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ste

 Genre: Pop (Alternative)

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I was working in Ibaraki when it hit. I was told to continue working. Went to work the next day, too. Incredibly, students came.
This isn't a song about the tragedy of the event, rather the short-sightedness of others.
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Lyrics
Staying open for the nutters with nothing else to do armed with only a misplaced gambatte ne. Teaching them the importance of proper language during dinner time, I try to keep my feet as the aftershakes carry on all day. The tremors started only two hours before. All eyes were hunting for the door. I reached it and holding on for dear life and poor Kenichi was calling for his wife. And my eyes are locked onto my boss as we shudder round. Walls shaking violently with the quaking ground.
As the power shorts I look out over the skyline through the window - an apartment looking like a metronome. There's my co-worker shivering underneath the desk. Whimpering that all he wants to do is just go home. The class' burst pipe rains down a multitude of tears no one listens to the creaking he hears.
Here's a thought for the poor souls.
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Hits: 2965
Comments: 33
Fans: 27
Plays: 189
Downloads: 74
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Mar 13, 2011 - 11:50:34 PM
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2013 - 06:49:45 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 06:10:01 AM
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Comments
BlueFlameRoom said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Thanks....
Thanks again...... stay quick
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alackbass said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
shakes
Good to know you are well and as creative as ever! Downloaded!
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tempie said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Dude
GREAT lyrics. rings true (because it is, no doubt) but asks for empathy while not asking for sympathy, as always musically it's really simple but brilliantly catchy. One of my favorites. Stay safe man.
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DWL said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Good to hear
you're safe and have lost none of your unique world view ;-)

Cheers

Dick


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MarkHolbrook said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Music
to quake by! Simply cool! Nice vocal work!!!
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magnatone said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
shakes
ste - i can't tell you how glad i was to see you come into chat last night! hard for us to imagine over here what it's like over there. so happy you are safe, and also so sad for the many who are not. great song here! hang in there ste!
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dave_b said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
shakes
Wow, that was fast. All told in your inimitable story song style. The reggae influence is new. Cool song, glad everything is ok with you.
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DarkPlanet said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
gambatte ne
Glad your OK...

Interesting song as it brings the listener into your experience doesn't hurt that its engaging and a toe tapper at the same time!

Did Kenichi really call out for his wife and was she even around??
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Moviz said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Well
this came off the press pretty quick Ste.... glad you're OK. Again your own style of story lyrics and vocals with that very solid backing, cheers M
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egobandit said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Im happy
You are ok that is what counts,take care your in my prayers.
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Char said 2415 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Amazing
that you could make a song with all of that going on. Some awesome lyrics: "The class' burst pipe rains down a multitude of tears... no one listens to the creaking he hears.
Here's a thought for the poor souls." Thanks, Ste.


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PeterB7858 said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Glad to see music is keeping you sane
Great to see you are OK. Very sad for many others though. Glad to see music is keeping you sane. Sensitive lyrics, empathetic vocals and and a catchy vibe. Take care, Peter.
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fasteddie said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Cool
Glad you're ok.
Well done.

It's mind boggling and horrific what has occured.
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lavalamp said 2414 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
Glad you're safe
Fantastic song. So clean and crisp production-wise. Enjoy this immensely.

I was in the SF 89' eartquake btw. Not fun.

LL
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Roxylee said 2413 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
Perspective
It must have felt like the Twilight Zone, teaching students about dinner language while the building shook and swayed. Thank God you're safe. It really made me think of how we do our routines, no matter what. Over here, I like to think school would have been cancelled until further notice. Maybe we're just wimpy in the US. Thank you for sharing the scary story.
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Outtaorbit said 2413 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
You better end up okay....
Some of us will be pissed if your not...
God bless and such
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tonestones said 2413 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
Shakes
Really good lyrics. Writing music is very healthy response to an event like this. Thanks for sharing.
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dantimmermans said 2413 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
stop going to work, dude
and screw the assholes that demand it. it's hardly a time for 'life as usual'TM
you're only an hour from the damn Fukushima, too. damn.
neat song, by the way.
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Soundhound said 2413 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
SHAKES....
These are the results of living under one of Mother Natures Fart Holes
when she has gas you know she's going to let one go.....
Sorry you had to go through that but as we live in turmoil so does Mother Earth...
Good song by the way....
And I'm glad that you've come along for the ride on (Snow Flak Sunset)

Peace, and be Safe.....
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craft said 2413 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
shakes
nice work...
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tokai said 2413 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
shakes
cool little number. I remember the shaking Kyoto sands.
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Hickling_Stan said 2413 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
Speedy
Glad to see your ok. Was thinking about you and your quirky little songs!!....this is not a picture of the whole business we have been presented with so far on the jolly old
BBC Six O'clock news!! cheers Mark
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Bowman said 2412 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
I feel guilty
enjoying this as much as I did. But more than pleasure it shares a glimpse into the horror as it was unfolding. A very personal and wonderful take on this ste.
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Moses said 2412 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
i like your style
i've really enjoyed the bass in your songs, well written, well structured song
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apb said 2412 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
Excellent ste
really enjoyed the Stranglers & slight Bowie-ness I heard in this... great bass sound. You put alot across in a short piece too.. stark and frightening on many levels. "gambatte ne" isn't much to rely on .. glad you pulled through as my thoughts also now turn to those less fortunate.
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Kicbal said 2410 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Your Take
on this historic and tragic event is much appreciated. Cool music to lyrics that really have your "Hanging onto every word" I dare say you speak more about how you and those around around you felt during those helpless moments than most news casts. Glad you are alright. Wish more were.
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Mike_Lynn said 2410 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Nice track.
I think your song came in the right moment. It's really sad to see the castatrophe. May God bless Japan and hope they will recover soon.
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T_Being_esq said 2410 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Nice and simple
Which helps convey the feelings so well.
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VicDiesel said 2410 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Hm.
Good song, but I find the accompaniment a bit thin. I guess a drum set of just a bass drum and a thin snare doesn't have continuity for me. A miss cymbals or something.
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falcef said 2406 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
shakes
Salve a tragedy in japan a me dedicaded song my Mira il tuo popolo.
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richardhowardjones said 2406 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Well captured, Ste
I was on me bike at the time, wondering why everyone was out in the street, since I couldn't feel it through the tyres and not overly smooth Noda roads. When a roof caved in and a window burst I thought it might be time for me & the missus to check on the house. TV fell but didn't break. Video collection all over the classroom but only one glass broken. Sorry - Liked the song, by the way. ;-))
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Slashh! said 2370 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Gald to hear you're ok.
Great lyrics.
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awigze said 2276 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
I know I hear this
but see that I did not comment. so recall when this first hit the library. Glad you are ok.... sorry there was so much loss.
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