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#430099 - 09/17/17 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Topsy-Turvy World
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Topsy-Turvy World

A new one - Leon's obviously been reading too many news articles!

Vocal & Lyrics Leon
I played the electric guitars and sang a bit.

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Topsy –Turvy World

Everything’s been said
Still you keep on talking
Every place been reached
Still you keep on walking
Everything I know
Someone knew already
Every pose I strike
A little more unsteady
Try to tell the truth
They tell me it’s subjective
Say that I’ve got proof
They say my reasoning’s defective
The winners tell the story
To the victors go the spoils
The serpent has the hostages
Hidden in his coils

Who’ll set them free?
Who will release them?
From the tyranny
Of this topsy-turvy world


Everyone I know agrees
Our polity is toxic
Make a thing nobody needs
And every outlet stocks it
Echoes in the chamber
That’s all that I am hearing
Bankers on the beachfront
Negatively gearing
Corporations growing fat
Like tics upon a carcass
Eye each other up and down
To see whose suit’s the sharpest
The rich are getting richer
And the rest of us are seething
The lies are almost planet-sized
That some folks are believing

Who’ll set us free?
Who will release us?
From the tyranny
Of this topsy-turvy world



See my neighbours packing up
To move to higher ground
I hear what they are saying
But I think I’ll stick around
Darling is it true?
That it’s all a simulation
There’s some things for which that would be
A useful explanation
But when you kiss me at the door
And say I have to go
I can’t believe the way I feel
Is just a line of code
I watch the flowers blooming
Listen to the magpies call
Try not to think too much
About the meaning of it all

Who’ll set us free?
Who will release us?
From the tyranny
Of this topsy-turvy world


[Repeat chorus]

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#430113 - 09/17/17 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Very nice, Peter and Leon! Nice Roger Waters feel to it. Really enjoyed it!

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#430122 - 09/17/17 07:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Peter,
Leon`s very sharp lyrics are front and centre here ( too many cool ones to quote!) and he delivers them well with a nice deadpan twist.
I like the doomy sounding riffs you play and that double tracked slide guitar at the close.
An enjoyable musical reality-check!

Robert

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#430130 - 09/17/17 09:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Hi Peter & Leon,


I agree with the deadpan delivery of this - good choice for the lyric. And the guitar intonation is a perfect fit. This may seem somewhat of a stretch but I can hear Leon Redbone tearing this one up! He's slightly more deadpan in his usual delivery but I can still hear him doing it.

But, you gentlemen did a super job on it in all respects. Nice work!

Alan
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#430149 - 09/18/17 04:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Cool song! Great lyrics, I love lyrics that make you think a little. Lots of great lines, I think my favorite is:
"I can’t believe the way I feel
Is just a line of code"
Nice playing in the outro too.
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#430180 - 09/18/17 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Peter,

I really enjoyed this. Super lyrics, great production and excellent vocals.

You are really coming out with a string of hits here recently.
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#430185 - 09/18/17 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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I agree with Steve on this one. I got the Roger Waters feel as well as soon as the song started. I think it was Peters guitar... Super collaboration.. Well done

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#430201 - 09/18/17 09:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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This was awesome! It makes me think of a country-fied version of Pink Floyd, almost. The backing tracks are dark and menacing, and really drew me in. Great lyrics, great mood, and just overall a great tune!

Thanks so much for sharing smile
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#430214 - 09/18/17 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Leon & Peter...

An Excellent Write! As Robert said, good lines all over the place! Solid. Stellar rhymes! - subjective/defective toxic/stocks it carcass/sharpest seething/believing simulation/explanation - nice!

Terrific vocal.

Nice guitar work. Good mix. Cool sound.

Excellent work from both of you. Great listen. Superb!

fj

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#430229 - 09/18/17 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Very nice, Peter and Leon! Nice Roger Waters feel to it. Really enjoyed it!

Steve


Steve
Thanks for that - Roger Waters...Much appreciated.

Peter

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#430232 - 09/18/17 03:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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This is really good!

Great vocals and lyrics backed by some excellent dark tracks. Great guitar work and mix.

Two thumbs up.
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#430316 - 09/19/17 09:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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This is good...real good.

Love the lyric and, man, the rhymes are amazing. If I had that gift of rhyme I might attempt to write more!

"Darling is it true?
That it’s all a simulation
There’s some things for which that would be
A useful explanation"

I hope not but.....

You two had some great symbiosis going here with the establishment of the dark vibe and it really worked.

The fine vocal performance and guitar are iced with the engaging production.

Excellent!

J&B

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#430350 - 09/19/17 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter,
Leon`s very sharp lyrics are front and centre here ( too many cool ones to quote!) and he delivers them well with a nice deadpan twist.
I like the doomy sounding riffs you play and that double tracked slide guitar at the close.
An enjoyable musical reality-check!

Robert


Robert

Thanks for the review - glad you liked the lyrics I'll pass those comments on.

Peter

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#430357 - 09/19/17 03:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Ooo, what a smooth sounding song! It has this darker feel to it that I really enjoy. laugh It makes it feel like there's something just lurking beneath the surface of the water. Thanks for sharing.
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#430368 - 09/19/17 05:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Peter, this is really an interesting song! I kept trying to pin the style to a particular artist but couldn't. Maybe a little Beatlesque in places (primarily Lennon) but to me its rather unique. Those chord changes in the verses are really attention grabbing! Everthing sounds great! Thanks, Torrey
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#430445 - 09/20/17 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Peter & Leon,


I agree with the deadpan delivery of this - good choice for the lyric. And the guitar intonation is a perfect fit. This may seem somewhat of a stretch but I can hear Leon Redbone tearing this one up! He's slightly more deadpan in his usual delivery but I can still hear him doing it.

But, you gentlemen did a super job on it in all respects. Nice work!

Alan


Thanks Alan enjoyed your comments.

Peter

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#430572 - 09/21/17 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Cool song! Great lyrics, I love lyrics that make you think a little. Lots of great lines, I think my favorite is:
"I can’t believe the way I feel
Is just a line of code"
Nice playing in the outro too.


Dave
Much appreciated thanks.

Peter

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#430653 - 09/21/17 10:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Hello, Peter

Very cool song! Excellent vocals!
The guitar riffs of the minor cliché (F#m - F#mmaj7 - F#m7- F#mmaj7) is producing a unique mood.
The part which modulates to a major key in the middle of the song is also wonderful.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#430748 - 09/22/17 01:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: PeterF]
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Being a super Pink Floyd fan myself this really hits the spot!
This has some Division Bell influences.

Super cool guys!

Rob
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#430755 - 09/22/17 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Topsy-Turvy World [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Peter,

I really enjoyed this. Super lyrics, great production and excellent vocals.

You are really coming out with a string of hits here recently.


Thanks David.

Peter

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