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Come Back Billie


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Moviz

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Just started with a guitar noodle in E7, then held a finger alternately on the 2nd string and discovered I was playing a 13th (Clever stuff eh? LOL). Well it sounded dark and mysterious, hence the lyrics. I kept wondering what the drums and beat reminded me..... then after I'd written the lyrics it came to me it's a cross between 'Love Shack' and 'Billie Jean' (just the drums mind). Well I don't know what genre it is but I would hazard a guess at Pop Rock. For some reason though I couldn't get a lot of volume on it until I called on Scott (Scofugate), who put it through his mixer and it did the trick..... just hope you like it, M
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Lyrics
“Come back Billie”

1“Come back Billie”, I heard Momma cry,
“That girl will eat you up, I’m gonna tell you no lie,
Don’t believe her words; don’t listen to her song,
You need to get back home, where you belong”,
Shadows dance as she plays her game,
She’s a Voodoo woman and she has no shame
Listen now, if she calls your name,
For the things you’ll do, there’s gonna be no blame,
Her spell is cast, it will always last,
‘Till she’s had her way and love’s been tamed.
She’ll steal your heart and your mind as well,
Everybody says that she came from Hell.
Whether right or whether wrong,
When you hear her song, you’ll know you belong.
(Spoken)
Any night when the Moon is high… you can hear her call
With a haunting cry…..She dances round a red hot flame,
She’s always calling out… callin’ out…. Somebody’s name,
Yeahhhh!... Somebody’s name..Yep Yep I can hear it now…Yep yep I can hear it now.
Instrumental.
2“Come back Billie”, I heard Momma cry,
“That girl will eat you up, I’m gonna tell you no lie,
Don’t believe her words; don’t listen to her song,
You need to get back home, where you belong”,
She’ll drive you crazy, real crazy, if you do what she asks you to do….
Ooooh, crazy lady….. Ooooh, crazy lady…..

Voodoo woman get outa’ my life,
what ya’ doin’ with people it just ain’t right,
If it takes my last breath, I just gotta say,
Stop breakin’ people’s hearts an’ throwin’ ‘em away,
Voodoo woman don’t sing your song,
You’re breakin’ people’s hearts and it’s just plain wrong,

“Come back Billie” I heard Momma say,
But I didn’t pay attention, so I had to pay,
The voodoo woman had me in her spell.
I thought I’d gone to Heaven, but it turned out Hell.

Maurice Vizard
Song Stats
Hits: 3237
Comments: 46
Fans: 19
Plays: 218
Downloads: 69
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Nov 22, 2009 - 11:58:36 AM
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2009 - 11:58:36 AM Last Played: Oct 01, 2017 - 02:48:18 AM
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Mac intel 10.04, fast track, m-audio 49e, Les Paul copy guitar, sennheiser mic'
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Comments
Vic Holman said 2924 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
billie jean
ha ha. yeah a little beat of that. a very nice king of pop sound.
great tune Maurice. excellent backing tracks and vocals.... but can you monnwalk? ;-)
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Moviz said 2924 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
That was
quick Vic (Poet?) Glad you heard it too, thanks a lot for the words and .... yes, I can moonwalk, but it's mainly down to the Arthritis LOL (joking), cheers M
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Feter said 2924 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Come Back Billie
MAn ...this is a blast ..classic rock ..this
should be at the stage of MJ ...that guitar is
a killer ...thats rock ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Moviz said 2923 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Well I'm
glad I got the genre right Feter, because I wasn't sure. Really pleased that you like the guitar part, though it was midi, cheers M
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scofugate said 2924 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
VooDoo!!
Very pop I must say! You did a great job with this M!!!
Nice Guitars!
--faved---
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Moviz said 2923 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Thanks
For your help Scott... very pleased that you approve of my guitar 'playing' LOL I know how I want it to sound, but I just can't get my fingers to do it on a guitar, cheers M
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sloparts said 2923 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Very cool song Maurice
Love the lyrics and you vox on it. Tell an age old story bout the spell a woman can cast over a man.

Very well done my friend. I really like this one.

Ed
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Moviz said 2923 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Glad you like
this Ed, thanks for listening... and please don't even go there with women and spells, best regards M
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jiguma said 2923 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
I'll interpret this as an ode to Billie Piper :)
My fav Dr Who "assistant" ever.
This is a nice excursion outside your comfort zone Maurice - nice feel to this one, and very different for sure.
N
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Moviz said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
It's all
in the interpretation Neil LOL... really pleased you stopped by this one, so thanks a lot for the nice words, regards M
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paul f. page said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Can a rap
from Maurice be far behind? There is so much recitative here and you do it so well in telling your story. There is something so authentic about your lyrics (no, I WON'T go there). Life has a way of doing that! This song has a great feel to it and you sing it so comfortably. Kind of your signature: always tasteful and masterfully rendered. Very cool.
Paul
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Moviz said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Hmmmm!
Seems you've morphed into Harrison Ford, judging by your new avatar pic Paul you handsome devil you. As regards the rap thing... I just might go there one day (I've practically done everything else LOL). Thanks again Paul, for the very kind comment... I'm really pleased you liked it, regards M
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ShadowofNine said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Yaaaa
Luv this....very cool....
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Moviz said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Thought you might
like this Dave.... you do tend to go for the dramatic style; it shows in your own work, so thanks for taking a listen, regards M
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B. Flat said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Very
entertaining. A fitting tribute!
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Moviz said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Thanks
for taking time to listen Donald, much appreciated, regards M
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smokey bacon jnr said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
smooth...
It does sound like a easy listening Love Shack! Very nice drifty sound, took me back to the eighties!
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Moviz said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Hi Smokey B..
Thanks for listening and the positive comment..... I couldn't get it out of my mind while I was working on it, but I kept drifting into 'Love Shack' and back again... I loved that group, cheers M
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2923 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Great classic drum sound!
And the vocals do indeed have a B52s-esque tinge. The spoken part and the subsequent solo adds depth to the song's structure--overall, a really cool tune, thanks for posting!
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Moviz said 2922 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
Thanks
for your nice comments Michael; glad you liked this and very pleased to see you here, regards M
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ktb said 2922 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
noodle more
Maurice :-) it does have a little shade of dark goodness. Especially the way you deliver the vocals. very cool. The jammin on that slightly distorted jan hammer like synth was yummy.
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Moviz said 2922 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
Dark goodness
like dark chocolate... a little will do you no harm, but.....Thanks for your remarks about the jam hammer (Sunburst lead in GB Guitars software) and the vocals John, much appreciated, cheers M
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blaky smith said 2922 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
Cool
I like it Maurice, once again a different genre and once again wherever the music style, each piece from you is always a great tune, evidence of your talent and your passion...
Marc
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Moviz said 2922 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
Hi Marc
Thank you for those kind words... really appreciate your comments. Glad you like this body shaker LOL, best regards M
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kassia said 2921 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
come back billie
ooh maurice this is smokin! love it. excellent vocals. swweeeeeeet!
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Moviz said 2920 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
Thanks Shay
So pleased you called in and liked this so much, regards M
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buckhorn said 2921 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
Cool Tune Maurice
Whats it like to be so prolific? This would have been a good Halloween
Challenge tune. Enjoyed.

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Moviz said 2920 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
I didn't know I was LOL
Though I should really spend more time away from the computer LOL.... times going to quickly. It did occur to me about the Halloween thing, but it wasn't written then, so too late, Thanks a lot for the comment, regards M
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Calchas said 2921 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
You've still got it Maurice!
This is pretty damn cool friend! I love that it arose out of just noodling around on the guitar. Some of my best stuff starts that way.

Fun lyrics and good vocal delivery.

Be well friend!
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Moviz said 2920 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
Hi Michael,
thanks for dropping in with the kind words and glad you like it, regards M
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davisamerica said 2920 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
movies gets "slick"
...and a little "Wade in the Water" as well ...ha Maurice this is slick man!
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Moviz said 2920 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
Ooops!
Thought you said "Sick" LOL, Thanks a lot Jack, really pleased you called by.... much appreciated, regards M
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scaustrita said 2920 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
I like this!!!
The music has a Steely Dan feel to it?
The lyrics are clever, that girl is some what evil, nice story in the lyrics. It sounds like there is some clipping on the percussion. But the mix is well balanced.

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Moviz said 2920 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Praise indeed!
Thanks for taking the time to listen, much appreciated.... yes the clipping ;probably because i was too enthusiastic about the drums prominence, but pleased that you liked this over all, regards M
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DWL said 2920 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Genre busting
I love the way you move so easily between genres

Nicely done.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2920 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Ha ha,
I think I'll see if I can get it made into an Olympic Sport LOL I might get in the first three... Thanks a lot Dick, glad you like this, regards M
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racerat said 2918 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
love shack
I have to agree with smokey that there is a hint of Love Shack by the B52's in here, but I can hear the Billie Jean bit as well. Like the flangy darkness of it all. The vocal seems a little hot in the treble department, might back off on the hi end EQ a little, might seem a little less sharp. Trippy fun though. Dug it.

Thx,
P

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Moviz said 2917 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment philip... nice of you to drop by and very pleased you liked it, cheers M
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Doadars Uncle said 2916 days ago (November 29th, 2009)
Great phrasing!
I really like the presentation for this one! Toes tapping!
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Moviz said 2916 days ago (November 30th, 2009)
Thanks Doug
Very pleased you called in to listen.... toe tapping all the while. Glad you liked it, regards M
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fasteddie said 2913 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Cool groove
Maurice,

This is a way cool song. It has a sweet vibe and a cool atmosphere to it. Nice work!

Mike (aka fasteddie)
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Moviz said 2911 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Glad you
enjoyed this one Mike... and very nice to see you here.... much appreciated, regards M
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tokai said 2908 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
Hello sir
must be all this rain, that brings out that voodoo blues sound. Love that guitar that keeps on through out this track, reminds me a bit of Chris Rea.
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Moviz said 2907 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
Hi Steve
Thanks for calling back here and I'm really pleased with the Chris Rea comparison (just love that guy's work). The voodoo idea simply came from the sound of the chords I mentioned above and the guitar you mention is midi, but thanks again for having listened and commented on this, regards M
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DonStevens said 2861 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
CBB
Very catchy rhythm, and really like those chords.
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Moviz said 2859 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Hi Don
Thanks a lot for giving this a listen... really pleased you like it.... and the chords LOL, regards M
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