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Byzantium

Posted By: Dan Tindall

Byzantium - 05/16/07 12:07 AM

Hi Folks

Here's a new song - 'Byzantium'

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=217840&songID=5346791


if anybody fancies a listen....

Dan smile

You're the lady of the river
You always make me shiver
With a racy glaciated dirty smile
You are handsome, you were sweet
And dancing to a beat
That was 57 seconds out of style
Natural and cool
The product of a school
That always gives pleasure to the poor

Animated, swift
An unexpected gift
All your holy icons in a row
Always looking west
Always looking east
And always looking sideways at the devil on your shoulder
You were strong and you were tall
Just before the fall
That made every living breath a disaster

A miracle of light
A kiss before goodnight
All the unexpected beauty of an unexpected fight
You were handsome, you were pure
And always de rigeur
The west of the well-dressed dandy northern men
You're the lady of the river
You always make me shiver
With your racy glaciated northern smile
Posted By: Scott Campbell

Re: Byzantium - 05/16/07 05:26 AM

Now that was cool!

Man, I can't believe how you fit some of those lines in grin

Loved this, Dan - cool harp!


Scott
Posted By: Linda Sings

Re: Byzantium - 05/16/07 05:44 AM

That was one wild ride!!
Interesting slide guitar in there and nice danceable rythym too.
Wild lyrics--I don't quite understand 'em but lots of imagery and stuff going on in there.
My one nit is I might like to hear a killer catchy melody in there somewhere, but the talk-singing is OK too.

Linda
Posted By: mattbanx

Re: Byzantium - 05/16/07 05:53 AM

I could sense kind of a ZZ Top kind of feel if some electric guitar and some drum work was placed in.
I can only speak of rock since that is mainly what I get into.

I liked the harmonica.
Got quite a nice tuneful out of it and the lyrics seemed to fit the mood.

Fun listen!

Matt
Posted By: Dan Tindall

Re: Byzantium - 05/16/07 11:43 PM

Originally Posted by Scott Campbell
Now that was cool!

Man, I can't believe how you fit some of those lines in grin

Loved this, Dan - cool harp!


Scott


Hi Scott smile

I'm not quite sure myself how I managed that! smile Just sort of happened that way...!

thanks man - glad you liked it smile

Dan smile
Posted By: Dan Tindall

Re: Byzantium - 05/16/07 11:51 PM

Originally Posted by Linda P. Adams
That was one wild ride!!
Interesting slide guitar in there and nice danceable rythym too.
Wild lyrics--I don't quite understand 'em but lots of imagery and stuff going on in there.
My one nit is I might like to hear a killer catchy melody in there somewhere, but the talk-singing is OK too.

Linda


Hey Linda smile

I'm afraid that's my 'voice' - maybe I should try and 'sing' a bit more sometimes, but I suspect that's about as good as it gets! I've been writing some new tunes recently, and a couple of them seem to be a bit more 'folky', so maybe I'll try applying some melody... smile

thanks for having a listen smile

Dan smile
Posted By: Dan Tindall

Re: Byzantium - 05/16/07 11:59 PM

Originally Posted by My Name?
I could sense kind of a ZZ Top kind of feel if some electric guitar and some drum work was placed in.
I can only speak of rock since that is mainly what I get into.

I liked the harmonica.
Got quite a nice tuneful out of it and the lyrics seemed to fit the mood.

Fun listen!

Matt


Hi there Matt - thanks for having a listen smile

I see what you mean about the ZZ Top feel - I guess they do stand on a line where blues meets blues rock, so electricity would do something similar to this song.

cheers

Dan smile
Posted By: Dan Monk

Re: Byzantium - 05/21/07 05:49 PM

As always - excellent. I get out of breath just listening. smile loved it.
Posted By: Dan Tindall

Re: Byzantium - 05/22/07 12:04 AM

Originally Posted by Dan Monk
As always - excellent. I get out of breath just listening. smile loved it.


Hi Dan smile

Thanks man! - I think I might go a little more laid back for the next few tunes I'm working on - playing this one live is a killer! smile

Dan smile
Posted By: Dan Monk

Re: Byzantium - 05/22/07 07:07 AM

Originally Posted by ThirdRatePoet
Originally Posted by Dan Monk
As always - excellent. I get out of breath just listening. smile loved it.


Hi Dan smile

Thanks man! - I think I might go a little more laid back for the next few tunes I'm working on - playing this one live is a killer! smile

Dan smile

I can understand that. grin
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