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There's the odd mild swear-word in this, but nothing that would really offend even the most delicate sensibilities;-)

This will be the first 'single' from my band's new album. The band is Norton Disney, the album is called 'Less'. It's what I would call, for want of a better description, 'indie-pop'. Full of tunes rather than just noise, although the styles vary from ballad to almost punk.

The whole album is a zero-budget, do-it-yourself, home-made project.

The verse of Weightless sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom, the chorus flatlines the limiters. That's all intentional.

I've managed to get the album on iTunes Music Store & now need to try to gain a little interest - in a low-key, zero-budget kinda way;-)

If you like this one (or even if you don't), there are excerpts from the whole album on the band's web site, www.norton-disney.com

Let me know what you think.
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Lyrics
You watch the TV when you come in from work
You could sit there 'til the end of December
It's hard to see for all the cr*p spread around
But they say you've got a beautiful mind

Your perfect job was back at "All You Can Eat"
Such a pity that they didn't understand
The empty boxes are a testimony
To the time you always put in for free

Ch.
Change your mind
I could care less
Dream so high
You'll be weightless

A pound of flesh, I guess that you can afford
Visit Shylock every week 'till November
And Julie lies & says your ass looks OK
In a track-suit that's to small for your thighs

The kid beside you has no chance in this life
Though you love him he will never remember
You saw a gym once but you've not been inside
And they say you've got a beautiful mind

Ch x2

(free-form)
Yeah, quit smoking too, put down that beer,
make the beds, wash up, clear the cr*p off the floor,
you wanna be perfect, wanna be perfect, just like me...
Oh, sh*t, gotta go, remembered it's my pilates class this evening,
yeah I do, yeah I do...

Ch x4
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Uploaded: Feb 03, 2007 - 12:31:04 PM
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2007 - 05:34:31 AM Last Played: Dec 02, 2018 - 07:17:07 PM
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Tadashi Togawa said 4324 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
I am not good at English.
However,
This song is wonderful.
It soaked into my chest.
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TobinMueller said 4324 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Alternative gravity of regret
Great tune, great lyrics, wonderful singing. I really like the electric sections. The drums (especially the snare during the verses) didn't seem to integrate as seamlessly as my ears wanted, they sounded like they're played in the kitchen just outside the studio where the ac guitarist is being recorded. The track has such a nice made-up-on-the-spot live feel, with lush layered vocals added in, filling the track with a wonderful energy. (The final a cappella may be a tad too loud in comparison, even tho I dig it.) Very cool take on your subject matter. Love the song.
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peacepiano said 4323 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Excellent
Welcome to MacJams. I especially liked the singing and lyrics. Top notch stuff! Keep it coming and thanks for sharing.
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Moses said 4323 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
I look forward to
hearing more of your music.
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said 4322 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
great contrast
I am glad I checked this out great sound and talent you guys have Excellent song
racerat said 4321 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
excellent.
man, flatlined those limiters is right....

Just bummed there is no download button.

cool.
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Tetsujin said 4321 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Thanks guys...
Thank you for your comments. I'm new to MacJams as you will know, so didn't realise that new comments had been added to this song - thought I would get an email if somebody posted - d'oh.

Just a quick riposte to a couple of the comments...
Tobin - The "recorded in the kitchen just outside the studio" is completely intentional - I'm using the returns only from a 'phone box' reverb algorithm. It's actually the only reverb on the entire song. In the choruses, I just switch it off & everything's dry.

racerat - I don't know whether it may be considered 'bad form' on MacJams, but as I'm actually trying to break some ground for Weightless as a "commercial" single, I'm trying to persuade you guys to go off to iTunes Music Store & drop 79 cents/pence/euros etc in my direction.
Somebody please let me know if this is considered 'not the done thing' at MacJams, but as this really is a complete DIY zero-budget album, this is our only way of getting the material out to the public's attention. Hope you guys don't mind.

Of course, you can just come back here every day & listen for free, so no harm done either way, I guess;-)
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Scott Carmichael said 4318 days ago (February 20th, 2007)
really great stuff
and a great addition to MJ... welcome... you are a tunesmith... great vocals and production... I will be keeping an ear cocked our way
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eleveneyes said 4293 days ago (March 17th, 2007)
Norton Disney
Enjoyed this song very very much. I really dig the indie/lo-fi/garage type production on this. Gives it a cool modern edge. Again, great song writing and vocal delivery...from the intimate verses to the big choruses...all great!
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said 4289 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
truly well crafted...
thanks for sharing to your music. I am sure that you will very little problems w/ iTunes :)
great song, lyrics, singing and production!
Monkaton said 2313 days ago (August 17th, 2012)
No Waiting
Good song, with good dynamics. I liked the sound of the verses and the chorus is good too. Way to go for your comeback.
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Name: Graham Lee
Location: London UK
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Recently finished my first album in years with my new band, Norton Disney. It's called 'Less'. I've been away from it all for a long time, & this is a zero-budget, DIY, home-produced & recorded project. Managed to get it accepted onto iTunes Music St... [see more]

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