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Murder is sexy...
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Lyrics
I'm not enough
To be all that you have
Like stones in a pocket, pulling you down

Weighing on you, pulling you down

And they're dragging the river again looking for me

Where you come from
I'd be lucky I was born
You do me a favor, staying around
It's better for both of us when I'm underground

Weighing on you, pulling you down

And they're dragging the river again, looking for me

Better tie it tight, boy
Just make sure I stay down
It's better for both of us when I'm underground.

Just make sure I stay down
Song Stats
Hits: 6849
Comments: 43
Fans: 19
Plays: 574
Downloads: 313
Votes: 33
Uploaded: Apr 02, 2005 - 10:44:34 PM
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2005 - 09:16:50 AM Last Played: Aug 03, 2019 - 06:05:26 AM
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Comments
ThatNation said 5251 days ago (April 2nd, 2005)
Nice Production and Vocals
I really enjoyed your vocals. Maybe add more melody to the song? It's a bit too plain for me, but whatever floats your boat. Maybe a rolling piano or something, might be good to come in after the first verse. Maybe you want to make a remix or something. Good Job! Keep posting more!
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ragurner said 5251 days ago (April 3rd, 2005)
Nice Production and Vocals
Thanks so much for the input, ThatNation. I really appreciate it.

Rebecca

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Mystified said 5251 days ago (April 3rd, 2005)
Excellent!
Wow. what a cool song.

The lyrics are chilling, the vocals very, very effective. The
instrumentals...great.

Nice work! great song. :)
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ragurner said 5251 days ago (April 3rd, 2005)
Excellent!
Receiving a compliment from someone as talented as you are means even
more. Thanks for the kind words, Myst.

Rebecca

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snowdragon said 5251 days ago (April 3rd, 2005)
And what mysty said
Not sure what the hell you're trying to tell me, but I sure
did like the way you said it. 8s across.
cheers,
snow
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ragurner said 5251 days ago (April 3rd, 2005)
And what mysty said
This song is about the erosion of self-concept that takes place when
someone is victimized over a long period of time. I imagined what a murder
victim might say if they'd developed Stockholm syndrome prior to their
death....and could speak from the grave. I also like the implied threat the
victim makes, to either haunt the murderer, or at least reveal what the
murderer has done.

"Just make sure I stay down..."

Rebecca

---
"Keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out."
Check out my latest song called Fantasy on a Midwinter Theme
AquilA said 5251 days ago (April 3rd, 2005)
Disturbing and Engrossing.
Nice performance and mix on the vocals. I like how the
different vocal tracks interplay. The lyrics are quite
unnerving. I've thought lately that the whole serial killer
angle is quite played out (Ozzy, Alice in Chains, Breaking
Benjamin (?)) but telling it from the victims viewpoint (or
the guilt over this act in the killers mind) was quite
original and eery. Would make a good soundtrack to the
next Hannibal Lecter movie. Like the music too. Good
job.
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ragurner said 5251 days ago (April 3rd, 2005)
Disturbing and Engrossing.
Thanks for listening. I've been working a lot this semester with battered
women, who are often murdered by their husbands. The idea of being told
for years how worthless and irredeemable you are, and coming to the point
you believe you deserve the abuse you get, inspired this track.

Again, thanks for your input.

Rebecca

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"Keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out."
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Kevensor said 5250 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
minimalistic..
but your voice is strong enought that it works for the mood of this piece. Seductive and disturbing all at the same time.

Too bad we live in a world where there are pieces of garbage that would do something like this to another person. I thought this was very thought provoking! Thanks!
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Jim Bouchard said 5250 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
description?
I guess I was thrown off by the description. But I really like the song. I think I appreciate it a bit more after reading your explanation of what it's really about. Good use of a cheap external mic and well put together.
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ragurner said 5249 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
description?
Thanks for taking time to listen to my piece. Yeah, sometimes I forget that a
darkly ironic description might not read the same way to other people. I'm
too much inside my own little world, I guess. LOL! But I really appreciate your
comments, and I'm glad you visited to listen.

Thanks!
Rebecca

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"Keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out."
Check out my latest song called Fantasy on a Midwinter Theme
TobinMueller said 5249 days ago (April 5th, 2005)
Conscience, ghosts, memories, haunting
What a great sound. Your vocal layers are like ghosts,
memories, haunting; the ambiguous lyrics are very cool...
would never have guessed murder without the hint. Would
make a great soundtrack tune for a film about such a
moment. You mined this concept really well.
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ragurner said 5249 days ago (April 5th, 2005)
Conscience, ghosts, memories, haunting
I really appreciate your taking time to listen, and I'm glad you enjoyed the piece. Glad you picked up on the ghost aspect, too.

Thanks again!
Rebecca

---
"Keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out."
Check out my latest song called Fantasy on a Midwinter Theme
thetiler said 5247 days ago (April 7th, 2005)
nice tune
great tune

Nice beat.

Ya, like TN said, it would be nice to hear more band stuff.

Good going though.

You seem to be very confident in your vocals.

Thanks for sharing


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Suzanne said 5246 days ago (April 8th, 2005)
fiona apple
reminded me of fiona apple when she dead on. creepy, sexy, creepier, magnetic.
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Del said 5245 days ago (April 9th, 2005)
Virginia Wolff's pockets
Title reminded me of Virginia Wolff. She would have enjoyed this, I am certain.
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ragurner said 5241 days ago (April 12th, 2005)
Virginia Wolff's pockets
You are directly on target! The title is a reference to Virginia's suicide
method.

Great minds, eh? ;)

Thanks for listening, and I hope you come back soon.
Rebecca

---
"Keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out."
Check out my latest song called Fantasy on a Midwinter Theme
Sentinel said 5239 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
koolness
realy kool n hip delivery,industrial strent beats,what more
can one ask for???????
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SlimGirlFat said 5239 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
Wow
awesome track,
fabulous vocal delivery with a wonderful smoky feel about
it all, Great mix on the vocals BTW.
Nice backing bed as well.

stunning

SlimGirlFat
Joanna said 5232 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Great title
Eerie message, wrapped in etherial vocals -- this is quite
the aural stew! Your lyrics are wonderfully provocative and
evocative. Great job!
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Magritte said 5230 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
Love the elusive vocals.
Creepy and beautiful at the same time. Beautiful performance.
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mandolinquent said 5228 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
Great clattery techno bits...
I love that harsh sound assault right after the first
"dragging the river looking for me" - and again at the end
before "better tie it tight".

There are incredible touches here; it's a great dark song,
and you've got a wonderful sense of sound, but I think for
me it lost a little energy after that first lift I was talking
about.

It's a bit off my beat - but what about playing a little more
with the rhythm tracks? It has a sort of dub feel to it; I
could see a sort of double-time garage beat bursting in at
one point. I dunno... may be way off beam.

But it's dead good.
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_nderscore said 5228 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
inventive
this is so clean.. and yet dirty. it's the abuse of the loops
that really got me-they behave perfectly under that boot
heel. really slick
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drakonis said 5228 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
sparse, edgy
Apropos sultry downer-singing. You definitely need a
pop-screen and a better mic to hilight your great voice!
Disturbing lyrics. The industrial scritchy sfx here and
there were OK, but some were a bit loud, and almost
sounded like unintentional clipping. But overall I liked
this uncomfortable poetry.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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fairy beth said 5221 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
fantastic
great vocals...very different - in a very GOOD way.
haunting, but beautiful.
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chikoppi said 5221 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
Serene Nightmare
Super groove! The vocals are luscious and the electronic
backing is as expressive as a hands-on performance.
Couldn't help but think of Massive attack, who also blend
sultry vocals and electronica in a uniquely sympathetic
manner. Great song concept and you nail the mood
perfectly with accusation-less remorse and a creepy
undertone.

Really nice production touches in this as well. The
instruments are both sharp and "smeared" at the same
time... depth, clarity, and motion. Don't really know what
improvements to suggest. You may get better traction
with casual listeners if you accentuate the song structure
more heavily (more distinct sections), but I like it just as it
is! (7-9-7-8)

P.S. I don't know if prog rock is the right genre for this. I'd
consider it downtempo electronica, but our choices of
genre are fairly limited.
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said 5220 days ago (May 3rd, 2005)
sultry, smooth, hard edged
You're mixing it up real nice here. Like your style. Deep
wide pathos. I feel the river bottom.
giovanni said 5220 days ago (May 3rd, 2005)
creepy-lious
I dig the vocals... very creepy...ghostly... smooth.
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baki said 5219 days ago (May 5th, 2005)
super stuff
this is what i want, this is what i like. great tune. reminded me on massive attack a bit, which is great. don't knwo for sure, but simmed to me some electronic toms or snares were distorted towards the middle of the track. but overall - yummy.
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ragurner said 5208 days ago (May 15th, 2005)
Deliberate Distortion
Thanks for listening, baki!

Several people have noted the drum distortion, so I thought, once and for
all, I'd verify that, yes, I deliberately used a distorted drum loop, hoping to
give some raunchy contrast to the otherwise smooth background. I like the
nasty rough-edged sound of these two spots, and I also like the ambiguity
they provide, production-wise. It's supposed to make you
uncomfortable...apparently, it works.

Thanks again to everyone who has listened, voted, and commented. It's
been a great debut for me here!

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Rebsie said 5214 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
Powerful depths
It's wonderful to hear a woman tackling something so
dark. You've done a fantastic job of it too. This really
is first rate. I love the pared down arrangement ... it
creates the right backdrop for your voice and gives
the rougher noises more punch. I love the techno
sounds, I think you've got them just right. And your
voice is lovely. I'm highly impressed, Rebecca.
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Einarus said 5111 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Very cool
Reminded me a lot of Massive Attack - especially the first
quarter of the song. The vocals are really good - very
chilling and cool.
Great job!
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virtualruffy said 5101 days ago (August 30th, 2005)
insidiously hauntingly,
wickedly captivating. I love eerie work like this. You might like my 4 Days Dead which is a similiar theme but wherein the victim has risen 4 days later and plots vengeance.
I didnt see anyone comment on the distinct feel to the sound of water. In listening to the song I am given impressions of water in the movement and the vocals as if you are submerging. Very subtle but tis there and perfect. Excellent work. More please like this. You have an excellent voice shown in this piece for a range of vocals all well done.
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Ed Hannifin said 5100 days ago (August 31st, 2005)
This is great...
It's funny, I wouldn't have thought to call this a prog tune,
which is not a complaint of any kind... I don't care what a
thing is called at all...

(It's all folk rock to me.)

The lyrics are excellent, to begin with. I love the vocal. The
quality of the singing suits the bluesy feel...and the vocal
treatment is really good...

I'm not familiar with the conventions of this kind of a
track... I like the use of noise to bust it up and provide
percussion... I sometimes feel that, on my set-up...the
noise bits are more forward in the mix than some vocal
elements...That might be a stylistic choice... And some of
those bits seem more pushed into distortion than
completely suits them, to me...

Aside from that question, and it's a real question, the
production is awesome...

A lot of things that fancy themselves prog or arty seem to
be "cold", emotionally, but this one, despite a 'cool' vibe,
has a deep emotional feel consonant with any blues tune;
I can imagine all sorts of people covering it, just as a
tune...

All in all, I like this very much... It's accessible while being
slightly off the beaten path...

Ed
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thoddi said 5097 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
money
That is what this song is gonna make. Very good.

Now go make that album!

Thoddi
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country john said 5096 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
wow . . . nice one
this is seriously cool music rebecca . . .
i loves it . . .
the dirty bridge caught me off guard at first . . .
. . . but was built in beautifully !
really nice

safe

cj
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paulhenrys said 5087 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
cool, spooky little song
I like the (relatively) simple approach. Your vocal is very
moody and evocative, but when all the heavy delay and
overlapping vocal tracks started, I found it distracting. I'd
rather hear more of you, one voice, presenting the lyric.
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selters said 5063 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
sexy voice!!
Very sexy vocals;). i really like the panning and the mixing of the seperate vocals.Great song!
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rtcooper said 4998 days ago (December 11th, 2005)
Supreme Power
Death as no Barrier. Immortality.

SUPERB Vocals,

(Our own Twisted Sister)

May be Woolfe, but overall Affect is the Steely Emily Dickinson.

Best regards,
Cooper
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screamalexz said 4968 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
vocals
the panning of the vocals is pretty cool. pretty good use of effects. there are some parts where the effects seem a little too much but only for a split second. over all a good song.
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Sista Mac said 4892 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Wow!
Very intriguing! I really like your point of view. Again, the music and vocals are superb. You are very talented and hope when you get a break you will be writing more.

SM
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BobRoberts said 4858 days ago (May 1st, 2006)
Nice
Morcheeba meets Portishead. I really enjoyed this, but the vocals were
to far back and muddy for me. On this kind of style I prefer the female
vocals right up front to blow me away, but just on writing... great track.
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teptep said 4837 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
liking it
heh you know I liked it.
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