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A couple of weeks ago I uploaded the instrumental version of this song. A big thanks to all of you who gave me valuable feedback. Finally I managed to vocalise the track.

In my previous post I've described already the story behind the song: creating awareness for Hepatitis C, a silent but cruel disease which is unfortunately still too unknown. I wrote the song on request of the Belgian Hep C association, who will publish a CD with music from Belgian bands and artists, all bringing one song about the disease.

The artwork is the official logo of the project.

Thanks for listening (and spreading the awareness).
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Lyrics
Stop the clock
turn it back
search for bevel's balance
Wake me up
when it's done
please don't let me sleep too long

Clean up the dust
and shake up my pillow
open the windows
and iron my soul

Stay a while
hold my hand
tell me you still love me
Let's go out
and have some fun
we'll watch the clouds that hide the sun

Time passes by
and I look from my window
as I'm locked in this room
with those walls of paper, doors of stone

Burning inside
there's a storm, there's a fire
and my heart's paced by crawing
for giving love and be loved in return again

Quench my thirst
comb my hair
dress me like a baron
Dig up stories
make me smile
pretend we're happy for a while

Drive me around
in your open Mercedes
take me to places
where we've never been

Don't be sad
cheer me up
as long as I'm still breathing
Let's go out
hold me tight
we'll watch the stars that shine tonight

Tic Tac
I'm freezing
Tic Tac
I'm scared
Tic Tac
I'm hoping
(Tic Tac)
Love can be shared

Time passes by
and I look from my window
as I'm locked in this room
with those walls of paper, doors of stone

Burning inside
there's a storm, there's a fire
and my heart's paced by crawing
for giving love and be loved in return again
Song Stats
Hits: 3677
Comments: 58
Fans: 28
Plays: 525
Downloads: 188
Votes: 16
Uploaded: Jul 22, 2007 - 12:29:26 PM
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2007 - 12:29:26 PM Last Played: Jun 14, 2013 - 06:14:50 PM
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Comments
said 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Excellent
As someone in the medical field, I think this is a honorable thing for you to do, great song, great lyrics
moorlandt said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
tom
thanks a bunch for popping in and leaving a comment. Much appreciated!

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Reinholt56 said 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
A great song Walter.....
Another exceptional song Walter and for such a good cause.

The line 'for giving love and be loved in return' is brilliant although I didn't understand it until I had heard it phrased in the context of the song.

The backing sounds perfect and very well produced.

I hope everything goes well with the project and that it could be the springboard to other things.

Take care.

Paul.
moorlandt said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
paul
thanks so much for popping in again. It was a great experience to write a song 'with a purpose'. Not obvious, but very satisfying in the end. I hope to raise a little awareness with my contribution, because these people form the hep c association are really great, and their cause is noble...

- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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Henke said 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Very good!
As someone NOT in the medical field, I think this is an honorable thing for you to do. Great song. Great lyrics. Really!

Be well and good luck with the CD. Hope it will sell millions!

/Henke
Check out my latest song called Homeward Bound (src2013)
moorlandt said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
henke
thanks for stopping by here! Haha, it will certainly not sell a million, because that would be 10% of the belgian population :-) 999.999 pcs is fair enough!

- walt

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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 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
outstanding
great cause for awareness on this misunderstood and deadly disease.

The song has a almost walking on pins and needles approach, with a longing.

Great production and your vocals on this are one of the best
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moorlandt said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
vic
I very much like the expression 'walking on pins and needles'. Thanks again for popping in and your great comments!

- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Wildcat said 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
I knew it will be good
To put lyrics over a very well writen instrumentaltrack is not easy. But i knew that you will find a solution. Good lyrics over a great base.This song is very good to listen and will be a good reason to buy the CD.
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moorlandt said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
tan
I KNEW you would like it :-)

- walt

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borisluxx said 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Very Good! Excellent!
Walter, this is a great track you've written and for a worthy cause. I wish you luck on the CD as well. I especially liked the (Tic Tac) part. It was very reminiscent of a Danny Elfman soundtrack. Truely, very nice work, as usual, Walter. Take care and be well, my friend! Peace!

-Richard
Check out my latest song called In Difference
moorlandt said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Richard
Thx so much for leaving a comment again. Yes, this Elfman comparison pops up now and then... i consider it as a great compliment. BTW: i still receive great feedback on our 'she comes in black'. Perhaps it's time to do an other collab together one of these days...
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
borisluxx said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Walter...
Another collab sounds great! I would love to do that with you at some point very soon. I have been extremely busy at work and even my personal life as well. I do find a bit of time very late at night on weekends tho. I wish I had more time to write music. I could spend many many hours doing that. I have a new track up on my page. Drakonis has suggested a vocal track would compliment it very well. DocBizzarre has also suggested a vocal track too. Stop by when you have the time and have a listen and see if it is something you might be interested in. If not, then I am always coming up with new ideas. I've been wanting to do a slower, darker piece similar to 'She Comes In Black', so this would be a perfect opportunity to do so. Take care, Walter. Be well!

-Richard

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moorlandt said 2648 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Richard
Yes, be sure i will stop by. It's a little busy at the moment, but i will certainly keep you posted!
Thanks a bunch mate,
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
blaky smith said 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Noble cause...
L'instrumental etait deja tres bon, si bon que j'ai beaucoup de plaisir a l'ecouter encore et encore, mais ce que je decouvre ce soir avec ta voix est simplement excellent, bravo Walter...
Et bravo pour ta participation aupres de cette association...
Marc
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moorlandt said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
marc
un grand merci, mon ami! Et j'espère de pouvoir t'écouter dans les plus brefs délais...
- walt

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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 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
First class work
Great project and an interesting and valuable contribution to from you. A number of years ago I engineered the recording and editing of a series of audio presentations by a doctor. One of the tapes was about this scary and preventable (largely) disease. Good that you are using your abilities to help spread the word.

Check out my latest song called Going Going Gone (Vocal)
moorlandt said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
bill
Thanks for your lovely comment. The lyrics took me so much energy again... damned, why am i not native english :-)
- walt

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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 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
I was wondering ...
... what you'd do with the backing track, and this is definitely no disappointment. Excellent lyrics (is there a French or Flemish version?) over that excellent bed - the cello sound is incredible. Light and shade and emotional depth both lyrically and musically - this is such a sophisticated piece Walter. What a fine contribution for the CD you've done - I bet you're especially proud of this one.
Neil
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moorlandt said 2648 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
neil
Hey Neil, thanks so much again for passing by. No, there are no plans for a french or flemish version yet. But a karaoke version for Korea is in the making :-)
Thanks for all these lovely words again my friend!
- walt

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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 2652 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Great song...
The track...the lyrics...that cello line... You've really done something special here, Walter...

Ed
moorlandt said 2648 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Ed
Ed, you comments always makes me a pleasure. Thanks a bunch again for your appreciation!
- walt

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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 2651 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Haunting
This is really nicely done, as usual. The words are poetic and evocative, and stay with me long after the song is over. Is "tic tac" the equivalent to "tick tock" (clock sound)? Have you thought about maybe adding a string bass to any part of this? I could imagine a jazz bass player being part of this, and it might add to it.

Wonderful construction! Haunting.
Check out my latest song called Momma's Song
moorlandt said 2648 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
clark
Your such a welcome visitor! Tic Tock? Damned, i thought Tic Tac was the right english expression... always in a stage of learning :-) Any way, i will probably redo the vocals in a pro studio, so i will be able to correct this mistake.
Thanks for your suggestion of the string bass and the jazz bass player. I would like so much to do a song once with real musicians...

- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
J.C. said 2637 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Tic Tacs & more...
Thank you, Clark, for mentioning "Tic Tac" (in English, it's actually "ticktock"), as I was distracted by thinking of the Tic Tac breath mint. ;-)

I wondered, also, about "crawing", as I'm unfamiliar with such a word in English.

It's been said that art is in the eye of the beholder, but I'm always curious about the artist's perspective or, in this case, what this song means to you, Walter, in terms of your understanding of hep C and how it is represented by the song's lyrics & music.

Thank you for having applied your talents to a song dedicated to hepatitis C. =)
guitapick said 2651 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
As a teacher...
in the NYC public school system; we've been made extremely well aware of the disease.

This is an extremely powerful song/lyrics combination...

Kudos, moorlandt.
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moorlandt said 2648 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
bob
thanks a million for your lovely words. Very much cherished.

- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
lengold said 2651 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
This
composition in totality is beautiful. Thank You.
Cheers
Len


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moorlandt said 2648 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Len
Thanks so much for stopping by and listening. Made me a great pleasure.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
said 2651 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
I need
To listen to you more glad I caught this, as always a very great arranged musical experience!
moorlandt said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
earth
hey, i think you DID listen to me many times already. A big thanks for that. And thanks again for your lovely comment.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Macaudion said 2651 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Wow!
... ... ... Hummm...




Okay, well - words can't seem to take part in expressing how beaufiful this is...





So... I guess I'm done here. Thanks! Macca
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moorlandt said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
macca
... :-)
(words are to thin to express my appreciation)
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Taruga said 2650 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Great one!
I love your voice and music style. Great work
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moorlandt said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Luis
You're sudden popping in on my page was a very nice surprise. And thanks so much for supporting me on Sellaband and purchasing my CD (which should arrive soon). But foremost... welcome to Macjams!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
vikos said 2650 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
nice
very nice song papa, the most of all "tic tac i'am freezing...". You're the best
greatings from your son
viktor
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moorlandt said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
vikske
i love you my boy :-)

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Taruga said 2650 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
I remember know who your voice reminds me :D
I remember know who your voice reminds me :D
You sound a little like Gary Numan.
Boy, I've been thinking about this for hours, finally got it



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said 2650 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
It's been awhile...
..since I stopped by. No particular reason. Just got lost somehow...I forgot just how amazing you are.

WOWZERS! Incredible that you get this kind of sonic quality outta GB Walter. Very moving lyrics delivered with honesty and passion.

I'm thrilled to hear that this tune will be included on that Belgian Hep C disc. Well done friend. Well done...

Take care and keep em coming!
moorlandt said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
mike
Thanks so much for stopping by! Yeah, GB is still the one for me. Perhaps just because i'm a lazy guy who wants things to be simple and easy :-) Although i have to admit that - after listening to the production quality of your song - i might as well put that lazyness aside and dive into Logic one day. Thanks again, mike!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Alannah said 2650 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Words from me ....
.. cannot express the incredible amount of growth I have heard from you since I first heard your earliest posts to now ... wow Walter .. indeed you should be proud ... you have discovered an incredibly perfect sound for yourself and polished it finely !!!! I love what you have done with this one. But I was expecting it to be good anyway !
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
moorlandt said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
alannah
You know what i was thinking when i finished the instrumental track? This should really be something for alannah to vocalise. I would love to hear your amazing voice on this in fact:-) Hey, and you wanna know more? The instrumental track is still on here. Downloadable... (hint, hint)
Thanks a million for your ever great support, madame soul!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Alannah said 2646 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Hmmmmmmmmmm
.. an actual "tinker" invitation ...... I think I already downloaded it ..... but I will now copy and paste the lyrics .... beware .... I will forget what you did ... and just feel that ole music and do my own thingey to it .... but fear not .. nothing will be posted without your approval .... tinkering is fun ! almost as fun as ... well tinkering ... but I would NOT know of that.

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moorlandt said 2646 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
wow
eager to hear how it will sound. No less than fabulous, i'm sure. But please don't feel obliged to use my lyrics, nor my vocal melody. Let it evolve in any direction you feel...

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
paul f. page said 2650 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
No doubt about it:
This song touches one's sensitivity in so many places and so poignantly addresses this awful situation. It was a noble goal to create a piece of music of lyrics that could stir the soul, but you have accomplished that with a powerful track. I would love to see the visuals behind this music: a virtual billboard of caution and hope and despair and longing and....and...and... all the things H-C connotes. (Balance of the lower strings is sometimes a little loud to my ears. Might be something to give another listen to. Your inventive orchestration really made me sit up and listen. Cool.)
Peace.
Paul
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moorlandt said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
paul
I love your idea of the visuals behind the music. That would make a great videoclip. Hmmm... i'm inspired.
I'll also listen carefully to your suggestion about the lower strings. Is it the chorus you are talking about? Then it must be the cello...

Thanks so much again for your wonderful and uplifting comment. This is really very much appreciated!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
timothy devine said 2649 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
what a tune
Great delivery.
superb!
Bravo (I don't usually say bravo,but it felt cool)
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moorlandt said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
tim
well, your 'bravo' certainly was well received here:-)
Thank you, tim, for giving it a listen!
- walt

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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 2648 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Sigh
Some songs really defy comments because they don't make words strong enough to describe how beautiful, powerful and moving they are. Listening to this song was a very special experience and I am so in awe of your talent, Walter.
moorlandt said 2646 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
lisa
your words make me a happy man:-) Thanks for popping in again... And what a great song you've done with RacerX!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
J.A.Stewart said 2647 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Very Theatrical...
Nicely done production, with a good sense of musical theatricality and emotion.

Throw a little flute alongside your vocal stylings in this mix --- and a few shots of Jack Daniels into me and... I might very well be persuaded that you're actually Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull).

And props to you for donating your time and talent to this effot.

--- Joe
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moorlandt said 2646 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Joe
That flute is an interesting suggestion, although i don't see an immediate style link with Jethro Tull. I hope it's not my photo that reminds you of Anderson :-( Haha!
Thanks a million for popping in and commenting!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
J.A.Stewart said 2646 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Tullian...
Your vocal timbre and dramatic phrasing is what reminds me of Ian Anderson. ;)

--- Joe

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echoroom said 2647 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
paper hearts
You've aced the production on this, Walter - this is just awesome. Beautiful and heartfelt, I love how the cello backs up the chorus vocal - they work so well together. One of the best things you've done ... music for drak , smoke-filled rooms.

Agree with the danny Elfman references ... this is up to his very high standards.

Great track

Steve
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moorlandt said 2646 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
steve
thanks for your ever supporting comments! Ha, i just saw the Maltese flag behind your name... I bet you're not there for business, are you? Happy holidays, Steve!
- walt

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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 2646 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
walter..
what a treat. I remember thinking how beautiful the piece stood alone (is there a new intro?), and how difficult it would be to write lyrics to it. I could see how it took you a lot of energy, as it took me a lot of energy to listen to the story of your song. I love how you chose to make it a personal, individual's story. You help us to feel what the disease is. You are a gift to the world. More and more I think to myself, if this is your poetry in English, which is not your first language, what must it be like to read the words you've written in your native language. I can only imagine.

Anyway, the writing is so strong, that the amazing music that captured me last time took a back seat to the story, while complimenting and supporting it. Great song.
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moorlandt said 2646 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
estella
help, you make me blush again...
Check out this myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/yourspacehcv
In fact this is the international 'mother' project. Like you see, there will be a couple of belgian bands performing on the festival in Dallas as well. The reason why i probably will not go, is simple: i don't have a band :-( AND i'm just a poopypants who never performed live :-)
Tanks so much again for your ever lovely comment, estella!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
mtransue said 1983 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
this
is some of the darkest most interesting music I have heard in a while. Props on individuality. Cool stuff man.
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