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SSG Year 5 Week 12 - I Don't Know You're Name - with MP3

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(@chefie)
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Hi all,

Interesting topic this week. Leaves a lot to the imagination. Comments and suggestions welcome. Thanks.

http://www.soundclick.com/neilstuart

I Don't Know You're Name

I never met you and I don't know your name
but each day I pass you it's always the same
you smile and wish me a good day
I smile back then we go on our separate ways

it's been happening like that as long as I recall
a simple greeting, no more, that's all
and it's hard to express how much you're smile means
how it begins my day and the benefit it brings

I love the way you dress, I love the way you walk
and though you only say a few words I love the way you talk
and I imagine you're some lucky guys wife
two or three kids and a wonderful life

then one day comes and I'm in the right place
I look around but I can't find your face
and suddenly everything's changed
the pattern of my life has been rearranged

and another day comes and another days goes
what happened to you I can only suppose
and what I took for granted year after year
has suddenly aroused my greatest fear

and it's funny how we look at things and see the way we do
the things we make up and pretend that they're true
how over the years we'd become such good friends
and nothing could bring our friendship to an end

from a distance you were perfect in every way
nothing you could do or nothing you could say
that could ever make me change my mind
perfection in life is so hard to find

and I wish I knew more about you, couldn't know less
every thing I think I know, it's all just a guess
are you alone now in life just like me
this imaginary vision makes it so hard to see

so where are you now my smiling friend
another day begins and another day ends
and I'm so lost without you and I don't know your name
and nothing I believe will ever be the same

I never met you and I don't know your name


   
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(@sarah)
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Love the idea behind this one. I think everyone unknowingly depends on those few odd people just to be there, even if they don't play any significant part in our lives except to be at the bus stop or live on the same floor.

The lines that struck me were
and what I took for granted year after year
has suddenly aroused my greatest fear

What is the greatest fear referred to here?

I might replace "I never met you" with "I don't know you" as in some ways you've met this person if you say hi to her... Or do you? I like how this starts to get one thinking of what "knowing" and "meeting" someone really means.

Just a few thoughts. :)


   
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(@chefie)
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Thanks Sarah, for your comments and ideas.

"my greatest fear" alludes to how unreal and or intangable those things that we take for granted are . . how dependant we become . . . and the realization of that . . . . . But I can understand you're confusion. I have problems with that line in my own mind.

And in the scenerio I've created, I never speak, and the acknowledgement is only with a smile . . . . and so I kinda like the idea that we never have formally met, never gone beyond passing strangers . . . . and yes, I wanted to delve into that idea of what it means to meet . . . . to know someone.

Neil


   
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 pbee
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Neil,
I think you capture that experience that I guess we all have in our lives when we regularly see someone else, very well. Excellent take on the assignment.

Paul


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(@barnabus-rox)
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Very nice Neil ..

Might make me twice to those people that I see every day same place same time as we acknowledge each other ...

I enjoyed your MP3 ...

Well done

Trevor

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


   
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(@straycat)
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hey neil.

i like your song. from the moment your first look at it, it comes snuggling up like an old friend.
also listened to the mp3. i love the way it's getting faster/more intense towards the end.

good stuff:-)
cheers,
straycat.

"oh, eventually it will break your heart" - anders wendin


   
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 Celt
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Neil,

As said before you really managed to connect to the situation.

I especially enjoyed the parts in italics. Nice job there both lyrically
and musically.

These lines seem somewhat familiar:
and suddenly everything's changed
the pattern of my life has been rearranged

Did you use something similar before in another song?

John

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt


   
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 Bob
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Hi Chefie

This was definitely what I had in mind for this assignment. Really enjoyable listen

Great stuff

Bob :wink:

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