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ka-klick

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I wrote this last summer/fall and it was just barely ready for the election, but I decided not to post it at the time. Decided I'd go ahead and post it now that some of the emotion has died down.
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Lyrics
Who is this dim pretender,
Who's led us down the garden path?
Led us boldly into battle,
Disregarding aftermath.

What hamlet's raving idiot
has been wrapped in robes of state?
We must now take them off him
I hope it's not too late.

-Chorus-
The crown was stolen for him
by villians with no shame.
There is no substance in him
just a puppet and a name.


A conservative without compassion
Who's managed to divide us all
Had our country go it's own way
Made it's greatness seem so small

Where are the weapons of mass destruction
That were pointed at our heads?
They keep us misinformed and frightened,
Want us cowering beneath our beds.

-Chorus-
The crown was stolen for him
by villians with no shame.
There is no substance in him
just a puppet and a name.
Song Stats
Hits: 5188
Comments: 43
Fans: 3
Plays: 403
Downloads: 278
Votes: 22
Uploaded: Jul 31, 2005 - 06:31:28 PM
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2005 - 12:40:30 PM Last Played: Jun 11, 2019 - 10:29:01 AM
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Comments
stevel said 5071 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Excellent
Love it...your voice really reminds me of latter period Nick
Cave (i am a big fan of his). Great moody track this...and I
can certainly empathise with the lyrics
Great!
Steve
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ka-klick said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Excellent
Just did a quick random survey sampling of stuff at the iTMS of his stuff -
thanks, he's got an interesting sound and a real dark edge. Glad you liked the
song.

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eltopo said 5071 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Cracking track
Love the doom-laden gothic tone with shades of Johnny
Cash.
A really professional-sounding production too. Might
investigate Drums on Demand.

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ka-klick said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Cracking track
Thanks! Please do check out DoD they rock! I have Vol. 1 & 2 - they're well
recorded and are really well put together for song-writing, since each "set"
has specific "verse", "chorus", "intro", "fill" and "ending" variations (some more
than others) much more satisfying to work w/ than the stock GB drum loops
(most of the time) and it has a very "live" drummer feel, since they are
recorded from a real drummer, not sequenced in. It's like having a good
session drummer on call.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
nisper said 5071 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Deep
Great piece! Not surprisingly, love the tone of the vocals.
Nice mix of dark, emotion with mild, angst guitar. Well
mixed. Good job!
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ka-klick said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Deep
Thanks!

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Chris Boros said 5071 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Not bad
Nice production value--some popping of the P's I would fix. Decent lyrics--political--anti-Bush. I feel though I've heard the song before. Nice guitar work though.
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ka-klick said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Not bad
Thanks for the comment, I'll have to listen for that.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Willywagga said 5071 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
Great Stuff Ka
'Made it's greatness seem so small' indeed how right you
are,
Heartfelt words, the disappointment in the man comes
through very clearly. No b******t just the truth. Well done,
great song.
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ka-klick said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Great Stuff Ka
Thanks Willy!
You convinced me to put this up even though I've been keeping it on the shelf
for these months. "Mr. Rove" helped convince me that some of these things still
need to be said.

---
Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
cjhoose said 5071 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
well...
Aside from the politics (somehow I'm envisioning Ted
Kennedy singin this), this is a nice song. Your voice starts
out a little strained, but gets better. I like the sound of the
guitar.
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ka-klick said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
well...
Teddy is too conservative. ;-)
I will agree that the first verse could be stronger vocally. Thanks.


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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Rebsie said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Excellent stuff
Lovely sound you've got here. Great vocals, lovely
guitar playing. The 'aaah' sections are lovely too
(excuse the technical term!) Very nice, heartfelt
bittersweet song.

And although I'm a Brit, I share your disgust with
you-know-who and the culture of fear he
propagates.
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ka-klick said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Excellent stuff
Thanks a bunch Rebsie!
I call it the "ahs" too most of the time. :-)
Glad you liked it.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
thetiler said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
This songs makes me think of . . .
why we are over there in Irag. Now you got me thinking
again.
I wish there was a way to not spend so much money for the
Iraq war.

Especially if the terrorists take over Iraq when we leave.
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ka-klick said 5070 days ago (August 3rd, 2005)
This songs makes me think of . . .
Glad if I'm getting people to think. I have no illusions about changing the world
or anything, but you know even if someone's reaction is negative, hopefully I've
at least made a neuron or two fire for someone. Thanks for listening.

---
Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Solid song
Well produced song. Thoughtful lyrics. Id' like to hear the
lead singer reprise some of the lyrics over the closing
chorus of "ahs", maybe with a more distant, reverbed,
wingspread sound. Great git work.
ka-klick said 5069 days ago (August 3rd, 2005)
Solid song
Thanks Rich. I'll have a think about the ideas, but I think realistically, I'm likely
"done" w/ this one (nearly didn't post it, since I didn't want it to get too tapped
as sour grapes) appreciate the feedback though.

---
Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
caroline said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
this is the kind of thing that got us through the 60s!
yes! we love this stuff! power to the people! very nicely done - thank you and yet more power to your elbow x
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ka-klick said 5069 days ago (August 3rd, 2005)
this is the kind of thing that got us through the 60s!
Thanks a bunch Caroline. I'm one of those tail of the baby boom folks that
technically grew up in the 60's but was just a bit too young to participate - but I
absorbed a lot, since my older sister graduated HS in '68. Been doing what I can
to keep the flame alive. :-)

---
Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Classic folk rock song...
Your vocals (delivery & harmonies) are just perfect for this
kind of song. You sound so good. And thoses guitars...
man you got a really great sounding song here. Your
political critique of Bush is is so interwoven in great
lyrical (poetic) song writing that even an old conservative
like me can give you two thumbs up for this : ) This
harkens back to many of the really good political
protest songs that I remember from the sixties and
early seventies as many of us opposed the Vietnam War.

I am glad you posted this one.

jack


said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Classic folk rock song...
I forgot... 9-8-8-9 .... so fine.

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Making melody with your heart...
ka-klick said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
Classic folk rock song...
Thanks, Jack. It says a lot that you can set aside your reaction to the politics of
the piece that fully - I really appreciate you being that open.


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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Las Bragas said 5070 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
The world's a better place - maybe
I don't know if it's appropriate to focus on lyrics on this site
but I feel a bit short changed by these - the sentiments okay
(and I've agreed with it for years) but this is more posturing
than poetry.
ka-klick said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
The world's a better place - maybe
First of all, welcome.

I'd say it's fine to focus on any given element of a song that you want to for
commenting, though I'd say it's best to keep the piece as a whole in mind
when doing any rating. I would further encourage you to continue to speak
your mind about any given piece (especially one I've posted). I would however
recommend that when you do go negative you do in a spirit of constructive
criticism and provide specific details as to what bothers you. It will lead to a
more productive experience for everyone.

In this specific case, I wish you'd drawn my attention to any particular parts of
the lyrics you find problematic from the point of view of what the song is
trying to achieve. In this case I'd say that my goal was not to achieve some
legendary status of grand poetry. I simply sought to convey a few fairly
simple points within the confines of a song form. This being a political piece
it shouldn't be surprising that it postures quite a bit - this is what a political
song is supposed to do AFAIK.

If you could provide some specific suggestions, I'd be happy to entertain
them (though, as I mentioned to another poster, I think I'm "spent" on this
particular tune).

Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment - I do appreciate that.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
ronnielong said 5070 days ago (August 3rd, 2005)
B**H
Great lyrics Brian!!

Way to go man, really cool tune...especially when the
harmonies come in...

You Rock. Its just too bad our "Dim Pretender" is still "our
leader".... I'm moving to Canada.

-Cheers-


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ka-klick said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
B**H
Thanks Ronnie, thought you'd get a kick out of this one :-)


---
Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
fairy beth said 5069 days ago (August 3rd, 2005)
man id be...
...useless at writing political stuff. I have a lot of respect
for people who can pull it off. You certainly have klick.
nice vocals too.
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ka-klick said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
man id be...
Thanks a bunch FB, somehow I do manage to keep doing stuff with a political
bent these days. Sometimes I wish I could stop, but right now it's the thing that
keeps ending up fueling me creatively, since there's a bunch of things
happening that keep triggering my thought process in a manner that makes me
want to communicate them.

Also, thanks loads about the vocals, since I really love your sound, I take that as
a great compliment.


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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
said 5069 days ago (August 3rd, 2005)
Bush is a mudpie
So I give this song a 10-10-10-10
ka-klick said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
Bush is a mudpie
Thanks.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
said 5068 days ago (August 4th, 2005)
great vocals
great voice and guitar accompaniment...well articulated political message that is worth thinking about: the fine line between Us and Them; which one of Us will stand up and break down the walls...ignorance and apathy are probably the most dangerous forms of mass destruction
ka-klick said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
great vocals
Thanks, glad you liked it.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Epileptic Gibbon said 5068 days ago (August 4th, 2005)
Power to the people indeed!
I'm a Brit so I only see the impact of Bush's polices
second-hand but I think it's safe to say that I'm not a
fan of him or his political ideology. Nice to hear such
good lyrics about this guy's mistakes from an
American. The song was good generally and you offer
a strong performance. Your voice is a bit Nick
Cave'ish, but I'm no big fan of his vocals and I prefer
yours. Nice guitar work and overall this sounds quite
professional. But too much repetition of the 'ahs' at
the end for my liking. I'd have brought the song to an
end about 30 seconds earlier but that's just me.
Good stuff, though, Ka-Klick.
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ka-klick said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
Power to the people indeed!
Thanks for listening/commenting E.G. - I can understand about the repetition,
though my intention was to give a place for the outgoing guitar solo to have
something to play over while the whole thing fades, giving a kind of ride into the
sunset thing.

---
Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Emily Rohm said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
Ahhhh...
Ahhh! That's how I feel about current politics sometimes,
too. But really, I love those "ahh" sections. I agree with
many of the sentiments in your lyrics. But mostly I really
like the overall feel of the song. Your voice is great on
this.
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ka-klick said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
Ahhhh...
Thanks a bunch Emily.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
SlimGirlFat said 5067 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
Oooh
Great vocals and guitar.
Really good lyrics too...

nice production.
Slimmie
ka-klick said 5066 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
Oooh
Thanks Slimmie! Glad you liked it :-)

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
perceptualvortex said 5063 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
The lyrics
are right on target. I always appreciate it when attention is given to the extensive corruption of the Cheney administration.
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donbot24 said 5062 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Good Stuff
It's good but could do with some improvements on the timing of the vocals. Great lyrics though.
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donbot24 said 5062 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Good Stuff
It's good but could do with some improvements on the timing of the vocals. Great lyrics though complemented by a good backing track and a stunning solo. Nice work.
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donbot24 said 5062 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Good Stuff
It's good but could do with some improvements on the timing of the vocals. Great lyrics though complemented by a good backing track and a stunning solo. Nice work.
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