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The lyrics to this are ninety percent true – there is someone in my office (marketing support to a nationwide retail chain) that really does fit this almost perfectly… Of course this is a little bit tongue-in-cheek!
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Lyrics
Ten years is a bloody long time, I wish I could retire
‘Coz every hour I’m in here with you sends my blood pressure higher
And every time you start to speak peace and quiet I yearn
Every time I’m on the phone your ears start to burn

You really are the most paranoid person
That I’ve ever known
My head is like a whirling dervish
by the time I get home

You manipulate every word that anyone says
You make drama out of nothing just to try and impress
Any work the bosses like you claim that it is yours
You’re fooling them but you don’t fool me or any of the stores

You really are the most paranoid person
That I’ve ever known
My head is like a whirling dervish
by the time I get home

Those cheap CDs you’re playing are driving me ‘round the bend
I hear Mrs Mills, and Mantovani, I wish that it would end
You keep threatening to leave, and then never do
I must have been bad in a previous life to deserve someone like you

You really are the most paranoid person
That I’ve ever known
My head is like a whirling dervish
by the time I get home (x2)
Song Stats
Hits: 3999
Comments: 42
Fans: 15
Plays: 300
Downloads: 133
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007 - 03:10:42 PM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2007 - 03:10:42 PM Last Played: Jan 20, 2019 - 10:54:51 AM
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Taylor 110 Acoustic, Epiphone Les Paul, Yamaha DGX300 Keyboard, Early Learning Centre Shaker and Triangle. Shure and AKG Mics
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Comments
Feter said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Whirling Dervish
hey this has lil eastern feel ..very nice singin
Peter .nice job welldone my friend !!
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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thank you
Feter - Yes I thought that too. It wasn't intentional - although I love eastern sounds. Thanks for listening and your comments.

Peter
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davisamerica said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
lol
really lol!!! what a gem to find after a long day. great song!
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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks
for dropping by and listening - glad you enjoyed it.

I seem to have missed my chance to listen to most of your songs - I'm sure you had loads posted or did I imagine it?

Peter


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davisamerica said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
hello peter
yeah we kinda got manic and posted way more than were ready, got some great feedback from folks like you and are in the process of adjusing and re posting. once again....loved this song!
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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks
I'll keep a look out. Requiem is excellent BTW.

Peter
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bud said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Very clever tune astutley observed -
feel like I'm there with you. You have my sympathy. You're in fine voice here.
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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks Bud
for your comments. Sorry if you feel like you're there too! I'm having a peaceful week next week as someone's on holiday! Joy.

All the best
Peter
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lengold said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
This
is my favourite Peter Bauckham song - great lyrics (I think I know him too) and lovely melody. I agree with Feter about the Eastern feel which I love. Where did you download the Early Learning Centre Shaker and Triangle from? I want them too.
Cheers
Len


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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
HaHaHa
I keep them hidden in a plastic box in the corner... The triangle's rather good but the shaker sounds, well like a kiddies one - needs rather a lot of tweaking in the mixing. I guess, although purely by chance, the eastern feel goes with title! Funny how things turn out! Glad you like it.

Thanks and all the best
Peter
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Moviz said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Such
a nice clear voice you've got and it's great. I love the backing and the beat, which would stand up even without the vocal; really catchy; and as Feter said "eastern" sounding, but it would be wouldn't it? for the title's sake. The lyrics came as a suprise to this backing I must say and although it seems to be getting you down, it comes across as a funny sitiuation.You have a way with words LOL. Nice work as always Peter, cheers M
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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
You're
absolutely right about the title/eastern sound - although it was really by chance that it turned out this way - it was written as a simple acoustic folk song and got embelished somewhat. I like to juxtapose jolly/catchy tunes with lyrics that suggest something completely different. I was trying not to be too cutting on this one and I think it's nice to have a bit of humour thrown in for a change.

Thanks for listening.
Peter
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TripeWagon said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Dervish fans
We're big fans of the whirling dervishes Pete, wow those guys spin!
We enjoyed this tune it's popfab. We love you.
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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Yeah
so does my head after a day at work! Those Whirling Dervishes are amazing. Thanks for dropping by and listening.

Peter
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said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
NEW SONG !!
Mr. Peter, this is very nice song .. agree with feter about a little eastern influence in the music !
You have your own signature in the way of the music and i love that ! Excellent post ! Enjoyed !

Thanks

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Yeman
The slight eastern flavour was by chance but it works so well. I like to upload a song a month but find it hard to find the time. Glad you enjoyed this one - I appreciate your support.

Peter
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Vic Holman said 4259 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
don't let her hear this
she'll only take credit for it as well.

Well I really can relate. Why do they always migrate to advertising and marketing?

Great tune, light and bouncing and a polite way of telling them off.
Usually four letter words pop into the scenario in my experiences.



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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
A polite
telling off indeed! I did tone this down a bit because I decided that it was a little bit too harsh - but passing someone elses work off as there own is inexcusable.

Thanks for listening
Peter
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echoroom said 4259 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Peter....
... that trip to the Early Learning Centre was certainly worth it. Greta little poppy tune - I love the jangly guiatr on this, and the low string sounds in the chorus.

This reminds me of every team meeting I have.

Do people still play Mrs Mills??!

Nice work!

steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4259 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Hard
to believe Steve isn't it - Mrs Mills does still get a dusting off in Sevenoaks, where I work. I'm pretty good at switching off but at times I have to rebel and take Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash or Nina Simone in (who 'someone' though was a man)! I think I've exhausted the toy box of instruments - have to go a get some new ones!

Cheers
Peter
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caroline said 4258 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
nice work...
esp. the ELC shaker - we looove those!!! and... i know just the person to send this to - if i only had the courage!! did you play this to the culprit in question?? i left here with a big grin on my face - ty for sharing xox
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Peter Bauckham said 4258 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thank you Caroline.
Well no, not yet, but I have played this to another collegue who knew who it was about without me saying anything. Gave us a good laugh! I don't think they'd own up to hearing it. Glad it made you smile.

Peter
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said 4258 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Wow!
This is way cool Peter! This could be Oysterband-Lite...

Awesome lyrics! We've all met anal self-promoting hacks like this. How the hell do they sleep at nite? No conscience perhaps?

Oh well. Great tune! Gandhi taught us to channel our anger into constructive projects and you have done this here and done it well. Love the music and, of course, I always enjoy your singing.

Be well my friend!
Peter Bauckham said 4258 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Hi Mike
Thanks for dropping by and for the compliments. I rather like the Oysterband (I'm a bit a a folkie really). I find writing about something (or someone) that really drives you mad is an excellent way of dealing with it - even better if you can inject a little humour with it too! Thanks again - glad you enjoyed it.

Peter
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said 4258 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Wow
This might be my first PB post, I totally love this! what grabs me are the melodies and sounds, it is true to what its based on mid east rythyms, very nice PB
Peter Bauckham said 4258 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Cheers!
Thanks for listening - and for your kind words. I'll be checking out your page. All the best, Peter
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Estella said 4257 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Well,
I am mildly obsessed with Rumi and his whirling, so I was surprised when I started listening to the lyrics. But then I got such a kick out of this. I think it's funny.

You make this silly (and oh so human) office situation into this melancholy/catchy-sounding song. I like that
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Peter Bauckham said 4257 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Thanks Estella
Always nice to hear from you. Yes, with the title you'd be expecting something very different! Great that you found this amusing - I try to inject a little bit of humour in many of my songs! Thanks again for listening.

Peter
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Dj French Toast said 4257 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
I love
the use of the word bloody ! Great song indeed dude : ) Damn drama queens !
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Peter Bauckham said 4257 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thanks DJ
Yeah, it's a great word. I think my collegue should become a headline writer... Today's news could be 'England devistated by gail force winds' meaning 'Slight breeze in the South'.

Thanks for listening
Peter
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DWL said 4257 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
I know someone like this
in fact I know lots of people like this. The bigger the organisation the more HR and marketing tossers appear.

Great subject for a song Peter and excellently done :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Peter Bauckham said 4256 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Hi Dick
Yes, I'm sure every work place has them - it drives me 'round the bend (as you may have guessed). I can't be bothered with 'sucking up' to the bosses - I'm too world weary for all that. Cheers for listening.

Peter
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stevel said 4256 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Have you played this at work yet?
Would be fun to see the reaction hehe. I work in an office too, luckily my colleagues are all pretty cool but I have had a few eccentrics to deal with down the years. Well...at least it provides good material for a song hehe
Nice one
Steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4256 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Well
I did play this to another collegue - It didn't take long before they realised who it was about! Gave us a good laugh! Perhaps they'll check MacJams sometime... I don't think I'd want to own up if I thought it was about me.

Thanks for listening and you support Steve.

Peter
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said 4256 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
dervish
Dont know what that is but i feel like it too! Love the lyrics I think anyone can relate to them at some point in there life. Great song!
Peter Bauckham said 4256 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thank you!
My wife's always moaning about office politics - I beginning to think I've got off lightly (at least there's only one). I'm sure I'm not the easiest person to work with... Thanks for your comments - glad you enjoyed it.

Peter
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mccannmp1 said 4218 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
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Well done Peter...I thought the music and singing were excellent!!
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Peter Bauckham said 4216 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Thanks Mike
I appreciate you droping by and listening - and thanks for your nice comments.

Peter
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said 4082 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Amazing.
Hi
your voice has the Wow Facter for me and I love your music, love the lyrics too there great.
Now I wonder who you were singing this song about ? Oh by the way you asked me on one of my pages was the 1962 something to do with my dob cos yours is 1962. My answer
is no and a lady never gives her age away lol. Well done keep up the good work.
Peace Dee.
Char said 3989 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
" I must have been bad...
in a previous life to deserve someone like you." You made me laugh. Yep! That explains it, exactly. Because, I sure didn't do anything, this time around. Great way to get rid of the frustration. Inspiration is always worth whatever gets you there. Enjoyed that, I did! :)
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Cori Ander said 3584 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Good production again
Hi, thank you for another good production from you. I am getting curious about how you go about making the music. Are you for example doing the drums yourself?
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Lennon714 said 3549 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Great melody
That 3rd to 4th note of the melody is really nice, but the melody in the choruses is king. I think we all work with someone like this. I know I work with like 8.
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