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I wrote lyrics to a piece by PickQuickRecords in October, 2008. ( It never got made and was, in fact...collecting dust.) Recently, Symphony101, Yves Baar, asked me if I had anything I'd like to share with him. I sent an updated version of "Dust", which I used to call "Spiders Dance". I had a melody of sorts. He orchestrated it, I think..very effectively. He is responsible for guitars, bass, keyboards, drum programming and he added that he did his best, though he says he doesn't "play like Chopin". Yves wanted me to be sure to include a warm Thank You to jiguma, Neil Porter for his advice on playing the blues organ parts.
I had the best time working with Yves and I owe him a debt of gratitude for his work so that we could present to you our song, "Dust". Thank you, Yves.
We hope you like it.
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Lyrics
I held out my hands
And reached for it all
I watched as it lands
Could not stop the fall
>
I know my past is done
And I'll never go back
I'm guessing all I've won:
Is one more heart attack
>>
There's dust on these covers
Spiders dance on the walls
Undisturbed by lovers
All the dust, simply falls
>
There's dust swirling 'round me
Spiders spin in the squalls
The webs are all I see
They smother me like palls
>>
Back when I was young
With faith, strong inside
It didn't take long
To become a bride
>
My husband, he just lied
I knew he hated me
No matter what I tried
No loving could I see
>>
There's dust resting thickly
Spiders have found their home
I'm feeling so sickly
About this house I roam
>
There's dust collecting here
Spiders crawl in my head
I can't even think clear
I might as well be dead
>>
I made my own bed
I slept in it, too
Believed in my head
What was false was true
>
Decade upon decade
This farce grew beyond old
All illusions did fade
And my hope, it grew cold
>>
There's dust sitting in piles
Spiders and I, we spin
My view is without guiles
I know I'll never win
>
There's dust in the corners
Spiders' webs ring the hall
This room's full of mourners
And, yes, I am them all

Lyrics: Charlene M. Kankiewicz
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Uploaded: Jun 13, 2010 - 12:49:12 PM
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2011 - 02:22:59 AM Last Played: Apr 19, 2017 - 04:48:27 AM
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
No dust collecting...
...on my headset, that's for sure!

Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Jim
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Oh, thank you
so much for listening to our song. We appreciate your time and support. It is a pretty emotional lyric for me. :)
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jdholliday said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Beautiful
track and vocal! great lyrics too!
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Yves really
spiffed up my little dirge. Thank you for the compliments. So nice of you. :)
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drakonis said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Like pearls on the web...
sadness rolls down the page of lyrics. This would be a great slow-dance ballad, except that half-way through, all the dancers would go sit down and cry. Well written lyrics and singing there, and I really like the melody, and the sound-bed Yves wrapped around this is great (that is hard to do!) The playing is a little loose in spots (drums and piano start to drift apart in time here and there near the beginning), but the song is solid. Nice guitar work too, Yves. Great job you two!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Oh yeah..
I made myself cry. You know, Eduard...you know. At last, it is a song. And better than I could do with kazoo and nose harp, for sure. Yves really put a lot of work into the orchestration. All he had were my poor attempts at a melody. I am happy it is here and that others can hear it. Thank you. :)
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dave_b said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Dust w Symphony 101
Heartfelt lyric, and the melody fits it well.
One of the songwriting books I'm reading says "A song is a highly effective means of commnunicating emotion." You're doing it here.
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
I guess
so. I was crying while I was singing. Thanks to Yves, it is a song. Thank you. :)
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alackbass said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Dust w Symphony 101
I think this is by far the best vocal you have posted yet. Nice clear recording. The lyrics are suitably dark.
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
It is nice
to know that I can improve. I was hoping that would be the case. I was cheered on by Yves. I've been sitting on this lyric for almost two years. It was from my heart. :)
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rok41 said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Char!
I agree with Andrew, your best and most even vocal yet. The poem is great on it's own, but works nicely in this setting, great job!
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
I hear
imperfection but told Yves to choose whichever take he preferred. If I communicated what I wanted to, then it is all good. Yves did a great job. he built all this with next to nothing. Thank you so much. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Yowsa!
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
I got
the clapping audience. Much obliged, Michael. Do they clap even when I'm not here? ( Like the refrigerator light. ) I guess they do, for everyone that opens the page. Thank you. :)
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richard13 said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
I would do the clapping hands thing if I could
you both definitely deserve applause. Big applause.
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Why,
thank you, dear Richard. It means a lot, coming from you. Yves is so gracious. He did all this work and told me to post here. A long time in coming. Big sigh from me. I wanted it to be good. :)

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magnatone said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Dust
well isn't this a cool surprise! terrific collab of talents - really love your lyrics char, and Yves you put the orchestration together really well! i hope you two will do some more together soon!
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Hi, Karen.
You are so generous. Thank you for liking what I have to say. I do think Yves has more planned. He's a glutton for punishment. Thank you, sweetie. :)
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sheilad said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Honestly
I think this fits better with this piece of music. Great to see it has been dusted off and can be shared! Great job on the vocals and I really like the backing music
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Still
it was Chris' Blues that inspired me to write the lines. I've been learning that a song finds its time. Thank you. :)
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kassia said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
dust
this is very beautiful. char - lovely lyrics and your vocals are sublime. yves - really excellent job on the instrumentation and accompaniment. i like your variety of instrument choices. just lovely you two.
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
I don't know
if I deserve high praise such as this but believe me, it is so nice to hear words like "beautiful" and "lovely". Much of the sound is owing to Yves vision. I appreciate it, Shay. :)
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Dadai.2 said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Char and Yves...
a really fine collab. The lyrics fit the music, as they should. And Char, you give us heartfelt vox performance... a sad ballad. Yves provides a very textured music bed. Satisfying on its own. Thanks for sharing this.

Jack
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
A lot of heart...
yes, from me and from Yves. Some of his choices are very plaintive and underscore the sadness I was trying to express. I thought his music would make a fine instrumental. Thank you. :)
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mvh9591 said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Nice____
Char nice work. Spiders are almost everywhere along with never ending dust...

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Char said 2568 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
That certainly is
the case around here. Who knows where I come up with these visuals? Thank you for listening. :)
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Jarvoid said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Well this
one is deep for certain,dust and spiders..wow what a choice of subjects for a song and it works,quite magnificently.Both of you have made an outstanding collaboration.Excellente...


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Char said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Thank you,
Chris. Yes, it is deep as all songs about disappointment are. Grateful that you came by. :)
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Symphony101 said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
I am the grateful one
for having this great pleasure to collaborate on this, Char. This has been such a rewarding experience. I am looking forward to the next ones we'll be doing together.
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Char said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
You made
a beautifully executed song from my idea, Yves..without any help from me. Yes, me too. Thanks. :)

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kipak said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Beuatiful song
This is for me your best vocal and the song is haunting and powerful. A lot of feeling in the vocals. Lyrics are understated and poetic. One of the best vocals I have heard on this site..yet, I think you will get even better.
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Char said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
I am trying
to learn how it's done. Thank you so much. :)
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maxruehl said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Hands Down
the best vocals you've done yet (IMO). Nice work, Char and company.:)
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Char said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Oh,
thank you so much, Andy. I wanted it to be good. :)
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Dust
This song has some really striking images, albeit tragic, and well-sung too. Of course, I love tragic...

Nice production here too by Yves!: I think it captures the melancholic vibe without becoming too funereal or sappy.
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Char said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Thank
you, Michael. I thought Yves' music was poignant on its own. I'm glad he wanted to help me with this song. Never want to get TOO anything, least of all, funereal or sappy. Whew! :)
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davisamerica said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
lol...
magical from the beginning. such a lyrical parade of images...Char and Yves.... well done ... a very enjoyable listen!
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Char said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Ah, Jack,
I'm still learning the ropes. I've always been lucky with those that want to help with the music. :)
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RAVENS said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Lovely
This is just wonderful. Terrific vocals & lyrics. Such a hauntingly beautiful track...You both work so well together, a listening pleasure indeed.

RAVEN ;-)
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Char said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Thank you,
Dani. You have been very complimentary and I so appreciate your support. Yves is very gracious and patient. It was a lot of work for him. :)
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davisamerica2 said 2567 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Lovely tune Char
Your voice sounds really good on this, and Love the lyrics. Great music throughout. Thanks for the post. Terry
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Char said 2567 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Finally,
I'm getting some stuff right. Took a long time for this to get made. But, even two years later, it was still hard for me, emotionally. Thank you, Terry. :)
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spitlogic said 2567 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
damn
You both did a great job on this track. I feel like dancing with my lady.
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Char said 2567 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
It is a waltzy
bluesy thing. And, kind of depressing unless you have someone to hold. Thanks for listening. I like the music very much. :)
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lengold said 2566 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Some of the
best lyrics I have ever heard - sung in your own unique way - on a bed of deliciously real music.
Brilliant collaboration. This could easily be a hit song.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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Char said 2566 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Hi, Len.
I've learned a lot. This song is better than it would've been if I had recorded it, almost two years ago. Great compliment to Yves and me. Thank you. :)
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Narad said 2566 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Dust
Outstanding work ! Bravo 1 :)
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Char said 2566 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
We
so appreciate your coming by, Harald. thank you. :)
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jiguma said 2563 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Finally got here!
Hey I get in the credits! Lots of good stuff happening here - I like the various parts, especially the vocals Charlene. There are indeed timing issues which mainly occur in the bass/drums area - if they are midi, then they should be pretty easy to sort out. This is definitely worth a few tweaks and a repost to get it flowing better - a very good song.
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Char said 2563 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Oh, Yves insisted.
I probably screwed up. I don't do any final tweaking. I just record unaffected vox and send it off. I was so happy the lyrics could finally be used. Thank you for taking the time. Much appreciated. :)
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crissew said 2562 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Very interesting
This has a definite melancholy vibe to it reminiscent of both the Grease Soundtrack and Led Zeppelin at the same time. Cant really explain how you pulled that off! Very cool work here. This may be my fav of your songs to date. Very nice job!
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Char said 2562 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
It was a long
time in coming and personal. Thank you, Charles. :)
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Moviz said 2555 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Char
you're really are quite the poet, painting pictures in the mind of the reader/listener... and this sounds so good with this exceptional backing from Yves... I think this is your best performance to date, regards M
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Char said 2519 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Thank you
along with drawing, I've been writing poetry my entire life. I used to make up melodies and add words but I rarely put words to music. I did not know I could write for music that someone else had made until I came here. Yves had a lyric already for The Pianist.. I just used his ideas. He helped me make THIS song by adding his music. This is very nice of you, Maurice. You do this... painting pictures with words, so well, yourself.
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TERRAPLANE said 2487 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
Poetic justice
To a fine orchestrated piece,, What a wonderful team you all make... Impressive lyrics Charming Char,,, Thanks
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Demeter7 said 2445 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
I have been away,Terry,
Thank you for coming by. I had those lyrics for two years. I owe Yves big time. If it weren't for him, there never would've been this song.
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Carrie71 said 2487 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Beautifully dark
I really love the lyrics. That is the first think that draws me in. Hit play and I love the whole thing. Loved the mix. Great job.
Demeter7 said 2445 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
And, so happy
to meet you, Carrie. Thank you for liking something that is so personal to me. Yves did a wonderful job with the music. He is great! Thanks. :)
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Alannah said 2130 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Well now ...
.. how did I manage to miss this the first time around? I'm glad you mentioned it to me the other night .... I can see why and how it is so very personal to you C .... fab soundbed by Yves for you .... lovely!
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Char said 2130 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Aw,
Thank you, my sweet. Yeah, I poured a lot of my heartbreak into it. And, what can I say about Yves? Without him, I'd never have this song. Thank you.
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