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Here’s one I put up the second week I was on here and took down again very quickly for a re think. I guess everyone at some time has had this happen to them. Some people stay friends for life. Some you don’t see for years but when you do meet up it’s as if you only met the previous week. Then there are the others. The ones you were once really close friends with who when you meet again you find you’ve both changed beyond recognition.

You now have nothing in common and although you are all smiles on the surface inside you know this is the last time you will meet up. It’s sad but inevitable in some cases. Happened to me last summer and here’s the song! Dug out some more ethnic beats to base this one around as they reminded me of a heart and friendships that have died can be heartbreaking.
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Preying on My Mind

Couldn’t believe the last time we met
The change that’s overcome you
Emotionally you’ve withered away
And died

Oh you’ve been preying on my mind

You used to be such a good friend
Now we’ve nothing left to say
Physically you’re in better shape
Than me

Oh you’ve preying on my mind

And it’s not like we’ve grown up
We’ve simply grown apart
Our friendship has just
Withered away

And it makes me feel so sad inside
I can’t deny that time has lied
I wish we still
Had something to say

You don't have any kids
But I don’t think that’s the reason
You’ve just lost your ability to
Laugh anymore

Oh you’ve been preying on my mind

I feel the sadness
Do you feel it to

Oh you’ve been preying on my mind
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Uploaded: Sep 08, 2010 - 01:12:57 AM
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hackneybloke said 3329 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
preying on my mind
love the californian hippie trail sound to this. you always manage to create such a catchy one line hook in your vocal. love the beat running through this.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 3329 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
very nicely put together tune. tells a interesting tale. great chorus vocals. sang with conviction. enjoyed it cheers
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richard13 said 3329 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
That could be me on the left
and I had a reunion like you describe with a childhood friend. Wondered why we'd been friends. Sad, isn't it?
Nice track though. Thanks.
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alackbass said 3329 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
Preying On My Mind
Love the vocal particularly in the chorus.
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ted23 said 3328 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
Really feeling your lyrics. Excellent percussion and guitars remind me of early primal scream.
Really cool piece that everyone can relate to.
VicDiesel said 3326 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
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That turkish (?) scale clashes with your guitar tuning, but I'll consider that the added spice that brings this track to life. Very nice.
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mrattue said 3326 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
That you, Bob?
Interesting sound, all driven by a catchy, well structured rhythm, supported by what sounds like a Rolf Harris wobbleboard. Sounds like the sort of situation/treatment/style of good old Bobby Dylan in recent years, including to some extent, the vocals? Meant as a compliment, in case your not a Dylan fan!

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Jarvoid said 3324 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Very trippy
and Dylanesque ( although my Dylan of choice is a certain Roundabout dwelling hippy rabbit ).Where did you get the wobble board sound from?.......ah ,unless of course it was a ,er,wobble board.

Nice One Mark,pretty damned cool.



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tokai said 3319 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
Eastern and Cetic vibes with a little bit of Stone Roses, an interesting combination. I am liking those harmonies. Cool song.
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smokey bacon jnr said 3317 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
this has all the trappings of quirky englishness. Now being a welshie, that would normally grate, but this works really well!! I had the misfortune to have to sit through an evening of Roy Harper and this is miles better.
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Bob6stringer said 3311 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Roy Harper!
This is so strange, I have to butt-in: I almost mentioned how this reminds me of a great, forgotten talent, Roy Harper. I just didn't think anyone would remember him. I loved his album, "When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease." Sorry Smokey! And again (because I'm writing this AFTER my comment below): Great tune!
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woofer3 said 3312 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
preying on my mind
A very appealing song with an infectious hook. Love the vocals they are very distinctive. Very much enjoyed.
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Bob6stringer said 3311 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Reality bites.
I have experienced things along the lines of this storyline. And all you can do is acknowledge the current reality, much as it feels like a loss. Musically, this befits the so-called freakfolk sub-genre that's risen in the indie ranks in the last few years. That's a good thing. Great song.
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TomFairnie said 3306 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
An interesting mix of instruments in terms of the arrangement and it does seem to blend well with the lyrics. I would have inevitably looked for rhymes rather than blank verse (because it really is easier, just more restrictive and it's so difficult to avoid accidental rhymes or half rhymes). I get the feeling this is a song that will be more of a grower than providing instant impact, especially as the lyrics are quite dark and intense and need more consideration. Tom
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Hickling Stan started as Steve and I back in 2007. We had a great creative 5 years writing songs together, posting on here and playing live in the East Midlands.I moved away south in 2013 and let MJ lie dormant for a few years until the muse came bac... [see more]

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