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moorlandt

 Genre: Downtempo

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Love is complex. This song is simple. Thanks for listening :-)
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Lyrics
I watch your mouth while you are talking
Girlish talk, I’m just a boy
It’s warm and cosy in your country house
You made my favourite dish again
And I can talk about my day
While you pretend that you are listening to what I say

I turn the television on
And watch it from your bed
You tell me “turn the volume down”
But girl, I hear so bad
What I would like is plainly clear
Just sit beside me now
And watch this comedy with me
We’ll have a laugh somehow

I watch your back while you are writing
To a man you met in space
His soul’s aligned to yours, that’s what you always say
You turn your face to me and shout
That it is time for me to go
But I’m still waiting for my favourite: the late night show

I turn the television off
Respect your privacy
Don’t have the competence to dive
In your complexity
I’m just a boy who lives next door
Who’s in your house right now
Your anger turns into a smile
And we make love somehow

Maybe I’m not your number one
But I still own your key
Dreamed about having other girls
But they turn their back on me
Don’t ask me why I’m coming back
Although our love has died
There is no heating in my flat
Please let me stay tonight

Still there is love somehow
Song Stats
Hits: 7002
Comments: 100
Fans: 38
Plays: 769
Downloads: 230
Votes: 37
Uploaded: Dec 30, 2006 - 12:48:24 PM
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2006 - 01:33:09 PM Last Played: May 05, 2017 - 10:27:40 AM
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Comments
DeputyDoofy said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
You know...
For as much as we have conversed, I don't know that I've ever heard your stuff until now. My apologies for being a slacker in that area. I really loved the simplicity of this tune and I must admit, your voice could pass for Leonard Cohen (Everybody Knows...). I do mean that as a compliment.
Going to go check another of yours now.
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Thanks Mr Doof
Don't worry, I have the same prob. Checking out ALL the songs is quite impossible :-) Thanks for the listen, and yes... Cohen comes back now and then.

- Walter

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e46 said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Your voice....
Has such a warm and dark quality at the same time. It fits the lyrics of this song so perfectly. I enjoy the simplicity of this tune as well. At the same time, I can hear a few additions here and there, are you planning on adding to this at some point? Either way, I think it is a beautiful song!
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
simplexity
Thanks for the listen, minigurl. I really intended to keep this song very simple, in order to put all the focus on the words and the -'somehow' complex- emotions. Hmmm... I like simplexity :-)

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
wow
such feeling, great composition, I just followed along reading your lyrics while you sing. I wonder how this would sound with drums and bass and guitar? but still this is great just the way it is.
moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
be my guest
Well, I guess I'm addicted to the 'less is more' attitude :-) Just wanted to keep the orchestration as sober as possible. But whenever someone wants to try some additional instruments on it, he or she will be my guest. Thanks for stopping by and taking your time to listen. Much appreciated.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Vic Holman said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
enjoyed the simplicity
of the arrangement. a very narrative song. i sure many can relate to this. excellnt as always.
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Narrative
Thanks so much for the lovely words, Vic. 'Narrative' is a great compliment. I cherish your comment...

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
...
Klinkt nogal triestig.
moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
triestig...
Tja, ik ben niet echt een lolbroek :-) Bedankt om te luisteren, Pascal.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Denny Borsboom said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Lyrics
Ok, perhaps it's me, but I didn't find this song sad or 'triesterig' at all. I actually had several chuckles at the lyrics. This one is really good:

Don%u2019t ask me why I%u2019m coming back
Although our love has died
There is no heating in my flat
Please let me stay tonight

Brilliant... I love your voice generically, as you know, and the arrangement is just right to my ear. Good story, good song, good performance. Thanks ;-)
Denny
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
lyrics
Denny, thanks a million for these heartwarming comments. Makes me a whole less 'triestig' :-) And I hope to hear a new tune from you too very soon...

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Reinholt56 said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
I always enjoy listening to others...
especially the artists, on MJ's, who I have not listened to for a while.

This song is very catchy and the words fit the tune perfectly.

The way that you sing on the track enhances the words and sort of emphasizes the lines.

I've some more listening to do here in your corner of MJ's before I sign out tonight.

Take care.

Paul
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
hey Paul
Paul, you can't believe how pleased I am that you appear on my page. A big thanks for your time to listen and comment. This is greatly appreciated.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
peacepiano said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Simple
And simple is good.
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
simple is good...
... as is your comment. Thanks so much!

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
composerclark said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
The Whole Song
You've become one of those artists whose tunes I 'favoritize'before I even listen! Then, when I listen, it's always wonderful.

What I like:

The simple texture. One of my pet peeves is music that is too 'busy' (too much going on, which can distract the listener from what is most important in the song). This is perfect. Every now and then a counter-melody comes in, which is good, as is the accordion solo and accompaniment.

The voice. As always, a wonderfully expressive and unique instrument, coming straight from the heart.

The poetry; simple, but powerful.

The whole song.
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
honoured
Clark, you're way too kind. And I can't describe how honoured I am that you always come back to my page. Honnestly, you are one of the main motivators that keeps me writing and performing music. Thanks for that...

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
echoroom said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Sombre
Lovely, simple track this, which helps focus the song on the vocal, and the story you tell. Shades of Lenny cohen, but hey, no bad thing.

Great track, and love the accordian-type sound - gives it a nice European feel.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
accordian
Thanks Steve! Well, at first I had my doubts about the accordian. But I put quite some work in it to make it sound as natural as possible. There is no doubt I'm gonna use this software instrument in future songs as well...

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
craft said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
ah!
Simple and full of everything. Great melody... great feeling... great lyrics... great voice... all is great... You are gettin' better and better... Very well done...
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
evolvement
Thanks so much, man. And yes, this community is a great place to evolve. You're one of the best examples I think. Much appreciated.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Peter Greenstone said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
so rich
Oh, this was a treat to listen to. The simple melody is beautiful and arranged with just the right touch. The accordian makes for a perfect addition later on when it comes in. The lyrics paint such a picture, combined with the music and you close deep voice it has an eerie feeling that I really like. Really good job on this. I think there is room for a little more work on the treatment/mix of the vocals (the performance is great), just some fine adjustments to maybe soften the gate in places (obviously hard to get a perfectly noisless recording for vocals like that) and maybe some subtle effects in isolated areas. SOunds really good as is; I just think there is room for some detail work to give it a touch of magic.
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
exactly
You nailed exactly what I was struggling with in this song. That's why I asked you about your neatly vocal recording in one of your latest tracks. Indeed, not an obvious job to record this kind of 'proximity' vocals (intended to talk straight into the listener's ear), and trying to make it as noiseless as possible. I'm sure you will roll on the floor laughing your ass of if I tell you that I recorded my voice in the kitchen, with the kids watching TV, and an aeroplane landing on the airport 2 miles away every 3 minutes :-) I'm dreaming of a soundless wide white space... Thanks so much for the listen and the comment, Peter.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Peter Greenstone said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
wow
Considering the space you recorded in you did get a good and quiet recording! I found a way to clean the vocals up on "With Me" buy running it through the dynamics processor to give it a gate that was softer than using the regular gate, but the music backing on that song helps cover it a little too. This song of yours really leaves the vocal exposed so that it really has to be clean. Might have to rerecord the vox in a nice quiet and acoustically dead space to get it totally clean without having to posssibly compromise the details you want to keep.

I'm thinking of building myself some kind of sound booth in the future to cut out the room/computer fan noise and the room reverb. Might just build a pillow fort like I did as a kid. hehe

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Estella said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
lyrics
your voice is powerful. the erratic vibrato on your sustained notes is lovely for this vulnerable character who is narrating. the accordian is perfect for your 'simplexity' it is a rich tone with a simple line. adds dimensions to your song.

my trouble is with the lyrics. country home and favorite dishes calls to mind an old committed couple who has grown apart. but the woman writing to her number one openly to the narrator and the boy being only the boy next door implies there's only ever been a platonic friendship.

I love the moment where the couple 'make love somehow' and then I like that because there is no heating (in a flat next to a country home?) there is love somehow.

I'd like to if there's a story line that I am unable to follow or if there is inconsistency that needs to be worked out in your lyrics. I love your music, so I have to give you my most brutal analysis. take care.
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
brutal analysis
When people start analysing the lyrics of a song, this usually means that the song was at least worth listening to. Estellie, I take this as a great compliment, and what you call your 'brutal analysis' proves the naked sincerity of your soul. And that's a rare and very beautiful gift.

Although the lyrics of this song are (for once) not auto-biographical, they are fully based on a true story. And I think that about 95% of the sutuation I describe is real. Litterally you're right about the fact that a flat can never be 'next door' to a country house. Compared to the 'man in space', the boy indeed lives very close to the girl, but not exactly next door. You should consider 'next door' rather as 'in the neighbourhood'... but that doesn't fit in the metre of the song :-)

Thanks so much again for your very great analysis. Being a non native English speaking lyricist, I cherish every comment that can help me improve in the right direction.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Estella said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
of course your song...
...is worth listening to. I love it or I would not bother you about the lyrics : )

I can follow now the story of two people whose relationship has undergone many changes. I think you capture this story very beautifully, which I think is the aim of this song. and thank you for telling me about that.

"boy next door" is a totally acceptable phrase because in addtion to meaning 'neigbor,' it could also imply that he's just a regular guy, as it is commonly used, now that I think of it. I was taking it too literally before.

Like I said, this song is already exceptional and the lyrics are well-crafted. Thanks for this fantastic song.

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Mcboy said 3975 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
what i like about
your singing is that it feels like u r wearing your soul on your sleeve...bearing it for all to witness....strong soulful singing/lyrics.....bravo!
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moorlandt said 3975 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
soul on the sleeve
Thanks so much, man! You keep giving me those great comments time after time. Be sure I will put my 'soul' in your slingers 3 song very soon... (and sorry again for the delay!).

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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jiguma said 3975 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Walter, you've done it again!
Like Clark, I usually fav your songs before I listen, knowing that I'll certainly enjoy your work. This one is no exception - difficult to believe the circumstances in which you recorded the vocal, because it sounds so good. The accordion sounds excellent - you're getting incredibly full sounds from very simple recordings with minimal instrumentation/ostentation. Vocally, your sound is disarmingly personal at times, but always accurate both in terms of pitch and timing. Lyrics are excellent as always.
Very well received post down here in Oz!
Neil
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moorlandt said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Neil...
Neil, faving my songs before you even heard them is VERY dangerous... because I plan to make an extremely bad song soon :-) As always, I value your comment very very much. Alike Clark - and besides both your huge musical talents -, you are also one of those strong motivating persons, whom I treasure a whole lot. Thanks for being a friend...

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
jiguma said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
I can always .......
..... "unfave" them if necessary of course - but I can't really see that happening : )
Happy New Year Walter!
Neil

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said 3975 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Excellent
Your arrangement and performance are wonderful, cinematic in a way that Barry Adamson's best work is.
moorlandt said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
from Scott Walker...
...to Barry Adamson (honnestly, I had to look up this last guy via iTunes) is just a simple song away :-) Once again many thanks for your visit and for lending your ear to this tune.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
announcer said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Perfect.
The isolation conveyed in this song is perfectly conveyed by every element. The vocal, the arrangment, and the lack of the big build all help propel this song and convey the feeling. Good stuff. I can hear why you get so many hits so quickly on your stuff. We all are waiting to hear what you do next!
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moorlandt said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Bill...
... thanks for stopping by and taking your time to listen and comment. You're spoiling me with these lovely words.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
listen said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Wonderful storywriting...
The line ... To a man you met in space ... is fabulous.

I hear Leonard Cohen in the song.
Lovely, honest love/life song.
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moorlandt said 3973 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
thanks
Thanks for the compliment... wow, Leonard Cohen :-)

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
stevel said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Nice and intimate
Your voice reminds me a lot of David Sylvian (from Japan)...the accordian is a nice textural touch on this song. Its almost creepily intimate!
Steve
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moorlandt said 3972 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Thanks Steve...
Aaaah... Sylvian always comes back... but he's welcome in my house :-) Thanks so much for the listen and the comment, Steve. Very much appreciated!

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
jgurner said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Oh my....
....This was like listening to a musical description of the last six months of my life. Very powerful and very moving.
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moorlandt said 3972 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Joseph...
I honnestly hope my song didn't make you too sad. I've read what happened to your life in 2006, and I'm so sorry to hear that... Thanks a bunch for appearing on my page and for your time to listen and comment.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
BranDaMan said 3974 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
a gem
I find that even simple songs are as much if not more enjoyable than complex material. The narrative feel to this song is perfect.
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moorlandt said 3972 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
simplicity
...oh hell yes, I agree. But I sometimes wonder if - in my case - it's not just an easy way to hide my instrumental incompetence :-) Well, making a strength out of your weakness is also a competence the say... Thanks for the listen, Brandon.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Youra said 3974 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
Magnifique.
100% agree with you : more is less in every artistic direction (Pialat, Cassavettes, Gus Van Sandt are my favourite directors). Making less is quite a difficult way to achieve and need some mastering and maturity. This is the first song of the year I listen here, and immediatly downloaded it.
Just a question : do you write your songs directly in English or do you translate them from French or Flamish ? I had the feeling, maybe completely wrong, that the style of the lyrics, their crude and straightforward approach with this so particular sense of humor I notice in some of my Belgium friends, was not 100% given justice. I don't know if this makes to you any sense%u2026
Anyway, bravo et Happy New Year.
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moorlandt said 3972 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Liberté, Egalité, Simplicité...
Thanks so much, my french voisin. And you just named some great movie directors here.

No, I could never write in flemish and translate it in english afterwards. That doesn't work for me. When writing lyrics, it's not only about the story you tell, it's also about the sound of words, the metre, the expression in the words,...

D'autre part, je ne comprend pas tout à fait ce que tu veux dire avec cette phrase concernant l'humour 'typiquement belge'. Je serai très content si tu pouvais m'expliquer exactement ce que tu veux dire.

En tout cas, un grand merci pour l'écoute et les commentaires. C'est fortement apprécié.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Youra said 3972 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
humour
J'essaye d'éviter l'expression "typiquement belge", j'ai utilisé une formule alambiquée pour décrire une forme d'humour que je n'ai rencontré que chez les Bruxellois, ni à Paris, ni à Londres. C'est une sorte d'humour assez froid, un peu à l'anglaise, mais basé sur une appréciation assez crue et réaliste des rapports humains, sans chercher à arrondir les angles par des distanciations surréalistes ou autres. Cela étant dit, je me méfie des généralisations, il y a des Belges qui n'ont aucun humour, des Anglais pareils, mais il existe, à l'évidence, des particularités culturelles, auxquelles les uns et les autres se soumettent plus ou moins. J'ai trouvé, mais peut-être est-ce subjectif, cet humour dans tes mots, une sorte de crudité distanciée qui me paraît relever de cette culture-là.
En fait, tu l'as peut-être remarqué, je milite un peu contre l'impérialisme culturel ambiant (je ne parle pas de ce site en particulier) en tentant d'éviter les positions dogmatiques. C'était une manière de te demander aussi comment et pourquoi tu avais choisi de t'exprimer en anglais, alors qu'il me semblait que tes sentiments étaient nourris d'une autre culture. J'ai noté aussi que deux personnes avaient soulevé des questions sur tes paroles, qui sont pourtant excellentes. Je vois bien que certains chantent en français, en suédois, en portugais, mais personne en flamand ou néerlandais (D Borsboom par ex). Alors, la question qui tue : tu sais bien que pour nous, Français, le néerlandais est une langue pleine de sonorités terribles pour nos mielleuses oreilles. Est-ce la même chose pour toi, qui parle les deux langues ?
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Wildcat said 3974 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
Sad Somehow
It touched me deep. This is a song how i like of yours. Minimalistc ,deep, touching...
Great vocalising and especially the accordeonpart is wonderfull. Somehow sad.

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moorlandt said 3972 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
don't be sad...
When writing a song, there are many moments where I think 'what would Tan think about it?' So, if these lyrics make you sad, I missed my goal :-) Hey, don't worry, I know quite well what you mean. And I'm so glad this song has touched you deeply. Well, in that case I reached my goal 'somehow'. Thanks for being a friend.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
ledebutant said 3973 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
Vibrato
What a tremendous song and performance, Walter. Your vibrato is the best I've heard it, especially on the last 'somehow' and the word 'house."

I didn't have time to listen to the song earlier, but read the lyrics and thought of them constantly for the next three hours. Then I had a nap and had a dream I was having a beer with you at a dairy. Somehow that seems appropriate, oddly.

These lyrics are terrific writing, you get, obliquely at the internal struggle of a difficult marriage, maybe one that's already at the stage of separation, the connections and history and old habits and remnants love that keep two people connected, as well as apart. This is just masterly, Walter.

I especially liked this verse:

I watch your back while you are writing
To a man you met in space
His soul%u2019s aligned to yours, that%u2019s what you always say
You turn your face to me and shout
That it is time for me to go
But I%u2019m still waiting for my favourite: the late night show

That line "to a man you met in space," is so wonderful because it adds a warped, surreal quality to the song, but is actually grounded in the reality of people meeting one another in cyberspace. It's a very clever way of bringing in an element that throws things off-kilter, but doesn't dip into anything cartoonish or deliberately odd.

I think I'd like to be you when I grow up. You are doing some amazing work, my friend.

moorlandt said 3972 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
beer in a dairy?
That's strange... I was dreaming that I had a glass of milk with you in a brewery :) You odd girl, Lisa!

Gosh, what a great analysis of my lyrics again. What can I say? Speechless, cause you nailed it.

Hey, don't grow up to become me. You're looking way better :)

Thanks again, my friend Lisa.

- Walter

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Z293 said 3972 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Outstanding Delivery
I need to have so many things going on in my pieces to try and make them not sound so hollow and you take a couple of instruments and your voice and fill the room. Nice work.
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moorlandt said 3971 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
too modest
Oooh, don't be so modest, man. Your 'Fahrenheit' is a fabulous piece of music! Thanks for the visit and for lending your ear.

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Ed Hannifin said 3972 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Yeah, I hear Leonard Cohen...
In the dry, wry lyrics and the just-enough-melody-to-do-the-job delivery.

It reminds me, in fact, of 'Famous Blue Raincoat', a bit...

The sense that there are other people in the room when there are only two and their complicated-but-really-simple hearts and minds...

And the sense that this is a song, but with a few more details it would be a novel...

When you and Peter get the whole noise gating thing figured out, please let me know, as I am struggling with noise quite a bit these days... You'll think me stupid in that I never thought of gating... I've been messing around with mic patterns and baffles and all that... Gating might just do the trick...

A very pleasant, arresting and interesting listen...

Ed
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moorlandt said 3971 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
novel
Wow, thanks so much for this flatering comment, Ed. Much appreciated and cherished. Yeah, that noise gate stuff Peter mentioned. I did not figure it out yet. And in the end, I'm only using GB, don't know if this is even possible with that application...

- Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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TobinMueller said 3971 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Storytelling excellence
Fantastic. It is not just your compelling character-driven vocals, your haunting minimalist music played-mixed to perfection. It is the storytelling, the reality you create, all the stuff unsaid before and after the song takes place, the infinite emptiness and sad hope. Most excellent.
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moorlandt said 3971 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Tobin
From my very first upload (Marco) two years ago, until now, I think you didn't miss one song of mine. Tobin, I'm so thankful for all the energy you have put in listening closely and always giving these valuable comments to my songs. If there is any evolvement in my competence as a songwriter, be sure you're a huge part of it. It's so great to have guys like you around here. That's exactly what keeps me coming back. A big thanks again from the bottom of my heart...

- Walter

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mikkinylund said 3971 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Brilliant
I can not hear either the airplanes nor the kids. This is so clean, pure, sensetive, it hits me right away. Very well arranged, performed and mixed. One of the best ones at MJ thus far in my ears. I can hear some David Sylvian in here - and that is not a bad thing! :) I am looking forward to your next surprise. Thanks/Mikki
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moorlandt said 3971 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
thanks Mikki
Thanks so much again for all these flowers, Mikki. Don't know what my next 'surprise' will be, but I kind of discoved that accordian and I'm anxious to explore that software instrument in depth :-) I listened to your last tune as well, and I'm really digging it.

- Walter

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thoddi said 3971 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
you did it again
another gem from you Walter. I noticed that I hadn't signed as one of your fans... Big mistake! Well I am now, and get first notice when you put out new gems like this:)

Lovely tune and ditto lyrics.

I absolutely dig that vibrato in your voice.

:)

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moorlandt said 3970 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
you're welcome
Thanks so much for the listen, Thor. You're always a very welcome guest on my page. Ahh, and I forgot to fav YOU! Consider it done (not as a polite return, but for pure and honest quality reasons :-)

- Walter

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Macaudion said 3971 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Walter, this is gonna sound odd...
But, as I'm sitting here watching this scene, I'm simply impressed with the quality of artistry on display here...

The first few moments of this piece, both the music and your voice transported me to a grand old theater. -- From the ventilation system, I could feel a cool secondhand breeze floating a subtle mixture of perfumes through the air... I'm in a perfect seat, front and center, just a few rows back -- Close enough to feel the emotions emanating from the stage, and the audience, too...

As I'm moved through this story, I'm transported even deeper, and to the actual home where these acts take place... - As casual as these not so innocent moments may seem, they're hosted by a degree of contentment that's somewhat familiar, and quite unsettling...

There's an honesty in your approach, and a pureness in your delivery that makes this so vivid and real. Excluding mine, I was taken through two other levels of reality and through to the 'actual' events... The quality of your production made this 'live', and on many levels...

Encore! * Encore! - Macca

What can I say, I was moved...

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Particulate Eden said 3970 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
moved
Oh man, what a pretty description... I'm speechless. Next time I'll ask YOU to write my lyrics. As much as you have might enjoyed this little song, I at least ejoyed your proza here. Thanks so much, Macca, very much appreciated...

- Walter
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Rolo said 3970 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Einsturzende Neubauten
I still think you got something from Einsturzende Neubauten, but more melodic. I love this. You created Belgindustrialpop!!! Hehehe
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moorlandt said 3969 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Luis, Luis,...
Luis, you stupido! this is no Belgindustrialpop! This is straight 'mannekepissoulblues'... I'll teach you! Haha, thanks for the listen and the comment, mate. It's too long ago we talked.

- Walter

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falzaabi said 3970 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
rily
its nice , why dont u try to add some each in the background like rely far away. like som1 who is far Away from u , lets say 500 miter trying to get ur attention by shouting
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moorlandt said 3969 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Thanks Falza
Thanks for the comment, Falza. I don't know if an extra voice from a distance would work here. Just tried to make it as intimate as possible, like a confession. But I appreciate your suggestion. Thanks very much for stopping buy.

- Walter

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damiengh said 3970 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Whatever gets you..
...through the night. Nice mood setting piece of the moments people settle for, while crawling through their lives looking for true love. An endless quest for some,for it's a hole that can't be filled.

Liked your creation of the humdrum existence with your chord selection and the sea shanty concertina or squeezebox, while your voice certainly helped create this beautiful painting. Nice job.
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moorlandt said 3969 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
the squeezebox...
...mmm, i learned to love that instrument. I don't know the right word in english, but in french they call it 'tristesse'. That's what it reflects to me. Gonna use that squeezebox more in the near future... Thanks for your time listening and commenting, damien.

- Walter

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Alannah said 3969 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
I'm a little late to the party here ...
.. but better late than never. Walter your deep soulful and truly intimate singing on this one gave me goosebumps ... it's got that haunting quality without being dark ... and your picture above totally captures the expression and mood I would have associated with the song.
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moorlandt said 3969 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
oooh thanks...
... haunting without being dark... this is one of the most beautiful compliments I ever received, Alannah. Thanks so much for that. And be sure you're always welcome to the party, whatever time it is :-)

- Walter

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datafunk said 3969 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
ouch
I've been touched
very much
this is love
somehow
you reached the top
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moorlandt said 3969 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Fred...
I hope I didn't reach the top yet, because then the only way is down... So glad you like this song, my french voisin and friend. And your lovely comment is very much appreciated.

- Walter

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baki said 3966 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
great voice dude!
i like the song. min is max. get that heating working or your voice will get even deeper.
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moorlandt said 3965 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
heating
Haha! Luckily these lyrics are for once not auto-biographic... Thanks for the listen.

- Walter

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blaky smith said 3965 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
Totalement
sous le charme...
Franchement trop beau et cette voix, quelle voix Walter !
Tous ici le savent forcment mais je le rpte, tu es un grand...
Et j'en profite pour te souhaiter plein de bonnes choses pour les temps venir, toi et les tiens en passant par la talentueuse et prometteuse Flo.
Et en esprant t'entendre encore dans ce registre dans lequel tu fais des merveilles...
Marc
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moorlandt said 3964 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
les accents
Marc, les accents peuvent être partis dans tes commentaires, mes sûrement pas les fleurs :-) Merci mon ami pour tout ces mots d'encouragement. C'est fort apprécié. Et naturellemnt que je continuerai à faire des chansons dans ce genre, mais je suis en même temps curieux aussi d'entendre une nouvelle chanson de toi assez tôt.

- Walter

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SecaMode said 3964 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
elegantly simple...
...and simply elegant. You know how to take a couple of instruments and your voice and make something truly amazing. It is very hard to accomplish that depth, intensity and quality of song in only a few tracks. But I think you've definitely mastered it. I often feel I have to keep adding for the song to be better, but you're the epitome of "less is more." Of course, it also helps to have your voice! Wonderfully done, a new favorite for me!
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moorlandt said 3964 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
less is more...
... yes, that's becoming my credo I guess, and a good way to hide my poor competences in playing any instrument :-) Thanks so much for popping in and for the comment, Sergio.

- Walter

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said 3963 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
I'm late to the party, I'm afraid,
but I think this is beautiful. This has the same complex dreaminess that David Sylvian's stuff sometimes has (but with better lyrics!) Plus, those accordions KILL me!! Stunning job, as usual.....
moorlandt said 3958 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
sylvian
Better lyrics than Sylvian? Oh boy, you're spoiling me... And yes the accordian, a nice discovery for me too. First I intent to use a clarinet (like I did in my previous song (nothing's left inside), but sure this accordian fits much better in my ears as well. Thanks for stopping by, Jim!

- Walter

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Schello said 3960 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
,-)
Beautiful...thats it!

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moorlandt said 3958 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Thank you..
...for this short but powerful comment :-)

- Walter

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Bowman said 3959 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Your voice is strong yet tender...
I too hear a touch of Leonard Cohen which in my book is great. Well put together tune. Thought the accordion was really good. You invite us into your private world and it's a pleasure to visit.
Take Care,
-Bowman
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moorlandt said 3958 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
you're welcome...
... in this private world, Charles:-) Well, it's surely my lyrics, but fortunately not my story. I just thought it was a great small lifetail to tell. Thanks so much for the visit, the listen and the comment. Very much appreciated.

- Walter

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said 3959 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
WONDERFUL WRITING
i like the spare accompaniment to this - lets the spotlite focus on your vocal - the likes of which i have never heard. can't beLIEVE you sing so low and softly and still stay on pitch. the intimate delivery was as if you were whispering all the beautifully written lyrics in my ear. YEOWZER! well done - anne
moorlandt said 3958 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
sister anne...
I love whispering in your ear...:-) Thanks a million for your 'close' listen and your great comment. You are doing amazing stuff yourself BTW.

- Walter

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Boris the Bull said 3956 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
thoughts from the bull...
what can I say. you continue to amaze me and be one of my personal
favorite online artists. everything you've done is a treasure and this is
just par for the course. a pure joy to listen to. while many folk may
comment on the nature of your voice, which is well deservant, i have
to focus on the musical bed which your vocal rests upon. it is smart,
thoughtful, and deceptive in that it sounds so easy on the ears.

you achieve greater success, in my opinion, with each new presentation.

thank you as always!
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mvh9591 said 3956 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Still -----
There is Love somehow Walter. Very nice but kind of sad song my man. I enjoyed this very much. It is a little different from what I am use to and thats good.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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alfalpha said 3950 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
it's about time I came 'round...
...and listened to you stuff Walter....this is really an excellent piece, really my 'cup of tea' (and I don't drink tea!)
Fantastic....
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elektronix said 3949 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Sad song
sounds a little bit like L. Cohen and has the mood of french chanson. Very good work, lyrics and a clear and easy perfectly matching arrangement.

I love it.

Thanks!

elektronix
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said 3938 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Hurtful
Dag Walter,

This reminds me of my own life. Im still picking up the pieces and so is she. Magnificently simple, which is a strong point imho. Never ever put in too much notes and sounds if just digresses the listener.Good use of the organ and the accordeon. I dont know if it is my speakerset or the fact that singers tend to do it, but the vocals are quite loud compared to the instruments.

Beautiful.

ik begrijp oprecht niet dat je een fan bent van me, ik probeer nu geen goedkoop compliment te krijgen hoor. Maar ik krijg een beeld van jou als een beeldhouwer die vanaf de klei tot eindprodukt alles zelf doet, terwijl ik met playmnobil een toneelstukje in elkaar sta te flanzen.
Als je ooit optreedt daar in belgie, laat het me in godsnaam weten, je bent uniek en ik reis ondanks mijn armetierige budget met alle liefde daar naar toe. Nou goed, het is oprecht gemeend.

A fan forever!

K.I.S.KISMET said 3935 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
moodylicious
love the sparcity and your souful, rich voice...makes for a very emotive piece.
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drakonis said 3934 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
delightfully twisted love story
Walter, very well-done story-telling here... and your usual rich singing voice, but this time soft and tentative, a different and really good direction for you. The beautifully droning music-box like background melody and instrumentation are perfect for carrying the message. I'm not a big fan of accordian, but it is good as a break, and offers a kind of old-world European feel to this. Definitely faved as good singing/storytelling, as usual.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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said 3933 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
.........
It's in my fav-list

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Slotogenic said 3930 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Great!
I love your voice. I can't believe I haven't listened to more of your tunes. This great. It has a wonderful melancholy and earthy feel. A refreshingly sparse arrangement that needs nothing more.
tommarie said 3901 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
I love
this song, the voice (I'm thinking the warmth and intensity, reminescence of a David Sylvian), the wording, the accent (oui oui c'est bien agreable), the melody, the atmosphere, the emotion, the clarity of it all. I'm just discovering your songs. Merci.
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moorlandt said 3901 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
thanks so much...
...for your lovely comment. Your work is very heartfelt and fragile. I'll keep an eye open on your upcoming songs...

- Walter

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LunaTrick said 3295 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Wonderful poise...
Love the sparseness of the track... how your voice rides the lines. Very inspirational!
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