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Then She Bleeded


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DWL

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Another cheerful set of lyrics from Mr Marris.

This the property developer's song from the Suite for Queen Caroline. Another fairly short song.

Bass by Richard

I played acoustic 6 and 12 string and other stuff.

In case you think this is all rather far fetched, the song is based on a true story - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8231124.stm

Then She Bleeded © 2012 Marris/Langford

First he offered, then he pleaded
Next he threatened, then she bleeded
Shows how things get out of hand
When you get between the money and the land

Tied up, choked, thrown in a pit
Because she had got in the way
He owed some money but he'd spent it
He decided she should pay.

Poured on acid, piled on rubble
Cleaned the blood from off her walls
But he told his whore about the trouble
She testified, he took the fall

Stylish city centre dwelling
You couldn't say the poster lied
It wouldn't have helped them with the selling
To talk about the one who died

They do not make land anymore
You've got to make it pay
It's too precious to waste on the poor
There is no place like home they say
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Uploaded: Mar 23, 2012 - 05:42:52 PM
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abzwork said 2040 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
She Bleeded...
Guitars massive, soft, delightfully crisp and wall 2 wall...lyrics are incredible but the accent they're sung with is over the top...you gentz have landed right in the center of Big Smile City, I'm ear 2 ear...:):):)peace
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DWL said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Thanks Mr A!


I really appreciate the listen and fulsome comments.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 2040 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
cheery :-)
cool story in the lyrics

the acoustics sound great and upfront and forceful. you handled it with ease dick
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DWL said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
A helluva story....
what people will do eh?

Thanks for the comments Vic

Cheers

Dick
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Symphony101 said 2040 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
One thing that I really enjoyed
is the instrumentation, I love this ! Very nice melodic song and there is care for details, it's such a great listen !

This is why I downloaded ! :-) Thanks Dick
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DWL said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Thanks Yves
Sometimes too much care!

Your comments are much appreciated

Cheers

Dick
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hackneybloke said 2040 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
then
interesting chord progressions dick..reminded me of ian anderson for some reason. ... in a good way i mean :)
guitars ring out nicely.


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DWL said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Ian Anderson?
well that's a first (but at least it's in a good way)!

Thanks Julian

Cheers

Dick
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gadzooks said 2039 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
Then She Bleeded
Heavy words ... what a story. Really like the vocals. The stops and starts with the acoustic guitars during"They do not make land anymore" are strong and I really like the way you take the song out with the picking and tinkles and other stuff! Real good song composition and an excellent mix.
Cheers
SG
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DWL said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Yes, incredible
thanks for the comments. This song went through lots of different styles but ended up acoustic which I think suited it. We do like an outro!

Cheers

Dick
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TvRicky said 2039 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
'But he told his whore about the trouble'
Big boo boo. And this piece is truly reflective of the drama expressed in the lyrical and musical performance. Whew.. very nice work!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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DWL said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Big mistake indeed
but at least he got his just desserts. Some people are simply inhuman.

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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paul f. page said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
OUCH...
You've got a whole TV show there, Dick. Run it behind the credits and you will have 13 episodes spelled out perfectly...and delivered in your inimitable style. I especially like the quiet segues where introspection takes ahold and you nail your message down so well. Nicely done.
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DWL said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Thanks Paul!
A TV show sounds like it might be tough going.....

Thanks for the comments on the arrangement. I like to use textures to highlight lyrics if I can.

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Full marks mates...
I had to read the true story first (being an avid fan of morbid crime stories--shhhhh, don't let that get out--a "guilty pleasure" of mine) because I wanted to make sure Mr. Maris, in addition to being a fine lyricist, wouldn't make for an accomplished writer of lurid fiction! Strong stuff but served with style and class. You sound great on this Dick and I liked the overall "sound" of this track. We don't hear from you terribly often, but it's well worth the wait. Kudos to all involved in this one and thanks for presenting it! Michael
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DWL said 2036 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Lurid novels
I'm sure Richard could do that and is in fact in the process of finishing a book (more of which when it's due for publication).

Thanks Michael, I really appreciate the time you've taken to listen to comment!

Cheers

Dick
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alackbass said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Then She Bleeded
Dark as hell and full of power! Killer lyrics (pun intended)! A great two minutes!
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DWL said 2036 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
We seem unable to do light!
Thanks for the comments Andrew, much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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sammydix said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
bleeded
accent comin thru strong in this song. gives it more character. love the "home" ending.
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DWL said 2035 days ago (March 28th, 2012)
The accent sometimes works
and sometimes doesn't so I'm pleased it works for you!

Thanks for the listen and comment.

Cheers

Dick
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Doug Somers said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Greed knows no bounds
Reminds me of a style of protest songs from years ago with strong strummed guitar work and direct and compact lyrics. Your sensibilities about how to sing this story, and the use of the silent breaks make this grab my attention throughout. Another fine tune for the Suite.

Cheers Dick,
Doug
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DWL said 2034 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
Thanks Doug
I'm probably still stuck in the protest songs of the past! Then again, they did their job. Thanks for the comments on the arrangement, I try to my best!

Cheers

Dick
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richard13 said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Pleaded/bleeded
You two are an amazing team. I think I've enjoyed everything I've heard from you (I almost said "everything you've done together" but that would have been inaccurate, I'm sure). Nonetheless, great song: lyrically, musically, vocally.
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DWL said 2034 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
High praise Richard!
Many thanks!

Cheers

Dick
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KCsGROOVE said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
what
a heavy story :-)
Powerful guitars.
Love the sweet vocals at the end and outro :-)
Cool one!
KC

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DWL said 2034 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
Yes, heavy but true
there are some nasty people out there.

Thanks for the listen and comments Cees.

Cheers

Dick
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Jarvoid said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
H a, just goes to show
you can't make up something like this.....I could have done with another verse and chorus to be honest ....but still ...leave 'em wanting more eh !?

Nice and dynamic and the back story is epic !

Jarvo
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DWL said 2032 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
Thanks!
No, it's incredible what people will do.

Another verse would have been good but I think Richard felt he'd made his point!

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Then she bleeded
Powerful lyrics (extraordinary what some people will do to others) and a good edge to the vocal that suits the message. Guitars sound good. Clean recording and mix. WEll done, Dick (and Mr Marris)!
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DWL said 2032 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
Thanks Phillip
Richard comes up with some great lyrics to sing!

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 2039 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Strong story telling
Strong story telling on display here, Dick. Your approach to the vocals and the arrangement lend the song the import the story needs. Well done. Take care, Peter.
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DWL said 2032 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
I'm pleased
you enjoyed this little outing Peter!

Despite the subject it was a fun song to do.

Thanks for the comments

Cheers

Dick
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MarkHolbrook said 2038 days ago (March 25th, 2012)
Great tune
Dick. Nicely laid out. Has a ballad feel but rocks nicely with the guitar work in places!
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DWL said 2032 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
Thanks Mark
I appreciate the comments and thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Dick
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egobandit said 2038 days ago (March 25th, 2012)
SO true
I enjoyed the message and the delivery , man its a build up jubilee greatness!
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DWL said 2032 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
The message
is important so thanks for that and thanks for the listen.

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 2038 days ago (March 25th, 2012)
The music
fits this dark story so well.
Great, to the point lyrics and your composition and delivery are spot on.
Theatrical. Loved it.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 2032 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
The melody
came fairly quickly for a change. I heard it as a kind of English protest song. It was the arrangement that went through all sorts of changes before we got here!

Thanks for listening and commenting Len!

Cheers

Dick
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Monkaton said 2036 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Good Song
Good song and well done, Dick. I especially liked the end with the added instrumentation. Very nice.
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DWL said 2029 days ago (April 3rd, 2012)
Thanks Tim
the listen and comment are much appreciated

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 2036 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Then She Bleeded
Quite a story. Strong melody & vocals. I like the strummed acoustics.
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DWL said 2029 days ago (April 3rd, 2012)
I liked the acoustics too
thanks Dave!

Cheers

Dick
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magnatone said 2034 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
Then She Bleeded
Hi Dick - this is superb work sir!
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DWL said 2029 days ago (April 3rd, 2012)
Much apprteciated Karen!
Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 2034 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
Songs of protest
Protest songs … never go out of style. In fact, given these days of dismal income disparity and a host of the usual-suspects of social ills, they are needed as much as ever.

This song is driven by your great sense of rhythm - delivered powerfully by the acoustic guitar, which not only sets the tone, but also underscores the drama of the storyline.
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DWL said 2029 days ago (April 3rd, 2012)
I agree
we need more protest songs!

Thanks for the perceptive comments Warren.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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Dadai.2 said 2034 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
Kinks...........
Dick, couldn't help it. This just seems right off one of their albums. Well done, lad! I really like how this slows done into the ending with the noodling. Excellent track.
D
DWL said 2026 days ago (April 6th, 2012)
Kinks is good!
I like the idea of The Kinbks doing this.

Listen and comment much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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RochaMalhada said 2034 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
really dig the outro

The whole bit is very cool, but excellent on the outro

. - Harold
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DWL said 2026 days ago (April 6th, 2012)
Thanks Harold
I appreciate the listen and comment!

Cheers

Dick


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Bob Rodgers said 2034 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
The
guitars sound strong and powerful as are the lyrics, love the arrangement with guitar breaks and the outro is wonderful.
Excellent work Dick & Richard.

Bob
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DWL said 2026 days ago (April 6th, 2012)
Much appreciated Bob
I'm pleased you stopped buy for a listen and a comment.

`cheers

Dick
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neilh79 said 2030 days ago (April 2nd, 2012)
Then She Bleeded
Really good song,reminds me in style a bit of the Levellers, nice job
DWL said 2026 days ago (April 6th, 2012)
Thanks Neil
An interesting comparison. We used to get compared with them a lot as we were both from Brighton so I'm not surprised!

Cheers

Dick



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woofer3 said 1996 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
bleedin' great !
A highly entertaining and engaging song. Reminds me in some respects of Jethro Tull around the 'Thick as a brick' period. Nice clear vocals as well. I'll take a copy- thank you
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Loob said 1996 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Love the dynamics Dick!
Hit it hard then gets soft. Good rhythmic punctuation. Has a kind of Moodly Blues feeling to it, with the vox and synths. That is a pretty high ranking style in my book! Kinda majestic like with the synths and percussion! Well weaved story! I liked it! No surprise there..
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Loob said 1996 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Moody
not moodly, but you knew that... :-P
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Hickling_Stan said 1977 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Played twice
Love that bit "poured on Acid" etc. but it's a much bigger production than first heard. Superb song Dik. Glad I've come back for a visit. Cheers mark
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Slashh! said 1851 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
Ripped from the headlines
Really Good Lyrics. That's one hell of a story. Great song!!
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Loob said 1851 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
Townsendish style
Well produced Dick! Great arrangement and very nice dynamics! Great builds....
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