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Stay still forever


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kingbee

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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I was reading a lot of books about austerity in Britain, especially George Orwell's ' The road to Wigan pier' and a few things on how unemployable men were drafted in to fight in the war just as cannon fodder. A lot of the lyrics still feel relevant for modern times. I nicked the first line off a George Orwell poem. I wrote the rest.
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Lyrics
Upright corpses
still phazed and confused
Sleepwalking stupor
Beaten and bruised

Classified as an F4
Unfit for service
Drifting around
Just below the surface

Stay still forever
(lambs to the slaughter
dead in the water)

Unwanted unneeded
Surplus to requirements
A drain on resources
Lifetime of retirement

Just enough education
to sign your name
All sense of cognition
has gone down the drain


Stay still forever
(lambs to the slaughter
dead in the water)
Song Stats
Hits: 2858
Comments: 11
Fans: 17
Plays: 86
Downloads: 137
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Oct 19, 2008 - 12:22:31 PM
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2008 - 12:22:31 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 04:48:23 PM
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Hardware:
Fleetwood acoustic guitar. Aria Pro II electric guitar, Microphone
Software:
Garageband
Comments
saymme said 3229 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
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Stay Still Forever -
What a grand song , Your voice is very beautiful ! I fell in love with this at once - the pace of the music & your vox are magic so great ! & the lyrics make this a true Gem in my book - I just kindof 'stopped' when hearing this which is a god sign !! Very nice echovox too ..!!! Brilliant soong .
ThankYou - means alot : ) !!! (& i believ the world changes all the time slowly slowly...: ))
kingbee said 3228 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
ta!
Thank you for your kind comments...here and on other songs.
Glad you liked it.
cheers
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saymme said 3229 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
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..really great ending !!!!!!!!!
Feter said 3229 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Stay still forever
Very thoughtful idea ...good rocking set for your song
here ...fine fine song my friend ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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kingbee said 3228 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Cheers Feter
I don't know where you find the time to listen and comment on songs but your comments are always appreciated.
Thank you
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Skean said 3229 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Simply city
To do cool good music as this is... Wow.. you just to the right thing.. you use simply city and put super vox on top of it ... Can't go wrong... I love it.... Thanks for sharing... Kudos
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kingbee said 3228 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Simple city
It's the key...... I hope.
Thank you for your comments.
Good to get the 'wow' factor.
cheers

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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3229 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
If you tolerate this ....
What a wonderful song. I love the tone of your vocals, your guitars are nigh on perfect and the use of strings/atmosphere is excellent. Add that to the interesting subject matter and you have a real winner. If the Manics had produced this we'd be hearing it all day long on national radio.
Top class.


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kingbee said 3228 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
MSP
You read my mind.
I big-headedly thought it was the best song the Manics had never recorded.
I was aiming for something akin to 'if you tolerate this..' along the way.
Thanks for dropping by and your comments
Ta!
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The Infinites said 3228 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Great tune & voice, Brendan
I really like the acoustic sound with that slight pan. The 'dead in the water' backing is well done and appropriate.

You have a well constructed tune here, catchy, but not poppy. The bass notes at the end was a nice surprise. Lyrics are poignant and not schmaltzy; the subject matter might have made a lesser song-writer drift into the overly sentimental department; you've kept it real; short lines, but very focused. Good imagery in your story telling.

Your singing is easy on the ears, but not bland - good rock vocal without being 'shouty'. Again, DL'd & straight to iPod.

Like it a lot. THanks for posting.

Jim
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kingbee said 3228 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Thank u
For your comments.
I didn't think you could be smaltzy with a subject like that.
I tried to keep it succinct..but could have written an essay trying to explain the thoughts behind the song.
It was actually a visit to Tooting Broadway that got the ball rolling.
Who would've thought it
Thanks for dropping by
cheers
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Vic Holman said 3228 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
knee deep in water
this is really an excellent tune. You did a great job. if anything I would of liked to of heard the drums change up a little here and there. otherwise very nicely done!
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kingbee said 3227 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
drums
Still working on trying to write better drum tracks with midi keyboard but just doing what I can at the moment but thanks for dropping by and your comments
Ta
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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
Kingbee
This is really great. Who would've imagined that Ian Astbury was here at MacJams?! Your voice is powerful on this one and the lyrics are well written. I also like your combined guitar sounds and the dark strings alongside it.

Thanks for the download, King.
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kingbee said 3227 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
Cult
Thank you Mr.Five arms.
Ian Astbury?
Must have been all those hours singing along to the Cult.
I was their roadie for a few dates.
Tried to nick Billy Duffys Gretch white falcon. No chance ;-)
Thank you for your kind comments.
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egobandit said 3224 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
!
I havnt been much for words latley but I do like this alot especialy your singing enjoyed it alot thanks!
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kingbee said 3224 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
words
Just dropping by and leaving a comment is good enough for me.
Thank you and glad you liked it
cheers
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tokai said 3224 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Like the subject matter
that you have made into interesting lyrics.I quite enjoyed the bass through out this. Sweet voice, you have created an intelligent memorial to these men
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kingbee said 3224 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Tokai
Thanks for dropping by and your comments.
ta!

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MarkHolbrook said 3127 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Wow
This one is so clear and clean! Beautiful vocals my friend and the subject matter... well deep doesn't really describe it!

Nicely done!
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