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Lyrics by "Ashley"
Vocals by Matt M.
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by “Ashley

Entranced in smoke and shadow
I lay in wait for time to pass
Remembering woes that left me hollow
And built inside, a heart of glass.
Reminisced on memories so faded
They perhaps were no more than dreams
Longed for a perception untainted
By the things that were less than they seemed.
Reflected thoughtfully upon the day
And the reasons I had averted my eyes
Left behind secrets I needed to say
Saw beneath your shallow disguise.
I traced a star, begot in sorrow
Bled a tear whose stain would last
Died in a flame I'll forget tomorrow
As I lay in wait, for time to pass.
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Uploaded: Feb 03, 2007 - 09:04:25 PM
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2007 - 09:15:12 PM Last Played: Apr 15, 2019 - 03:04:47 AM
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said 4459 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
Grabbed me right away
another excellent piece of music. Into my Ipod to join the rest of your songs. It makes my day go by faster thanks for sharing
8piscean8 said 4459 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
Kept Waiting
I kept waiting the whole song for a nice meaty electric guitar to kick in but it never happened. The uh, how do I put it ... chhhh chhhh ... chhh chhhh of the guitar made me anticipate that some tasty riff was down the road but never got there. I would take those out or put a more eletric rhythm part in afterwards. I like the little breaks in between the verses. I also like when "I traced a star" starts how the vocals sound. The lyrics by Ashley are also nice. Thanks for sharing.
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bud said 4459 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Very cool production
is this a new tune - a rework - or an earlier recording? I could hear it break open a little more in places - I like the disturbances - but I also like being seriously disturbed. The layered vox at the end are cool. Matt's got a really great voice - but occasionally he throws in a lounge turn that doesn't sit right with the music - in my humble opinion only. I can't sing anywhere near this good - so I really got no cred on the matter - just my taste.
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timothy devine said 4459 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Nice sound, and i love the lyric.
Gonna check out more of your stuff Man.
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craft said 4459 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
another great one
Grrovy one too... Love the lyrics and Matt voice... The instrumental is good as always!!! What a great song!!!!
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Ed Hannifin said 4458 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Nothing in MY experience...
...to compare this to...

I love the mix in headphones... That compressed and distorted guitar in the right ear... the full spread of drums, percussion... great keyboard and bass bits... Vocals from another world...

Every time I listen to your stuff, my mind stretches a bit.. and likes it...

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TobinMueller said 4458 days ago (February 5th, 2007)
Impressionistic alt rock
Love the sense of daydream, of letting go, with such a nice pacing and surging arrangement. Cool all around. The ending was a little abrupt, tho. Maybe needed a longer reverb tail. Very sweet psychedelic trip hop impressionism.
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Leon said 4454 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Now this one starts very differently right away, sort of a major7 or 9 kind of key and that guitar teasingly striking on the side is really unique... very unconventional and borders on experimental. Matt's vocals in this one is one of his best.. The echochamber chanting in the end really catches me off guard... very interesting and what a way to accentuate the ending. This is really offbeat in so many ways, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't pleased with the effect. This one defintely gerts high marks for adventurous and bold attempt at novelty!

I went back to read the lyrics... hmmm. equally strange. It's poetic in a very strange way, very abstruse but consistent with the nature of this song!
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jiguma said 4454 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Nicely out there
Really liked this Philip - BIG sounds, especially that guitar. Would have loved the guitar to take off into something else (I suspectAdrian Bellow would have loved a crack at this).
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echoroom said 4447 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Hey Racerat - this is great, mellow but kinda menacing. Wonderful lyrics, really poetic. i really loved the tail out section - i could loop that and listen endlessly ....

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Stun Nutz said 4442 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
nice tune...
... for yet another change of pace... your versatility is one of your many strengths!
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I went to school for the fine arts, painting, and taught that for a while, but I am now a graphic design executive by day, and a musician most the rest of the time. I play guitar and bass mostly, do midi synth stuff, use drum machines ... [see more]

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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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