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kingbee

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Description
Haven't put anything up for ages so here's a new one for you.
My Missus wrote the words.
Her explanation of it is...
The transient being hoping to be a little bit important in the great scheme of things.
Hope you like it.
Many thanks to Ben Boldt for additional drums and string sounds.
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Lyrics
w e h e a r t e n d e r v o i c e s
t h e y c a l l u s o n
w e c o m e w e g o
w a s h i n t h e c r o o k e d r i v e r
w h i t e n t h e b l o o d

t h e n h e r e w e a r e
t h e s i g n s t h a t c o v e r u s
f e a r i n g t o h o p e
t h e c o d e i s k n o w n
t h e b r u t a l t r u t h
o r d e r s t h e p r i v i l e g e
w e a r e m u c h
w e a r e n o t h i n g
w e a r e n o t h i n g

t h e c h o i r b e g i n s
w e a r e l a n g u a g e
a n d w i t h d e t e r m i n a t i o n
p r e p a r e d f o r s p e e c h
w e l o o k f o r l o v e r s
w e i n v o k e s a i n t s
r e s i g n e d t o f a i l u r e
t h e v o i c e s s t o p

t h e n h e r e w e a r e
t h e s i g n s t h a t c o v e r u s
f e a r i n g t o h o p e
t h e c o d e i s k n o w n
t h e b r u t a l t r u t h
o r d e r s t h e p r i v i l e g e
w e a r e m u c h
w e a r e n o t h i n g
w e a r e n o t h i n g


t h e n h e r e w e a r e
t h e s i g n s t h a t c o v e r u s
f e a r i n g t o h o p e
t h e c o d e i s k n o w n
t h e b r u t a l t r u t h
o r d e r s t h e p r i v i l e g e
w e a r e m u c h
w e a r e n o t h i n g
w e a r e n o t h i n g
we are much
and we are nothing




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Hits: 2983
Comments: 38
Fans: 28
Plays: 94
Downloads: 126
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jun 20, 2011 - 01:21:58 PM
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2011 - 01:27:30 PM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 07:46:57 PM
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Hardware:
Powerbook G4, Fleetwood electro acoustic, Aria Pro II electric guitar, Edirol UA-25, Roland PC-190A keyboard, Mic
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Comments
kingbee said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
and...
I have NO IDEA what happened to the lyrics.
I just copied it out of a document and it's gone all squashed up.
makes for an interesting read though :-/
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SISTERS said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
mmmm
excellent slow slinky groove. the music's really beautiful and really BIG! you've got a good vocal - like the way you use it. the unisoned voices make a fine solid wall of texture. "t h e c h o i r b e g i n s
w e a r e l a n g u a g e a n d w i t h d e t e r m i n a t i o n
p r e p a r e d f o r s p e e c h" - great line! this is super solid - put me in a good slow trance. thank you = Anne
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kingbee said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
thanks
Got to thank the missus for the words.
I just pinch them and set them to music.
Hope I didn't put you in too much of a slow trance :-)
thanks for dropping in and glad you liked it
cheers
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SISTERS said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
8)
THANK YOU, MISSUS!
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Bob Rodgers said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Good
to hear a new song from you Brendan, this is great, love the intro.
I like the lyrics and I love how you sing this, great vocals.
The song builds nicely and the strings sound wonderful, great sound and I love the guitars.
Very much enjoyed and thanks for the download.

Bob
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kingbee said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Cheers Bob
I spent way too much time on this and was staring to doubt my ears ( and my sanity) as it kept sounding ropey to me.
I just had to put it up and let the good people of macjams decide.
Thank you for your kind comments and glad you liked it
cheers
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gadzooks said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
we hear tender voices
This has a nice feel ... floydish in the harmonies. Nice mix and good vocals. At about 1:52 there is a little string riff or maybe a synth ... I like it ... could be turned up in the mix a bit. Otherwise the mix is great. Good song.
SG
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kingbee said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
gadzooks
Did you know your name is a version of God's hooks?
Anyway, yes, thought there was a touch of the Gilmour in the vox.
Not sure how it happened but it just did :-)
I'd gone through so many different mixes.
The synth bit was pizzicato strings and I kept messing about with the volume levels.
Glad you liked it and thanks for dropping in
cheers
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hackneybloke said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
we hear
are you trying to be clever with the lyrics post? what was the point of that?
ok just read your biog...but you still could have changed it. that's typical british indolence.
the song was interesting....nice indie vibe....but i wanted a left turn somewhere.
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kingbee said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
lyrics
I just copied and pasted the words from an appleworks doc....and it got all squashed up.
I did try to change it but it didn't work..and then you would have had NO lyrics and you would have moaned about that even MORE !
I think it looks quite interesting and is still legible.
I'm sure you can manage it Julian :-)
Anyway, thanks for dropping in.
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davajonah said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Nice!
I agree about the Floydian vibe. Tis a really nice song Brendan.
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SISTERS said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
and i really like
the way the initial descending musical pattern perfectly fits the title line.
this really is a fantastic write.
ya'll are a good team.
a
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alackbass said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
we hear tender voices
I love the floydish darkness! Particularly when you introduce the octave vocal. That has that great Roger Waters wail to it. I like the presentation of the lyrics without spaces. It really made me pay even more attention to them. Great production and mix!
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magnatone said 2222 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
tender voices
hi brendan - how wonderful to have a new upload from you!! this is beautiful on all levels - those lyrics are fabulous (even if hard to read!) - this is top notch stuff - very much appreciated and enjoyed!
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tf10music said 2221 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
interesting
tone...sort of dark, but your presentation of the lyrics below me belies that. Either way, very well executed.
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sewer rod said 2221 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
I've waited a long time for a new Kingbee tune
And you did not disappoint! Oh my... This is one of my favorites.
This is just a great song.
The music matches the lyrics perfectly and really gives the vibe of the tune.
I don't think I can express how much I like this, so I will just say
Thanks very much for sharing.
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davisamerica said 2221 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Brendan ...
wow .... yeah floyd but man .... downloaded and thank you and the Missus. Tremendously cool listen.
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dave_b said 2221 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
we hear tender voices
I agree with the others on the Pink Floyd reference, very evident in the slow tempo, minor feel & vocal phrasing. Strong vocals. Lyric is tinged with existentialist ideas.
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stevel said 2221 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Nice one
Cool tune, has a kind of quirky Floyd meets XTC feel. I like the percussion on it, nice harmony vocals and guitar jangles.
Steve
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neilh79 said 2220 days ago (June 22nd, 2011)
We hear tender voices
Kind of a Paranoid Android crossed with Comfortably Numb vibe going on here, enjoyed well done
finkeldink said 2219 days ago (June 22nd, 2011)
yep
Great work!

Top notch all the way.
Whomever rated this with 7s and 6s is wack!
Awesome!... both song and production.
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KCsGROOVE said 2219 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
excellent songwriting
A touch of P floyd
Fine vocals and I dig the guitarwork!
KC
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mowguy3 said 2215 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
We Hear Tender Voices
Like the write and musical progression accents the lyric well. Solid production and vox. Well done....
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Philip18 said 2214 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
I hear it too
I was certainly thinking Pink Floyd while listening - the powerful lyrics, the vocal tone and the heavy beat. All works together. Pity about the squashed up lyrics...
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smokey bacon jnr said 2214 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Cool!
Great tune - like the Cure meets Pink Floyd in slow motion. Great lyrics too! I like that counterpoint you get with the bass tone. Excellent song.
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tokai said 2212 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
Killer bee
This does have a Floydish vibe, mainly in the delivery of the vox, i don't mind that or anything in this. Solid chilled groove, well voiced and written lyrics. Loved it.
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DWL said 2210 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
I've been away
so I'm late to this but it was worth coming. I'm hearing a bit of Floyd in this and there's nothing wrong with that.

Excellent writing and performance.

Bit bleak though innit?

Must be time for a beer soon.

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 2208 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
Enjoyed this
Brendan. Definite Floyd feel, lovely vocals and guitars and I love that relentless metronome.
Cheers
Len

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Soundhound said 2201 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Now that's a Song....
Strong lyrics.....We are nothing never were, never will be the things that
are truly important we haven't done sense we left the caves...
Cool track and Vocals A+ for style it's great to have lyrics you can truly
sing and feel.....

Well done by all.....
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TobinMueller said 2198 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Much Ado
I really like the sound of this track. Like belles. A whole Bowie-meets-Donovan sound. The anthem-like lyrics could be in a sci-fi post-apocolyptic film, would make a great video. Very cool ideas. Poetic and crystalline. Can't help looking for lovers, we...
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ste said 2175 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
has
a the wall sound to it. nice little collab with the missus. like it.
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woofer3 said 2171 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
very ear catching
Superb, right from bar one - love it's plodding buy pacey gait. Almost Beatle like - I could imagine John Lennon doing this. Your vocals are so fitting for this. A fave.
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Blob said 2170 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Floydian error?
I love the clarity of the opening guitar.
You do sound quite a lot like Dave Gilmour in style and voice; really nice.
I guess that's why at the end of the song I felt a little cheated out of the guitar break I was so hoping for. It kept me wanting more though so I had to go and play it again :-) thanks for a great song - Blob

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Denny Borsboom said 2152 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Beautiful track...
the guitar pick is great. Deep vox! Nice strings towards the end as well.
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bud said 2144 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Oh yeah - this is sweet in my phones
excellent depth to the lower registers. The clarity of the guitar simplicity of the drums really work well - giving your excellent vocals a good place to sit. The lyrics are really good - the whole song hangs so well. Dl'd with thanks.
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tmcfate said 1926 days ago (April 11th, 2012)
keeper
interesting graphic effect with the lyrics. i like the mood you have set up. at 104 the break works really well. has a euphoric feel.
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jie said 1898 days ago (May 9th, 2012)
cool
Great arrangement,haunting.deep lyrics.love the vibe
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cplacito said 1875 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
hey
dont take offense to this....but this song reminds me so heavily of Pink Floyd...

I hope you love them like I do; I only mean it as the highest compliment..

but this song is so well done...its not really DIY....open a studio!
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