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I wrote this song a couple of months ago, i had the demo of it posted. Now its returning in a more fullfilled version. I have written more verses, and played some piano, Synths, flute, and electric guitar. I had some lyrical ambitions with this song, however i am not sure that i have fullfilled them. Lately i have started thinking a lot about the illusion of democrazy(!) that we live under in the western world...
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Lyrics
Happy and free
© Magnus Torbjørnsen

I told myself
A thousand times
I was in the bathroom
when I caught my eyes

The person in front of me
Looked like a wannabe
The biggest lie
That has crossed my path

we don’t wanna be
happy and free
Is there a fight?
for our lives and for our rights

They made up a story
so convincingly
and threw it out for our eyes to see
We watched it all
with our eyes closed
and failed to see the conspiracy

we don’t wanna be
happy and free
Is there a fight?
for our lives and for our rights

The biggest nightmare
I could ever imagine
A god has betrayed us
but no one cares

They call you crazy
if you make an opinion
that’s a little different
then then the usual

we don’t wanna be
happy and free
Is there a fight?
for our lives and for our rights

Song Stats
Hits: 8112
Comments: 18
Fans: 8
Plays: 726
Downloads: 162
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Jun 17, 2006 - 03:47:19 AM
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2006 - 03:47:19 AM Last Played: Apr 30, 2019 - 08:11:30 PM
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Hardware:
Delta 66
One Adk 51 E Microphone
M-49 keystation
Epiphone Special SG Electric guitar
Morgan Accoustic
Software:
Tracktion 2
Edirol Orchestral
Comments
thoddi said 4720 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
nice flutes
I like the melody line you've made for the flutes/strings. It gives the song a new dimension. I feel like I'm in a church listening to this:) Especially the last tone of the flute.
The song has a delightful simplicity to it although you've arranged more instrument to it.

I wonder if you have done the main vocal twice? At some places near the end it sounds like their slightly pitched... I would go easy on that technique...

The lyrics... hmm, not sure if I see the picture clearly...

But the song is well composed and arranged.
Bravo:)

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Godchaser said 4720 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
sweet truth
nice tune-well done-fine melody & production-like the subject matter-
I'm happy and free-by God's grace I am free-God help those that do
not SEE! keep um' coming-good stuff.
-Godchaser
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urbnite said 4719 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
is this the one i heard?
i think this is pretty much perfect. don't know what to say.

i love the instrumentation - all the work you put in on this was well worth
it.

and thanks for speaking up! not many people seem to be doing so in
their music. more around here, but not out in the 'real world'.

rockin!
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screamalexz said 4719 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
the selters
sounds a bit like something is popping, or distorting or something, but i think it might be my computer. i really like this song though, probably one of your best ones. can't wait for the selters cd :)
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jackstone said 4719 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
Nice song
You did great job! Very simple and beautiful.
Really artistic piece it is.Thanks for good music!

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jackstone said 4719 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
Nice song
You did great job! Very simple and beautiful.
Really artistic piece it is.Thanks for good music!

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moorlandt said 4718 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
By this river
Reminds me so much of the song 'By this river' by Brian Eno and David Byrne. Especially the singing. I'll try to mail you the song (don't know if it will work, because I purchased it on iTunes)

Good work. The text is quite intriguing as well.

Walter
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Leon said 4718 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
Love it!
Hey Selts! I love this more than your previous version. This sounds more
polished. It has the clarity of instruments and sounds complete with the
orchestral instruments and vocal refinements you added! You are getting
to be a real pro at this, man! You have great musical expression in all its
simplicity and harmony.

You are making a political statement here again aren't you? Give me
hellos to the President of Iran. LOL. He sure looks happy with your music,
too. :-)
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stevel said 4718 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Warm and cool
Really nice full production on this track....like the flute sounds...lovely
melody on this one.....quintessential Selters.
Cool
Steve
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caroline said 4718 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
wow - this is lovely - just lovely
it's a d/l and i shall listen - clever lyrics disguised in the sweetest of melodies, i love the strings and your voice of course - ty for inviting me here and oh - that last note on the flute is lovely xoxo
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jiguma said 4717 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Simple song - serious message.
Simple song - serious message. I'd have added a harmony on the last
few verses, but then I'll add a harmony to almost anything. Good song
Magnus. Consider your lyrical ambitions met!
Neil
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Ed Hannifin said 4715 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
You're getting better and better, selters....
...just better and better...

Fuller and more polished production...tighter vocals...

AND you've got something to say. That helps.

I think thoddi is catching a harmony gone a little off in the last verse or
chorus...just a little bit...

Ed
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selters said 4715 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
You're getting better and better, selters....
Thanks ED! I alwasys love your comments! You and Thoddi are so rigt avout the last chorus! Its been bugging me since the release!

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bronco said 4715 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
Wonderful
This is beautiful in every way possible! The music is beautiful, the lyrics
are beautiful and what we see is what we get. A breath of fresh air that
sweetens the stench caused by our daily load of propoganda. In this
country they don't just call you crazy, they also say you are a traitor,
unpatriotic, an aid to the enemy and not supporting our troops. I
wonder what Washington and Jefferson would think about people who
don't question authority? Those that blindly go along with whatever
their king tells them?
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selters said 4713 days ago (June 23rd, 2006)
Wonderful
Yes, i wonder what they would have thought. Probably they would have felt a strong deal of shame.....Hopefully....... They are some real bastards!

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Einarus said 4707 days ago (June 30th, 2006)
Dare I?
Dare I say this is one of your best track so far?
It's a very likely candidate!
Beautiful melodies (the flute and string sound great), nice vocals (a tiny
bit pitchy in the end, but I had no problems with that) and a very nice
recording.
I'd be silly not to download this.

-E
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DAN SERINO said 4703 days ago (July 4th, 2006)
WANNA BE
GREAT COMPOSITION AND TRANSITION TO CHORUS

NICE LYRICS AND FLUTE..

I'M NEW TO THIS SITE AND AM ENJOYING THE CREATIVITY HERE...
DAN
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annalia said 4691 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
Beautiful
Has a 60's band feel to it, good vocals, flute, guitar, mix, etc. I downloaded and added to my favs.

Thanks for sharing, and...
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