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This is a kind of ballad number of mine. I hope you enjoy it.

By the way, I know the grammar in the title is wrong. Poetic license.

Dave
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Everybody's got their eyes closed

Gotta' get more time, gotta' feel fine
Walkin' a thin line, falling behind
I'm doing time

Gonna' be late, can't hesitate
Feeling the fate, it's trying to escape
I'm holding on

Everybody's got their eyes closed
Dreaming till they can't sleep anymore

Stand in the rain, cooling my brain
Taste the disdain, there's nothing to be gained
I'm falling down

Caught in the sun, now that I'm done
Gotta' have fun, till the sun fades away
Bring a new day

Everybody's got their eyes closed
Dreaming till they can't sleep anymore

Words and music by David Armbruster
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Comments: 51
Fans: 20
Plays: 199
Downloads: 117
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008 - 07:48:29 AM
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2008 - 07:48:29 AM Last Played: Feb 05, 2017 - 05:05:47 PM
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Skean said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Enjoy!!
I love it my friend... Very nice song you've done here I like ballads did I say like I meant love.... Cheers
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
great!
Glad you stopped by and took a listen. Thanks.

LL
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egobandit said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
strange
right now Im working on one called wake up.. man your lyrics and the way its sung just rolls off the beat very cool !
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
The theme
Does your next one have the same theme?

Thanks for commenting,

Dave
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screamalexz said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
..
the fast singing versus the mellow piano has a unique sound. they are sort of opposite soft music with gritty singing. at parts reminds me of the clash for some reason. i like how you sing "everybody's got there eyes closed" some nice thought provoking lyrics. like the instrumental at the end.
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Thanks brother
Appreciate you taking the time to comment and listen.

Thanks again,

Dave
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VicDiesel said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Guitar ballads
Great sounding mix. Those guitars sound good and full and never get in each other's way. The background vox are a tad hard to find though.

Cool song. I like.


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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
cool
Glad you liked it. Did you listen with headphones? Because when I listen with phones the back up vox is too loud and on speakers too soft.

I'll never get it right.

LL
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Vic Holman said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
it worked, also
what a great tune Dave!

This has a nice majestic sound. very dreamy in a way. Definitely one of your best in my opinion.
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Dreaming
Agree with the dreamy quality. That's what I was going for.

As always, thanks Vic,

LL
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magnatone said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Everybody's got their eyes closed
This is TERRIFIC!! Why would you have considered not posting it? Great tune, your vocals are first rate, wonderful guitar work, arrangement - this song's got it all!
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Posted?
The "To post or not to post" forum, wasn't about this song particularly. It was about posting anything at all.

One of those musician depressions, ya know?

My personal life is cool, though.

Glad you enjoyed, in any case.

LL
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Char said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Evertbody's got his eyes closed
Isn't the way most people talk, anyway. I noticed, as well, the quick step singing and the slower melody, which made the vocal another instrument. It works! Thanks. I had t listen a couple of times.
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Char
I have seen you around. Glad you stoped by and paid me a visit.

Dave
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Moviz said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
I enjoyed
this. Love the treatment you've given this instrumentally, sort of orchestrated group sound, a bit Beatle-esque in a way..... but with a modern touch. Vocals great too, along with the lyrics, cheers M
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Thanks M
I can see the Beatle thing. Welcome any time.

Thanks.

Dave
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said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Everybody's Got Their Eyes Closed
WOW!!! Dave its amazing ! luuuve it sooo much this one. especially
I think its my favourite now as well. Great Lyrics Dave you can sing amazingly too.
Music also superb. Good lyrics. A great production. You Rock!!
I will indeed download this also. And thanks for sharing your great work of art.

Peace Dee x

lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Cool Dee
Very kind words from you. Really glad you like it.

Dave
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rsorensen said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
dude
this is just awesome. short n sweet. love the pseudo-dylan phrasing you chose for the vocals. good to hear a ballad from you too. this is classic armbruster with a twist of sentimentality. great!
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Respect Ridd
Look up to you. So, your compliments mean that much more to me. Thanks for you support.

LL

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Feter said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Everybody's Got Their Eyes Closed
great great classic sound my friend ..specialy on
your singing ...the guitars sound more alt/ but still
so tastey and nice to listen and enjoy ...good rock
ballad my friend ..the isnteruments you used here just
fit right ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Nice of you
Thanks for your nice comments. I always enjoy hearing from you.

Dave
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peacepiano said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
License
The bass hook is excellent. Nice vocal styling between the verses and chorus, works well! I will try to remember to open my eyes.

Thanks
Bill
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Hey
Keep them open, but you can still blink once in a while.

Thanks,
LL
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said 3233 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Beautiful...
Moody in a very pleasant sort of way...

Nice vocal delivery. Especially love the chorus! Nice understated harmonies too.

Beautiful arrangement. Excellent sounding mix...

KUDOS my friend!

Be well!

lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
I must say......
thank you. Always appreciate your kind words.

Dave
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12parsecs said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
great
great progression. tasty chorus going on the guitar there. has anyone made this comparison yet?... you've got a very bob dylan vocal vibe going on. quite cool!
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
cool
Dylan can be a compliment or a rip. I'm hoping a comp.

Thanks a bunch in any case,

LL
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12parsecs said 3222 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
compliment
most certainly a compliment intended. you have an 'attitude' in your voice that i envy. i guess the the musical term is delivery.
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Lennon714 said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Cool song
There's a lot of cool guitar work going on. I was listening on my headphones and the background vox came out perfect, so I don't know about how they sound on speakers. Mixing is a dreadful beast, isn't it? :).
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lavalamp said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Dreadful Beast indeed
Glad you liked the song. Regarding mixing......will we ever learn?

Thanks Brother,

Dave
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Peter Bauckham said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Well Dave
it's always nice to have something new from you you - and this quite different from your usual stuff too! Sounds nicely mixed even through the iMac speakers. Great song, really enjoyed it. Quirky in a good way!

Peter
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lavalamp said 3231 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
iMac speakers?
If it sounds good through those, it must be pretty good.

Thanks,

Dave
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bud said 3232 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Great track Dave - well produced
and excellently arranged and played. Everything works so well to support your fine lyrics and vocals. Cool ending too.
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lavalamp said 3231 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Appreciate it much, Bud
Glad to see you around here. And thanks for listening and for the compliment.

Dave
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lengold said 3231 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
This is first
and foremost a really well written song. I can imagine it being performed in many different ways and still being effective.
Love your performance and great production. This is my favourite of yours Dave - excellent.
Cheers
Len


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lavalamp said 3230 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Thanks a million Len
Wow, this was your fav of mine. Puts a smile on my face.

Hope you stay tuned for more in the future.

Dave
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guitapick said 3230 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Bad grammar...
...as a schoolteacher, I've just got to say:

"School's out for SUMMER!!!!"

Cool tune...love the reverse echo at the end.
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lavalamp said 3230 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Teacher, too
I'm a teacher, too. That's what I do.

It ain't nothing wrong with me grammar.

Thanks GP,

dave
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guitapick said 3230 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
I'll be...
...teaching summer school to afford production of my cd...sigh...love the summer off...
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8piscean8 said 3228 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Nice
Great textures. I really like the end. I think the background vocals and the guitar towards the end could be brought up a little bit but other than that great mix! Great lyrics also. Thanks for sharing!
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lavalamp said 3227 days ago (June 28th, 2008)
Thanks
Glad you like the texture on this one. And please, stay tuned for more.

LL
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jiguma said 3220 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Good song Dave!
Sorry I'm late! This has a familiar ring to it, and I like it. I particularly like the simple guitar lines - you don't need to be a Clapton to play nice leads - OK ..... it probably would help :)

Cool overall sound on a really cool little song.
Neil
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lavalamp said 3220 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Yeah, I know
I appreciate the fact that you took the time to listen. It doesn't matter if you're late.

I know I should spend more time on the solos. I could do it if I had a little more patience. I look at my self as a songwriter rather than a lead guitarist. (But, I used to do that and maybe I'll have to shred on a song to earn my wings).

Thanks,

Dave
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Estella said 3216 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Dave...
As an English teacher, I'm impressed you are aware of that grammatical nuance, AND that you can spell "grammar" correctly. the title is alright with me ;)

this song has a very cool sound, and I like it!

:)
Estella
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lavalamp said 3216 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Shhhh
A little known secret. I'm an English teacher, too. Seriously.

Dave
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Monkaton said 3213 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Good Title
and a good song. Good arrangement, lyrics and well played. The sentiment in the song is also on the mark as well as the reverse at the end.

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lavalamp said 3213 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
I like you, too
Thanks for the support. Glad you enjoyed.

Dave

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jiguma said 3138 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
Everybody's got their eyes closed mj
Dave,

I just came across this on iTunes where its been living in relative obscurity for a little while. It came straight after The Commitments "Mustang Sally" which I've been asked to sing ....... don't ask!

When it started, it sounded so warm and familiar, and I suspected Oasis or some other well-known band to be listed under "artist". I was pleasantly surprised to see "Dave", and then realised it was a MJ track. This is seriously good - great song, beautifully done. Holds it's own with the big chaps! Production is exceptional.

Congratulations.

btw, sorry if I've missed anything of yours recently - I'm having some time away from MJ - it was beginning to get me down. I'm working on new tracks and hope to come back when something's ready for posting.

Well done!!!!!
Neil
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lavalamp said 3136 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Neil?
How was this on iTunes? I don't get it.

But, thanks for stopping by and giving me an incredible compliment.

As far as getting down, I totally see where you're coming from. It happens to me, too.

But, don't be a stranger too long.

Dave
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jiguma said 3136 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
iTunes
.........a point of clarification ...........I meant iTunes on my mac, not the iTunes store.

:)
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lavalamp said 3135 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
ok
iTunes- Neil

I see.
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ramonaji said 2949 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Gutt! (is that right, German for good?)
Nice... You do it all, eh? And you're in Germany? Your English is very good... (as is your German coming in at the end there...)
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lavalamp said 2949 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Not German
I'm actually from the San Francisco area. But, I live here in Germany. Top secret stuff.

Glad you could stop by. Thanks for the compliment on my English. lol

Dave
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