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#395976 - 02/13/17 10:26 PM [User Showcase] Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here
Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 221
Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
I reckon some of you and not just Aussies will have come across Byron Bay. It's on the easternmost point of Australia and apart from being home to Bluesfest - now a major adult music festival - it attracts around 2 million visitors a year to its beaches, subtropical climate and alt lifestyle charms. I was drawn here myself around 10 years ago. As the years have gone by and I've gotten older I've noticed the visitors get younger and miraculously more beautiful. Go figure! Well this is a song about that. The song will explain the rest.

Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here

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Additional tracking: vox, elec gtr, mandolin, tambourine.

People here are so damn beautiful
People here are so damn young
People here have so much time to spend
They can spend it all day in the sun
Or so it seems to you and me baby
As we change down another gear
Everything about us makes us strangers here

The views from the seaside mansions
God they’re so damn fine
Perhaps in another universe
I could even make them mine
While you and me baby we sit around
Staring at the bottom of our beers
Everything about us makes us strangers here

Another macca latté in the neighbourhood
A little more loving while the going’s good
You’re Piscean honey I can tell from your eyes
Everything about us makes us strangers here

People here are so damned earnest babe
They say they wanna change the world
And everybody’s in such a hurry
Before the day turns cold
But you and me baby we know all that
We’re still swinging from the chandeliers
Everything about us makes us strangers here
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#395985 - 02/14/17 01:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3638
Loc: Sydney Australia
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Loc: Sydney Australia
Matcham
Haven't been there for a few years - was pretty young when I first went - was a fairly quiet little place back then.
Nice song - good hook - enjoyed it.

Peter

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#396036 - 02/14/17 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5098
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
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Excellent song. Loved the imagery in your lyrics. Super vocal and backtrack.

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#396066 - 02/14/17 01:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 12/05/11
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Loc: GA USA
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All around fine lyric and production. This would make a very cool video as the imagery is so good.

Like Peter said "good hook," indeed.

We enjoyed it!

J&B

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#396101 - 02/14/17 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 01/18/16
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Joe -PG Music Offline
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Hi Matcham, Byron Bay sounds like a wicked time! - I really enjoyed the song, I feel the song definitely captured a good vibe to share. Well done! smile
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#396244 - 02/16/17 02:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 01/29/17
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WOW!
I thought the way you sang it was quite moving Matcham.
Again I love lyrics that have a story behind them.

Well done!
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#396251 - 02/16/17 03:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 07/05/16
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Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Registered: 07/05/16
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Hey thanks for the rap youse lot. Glad you enjoyed it.
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#396419 - 02/17/17 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 11/19/12
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Loc: Middletown, PA.
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First of all I really like this write, very strong
little like Mark Knopfler to my ear, which is something I always
like a lot. I like the instruments and mix too.

Kenny

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#396487 - 02/17/17 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 221
Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Registered: 07/05/16
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Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Thanks Kenny. Mark Knopfler is definitely an influence, so astutely observed. I'm quite drawn to his guitar voicings and am also a fingerstyle picker.
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#396489 - 02/17/17 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4409
Loc: New York
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Loc: New York
Matcham,

This song is really great - loved it! A new favorite for me... Great vocal and production as well.

Bob
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#396495 - 02/17/17 05:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14097
Loc: Hamlin NY
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This is perfect in so many ways. The vocals, instrumentation, mix and the lyrics are spot on. As an old phat I can really relate to this one.

Two thumbs up.
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#396721 - 02/18/17 11:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Everything About Us Makes Us Strangers Here [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 221
Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Registered: 07/05/16
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Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Thanks Bob and Mario. Two thumbs up!
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