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My buddy Lavalamp and I wanted to work on a song together, so I sent him some lyrics. He's a super talented singer songwriter and I've been itching to do something with him since he joined MacJams. He was obviously up for the task. I was pretty shocked when he sent me back this great arrangement with his chillin' vocals and guitars and drums. I was ready to post it when I received the email.

I was inspired by these hand colored photos that our friend Kym O'Donnell created of my wife. Katy was one of her favorite models for her "vintage" photos. I used a few other images in previous songs.

We hope you enjoy this tune as much as we do.
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Lyrics
HAND COLORED PHOTOGRAPH

SOMETIMES I THINK IT'S YOUR EYES
SOMETIMES I THINK IT'S YOUR LAUGH
I'M TELLING YOU, THAT SHE CAPTURED YOU
IN THIS LOVELY HAND COLORED PHOTOGRAPH

I LOVE YOU AS THE ELFIN QUEEN
YOU LOOK LIKE YOU COME FROM A DREAM
A 1940'S MOVIE QUEEN
SHINING ON A SILVER SCREEN

I WOULD DO MOST ANYTHING
IF YOU WOULD LET ME BE YOUR KING

TIMELESS BEAUTY POISE AND STYLE
SEX APPEAL PACKED IN YOUR SMILE

SOMETIMES I THINK IT'S YOUR EYES
SOMETIMES I THINK IT'S YOUR LAUGH
I'M TELLING YOU, THAT SHE CAPTURED YOU
IN THIS LOVELY HAND COLORED PHOTOGRAPH

I LOVE YOU AS THE ELFIN QUEEN
YOU LOOK LIKE YOU COME FROM A DREAM
A 1940'S MOVIE QUEEN
SHINING ON A SILVER SCREEN

I WOULD DO MOST ANYTHING
IF YOU WOULD LET ME BE YOUR KING

TIMELESS BEAUTY POISE AND STYLE
SEX APPEAL PACKED IN YOUR SMILE
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Comments: 41
Fans: 26
Plays: 104
Downloads: 96

Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008 - 04:22:15 PM
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2008 - 04:54:25 PM Last Played: Jul 29, 2015 - 09:02:13 PM
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dirigent said 3160 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Hand Colored Photograph
Absolutely cool collaboration. Unique arangement and choice of synthsounds. Excellently mixed and delivered!!
Bravissimi, an amazing song!!!

Cool artwork, too, by the way
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Davissimi Armbusters
Lavalamp is to blame for anything you like about this song, especially the arrangement. Thanks for the listen Andreas.
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Feter said 3160 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Hand Colored Photograph
YOu are so genious with these strange kind of
chord sequences ...but really cool ...I can
hear a great rockin along moogs and drivin drums
pattern ..liked your singing here for sure ...
great one my friend thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Genius?
I've always thought lava was a smart feller and I think he's a great singer. He probably is a genius, being so smart and all.... Thanks Feter! I think you're pretty smart too. I heard you on NPR not long ago....
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egobandit said 3160 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
you collabbers you
are on a roll! I think you have been hanging out at rock and roll school. Killer synth and drums! love the lyrics.. Love songs rule! Excellent when it get to the rappin part! Tooo good!
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Rock N Roll Dads
Hanging out at the paddle ball courts smokin' and doo wappin'! Thank Tim - Hey, is it still your birthday?
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cjdaley said 3160 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
hand colored music
Perfect balance of mid-tempo balladry (for the love song) and synthetic wackiness (which translates the fantasy of the photos)

pixel karate superfantastique!
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said 3159 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
hand colored music
took the words right out of my mouth!

what CJ said....

. - Harold
five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
What He Said
Harold, I find it hard to believe that you didn't have something else to say!

Thanks dude!


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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
pixel karate superfantastique
I'm gonna put that on your headstone!
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Vic Holman said 3160 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
about time
that you guys created something from scratch.

You two should be knighted or something.

this song is great.

i hear both of your styles and they go together like a hand tinted meeting of the minds.

Sir Dave sings excellent here and a nice composition..... and he raps?

Cool lyrics and synth work, Sir Bob
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Sir Dave Sings, Raps and entertains millions on a daily basis
I'm still pretty blown away by what Dave did, I mean, as far as I know, he's just an American in Germany trying to make an honest living and raising a family - who'da thought he would grow up to be such a rock star?
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lengold said 3159 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Lovely song
Great collaboration - you two mix very well together - in every sense. Love the surprise rap/reggae section. Very nice heartfelt lyrics.
Cheers
Len


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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Shaken, Not Stirred
When I first heard this kid I thought, "Man, I should've written that song...." and then I thought about it for a minute and thought, "Waitaminit - I did write that song!!" He'd just recorded it first.

It was a thrill to finally actually work on something with someone who was already writing songs for me. Know what I mean?

I love the rap/reggae thing too.
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tempie said 3159 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
its in the mix!
i love how tinted photos are a combination of the machine and manual arts, and the result of the combination is so shockingly unlike either part that they look almost magic, and it's really interesting how much this tune mimics that same process, mixing earthy and digital sounds and ethnic and 80's genres to arrive at a sound that's emotive of something beyond both. I really dig it. Blur tried something similar on their last album, Think Tank.

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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Copy Cats
Yea tempie!

Thanks man!
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Pete_NB said 3159 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Juggy Position
Lots of cool things going on in this one. The freaky backwards vocals has some sort of tone that sets up the song quite well, yet seems like it shouldn't belong, but it does!

Cool, cool clab.
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Juggy
Yeah, I was kinda freaked out with the backwards vocals, but Dave convinced me that if I wanted my puny voice on the track, it'd have to be backwards. I said exactly what you said, but he proved his instincts were right and mine were, well, wrong.


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WillyB said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
i like it..
i like it alot! nice beat, nice melody and a nice weird feel. and the rap'ish thing at the end is a perfect close for this tune.
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Nice Weird Feel
Guilty as charged!
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DWL said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Great groove
weird lyrics, good performance and quirky arrangement.

Works for me :-)

Cheers

Dick
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Takes One To Know One
"weird lyrics, good performance and quirky arrangement"

The King has spoken!
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bud said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
great production
I really like where the drums sit in the arrangement which just leads to everything being in the right place and balance. Vocals and and lyrics rock - and rap - very cool. Excellent collab. Makes me want to get back to Mac music again. I've been enjoying my live thing - but there's nuthin like a well crafted song like this.
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Mac Music
I couldn't be happier with the way this turned out and I'm very happy you like it too.

So bud, let's make some Mac music together!
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lavalamp said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
It was fun working on this project. Hope to do it again sometime.

Dave
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Super Dave
I've said it before, you're a rockstar Dave. Anytime buddy. You're a talented songwriter and I really think this is one of your finest performances (unbiased opinion).


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drakonis said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Catchy sparkles
Ha, I like the synthy retro sound bed and great singing. Fun lyrics. Nice retouched photo too, cool pose and coloring.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Elfin Queen
My gal's a special one. This series of photos that her girlfriend shot totally captures the essence of who she is. So much, in fact, that it inspired me to write a tune. Hmm, imagine that, a woman inspiring a man to write a song. Could it be true?

And by the way, I sleep in a synth bed for anyone who's ever asked.

Thanks Drak!
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Diviner said 3158 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Very Good Collab
Very enjoyable listening. Definately the best from both of your worlds. Cool track, well done.

Lol, love the rap. :-)
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
The Best Song Ever!!
Thanks Keith!
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dajama said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Cool
This is very cool. Love the lyrics, first off, and the musical approach is great - cool and funky with a hint of whimsy. The synth sounds are cool, and Dave, your voice is terrific on this (I love the rapping part at the end). I've listened a couple of times now, and it's totally stuck in my head ( in a good way!) Very cool. Great collaboration. Do more! Nice job, gents. Peace.
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Cool
Hear that Lava? Our first request!!


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Axgrinder said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Your women let the two of you play........
T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R? Trick or be tricked thrice, perhaps? To hell with the treats! This is what one would call, a wee off yer rocker Rocker! I almost detected a slight (Vic Holman'ish) tone in your vocals.... At least they reminded me of his style a bit, I would guess? But then, I'm one of your resident axe wielding eccentrics....... Scary, huh?

As for the tune? Well it's down right Tasty! It's also cool, fresh and sports a popy drum track! I dig the funky disco rap break at the end and the way it just, well.... it just...sorta., like..... ends! Nice bit o' collaborating fellers! Great job by you both..... I enjoyed it very much.

Thanks,

Alvin
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five_extra_arms said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R?
Yup, and we play well together. No fighting, no cursing, nothing but rock and that other thing...

Thanks Axums
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TG said 3157 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Kewl!
Hey Dave,
Bob was gushing about you last April when we had that infamous meeting of the minds in the MPD, NYC with Jim Infinites & Kevin Bud, good to see you guys finally do a clab...

Bob's keys are in top form as usual and i really enjoyed your unusual reggae rap, nice stuff fellers!
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echoroom said 3156 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
POP!
This is a really perky track guys - Bob's lyrics are super romantic as usual, and Daves voice is like a sweeter version of Bobby from Primal Scream. Groovy little dance tune - the *0s collides with the (0s and ends up today.

steve
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lavalamp said 3155 days ago (November 2nd, 2008)
Steve
This one brought you out of hibernation? Are we going to see you around more often?

Bob IS such a romantic.

Thanks,

Dave
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Lennon714 said 3150 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
wonderful
Two of my MJ favorites. No disappointments. The synths, the drums, the strange arrangements, the weird dubbing at the end. ...and of course, the always unique subject matter. You guys are great.
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The Infinites said 3148 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Mad-chester...
That rap part slays me! Didn't see that coming. It's all Happy Monday's / Stone Roses and that's always a good thing. Nice reverse at the very end.

This is a seamless collab and it sounds like you had a ball doing it. I bet it's both your favorite songs right now?

Bob/Dave or Dave/Bob - you've got the chemistry going on - I too would like to hear much more. Fine work fellows!

Jim
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Char said 3126 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Dave did great,
but he had some fun lyrics to work with. So packed with sound and synth and the rap and backwards vox: Ve-e-r-y interesting, creative and infectious. It is a great vehicle for a dance number. Send it to "Dancing with the Stars." But don't let "Ice Capades " get hold of it! They ruin everything! Thanks, guys. :)
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davisamerica said 3126 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
whot have u 2 done ???
;-] ..... absolutely cool
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DeathArrow said 3123 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
hand colored photograph
hehe this sounds soo funky i like it =D
i think i became a fan of your songs^^
they just suck me in =D
cheers, luke
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Kicbal said 3123 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
Juxtaposed
Love how the synths interact with the loose drums. Fun lyrics too.
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Daugrin said 2962 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Hand Colored Photograph
I can see it. Songs pulls you in for the ride. Well done fellas.

Daugrin
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