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this is about as radio friendly as we get...except that most radio songs don't have bass solos.
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i walk out the door
hit the heavy air
tompkins square is awake after a winter
of dormant dreaming
of silent sleeping
waiting for spring

now there’s people everywhere
go ahead and stare
no one seems to care about
what you think anyway
girls in long skirts
guys with guitars
trying to sing

oh, i always knew i’d be here someday
sleeping on the grass on this perfect day
i think that i could spend my life this way

try it to the left
just a little bit more
good, now just a little bit higher
the kinks in my back
are ready to crack
at the will of your hands

you try to do your part
you suffer your art – well,
i laugh cause you’re such a good martyr
you’re such a good friend sometimes
and sometimes not

oh, i always knew we’d be here someday
sleeping on the grass on this perfect day
i think that i could spend my life this way

i could spend my life this way

the sun begins to dip just a little bit
damn, i hoped it would never be over
the dream awaking
the fever breaking
we’re losing the light

i begin to speak
you stop me and say your favorite time of day
is right before sundown
the golden hour when we change and shower
and welcome the night


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Uploaded: May 09, 2005 - 05:33:32 PM
Last Updated: May 09, 2005 - 03:28:49 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2018 - 11:32:02 AM
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DP4, ProTools
said 4695 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
KIller song! Great work!
DeputyDoofy said 4694 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
You, sir,
...are a bastard. I mean that in a good way because it sounds like being good comes naturally to you. lol
Excellent tune. Very professional.
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twonicus said 4694 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
You, sir,
many thanks my doofy friend, i can't take all the credit for this one, it
mostly belongs to the pianist and the singer.

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TobinMueller said 4694 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
The golden hour
Oo, this is a new version, new arrangement. Really like a
addition of the violin. Very nice bass playing, love the
sparseness of the mix that lets the bass line come
through, and a bass solo too. The opening piano riff is
such a great motif, like the announcement of a classic; the
chord progression is infectious alt pop, so sweet and
melancholy and yet drives and keeps unfolding. Great
ending. I love the kicker line "...and sometimes not." That
takes the lyrics away from cheesy and makes them real. A
mainstream hit with inventive moments. Great track.
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said 4694 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
Nuther pro...
tune here. I see it runs in the family. I'd love to hear this
one with sum back and forth (male/female) exchanges on
the vocals. Almost sounds like it was written to be a duet.
Geesh. Holidays must be a blast at yer house with all that
talent getting together at once. Thanks for sharing your
music here.
TennesseeVic said 4694 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
Not sure
why you would think is not totally radio-friendly. Even the
bass solo is just 4 lines, basically just grooving a bit
higher up the neck.

But this is a good tune, great singing and playing, perfect
mix. Now go out and get rich!
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Emily Rohm said 4694 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
O.K. Where's my CD?
Seriously, I will send you my address. I want this CD. Do
you take Paypal? I've downloaded all your tracks...but I
should be paying you guys to hear this!!
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SlimGirlFat said 4694 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
oh oh oh
Oh oh
Love this.. totally
esp that Bass solo,, heh heh

yes, I'll follow Emily and buy your cd guys..
great vocals and piano..
grah3am said 4694 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
oh oh oh
I'm with the others - ace!

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twonicus said 4693 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
oh oh oh
thanks everybody, it really makes me feel more confident about what i'm
doing to hear such positive feedback.

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EdensEve said 4693 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
A new fan
So good. Wow. I agree that more vocals back and forths
would be good. I am off to check out your other stuff!
Admin said 4693 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
This is fantastic. I am always drawn to pop with a strong
piano presence in it. This is a great tune -- haunting in
some parts, powerfully driving in others, excellent mix of
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thetiler said 4693 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
great tune
you guys are real good.

Nice stuff.

Keep the good work.

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Warren Smith said 4692 days ago (May 12th, 2005)
Tompkins Park - the extended version
Nice work - wonderful pacing, with excellent spacing between the lines. As a listener, I would like to hear the park itself revealed with an extended instrumental portrait, say, sometime before the sun begins to dip and the magic of the day begins to slip away, yet I recognize this might conflict with delivering a radio-friendly song.
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jgurner said 4691 days ago (May 12th, 2005)
The world needs more bass solos
And I'm not just saying that because I'm a former bass player. Excellent song. Very professional sound. Well written.
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ryama said 4691 days ago (May 13th, 2005)
The best song I've heard on here
This is really good. I've listened to your other postings and this is head and tails above those
Doadars Uncle said 4690 days ago (May 14th, 2005)
Cool song!
Dream come true! Very effective.
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I. Spike said 4689 days ago (May 15th, 2005)
Great tune.
Love the arrangement, melody... Your singer is most
tasty. What tone! A great Sunday afternoon song. I think
people will really be able to relate to the sentiment in the
song. I dig it! Solid!
Nice bass solo.
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basco said 4688 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
Amazing performance..
I Just love the vocals. Beautiful tone on the voice, the
phrasing.. the mix, it's sparkling! Very nice. Love the piano
playing, the bass, drums and violin too. Though I don't like
the song and the harmonies(too much pop for my taste), the
arrangement and lyrics are excellent
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FEEL said 4686 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Out Standing
This is really Production material. Very nice song. I wish I
could write like that.
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Macaudion said 4679 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
Right on...
You guys seem to be making a habit of putting together
exceptional work. I often times find myself with a loss for
words when I hear that everything about a piece is "right
on", so we'll just leave it at that. Right On! Cydniko
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said 4666 days ago (June 7th, 2005)
Best Pop Song
The best pop song I've seen here so far. Love it, keep up the awesome work.
nyakki said 4631 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
Nicely Done
I really enjoyed listening to this song. Thank you for creating
it. Nicely done.

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btransue said 4623 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Damn. Some people just do. Awesome.
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j2morrow said 4193 days ago (September 22nd, 2006)
Radio ready
Really this is a terrific. well-writen song. Like the piano, violin, bass,
vocals--everything. It very much captures the mood of those perfect
days we all get to experience ever so often. Thanks.
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ktb said 4062 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
I'm with Emily. You guys on i tunes? this is scary good. so familiar, so unique. so well produced.
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leap4rog said 3348 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
very enjoyable
I like the chorus in particular. This song has strong, interesting, high quality vocals. They play subtly with rhythms. At times the piano seems to compete a little with the vocals. I kind of wanted the drums and bass to move me into a groove more too. But these are very small nits in perspective to the beauty and enjoyability of the song. Well done.
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