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One Word


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Tom Atwood

 Genre: New Age

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and the word is...
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Hey

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Hey

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Uploaded: Feb 03, 2005 - 11:05:11 AM
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2005 - 07:25:35 AM Last Played: Jul 09, 2019 - 03:47:38 AM
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Peter Greenstone said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
Hey hey hey
Very pretty and warm melody and guitar sound. The two guitar parts interact in a wonderful way. I'm not sure I like the lyrics just being "hey hey hey" the whole time. I kept expecting someone to yell out "What is it already?!" The music just seems so ripe for more than that. I like the talking at the end.
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Tom Atwood said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
Hey hey hey
Thanks Peter. I enjoyed your comments, because my kids have the
same reaction to the lyrics--lyric?--that you did. They hate this song.

I suppose I should be open to the possibility of adding 'real' lyrics...

Thanks again.
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Jim Bouchard said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
peter's a smart guy
and he might be right. On the other hand, if it was just an instrumental, no one would object, I'm sure. I sort of liked it like this. Reminded me of David Crosby, and then I was thinking of his "Song With No Words". A little like Michael Hedges, too.

This just keeps getting better the more I think about it...
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Tom Atwood said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
peter's a smart guy
Thanks Jim. Peter is a smart guy, very perceptive, and worth listening to. I
have to admit that the word 'hey' was really just a placeholder for the melody
at first, kind of like a choir singing 'loo' to learn parts before learning the
words. But the one word concept grew on me to the point where I didn't have
the heart to drop 'hey' and replace it with something more...wordy.

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JimmyMac said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
Hey, that makes three of us...
I have to go with the other on the "Hey" lyric - but I have
to admit it is sung beautifully. I especially like when you
get real high and have that brief yodel in there. Guitar
sounds wonderful, as usual. Let's see, I'm trying to come
up with a suggestion for another one work lyric here, but
I'm drawing a blank...

JG
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Tom Atwood said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
Hey, that makes three of us...
I have a thought, maybe instead of 'Hey,' I could come up with lyrics about a
waitress and her effect on a lonely customer who folds up his life as if it were
a menu...or is that copyrighted?

(Thanks for listening)
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said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
Hey
You could throw in a few "Hay"s amongst the "Hey"s. This
reminds of some of Jim O'Rourkes acoustic stuff. Very well
done.
Tom Atwood said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
Hey
Consider it done. The lyric has been changed to 'Hay.' You will share in the
royalties.
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aclarke said 5281 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
Beautiful Guitar work
Also, many thanks for including the lyrics. Made it much
easier to understand. :)
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Del said 5280 days ago (February 4th, 2005)
Stage 1?
You are a superb folk musician and excellent songwriter. Posting the lyrics was a great way to also show your sense of humor. Nearly everything you submit is tops. Thank you for sharing your stuff for free, when you could well be charging money. If you are planning on adding lyrics, I think it would help. When David Crosby did Songs without Words, he used a more expressive vowel thing. Or when he did Orleans, with few words, but created a landscape of sounds from that one word. Maybe you could do that with "Hey", but it is such a closed vowel. I hope you redo the song with lyrics.
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Tom Atwood said 5280 days ago (February 4th, 2005)
Stage 1?
Thanks Gregory. I appreciate the kind words. I am open to the possibility of a
stage 2. This never really got past the sketch stage anyway...as evidenced by
the in-studio chit-chat at the end of the recording re: future harmonies and
other things that never happened. It is just one more unfinished piece of
business in my life.
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Syncopatient said 5280 days ago (February 4th, 2005)
Hey, there's some lyrics!
What an interesting story behind this, hey? I love that
guitar sound...beautiful playing....great production. It's in
both my ears even. Very nice hay voice BTW.
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Tom Atwood said 5280 days ago (February 4th, 2005)
Hey, there's some lyrics!
I used to play and record with another songwriter who often included
chanting and wordless sounds in her songs in a very effective way. Sometimes
vocal sounds have a certain emotional power that need no words. And
sometimes they just seem silly. My kids would put this song in that last
category.

Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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alanfraser said 5279 days ago (February 5th, 2005)
Not Sure
Were you trying to be funny with the lyrics? I am sure,
tho', that your lyrics are the only ones I've heard recently
that make any sense.

Very pretty guitar playing. 7-8-7-7
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Tom Atwood said 5279 days ago (February 5th, 2005)
Not Sure
I was going for neutral. Kind of off-white. Something powerfully mundane. I
don't know. (Now, I am trying to be funny.) But to answer your question, the
one-word concept was a kind of experiment, whose success or failure has yet
to be determined.
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bjack said 5279 days ago (February 5th, 2005)
Hey, Hey, Hey...
I like it. Maybe you could throw a "yo" in there
somewhere.
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Tom Atwood said 5277 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
Hey, Hey, Hey...
I'm working on this:

"Nawoop aw, nowoop
Nawoop, aw, nawoop, um
Nawoop, aw, nawoop
Nawoop, aw, nawoop"

Can you help me out??
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Nolan said 5278 days ago (February 6th, 2005)
Very nice.
Some beautiful guitar work. You've got a great voice.
Reminds me of Don McLean. Not real keen on all the
heys. Didn't mind the first one...
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aclarke said 5278 days ago (February 6th, 2005)
Hey?
Excellent guitar playing and you have a very good voice.
Don't know where I stand on the "Hey" issue. Maybe
someone can start a new forum thread and we can all
"discuss" this topic there using many big words.
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Tom Atwood said 5277 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
Hey?
I'm afraid to go into the forums with this. That's a tough crowd...I'll stay out
here in the comments where it's (relatively) safe.

Thanks for listening.
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Warren Smith said 5269 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
using your own words
Here's some possible lyrics, taken (mostly) from your posted responses here, which might work (but only until you come up with something better, of course!).

I'm learning the parts before learning the words
someday I'll fill it in with something more
Hey, hey, hey , hey

A solo guitarist in search of a venue
A lonely waitress with love on her menu
hey, hey, hey, hey

Future harmonies (instead of chitchat with my wife)
are just more unfinished pieces of
business in my life.
hey, hey, hey ,hey

until something better comes along
i'll use simple text to fill in the blanks of this song
hey hey hey hey
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Tom Atwood said 5268 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
using your own words
Sometimes, I guess, your words can come back to haunt you...


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Mystified said 5078 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Real
I guess I like how 'real' this song is (the yodel is great, too,
by the way)....but something about the chit-chat at the end
seems to make this song what it is, and expands the
simplicity (and humor?) of the lyrics 'hey' to the poignancy of
what we all yearn for--
Someone to hear us, to listen to us, and to care that we 'are.'
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