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first recording on my new guitar . . . one take . . . sorted !
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when i was a very little boy,
i used to stare at the pictures on the wall.
i used to stare at the carpet,
and the clouds in the sky,
and the stitching on my grandmother's shawl.

and i could see little people in there,
and one or two of them could see me;
they showed me pictures,
and they told me things . . .
they said that "we were the ones born free"

when i got a little bit older,
i stopped staring at the patterns all around.
i stopped staring and talking
to my friends in the wall;
and looking at the pictures on the ground.

i don't know why, but i stopped looking;
guess i was told it was wrong.
"sit up straight ! . . and pay attention ! . ."
"stop staring at the wall country john !"

later on i started sniffing glue,
smoking pot and taking lsd;
all the friends i'd forgotten about,
stepped out of the wall to greet me;

they showed me all the new pictures they'd drawn,
they showed me things that they'd seen;
they said although i'd forgotten 'bout them . . .
they'd never forgotten 'bout me !
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Uploaded: Aug 25, 2005 - 08:38:59 AM
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2005 - 07:09:12 AM Last Played: Jan 23, 2018 - 06:54:16 AM
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Comments
said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
nice pictures m8
Hey C John,

this is a very cool little folk song,
liked the vox and the lyrics.
the whistling was superb
grett tune

cheers
country john said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
cheers k . . .

nice one . . .

i haven't been able to come up with anything tidy for ages
. .
i was getting obsessed with layers !
so i had a bit of a break . . .
and i got a few little simple songs on the go now . . .

tidy%u2122

lye


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eltopo said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Worth the wait for the next CJ track...
Totally fantastic tune and lyrics like only a CJ track could
have.

I got a new guitar too!!!!
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country john said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Worth the wait for the next CJ track...
cheers eltops . . .

i've been pretty lazy lately on the music side of things . . .

the weather has been so nice though . . .

seems a shame to stay indoors . . .

safe

cj

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Epileptic Gibbon said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Where you been all Summer, CJ?
Not messin' around with Olivia Newton John, I hope!
She'll break your heart for sure! Tell me more, tell me
more! Or maybe you've been staring at your friends
in the wall again, eh? Do you think that there might
be some correlation between the drug taking and the
whistling? I hear Roger Whitaker regularly dropped
acid… it ruined his trousers! Nice to hear a sweet
little folk song like this from you. I find I don't have
to squint with my ears quite as much as I do with
some of your more psychedelic ones… this is lovely
and charming. Nice one, CJ! More like this on their
way, perhaps?
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country john said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Where you been all Summer, CJ?
been up the mountain all summer ian . . .

tooting and shooting ( films not animals )

nice to hear from you

and cheers for the comments

c ya

lye

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Shimky said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Brilliant Lyrics
and nice guitar (playing and tone). I just love the lyrics,
though. I wish I'd written it! :O)
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country john said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Brilliant Lyrics
nice one shimky . . .

i do like the sound of my new geetar . . . : )

tringg tringgg ca chingggg

thanks for stopping by . . .

safe



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Rebsie said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Safe
Lovely sound ... lovely vocals, lovely guitar. Always a
delight to hear a new CJ song and this is great. The simple
arrangement works a treat. I hope you'll do more of these.

It's nearly autumn again ... is Chapter 3 in the offing???
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country john said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Safe
cheers rebs . . .

haha . . . the elusive chapter 3 . . .

i don't know if i can get back into the mindset to complete it . . . ?

i hope i do though . . .

i'll just have to wait to see if it appears to me

safe as

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Rebsie said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Safe
Let's hope so! Get back up that there mountain and talk nicely to the
'shrooms!
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DeputyDoofy said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Great tune.
I enjoyed this much. Lyrics were funny (and great). That whistle came out clearly, too. :D
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country john said 4680 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Great tune.
thanks doofster . . .

glad you liked it . . .

btw, i think your work is supreme !

safe

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Stun Nutz said 4681 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
aw man...
...what a great tune... so innocently sung... but yet so
twisted! Good to hear your voice again.
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country john said 4680 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
aw man...
cheers eric . . .

ta for checking it out . . .

and thanks for the comment

safe

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_nderscore said 4680 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
i see 'em too
somehow when you sing a slow ballad, i'm not bothered to
listen to it. normally the slow stuff gives me the willies. extra
nice, & great story. this little ditty will live in my itunes locker
& taunt the others
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country john said 4662 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
i see 'em too
cheers _

thanks for stopping by . . .

they're everywhere innit ?

safe

cj

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caroline said 4680 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
fabulous!! great guitar! yummy lyrics!
now i know what's been missing all summer - thank goodness rebsie told me you were back! and thankyou for reminding me about the glue and the lsd!! d/l and singalonga country john - x
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JOAN said 4680 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
we share a mutual acqaintance
in your choice of friends. love the wallpaper design also.
where would the history of music be without a wall to
stare at?
good one john!
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said 4680 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Very Good
Excellent melody and performance, Country John. Now that
you've put me in a good mood - time for me to go out to the
local pub!
stevel said 4679 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Nice one Country John
Cool little folk pop tune... I also second Rebsie's request
for the final installment of Autumn morning!
Steve
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country john said 4673 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
Nice one Country John
woo hoo !

cheers guys . . .

big shout out to _nderscore, caroline, joan, mungo and stevel !

thanks for the comments

safe

cj

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hacked_to_pieces said 4677 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
Hey CJ
still twisted as ever I see lol. Another cool song CJ, the
lyrics had me roflmao. Hope you are having a great
summer and not working too hard. Tell the little people,
hacked says hi .
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country john said 4673 days ago (September 2nd, 2005)
Hey CJ
hey dave . . .
glad to see you back . . .

nice one

having a brilliant summer . . .
. . . and not working at all !
. . . safe !

spk to you soon

cheers

lye


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blacksalad said 4677 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
Sweet...
as a nut. MJ moderator RJD would pass this one in a second.
I think he always saw the little people anyway, and made the
mountains shake with laughter as they played.

Nice One CJ, keep chamming on
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country john said 4662 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
Sweet...
nice one tanker . . .

if only everything in life was written in fette fraktur™

safe

cj

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Abe Lincoln said 4677 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
pills
love especially the guitar it was oom oom oom oom ohh
yeah great lovin the vocals i listened 5 times or did i and i
love the friend part to yoyoyo it was amazin ya yae ohhhh
yah i forgot to take my pills, sorry

from crazy abey
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country john said 4662 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
jack and jills . . .
nice one abey . . .

wow . . . i know exactly what you mean !

serious ! . .

thanks for stopping by and commenting . . .

safe

cj

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mandolinquent said 4672 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
Wildly great song
One of the most wonderful pieces of songwriting I've
heard in ages. It's sweet, silly and kind of profound at the
same time. A beautiful performance too.

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country john said 4662 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
Wildly great song
cheers billy . . .

i appreciate that . . . thanks

nice one

cj

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selters said 4672 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
charming little tune
This tune has a lot of charm, and the whistling in the end is very cool. I really like the sound of your guitar, nothings like gentle strumming with an acoustic guitar! And the lyrics, they are both funny and serious (my opinion off course)

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country john said 4662 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
charming little tune
thanks selters . . .

glad you liked it . . .

safe

cj

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Bobcat BJ said 4671 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
I'm floating!
I could myself flying somewhere through a beautiful
landscape with dandelions blowing in the wind,
thanks for providing the transport! Great strumming
and singing, superb lyrics and smooth bassline.
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country john said 4662 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
I'm floating!
cheers bj . . .

thanks for the comments dude . . .

remember cj cabs are on call 24 hrs a day

for trips up the mountains . . .

nice one

cj

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Hayley Deakin said 4668 days ago (September 7th, 2005)
Very clear
What a clear recording, its beautiful! I love this genre x
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country john said 4662 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
Very clear
nice one hayley . . .

thanks for listening . . .

"clarity is the new vague" . . .

safe

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Dwayne Plain said 4655 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Another spiffy song
Wow, another nifty song to hang around the campfire
with. Everything is mixed well. It's a fun song to sing
with. I might changing the lyrics a bit if I were to play a
children's party though.


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country john said 4654 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Another spLiffy song
hey cheers dwayne . . .

good to hear from you . . .

. . . yeah, that line bout staring at the clouds . . .

children should be protected from that kind of activity.

nice one

cj

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obbster said 4639 days ago (October 6th, 2005)
Nice
this is cool. good lyrics and melody, and the whistling was a nice touch.
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country john said 4636 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
Nice
cheers obbs . . .

and thanks for the technical info on that image stuff !

nice one . . .

cj

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westcito said 4630 days ago (October 15th, 2005)
Not shabby CJ
A simple folk ditty with a catchy rhythm.

I also loved the whistling, very folky. Great work.

westcito


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