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New song [Jul. 16th, 2009|09:47 am]
Faded, Jaded Mandarin

From: bbullock
2009-10-15 02:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, well, so I know it's been quite a while since you posted this. I actually downloaded it, way back then, in July, and put it on my MP3 player.
I listened to it once or twice, then it sort of vanished into the depths of the random play algorithms.
Yesterday, when I was listening to music and relaxing, it popped up, and I was able to just sit and listen to it. In fact, I listened to it several times.
I have to say, I think this is one of the best songs of yours I ever heard.
Is there any chance you would be willing to upload the lyrics? Not that I'm going to be playing it, or anything--being a talentless hack means never getting to say, "so, this next song..."--but I was curious if I was hearing what I think I'm hearing.
So, anyway, hope everything is going well for you, Neal.
Keep up the great music and art.
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[User Picture]From: nvonflue
2009-10-15 04:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Brian, I really appreciate the good words. I am still really proud of this song, although it's gone through a few changes since this recording. It's a very personal song about my father-in-law, who passed away a few months ago.

Like I said, it's gone through a few changes, most notably in the arrangement. This recording is a bit backwards but here are the lyrics, in the order I sing them now:

sing me a new song
we're off to find a place where we belong
pull down the staircase, lets not forget the heirlooms
pack them all for traveling, cause things will all be changing soon

forget about the xrays
tell your doctor that you'll be okay
dawn will steal a wheelchair while i go pull the car around
the three of us are heading out and by god we'll never be found

Lace together the knots that we've made
lock the door pull down the shade
it time to watch the sun glow through the blinds
whats yours is yours and theirs is theirs and whats mine will always be mine

It'll all be over soon
and if you can suffer through this well, than we can too
and these were only dreams and lies and just the way i wish it could be
but remember, if your mouth could still say yes, id have you run away with me.

Thanks again for the interest and good words, Brian. I really appreciate it.
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From: bbullock
2009-10-15 04:55 pm (UTC)
I thought that it must be about someone in particular. While I have assured my wife on numerous occasions that poets and lyricists do not always write about specific or real people or things... well, sometimes, they do.
It was the line about, "Dawn will steal a wheelchair..." that convinced me it must be about a relation; I didn't think you would use your wife's name if it wasn't about someone.
Well, anyway, like I said, exceptional song.
I've downloaded your latest, thought I haven't had a chance to listen, yet; looking forward to it, though.
As someone with no musical talent (unless you count writing lyrics no one sings) it always fascinates me to hear and read good lyrics.
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