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Our first completed song. Kind of interesting that Iraq keeps coming up in interpretation of the lyrics even though that wasn't intended.

Please rip us to pieces with your comments. "That sounds good" is no help to us as aspiring musicians!
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Lyrics
little pink man
on a backroad in Japan
gonna tell a story
as best he can
he sits on his bag
offers a bagel
here's a fine tale
don't mind the staleness

he taps his foot on the path
tells of his empathy
for the people under the lash
like a fabled flashback
third hand for those without
shadow on the frail sprout
but they're all good people
they're such good people

carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now!
back to their shanty homes
to feed their children bones
back to their shanty homes
to feed their children bones
and they dance and laugh
and they dance and laugh

he grins and spits, slaps his leg
and tells of their legend
they fought without rest
for their direst defence
rise to help others out
cast a shadow of doubt
but they're all good people
they're such good people

carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now!
back to their dirty dens
to feed their children's friends
back to their dirty dens
to feed their children's friends
and they dance and laugh
and they dance and laugh

carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now
carry the pieces now!
back to their shanty homes
back to their dirty dens
to feed their children bones
to feed their children's friends
and they all dance and laugh
and they all dance and laugh
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Uploaded: Oct 05, 2008 - 03:19:29 AM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2008 - 03:19:29 AM Last Played: Jan 20, 2018 - 07:55:55 PM
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Feter said 3639 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Sham
As it is a straight rockin song with alot of rockin
chords changes to sound more alt till it has some
out cry for imagenary ..some sudden changes made
me feel the singer confused about the tinming ..
lyrics have some depth reading them ..Good rockin
one my friend ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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davisamerica said 3638 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
ok ... ripping
the first have of the song sounded like you guys were warming up a bit ... not quiet in the groove yet ... then the second lave of the song .. this tune began to serious rock .... let me go back and take another listen .. yep ... by the time you get into the "carry the pieces" bit this is pretty amazingly good. Really like the backing vox. i just think tighten up the breaks some and sync some of the lyrics a bit. Please do not misunderstand ... I enjoyed this ... pretty damn original!
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davisamerica said 3638 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
and obviously
my keyboard is melting .. "half"
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TheKapitols said 3638 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
?
please explain this interesting comment
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Lightman- said 3637 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Great
A really great atmosphere in this song.... You've mastered the reverb to superb.... I like the intro, and when the guitar is on, then it sounds great....
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davisamerica said 3637 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
ok ....
what i was trying to say is the hook to this lies in the "carry the pieces" bit ... I think your phrasing of the lyrics in the other parts could be a bit tighter with the instruments .... main thing i hope you guys got is i really liked this track.
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TheKapitols said 3637 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
oh, wait
ok ok, i got it. "have" "half". gotcha. sorry, didn't mean for you for rewrite your comment. thought you said your keyboard was melting in half.

anyways, thanks for the listen!
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davisamerica said 3636 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
well
my keyboard is melting
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Char said 3636 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
Jack liked it.
It is a social commentary. It is as if these folk, the have-nots have gone crazy with want and need. I can't give you constructive criticism. As you re-do your work, it tends to get more polished. Okay. Thanks.
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fambroski said 3617 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Darn Original : )
A lot of great ideas here. Roxy Music, the Doors and sonic youth. I hear touches of all of these group styles. I really like the vocals / vocalist. Not what you'd expect with the edgy-ness.
From a producers perspective all the elements are there. Some structuring edits and a Steve Nye mix... "Who is that band?".
From a bands perspective: the arrangement is weak. weak in the "Hey that sounds like a mistakes there". Like davisamerica said " ...pretty damn original". As a project this has GREAT potential.
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TheKapitols said 3616 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
thanks
Thanks for your perspective on this, and your encouragement!
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egobandit said 2825 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
back and forth babble
then hit between the eyes, great contrast, Is this a studio recording.. Im sorry but Im gonna have to say "that sounds great" how about Im a fan is that good enough.. just kidding there were some parts where the bass fell a bit behind, besides that the mix is good some nice seperation in the tracking, I like the out of time aspect of the song not just in the lyrics but in the actual tming of the song, sounds deliberate, I need to investigate you guys . I wish there was a download , maybe next time! Enjoyed!
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Name: Alex + Phil
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At this point we've got a name, and we've got a few years of sporadic music-making under our belts. We consist of a vocalist/guitarist and a drummer/bassist/guitarist. Both of us write lyrics. We're writing songs all the time and hope to recruit s... [see more]

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