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DWL

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So after my one-take song this one has been a few years in the making.

A couple of years ago I wrote the lyrics and melody for this Queen Caroline song about the shopkeeper who doesn't want to go but was never happy with it and asked Richard Marris to help out. He duly rewrote a verse, gave me another verse, a bridge and a coda and even played guitar on them. Two years on I thought I ought to try and finish it. There are always songs which never quite work out how you think they might….

Richard Marris : guitars
Me : guitars, vox, keyboards

And in answer to Doug a CPO is a Compulsory Purchase Order which forces people to sell a property against their will.

The Shopkeeper © Langford/Marris

My name is Arthur William Hall but it's Albert to my friends
I've run this shop for many years and I really can't pretend
that it's been a bed of roses or a stress free comfy life
at the sharp end of a drunken robber's knife

I can't explain the reason but I just don't want to leave
I always try to think the best of folks and perhaps I am naive
I know that nowadays it's mostly just lottery and beer
hope and comfort for the folk who live round here

They’re going to take it and there’s nothing.... that can be done
while we were sleeping ... it seems they won.

I was looking forward to the new flats and all the things that I might sell
Real coffee and organic bread, I thought I might do well
But the message that they're giving is becoming plain to see
And there'll be nothing for the likes of you and me

Now the council want to give me what they call a CPO
I've told them they can stuff it cos I just don't want to go
But I know it's not the end of it, they'll come for me again
What used to be an if is now a when

I don't want to be a victim
I want to stand and fight
But they'll come at me with lawyers
And it won't matter if I'm right
And tell me who I turn to
I can't fight them on my own
Authority is on their side
And I am all alone
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Doug Somers said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Bottomless supply of creativity
This is a poignant tune Dick, particularly the fade and solo box at the expressing the hopeless inevitability of the situation. I'll admit I got lost admiring your mix and clever musical ideas, but the impact of the lyrics was not lost by any means.

I also liked your almost folk song chord progression for the verse which makes the story all that much more approachable. Vocals, harmonies and touches like the left right panned synth and even the distant but tasteful electric guitar all make this a powerful tune as well as a good listen.

Take a bow gents. You've created a gem.

Doug

Ps -what is a CPO?


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DWL said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Bottomless?
Too kind Doug!It sometimes feels like I'm dragging the bottom.

Thanks for the listen and comments. I think most of my songs start out as folk songs as I tend to write them with guitar and it's the only style I know.

It's a bit of a mash-up really with 3 different styles thrown together. Probably because I tried all sorts of arrangements for this and settled on a mixture of them!

A CPO is a Compulsory Purchase Order. It is used by the UK authorities to force people to sell in order to make way for big developments like infrastructure (rail/airports etc.) or major housing schemes.

Thanks again.

Cheers

Dick
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richard13 said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Lament for the common shopkeeper
Suitably plaintive with a solid procession of knife-like lyrics ("What used to be an if is now a when") which tell of Mr Hall's history, dreams, and predicament in a brief precis. And an awesome performance, esp the two-line bridge. Quite a change from all the spacey stuff lately ;-)
Cheers, Dick
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DWL said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Thanks Richard
That particular line was one from Mr Marris and, as you said, summed it all up very succinctly.

Being a small shopkeeper is not the easiest job in the world without a doubt.

Thanks again for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick


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MikeRobinson said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
An excellent, poignant song
I admit that I know nothing about this British political situation ... but this is an extremely well-written tune and I am very glad that you finished it.
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DWL said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Mike
The British political is not unlike most others in many ways.

There are left and right parties but in the end few of them actually deliver much that really helps those who need it.

Many thanks for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick
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Daugrin said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Splendid
Thanks, and thank you once again. Keep it
going my friend, lyrics that defy the tradition of our friends are deeply appreciated. Just got to get their children to listen...

Daug

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DWL said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Thanks you Mr D!
If only we could get them to listen.

Unfortunately those that continue to perpetrate these "crimes" care for nothing except profit. It's an old story and I wish it wasn't still true.

Thanks for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick
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groovehounds said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
The Shopkeeper
This is excellent Dick ... your words are strong and musically touching ... I like the verb effect you put on the vocals ... the bridge/ "while we were sleeping" ... the vocals and the musical backing with the synth is a nice touch. All the vocal harmonies are working well. Great ending.
Cheers
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DWL said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Thanks Stan
I was less sure about this than many I've posted as it was a bit of a mash up but I'm pleased it's been well received.

Thanks for the words on the harmonies. Not my best effort but thanks!

The bridge was supposed to have a dreamy feel (given the sleep metaphor in the lyrics) so I appreciate the comments.

Cheers

Dick
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alackbass said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
The Shopkeeper
Top shelf! Great story telling. Outstanding arrangement. Often your work reminds me of Ray Davies at his most serious. Things like "School Boy in Disgrace" come to mind. A compelling concept brought to life through very fine music.
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DWL said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Ray Davies?
If only! One of my favourite songwriters of all time and I am humbled by the comparison.

Many thanks Andrew, much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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davajonah said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Wowser...
Fabulous. I've been at the receiving end of a CPO, early eighties. Got kicked out of the house I lived in and didn't want to be.

This is a great song. 'Nuff said. Remaster - give it the "wall of sound" treatment. Top song Dick. Hit a nerve with me, for sure.
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DWL said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Thanks Dave
Wall of sound? An interesting idea but I have so many other songs to do I think I'll leave it as it is.

CPOs are nasty pieces of work.

Thanks again Dave.

Cheers

Dick
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VicDiesel said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Shopkeeper
Have you posted an earlier version before? Or do I only sense the thematic unity with the other Queen Caroline songs?

Good song, but the mix has some elements that I'm not entirely happy with. The ping pong stereo bit works great later on, but in the beginning it's a tad obnoxious. The dark phased Hammond (?) sound in the beginning also detracts more than that it contributes. Otherwise good stuff, and of course my opinion is just one.
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DWL said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
I always value your opinion Vic
I haven't posted this before but if it seems to hold the thematic unity of the QC project then I'm pleased.

I'm also pleased with your comments as they give me a different ear on what I create. I'm not sure I agree with you but it made me reappraise what I'd done and that's always a good thing.

I appreciate the positive comments so many thanks.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
keeping shop
great and sign of the times story.
the whole composition had me on my ear. so pro executed.

fantastic job!
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DWL said 1369 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Thanks Vic
Strange how I was unsure about this.

Such is life!

Cheers

Dick
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FEEL said 1373 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Superb
Wow, so many facets to the song, I really like the effect on the piano, I've used a similar setting like that many years ago but can't remember what it was. I believe I was using Cubase. The song reminds me a little like Genesis even though it's very original. Interesting story and emotional. Great job Dick, you did good.
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DWL said 1369 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
A bit of a mash up really
but I'm pleased it worked out OK.

I'm not on the Mac I recorded it on so I can't check but I think the Logic effect is called Liquid Piano.

Thanks for the listen and comments!

Cheers

Dick
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woofer3 said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
The Shopkeeper
Reminds me of Jethro Tull around the 1976 period. A stand alone song- love the harmonies - and the overall sound and arrangement. A classy piece of work Dick and extremely listener friendly.Loved it.
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DWL said 1369 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Listener friendly
that's a nice phrase. I feel like Bert Kaempfert!

Thanks for the comparison John. One of the best gigs I ever went to was Jethro Tull in Wolverhampton doing Thick as a Brick in the mid-70s.

Cheers

Dick

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Symphony101 said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
very cool
Lovely song, I love the instrumentation and the melody. Great work Dick !
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DWL said 1369 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Thanks Yves
much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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rabittwhole said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
the break is so
Pink Floyd but the rest of it is .... well ..... brilliant. Downloaded.
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DWL said 1369 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Pink Floyd
will do for me.

Thanks for that Jack!

Cheers

Dick
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bud said 1372 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Wow is this good
So great to hear well written lyrics delivered with confidence and heart. The whole piece is so patiently assured and emotionally engaging - and smart. What a pleasure to come to this.
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DWL said 1369 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Thanks Kevin
I'm still not sure how this ended up like this so I appreciate the kind words.

Cheers

Dick
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davisamerica2 said 1371 days ago (November 15th, 2013)
Shopkeeper for keeps
I really like this, Dick. Music and lyrics top notch. Loved the bridge, and the return along with harmonies sounded great. You guys rule! T
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
Thanks Terry
Always noise to see you!

Thanks for the comments.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 1371 days ago (November 15th, 2013)
Such originality
reading/ listening the lyrics and the synths really give the mood at the start….really enjoyed listing Dick, cheers M
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
I'm never sure
about originality as I reckon most of my stuff I've probably stolen….

Thanks for your support Maurice.

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 1371 days ago (November 15th, 2013)
Really enjoyed
this Dick, lovely writing by you both and a very honest sounding performance and production. Can really imagine this in a film or the theatre.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
A film?
Now that would be fun!

Thanks for the listen and comments Len.

See you in a couple of weeks.

Cheers

Dick
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MacFerret said 1371 days ago (November 15th, 2013)
Love it
Superb. I was starting to hear vocal harmonies in my head and thinking "shame the book's closed on this one" when lo and behold! You brought in the harmonies. Excellent song, Dick.
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
Hello stranger!
Thanks Tim. I would have put more harmonies on but I had some weird issues with Logic and gave up!

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 1371 days ago (November 15th, 2013)
The Shopkeeper
Great story telling, Dick. A poignant ballad wrapped in a fantastic musical melange. Worthy of greater recognition and a far wider audience. Thanks, Peter.
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
Thanks Peter
Very kind comments, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick


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jiguma said 1371 days ago (November 15th, 2013)
Excellent Dick!
I love this. Terrific storyline (probably not so much for Albert of course)and the way you've arranged the music to suit. The off-kilter synthy organ is unsettling without the words.
You certainly have a great knack for this style - very Kinksy again, with a hint of Fairport (and even Blur) for good measure.
Excellent stuff!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
More Kinks
than a curly guitar lead.

Interestingly I don't often try for an identifiable style but often seem to end up with something Kinks-like! With more to come …..

Thanks for the listen and comments Neil.

Cheers

Dick
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KCsGROOVE said 1371 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
the shopkeeper
excellent song, cool storytelling
the music has an oldschoolvibe (early Pink Floyd maybe :-)
yep, good work!
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
Old school?
Yep, I guess I am really!

I grew up in the 60s listening to early Pink Floyd so perhaps it's not surprising that some of that comes out.

Thanks Cees, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 1370 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
Progress
Are you sure this isn't an outtake from the Kinks "Preservation" saga?

"Lottery and beer/hope and comfort" is a nice parallelism. Love the poignant line "What used to be an if is now a when." And the dreamy chorus nicely (or nightmarishly) interrupts the flow of life's (non) progress.

Who knows why some songs take years to mature? Perhaps we simply get too hung up on trying to be perfect in the execution of a concept. What is clear is the two of you in collaboration keep developing good songs.

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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
If only!
The lyrics you picked up on are a couple of favourites of mine but Richard Marris gets the credit for those.

Songs either happen quickly or slowly for me and rarely anything between. Long development is either a blessing or a curse and I can't decide which!

Thanks for your thoughts Warren.

Cheers

Dick


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grah3am said 1370 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
Fairportish
I'm thinking "Babbacombe Lee" here. Great stuff, Dick.
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
Thanks Graham!
I haven't heard Babbacombe Lee in ages. I must refresh my memory.

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 1370 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
A haunting song...
with a story that is hard not to be moved by (lots of emotions cascading through the narrative). Beautiful work Dick; lots of fine touches (harmonization just one of them) and an exceptionally honest and true vocal from you--you have scored another winner here. I'm not a British merchant, but I sure could feel for this fellow and his frustrations, resentments and overbearing sense of powerlessness. Superb work, and thanks for sharing this. Michael
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michaeljayklein said 1370 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
PS:
Kudos to Mr. Marris for his excellent contribution (I'd have mentioned this the first time but admittedly, I did not see his name until re-reading your intro, my apologies!)
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
Thanks Michael
And although of course this makes extensive use of poetic and dramatic licence it's too near the truth to be dismissed.

If it isn't wholesale redevelopments of inner city areas it's the threat of out of town shopping centres gradually driving the little guys out of business.

I try to do as much shopping locally as I can. It's not as cheap as the supermarket but at least I feel I'm doing something to help.

Thanks for the listen and kind comments.

Cheers

Dick
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MarkHolbrook said 1369 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Dougs comment
said "bottomless" and I have to agree. I think Dick you could fall on your guitar and create a hit. Love this. Love the more naked feel of you and the guitar and drums. Nicely done.
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DWL said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
Very kind of you Mark
but I did in fact fall on my guitar a week or two ago but unfortunately all it did was push the lead through the body and I had to repair it with some super-glue!

Many thanks for those comments.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
The Shopkeeper
As my father was a grocer who sold his business when it became obvious the the future was either Milkbars or Supermarkets (although recently the local Milkbars are being swallowed by the Supermarkets, too) this brought back a few memories. The lyrics are powerful. I'm not so keen on the wavering piano at the start (especially listening with headphones) - for mine, a straight piano might have been preferable. But I like the effect you use over "They're going to take it". I also like the fuzzy guitar that comes in around 2:55 to support the despair in the lyrics. All up, an impressive production, Dick.
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DWL said 1367 days ago (November 19th, 2013)
Shopkeepers unite!
It's a tough life and your Dad probably made the right decision although I expect it was very difficult for him making the move.

Thanks for the listen and considered comments.

Cheers

Dick
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Narad said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
The Shopkeeper
Instant fav and download ! Excellent from every point of view ! Take a bow...
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DWL said 1367 days ago (November 19th, 2013)
Bow taken!
Thanks for the listen and comments Harald.

Cheers

Dick
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Dadai.2 said 1368 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
Shades of...
Traffic's John Barleycorn must die... Not that it's all that similar, but your song stands in the same line of song-story telling and is every bit, if not more, an equal. Love the middle ethereal introspective section. Really an excellent piece of music making!
DWL said 1366 days ago (November 20th, 2013)
Thanks Jack
I just had a listen to JB and I think you have a point. I reckon I've probably picked up loads of things from songs I've forgotten!

I'm pleased you enjoyed it..

Thanks for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick
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Bob6stringer said 1367 days ago (November 19th, 2013)
Highest praise?
I have nothing kinder to say than thank you for allowing us to download this very good song. What more can I say?

P.S.: CPO in the U.K. sounds like "eminent domain" in the U.S.
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DWL said 1366 days ago (November 20th, 2013)
That's kind enough for me Bob!
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.

Hope you are well!

Just looked up "eminent domain" and it is the same thing according to Wikipedia. Shit happens everywhere.

Cheers

Dick
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paul f. page said 1366 days ago (November 20th, 2013)
Outstanding Social Commentary
The narrative content is so real and timely, not only in the UK. We experience the same thing here all too often.

Musically this is a powerful track that drives the narrative perfectly and in very large strokes. I like the way you have juxtaposed the various styles; you do that so effectively and use the technique effectively to highlight the lyrics. The drop to "They're going to take it..." with the swirling strings and no percussion is really very nice. ("Ah, look at all the lonely people...") You made excellent choices in orchestrating this one, Dick. Kudos for sticking to your original concept. Wonderful listen; wonderful song.
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DWL said 1364 days ago (November 22nd, 2013)
Thanks for checking it out Paul
Those a very kind words Paul. I'm not sure I deserve such praise but thank you!

The musical changes were supposed to reflect the different emotions of the protagonist so I'm pleased that came across.

Thanks again!

Cheers

Dick
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magnatone said 1366 days ago (November 20th, 2013)
ShopKeeper
how the heck did I miss this? What a totally excellent song Dick - you are really on a roll. These lyrics are incredible and I'm totally wowed by how all of this goes together - wonderful collab, congrats to you!
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DWL said 1364 days ago (November 22nd, 2013)
I miss a lot more!
Thanks for the listen and comments Karen. Being late is no disgrace!

Cheers

Dick
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Bob Rodgers said 1361 days ago (November 25th, 2013)
Another
wonderful piece of music, I like the chord progression and your vocals are top notch, very nice with the harmonies.
Great lyrics and another fine piece of work from you and Richard, I like the coda.

Sorry for the late response from me Dick, I've not been around for a while.

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DWL said 1359 days ago (November 27th, 2013)
Hi Bob
I'm pretty good at late responses myself!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

I'm hoping Richard will make the drink next week.

Cheers

Dick
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Skunkwrx said 1361 days ago (November 25th, 2013)
the shopkeeper
Very cool story, and very apropos for the times. I love the lines "I know that nowadays it's mostly just lottery and beer
hope and comfort for the folk who live round here". Absolutely brilliant. It evolves from tears-in-beer- ballad to a brighter hopeful pop anthem and then back again. A bit of a whip-lash, but I get it.
Nice mix, great harmonies, and the reverb glues it all together. Thanks!

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DWL said 1357 days ago (November 29th, 2013)
Thanks!
Richard's words and they are some of my favourites so thanks for picking up on that.

Yes, it is a bit of a roller coaster.

I really appreciate the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick
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sschedra said 1360 days ago (November 26th, 2013)
Dick
This has a real Rock Opera feel. Very talented. The story line really draws me in.
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DWL said 1357 days ago (November 29th, 2013)
Rock opera
is the sort of feel I'm aiming at for most of my current songs so I'm pleased that's coming over. I'm also pleased the stories are coming through.

Thanks again!

Cheers

Dick
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egobandit said 1359 days ago (November 27th, 2013)
if is when
great line and great writing allways entertaining love the well thought out chords and breaks!
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DWL said 1357 days ago (November 29th, 2013)
Thanks Tim!
Damn, it's always Richard's lines that get the comments, I guess I've got to work harder!

Much appreciated Tim.

Cheers

Dick
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Hickling_Stan said 1357 days ago (November 29th, 2013)
back for a visit
Hey Dick, I was walking down a corridor today and I passed an open door and looked through at a row of teachers stuck behind PC's at break and "Slave cell" just popped into my head!!! Inspired to get back to MJ after 11 months off. Big year of change, moved to Stevenage in August. Enjoyed this one by the way...going to catch up on the others now!
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DWL said 1357 days ago (November 29th, 2013)
Hey, nice to hear from you Mark
I'm more than impressed that "Slave Cell" brought you here. I hope you enjoy the other songs but thanks for stopping by on this one.

Cheers

Dick
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kingbee said 1353 days ago (December 3rd, 2013)
nation of shopkeepers
Sorry, I'm a bit late getting to this.
Better late than never.
Well thought out and poignant lyrics well delivered with a weary defeated tone.
Can't beat a bit of gentrification to spruce up an area....not.
Whenever a Foxtons estate agents opens you know your in trouble.
Anyway
Great tune Dick
Enjoyed
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DWL said 1341 days ago (December 15th, 2013)
And sorry I'm late in replying
Foxtons? Spit!

Thanks Brendan :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Loob said 1349 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Deep lyrics
Great arrangement and production! Thumbs up!
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DWL said 1341 days ago (December 15th, 2013)
Thanks Freddy!
your listen and comments are much appreciated :-)

Cheers

Dick

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peacepiano said 1343 days ago (December 13th, 2013)
Divide and Conquer
Poor guy. Stood by during the early gentrification and never saw it coming. Cool tune. Glad I caught it. Thanks.
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DWL said 1341 days ago (December 15th, 2013)
Very true Bill
Even behind the dramatic licence is more than a grain of truth.

Thanks for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick
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say said 829 days ago (May 11th, 2015)
The shopkeeper
I am amazed as I am everytime I hear your songs, so amazing you can do lyrics like this... Really like them & the music is so well with it, you're a pro !

Tx for the listen
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