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Ordinary Air

I'm feeling lighter than I've ever been,
And I'm not breathing complicated air.
I've said goodbye to friends and my possessions,
But I'm still here and they are also there.

It's as easy as breathing, and just as hard.
In. Out. But don't think what you're doing.
As easy as life, but living's difficult.
Up. Down. We don't know what we're doing.

And suddenly it all becomes so simple.
I can see for miles and breathe electric air.
It was always there if we had just been looking - just been thinking
The answer at our feet, and in our hair.

And suddenly it all became so urgent:
The tide is rising even as we speak.
It was always there if we'd listened to our feelings,
That inner voice - a movement in the ground and in the air.

And if we speak, we'll break the spell.
And if we think, the thought will swell
And block the sun, the sky, the air;
The rolling cloud, the melting debt to reason -
The cloud that rolls, unfurls the sun
And opens to the simple air.

I am feeling younger than I've ever been,
But I'm not breathing ordinary air.
We're older now than we will ever be,
But we're not breathing ordinary air.

It's as easy as being, but just as hard.
Left. Right. We don't know where we're going.
It's as easy as seeing, but just as dark.
Shut your eyes, smell the lemon I am peeling.

And the wind stirs in the citrus grove
Whispers in your hair.
The leaves that shake with trembling light….
Rustling mountain air.
And as water tumbles cold in cataracts,
The air is charged with prisms -
This is rippling like shook foil - not ordinary air.

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Uploaded: Dec 30, 2008 - 04:30:55 PM
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2008 - 04:30:55 PM Last Played: Dec 18, 2018 - 04:37:03 PM
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Feter said 3640 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Ordinary Air
Woo ..This is Art ...very much floydian ..I kinda love
this so very much ..So thoughtful ..your vocal excellent !!
you lean on keys and piano much ...good bass lines behind .
showed so very well how you arranged this and how its
taking time from you ...very well built ...the lead guitar
at the end us just fabulous I know its not you who played
it ...wish it was ...but still ...its PERFECT ..good art !
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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MacFerret said 3640 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Hi Feter, glad you liked it
...and the lead guitar was all my own. This was one of those collabs where I was the only one who turned up for work that day, so I had to do everything myself, even the dreaded singing.
Anyway thanks for the comments.
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Rebsie said 3640 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Good stuff
Nice harmonies ... I like the way they sound tonally different so it's like two different voices. Overall it does have a bit of a Wish You Were Here vibe floating over it, but not in a derivative way. The reverby vocal towards the end sounds nice too.
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MacFerret said 3640 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Thanks Rebsie
I don't consciously imitate Pink Floyd, but their music is so much a part of my past that I can't avoid it any more than I can change the accent I talk with.
Anyway, you know how much I admire your music, so it's great to receive such positive comments.
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lengold said 3640 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
So pleased I
listened to this - really, really lovely song and brilliantly executed on every level. Definite download. Thanks.

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MacFerret said 3640 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Lengold downloading one of mine! Has the world turned upside down?
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DeathArrow said 3636 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
this is just wow...
your singing is great and the lyrics are perfect !!
i like it !!
cheers, luke
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guitapick said 3634 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
...speaking a language we understand...magical poetry...absolutely fantastic
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hackneybloke said 2913 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
ordinary air
hi tim. i love the chord progressions in the intro....and throughout...you never know what's coming. great harmonies. in places it sounds like 'rocket man' by elton john....an epic song. oh wait...we're into a rocking guitar solo. the coda is fantastic...although there's popping on the vox in places...easy to sort out. sorry i missed you the other evening with len and the gang. hope to see you next time. great track you've done here. i like your sound a lot.
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hackneybloke said 2681 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
hey tim. just met you down the pub. so here i am checking you out and i see that i'd been here already. charles was right - you're a real talent :)
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