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A couple af weeks ago, I posted the original track 'ordinary guy', asking if someone would be interested to blow a bit more pathos into the instrumentation. To my surprise, Atonalis - whom I consider as one hell of a great artist - offered his services.

Wow, wow, wow! Be sure I like this version. He managed to get rid of the initial mellowness of the song (which I disliked a bit), without losing the passion and sensitivity. Thans so much, Shawn, for this great addition. I hope you all enjoy.

Orchestration and all isntruments: atonalis
Composition, lyrics and vocals: moorlandt

As always... thanks for listening!
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Lyrics
I nailed your picture in my head
I left no word of you unread
I’ve spend my time to figure out
Just to make sure that this is worth another chapter in my heart
Girl, you got my empathy
Sure I will be damaged, loose my mind
They say love is blind

Is it your eyes that make me feel
You gorgeous smile that looks so real
The pinky colour of your skin
Or just the ordinary midlife man’s position that I’m in
Girl, you’re such a mystery
This boy will be smashed against the wall
But I don’t mind at all

Sue me, nail me
Not innocent, besides these confessions I’m
Truly foolish
Not ignorant, aware of the fact that you’re
Polishing my ego and spoiling me to death
Making me a hero
While I deserve a punishment instead

I’m feeling feeble, imprudent
What kind of flowers should I send
I have no clue of what you feel
I might be lost, that’s why I’m hoping deep inside this isn’t real
Take me out of ecstasy
Moorlandt’s just an ordinary guy
No matter what I try
Moorlandt’s just an ordinary guy
No matter what you try
Song Stats
Hits: 4369
Comments: 43
Fans: 7
Plays: 421
Downloads: 155
Votes: 17
Uploaded: Aug 06, 2006 - 03:43:02 PM
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2006 - 03:49:12 AM Last Played: Apr 19, 2019 - 07:56:27 AM
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atonalis said 4707 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
this was.....
.....no problem. thanks so much man. your artistry is amazing....... i love your stuff........ so glad you happened on my page..........
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
this was.....
Mutual. Being able to work with a talented composer/orchestrator/musician like atonalis is really a big honour for me. I hope this might be the first collab in a long series... Thanks again, Shawn.
Walter

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springclock said 4707 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
lite
and airy.... real nice tones and very well assembled....good recording and
everything is played very well....I like the tightness and closeness of the
vocals....this is such a good bitter sweet tune....very well done you two....

peace....Ian Baird

p.s. that photo is fantastic....a nice visual compliment to the music
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
lite
Yeah, I like this 'bitter sweet' expression of yours, Ian. That's exactly the core intention of the song. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Mcboy said 4707 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
kool.......
ballad......koolness in simplicity.......loved the punkish ballad(if there is
such a thing....never heard punk rockers play a ballad....herhhehh)...or
may i say alt/prog rock ballad.......emotional vocal offering
moor....orchestration was just the right fit.......kool........
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
kool.......
Thanks a million for these lovely comments, McBoy! Very much appreciated. Yes, genres... I know :-)
Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
rtcooper said 4707 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
Just Don't Know
Don't know how this could be Better. Expecting loss or failure, without
self-pity. Taught, but Tough.

Nabakov-type self awareness. Rare.

Orchestration adds structure, yet yields up sympatico, as well.

Fine Work, Boys. Superb.

Respectfully,
Cooper
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Just Don't Know
Greatly appreciated, Cooper! Thanks so much for listening.
Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
rtcooper said 4705 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Just Don't Know
Upon Further Reflecftion:

The Score/Instrumentation by Atonalis is More than Custom-made, it is the
Perfectly Imperfect (Roomy in the Right Places).

The Present of the Lyric, the "song" is more than Taught, it's courageous in its
quest and resolution.

This is EVEN Better than my original take.

Respectfully,
Cooper
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moorlandt said 4704 days ago (August 9th, 2006)
Just Don't Know
You're spoiling us to death, man :-) Thanks so much again, Cooper!

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Einarus said 4707 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
Emotional
Love the instrumental part of this.
Like you said, really sensitive without being weak and touching without
being fake.
The vocals were very fitting, too.

Lovely track.

Btw, really nice photo!

-E
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Emotional
Thanks so much for your comments, Einar. And I'm seriously digging our latest track man!
Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Emotional
hmm... a little typo... Should read '...your latest track...' of course :-)

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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craft said 4706 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
Like...
... I said before nice job. I liked the melody.
I think that the orchestration is amazing.. Good job of both of you
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Like...
Thanks again, craft. Yeah, and I know you're still waiting for my addition on one of your tracks... I didn't forget. Just so busy with so many things right now. Talk to you soon.
Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
jiguma said 4706 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
Even better??!
Walter, I loved your original oof this, but this is such an improvement.
Shawn has taken it and lifted it even further. Only crit is that I'd like to
hear your voice slightly up in the mix - your voice is really special, and
the lyrics and melody warrant full exposure. Not inferring any
problems with Shawn's work - the instrumentation is perfect. Really
looking forward to hearing what you come up with next.
Neil
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Even better??!
Neil, you're ever so kind man!
When I first heard Shawn's version, I had the same impression as you (I mean: to bring up the vocals a little bit). But I think this might be influenced by the fact that on the original version, there is 'just the voice and its embellishment'. I like this one better, the vocals are part of the music here.
Thanks so much again for stopping by.
Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
GUION said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Nice song
The song bases is very good and the adaptation enriches it still more. I
like much the smooth and sweet cadence. Also the contribution of
Atonalis. Congratulations Walter.
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Nice song
Thanks Juan for your nice comments. Greatly appreciated.
Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
TobinMueller said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Surprising and nourishing collab
As a huge fan of the original, I was unsure if I'd like this version. I do,
but it is is just a tad too busy in my ears (which are biased by their love
of the original). The mix is much better, the guitar sound more alive
and vibrant, strings are great, an improvement, and the notes played
are more interesting. The strings are lovely and improve. The
chunked guitar hits, however, bring a heaviness that my ears rejected,
and occasionally clutter the lyrics and meaningfulness and create an
unsync'd rhythmic element that never integrated (to me). The piano is a
great idea, and I like the tone quality it provides and new harmonic
variations, but at times seemed to fight the guitar chunks, even tho if
the guitar chunks were deleted, I may embrace the piano
wholeheartedly. Consider doing another remix without the chunks? As
it stands, I like the original better. More from the heart, true, and lyric
driven.
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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Surprising and nourishing collab
Thanks so much Tobin for your honnest and very constructive comment. Appreciated once again!

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Wildcat said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Lovely
This Collab is really good.
Atonalis: You did a great job with orchestration. You did not bereave the
Originalsong from its emotion.The soul of this song grow up with your
part.
Ordinary Guy is such a special,wonderfull song. I love it.
Walter: Your phantastic voice and lyrics transports a lot of
emotion.Wonderfull!
You both won with it!

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moorlandt said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Lovely
Thanks again so much, Tanja, for these heartwarming comments. I'm so glad you like this version as well.
Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
AEROjet said 4706 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
peace
very emotional, great production.
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moorlandt said 4705 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
peace
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Joel!

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
composerclark said 4705 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
Original
This is original in many ways; Walter, your voice is unique and a
powerfully expressive instrument. The accompanying instruments are
never cliched, always wonderful, going along with the voice and words
beautifully. Wow wow wow is right!
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moorlandt said 4705 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
Original
Wow wow wow for your comments Clark :-) Thanks so much, man! Again, really appreciated.

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Stun Nutz said 4704 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
!-!_!_-!_!-!_--!__!!
great voice, lyrics, delicate production... very, very nice.
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moorlandt said 4704 days ago (August 9th, 2006)
!-!_!_-!_!-!_--!__!!
Thanks, Eric, for these lovely comments!

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
said 4704 days ago (August 9th, 2006)
Lovely Paean...
to romantic relationships. I really love the vox in this one. Heart
wrenching in places. Beautiful melody with nice change-ups in the mid-
section. Great stuff gents!

Be well!

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moorlandt said 4704 days ago (August 9th, 2006)
Lovely Paean...
Thanks a million for such nice comments, Michael. Heartwarming and appreciated very much.

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
The Infinites said 4703 days ago (August 10th, 2006)
I didn't know you could...
...improve the original so much!!

Well done both of you!

Lovin' you work....

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moorlandt said 4703 days ago (August 10th, 2006)
I didn't know you could...
Thank you so much for commenting and faving. Yeah, Atonlis is a very gited musician, and I'm really looking forward to collab with him more intensively in the near future.

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
ktb said 4702 days ago (August 11th, 2006)
not so ordinary
exceptional composition. Beautifully understated. Loved the simplicity
of the arrangement and the thought that went into the production.
Moorlandt you did a great job here on the vocals. Your performance
here has beaucoup heart.
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moorlandt said 4701 days ago (August 12th, 2006)
not so ordinary
Merci beacoup, John :-) Very appreciated words...

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
jgurner said 4700 days ago (August 13th, 2006)
Moving
Raw emotion is a beautifully smoothed and polished package. A
wonderfully bittersweet edge to both the music and the vocals. Very nicely
done. Enjoyed it.
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moorlandt said 4695 days ago (August 17th, 2006)
Moving
Many thanks for stopping by and taking your time to listen, Joseph. Very appreciated...

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
FEEL said 4696 days ago (August 17th, 2006)
heart felt
Wow... really touching song. It's music like this that makes me thankful that I'm ordinary. Thanks for sharing...
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moorlandt said 4695 days ago (August 17th, 2006)
heart felt
John, thanks so much for commenting and faving!

Walter

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
said 4694 days ago (August 18th, 2006)
Baritone tone
Your deep vocal is a very good fit in this. Instrumental accompanies well to help carry your tone. Indeed a great job here Walter.

. - Harold
moorlandt said 4694 days ago (August 19th, 2006)
Baritone tone
Thanks much for listening Harold!

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
borisluxx said 4679 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
Excellent!
This is a great track guys! Very, very nice! Great job! Moorlandt, your
voice is reminiscent of David Sylvian on this track. It sounds so clear and
just awesome. I fav'd this one! I'll need to DL it as well. Smooth
production! This is a track that takes you away and lets your mind go.
Take care guys! Keep up the great work! Peace!




-Boris Luxx
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Schello said 4643 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
.-)
great, grat, great!
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