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Author Topic: Mousetown (George,Johnny, +offsite musician) - prog  (Read 366 times)
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« on: August 08, 2017, 11:36:27 AM »

A song by me and an off-site musician, Eric Glass (aka "Ender"). More than 8 minutes of prog-rock goodness.

I started with some lyrics by Johnny, and edited them and added some more. We took it in the direction of being an allegory on Hollywood.

Music: Eric Glass, George Williams
Lyrics: Johnny Williams, George Williams
Instruments and production: Eric Glass
Vocals: George Williams

"Mousetown Cover Art"

Mousetown

In the black neon light
That Mousetown calls a night
The rats are running silent through the maze
Searching for the sick
And playing dirty tricks
For all the cats who gather round graze

She flies all around
With her soul un-bound
Looking down on Mousetown

Her eyes are round
And she hears every sound
Looking down in Mousetown

Rats are keeping watch
At the city walls
They plot with fatted cats
For the weak, the meek and the very small

They run for their meals
She listens to them squeal
As they run themselves to death
turning little mouse wheels

A big mouse parade is all the rage in the downtown
Where the streets are a maze filled with alley-ways
All the mice get lost as they march around
Down in Mousetown

High on her perch
She hears the Mousetown church
A squeaky choir singing of redemption

To the Greatest Mouse, on high
Who lives up in the sky
And gives every mouse his personal attention

Buzzards love to hover
Above those dirty rats
Consuming what's leftover
From all those fat, lazy cats

For magical soy beans
Spliced with jelly-fish genes
And water laced
With mousy waste and gasoline

A big mouse parade is all the rage in the downtown
Where the streets are a maze filled with alley-ways
All the mice get lost as they march around
Down in Mousetown

Ooh Mousetown

The mice are tricked by rats who lead them by the tail to cats
For a moment they are popular
When eaten they are forgotten
Until the next best mouse comes along
When they're caught they squeal, and feign surprise
The dirty rats have caught them with their poisoned lies

Scurrying, running and hiding
Their little legs almost a blur
They run for their lives when they realise
They're food for the rest of the world

Wide-eyed and hopeful
Another batch into the fray
Like lambs to the slaughter
Some won't survive to the end of the day

An all-you-can-eat free-for-all
Fatted cats just got to eat
Naively the mice never realise they exist,
Purely to feed the cats

She flies all around
With her soul un-bound

A big mouse parade is all the rage in Mousetown
She flies all around
With her soul un-bound

A big mouse parade is all the rage in Mousetown
She flies all around
With her soul un-bound

A big mouse parade is all the rage in Mousetown
Magical soy beans
Spliced with jelly-fish genes

A big mouse parade is all the rage in Mousetown
Scurrying, running and hiding
Little legs almost a blur




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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 03:32:24 AM »

Hi George,

Absolutely brilliant!!!

Great vocals, performances and mix. I like the theatrical aspects of the track coupled with the rock passages.

Sounds totally professional.

Andy
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 06:36:43 AM »

Many thanks Andy. I have worked with Eric Glass (aka "Ender") a little before, we both contributed to an epic cover of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" which was produced by someone else, but this is my first serious project with him.

Here's some of his work, it is privilege to work with him:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFxL_1tGwEg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmJP199-Az4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5m_O6jRbaA

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 08:52:42 AM »

Fantastic George.

This was a well constructed song and you can tell a lot of thought went into this. I fear this would be far too complex for the young of today with their 6 second concentration span (......I'm kidding).

I love this!
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 10:27:39 AM »

Now on youtube: https://youtu.be/bKhsN_Rr_Cs
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 01:32:24 PM »

Heard this one already via facebook...
Really great!!!

The "matter", though, is a rip-off  Grin or maybe a second use of the Mousetown lyrics idea by Johnny himself.
Johnny, Era, Todd and another off-site drummer did a song called Little owl, also based on Johnny┬┤s Mousetown lyrics
http://www.musicianscollaboration.com/forum/index.php?topic=10949.0

Anyway! Both songs are great in their own right Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 05:29:55 PM »

Henry, lyrics re-used with Johnny's permission., and added to by myself.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 11:14:13 AM »

Henry, lyrics re-used with Johnny's permission., and added to by myself.

Yeah, cool! It really turned out great, this Eric Glass is a very talented guy!!! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 08:08:27 AM »

Hi all, "offsite musician" here Smiley

Thanks for the kind words, I am looking forward to hearing some more of the creations going on around here.



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