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Dream Age Teen


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tempie

 Genre: Indie Rock

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I've written a lot of songs about how it felt being a kid whose head was filled with all kinds of artsy happening dreams living out in the boonies and feeling like the world was passing me by, but I think that I get closest with this tune. And then looking back on that time now and wondering what my wife was up to back then, we're the same age and from the same situation.

Musically it's about all of the references cited in the song. I wanted it to feel like an 80's alt pop tune, the kind that you could drive and dream to.
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Lyrics
lying awake staring at the posters on my wall
Christian hosoi, mike Dominguez, Robert smith and all
radio is playing some late night punk rock show
and I want so much it breaks my heart and I got nowhere to go

rolling stone has david byrne in a big suit on the front
that's just how I feel so small inside the big things I ain't done
radio is playing sister Christian motorin'
well my motor wants to run me far away from where i'm from

where are you?
are you lying in bed, are you thinking about me?
are you listening to the radio and trying to believe?

I comb my hair like brian setzer with my heart in my short sleeves
and I'm cool and I get the girls but I feel like i'm making it believe
radio is playing come on feel the noise
but noise is all i'm feeling man, noise is all i'm feeling
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Comments: 8
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Plays: 29
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Uploaded: Dec 07, 2016 - 07:53:22 AM
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2016 - 07:53:22 AM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 03:52:52 PM
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Comments
PeterB7858 said 111 days ago (December 7th, 2016)
Dream Age Teen
You have an unerring pop feel, Craig. Good song. I kinda turned my radio off in the 80's and just kept listening to new music by seventies artists, so many of the pop culture references are only vaguely familiar, but the song works for me, anyway :-) Like the bass and the light and shade synths, too. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Dancing In The Rain
Vic Holman said 111 days ago (December 7th, 2016)
the longing for the "80's
video killed the radio star! cool inspiring alternative music from back then. the other day i was pulling out a couple of squeeze vinyl albums to kick back and play sometime this weekend.

great composition craig. lots of ear candy on the 'phones
Check out my latest song called Could Have Been Anything
Daugrin said 107 days ago (December 11th, 2016)
Angst Returns
Love the squeaks! The lyrics are compelling as yer nostalgic I think. The synth work is fab, understated but effective.
Thanks for sharing your work with us here.

Daug
Check out my latest song called Clearing in the Forrest of Feeling
egobandit said 106 days ago (December 12th, 2016)
got nowhere to go
like the transitions in this, that background synth drives it in, Always love a Tempie song !
Check out my latest song called to be free
jiguma said 91 days ago (December 27th, 2016)
Love it .............
....... just love it.
:)
Have a great 2017 Craig.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
Check out my latest song called Wood U Like Chips With That
Calchas said 90 days ago (December 28th, 2016)
Solid pop effort!
I've always liked your voice Craig. Glad you're still cranking out the tuneage.

Really like the instrumental mid-section. Breaks things up nicely and sets up the return.

Be well friend!
Check out my latest song called Guillotine
Philip18 said 83 days ago (January 4th, 2017)
Dream Age Teen
Rolls along well with lots of interesting sounds used and good variety in the arrangement. It all works!
Check out my latest song called Reverie
bud said 9 days ago (March 19th, 2017)
killer lyrics
really evocative with great sideways connections - that's artful writing in my book. the production is brilliant. great synths and driving pulse - the whole sound is so unexpected - an alternative wall of sound.

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Location: Up there in the Blue Ridge VA United States
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Tempie is the 00's equivalent of an 80's Tascam four track project, started in 2002. For-fun D.I.Y. pop influenced by 60's Teen Scene, 70's AM country, and 80's pop. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Tempie-Sound/107862485916036?ref=t... [see more]

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