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Apocalypse


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j2morrow

 Genre: Rock

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I read in an article that all mothers in California have traces of toxic rocket fuel in their breast milk. Rocket fuel in their milk! Man, that's creepy. It spurred me to write this song. For centuries milk, rain...blood, they were all symbols of purity. Now look at what we've done.
Although ominous in subject, I tried to make this a snappy tune, all the same. No reason we can't dance to our doom, right?
By the way, there are no off the shelf loops in this song, with the exception of the shaker and drums. Otherwise, I created what you hear. Hope you enjoy the song. Comments welcome.
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Lyrics
APOCALYPSE

Oil spoils the oceans, smog stains the skies.
Our politicians keep chanting their lies.

Four horsemen are coming with blood on their lips.
The beat of their hooves bring the Apocalypse.

Say what you will, we’re all running downhill.
We buy and we sell along the highway to hell.

Say what you want, but the future looks gaunt.
As mankind slips into the Apocalypse.

Toxins in milk, acid in rain.
A virus brings death through blood in the vein.

Can’t you see it approaching? Like radar blips.
This gathering storm of the Apocalypse.

(Chorus)

All these wars and famines, their warnings aren’t vague.
We outrun a tempest to be caught by a plague.

Can you feel the Earth shaking? As the balance scale tips
In the hands of the horsemen of the Apocalypse.

(Chorus)

Copyright, 2006, JT Morrow
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Uploaded: Sep 01, 2006 - 01:46:27 PM
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2006 - 01:46:27 PM Last Played: Jun 17, 2019 - 09:56:40 AM
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Comments
AquilA said 4673 days ago (September 2nd, 2006)
Those are...
...very clever lyrics. Really enjoyed that. Effective instrumentation. Right
around 'All these wars and famine' I hear a guitar come in, I might have
made a little more use of that effect, but I'm partial to that. Nicey done.
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j2morrow said 4672 days ago (September 2nd, 2006)
Thanks, AuilA
Thanks for your comments. There's a guitar weaving in and out of the
background from the second verse on but I did raise its levels a bit at the
third verse. (I listened to your work--Wow, I can't even approach guitar
work like yours. Awesome.) Glad you liked the lyrics.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
apb said 4672 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
Liked the contrast ...
of the upbeat retro-pop with singing about our inevitable fate ..
I was quite expecting something entirely different from the
keywords ..like death metal. lol

Good singing (nicely effected), lyrics and the sounds work well
with your voice ..

The bass-line bit at the end made me start singing "owner of a lonely
heart" but that was probably just me .. ;o)

I agree, you could do with some more guitar in this, maybe a solo ..

And ty for your comment - I agree totally, known defect.

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j2morrow said 4669 days ago (September 5th, 2006)
Thanks, apb
Thanks for listening and commenting. Yeah, I have a weakness for songs
with upbeat pop tunes but downbeat lyrics. Like the contrast. Oh, yeah,
more guitar...got it. Thanks again.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
vbluesky said 4663 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
good jam
this reminds me sorta like Eno, the voice is cool and different than most singers here, good mix. We need to purifiy our world thanks 4 helping with your jam...cool pic
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j2morrow said 4662 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
Thanks, Vincent
So glad you liked the song. Appreciate the comments.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
jeidse said 4658 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
Chanting
The singing reminds me of traditional native drum singing, especially in
the beginning. Gives me shivers.
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j2morrow said 4637 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Thanks, Joy
Shivers? Wow, I appreciate that. Glad you enjoyed the song.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
said 4649 days ago (September 25th, 2006)
Steady horizon rock
Love the groove in your song instruments go well with melody, keep up
the great music!
j2morrow said 4637 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Many thanks, Tom
I really appreciate your comments. Thanks for listening.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
Warren Smith said 4646 days ago (September 29th, 2006)
big subject
Your songs are nicely conceived. You are doing more than just taking an idea and running with it. Rather, you take an idea and build a structure with it. In this case you are telling a tale that's been told before, but by using the twist that basic nourishing elements (milk, blood, rain) have now become poisons, you give it a fresh twist. My only critique is that a song dealing with the end of the world needs a big ending.
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j2morrow said 4637 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Thanks, Warren
Thanks for your gracious comments. Yeah, I thought quite a bit about how to
end the song. Since my premise was that we are "slipping" into the Apocalypse,
I figured I'd do well to take TS Eliot's advice and go with not " a bang but a
whimper." Originally I had the shaker all alone, fading out but thought that was
too weak an ending and added the bass line and drums and just stopped the
song somewhat abruptly. A big bang at the end might have worked. It is--as
all art is--a subjective call, I suppose. Again, thanks for listening and for your
thoughtful comments.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
said 4639 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
ooo-ooo Apocalypse
has never sounded more inviting, melody-wise.
I hear a bit of Eno (vocally) and Yes, but you've crafted something
different from either. Very interesting.
j2morrow said 4637 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Hey, Bill
Yeah, let's all boggie on the road to Hell. Thanks for listening and for
commenting. I appreciate it.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
Ed Hannifin said 4638 days ago (October 7th, 2006)
I hear some echoes of Eno here....
...Some bits of 'Taking Tiger Mountain' or 'Before And After Science' era
stuff...

I love the lovely retro synth bassline that underpins the whole song, and
then the B-52s-ish higher synth line. It does somehow manage to be a
light song about the Apocalypse. Neat. Ed
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j2morrow said 4637 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Thanks, Ed
Man, you seem to have the most amazing record collection of anyone I know.
Your comments contain so many diverse comparisons to other people's work.
How do you keep it all in your head? Thanks so much; I always appreciate the
thought you put into your comments.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
gregd said 4589 days ago (November 25th, 2006)
Psychic T.V. meets T.S.O.L. "Beneath the Shadows"
I like the new-wave feel to this. It's catchy. AquilA is right, the lyrics are slick.

I'd offer these points of criticism: bump up the drums in the mix. I feel like your synths carry most of the rhythm, which isn't bad but the drums sound cool. Also, could you bring up the high-end on the vocals? It sounds sorta muddy and "middy".

Despite my sharp tongue, I like the tune. It's sorta like a punky Psychic T.V. It feels good.
-g
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j2morrow said 4588 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
Hey, gregd,
Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked the tune. When I go back to revise, I'll certainly take your ideas into serious consideration. All the best.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
rsolorio said 4562 days ago (December 22nd, 2006)
You are like DEVO
You're not wearing a flower pot on your head when you record do you? I think this is your best. It's catchy yet strange and dark yet whimsical.

Very good, very cool.
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j2morrow said 4538 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Roy,
How did you know about the flower pot on my head? Seriously, thanks for listening and commenting. Yeah, I had stopped writing songs for quite a while and this was the first when I started up again. I wanted it to be really special so I'm glad you think it's one of my best.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
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