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city (by the sea) -by the hamlet machines


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if you were living here, you'd be home now.
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Lyrics
A flaneur automaton
I’m walking and I’m walking on
Where the streets are too well-known
And the only way is down…

Want an outdoor Café table
Where cobblestones are unequal
A small harbour and a temple
Sculpted in a cliff of marble

I want a city (by the sea)
Where nobody
Will know me
I search Some place to go away
I search somewhere to lose my way

Canals under crystal tunnels
Archways around a carrousel
A church spire that’s invisible
When seen from a certain angle

I want a city (by the sea)
Where nobody
Will know me
I search Some place to go away
I search somewhere to lose my way

I want maypoles, flags on flagpoles
I want arcades instead of malls
I want two tickets for the ball
And the power to the people
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Uploaded: Feb 08, 2008 - 04:54:57 AM
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2008 - 04:57:25 AM Last Played: May 10, 2017 - 08:54:23 AM
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echoroom said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Homesick
Great track, but for me, one of the best lyrics you've written JC. This has a real whistful quality, a rejection of the modern soulessness of urban life...arcades instaed of malls.

Lyrics stand on their own, real poetry.

Excellent sentiment, powerfully communicated.

yours jealously

steve
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cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
mallancholy
I've noticed my favorite dreams are just when I'm walking around in some imaginary cities. Not easy to make a description, let alone a rock song about this ! So I'm truly glad you like it.
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rsorensen said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
city (by the sea)
Again, as with most of your songs, I liked this one from the first couple of seconds. Love the little keyboard breaks and the intro/outro effects. Cool song!
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cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
intro)))/outro)))
we've been working hard on making drones on GB. Worse is to come.Thanks for commenting.
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said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Out did it
THe break and keys in this are outstanding Love the effected voice! works realy well!
cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
effected
is the only way I can bear my voice !

Thanks for the comment.
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Vic Holman said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
city of arcades
this is so well conceived. great production and a great tune in every way!
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cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
nice
to see you strolled through all the arcades. thanks.
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lavalamp said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Nice one again
The keyboards give it a nice edge. I live where the cobblestones are unequal...........that explains my back problems.
LL
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cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
ouch.
I just dream about them. Less painful for the back.
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ajnorth said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Cool
track. some great sounds going on that keep it interesting.
Nice one.

Adam
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cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
cool too
I was afraid it was maybe slightly too long. Glad to hear you were interested to the end.
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lengold said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
So many
novel and interesting things going on here that it will take multiple listens to get to grips with it. My first impression is one of wonder at how you do this(these) epics. I will download and listen many times.
Cheers
Len


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cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
thanks a lot
for your kind comment. we try and throw a lot of things in these that do not necessarily fit together: drone, jazzy organs, electronics: I'm glad it's appreciated.
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said 3545 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Coastal
Hey cool song that organ kicks!

I feel like stage diving with this hehe!!
cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
stage diving
and I feel like sea diving, obviously.Thanks for listening.
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SystematicFailure said 3545 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
1,2,F you!
who said punk's dead? wrong! I love it!
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cjdaley said 3545 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
punk's not dead
it's only hiding in a foreign city. Thanks for listening.
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Nick_Flash said 3542 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Nice
I really like the guitar and bass sounds that come together on this one. It has a nice raw sound that captures attention.
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cjdaley said 3538 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
thanks
We like it raw...and interesting, hopefully.
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Estella said 3538 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
dream like
I hear ghost sounds and teeth chattering, either that, or wind sounds and maracas.

A GREAT song! All the way through. Voice sounds like yearning. Just right.
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cjdaley said 3538 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
wind sound and maracas
I like how you phrase this. You're a poet.
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The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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