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    Posted: September 29 2017 at 23:03


https://soundcloud.com/limpid-green/01there-were-giants-in-those-days-temp-vox

This is an experiment. We are a duo of multi-instrumentalists, both completely lacking any vocal abilities. We have this album recorded, sans vocals. I started putting a computer voice on just to get the phrasing of the lyrics down and the arrangements laid out. This is one of the songs with temporary voice.

I was wondering what would happen if I threw this out there - and someone with a real interesting voice might stumble on it and be completely enthralled and say "Wow - I want to sing that!" and then contact me and I would send him or her a track and he or she would record his or her vocals and our album would sell millions of copies and we would become rich rock stars.

These are the lyrics:

1. There Were Giants in Those Days 8:51

a. The Nephilim Pt 1

Back in the days before Christ
Was a land of The Giants
Born of the Sons Of God
And the Daughters of Men

They were the heroes of old
Anaqim Og and Goliath
They lived in Ur of Chaldees
They were the Men of Renown

But they grew too large
And they got too strong
And they got too evil
And they lived too long

So God sent rain
and the skies grew dark
but they weren’t invited
on Noah’s Ark

In the days of the Giants
There were Giants in those days

b. Sometimes Clowns

Sometimes Clowns
disrupt your train of thought
Sometimes Clowns
Invade your story line
Sometimes Clowns
ruin a perfectly good tale

c. The Nephilim Pt 2

Og was the name of their king
He could step over mountains
With his feet on the ground
And his heads in the clouds

His bed was 9 cubits long
It was forged out of iron
Tall as the cedars
if it was stood up on end

But they grew too large
And they got too strong
And they got too evil
And they lived too long

So God sent rain
and the skies grew dark
but they weren’t invited
on Noah’s Ark

d. Weights and Measures


The hook on the wall keeps your spine inline
The roof up above deflects the dust
The rabbit and the bird hang at 3 and 9
The leaf and acorns - The antlers and the horn
The musket cross adorns - the peak above the door

A spring latch opens up the door
Releasing a parasitic bird
wooden men dance spinning circles on the floor
Weights pull the chains turning wheels in your brain
Bellows pump the air through passages up there

And you are out of time
You are out of time

©2017 Greg Mathieson
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 02:54
^ If Goliath was one of them he must have been a good swimmer? i.e. if he was alive in Samuel he didn't die in Genesis.
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I make no claims of chronological accuracy. The lyrics are strictly for entertainment purposes only!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 05:31
Every time I've advertised for a vocalist, there are either no responses (even on forums, they all want to play live and be adored) or you get someone who sounds like they actually ARE in the act of swallowing a weasel whilst singing. 

"Hey, I've got my own microphone" is about the best response I've ever had. 

Something to be doubly aware of is vocalists who then decide that they can write lyrics. It seems quite amazing that someone can rhyme "smoke" with "coke", which has apparently never been done before, and think they've somehow short circuited a lifetime of actually learning to play a musical instrument. 
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I was devoid of hope
So I extinguished my smoke
And bought a bottle of coke
And a lot of rope

I tied myself to a railing
The effort was draining
Then it started raining
And the wind was wailing

So I went back to my house
But I saw a mouse
With the face of a clown
And my trousers turned a weird shade of brown


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 10:24
Bravo !!! ;-)

Actually, I *have* heard worse. ;-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote stegor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 12:15
I really didn't expect much - but I was bored one night and wondered what would happen. Pretty sure our album is going to be instrumental.

Unless Richey... hey, I'll let you sing your own lyrics if you have your own microphone!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 12:34
Originally posted by stegor stegor wrote:

I make no claims of chronological accuracy. The lyrics are strictly for entertainment purposes only!

Fair enough - got to expect some pedantic t***s on a prog forum though Wink
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p.s.  I'd love to help you with some vocals but I'm informed that when I try to sing it sounds like a medium-sized pig being strangulated in a vat of treacle.  In other words I'm waiting for an offer from an avant-prog / avant-metal band.
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Originally posted by stegor stegor wrote:



Unless Richey... hey, I'll let you sing your own lyrics if you have your own microphone!

I can't sing otherwise I would.
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I'll just speak the lyrics like some sh*te Scottish Leonard Cohen.
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A medium sized pedantic pig t*** being strangled in a a vat of sh*te Scottish Leonard Cohen treacle would be perfect!
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Originally posted by stegor stegor wrote:

A medium sized pedantic pig t*** being strangled in a a vat of sh*te Scottish Leonard Cohen treacle would be perfect!


That's me! Speak to my agent.
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