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The Distant Rumble


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Warren Smith

 Genre: Indie Rock

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This didn't start out to be an inclusively rhyming effort with the word "rumble," but that where it ending up going.
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The Distant Rumble

I’m walking down streets
Where the pavements are cracked
I ‘m trying hard not to stumble
We’re living in virtual communities
Where emails are hacked
Sometimes it’s wise to be humble
Like a bee buzzing in a jar
I bang my head against the wall
Life is a series of bumbles
I've invested poorly
I've nosedived off the big board
My stock has taken a tumble
You reach for the stars
I head towards the bars
Neither wanting to be the first to grumble
Everywhere around us
Cultural vultures are circling
As relationships dissolve and crumble
I can see clearly
It will cost me dearly
Drawing closer to the distant rumble
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Uploaded: Nov 12, 2013 - 07:35:14 PM
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013 - 07:35:14 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 10:16:04 PM
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Corporal Beef said 1408 days ago (November 12th, 2013)
Distant Rumble
I like the rhythm of this one...kind of a unique take on a Bo diddly pattern. It's quirky, which is why I like it. Thanks for posting.
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Warren Smith said 1407 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
What I like
Quirky .. is good!
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sschedra said 1407 days ago (November 12th, 2013)
Amusing
. . . and scary all at the same time. A Very clever little tune.
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Warren Smith said 1407 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Two-in-one
Amusing and scary .. is leaving me both laughing and a bit fearful.
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richard13 said 1407 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Rhyming dictionary
Sometimes songs take off in a different direction than you intended. This is, as Steven says above, amusing and scary, with a NY kind of vocal delivery. Personally, I think it ends much to soon. Perhaps it could be extended with a bridge in the middle and the last two verses saved 'til the end. Whatever, a fun listen.
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Warren Smith said 1407 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Structure
Well .. there were a few more rhymes available, but it simply coalesced around this structure. And it didn't seem to want to be bothered with a bridge or a chorus .. so I just let it be what it wanted to be : )
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Daugrin said 1407 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
No stumblin'
The rumble is here.

Daug
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Warren Smith said 1407 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
The rumble
That makes it sound like an outtake from West Side Story : )
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DWL said 1407 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Brilliant!
Unique as always and a bit of a jumble but you didn't fumble or mumble.

Lovely work Warren :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 1404 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
Extended version
The verses I wrote ending in those rhymes (and a few other near-rhymes) didn't make the cut. Maybe on the "extended album version" on the "radio cut"?
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FEEL said 1406 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
The percussion has a rumble vibe to it
I like the reach for the stars part the most. There's always the lotto. Cool composition and I'm digging the guitar.
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Warren Smith said 1404 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
Stick 'em up
Yes, the reach for the stars line fit in so nicely with its multiple meanings. I think that was the peak moment of the lyrical experience : )
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PeterB7858 said 1405 days ago (November 15th, 2013)
The Distant Rumble
Another unique ride, Warren. The lyrics are a blast. There mustn't be too many words left that rhyme with "rumble". Far from a jumble... Thanks, Peter.
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Warren Smith said 1404 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
Rhyme time
The main thing about the rhymes was there were enough to craft a song. It didn't start out to be a lyrical expression featuring a single rhyming scheme, but that's what it ended up becoming. Thanks for listening.
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Vic Holman said 1404 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
umbles
fun tune. almost a hint of rhumba :-)
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Warren Smith said 1403 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Theme and variation
That sounds like a variation of a Muhammad Ali line: the rhumba in the rumble : )
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michaeljayklein said 1403 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Good work!
When it comes to rhyming I am more humble, so won't be repeating Dick's "jumble, fumble or mumble." But all seriousness aside, I really liked this--the rhythm is catchy and every thing attached to it made this work well. Thank you for sharing this one!
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Warren Smith said 1398 days ago (November 22nd, 2013)
Thank's for the visit
Ha-ha, Michael, there's no need to put all seriousness aside when commenting on one of my pieces : )
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magnatone said 1398 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Distant Rumble
I'm not sure I've ever really told you what a fan I am of your music. You have such wide-ranging skills. This is just plain fun and total toe-tapper. Love your lyrics - thanks for the D/L!
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