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This is quite a mantra. Not to be taken too seriously. I've been trying to get rid of some of my oldies, so I can post some songs I have actually done this year.

This song is just a message.

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Better Days


Water and fire, the wind and the stone
Will wash my thoughts away

Lunar eruptions and all this corruption
Won’t lead to better days

And I know a better way
And I know there’ll be better days

Golden-red and silver gardens
Roam around my eyes

Then I saw another color
Forming in the sky

And I know of a better way
And I know there’ll be better days

Tractors are humming, the day is coming
Life is on the run

Windows are crashing, bullets are passing
Flamingo’s on the lawn

And I know of a better way
And I know there’ll be better days

A boy and a girl, they travel the world,
But they don’t know where to stop

Under the ocean and into the clouds
Reaching for the mountain top

And I know a better way
And I know there’ll be better days

Water and fire, the wind and the stone
Will wash my thoughts away

Lunar eruptions and all this corruption
Won’t lead to better days

And I know a better way
And I know there’ll be better days


Words and music by David Armbruster
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Hits: 3431
Comments: 23
Fans: 23
Plays: 197
Downloads: 119

Uploaded: Nov 19, 2008 - 05:51:25 AM
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2008 - 04:29:13 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 07:42:12 AM
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The Infinites said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Dave!
More of your trademark style - laid back and kinda Lucy In The Skies, but more contemporary.

Very visual - I can actually see those flamingos! Good time to release this sentiment given the worldwide situation. Yes - there will be better days indeed. The military drum at the end seems to stamp some authority on your mantra as if to say, "Listen up - it's true, there will be...!"

Really enjoying your poetry.

Cheers,

Jim
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The Infinites said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
...and!
Forgot to say - it doesn't sound like it's 4'51" long - really flies in!

DL'd and on the pod. Great words.


Jim
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lavalamp said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Thanks
I thought it might be an appropriate tune to post, timing-wise.

4'51"- I didn't even realize that. It didn't seem that long.

Thanks Jim,

Dave
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ted23 said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
good stuff
Has a very nice live feel to it.
I like that it's nice and clear, not over complicated in it's production but with all the ingredients included. It's a tune to sing along to thats for sure! Very catchy.
Nice one


lavalamp said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Right on
Cool. Glad you enjoyed.

Dave
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tempie said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Very cool...
groovey lyrics - have to tell you that I listened to this yesterday but didn't have time to comment and as I was putting hay up last night the line came to me "Tractors are humming, the day is coming, life is on the run". What a cool line! Life is on the run indeed.

Really like the chiming arpeggio guitar...also the percussion - seems to be in the same vein as Hand Tinted Photograph - it suits your singing/lyric style. Hand Tinted and this one are two of my favorites...
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tempie said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
correction
sorry, earlier this morning rather...best to sleep before posting...still can't get that line out of my head...
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lavalamp said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Go to bed
Hey brother. Thanks for stopping by. Really appreciate the comments.

Dave
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Lennon714 said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
this done fly
by... not a long 5 minutes at all. It's such a Lavalamp song. Hopeful lyrics, but not bubblegum. A difficult thing to do.

I'd like to see how a bridge would work in this. Something to change it up in the middle.

cool song!
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lavalamp said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Has anyone seen the bridge?
The bridge- Yeah, I know. I'm just lazy. It's not like I'm getting paid. lol

If someone pays me, I'll put a nice bridge in. Hell, I'll put the Golden Gate in.

Thanks Eric,

Dave
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Lennon714 said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
haha!
I love that attitude. The production quality of my tracks is directly proportionate to the amount I get paid for my work. I really wish I wasn't lazy, but... whatever...
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that80sboy said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
thanks lava
saw in the forums you were looking for me....i have been away far too long....hope to be back with some new stuff soon!...as for you your new/old tune here...music kinda reminds me of the cocteau twins...and i LOVE the cocteau twins sound...and the lyrics are true....better days lie ahead!...mark
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lavalamp said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Welcome back
Hope you stick around for a while. Glad you liked this tune. Come back for more. I'll be waiting to hear some from you, too.

Dave
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magnatone said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Better Days
What a GREAT tune Dave!
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lavalamp said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Karen
What a GREAT comment.

Dave
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Feter said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Better Days
Great rockin song my freind ...loved the guitar line ..
with sphere of strings ...good work ..thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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lavalamp said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Always good to...
...to see you. I always value your support, too. Thank you for dropping by. My door's always open for you.

Dave
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EEFliess said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
nice....
very whimsical Beatles, also very 80's Brit New Wave...

Like your poetic lyrics and your approach to them...

almost like Siouxsie and the Banshees' take on "Dear Prudence"

I'm a'really liking this, David!


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lavalamp said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Dear Prudence
Love that one. I guess you could say I was influenced by that sound on this one.

Glad you stopped by. Thanks

Dave
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lengold said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Great song
Dave - I agree about Beatles comments. I can imagine a big choir at the end fading away - with a massive audience singing along. Great production.
Cheers
Len


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lavalamp said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Len
Thanks. Looking forward to your interview?? Right?

Thanks again,

Dave
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Estella said 3314 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Like it!
Hey Dave,

It really IS a mantra, or like an anthem for the hopeful.

*E
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lavalamp said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Hope
Thanks E. Always glad to hear such kind words. Don't be a stranger.

Dave
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TG said 3313 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
NIce Visions
Love the words and general feeling i get while listening, like a sea shell
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lavalamp said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
TG
Thanks for coming by. Miss you buddy.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3313 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
what the...
... hell are you doing on page 3 already? that sucks!!

anyway about the tune. cool 60's vibe that you do so well. has a bit of a Donavon meets Coldplay. if that makes sense.

excellent tune Dave!
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lavalamp said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Gripe
I always say that the music page should be longer. My biggest gripe here at MJ.

Anyway, thanks Vic. You're the man.

Dave
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saymme said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Bttre Dagar !!!!!!!!
Better Days

Water and fire, the wind and the stone
Will wash my thoughts away

Lunar eruptions and all this corruption
Won%u2019t lead to better days

And I know a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days

Golden-red and silver gardens
Roam around my eyes

Then I saw another color
Forming in the sky

And I know of a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days

Tractors are humming, the day is coming
Life is on the run

Windows are crashing, bullets are passing
Flamingo%u2019s on the lawn

And I know of a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days

A boy and a girl, they travel the world,
But they don%u2019t know where to stop

Under the ocean and into the clouds
Reaching for the mountain top

And I know a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days

Water and fire, the wind and the stone
Will wash my thoughts away

Lunar eruptions and all this corruption
Won%u2019t lead to better days

And I know a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days
Better Days


Water and fire, the wind and the stone
Will wash my thoughts away

Lunar eruptions and all this corruption
Won%u2019t lead to better days

And I know a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days

Golden-red and silver gardens
Roam around my eyes

Then I saw another color
Forming in the sky

And I know of a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days

Tractors are humming, the day is coming
Life is on the run

Windows are crashing, bullets are passing
Flamingo%u2019s on the lawn

And I know of a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days

A boy and a girl, they travel the world,
But they don%u2019t know where to stop

Under the ocean and into the clouds
Reaching for the mountain top

And I know a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days

Water and fire, the wind and the stone
Will wash my thoughts away

Lunar eruptions and all this corruption
Won%u2019t lead to better days

And I know a better way
And I know there%u2019ll be better days *
........

...Awesome song Dave - A Definate FAV : ) ( :
Beautiful lyrics & singing & playing & Music LOVE the tempo , really cool with this tempo to these kind of lyrics.. !! The contrast- (I always love contrasts) btw the meaningful words & the really cool 'laidback' Music , laidback meaning 110% Positive ...!
Courtsey to You ( : DL!!!

lavalamp said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Thanks Lena, but...
...I know the lyrics already. lol

Thanks a lot. Glad you support me.

Dave
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guitapick said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
~
Looking for that better way...but this will more than suffice for now, David. Love the chorus...
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lavalamp said 3312 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Thanks Bob
Just a little song. Glad you liked it.

Dave
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five_extra_arms said 3313 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Lunar Eruptions
And all this corruption, Tractors are humming, the day is coming, Windows are crashing, bullets are passing... killer stuff dude. Really memorable performance.

I really think you've improved since your last song.

LOL!

I downloaded this yesterday and just now had a chance to comment. 4'51"? That means I've listened to it for about 3 1/2 hours in dog years.
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lavalamp said 3312 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
A Dog's Year
Hey man, really? I'm improving? lol

Glad you liked the words. I'm going to have to put a brand new one up soon. I keep finding things in my closet.

Thanks,

Dave
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jiguma said 3311 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Love the lyrics Dave
Nice feel that grooves along - that crash in the LHS gets a little repetitive at times, but doesn't detract from the general movement of the song. Lyrics are cool - hope there'll be a lot of better days.
N
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lavalamp said 3311 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
repetitive
We all have our own "Blue Jay Way", you know. I was just putting up some of my b-sides, that's all.

Thanks for listening and enjoy the weather down under. We got hit by a snow storm last night.

Dave
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musichead said 3311 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
fade ins
I like fade ins. Sounds like we write in about the same style.
I really like the melody to this. Very nice production. Layered just right.
Great lead guitar.. I prefer a guitar like that..you know the less is more idea!! Great Tune.Great sound!!!
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lavalamp said 3311 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Glad you liked it
I'm going to have to check out some more of your tunes. Yeah, sometimes I take the simple approach musically and concentrate on the lyrics. And sometimes all simple. lol

Hope to see you around more often.

Dave
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dajama said 3311 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
The lyrics
on this are excellent. And I love the way you deliver them (as always!). Nice drums, and the pushing, driving beat is perfect for the vocal. Nice guitar sound on the lead (although I'd have made it louder!) and good sound overall. Very cool. You never disappoint. Nicely done, my friend. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3310 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Throw away
This was really a throw away song. But, the lyrics seemed fitting for the times. I was trying to do a sort of Magical Mystery Tour thing. Glad you liked.

I'll be post new ones after X-Mas. I have done many this year, but I haven't gotten around to posting any. You're currently helping me with one of them. THANKS.

Dave
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michael2 said 3310 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
dave
i thought i was caught up with the things i was meaning to check out, but somehow this escaped me. so glad i found it. really in love with this one. love the whole sound of this track. it's like a song that would be my fave album track by some obscure english band. don't really know what to say but really nice track. it's a perfect length, and i love the repetition and lyrics. i know that it's almost 5 minutes long, but i could have gone all night. really outstanding song Dave, one of your best.
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lavalamp said 3310 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Almost...
...threw this one out. I thought it might be too repetitive. Lennon 714 said it could use a bridge or something. I tend to agree. But, on the other hand I liked the drony sound. English-sound.

Thanks M2. Always appreciate your words.

Dave
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lindac70 said 3308 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
yes!
Very beatle-esque, I like this one & even downloaded it
lavalamp said 3308 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
COOL
Thanks for listening. And I think your B-day is around this time. So, I hope you had a good one.

Dave
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Skean said 3307 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
Better days
I really hope that too... This is very well done in many ways.. I special liked your singing/lyrics nice message.. TX
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lavalamp said 3306 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Kenta
I thought you had heard this before. Anyone, thanks for coming by and commenting.

Dave
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Skean said 3301 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
You know
When I hear a good track it's easy to go back for more AND I so I had not comment OKAY sometimes I don't comment I just fave it to show I like/love it. :D)
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