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Our Lost Weekend - new original

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Hi fine folks

Here's a new original song that is a true story of a trip to Glastonbury Festival many years ago.

Lyrics below link

Our Lost Weekend
Written and performed by Staypress
V1
Went down to Glasto back in the day
Tried to hitchhike but got lost on the way
Got a lift in a stinking van
A woman with incense and a hairy man
Heavy conversations of mushroom and weed
Tongues were loose and minds were freed
It took all day to arrive at the site
At least we got some daylight
Pre-chorus
It rained for three days
Like it seems to always
There's mud and marijuana
and music if you wanna
Chorus 1
It was our lost weekend
With our hippy friends
It was our lost weekend
I thought it'd never end
V2
Popped white lightning - we were led astray
Paranoia set in - we were floating away
Saw a three legged dog - it was very trippy
Danced like a windmill and fell out with the hippy

Pre-chorus
It rained for three days
Like it seems to always
There's mud and marijuana
and music if you wanna
Chorus 2
It was our lost weekend
With our hallucogenic friend
It was our lost weekend
I thought it'd never end
Middle bit
So the 'frights' got too much and we made our way home
Walked for miles in what seemed like a raging cyclone
Our minds, not our own, we'd gone round the bend
We'd left them on our lost weekend
Chorus 3
It was our lost weekend
Our lost weekend
Our lost weekend
It was our lost weekend

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You certainly know how to write clever pop music, good stuff again. 

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55 minutes ago, kurt soderquist said:

You certainly know how to write clever pop music, good stuff again. 

Thanks a lot Kurt

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Yes very clever daryl.  :D:D  Where'd the time go....those concerts were such fun b ack in the day, so memorable at least.   Labors of love

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I really enjoyed the lyrics - well crafted there.  Top-notch mix as well - nicely done on the vocal.

Also, that middle eight was trippy - very cool.

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I just stumbled upon this and thought you did a great job. It's really a well crafted and well executed song with excellent vocals, musicianship and production.

I mean this in a good way, but the drum sound and playing very much evoked memories of Phil Collin's playing from the Duke album -- which I love, BTW. While the keyboard choices reminded me of Banks solo stuff. But the song itself was original, definitely not a knock off, it's just that I noticed influences that I also love. If you were playing this live, I would absolutely be sticking around. 

Just an all around great job. Kudos. 

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Genius lyrics, perfectly described and very well performed. Don't ever stop writing. 🙂

Never been to Glasto  but I went to collect my daughter and her mates from V Festival once. Took me ages to find her as I wandered around what looked the aftermath of a refugee camp after a nuclear strike - people wandering around half-dazed with abandoned tents, debris and litter strewn all over the place. 😂😂

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On 2/23/2021 at 5:41 PM, David Sprouse said:

Yes very clever daryl.  :D:D  Where'd the time go....those concerts were such fun b ack in the day, so memorable at least.   Labors of love

Thanks a lot David 

On 2/23/2021 at 7:16 PM, Douglas Kirby said:

I really enjoyed the lyrics - well crafted there.  Top-notch mix as well - nicely done on the vocal.

Also, that middle eight was trippy - very cool.

Cheers Doug - very much appreciated

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I do not believe you, why? Because you remember it 😂😎.

As ever well written, excellent production with all the right things in all the right places, a round of applause to the Staypress production company.

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Absolutely perfectly done.  A well written story carried by excellent music, performance, and mix.  Your posts are always a treat to listen to.

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Another classic from you!  The words made me nostalgic, so close to events that I've been through.  I really like the chord progression in this, as well as the arrangement, which is quite sophisticated and unpredictable.  All in all, very inspirational.

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Tis lurvely, mate.

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On 2/23/2021 at 8:30 PM, PavlovsCat said:

I just stumbled upon this and thought you did a great job. It's really a well crafted and well executed song with excellent vocals, musicianship and production.

I mean this in a good way, but the drum sound and playing very much evoked memories of Phil Collin's playing from the Duke album -- which I love, BTW. While the keyboard choices reminded me of Banks solo stuff. But the song itself was original, definitely not a knock off, it's just that I noticed influences that I also love. If you were playing this live, I would absolutely be sticking around. 

Just an all around great job. Kudos. 

Thanks so much @PavlovsCat - made my day

On 2/23/2021 at 10:50 PM, jack c. said:

nice recording job/song.voice a tad louder.jack c.

Thanks Jack

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On 2/24/2021 at 10:10 PM, AndyB01 said:

Genius lyrics, perfectly described and very well performed. Don't ever stop writing. 🙂

Never been to Glasto  but I went to collect my daughter and her mates from V Festival once. Took me ages to find her as I wandered around what looked the aftermath of a refugee camp after a nuclear strike - people wandering around half-dazed with abandoned tents, debris and litter strewn all over the place. 😂😂

Thanks so much Andy. Your comments made me very happy mate. 

Yes, these places are like war zones

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Hi Daryl

This is really great - beautifully played and produced and such good and clever lyrics - reminds me of my first lost Glastonbury weekend - can remember very little (for some reason or another!) but did at least manage to get a triple album of the whole event (vinyl of course - not sure if i should say that, could be a bit dating) 

great stuff

Nigel

 

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On 2/25/2021 at 3:46 PM, Wookiee said:

I do not believe you, why? Because you remember it 😂😎.

As ever well written, excellent production with all the right things in all the right places, a round of applause to the Staypress production company.

Thank you very kindly Wookster. Very nice of you mate

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Quirky pop song , that takes lots of turns great recoding , really like the synth just so much in there, great stuff ,  cheers

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As always an excellent tune, production & a unique creative style..don't know why but I thought of Squeeze when the intro hit. - great job

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