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Easy-going little piece; lazy verse structure, back for the big block vocal style in the choruses; you may guess by now that this is one of my favourite things, blocking up choruses - I tend to do it a lot, although not actually ALL the time.

The song itself, although set firmly in the world of the 'noughties', is a hark-back to the great 'summer of love' of 1967, and a lament as to where it may have gone...
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I put the phone down not long after
the fingertip confession
But the text still swims before mt eyes
a textual regression

Is the cash machine a target for my
counterfeit aggression,
Or merely just a subtitute for
sexual repression?

Did it relieve the tension
or do I have to try again?

Listen for the silence in between
each & every sigh
Listen to the world pretend your
meaning still survives
Listen for the heartbeat stong & pure
in each & every life
Listen for a solitary sign you're still alive

I spent the day like yesterday
in meaningless reflection
On the whys & wherefors of the world
a Far-Eastern election

Or a candidate for any state of
political repression
And a coat of many coluours in a
brand-new misdirection

Did it betray the mission
or do I have to try again?


The long & short is no-one hears
for long enough to mention
But the saddest part is no one cares
a major-league transgression

You pop the pills & pay the price
for this diluted heaven
We haven't seen so much of you since

Will we ever learn our lesson
or do I have to try again?

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Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007 - 10:14:58 AM
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2007 - 02:47:05 AM Last Played: Apr 23, 2019 - 07:01:27 PM
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Vic Holman said 4505 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
A really cool tune.
liked that thumping beat. gets the head a nodding in time. great vocal delivery and great chorus. great song. more rock then pop, could be misleading to some.
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guitapick said 4495 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Tobin put out your name...
...and I can see why.
I'm from this time period. Thanks for the trip back.
"...a lament to where it may have gone..." hits it pretty squarely on the head, my friend.
Everything about this tune's great, Tetsujin.

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Scott Carmichael said 4479 days ago (March 16th, 2007)
Hey out there...
You are a REAL song writer... very very strong content, delivery, perfect straight-foward... YOUR WRITING IS, AGAIN SUPERB... you say you tend to block up the chorus, but it doesn't sound formulaic... I can't hear it any other way... great touch on the end, as it comes down...

big fan here
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eleveneyes said 4478 days ago (March 17th, 2007)
dilluted heaven
wow, what a great tune. Like Scott said...you sure know how to write a tune! It the 'pop' genre it's difficult to walk the line between producing something familiar enough to be considered pop yet unique and original enough to matter. You do a great job walking that line on this tune. The lyrics are fantasitc...the whole song is leaving me in a strange melancholy place....which is a great thing. I'm glad Tobin pointed you guys out!
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TobinMueller said 4475 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
There is something marvelous about the emotional uplift this song provides, even tho the words are a critique rather than an inspiration. But the obvious bias of the writer is toward light and life comes thru in the arrangement and performance and waves of goodness the song conveys. Very nice track.
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said 4474 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Fun, solid tune!
Excellent balance and production. All the elements belnd nicely, there is no competition between parts. Welcome to MMacJams
mccannmp1 said 4441 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
love it
Awesome song and performance

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