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Another one of my weird songs :)

I've hardly ever done this, but I wrote the words while I was on a bus in the middle of bum f**k Germany. My battery went dead in my iPod and the scenery wasn't really anything to look at, so I decided to jot down some words. Now the first verse sort of makes sense, but the tune took a different direction.

Hope you enjoy,
LL
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Lyrics
Song of X

Setting seems unknown
With no direction home
Details growing vague
Senses going away

Visions I cannot see
Fading gradually

Time’s been moving so fast
But it’s not gonna’ last

Too many times I’ve spent the day here
Resting my mind
Too many times I’ve broken tradition
And risking my life

It doesn’t suit my bones
Driving in control
Places left unseen
I’ve never been so free

Visions I cannot see
Fading gradually

Time’s been moving so fast
But it’s not gonna’ last

The door is a little bit open
But you can’t come in
What’s all this noise and commotion?
You can’t lose when you win

Words and Music by David Armbruster
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Hits: 2300
Comments: 51
Fans: 27
Plays: 92
Downloads: 37

Uploaded: Dec 03, 2011 - 09:11:16 AM
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2011 - 04:48:34 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2016 - 04:20:09 PM
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alackbass said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Song of X
I really like this one. It has that 60s vibe that so many of your tracks have. The vocals, lyrics, progressions, and rhythm guitar sounds really harken back to the British invasion. Nice clear mix too!
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lavalamp said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
60's Studio
That's all I have to work with, a 60's set up. I like that sound anyway. Glad you liked it.

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Feter said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
of X
Hey this is a cool song my friend ..I have the feel watching through the bus 's window ...you applies nice tones through the song definitely served the over all sound ..good work thanks a lot for sharing !!
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lavalamp said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Thanks man
Always appreciate hearing from you Feter. Thanks a bunch.

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ShadowofNine said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Song of X
Nice track, never been to Bum-F Germany, but seems to me it inspired one good thing...A Song...
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lavalamp said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Got a song from it, Nice!
Thanks for the comment so9

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Vic Holman said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
song of x
the x factor. yeah what's with words anyway :-)

this is a really cool tune dave. cool chord structure. the instrumental break is very catchy. your vocals even take on a different tone too. excellent tune
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lavalamp said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Kinda Whispered
That's probably why my voice is a bit different. I really didn't know where this one was going. Thanks for the words Vic.

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Char said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Let's do
the time warp, again. A bit psychedelic, a lot 60's, all you. Sweet sounds. Thanks.
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lavalamp said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
A bit psychedelic
What does that mean anyway? I tend to go in this direction. 45 years too late.

Thanks Char

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Relic67 said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
x=5?
cool, really like the guitar tones and the ?autowah.
laid back vibe and the solos, and the chord progressions are all great.
enjoyed as usual!
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lavalamp said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Relic
Laid back is a good description. Autowah, yeah. I have a Vox Wah Wah, but it makes a clicking noise too often.
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magnatone said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Song of X
ooh, there are some very nice chord changes in here dave. i don't think this is weird at all! nice job sir!
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lavalamp said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Not weird
Thanks for the words Karen. I didn't mean weird was a bad thing.

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musichead said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
You know Ill like it!!!
If it has the 60's studio feel to it!!! Nice!!!!!
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lavalamp said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Abbey Road
I rented it for a night lol. Thanks Steve.

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egobandit said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
not gonna last
There is an almost cadence happening in your voice, very free form but right along with the music man you let it go raw on that lead like the fade and the parse pluck guitar tops!
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lavalamp said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Raw
This was actually a bitch to get all the kinks out. I end up always having to clean my tunes up.

Thanks Tim,

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shavingronaldscar said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Sweet feel!
Got that Doors feel to the changes, very cool guitar work.
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lavalamp said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
The door is a little bit open...
Thanks buddy.

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DWL said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Damn
SRC has already said Doors!

A 60s vibe to this (as everyone else has said)

I like the languid guitar lines and surf tone.

Cheers

Dick
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lavalamp said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Appreciate it
Thanks for coming by. The 60's thing just happens. I don't really set out to do it.

LL
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gadzooks said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Song of X
Really like this. It does have that 60's sensibility to it. Nice chord progression ... bass holds it all together nicely in the mix. Enjoyed the verby guitar lead and your laid back vocals. Excellent feel...
SG
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lavalamp said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
gadzooks
Glad you enjoyed this little tune.

LL
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Skean said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Yep
I sure enjoy this one, sweet mix, Dave, thanks for the download, love it…Cheers
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lavalamp said 2177 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
You're welcome
Big thanks Kenta.

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EEFliess said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
nice...
has a Doors sound to it...music and lyrics both!
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lavalamp said 2177 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
The Doors
I'll take that. Thanks EE

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Sigmund said 2178 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Song of X
Interesting chord progression and instrument choices and an arrangement to set a surrealistic, almost futuristic mood. Enjoyable listen - thanks!
Sig
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lavalamp said 2177 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked this one. Come back anytime.

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neilh79 said 2177 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Song of X
Really nice tune, sounds a bit like Pulp to my ear, great job
lavalamp said 2177 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Pulp
No idea who they are, but I'll take it. Thanks brother.

LL
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PeterB7858 said 2177 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Trademark LL
Another trademark LL song. Distinctive vocals and interesting lyrics. Nice down tempo mood. Good one, Dave. Regards, Peter.
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lavalamp said 2177 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Yeah
Turned out to have that sound. Hey, I have a sound!

Thanks,
LL
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crissew said 2177 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Square root of 25?
Anyway, moving on. This has a nice laid back vibe to it. I think some harmonies would really lift this to the next level. Great as is though. Enjoyed it!
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lavalamp said 2176 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
I know
Fine line between over ans under doing it.

Thanks for the comments,

LL
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five_extra_arms said 2177 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
x = 5
Relic beat me to it!!

Nice little charmer Davey baby.

I hear Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets) in your laid back vocal approach. Love the guitar riffage at the end. Really a good tune man. Keep it up!!

Downloaded without hesitation,

Bob
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lavalamp said 2176 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
5XA:5XA=1
Big thanks big Bob. Thanks for coming by.

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ramonaji said 2177 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
I really dig it!
And I love the back story! Great song... I like the mellow side of Lava...!
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lavalamp said 2176 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Good to see ya
More mellowness on the way. Thanks for stopping by.

LL
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dave_b said 2175 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Song of X
I like the changes and sectional transitions. Clean, uncluttered sound draws on the 60's. Driving 8th note pulse moves things right along.
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lavalamp said 2175 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
Not so thought out, but try to do something a bit entertaining.

Glad you liked it.

LL
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Philip18 said 2174 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Song of X
Good song. Sits well in the musical bed you've created. Progresses gently but powerfully, if that makes sense... Much enjoyed. (You don't seem impressed by Germany?)
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lavalamp said 2164 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Thanks
Nothing against Germany. All places have good and bad.

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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2171 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Travelogue
.. definitely get the feel of movement here. That bus was great inspiration. There's a hint of 60's psychedelia here, maybe the Pretty Things? Love that guitar work and the gently insistent nature of the tune. Ace work.
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lavalamp said 2164 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Thanks Paddy
Glad you came by. Thanks for the comment.

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Pete_NB said 2164 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Atmosphere
Nice float-away quality. Really cool chord progression, I think you have a seventh in there somewhere? Now I want to write a song with a seventht!

Loe e sound of the clean wah as well. All good stuff!
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lavalamp said 2150 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
BTW Pete
Thanks for the comment.

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apb said 2151 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
I'm with Eddie..
a definite Doors/Jim Morrison 60s "light my fire" vibe/thing going on. Writing lyrics on bus journeys in particular is to be highly recommended. Wasn't expecting the "surf" style Shadows soloing/lick at the end...caught me off guard. Enjoyed.
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lavalamp said 2150 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Thanks man
Glad you came by.

Hope you have an excellent New Year.

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sammydix said 2150 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
x
like that back to back minor to major progression. not surprisingly the odd man out. i simply don't hear the Doors--except for the one singular element of minor to major, but nothing else. makes me think more of the Kinks around the Something Else period. doesn't sound like them, but reminds me of that period.

still amazing how singular elements can transform and entire song to a sound alike....
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