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Children Of Eve


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Calchas

 Genre: Rock

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Some months back I began experimenting with DGDGGD tuning on my acoustic guitars. The song NOT A SPARROW FALLS was the initial fruit.

Not long after posting that tune, I came up with another arrangement in said tuning, but didn't really know what I wanted to do with it. So it sat in limbo these several months.

Recently I started fooling with it again, and I finally hit on a direction for the piece.

So here it is... Yet another rocking lament for the human condition...

Be well all!
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Lyrics
CHILDREN OF EVE

I
The Garden in our rear-view mirror, Vesuvius looming up in the distance.
We're speeding toward the Pompeii of our own blind resistance.

The fig leaves of delusion for our makeshift covering,
we dance and jest while overhead the vultures are seen hovering...

CHORUS:
Spawn of Adam, children of Eve;
lonely exiles... rebel seed!
Our past forgotten, our future unclear;
we sip the hemlock of illusion and fear.

Will we ever find our way back home?

II
Staring down the barrel of our own impending death;
seems that this game of life's much like Russian Roulette!

Seated at the tables of chance, it's there we place our bets.
No lucky seven roll, snake-eyes is all we ever get...

CHORUS:
Spawn of Adam, children of Eve;
lonely exiles... rebel seed!
Our past forgotten, our future unclear;
we sip the hemlock of illusion and fear.

Will we ever find our way back home?

Bridge:
Why do we go on listening,
to this world's infernal hissing?

We need a wise and powerful Hand,
to lead us out of this dark land!
Oh Lord...

III
Clinging to this lying bill-of-goods that we've been sold;
we're all just blind beggars sitting on a bench of gold.

Sometimes I sit and wonder just how we can go on,
but they say it's always darkest right before the dawn...

CHORUS:
Spawn of Adam, children of Eve;
lonely exiles... rebel seed!
Our past forgotten, our future unclear;
we sip the hemlock of illusion and fear.

Will we ever find our way back home?
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Comments: 30
Fans: 17
Plays: 37
Downloads: 0
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 11, 2019 - 08:57:53 AM
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2019 - 01:53:24 PM Last Played: Jul 15, 2019 - 04:19:50 AM
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Skean said 36 days ago (June 11th, 2019)
Children Of Eve
Nice work on this Michael, enjoyed, peace bro.
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Calchas said 36 days ago (June 11th, 2019)
Thank you Kenta!
Peace to you and Linda as well my friend!

:-)
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Warren Smith said 36 days ago (June 11th, 2019)
Come Together, Right Now
Interesting mix of Classical and Biblical references to drive home the point.

The experimental tuning has produced a solid soundtrack.

Don't you love that moment when you match a lyrical concept with a powerful soundtrack and it all comes together.
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Calchas said 36 days ago (June 11th, 2019)
An attentive listener!
Thanks for the nice comment Warren. And yes, when soundtrack and concept mesh it's a wonderful feeling!
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Daugrin said 36 days ago (June 11th, 2019)
Mix master
Compare this mix with those from several years ago. Yer using yer home studio as an instrument and the production supports the vision of the material.
Has to be satisfying for you, we can hear the improvement in production on every outing. Bravo.

Daug

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Calchas said 35 days ago (June 12th, 2019)
Thank you Daug...
If I'm sounding better these days it's because of my critics... you included of course. Many thanks for all the help, and the props.
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Dadai.2 said 36 days ago (June 11th, 2019)
Daug said it but...
not all that need be said.

Great song. Lyrics are engrossingly deep, yet accessible to the listener. Your vocal rises to the quality of the lyrics, i.e. excellent singing. And the instrumentals are as perfect as I could hope for, if this were my song. You're soaring in your song-making. Kudos...

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Calchas said 35 days ago (June 12th, 2019)
Hey Jack...
I appreciate the props bro. Although I'm a tad uncertain about my singing in that first verse... Sigh... My house is rather crowded right now and it's hard to get more than a short window during which I can lay down vocals...

Glad you enjoyed this one.

Be well my friend!
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Narad said 35 days ago (June 12th, 2019)
Children Of Eve
Great work ! Take a bow ! :)
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Calchas said 35 days ago (June 12th, 2019)
Thanks Harald!
... I appreciate your support my friend!
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charlieknight said 35 days ago (June 12th, 2019)
fantastic production
you really have nailed the mix here. Good work.
I'm reminded a bit of Jethro Tull on this.

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Calchas said 33 days ago (June 14th, 2019)
Ha ha...
I felt the Tull connection too, right from the start. I tried to put lots of midi flute in but couldn't make it work, so I settled for the organ, which seems to have worked out just fine after all.

Thanks for the props on the mix.
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KCsGROOVE said 35 days ago (June 12th, 2019)
children of eve
this piece has a progrock vibe.
Your vocals suddenly reminded me of Peter Hamill of Van der Graafgenerator :-)
cool guitarwork too
more cowbell ! :-)
KC
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Calchas said 33 days ago (June 14th, 2019)
Not enough cowbell at MJ!
A little slow for prog but I know what you mean KC. I've never heard Peter Hamill but I'll take it as a compliment.
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AllenDean said 34 days ago (June 13th, 2019)
A very cool tune
Well, thanks to Puffin, i can listen on my iOS device!!
Yay!
Ok.
So, i hope you take this the right way; this has a super cool Spinal Tap vibe, and i mean that as a huge spinal tap fan. Not that what you’re writing is satire like theirs, but the instrumentation, and vocals really gave me chills, and made me want to listen to some TAP!
Thanks for sharing your music!!
AD19
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Calchas said 33 days ago (June 14th, 2019)
I like the TAP as well Allen
but the main influence here is---as Charlie noted---good ol' Jethro Tull.

Chills, eh?

:-)
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grah3am said 34 days ago (June 13th, 2019)
A corker
You've been listening to those Groundhogs albums, but this has your hallmark. Another 70's band that this recalls is Atomic Rooster - it's the organ. Also - no DL? I still listen to the Wyndsok song, and would love to have this in my iTunes box.
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Calchas said 33 days ago (June 14th, 2019)
I was also an AR fan back in the day...
especially of their second and third albums, so the influence is probably lurking about in my subconscious looking for an opportunity to escape.

My "hallmark." ---I like that!
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DWL said 30 days ago (June 17th, 2019)
Another epic
Prog rock still rules!

So much going on here Mike.

Loved the lyrics and arrangement and your vocal is right on point.

Splendid work Mr W!

Cheers

Dick
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Calchas said 30 days ago (June 17th, 2019)
Thank you Mr. Langford!
"Splendid" is good, right? Ha ha...

Glad you enjoyed the tune my friend!
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867-5309 said 30 days ago (June 17th, 2019)
back
put together like iron butterfly's - 'my mirage' - kind of - especially the vocals - sounds like doug ingle . . . guitar is like eric brann's . . really nice . . .
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Calchas said 26 days ago (June 21st, 2019)
Doug Ingle?
That seems a bit of a stretch to me... As for "My Mirage," I can hear the connection. Nice call!
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eanbardsley said 29 days ago (June 18th, 2019)
This was so great!...
My favorite of yours too date. The rhythm guitar moves well with a great grove. Nice soloing and the keyboard works so well with this.
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Calchas said 26 days ago (June 21st, 2019)
Thanks Ean!
I tried working with midi flute but to no avail; switched to organ and then everything fell together nicely. Thanks for listening and commenting my friend!
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bronco said 28 days ago (June 20th, 2019)
The Past, Present and Future
Life seems like a huge circle to me right now. Around and around it goes and where it stops only Trump knows. The only thing I ask is if they drop the big one that they drop it right on top of me. Those will be the lucky ones not the survivors who will drop back into a medieval lifestyle or worse.

As for the song, it was filled with sweet little riffs, sustained drone guitar and nice drumming. I heard a little of Jethro Tull in there and kept waiting for the maniac flute solo. Good job, well done, actually sounds like a real song unlike other posters we know.
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Calchas said 26 days ago (June 21st, 2019)
I would prefer
a medieval lifestyle. Most of what we have been taught about that period is sheer BS, concocted by the likes of Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot and their lying accomplices. Thankfully, since just before the 80s more and more responsible and honest historians are correcting these dark myths. But this really isn't the place for that discussion...

Anyhoo, it is always good to hear from a fellow old-timer like yourself. Glad you enjoyed the tune!

Be well my friend!
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awigze said 21 days ago (June 26th, 2019)
Mike
Kind of an Ultimate Spinach lilt.... Im digging your vocals!
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Calchas said 18 days ago (June 29th, 2019)
Ugggh...
Never liked "Ultimate Spinach"! What a singularly infelicitous comparison!

Oh well... Still, I'm glad you enjoyed my singing this time out.

:-)
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RichardSchletty said 20 days ago (June 27th, 2019)
Epic
"We need a wise and powerful Hand to lead us out of this dark land!"

Amen.

Well penned, played and mastered.

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Calchas said 18 days ago (June 29th, 2019)
Thanks so much Rich!
Always good to see you on site old friend!

Be well!
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