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Nothing is certain but death and taxes - so the saying goes... there are ways to duck the Inland Revenue and the IRS but nobody escapes the grim reaper. Here's a kinda hip hop take on mortality.
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We could spend eternity
Wondering 'bout the way things might have been
What we believe might all be lies
But the following always applies
All good people every boy and girl
We all get our chance to walk this world
It's bittersweet like a goodbye kiss
Like Elvis says 'That's the way it is'
Throw it up it must come down
If you spin it it must come around
Physics might not set you free
But they're fundamental to the nth degree
Between what you lost or what you think you've got
Prepare yourself for a powerful thought
It might get you down it may cause dismay
We're all gonny die someday
Someday we'll be gone
Oh no cheerio -everybody's got to go
On and on and on
Then we're gone
On and on and on
Then we're gone

Spark up the Hadron Collider
Get ready with the single cell divider
We're on a one way trip
This is the captain of your ship
Call up the band for one last tune
We're sinking fast we're going soon
Straight to the bottom li9ke a lead balloon

If that's all true if that's a fact
Then personally I'm somewhat hacked
No coming back in a trillion years
When the singularity reappears
In light of this I'll do what I can
To be calm and kind to my fellow man
And all the pretty girls I kiss
Particulary the ones I miss
Someday we'll be gone
Oh no cheerio -everybody's got to go
On and on and on
Then we're gone
On and on and on
Then we're gone

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Uploaded: Nov 26, 2008 - 05:53:14 PM
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2008 - 05:53:14 PM Last Played: Jul 31, 2019 - 11:35:05 PM
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Hardware:
acoustic guitar put through a bass filter,Roland piano - now unfortunately dead.
Software:
GB08
Comments
TG said 3918 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
The Prince Lives
Dig the experimentation, realy works, quite bouncy and easy going!
I'm ready for the cell divider
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3916 days ago (November 28th, 2008)
Tommy boy...
how's things,you still in Noo Yoik? Well it aint one of my better attempts but
'Then We're Gone' kinda haunted me to get something 'finished' just like any song about death it got me thinking - get this fucking tune done then get back to thinking about women and dope - and if I'm glad about that. Aw the best TG.
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Feter said 3918 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
then we're gone
I just liked these words ...good one my friend ..
welcome back !
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3915 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Feter...
i hope things get better and better for Feter. That's a fairly good rhyme. Try singing it in the key of B and you'll perhaps notice this.


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Relic67 said 3918 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
nice
I like the lyrics, ring of truth there. although the big crunch scenario is somewhat conjectural :)
enjoyed the physics references and musical quote at the end brought a smile.
very nicely done.



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bonnieprincejohnny said 3905 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
Physics
Thanks Relic. I like physics especially when they produce good weed.


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lengold said 3918 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Oh no cheerio...
Great lyrics, love the Marvin Gaye feel and jazzy ending. Great stuff.
Cheers
Len


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said 3918 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
don't cry
cryogenics may preserve us yet. Maybe for chilling the brewskies? This must be the most dismally happy tune I ever heard :-)

. - Harry
peacepiano said 3918 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Cool
Sorry to hear about your piano. Song sounds more R'n'B to me than Hip Hop, but its all the same musical lineage so who cares... The song is excellent.

Thanks
Bill
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J.A.Stewart said 3918 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Thoughtful Hip-Pop...
in the *Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt* tradition.

A nice, breezy musical meditation on what for many of us is becoming an all-too-relevant consideration. You must have been wearing your *Pith* helmet when you wrote these lyrics, Johnny.

Sorry to hear your Roland took the message so personally. ;)


--- Joe
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dajama said 3917 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Lovely
soulful, funky take on a serious subject. Love the vocal, and the sounds are great. Kind of jazzy and r'n'b all meshed together. Very cool. SOrry to hear about the joanna. Peace.
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Moviz said 3914 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Up to
the minute topical Lyrics, and while pleasantly humorous, there's more than a little truth there LOL. You have a great voice and a really nice way of singing that brings a warm feeling (maybe it's the Hedron Collider, though it might just be you that's the brightest spark going round the bend LOL), Love those lyrics and the 'choon' too, cheers M
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Lennon714 said 3914 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
The Johnny currently known as Bonnie Prince
Dig the tune. Your tunes are never predictable. Part of the fun. At first you kind of sounded like Michael Hutchence.
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davisamerica said 3912 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
you didn't really
use Hadron Collider and single cell divider in a tune did ya ?? :-]
royal bow to the prince of funk ... extremely terminal and very cool.
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thoddi said 3912 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
on and on
I like the reflective lyrics you have here. And the music you put to it is relaxed and cool. Just like you bonnieprincejohnny:)
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abfkingsport said 3273 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
The King
I am digging this. No profounder words ever spoken.
The King
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