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moorlandt

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A complete remake of the very first song I uploaded here. This one is a tribute to the legendary Italian cyclist Marco Pantani.

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for listening.
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Lyrics
Marco, watching the ground underneath his wheels
Will you be lucky
Will you be sleeping any better

Marco, watched by the crowd on a tv-screen
They hear you breathing
They hear you screaming
Are you screaming

Marco, just a few miles away from victory
Now close your eyes and see

Were you well enough prepared
Did you take a lot of drugs
Were you frequently abused
Or was God just on your side

What’s the rate of your IQ
Did you ever have a girl
Who confessed in front of you
That she’s happy

Marco, fighting a hill like he climbs on wings
Praised for your power
While I know you’re fragile like a flower

Marco, don’t look behind ‘cause you’re on your own
Now close your heart and feel

How it was to be a boy
Did you have a lot of friends
Was your father any proud
Or was kindness not allowed

Were you scared to sleep in dark
Did you never face the truth
Who said you’d become a king
Of those stupids

Was it worth the blood and pain
Did you pay the highest price
To get all your dreams fulfilled
To get purely satisfied

Will you celebrate your life
Will you make yourself a son
Who’ll confess in front of you
That he’s happy
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Comments: 53
Fans: 25
Plays: 271
Downloads: 159
Votes: 17
Uploaded: Sep 01, 2007 - 10:32:44 AM
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2007 - 10:32:44 AM Last Played: Aug 01, 2019 - 12:33:13 AM
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Comments
said 4368 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
Great !
Walter this is really nice song from you, my favorite one, the piano with the beats really cool, good mixing, excellent vocal ! enjoyed

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
moorlandt said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
yeman
Thanks for passing by! It took me to your page, and I was delighted to discover your music as well.
- walt

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perceptualvortex said 4368 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
It's an art film, baby
Walter, your music is always such an experience. The combination of your somewhat confidential sounding vocals and the cloak and dagger, plot twisting piano gives this a smoky film noir atmosphere. Who'd know it's about a cyclist? Great stuff as always, man.
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moorlandt said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
david
haha, the cloak and dagger... I like that:-) Your visit made me a real pleasure as always, David.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Moviz said 4368 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
I thought
at first that this was a strange subject for a song, but as I listened I got the feeling of thoughts going through a cyclists head at only a half or less than the speed he's travelling. And your personal sounding (excellent)vocal gives it a Continental feel. Love it, regards M
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moorlandt said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
maurice
Well, I'm not a big sports fan myself, but I like the poetry that's inside any top performance. Cycling is a very lonely sports in my opinion, and that's more or less what I wanted to express musically as well. Thanks for stopping by, Maurice. I'm very happy with your comment.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Mcboy said 4368 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
u r
the master of mystery and suspense...hehhehhe....love it....if u'd not let the marco reference who knows how this could be visualized........i can see u in a smoky cafe with beat and jazz poets after midnight...doing u r thing....kool!
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moorlandt said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
mcboy
Such a comment coming from you is pretty uplifting (and that's an understatement). Thanks so much for popping in again. The appreciation is very mutual.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Wildcat said 4368 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
My thoughts
Music is a window to the soul. As i am gravitatet to your music ,i must be gravitatet to your soul. The new version of Marco is great. Its good that you took time to rework this fragile song with the experiences that you could make musically in the last year.
The saxophonepart is well done. The instrumentation is nice and has your very own handwriting.
Lyrics are deep and touching, like always.
I like most this part
"Will you celebrate your life
Will you make yourself a son
Who%u2019ll confess in front of you
That he%u2019s happy"

All the best, Tan


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moorlandt said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
tan
First of all a big thanks for helping me out with your suggestions on the percussion part. It lifted up the song significantly. And thanks of course for being a soulmate and a wonderful friend;-) Prepare for our next collab...
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
echoroom said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Dark attack
You really do the sultry, smokin' torch singer sooo welll walter - you're a genre onto yourself. This is another wonderful track - great production and playing, and with a wonderful light refrain.

Excellent work

steve
Check out my latest song called Light Sleeper
moorlandt said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
steve
...a genre onto myself? Haha, that's a great compliment;-) And coming from a guy like you it strikes double. Thanks so much Steve. But most of all I'm blown away by the stuff you're getting out of your musical hat yourself...
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
gail60 said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
new fan
Your voice is so sultry and easy to get addicted to. :) I really enjoyed this one as I am a piano fan, but your voice just reeled me in and kept me listening over and over. The solo sax sent chills down my spine! Wow - Thanks for the great song! Seriously, Wonderful job!!!
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moorlandt said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
gail
thanks so much for your visit! It brought me to your page where I discovered so much beauty... Piano can always bring me to tears:-)
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Beautiful
The chord progression made my spine shiver. Very clear and thoughtfull production. Grand effort. Your voice is like honey. Love the sax. Since we share the the same name and I honestly identify myself with the lyrics, this song is special to me. Sniff. Rust zacht

Love,

Jb
moorlandt said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
marc(o)!
Yeah... the song might be a bit about you, and surely it's a bit autobiographic as well:-) We're much aligned, marc. Thanks for popping in once again. Makes me a huge pleasure.
Love back
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Rebsie said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Dark and arty
I always love your piano atmospherics Walter! Nice percussive touches too and I like the way the vocals are so upfront in the mix ... it's like you're singing straight into the listener's ear. Your sax playing is so deeply expressive too. Very fine.
Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
moorlandt said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
rebsie
oooh... I'm really not a good saxophone player! I think it's more a kind of extension of my voice. Hehe, you should know how many takes I did for getting out this poor solo:-) Thanks so much for your lovely words again, Rebsie! I'll mail you about getting your album right away (so anxious to hear it...).
-walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
jiguma said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Great re-work Walter
Really shows up your incredible curve of progression musically in the past year or so. Piano, bass, percs and sax all beautifully understated, and then there's your magic voice. Production is as good as you've done.
I watched (obsessively) this year's Tour de France, and this fits in with the pictures of the event that remain in my head. Lots of my late night questions are in the lyrics.
Top shelf Walt!!
Neil
Check out my latest song called Closing Down
moorlandt said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
neil
A rework of a song is always tricky. People are mostly used to the original version, and they will rarely prefer the new version... But I felt I had to risk my chance with 'Marco', it's well 'hidden' on the bottom of my song list, so few chance that many people would already be familiar with it:-)
Thanks for your uplifting comment again, Neil. And you surely know that if I've made any progress, it's for a great part due to friends like you who always supported me with very valuable advice:-)
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
J.A.Stewart said 4367 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
A Unique Stamp
You, my friend, have a gift most aspiring songwriters and musicians would kill for --- a style and presentation that seems to be a musical extension of yourself.

It is a unique stamp that pervades your work in a most convincing and interesting manner. More than anything else, it is this elusive quality that distinguishes your work.

This particularly moody tune, set against its rather offbeat subject matter could NOT be made to work by just anyone. And yet you pulled it off... quite nicely.

Kudos to you. ;)

--- Joe
Check out my latest song called Crankenhurst Challenge - Verse 1-7 (Inst. Break)
moorlandt said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
joe
I'm completely blown away by your comment, Joe... Wow, this is such a huge compliment... Thanks so much!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Vic Holman said 4366 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
bicycle race
I just realized that I could identify a song by you even if you did not sing.
As always there is your vocal style and timber. But the music bed is just as strong as a signature that makes you you. Nicely arranged, and the sax solo superb!
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moorlandt said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
vic
Your words mean a whole lot to me... I do spend more and more time on the music with every new song, that's true. But a comment like yours is really very uplifting. Thanks so much, Vic!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Ed Hannifin said 4366 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Even more so than you usually do....
Here you've constructed a song that fits very well with your vocal approach...

A very 'brave' slow tempo... That triangle against the simple but full piano is a perfect accompaniment... Very strong lyrically...

And then suddenly the sax player steps forward...

Beautifully done...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
moorlandt said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
ed
Thanks for the uplifting comment. That 'brave' slow tempo has become a bit a benchmark I'm afraid :-) I'm working to have my second CD ready by spring next year, and I'd like to put some more upbeat tracks on it as well this time. Hmmm... that's exactly the hard part:-(
Thanks so much again, Ed.
-walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
alfalpha said 4366 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
as per usual...
..another excellent song Walter! I must confess I haven't listened to the original post (which will be rectified)

Aside from your inimitable vocals, instumentation & production I am totally blown away by your approach to lyrics- just marvellous.

Bravo my friend!

Cheers & Thanks!,
Alf
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moorlandt said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
alf
So happy to see you pop up on my page:-) I still got a lot of great comments on your remix of 'somehow'. And concerning the lyrics... being not native english, I always hope there are not too many mistakes in it :-)
Thanks Alf!
-walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
TobinMueller said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
Haunting, compelling, powerful, naked
Fabulous lyrics, intimate performance, tired mouth sax solo is brilliant, haunting remake. So good.
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moorlandt said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
tobin
'tired mouth sax solo'... jeez, I like that expression, Tobin! As I mentioned in the description: a remake of my very first song I uploaded on MJ (december 2004). And guess who was one of the first to comment it? It meant a whole lot to me at that time, and it means even more to me to read you again on the same song, 32 months later...
Thanks for so many things, Tobin.
-walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
jgurner said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
Film Noir
It has the feel of some dark and smokey out of the way place in an old movie. When the sax comes in, it just sends a chill through me. Nicely done.
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moorlandt said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
joseph
A million thanks for passing by and commenting. I'm not much of a sax player, really... and that piece of metal is quite out of tune as well (cheap eBay thing!). Anyway, I'm happy you enjoyed it:-) Thanks Joseph!
-walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
blaky smith said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
unique...
Heureux d'entendre a nouveau cette voix magnifique, toujours sur une musique et une production de grande qualite.
Je trouve que ton style est unique, vraiment incomparable...
Et comme toujours, le choix des instruments est parfaitement adapte, tout comme ce solo de saxo.
Sincerement une tres belle version Walter, bravo...
Ou en es-tu avec ton CD ?
Amicalement
Marc
Check out my latest song called Un jour de décembre
moorlandt said 4362 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
marc
Grand merci de ta visite! Le CD va rélativement bien, tenant compte que je ne suis pas vraiment un artiste connu:-) Et... je prépare déjà mon deuxième album. Enfin, c'est à dire, jécris des chansons, haha!
Mille fois merci de nouveau,
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
SickTransit said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Nice smoky feel
Definitely has a late-night cantina feel to it, a chason for the modern age. The sax solo at the end lends just the right element to carry it through. Good job.
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moorlandt said 4362 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
chris
thanks a bunch for this sweet comment. Late night greetings:-)
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
like
the piano does Marco know about this.. just kidding good listen!!!!
moorlandt said 4362 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
egobandit
In fact I composed this song a couple of months before Panatani passed away... a macabre coincidence. Thanks for stopping by!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Nice all around...
Excellent song, good subject matter, well rounded all around!
moorlandt said 4362 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
tom
your visit makes me a happy man, tam. Thanks for being around here once again.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Estella said 4363 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
wow
I remember hearing this before...but THIS is great. I like how the percussion could easily be the rate of his cycling, because it is a faster pace than your singing. And the combination of these two speeds are the heart of the song. His high-achieving, quick-paced life counter to the thoughts, memories, and emotions that are within.

But when the saxophone comes in, I just about drop to the floor. Amazing retake of this song.
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moorlandt said 4361 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
estalla
'wow' back for your lovely analysis:-) Thanks so much for that... There is however a little nuance hidden at the very end of the song. Marco's last breath, symbolised by the 'air without sound' which i blow through te sax;-)

thanks a million again for popping in and listening very closely, Estella!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
lengold said 4362 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
A
touchingly beautiful song and that sax solo is just spine chillingly wonderful.
Cheers
Len


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moorlandt said 4361 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
len
I'm very grateful! thanks so much for your visit and the nice comment, Len.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Feter said 4362 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Marco
Elegant outstanding touches this piano ...
your singin just very smooth and wonderfull !!
very nice atmosphere my friend ..KUDOS !!
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moorlandt said 4360 days ago (September 9th, 2007)
feter
Great seeing you here again. thanks for the lovely words my friend.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
guitapick said 4362 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
I'm a bicycle freak...
...so the picture and theme caught me immediately...

...then the music just put me on another plane. Great work, sir.
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moorlandt said 4360 days ago (September 9th, 2007)
bob
A cyclist with a guitar! Haha, I'm not much of a sporty boy myself, but I do respect the tons of power these guys carry in their legs. Thanks for popping in, Bob.
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Peter Bauckham said 4362 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Wow
I must admit that I had no idea who Marco Pantani was so after listening this I was compelled to find out more...

This is such an atmospheric and intimate piece. The piano and subtle percussion are used to great effect. I love your upfront vocals - they really draw you into the song. First-class in every way.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful song.
Peter
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moorlandt said 4359 days ago (September 10th, 2007)
peter
What a nice comment. Thanks so much, Peter. I think my vocals are just a tiny bit too much upfront, so I plan to do a remix some day. Thanks again for popping in!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
thetiler said 4361 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
This is terrific
Not only is the tune sweet to hear, through your well crafted words and inspirational music you prompted me to go online to understand more about him. That is powerful when I song can have you do that!

I read that there was two triangles on his neck as if someone had pressed on his juggler vein. His mother thought that he was murdered. Loved the words "did you pay the highest price" like a martyr would pay from a jealous or envious person. His famous pirate (bandana) hat was never found were he died, I think that was mentioned in the article I read of him.

Interesting indeed.

Thanks moorlandt for getting me off my duff and reading up on this fabulous personality!

Way to go!
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moorlandt said 4359 days ago (September 10th, 2007)
bill
Pantani might not have been the absolute greatest cyclist of all times, but I guess no other colleague can beat him on the 'passion & pathos' he reflected. That's what attracted me in him.

The fact that this song moved you to know more about him, is such a huge compliment, Bill. Thanks a bunch for passing by!
- walt

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
K.I.S.KISMET said 4359 days ago (September 10th, 2007)
Signature
style and crafty lyrics. Didn't catch it the first time, but glad I did this time. Lovely work in every way.
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