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You Already Understand


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radiorebelde

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is a difficult one to explain. I suppose you could say that it's what happens when too much Buddhist/Sufi/Gnostic and other esoteric reading combine with listening to Neutral Milk Hotel. This is essentially a ballad about our own struggles with the ego and all the untruths we inadvertently project- how notions of peace and love can be transformed into negative actions and states of (false) being such as hate, greed, and war. The story is told through the person who has been fooled into committing their being to such un-realities. A modern hierophant, speaking with the voice of God but forgetting all the words, and destroying truth by so doing. Oh yeah and with strange ambient noise in the mix as well (the purpose is to sound like jets or missiles (and radar as well) illustrating the folly of humanity's genius being used in the service of madness. Hope you dig it.
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Lyrics
High Tech Savant
embryonic
modern heirophant
speaking with the voice of God
but forgetting all the words
as Creation comes undone.

Call it Karma's spinning wheel
Samsara rain falls
on Railroad Earth
Railroad Earth below.

All things must exist in balance
yin-yang
call it what you want.

solitary man
with a rifle in his hand
it's a one-way ticket
to his Promised Land
but he's already dead.
Song Stats
Hits: 2124
Comments: 4
Fans: 4
Plays: 33
Downloads: 79

Uploaded: Oct 01, 2008 - 01:24:25 AM
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2008 - 01:24:25 AM Last Played: Feb 01, 2017 - 09:18:32 PM
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Hardware:
Yamaha acoustic/electric
Ovation acoustic electric
mAudio key controller
MacBook
Software:
garageband
Comments
Feter said 3305 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
You Already Understand
Very nice poetic song ...the vocal so calm
and in peace ..loved the spheric solo at the end
nice song my friend thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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saymme said 3305 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
...grows on me....
...second listening...love the way Your voice is so near - so clear/close 'pure'(?) Very Beautiful . .. Touches me : ) first thougth was i wish it would been only You & the Guitar -like I said it grows on ya'(me) & fits veryvery well... Just what I needed this 'slow'meditative today AWESOME
Courtsey to you !!

radiorebelde said 3281 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
wow!
I'm really humbled to hear that- when I write a tune, I write it generally to express either a feeling or to evoke a mood. This song definitely was intended to be a very pensive kind of track and it's awesome to hear that it did work that way for you. I've got a few more similar ideas that I'll hopefully get up here soon! Thank you so much again!
Check out my latest song called Outlaw Junkie Loner Blues
rsorensen said 3302 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
awesome
really cool song, man. i love the darkness of all the ambient stuff going on. great lyrics, too. this is a song I'd really like to have written and sung myself. my kinda tune. great job.
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radiorebelde said 3281 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
Right on!
That really is one of the coolest things anyone has said- and I say that because you write some amazing tracks! Thanks so much for the kind words!
Check out my latest song called Outlaw Junkie Loner Blues
Char said 3098 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Inner dialogue,
lyrics from the subconscious. So very interesting. A mix of acoustic and synth. Thanks.
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Name: radiorebelde
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Radio Rebelde is basically just me. I record and perform under the name Long Way Down. I'm pretty much a well intentioned guy who just wants to make noise that either makes you happy to hear it or writes tunes for people to be like all right, it's ... [see more]

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