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This one's a little darker than my normal offerings. Musically is slow acoustic, it's a little bit like the first part of Tracey Chapman's "Give me one reason"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2kEx5BLoC4 .

Dancing with ghosts
© 2014 Copyright Paul Brady

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I find it inconceivable, that you should call yourself my friend
But I’m not unreasonable, you know I’ll be there ‘till the end

Dancing, dancing with myself
I’m dancing, dancing with myself

The more I intellectualise it, the more I think of you
How you always scrutinise, every single thing I do

Dancing, dancing with myself
I’m dancing, dancing with myself

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Sometimes I can almost feel you breathe
and I can’t let go and you can never leave

Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself

But this is so acceptable, that we're both here at the end
This time it’s irreversible, goodbye my old friend


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Hi Paul,

Good start :D

I'm not sure why you are going with "Dancing, dancing with myself" instead of just saying "Dancing, dancing with ghosts/a ghost" or "Feels like I'm dancing with a ghost".....or just change the title....(I guess after the challenge) to "dancing with myself" or dancing alone.

I look forward to the listen

Thanks for sharing.

James


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 pbee
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I'm not sure why you are going with "Dancing, dancing with myself" instead of just saying "Dancing, dancing with ghosts/a ghost"

ah yes the $64,000 question (doesn't seem that much these days :( )

thanks for the read

cheers
Paul


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Great lyric - can't wait to hear it. :) 'Give Me One Reason' is one of my favourite blues songs.

Take care,

Casey


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Hi Paul,

Love the lyrics and I actually like that you'll didn't use the title in the verses. My only question would be with regard to the bridge -
Sometimes I can almost feel you breathe
I can’t let go and you can never leave

I'm wondering about "you can never leave"

Just not clear to me the reason . . . . what compels the ghost not to leave?
is it that - "I won't let you leave" or does the ghost have another reason for never leaving . . . . . . . .

Neil


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 pbee
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Thanks guys,
Casey, yes Tracey Chapman is one of my favourite artists.
Neil,
Just not clear to me the reason . . . . what compels the ghost not to leave?
for me this is at the heart of this song, the Ghost he is dancing with is his own demonized self (bipolar self), think Gollum in that scene where debates with himself. And so for our subject there is no escape, save one.

Thanks for the comments.

Paul


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I'm thinking of changing this line
Dancing, dancing with myself
I’m dancing, dancing with myself to
Dancing, dancing with myself
I’m dancing, dancing around myself
to reinforce the sparring nature of the interplay what do people think ?


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mp3 can be found here:
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Wow! Wonderful MP3. Really enjoyed it.

Neil


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 pbee
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Thanks Neil :D


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Wow! Wonderful MP3. Really enjoyed it.

+1 Great job with the minimalistic approach on the instrumentation. It works well.


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Nice to see you put your reggae groove to wonderful use. Like this a lot, Paul, especially how smoothly you took words I'd never think of as lyrical (such as scrutinise) and effortlessly incorporated them into your song.

Looking forward to more.

Peace


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 pbee
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Thanks James and David
Nice to see you put your reggae groove to wonderful use
yes I'm really enjoying my old $15 beater guitar at the moment, I think I've glued it back together at least twice. Quite appropriate I think for a reggae groove. Actually the last 3 songs were done on this guitar :D .

Paul


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That's a nice one! What brand?

Peace


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 pbee
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Its called a "Mitello" and its had a fair old beating throughout its life, on the back is got old stickers and someone carved the school it used to belong to. It's quite nice to think of all the pleasure (and pain no doubt) that this instrument has given and its still working hard :D.


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