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This is my contribution to the Lost Songs Project. Just for fun!!

I think 'Hungry Like The Wolf' by Duran Duran is the BEST guess, the one I wished I would've thought of myself. Frankie Goes To Hollywood and The Buggles, and many of the other guesses below, are better ideas than my actual inspiration.

What I had intended however was to imitate: TEARS FOR FEARS "ELEMENTAL" !! When I first heard Tears For Fears, I realized how much you could do with home recording equipment, pretending you were a multi-person band. So it was a kind of tribute.

Song art is by my friend, Martyn Murphy, titled Music Floss. I considered several images of werewolves instead, but opted for this. Its one I haven't added to his ArtsForge Gallery yet and I need to do it soon... One of my favorites of his.

I already have ideas for next years project... (It's fun to have an excuse to do pop tracks.)
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Lyrics
YOU CAN'T TOUCH ME

You can’t touch, you can’t touch me.

I’m what you want, I know it.
I’m what you want, I show it.
You can’t touch me. No, you can’t touch me.

You think you know what I am.
You think you got me hand.
But I am a dragon’s claw.
The teeth of a cat.
I’m the eye of the storm.
The tongue of a rat.
I am a sword in the wind.
The shadow of God.
The hiss of a snake.
And the witch’s silent nod.
And you can’t touch this. Or this. Or this.
No you can’t hold that. Or that. Or that.
You can’t touch me.

I’ll hold tight.
I’ll kiss you through the night.
I’ll tell you that I love you true.
You’ll think that you have loved me too.
But darling, don’t you start.
For love I’m just too smart.
Don’t believe a word I say;
Just enjoy the game we play
Before I run away.

I’m what you want, I know it.
I’m what you want, I show it.
You can’t touch me. No, you can’t touch me.

You think you got down you part.
You think you’ve got my heart.
But I’m the cliff at night.
I’m the dark of the moon.
I’m the cry of the wolf
And the virgin’s swoon.
I’m the giant in chase.
The foot out the door.
I’m the mouth full of blood.
I’m the pusher always asking for more.
Asking for more. More.

You’ll call me sweet and sweep me off my feet.
You’ll think that you have touched me too.
But don’t pretend you know me through.
You know that I can hold you tight
And kiss you through the night,
But don’t believe a word I say;
Just enjoy the game we play
Before I run away.

Don’t hold tight,
Don’t kiss me through the night
If you think I’ll love you too.
I’ll never say the words to you
Before I run away.

©2007 Tobin Mueller
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Uploaded: Nov 30, 2007 - 09:21:05 PM
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Feter said 3640 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
You Can't Touch Me
groovey work and production ..dunno is this
modern Styx ? the lyrics reminds me of them
with the synthitic bass they used to use !!
anyway ..this just great friend !!
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TobinMueller said 1623 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Styx?
Fun guess, and I am a Styx fan too. But this is Tears For Fears...!
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Joe Brady said 3640 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Nice vocal!
You sound great Tobin; Awesome chord changes, open the theater, the strike's over. Very nice, really like this.
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
the strike is over
Wow, what a moment in time: the musicians strike on Broadway. I had forgotten about that!
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Joe Brady said 3640 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Sounds like
Mr. roboto? Styx?
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said 3640 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
dont care
what album it is finishing.... very good song!!
again, amazed at your range as a musician...
again, in awe, and a touch green with envy..
iPhoenex said 3640 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Bee Gees?
The Bee Gees in a dark mood? Something from late 70s, early 80s? Maybe "Main Course" - hence the werewolf hint? :)
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Bee Gees???
I didnt know the Bee Gees had a dark mood!
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said 3640 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
....as produced by Trevor Horn (ala Relax)

?
TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Trevor Horn
I am a Trevor Horn fan! Would love to have him produce me some day...
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ageofthedeathtree said 3640 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
great tune!
us sons of hypnos here have to say depeche mode off of the album violator. let us know if we're correct. great tune though, really catchy!

the sons
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
depeche mode
Depeche Mode in a light mood? Depeche Mode meets the Bee Gees??
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Vic Holman said 3640 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
seems familiar in a way
but I'm a bit lost to come up with anything specific. I'll probably knock my head sideways when you revel..... kinda like "Aha"
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
reveal
...Tears For Fears!
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davisamerica said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
wow tobin
someone said depeche mode...maybe...gonna take a few more listens..anyway is very nice!
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
take a few more listens...
you are a man after my heart!
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Godchaser said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
In the 80's.
Makes me think of A-ha a little in the chorus and perhaps a little touch of Thomas Dolby or Flock of Seagulls.Though their name escapes me this sounds like that 80's band that did 'Red Sky At Night'..........??????Regardless another well crafted song.

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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
The Fixx??
Thanks
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Rebsie said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Hmmm ...
The harmonies are making me think of the BeeGees, but musically and lyrically it goes somewhere else ... so ... er ... no idea!

Nice harmonies anyway.
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Nice harmonies
Thanks, Rebsie. Miss you...
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Epileptic Gibbon said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
I can't touch this
I just can't work out who it is. It's definitely not Depeche Mode, Styx or the Beegees though (or at least I don't think it is). But who is it then? Hmmm, there is that strong Trevor Horn production element, but the harmonies don't fit with any of the bands most commonly associated with him that I can think of. Are the vocals supposed to sound American or should they sound more British? Hmmm, I'm floundering. Maybe Buggles or 90125 era Yes, but I really don't think so. WHO IS IT??!!
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
definitely not Depeche Mode, Styx or the Beegees
Correct!


Tears for Fears
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Suzanne said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Asia?
...in one of their poppier moods? Buggles is a good guess. He's not telling me... It just sounds like Tobin to me... hard to imagine what it would sound like with maybe guitar and other voices...
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
just sounds like Tobin to me
Thats why I love you
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lengold said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
The bass
rhythm is very much Frankie Goes to Hollywood. After that I'm lost. Whatever, this is a great song and brilliantly performed/produced.
Cheers
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Closer!
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aclarke said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Lyrics and music
do make me think of Styx's "Kilroy Was Here". Ironically, this is stronger musically than most of the songs on that album. To me "Kilroy" was where Styx "jumped the shark".

Tobin- very cool song!
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Ironically, this is stronger musically than most of the songs on that album
Love that!
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psexnyc said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
I Know Who's Lost Song This Is..
It's not Styx's. It's not Depeche Mode's...This song was supposed to be on the Electric Light Orchestra's 1976 album Strange Magic!
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Electric Light Orchestra
Wo, way cool guess. Thats what I shoulda done!!
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Ed Hannifin said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Wrong era for me....
...So I'll guess...

Those guys who did 'Hungry Like The Wolf'? Duran Duran?

Or Trevor Ravin-era Yes? (It's those synth stabs...) Owner of a Lonely Heart kind of thing?

Ed
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Ok, now I am humbled...
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Peter Bauckham said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Well
musically I'm going with 'Frankie Goes To Hollywood' - That growling bass really reminds me of 'Relax' - not sure who it sounds like vocally...

Sounds great!

Peter
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SmokeyVW said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
nice
i'll say Duran Duran and then run away as fast as i can

nice tune

thanks
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Duran Duran
This is what I would've guessed, had I not known the answer
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bud said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
I guess I'm in the Frankie camp
whatever it is - it's one amazing tune. Did you really whip this up at the last minute?
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Scott Carmichael said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
The Lyric
and Vocals are reminiscent of Yes... maybe more in the Trevor Rabin area..

excellent work Tobin... you're a pro

Tobin Rabin
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Yes
Ok, way humbled now...
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said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Wow Tobin!
I'll have to go with one of the later Styx albums as well, although I'm far from certain. I didn't listen to the radio much in the 80's.

Beautifully arranged and produced bro. The vocals are stellar!

Be well friend!
Mystified said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
I'm so bad at all this guessing...
So I'll just say, this is another great addition to the LSP playlist!!

Excellent!!

:)
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said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Alan Parsons ...
... Project
said 3635 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
I Robot
yes, I Robot
rjamadeus said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
i was thinking
more in the lines of duran duran myself.( i resent tall the styx references ) great work !!
rj
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Doug Somers said 3640 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Great tune great performance
But I have no idea who it is. Too much harmony for Wham or Duran Duran or FrankieGTH. And I don't think it's Styx. It sounds SO familiar but every time I think I know who it is it slips away... anyway, really enjoyed this piece!
Keep well!
Doug
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echoroom said 3639 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
80's cool
Great 80's production .... The cars??
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
The Cars
Got drive through that one, fast...
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Diviner said 3639 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Lovely track
Erasure, Bryan Ferry, Marillion?
Not too sure, however one thing that I am sure of is that it is a brilliant track. Well done, its very enjoyable.
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Marillion
Just mentioning them gets you some points!
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michael2 said 3639 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
i'm going
to go with Asia. Good song, but this is killing me. i need to know.
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Asia
I love Asia. Saw them live. Great show!
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said 3639 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
WOW!
There's so much here that blows away! So who is it? There's something extremely familiar about it - not sure if I'm twigging to several different things or something overall and specific. Many of the guesses are in the neighborhood, but there's something else here, something that's just humming on the edge of my mind.

The theatricality of this is wondrous... could it be a lost tune from Phantom Of The Opera?

TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
lost tune from Phantom Of The Opera
Wow. Prophetic. See: http://www.macjams.com/song/76999
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DWL said 3639 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
I'd go FGTH
it's those analog synth hits but the vocals are a bit complex.

Nonetheless I'm guessing it's the missing track from Welcome to The Pleasure Dome.

Fantastic stuff Tobin :-)

Cheers

Dick

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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
29 October 1984
Just as Macs were coming out...
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peacepiano said 3639 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Love the track
I will suggest Buggles Age of Plastic. But there are other '80s bands that used little or no guitar.

Thanks
Bill
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Buggles
Buggles and Asia, Yes and JGTH. Fab company!
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perceptualvortex said 3635 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
Yesss
It's Yes, from "Tormato"!

Ok, that's my guess anyway. Pretty amazing production.
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Tormato
I still play that album from time to time!
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Moviz said 3635 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
I seem to
Recognise those opening sounds and the beat... as........ Frankie Goes to Hollywood? Great sound and production, love it all, M
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jiguma said 3634 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Yes!
Great sound Tobin, and I'd put money on it being Yes - well, not very much money, but I would.
Neil
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Heightened said 3634 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
You Can't Touch Me
You got me.
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thetiler said 3558 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
interesting sounds
and that great Tobin vocal sound.

This is terrific.

Glad I stopped by Tobins place! I always seem to run into spectacular sounds.

Thanks for sharing!
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said 3544 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
WOW!
Great singing as usual, great background music, great artwork... This is superb POP song. Loved the work here, very new and great addition to MacJams. Thanks a lot for sharing ... Fabulous production. Deepest BOWS!

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PeterB7858 said 1627 days ago (June 5th, 2013)
Living in the 70's...
I just stayed in the 70's during the 80's so I had no idea who it was paying homage to, but it is a very fine, complete song and performance, Tobin. Glad a current MJ Challenge brought me here. Regards, Peter.
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FEEL said 1626 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Nice Techno feel to it
Vocals are signature Tobin. Nice changes through out and I like how you have layered the synth. The chorus highlights the composition. Your breaks are always strategically placed. Sorry I missed this. Fantastic song.
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TobinMueller said 1622 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thanks guys
Love the guesses. Love the happy comments. Happy times...
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