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All The Nothing I Want
on: November 08, 2018, 01:22:45
"That doesn`t make sense" my 10 yr old commented, reading the title to this song. He wasn`t impressed with my " some good things don`t make sense" response, but the guy in this Retire In Paradise tale seems to be getting the hang of it.

https://soundcloud.com/user-564042721/all-the-nothing-i-want 


           All The Nothing I Want

when you can explain your dream last night to me
I`ll tell you how got to Eden from the scrap heap
a crank with a permanent toothache
a suitcase and the watch they gave

not one of your Ten Best Boutique Hotels
my house is all tin broken bricks and shells
between the temple and the tangle
snoozing where cobras dangle
in this heaven of green
under the red Flame Tree

standing in the rain til the crazy washes off
night takes wing to a chorus of frogs
I`ve got time
I`ve got time
for all the nothing I want

its a long way from all I once aspired
a tidy lot on the Truman Show where I`d retire
among totems taboos and demons
I`m painting girls like Gauguin

`til monks throw my worry lines
on the burning ground fire I`m resigned
like a toddler with a toy plane
I`ll tinker with my songs in the slow lane
where the sea`s as blue as the sky
another stranger in the Land of Smiles

standing in the rain til the crazy washes off
night takes wing to a chorus of frogs
trying to read the signs for left and right
children stare even dogs take fright
I`ve got time
I`ve got time
for all the nothing I want

Robert Cordrey Oct.2018


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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 07:31:53
When I joined the kitchen, I wanted to express my love for the small things in life that makes me happy. Only to find that the name 'man of simple pleasures' already had been taken. By a guy who makes very nice music too, so I was easily consoled.

This song @robertkc brings that feeling to me.
Not perse white sub tropic beaches, but the feeling of being at ease and happy.

I like it very much. Give the frogs my love.
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 09:57:07
I like this languid poem Robert, every word of the lyrics seems so well considered, and it conjures up so well the simple idealism of a simple, easy life. Also enjoyed all the unusual sound effects and subtle counter melodies going along there in the background.

It took two listens for it all to fall into place for me, as structurally you have got quite long verses and short choruses, and the choruses are (fittingly, given the subject) relatively understated. Now I can picture the whole thing, yeah on second listen it grew on me a lot and I really enjoyed it. Very 'visual'.

Very intelligent song.  ::thumb::
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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 13:13:09
@robertkc

I love the guitar work! Reminds me of Far cry 5, as it has familiar type of music  in the background haha. Very cool!


Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 14:27:51
Lovely stuff mate.  The first thing I like about this is the way it sounds assembled from all the crap around you on your desert island.
All that discordant beach junk percussion is a very nice touch. Inspired, mate.... frogs and insects aswell.
Most people who do songs in this vein sound like they're shipwrecked on a $1000 a day recording studio!

Love that tremor in your voice ,it gives your voice a yearning and a vulnerability,  same as Neil Young's does.
Yeah it's all good, lovely song, really enjoyed it.


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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 14:37:09
Really fine tune! Thought provoking lyrics that are wonderfully presented in the song........just everything about this one is....right.

between the temple and the tangle
snoozing where cobras dangle


Yeah.
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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 18:54:06
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: @robertkc

what a great song and recording  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 23:02:47
When I joined the kitchen, I wanted to express my love for the small things in life that makes me happy. Only to find that the name 'man of simple pleasures' already had been taken. By a guy who makes very nice music too, so I was easily consoled.

This song @robertkc brings that feeling to me.
Not perse white sub tropic beaches, but the feeling of being at ease and happy.

I like it very much. Give the frogs my love.
Kind regards, Gus

Thank you for getting the heart of this @LePlongeur .Unfortunately I`m living far from the frogs right now so there`s a bit of yearning in this.
 Funny - I once Googled a song title  I had written thinking " bet its a first"; I was wrong,  but carried on anyway as I liked my angle .

Robert

I like this languid poem Robert, every word of the lyrics seems so well considered, and it conjures up so well the simple idealism of a simple, easy life. Also enjoyed all the unusual sound effects and subtle counter melodies going along there in the background.

It took two listens for it all to fall into place for me, as structurally you have got quite long verses and short choruses, and the choruses are (fittingly, given the subject) relatively understated. Now I can picture the whole thing, yeah on second listen it grew on me a lot and I really enjoyed it. Very 'visual'.

Very intelligent song.  ::thumb::

I can be too wordy sometimes, so its good to hear you liked the lyrics @MichaelA  Integrating the Asian instruments into this was a challenge ( I have tons of material but the tuning  of Thai folk instruments is often from a different musical universe.)
Thanks for your listens and positive comments :)

Robert


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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 02:09:07
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I love the guitar work! Reminds me of Far cry 5, as it has familiar type of music  in the background haha. Very cool!

@Introverse77 This is going to date me- I`ve never heard of that band- will check them out now.That there`s a bouzouki with some Asian instrument playing along.

Lovely stuff mate.  The first thing I like about this is the way it sounds assembled from all the crap around you on your desert island.
All that discordant beach junk percussion is a very nice touch. Inspired, mate.... frogs and insects aswell.
Most people who do songs in this vein sound like they're shipwrecked on a $1000 a day recording studio!

Love that tremor in your voice ,it gives your voice a yearning and a vulnerability,  same as Neil Young's does.
Yeah it's all good, lovely song, really enjoyed it.

Now there`s a review that made my day! You nailed it with how I wanted this to sound cobbled together- thank you @eric craptone




Really fine tune! Thought provoking lyrics that are wonderfully presented in the song........just everything about this one is....right.

between the temple and the tangle
snoozing where cobras dangle


Yeah.

@Leonard Scaper  I remember that cobra so well... the scariest and most beautiful of garden visitors.
Thanks for the positive comments.

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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 21:19:40
I like this one @robertkc - enough said

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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #10 on: November 14, 2018, 22:04:42
Hi @robertkc ,

Oh yeah! I really liked this. Marvelous lyrics  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 18:51:34
@MrBouzouki , @smajor  Thank you those listens and comments.

Robert


Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #12 on: November 17, 2018, 17:02:37
Nice Jaunty guitars pal, good tune and melody.


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Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #13 on: November 19, 2018, 00:46:55
@realkevm  Glad you got a happy vibe fromthis-thanks for having a listen.

Robert


Re: All The Nothing I Want
Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 02:53:34
Hey @robertkc  ... there is so much to like about this track!

Such as:
Great stereo image - guitars, percussion and sounds on both sides of my head
Lovely upfront vocals!
Awesome and thought-provoking lyrics

Very, very nice! Good show!
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