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Meanwhile The Replicators (MJ Cafe)



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album: Laminar Flow
track 1: 5:27 Lunar Eclipse
track 2: 6:40 My Poison
track 3: 1:56 Warm Ice
track 4: 7:33 Everyone Relies on Time
track 5: 3:23 A Summer Reverie
track 6: 4:22 Rain Clouds
track 7: 5:07 Meanwhile The Replicators
track 8: 3:48 Smile For Me Now
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Song Description

Another fantasy live performance.

I'm on 12-string and doing the reciting. Mary Jane (MyFakeIdentity) helps out with vocals and tenor guitar.

This was originally published as a poem here:

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Meanwhile The Replicators

it's as perfect and cold as a crystal
yet we've only begun
our ideation

meanwhile the replicators

take note
of the recursive cycle
of the latest creation

in the spring
a time to regain
our emerald bearings
as the sprouting spill their seed
over the land

the spiraling seasons
each unlike any other

look at your chronometer
look at your heart
look at your life
look at your plan

meanwhile the replicators
have invaded our planet

in a room in the twilight
the old watchmaker
rechecks the crystal face
snaps close the solid case
of his latest creation

it's a pocket watch
unlike any other

interlocking gears
with a precise movement
and emerald bearings

and in its way
if we could see
it explains it all
crystal clear
how it is that we are here

but the daylight is failing
the watchmaker is blind

he stumbles

in the fall
he drops the timepiece
before he can hand us the thing
flailing hands

the case bursts open
spilling all over the floor

out of control
it's all come undone
the spring is spiraling

meanwhile the replicators
have invaded our planet
nothing can stop them

they fight tooth and nail
this new way of seeing
they cannot accept
this new way of being

but hold your thoughts
close to your heart
try to appreciate
the crystalline way

the emerald leaves
of order
will once again emerge
from snowblind chaos

give it time

as our flailing hands
keep moving in circles
day after day

meanwhile the replicators
have invaded our planet
nothing can stop them
as they continually evolve

and we will
begin to believe it

are they

(c)2005 by Bill Grundmann

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Uploaded: Jun 19, 2008 - 07:07:34 PM
Last Updated: Dec 01, 2012 - 11:52:10 AM Last Played: Aug 03, 2019 - 08:31:25 AM
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drakonis said 4112 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
under your skin
Nice pacing Bill & M-fi, I like the simple but unusual background music accompanying this slightly creepy poem. Nice switch between reciting and singing. Funny, the theme sounds terribly familiar... a bit of twisted deja vu, as I just re-read one of our favorite Terry Pratchett books to my wife recently, "Thief of Time".

Dang, somebody beat me to the poetic-punch at the coffee house... I have started my recording and hope to be done this weekend.

Check out my latest song called Miwok
Peter Bauckham said 4112 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
This is
strangely compelling - the accompaniment is suitable sparse - love the live sound bed you've created - the spoken voice and backing vocals sound great.

Really good!

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Vic Holman said 4111 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
very interesting
story and music approach. kind of a off kilter Flaming Lips thing. meaning a good thing is going on.
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Moviz said 4110 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Very well
thought out song/monologue. Excellent quality coffee shop or not..... and very original. Really enjoyed this, regards M
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bud said 4110 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
This opens the possibilities here at the
Coffee House. Great minimalism and compelling spoken word performance. I haven't found my way into the House yet - but I've thrown something together as a first stab I think I'll post. You've inspired me. Thanks.
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lengold said 4109 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
creative and original.

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Nick_Flash said 4100 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Cool stuff like this is what makes this challenge. I definitely enjoyed this one.
Thanks for putting this together!

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