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I wrote this about a woman I was attracted to but who did not yet know it. I envisaged me sitting at a KOTATSU (heated table in a tatami room) listening to her play her violin as the afternoon passed, the two of us eating mikans (mandarin oranges). She would be leaving soon, a factor in my not being sure if I sure proclaimed my feelings for her or not. I eventually told her, she was not all that impressed, but she liked the fact that I had written a song ABOUT her.

If you hear a Middle Eastern theme. that is what I was attempting. I recorded a version with me harmonizing along with myself (to be uploaded after this) where i think I put a different stress on the phrase. Compare "sit BY you" with sit DOWN by you. I am thinking it might be nice to alternatt the two. Also, the other version has a decidedly flamenco feel to it.

Looking for harmonies, arrangements, other voices, etc.
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Lyrics
I would like to sit down by you, I would like to listen to your dreams
I would like to close my eyes and listen to your dreams

I'd like to hold your hand in mine if you will one day let me
But if you feel you cannot I will understand

I would like to sit down by you, I would like to hear your violin
I would like to close my eyes and listen to your dreams

Mikans eaten one by one as the sun is crossing the room
I would like to close my eyes and listen to your dreams

You may think that you deceived me, that what I see it isn't you, not really you
But all I want is to close my eyes and be with you

I know that one day you'll be leaving
For Birmingham and other places where dreams are waiting
I know I can't go, the sun's across the room now
I would like to close my eyes and listen to your dreams

I would like to sit down by you, I would like to listen to your dreams
I would like to close my eyes and listen to your dreams

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Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008 - 09:50:33 AM
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2008 - 09:50:33 AM Last Played: Jan 20, 2018 - 08:56:01 AM
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Canon Mini DV Hi Definition camera audio, MAC
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Quick Time Pro to capture
Metro to add some reverb

Soubled up on the main track and on the reverb tracks
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paularenson said 3824 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
The original version
The originalversion with harmony is one that I can't find it mp3. I think it is an rm file that I somehow converted to Flash. It is here--->

http://www.zcommunications.org/zaudio/2439
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Feter said 3824 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
I would like to sit down by you
I can hear strummin came from a classical nylon
strings guitar ,impessive how you made up the
middle eastern feel here .wish to hear the final
take of this soon !!
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dajama said 3815 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Powerful voice
you have there! You bring great feeling to this, and excellent voice control. I envy your singing! Very nice track, filled with evocative imagery. Very cool. Peace.
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Name: Paul Arenson
Location: Tokyo Japan
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I have been writing and singing since the age of 14. A red diaper baby born in 1952, I have lived in Tokyo 1979, teaching alternative media and English at several universities. I am involved in peace and social justice activities, which includes mai... [see more]

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