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This metamophosed through four distinct stages: scribble on the back of an envelope; arrangement in Band-in-a-Box; sketch in GB; recut in GB using live instruments. It would be wrong to pretend that the BiaB content has been eliminated, though. Two of the four tracks have been completely replaced, one has been altered beyond recognition, and one remains substantially unchanged.
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The Reason Why

VERSE 1
She did it in the kitchen with the sharpest knife
She didn't know the reason why.
Scene of crime tape at the garden gate
Everybody knew that he had to die.

CHORUS
She'll never know why he had to die that day
He never knew the eternal question why.
Nobody knows the reason in her burning mind
We'll never know why he had to die that way.

VERSE 2
They led her away with a smile on her face
She never put up a fight.
That's the trouble she'd had all of her life,
Until she decided to fight.


Copyright Tim de Ferrars 2007
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Fans: 2
Plays: 81
Downloads: 109
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Dec 04, 2007 - 03:46:06 PM
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2007 - 03:46:06 PM Last Played: Dec 10, 2018 - 11:13:46 AM
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Comments
Shire Knights said 4032 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
I like it
The lyrics are cool and the background music sounds very new wavish. Is this a true story? Did somebody die and what was the eternal question?

Solid little guitar interlude. Song tells a good story.


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MacFerret said 4031 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
Did somebody die?
This is one of a series of songs about a street in London where I used to live. There were several murders over the years, and that orange and white tape was a regular sight. (I nearly included an image of the tape looking quite cheerful as it flapped in the breeze, like macabre Christmas bunting, but I wanted to keep the song short and punchy.) It was not a particularly violent place, though: most of the murders were domestic, most were of male partners by females, and most of them involved kitchen implements. Let that be a lesson to us all...

As for the eternal question, you'll be very familiar with it if you have kids. "Why?"
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Shire Knights said 4031 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
Thanks for the background
It's like "behind the music" on VHI.

It's really interesting to know the background behind the words. Also, I'll be sure to avoid domestic disputes in kitchens!

I think you made a good decision to keep it punchy, but you could always record an extended version???
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Rebsie said 4031 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
Happy upbeat murder
Very enjoyable. It has quite a chirpy melody which serves as a poignant backdrop to such a dark subject. The guitar solo is great.
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Godchaser said 4031 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
What a story.
Well done piece of song crafting and then the strong,yet easy going groove that carries the song along.Great writing,solid vocal work and I love that lead guitar tone.Sorry it had to end so quickly.Good stuff!

Blessings,
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echoroom said 4030 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Seedy
Nice tune, really reminds me of the lightening seeds. Like the guitar, and nice vox - are the backing vox you or a lady??


steve
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sir dennis crowther said 4030 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Departure
I know that this can be described as such. I know how this has happened and applaud it. The subject is splendid as is the execution. Sorry, did I say execution? The innovative backing vox are worth the admission fee alone. Original, performed, and enjoyable.

Well done

Chas
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MacFerret said 4029 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
are the backing vox you or a lady??
That's my wife Helen. My voice is limited enough without attempting a falsetto. (As I record with headphones on it would have been a terrifying experience for my family and any passing cyclists.) This is the first time she has sung for me and I hope not the last, but she's not really interested in the whole music thing I'm afraid.

Regards,

MacFerret
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guitapick said 4030 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
"...with a smile on her face..."
That's the frightening part of these scenes...

Looks like you got bombed...I normally don't vote...but I'm rectifying that trash...nice tune, man. Love the solo at the end, too...Strat?

Bob
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hackneybloke said 2912 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
reason
i'm sure the sociologically progressed among us might question the idea that someone 'has' to die. i mean it even says that in that funny bible thing. dude...it's just a song...get off my back. sorry.

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