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Dragon in the Mist (with Dadai sittin' in)


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snowdragon

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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One of several songs to emerge from a series of late-night email ramblings between Westport, Ontario, Canada and Santa Barbara, California, USA

(And tiler, if you call this one "country" I swear I'll fly down there and cut the strings off your new guitar.)

Made to be played . . . loud.
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Lyrics
Dragon in the Mist

by snowdragon but based on Dadai-babble

I watch from the shadows
Just keepin' outa sight
But I make my observations
To the creatures of the night

CHORUS:
But I don't care
In fact, I don't give a damn
But I don't care
The dragon in the mist is what I a-a-am.

They pretend that they're such rebels
While they're dressin' all the same.
Always safety in the numbers
Someone always shares the blame.

You wonder what would make them
Just conform and not resist
You'd think they would reject it
And shake a bloody fist
They say they love a mystery
A story with a twist
But they run in all directions
From the dragon in the mist
Song Stats
Hits: 4682
Comments: 30
Fans: 4
Plays: 381
Downloads: 174
Votes: 16
Uploaded: Aug 05, 2005 - 11:14:07 PM
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2005 - 10:27:55 PM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 02:24:06 AM
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Hardware:
emac, Alto S6 mixer, Apex 435 condensor mike, Hwy 1 Strat thru Marshall ValveState, 71 Strat thru Roland DAC 50, Pepperoni phaser, J&D bass, whatever Dadai uses
Software:
iDrum, GarageBand
Comments
stevel said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
Excellent
Great little rockin' tune...fab guitar work and vocal
harmonies. Wouldn't mind hearing the rhythm riffs a tad
louder in the mix...but a great performance all round
I can dig it yeah man!
Steve
Check out my latest song called Out of Reach
snowdragon said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
Excellent
Thanks Stevel. I actually went back and forth on that very point several times.
And now that I listen to it again, I'm with you. cheers mate.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
Good Song
I enjoyed the song and performances very much. While
listening I was wishing the production had more punchiness
to it - especially the drums.
BTW, have you been listening to any 1968 Stones songs
lately? :)
snowdragon said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
Good Song
Thanks a million for the feedback Mungy. If any other thoughts strike you,
you know my email.

And, 1968 was a very good year . . . QB'd the football team, got a new 'lectric
12-string, and there was this blonde girl in Mr. Ewaski's English class . . .

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
Outstanding....
Thanks for letting me sit in in on this one.

Jack
snowdragon said 5130 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
Outstanding....
Anytime, dude. Anytime. And thanks.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Ed Hannifin said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
A bit of Stones...
...and a bit of The Who...

Like live "Jumpin' Jack Flash' and 'Won't Get Fooled
Again'...

The guitars are a lot of fun. I like the dual vocals in the
choruses...Is THAT Dadai back there?...Which parts are
who?

I might suggest that it MIGHT be fun to take the
GarageBand tracks and add a second drummer or an
alternative drummer. This is really steady, in that Charlie
Watts sort of way...might be fun, now that it's done and
time has been kept, to add in some Keith Moon craziness
over the top or to the side... That 'where is that next fill
going to come from?' approach...

I'm on the run now, but I want to come back to this with
the 'serious headphones'...Crank it up and see what else is
in there....

Lovely crazy lead reminds me of good-sloppy Mick Taylor,
and Neil Young, and even some Tom Verlaine/Richard
Lloyd...

How 'bout a tambourine?

And then maybe Merry Clayton on the chorus, too....

Loads of fun, guys...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
A bit of Stones...
Dadai is that guy sitting by the boom mic, singing the backup harmonies.
The dragon is responsible for everything else. A lot of fun...

Jack

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Making melody with your heart...
snowdragon said 5130 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
A bit of Stones...
Thanks a million Ed. You know, Who influences wouldn't have occured to me
but obviously they have been over the years. I have started to mess with the
drums a bit after some chat-line suggestions from Mungo.

And that "good-sloppy Mick Taylor-Neil Young," well, you couldn't have paid
me a better compliment. Thanks man.

And if you happen to know where that Clayton chick is hanging out these
days, let me know. Although I'm guessing there can't be much of that
incredible voice left.



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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
thetiler said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
very cool
electric guitar cord theme!
Love that ending as well.
Nice singing, you set a great theme here in this "Rock" :) tune

Really like that feedback then shootin off into the rock cord
lick. Again very cool.

Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
snowdragon said 5130 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
very cool
lol. Thanks T. Betsy is safe. And you know how much I appreciate a nod from
you on the guitar work.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Pie said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
I'm running...
...to get my bandana. keep heading down that highway. and
don't forget your foglamps :-)
Check out my latest song called Coalesce (Instrumental)
snowdragon said 5130 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
I'm running...
Thanks Pie. Great imagry. I think there might be a tune in those few lines . . .

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
jiguma said 5131 days ago (August 6th, 2005)
Rock and roll!
Stones, stones stones - and there's nothing wrong with
that! Nice live feel (I can see the huge crowd bopping as
one - even the ones right up the back that you can hardly
see!). Good package snow (nice harmonies Dadai).

Check out my latest song called Closing Down
snowdragon said 5130 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
Rock and roll!
Thanks jig. Great visual. Gonna carry that one around awhile.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
FrozenEntropy said 5130 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
Good
Kind of has a Rainbow feel to it. Vocals kind of overpower
the song. Nice structure... guitars are tight.. feedback in
the beginning was a nice touch
Check out my latest song called Porcupine Lodge (Sanctuary)
FrozenEntropy said 5130 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
Good
Kind of has a Rainbow feel to it. Vocals kind of overpower
the song. Nice structure... guitars are tight.. feedback in
the beginning was a nice touch
Check out my latest song called Porcupine Lodge (Sanctuary)
snowdragon said 5130 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
Good
Thanks FE. She's Like a Rainbow?

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 5129 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
Just when I thought...
...it was safe to listen to a snowdragon-dadai collab, they
hit me hard between the ears with this blow-out rocker.
Great job, boys! This is a good electric bar band number.
Mean guitar riffs. Snow, I wouldn't call you a lost angel
after hearing this ... you are front and center in the legion
of rock.
said 5129 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
Just when I thought...
Actually, you mean... "great job, snowdragon." I was merely the studio
sessions musician he hired to sing backup vocals (although he fancies
himself a translator of my late night babblings). He perfected this baby at
over 40 one night stands throughout Canada over the last six weeks.

Jack

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Making melody with your heart...
snowdragon said 5128 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Just when I thought...
It was only 38 and one of them was in Alexandria Bay.


(Thanks for the kind words Rich)

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
00tinydancer00 said 5129 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
great writing
I absolutely love your lyrics... its nice to see good writing now adays... i thought things were going kind of down hill but new rock bands still give me hope... thank you
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snowdragon said 5128 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
great writing
Thank you dancer. Nice of you to say. Although I wrote the lyrics down, they
really did come out of an email conversation with Dadai.

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
thoddi said 5123 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Good old school
Pure rock & roll like in the good old days:)

I noticed someone mentioned Jumping jack Flash... yes indeed, there is some stones in this.

Good work, both of you:)

Play on, Thoddi
Check out my latest song called How can I make it up to you
said 5122 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
rockin dragon
Hey Mr.B,
this is a cool old school rockandroll song,
liked the vox and the guitar. I really think
you should re-mix this one, definitely bring
up the guitar and punch up the drums and
bass. In my opinion, this tunes deserves a re-mix.
Very cool rocking song though.
Cheers
FEEL said 5105 days ago (September 1st, 2005)
Dig this tune
Love the guitar and the backup vocals. Excellent!
Check out my latest song called A Second Life with Scott Carmicheal
elfdaughter said 5066 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
Are you TRYING to kill me?
Sheesh....it's a good job I don't have my new speakers yet, or I'd have this turned up so loud it'd probably bring the house down! This had me bopping around the room..I LOVE it!

*goes to download and add to faves*
Check out my latest song called The Kynges Ballade
chakeres said 5062 days ago (October 14th, 2005)
yea old school raw rock
Nice piece it's a bit of a throw back a bit vintage garage band. Nice
work.-JAC
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said 4532 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
WOW ! : )
This is GREAT !!! EVERYTHING 'bout it I like the RAW! Thanx Guys : ) courtsey to You(!)
said 4532 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
:O
LOL.... Jumpin Jack Flesh.... I'd forgot !
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