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Chocolates for Josie


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Josie likes chocolates. Josie lives in Shanghai. Josie sent me some spoken lines in Mandarin (about chocolates). Josie was my muse for this little song.

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Lyrics
Bring me glass of your foreign tea
Write me a postcard in Mandarin
Show what you've learned on
your censored screen
Pull down the curtain and let me see
Pieces of anger
Mountains of joy
Open a bottle of honesty
to set you free

Paint down your name in calligraphy
Dream all your daydreams in decency
Chocolates for Josie
Sweets in a box
'Hi mister chocs, you're incredibly'
Dark wooden chopsticks
Handwritten words
Open a barrel of mystery
for you and me

Try to explain me democracy
Maybe we're victims of history
Chocolates with coffee
Chocolates with milk
Portions of sweetness and energy
Follow your parents
Do as you're told
Searching your own chocolate recipe
for harmony
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Comments: 54
Fans: 20
Plays: 345
Downloads: 149
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Sep 23, 2007 - 08:19:03 AM
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2007 - 08:19:03 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 01:43:56 PM
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Comments
davisamerica said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
darkly interesting
and lyrically wonderful. tugs on your heel to listen again. great interplay through out.
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moorlandt said 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
wow
Thanks so much for your uplifting comment. Made me a great pleasure!
-Walt

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Electric Lobster said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I like choccolates too :)
And you Belgians are specialists when it comes to create somethin' sweet an sticky ;)

Great combination of the delicious spices !
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moorlandt said 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Rob
Chocolates with lobster? Perhaps worth a try:-) Thanks for popping in, Rob. And glad you found some time for your own music again as well...
-Walt

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Wildcat said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Sweet Song
Sweet Song...its nice to have friends to send them choclates.
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moorlandt said 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Tan
It's nice to have friends. It's nice to send chocolates. It's nice to share chocolates with friends. It's nice to have you as a friend.
I chocolate you.
-Walt

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composerclark said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Deep, haunting
You have a way of writing music that accesses my subconscious mind... Always moving, always operating at a deep level. It's great to hear a new song of yours, you talented man!

Hope all is well with you.
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moorlandt said 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Clark
You strike me again with your lovely comment. What can I say? Music is good. I try to make music. I try to be good. And being supported by you is a great honour. Thanks again, Clark.
-Walt

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michael2 said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
cool
love the chord progression and melody, and then when the beat comes in it was really unexpected. your voice sounds great, almost reminds me of David Sylvian (one of my faves). great stuff.
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moorlandt said 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
michael
I'm just addicted to odd chord progressions:-) Doesn't always make the song easy to listen to. I'm glad you like it. Sylvian... yes. He's stalking me for the rest of my life I guess:-)
Thanks so much for your comment.
-Walt

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echoroom said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Great imagery..
.. in the lyrics walter,and a very playful feel to this. Guess the second album is going ok...

lol

steve
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moorlandt said 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
steve
aaah, yes... working on that second album:-) Lots of empty room to fill up still. Thanks for passing by again. I've heard you're doing a collab with Lisa. Looking out for it!
-Walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Pure sound
Mustve been an impressive muse to inspire such a great song. Great sound quality on this!
moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Tom
Sure she was a great muse. In fact Josie is one of my 'believers' on a site called Sellaband. The song made some fuzz, because it was the first artist/believer collab on that site. A wonderful experience...
Thanks a million for your comment again, Tom.

-Walt

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dynoMYSTIC said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Very
original; love the textures, the spoken voice, and "surprise guitars" near the end.
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moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
dynoMYSTIC
A warm welcome to my page! Yes, I think the guitar is a little surprise at the end. I wanted to make the contrast as high as possible with the very intimate e-piano, bells and Josie's voice to close with. Thanks for popping in.

- Walt

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said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Wow !
Walter this is a great piece, the vocal is very nice and the music is great ! This is just great and excellent post ! Loved the words !

Take Care Friend
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Yeman Auf AL-Rawi
moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Wayne
Thanks for the lovely words, my friend! I'm very happy you like this song. Your visit is very much appreciated as always:-)
-Walt

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lengold said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Has a
mystical quality. A lyrical quality. A musical quality. A vocal quality. A production quality. In fact it is just quality.
Cheers
Len


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moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Len
What a quality comment:-) Haha, thanks a bunch for popping in and leaving these very uplifting words on my page!
-Walt

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Feter said 3738 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Chocolates for Josie
how sincer singing ..great lyircs and arrangment
enjoyed the E piano alot ..the whole production
is super ..welldone my friend !!
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moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Feter
Oh yes, the e-piano is one of my favourite instruments for sure... So glad you like the song, my friend. And thanks so much for popping in again.
-Walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
perceptualvortex said 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Candies
Fascinatin' stuff. Walter, you have such a cool style. The spare, somewhat edgy arrangement makes me think of Tom Waits. I really like the extra voice in there. You have included all sorts of little touches, and they all seem essential to the overall song. Really great work, man!
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moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
David
I love reading your comments so much. Always these brilliantly chosen words... Wish I could counter-comment in the same quality style. All I can say is: thank you again and again for your heartwarming words!
-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 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
you do mine....
i do yours?
Zucht, sweet like chocolate. This time with an extra mysterious filling!
moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Marc
I've done yours with pleasure, man! Ja, a mysterious filling it is. No doubt. Thx again for your words.
-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 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Mmm
you know, you write the songs I have to fave before it's even over, and then, when it gets even better, I wonder if I can fave again.

Surreal carousel feel to this. The innocence mixed with the dark human nature of this is thrilling.
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moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Estella
Your comment is poetry. Thanks so much again for giving my music a listen... You're so welcome.
-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 3737 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
The Top!
GREAT job on this, Walter; the whole song is held together with little points of sound. Beautiful.
Josie is swell,too; I dig her phone voice on this stellar track
moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Sonny
Makes me a huge pleasure you like this track... Josie recorded her voice on (what I think) a very low-end recorder, so there was quite some disturbing noise I had to filter away. That's the reason why it sounds a bit like a telephone voice. But I think it fits the song, and adds a bit of mystery from far away. Thanks so much again!
-Walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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alfalpha said 3737 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
I cannot believe....
...how many analogies you've managed to pull fomr a box of chocolates!

The music tastes like my favourite- dark, dark Belgian chocolate! :)

Wonderful work Walter, simply wonderful!

Best Regards,
Alf
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moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Alf
Haha, chocolate is an inspiring delicatesse, my friend:-) And for sure a tasteful one as well. Many thanks for listening and commenting. Made me such a great pleasure again!
-Walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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Peter Bauckham said 3737 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
I love
your style. Very dark and brooding. The production is top-notch too. Excellent post.

Peter
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moorlandt said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Peter
Thanks for popping in and giving this song a listen. Brooding... mmm, I like that word a lot:-)
-Walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
***itiswotitis*** said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
mmm
your rich chocolate voice combined with the sweet music...yummy.. love the little breaks... very nice...
Fantastic lyrix .. but i expect that of you!!!
You always have the goodies!
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moorlandt said 3735 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Jo
It's been a while... Thanks for your - sweet as chocolate - comment:-) Made me smile.
- Walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
thoddi said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
into the mystic
Your creative melody lines that comes rolling from that keyboard, and the whole composition really brings on a mystic mood to me.
The spoken words are a tasteful element in here.
Nice sax as always Walter:)
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moorlandt said 3735 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Thor
So, you're mystified by the song:-) Thanks for popping in again, Thor. It's always an honour to have a visit from you. I must admit that this is not a real sax for once, just some midi horns from one of the Jampacks. I guess I was just a tiny bit too lazy this time... a keyboard needs no cleaning after being played. Hahaha!

-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 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
life is like a box of chocolates
sorry had to throw that in.

Well Walter, this is splendid. The break with the female voice is a cool diversion and really adds a bonus to the ears.

China Girl part 2. In only the way that you could do it. Very Excellent piece . I like the cherry filled myself.
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moorlandt said 3735 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Vic
'life is like a box of chocalote'... sure, I know that expression, but I'll probably die an idiot, because I never heard WHY it is... Please help me out!
Hold on, I'm not Mr Bowie (besides, it's YOUR voice which is very reminiscent), but Josie sure is a china girl:-)
Thanks for passing by once again, Vic!

- Walt

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Vic Holman said 3735 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
cholates
life is like a box of chocolates, because you never know what you're going to get.

A line from Tom Hank's "Forrest Gump" movie. I think it was a metaphor about life. Sweet on the outside, but you never know what you're biting into.

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Ed Hannifin said 3736 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Reminds me...
...of a scarier version of 'The Fat Lady of Limbourg'...

One of those, 'is this about what it's about' sorts of song...

So many of the lyrics, so many of the words, are sweet, are clear, are even romantic, and yet this ends up a dark, suspenseful, scary song... To me, anyway...

Ed
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moorlandt said 3735 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Ed
You know, a friend of mine told me exactly the same thing... I guess it's my mournful-sounding voice and my preference for dissonant(ish) chords that will always withhold me to make a happy summer hit:-( One day I will...
Thans a bunch for your true comment, Ed. Makes me a huge pleasure.
-Walt

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Mcboy said 3735 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
very
very creative......bravo!!
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moorlandt said 3735 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
mcboy
Aah, never a moorlandt song without a visit from you. Thanks so much buddy! The door is always open for your talent.
-Walt

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Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
bud said 3735 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Echoes of Bertolt Brecht
a certain Threepenny feel - very evocative vocals and a haunting arrangement. I like how you worked your inspiration into the end. Well done. I'm off to have a chocolate.
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moorlandt said 3733 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Bud
Berthold Brecht? You're spoiling me, man:-) Thanks so much for your visit. Keep well!
-Walt

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Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Rebsie said 3734 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Mmm ... chocolate!
I'm always amazed at how much depth and originality you can bring to a sparse and uncluttered arrangement, as you do in the first verse here. I guess it helps that you have a voice so full of character it could carry a song by itself, but really you are a master of the art of uncluttered songwriting, and making every note count.

The heavier build-up towards the end is terrific ... the cherry on the top of the truffle.
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moorlandt said 3733 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Rebsie
You make me blush with such nice comments... Wow. Thank you so much, Rebsie! Your CD is playing in my car very often, and with each listen I enjoy it more and more. How's the feedback and the sales? Talk to you soon again...
-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 3732 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
so crafty
So very crafty.
Thank you for this.
Your vox is intense, as are the chords.
Perfectly constructed and performed.
An inspiration to the creative spirit.
Your sound is deep and calculating,
creating a big screen for the imagination.
very cool


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moorlandt said 3731 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
Timothy
That's a hell of a great comment... I'm blown away:-) Thanks so much for listening and writing these words. Very much appreciated.

-Walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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jiguma said 3730 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Excellent ...
.. production Walter - this really reaches out and grabs. There's no ignoring your presence in this lovely song. There's something about your songs (and this is no exception) that really "clicks" with me. Your vocals have become quirkier, yet at the same time more accessible (and much better recorded), but to me the main change has been the improvement in your confidence in the musical tracks. This sounds really pro quality, and there must surely be a big market for what you do (if that's what you wanted). I'm really happy that you are here sharing this amazing music.
Neil
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moorlandt said 3729 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Neil
Thanks so much again for listening and taking your time to comment! So many compliments again that it makes me blush. Haha, I've been looking up the word 'quirky' in a dictionary, but the translation in Dutch is a bit strange. I'm sure you meant it in a positive way:-)
A market for my music? There are times I believe there might be... and there are times I believe the opposite. That's why I'm so happy to be on Sellaband as well. The MJ/Sellaband combination is ideal for any musician: getting feedback from colleagues as well as from regular music lovers. And I can assure you that this is a very polarised matter mostly.

Thanks again, Neil!
-Walt

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jiguma said 3729 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Quirky!
Walt, not sure of the official meaning, but to me "quirky" means an unusual approach, individualised if you like - something "outside the square".
I meant it in a very positive way!
Neil

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