it seems the writing would lend itself
to a more solid ending, which may have more emotional
appeal (ending on a vocal line "I want to be alone"). Really
great lyric phrases. I really like this track. It is haunting
and has a great surface sound, matching the concept
really well.
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spoiledmilk said 4081 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
nice
this was a really cool song. I love the fades in and out. A great listen.
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