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I try to only give my political and religious views in the form of song.

This is not written with Mrs. Palin in mind. More so, for the idiots who thought it would be a good idea to give her a chance.

As an American living in Europe, I have had to live the last 8 years in embarrassment. Please make it better. Put your religion aside and use your logic. People outside of the U.S. mock us often, like we're a bunch of dimwits (although, some of us are).

The "real" title is: The Shallow People

Dave
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Lyrics
Open Up Your Eyes (The Shallow People)

It’s lasting, I’m running
I’m falling, the gravity that pulls me down

Keep sinking, surviving
Lightning’s striking any moment

Tomorrow, I’ll follow
The shallow people who hold the lines

They’re coming, distorting
Disturbing, all the things in our minds

Open up your eyes

I’m crawling; weight’s fallen
Remember nobody can change you

Creation, rejuvenation
I was born, but I’ve never, never been found

Erosion, crystal corrosion
Can’t break it down into pieces

Emotion, devotion
Calm the ocean; it’s all just a blink in time

Open up you eyes

Fate’s burning, world’s turning
Sense the motion, but I’m still standing still

They’re rising, revising
All the truth is coming from the other side
Hand’s reaching, for pieces
Pawns moving, sacrificing for the king

Words and music by David Armbruster
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Comments: 25
Fans: 22
Plays: 227
Downloads: 104

Uploaded: Oct 19, 2008 - 10:36:46 AM
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2008 - 08:42:45 AM Last Played: Dec 27, 2015 - 12:11:03 AM
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Comments
saymme said 3169 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Sarah Palin Homesick Blues !!!
Dave this grows on me listening again & again&again - always gives the best !!! LOVE IT ( : ( : )
: ) Love hearing You again very interesting description indeed (!) ! Very great song donno what else i can say - THX !!!!!!!!!! lena
lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
lena
Thanks for taking the time. Glad you enjoyed this one.

Come back anytime.

LL
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Vic Holman said 3169 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
some people wear horse blinds
outrageously cool song Dave.

dang fine guitar work, the intro lead is excellent. and a kicker chorus!

I get the impression that a certain 2 people act like they are running for high school class president. very embarrasing if those two should come to power.
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lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Glad you dug it
I'm hoping for the best for my old country. I'll vote for 2 other certain people.

Pick Vic for High School Prez

Dave
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Feter said 3169 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Sarah Palin Homesick Blues
Now this is so new ...a real open style for you Dave ..
ye the song sound bed just terrific ..the sum of the
guitars you add here is just fabulous ..very nice
ambient effects with your vocal gave it a real cool
tone ...good lyrics as well ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
open style
I try to mix it up a bit. Glad you noticed. And, always, thanks for your support.

Dave
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tokai said 3169 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Well said
fingers crossed. Great song structure, with that dreamy guitar and excellent melody.
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lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
THANKS
Glad you could stop by a take a listen.

LL
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dajama said 3169 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Dave
You have such a great range, and this is yet another example of how you can create music across the spectrum. I think Feter's description of this as an 'open style' pretty much hits the nail on the head. There is great space in the mix, and the distorted guitar on the chorus works so well because of the contrast with the 'cleaner' sound on the verses. Great lyrics and lovely vocal performance. Some really nice bass work on this, too. Terrific stuff. I'm always excited when I see you've posted something new, and I'm never disappointed. Nice job, my friend. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3169 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
really appreciate it
I truly appreciate your encouraging comments and critiques. I think you are one of the most valuable members on this site. It makes me feel terrific that you look forward to my posts.

I'll be posting because of good folks suck as yourself.

Thanks,

Dave
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Skean said 3169 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Dave... Wow
I love everything in this so well mixed song.
Downloaded soon on a CD and out in my car... THX for sharing.. Cheers
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lavalamp said 3169 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Crank it
Let those sound waves flow out your car window, Kenta.

Thanks for listening.

Dave
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SuicideEvolution said 3169 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
odd title
Sound sort of like Sting.
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lavalamp said 3169 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Title
The title is just a spoof of a Dylan title. Subterranean Homesick Blues. I just used this title for attention.

Sting? Glad you liked it.

Dave
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lengold said 3169 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Great song,
and lyrics Dave. Production also sounds spot on to me.
Cheers
Len


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lavalamp said 3169 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Len
Thanks a lot for your vote of confidence.

LL
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jiguma said 3169 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Dave
I'm not even an American and I get embarrassed! How any credible candidate could choose Ms Palin as running mate is absolutely beyond me, and has done no favours for the credibility of the republican party in my book. I suspect she's already reached a far greater height than natural selection would normally allow.

Oh ..... the song ... very cool. Some nice octave work on the bass.

Neil
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lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
Let's hope for the best.

And thanks.

Dave
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dolby said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Yeah..
..I agree with Neil - great bass playing. It really grooves along in the chorus's - nice work. The last eight years have been a pretty bad time for Americans abroad - but, chin up - it's nearly over, and it simply has to get better!

Phil
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lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
Nearly over
Thank God. Thanks fore the compliment regarding the bass. Much appreciated.

Dave
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MarkHolbrook said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Wow
Dave!!! I LOVE the guitar work in this! Amazingly excellent!

Ya the US is pretty embarrassing overseas... It used to be where you went you could hold your head up and say American and people would smile... Now they laugh...

I just hope it doesn't take another war to fix that attitude but the way Washington is going it probably will.

Fantastic tune Dave! 10's across the board man!
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lavalamp said 3167 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
MARK!
Sorry. I just overlooked your comment. It was a great one, too. Thanks a bunch for the kind words.

I always try to reply to any comment made on my songs. I didn't forget you buddy. And, always, thanks for the support.

Dave
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peacepiano said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Title
Thanks for the explanation. I was a little confused by the title when I heard the song. We do put on a strange show these days. Hope it doesn't get any worse!

Thanks
Bill
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lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
Bill
I thought the title would be a bit of an attention grabber. She and they are the shallow people, so I thought of this hybrid dylanesque title. Just marketing.

Glad you enjoyed.

Dave
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spitlogic said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Works for me
Interesting how much of what we dislike about our country tends to be the very things that can define our reputation. To me this seems like a song suited to speak against mainstream thoughts (such as the high school "in" crowd verses the rest). In many ways those attitudes seem to transcend into our adult lives and we end up with things like this.



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lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
the "in" crowd
Yep, that's what happens we you leave these folks unchecked. I think B.O. will make a very fine leader.

Thanks,

LL
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egobandit said 3168 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
open up your eyes
ITs almost as if some one in power over here is saying lets see what we can pull over the eyes of all the shmucks in our country. I shouldnt even say our. Im for the world fuck all the borders patriotism and all the rest of the bullshit. Seems to me the rich and powerful are taking the money and running while leaving the earth a mess. What they dont count on is there will be a time when gated communities and security wont keep back all the starving shmucks. Just kiddin:0 great song!!
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lavalamp said 3168 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
MacJams is........
...our soap box. Glad everyone is fired up. And especially glad you liked the song.

Dave
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michael2 said 3167 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
dave
cool song. it's weird, I just listened to a vic Holman song and I never realized how much common ground you guys share. this song is a little different than what I would expect from you, but many of your trademarks are there. I agree with you whole heartedly about the subject matter. i have a sister who sends me the craziest right wing crap in my email, i wonder how we ended up with such disparate views. Gotta say that I would love to be an expatriot at this point. Europe sounds great.just like the song.
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lavalamp said 3167 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
Funny
I have a right wing sister, too. Weird.

Europe is cool and really open to different points of view and life styles. I always thought that this is what America should be.

Thanks for the comments M2. Appreciate it.

Dave
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craft said 3167 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
hi
Great guitar sounding.. Nice sounding rock song.. Well done
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lavalamp said 3166 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
Thanks a lot
Glad you enjoyed.

LL
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Ibstrat said 3166 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
Great song!
excellent guitar/bass work and I love the lyrics.I'm afraid that even if Mccain loses that Palin isn't going away.I think she'll be rearing her ugly head in the future.I hope not!
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lavalamp said 3166 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
Pa-Pa-Palin
I hope they will impeach from office in Alaska. Then, we'll be free at last.

Thanks.

Dave
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Pete_NB said 3166 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
Emotive
Your musical approach captures the idea of the well-written lyrics quite nicely. Great playing with that shimmering clean lead "strat" tone.

Everything fits together so nicely on this one!
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lavalamp said 3165 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
Strat
Funny, I'd like a strat or a telecater, but I'm stuck with this Les Paul for the time being.

Thanks for listening and taking the time, Pete.

Dave
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Pete_NB said 3164 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Stuck with a Les Paul
Nice problem to have!
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Moviz said 3166 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
I love
that nice 'airy' spacious sound you got on this and it's a real pleasant melody and performance as well as the good lyrics.
Vic said it will be 'embarrassing' if those two come to power, but I think it will be a lot worse than that for all of us; she's a loose cannon if ever there was one, cheers M
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lavalamp said 3165 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
loose cannon
I thought I was a loose cannon until I saw this piece of work.

I wish someone would write a direct song regarding SP.

Thanks,

Dave
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tempie said 3165 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
opened eyes...
i love it when a chorus comes out of nowhere and just knocks me over and this chorus is just killer. so much fun i almost forgot it was about you know who.
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lavalamp said 3165 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
Craig
It's generally about you know who. (The name we do not speak)

Happy you enjoyed the chorus. It's really a song about all the idiots we deal with on a daily basis.

Thanks a lot for stopping by.

Dave



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said 3163 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
Great lyrics...
Poignant imagery...

Singing is on the mark as per usual David.

Really like the arrangement, how it builds up to then explodes in the choruses.

Very nicely played and mixed friend! Thanks so much for the heads up!

Be well!
lavalamp said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Cool
Thanks. Don't judge a book by its cover. lol

Dave
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rsorensen said 3161 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
good one
great lyrics here, dave. good to hear a ballad-ish song from you. great job.
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lavalamp said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Ridd
Thanks brother. Glad you liked it.

Dave
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LunaTrick said 3159 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Yep
Couldn't agree more - well done!
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lavalamp said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks you very much, Luna.

Dave
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Daugrin said 3004 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Mile High and an Less Than an Inch Thick
Great production Lavalamp. Well constructed and thoughtful expressions in anticipation for...(be careful what you ask for)... say, "Hello," to the new boss, of course this should help and healing is coming.

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lavalamp said 3004 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
My songs...
...never make sense. Hope you liked this.

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