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All the Way to China


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lavalamp

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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This may not be my best, but it is my favorite tune of mine. I know it may need a little of this and a touch of that because I hope it leaves you wanting more.

The Zoom H2 has been a real help recording acoustics.

Dave

RE: The pic. My God look at that beach in China!

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Lyrics
All the Way to China

Somewhere in the backwoods was an odd looking scene
Looking on back now I know what it means
Ever get the feeling that nothing is real?
And all of a sudden you get the idea

All the way to China’s a long way to go
Think about walking, but that’s too damn slow

I see the difference of reality
Don’t have questions of my sanity
Wish I was a monkey in outer space
A place in space, a place in space…

All the way to China’s a long way to go
Think about walking, but that’s too damn slow

I cannot believe in the words that I write
I cannot believe in a world without rights
I wish I was a monkey in outer space
A place in space, a place in space…

All the way to China’s a long way to go
Think about walking, but that’s too damn slow

Words and music by David Armbruster
Song Stats
Hits: 3066
Comments: 60
Fans: 27
Plays: 238
Downloads: 111

Uploaded: Aug 27, 2009 - 11:23:29 AM
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2009 - 01:22:37 PM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 04:25:45 PM
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Comments
tempie said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
ever get the feeling that...
man don't really know what the point of the beach is in that situation...

REALLY like the "place is space" vocals and the "slow, oh oh" at the end. Very cool touches. also like the conversational tone - like how at times you're scrambling to fit all the words into the measure - gives it a groovy, rambling kind of feeling, half coffee house, half stonesy blues. Cool tune dude, and cool approach.
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lavalamp said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Craig
It's a beach in China. And thanks
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Daugrin said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Long Way Around
Straightest way is direct, in space a curve is the shortest distance. This is certainly a curve. Great tune, really enjoyed the flavor!

Daug
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lavalamp said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Didn't play around
Right on, just straight forward. Glad you liked it.

LL
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ramonaji said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
very cool Lava
enjoyed!!!! : )
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lavalamp said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Thanks
Love your crackers Ms. Graham
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Feter said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
All the Way to China
Cooool ...I have to say first how much I m
impressed by your vocal work here ...but as
an acoustic song and H2 involve ...makes me
feel this is all the fun there not much boomin
in the sound ...good job here mixing and
mastering this track .... rolling stones is
all here ...kudos ...thnx alot for sharn !!!!
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lavalamp said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Danke
Thanks a bunch Feter. You are the MAN

LL
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cjdaley said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
damn pleasant
it takes you from the start and has a that cool, slightly oddball feel, that allows you to say things but without pomposity.

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lavalamp said 3031 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Thanks you
Oddball IS the right word.

Thanks

LL
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magnatone said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
All the Way to China
YES - it leaves me wanting more! very nice acoustic recording - and i'm LOVING your vocal gymnastics here Dave!
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lavalamp said 3031 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
vocal gymnastics
Maybe I can qualify fir the Olympics next time.
Thanks

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
monkeys belong in space
digging a hole or walking, yup it's too far.

Dave I dig the vocals and approach here. the acoustic slide added a nice fitting touch.
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lavalamp said 3031 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Glad you dug this...
...sliding and all.

Big thanks

Dave


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Relic67 said 3031 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
interestin'
I like those lyrics.
Nifty singing and slide guitar too.
It put me in the mind of early XTC somewhat.
I'm impressed with the variety of stuff you can come up with!

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lavalamp said 3031 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
variety is...
...the spice of life.

Thanks
LL
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Moviz said 3031 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Such a nice
Jolly tune, which I thought was going to be a 'Music Hall' style of song, but it took another turn instead and I still found it very entertaining...... as regards the beach it's a bit like Blackpool UK in the 50's LOL, cheers M
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lavalamp said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
MO
Really appreciate the comments. What a crowd huh?

Dave
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3031 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Not your best?
You might not think it's your best but I'm sure many do. The ramshackle vocal and generally fragile nature of it all really add to the feel. Top marks.
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lavalamp said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Right on
Thanks a bunch for your very nice comments. I'll be putting more up soon

Dave
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ste said 3031 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
great
feel to this tune. and great vocal personality.
i'm originally from blackpool. the pic reminds me of the time everyone tried to escape from it
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lavalamp said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Blackpool
Sounds like a nice place on a rare hot English day. :O

Thanks friend

LL
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Lennon714 said 3030 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Hell YES!
This is perfect. My buddy used to listen to these weird Blind Melon acoustic tracks. Reminds me of that. Sounds like you had a blast recording it. A DL for sure when I get home.
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Lennon714 said 3030 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Following directions
I'm on my second listen. Getting the full effect. It's good advice because on the last "a place in space" I get a hint of laughter I didn't hear before. Then it gets crazier from there. Crazier=Awesomer.
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lavalamp said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Crazier=Awesomer
My buddy and I always say Inappropriate=Funny. But thanks for the new equation.

And thanks for being around and taking the time to comment.

LL


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Lennon714 said 3027 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Inappropriate=Funny
That's an equation my wife and I live by. When others are turned off and say it lacks taste is when we think the comedy starts.
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DarkPlanet said 3030 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Dave
Totally original tunage! Im not sure what place in space you pulled this out of but it is quite the amazing rock song...short and sweet, unlike your usual fare but equally welcoming to my ears nevertheless!
Thanks for the DL
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lavalamp said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Golly Gee
Thanks for the kind words TW

Dave
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sschedra said 3030 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Dave
Funny, cute and good all at the same time. Good acoustic recording. This is one of those songs, if it were back in the sixties, that everyone would be convinced the knew the meaning of, and we would all have a different interpretation. "Oh no, your wrong. The 'monkey in outer space' is referring to his escape from reality through drugs, get it?"
Cool beans,
Stephen
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lavalamp said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
the sixties
I just think it's comfort music and my antique production that makes it 60's sound. The lyrics are for all seasons. Thanks

LL
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Calchas said 3030 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Great fun this!
Nice underproduced quirky folkage bro! I DIG it!

Be well friend!
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lavalamp said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Hiya
Glad you liked it my friend

LL
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egobandit said 3029 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Monkey in outerspace
A banana and rocket fuel and all is ok, This just builds and builds that ending is classic!
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lavalamp said 3029 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Cool
Thanks Sir Tim. It was fun doing this one. Bananas and all

LL
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lengold said 3027 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Great listen Dave
Definitely one of your very best.
Cheers
Len

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lavalamp said 3026 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
LG
Glad you though what you thought.

Thanks

Dave
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davisamerica said 3026 days ago (September 2nd, 2009)
glitches ate my comments...
apologies dave...cos...what i said originally was this is so classic you and is indeed one your best....great vocals...well everything is very knock out cool ... excellent LL
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lavalamp said 3025 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
no problems
Always appreciate a good comment

Thanks LL
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ShadowofNine said 3026 days ago (September 2nd, 2009)
Made me
Smile, and chuckle, and smile and chuckle....fun piece to listen to...
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lavalamp said 3025 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Chuckle
Glad you had fun. Thanks for coming by

LL
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awigze said 3026 days ago (September 2nd, 2009)
Dave
Excellent tune, Dave... very lively and the message is timely... Glad you are on this planet
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lavalamp said 3025 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Big thanks
Glad you came by and commented- Appreciate it

Dave
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alexfinal said 3024 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
I really like this song . . .
This is a really cool song. It reminds me of a sixties song, however, with a new modern twist. The guitar playing is superb as well as the vocal execution . . . which is really original.
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lavalamp said 3017 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Belated thanks
Thanks for the support. Glad you liked this one

Dave
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guitapick said 3022 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
I love...
...the slide guitar in there. Adds that extra touch. Sorry I missed this...glad I'm hearing it now.

Color coordinated beach umbrellas...wow!
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lavalamp said 3017 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Late thanks
Thanks a lot for coming by

Dave
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dirigent said 3017 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Lovely
Absolutely dig the lyrics. Inventive arrangement, very cool guitars and vocals. Excellent work Dave, amazing stuff!!
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lavalamp said 3017 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Danke
Really appreciate the kind words. I dig this one too

Dave
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racerat said 3015 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
thanks for the 2x listen suggestion
This is the kind of song that if you listen to it twice or three times you can't get it out of your head. "a place in space" rattling around in your head for hours. Fun, quirky, demented slide. Very cool.
P
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lavalamp said 3015 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
Thanks friend
Glad you liked the style of this tune. I#ll keep 'em coming if you will, too.

Dave
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tokai said 3015 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
Hey Dave
The tune maker. Short but sweet, makes me wanna go
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lavalamp said 3015 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
Hey thanks
Thanks for the short but sweet comment

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Gaylen75 said 3011 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
Monkey in space
Very compelling imagery for a monkey like me. I alway wander to far from the tree.
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lavalamp said 3009 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
wander far...
...from the tree

Thanks

Dave
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jiguma said 3010 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Nice little snippet
of Beatle John (keep waiting for Yoko to come in).

Dave, you sure do seem to be getting quirkier and quirkier in your advancing years ;)
N
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lavalamp said 3009 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
White Album?
Quirky? I guess that's my thing.

Thanks Neil

Dave
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Parichayaka said 3010 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
Fun!
This song sounds like it's a liquid mass bending and wobbling with a big smile on its face. I can see why you like this - it's unusual, original and really well done. Everything from vocals to the instruments blend perfectly in this wonderful goo, poking out their heads whenever they've got something to say. I could even read a lot of meaning into those lyrics, especially the first paragraph, but maybe that's really going to far, or is it:)
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lavalamp said 3009 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Thanks man
Really glad you enjoyed the tune and the words. Stop by anytime.

LL
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blinddogsky said 3005 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
damn
the zoom recorded those guitars? i really gotta get me one of those. They sound great.
Love the vibe of this one. To me this is you at your best. Cavalier, honest and in your face. a classic armbruster tune. LOVE the slide bits. top post - one of your best
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lavalamp said 3004 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Ridd
Glad you could make it hear. I do like this one a lot. Glad you agree

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