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Scarey..


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paddler

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I wrote it about a girl - for a girl who I found really cute - on the day I asked her out some other guy had beaten me to it and 15 years later they are married so thats good - alls well and I'm happy about it.But I always remember it as a weird time because there was a murder in the room below the room I was renting - quite violent and none of my friends would come round to the house.It was quite stressful as I had no idea who was guilty and for all I knew he could have been living in one of the other rooms which as it turns out he was.Anyway - she came round to visit regardless of the fact that she was going out with someone else - and of the murder and she really helped me through that difficult time.She was really into the song so I thought I'd have a shot at re-recording it but I think the eq may be all to pot.I had a terrible nightmare on one of those nights - I always sleep face down in bed,and I saw a figure drifting towards me from out of a black void coming closer and closer till he literally passed through my body (like in those crummy ghost films) and I had one of those sleep paralysis moments and finally shot awake in quite a state.

The picture is of Sarah Patterson as Red Riding Hood in the film 'The Company of Wolves' which I always found really gothic.
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Lyrics
Scarey..

Just a warning of love
They all think your cute
But those teeth slash deep and wide,little pussycat
Tiptoe through stars to dance with the man of your dreams
But then you see those eyes and they burn - right through your heart

Oh you're so scarey
You could never go out with somebody who hides inside
Oh you're so scarey
Just a simple gesture can change everything for a lifetime dear

Just a warning of love
They all think your cute
But those teeth slash deep and wide,little pussycat
Tiptoe through stars to dance with the man of your dreams
But then you see those eyes and they burn - straight to your heart

Oh you're so scarey
You could never go out with somebody who hides inside
Oh you're so scarey
Just a simple gesture could change everything for a lifetime dear

Youre haunted by the howling in the night
Who can live forever when tastes always change
But monsters get hungry in the eveningtime
And monsters got to get someone to eat

Oh some dance by moonlight
And some moonlight by day
And they dont stop cos they want everything
But everytime you growl they run away..
Cos you're so... scarey


Song Stats
Hits: 4191
Comments: 32
Fans: 13
Plays: 138
Downloads: 152
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Oct 23, 2007 - 12:22:56 AM
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2007 - 01:16:15 AM Last Played: Apr 15, 2019 - 05:55:57 AM
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Comments
racerat said 4291 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
ah love!
Richard,
I don't know which I like better, the amazing story about this song or the song itself! I was cracking up, the murder downstairs? Just too perfect, or is this all just a Halloween ruse? I can just see you slaving over this wonderful melody as a man is being murdered below, just hoping to kindle your loves flame. I love the melody and the vocal delivery is amazing, particularly the bridge. I would love to hear this with the EQ bits cleaned up and the orchestration pumped up a little. Great reverb, totally gothic and scarey!
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paddler said 4291 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Halloween ruse
Yes - its a Halloween ruse,but the story is also true.I may be fond of writing way-out lyrics but i wouldnt even try and bother making something like that up for a description.
It was an stoned,drunk who hit his brother with an iron bar and then (etc - i'll leave it there.)

I agree with you - both on eq and orchestration.I really am going to have to invest in something that makes halfway decent string and piano sounds - as Tobin Mueller as been pointing out to me for about 6 years now.So thats on my agenda for...well - at least next christmas.Never be scared of giving critisicm criticism crit - oh however you *@£! say it.I am guilty of not giving enough I think.Yeah Gothiky i like sometimes - in subtle autumnal doses at least
Thanks Race - RG
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dolby said 4291 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
A Divine Comedy?
Immediately reminded me of The Divine Comedy anyway...

Agree about the strings being a little on the artificial sound, but otherwise this sounds great - love the low rumbly vocal, and thread of whimsy running throughout.

Infectious little melody as well. Wouldn't normally check out anything in the *showtunes* catagory - but glad I did.

Nice work -
Phil
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
divine
yeah I always loved that song - frog princess.Best song ever though in my opinion was 'my lovely horse' from father ted.
Cheers Dolby
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dolby said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Couldn't agree...
...more! One of the funniest moments of British TV history -

Thanks for reminding me of that :-)
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bonnieprincejohnny said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Far oot.
Too fabulous yet insanely nice. The orchestration and your vocal blend into some sweet wave harmonics ( Ehh?) I have a distinct notion that you and this chick share a common destiny (hey...don't we all ?) and your lucky number is 8. Be calm.
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
8
Youre right,prince john - it is 8.I was in a room with a gaswegian the other night,and we discussed the meaning of the cross around his neck for 4 hours - calmly.I think I hear a postman in the distance.

thank you - rg
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Mcboy said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
protools free?
wow u still on OS 9...much respect for that.....this song is so funny....i laughed plenty......great job of lyric writing.....interesting that u placed the vocals on left and right panned and the music dead center....kitsch...hehheh
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
os 9
ye - i have an insanely upgraded g3 that i keep in os 9,and an ibook g3 that stays in os x.I'm well behind the times - a favourite place..

thnx mcboy - rg


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Rebsie said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Scary in a good way
Great song and a great story to go with it. The vocals are especially good, even by your standards. I'm not bothered by the EQ issues if there are any ... I don't hear things like that, I just respond to the song itself. And it's very good indeed.

Anyway, I'm glad the girl was kind and supportive even if no relationship resulted.
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
you hit the nail on the head
'Anyway, I'm glad the girl was kind and supportive even if no relationship resulted.'

my sentiments - exactly put,Rebs,very observational - thank you

RG


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apb said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Definite ..

..shades of Neil Hannon. Just love the long drawn out
"cos .. your .. so ..oh .. ssssssss scareeee"
towards the end.. with everything sounding nicely
beefed up and cinematically creepy... even a holwling
wolf thrown in for good measure.

Excellent Halloween tune. Kudos.
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
howling
twas was no wolf - twas I.The cat had just dug its claws into my testicles,methinks
thnx apb
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Feter said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Scarey..
wo ..man this is cool singin and a quite nice
song as well .great Och work ..welldone my friend !
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
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Och work? Och aye - thanks feter,Ace that you dropped by.Does anyone say 'Ace' anymore? p'bly not!

Thanks feter
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Reinholt56 said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Excellent showtune........
This is a great number Rich. It makes makes me want to go and find out about 'the show'.

Very well done in all respects.

Paul.
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
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Thnx Paul - I'll let you know,was always an ambition,never quite nade it tho
- Rich
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DWL said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Scary indeed.
Fine vocals and a great arrangement. Shades of Tim Burton.

The story is to die for (bad taste but I couldn't resist it) and also a little spooky as I'm working on a song called Monsters with werewolves howling in the night.

Your vision is exceptional.

Cheers

Dick
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
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ahh yes indeed I almost kicked myself when nightmare before christmas came out.Still - to quote tommy saxondale - thems the breaks.I wanna hear about monsters and werewolves hope you post it soon.
Thnx Dick

Dickie G Paddler
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gail60 said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Cute.....scarey cute!!
This song made me smile so much that it was scarey. You are quite talented. Enticing lyrics and you did a great job performing them. I could care less about whether the strings were perfect or not. Regardles, you certainly pulled this off. Super job! Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween!
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paddler said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
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thanks gail,your piano sings crystal clearly -

richard
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lengold said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Fantastic
downloaded after 30 seconds. A great piece of dark fun and beautifully conceived and produced. I love your music.
Cheers
Len


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said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Kick ass!
Fun song Mr. Paddler
Workbench said 4290 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
I really related to this in an odd way...
Hey Richard - I don't know why I cried while I read and listened -

Great tune! Through the 'phones, it sounds to be nicely balanced. Excellent writing!

Quite the enjoyable listen.

Liked your vocal work on this! Very "right on"

A cool arrangement, too!

*****************************
Off topic, kinda

And the thing that really got my attenion is that you are the only person that I've heard of who has had that "paralysis moments" - Now that's SCARY! The scariest thing that's ever happened to me. That happened to me and it made me momentarily, religious! I mean I rebuked and everything!!! There's nothing worse! It was as if another spirit had taken over my body - And I'm not so sure that I wanna believe in this sorta thing and in fact, until this moment, I'd been successful at maintaining a thorough sense of denial of having had that experience.


Anyhoo, thanks for sharing! M


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paddler said 4289 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
sleep paralysis
I have it regularly - have had ever since I was young.I used to be terrified and then I put it down to maybe being a visionary since the dreams were always so way out - and quite a scource of inspiration,really but often incredibly disturbing.They always involve a slow visual & emotional metamorphosis probably cos its something that fascinates me.Now I just put it down to being odd.

A recurring nightmare I have though is of animals getting their claws into my skin like hooks and I can never shake them off and the pain gets worse and worse until I start screaming but cant open my mouth and eventually wake up realising I'm hyperventilating.WEIRD
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peacepiano said 4289 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
Holloween Tune
Just in time :) Very clever lyrics with a kind of show tune melodic quality. Fun stuff!!! On the other hand my speakers are still shaking from the bass drum, maybe a bit too much.

Thanks
Bill
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paddler said 4289 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
..
haha sorry to make your speakers shake - I'm a night owl so I do everything when people are asleep witch means on headphones.I should really re-do this song,as I've got a decent piano and string sound now.This song and about 40 other ones that have the same rubbish yamaha sounds on them.I must say I'm prouder of the song than I am of my recording of it,and this is about the 3rd time Ive tried it over 15 years.

Thanks PEACE!
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michael2 said 4289 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
you
have really put together a great song. i could see Tim Curry doing this, or Specimen back in the day. Very nice, that melody is so good. I love "and they burn"
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paddler said 4289 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
.
my rocker mates used to look a right picture dressing up to go to the rocky horror show.Theres nothing worse than a bunch of drunk metallica fans wearing stockings n suspenders.

Its just a step to the left

Cheers Mike
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craft said 4289 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
I like it so much
What a great song!! Wounderfull melody and a amazing vocal delivery... Halloween is comming...
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Mistrotravo said 4287 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
haha! Cool!
nice! it like explodes with goodness at "teeth"
right on
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davisamerica said 4284 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
song writing a+
this one is a great show case tune of your abilites.....wonderful story lyrics and captivating melody line...all with pretty nice production backing! very cool and much enjoyed!
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