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Less is more. I intended to make a song that breaths simplicity. You will certainly hear that I was inspired by the works of Eric Satie. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for listening.
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Lyrics
Do you mind the rain.
Do you mind me sitting and waiting
and waiting again.

Tell me what's your name.
Tell me about your mother, your children,
your whole life again.

Doors that you locked to me.
No way to find the key.
Chasing what's left of you now.

Welcome to my heart.
Make yourself at home, don't be shy now,
you'll shine soon again.

Better close your eyes.
Try to walk on water, on fire,
your fire's inside.

Those sacred ghosts tell me
that you're too blind to see.
Unlock your door for me now.

Do you like the rain.
Do you like me sitting and waiting
and waiting again.
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Hits: 4984
Comments: 32
Fans: 10
Plays: 549
Downloads: 142
Votes: 18
Uploaded: May 26, 2006 - 06:34:43 AM
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2006 - 04:03:29 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 12:48:11 PM
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Comments
Rebsie said 4220 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
Nice ...
I like the reverbed piano ... very atmospheric, especially with the bass
as a contrast. Simplicity works for me!
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datafunk said 4220 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
satie is cool
and you are cool too. nice and deep voice with lot of soul. for sure I can see satie's influence in your play. le son du piano est un peu fort peut etre (mais c'est surement mon casque :-)). I don't know for the genre, I'm having hard time myself chosing one. when I'm not sure, I tend to choose cinematic soundtrack cause it fits every genre... so why not :()
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moorlandt said 4220 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
satie is cool
Thanks datafunk for your comments. En ce qui concerne le choix du genre, j'aime bien ton idée!
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SlimGirlFat said 4220 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
The
simplicity of this song is what makes it stand out so very well, Wonderful
melody, and that bass is perfect. Your Vocals are wonderful, deep and
soulful.

excellent indeed, on my fav list

Slimmie
Alannah said 4220 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
That has got to be ....
.. the deepest BASS voice I have ever heard !!!! This has a kewl mellow vibe to it .....
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ledebutant said 4220 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
Inchworm
Wow! I love this about six million different ways. The reverb on the
piano is a terrific choice and adds tremendous atmosphere from the
very first note, so lonely and simple with the bass supporting gently
from behind. It reminds me of the song "Inchworm," which I really love.
This is the grown-ups version.

The overall melody is beautiful, your voice conveys so much emotion
and the lyrics are strongly simple. This is definitely an all-time MJ
favorite for me.

The photo is also terrific. The only suggestion I have is that if you go
back and re-do production at all that you may consider taking the
reverb down a bit. You have a very resonant voice and it's not
tremendously necessary. I'd also think about bringing down the upper
frequencies because some of the d, t, and s sounds are a little too
emphasized.

Absolutely gorgeous, Walter!
moorlandt said 4219 days ago (May 27th, 2006)
Inchworm
Thanks a million, Lisa.
You're right, the voice recording certainly isn't perfect yet. I think it has to do with the low frequency of it. But I tried my best... On the other hand, I'm so pleased with my new mic: the Samson USB, which in fact I more or less especially bought to record this song. My old Shure didn't suit for that type of singing.
Walter
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musicmarket said 4220 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
have to agree: less is more
walter. this tune sounds wonderful to me... kind of surrealistic....
btw. it remebers me to german singer/poet/writer max goldt and his
( fallen in oblivion ) band: foyer des arts.... ok... nobody knews this guys,
but i´m so pleased to find their spirit in your song again...
good work !!! best from berlin. olaf
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said 4220 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
Low voice
Low voice. Good clear sound though. I wasn't expecting a low voice like
that with this light airy sound, but it is good nonetheless.
jiguma said 4220 days ago (May 27th, 2006)
Trés bien!
Walter, I'm impressed. This is a perfect song for your voice (which I
think sounds very good here). I agree with datafunk about the piano,
but it also adds a lot of strangeness (I mean that in a good way!) to the
track as it is - a matter of taste I guess.
Neil
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moorlandt said 4219 days ago (May 27th, 2006)
Thanks a million
...for all your lovely comments. Here's also the remixed version by Rolo that I posted: http://www.macjams.com/song/21191

Walter
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Mcboy said 4218 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
very kool......
love that basso profundo voice........and the delivery of the lyrics......this
like a punk rock ballad....or a show tunes....if u have to
catergorize......great job!!!
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moorlandt said 4214 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
very kool......
Thanks McBoy. I really dig your music as well, so your comments are twice as much appreciated :-)
Walter
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Leon said 4217 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
Great drama!
I was trying to figure out what the theme of this song is all about. Were
you singing it to someone who has lost her memory or someone
struggling with depression, or someone who is having a lot of doubts and
fear? There are so many ways to interpret this song, but overall it has a
theatrical, dramatic feel, ala Phantom of the Opera. Great vocals over a
minimalist but haunting background.

Nice, job, Moorlandt (Walter, isn't it?)
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moorlandt said 4217 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
Great drama!
Hi Leon, very interesting comment. Yes, I guess one can interprete the text in a lot of different ways, and you just gave three good exemples I think. A fourth one could be that I might be talking to myself in the song (héhé analyse that, buddy!). Thanks for stopping and commenting. And yes again, it's Walter :-)
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ktb said 4216 days ago (May 30th, 2006)
james earl jones
has nothing on you. your vocal is rich and is a perfect fit for the
backing tracks. the ambiguity of the lyrics draws you in and I liked the
break "unlock your door for me know", how you switched vocal
cadence. the picture was cool too
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moorlandt said 4214 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
james earl jones
Thanks for your comments John. Greatly appreciated!
Walter
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Macaudion said 4216 days ago (May 30th, 2006)
Roll the credits
I feel like I just watched an intensely artistic, and dark movie - Why I
know that the cinematography for this was quite note worthy mystifies
me to no end - And why I think of this piece in more theatrical terms
more so than musical, is another mystery - Hey, I'm just the reporter of
this news - I don't have the clues - It does lead me to the question: Is
this a soundtrack? - Do you do movies - Is there a tie-in or am I just a
tad looney - I can handle being a little whacked - Regardless, I enjoyed
the theatrics of this piece - And if there's nothing to do w/ movies in
this piece or in your life, I'd seriously consider it if I were you,
especially if you think that it could enhance your life to an interesting
place of enjoyment - It would be something to share - Thanks - Dion
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moorlandt said 4214 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Roll the credits
Never looked at it this way, but I completely second your emotion. Could indeed be a movie soundtrack. Maybe it also has to do with the picture I used, which is indeed very 'film noir'. Anyone with director skills atound here and ready for a colab? :-)
Thanks for stopping, listening and commenting Dion. Much appreciated.
Walter
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screamalexz said 4215 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
nice
liking the low vocals. not sure of a genre its sort of dark and enchanting but not sure enough to be goth. like the instrumental, though simple it sounds great.
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springclock said 4208 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
beautiful
piano sound....like the distance it has and the strings are a nice
touch....the very up close vocal works well in this piece as if the vocalist is
standing in your face and the other players are across the room....creates
a cool visual for the song....nicely done
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selters said 4208 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
Sufjan Stevens!
The beginning of the song reminds me so much of Sufjan Stevens. You should check him out if you havent! I like the strange feel i get from this, and The "answering piano" really adds to the tune. Everything about this tune is great, the deep bassline, the vocals, the piano and the songwriting! Thanks a lot for asking me to listen to this, Im very glad that you did!

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moorlandt said 4208 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
Sufjan Stevens!
Thanks Magnus. I think i'll have to check out Sufjan Stevens. Never heard of him I must confess. Your comments are greatly appreciated.
Walter
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
urbnite said 4208 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
who's Eric Satie?
this is sparse, but beautifully so. cool timing with the piano and the
bass... i don't know who Eric Satie is, though.

i like how the piano sounds like it's miked from kind of far away in an
echoey room. cool effect.

nice deep voice, too. cool song!
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moorlandt said 4206 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
who's Eric Satie?
Thanks Darren! FYI: Eric Satie was a French composer (1866-1925). One of his most famous works '3 Gymnopédies' has always been one of my favourite pieces, because of its simplicity, honnesty and beauty. You can here it here if you want: http://www.klassiekemuziekgids.net/audio/satie.htm

Thanks for listening
Walter
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vbluesky said 4201 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
remix
very cool sound, I like both versions of this song,very warm vocals...have you heard malcolm mclarens "Paris" CD, its cool too
thanks 4 the jam
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Bowman said 4175 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Unique and pleasing song.
A calming and rather sad mood setter. Unhurried piano playing, spacious
sound. I like your voice. Not polished but quit sincere sounding though it
seemed like you had a little trouble holding some notes.
I liked the way your lyrics worked with your music except for the "sacred
ghost" section which sounded to sing song and on the mark for me.
There was a hint of a drum somewhere but not clear enough to work with
the rest. Perhaps another mix would clarify it. I did enjoy this unique and
pleasing work.

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atonalis said 4156 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
a can hear satie and.....
..... david sylvian and ryuchi sakamoto...... lovely changes man..... and a really lovely voice...... truly a baritone to be reckoned with. my tastes would pull the voice back into the mix..... only for reasons of relative presence of the instruments..... the piano and such already have enough distance with the reverb...... a very inor quibble..... this was an excellent track. DL & PL......
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alexweiler said 4154 days ago (July 31st, 2006)
Great vocals ...
... merged with a very deep and intensive, melancholic Nick-Cave-like
atmosphere. I really like this ... and you are definitely right: less is more!

Alex
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moorlandt said 4153 days ago (August 1st, 2006)
Great vocals ...
Thanks Alex for these fine comments. Hey, I noticed that you're from Luxembourg. Hi neughbour!

Walter

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Mute Albino said 3995 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Ayers
Great singing voice (zeker weten!) Reminds me of the tone of Kevin Ayers. (know him?)
Past perfect bij die inspirerende piano. I'm a big fan
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Char said 2906 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Such
a romantic poem. You are offering encouragement and tenderly offering an alternative to a wounded soul. Brilliant writing. Love the music. Thanks.
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