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Tell Me Your Secret (RPM)

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RPM 2011 number 2. Inspired by an ex-friend of mine who had the most dazzling rose tinted glasses. Always used to envy the simplicity of his view and how nothing could ever get to him (everything gets to me).. since i knew him I know a lot of bad stuff has come to him so he may well have abandoned them since, but this song pays homage to that blissful and for me, elusive, ignorance

If there is a way
to smile in the face of it all gone bad
Wont you tell me your secret

The things around you are all changing
The trees are losing all their fruit
Still that smile of yours keeps raging
You fall but you’ve got your parachute
But for me, it keeps on getting harder
Its getting harder every day
So if there is a way


Even when the tide is turning
And i can feel it surrounding me
Even when I’ve got a bit of your positivity
I can still see
I can still see pain, I can still see loss
I can still see hurt
I can still see millions of people running round without a sense of worth
And this life, it just keeps getting harder
Its getting harder every day
So if there is a way


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drorkessler said

I'm really enjoying listening to your music ... very nice

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Dirty Spirits said

hey alex. got those lyrics up. thanks for the interest. by the way, this song is also a daily listen. you are incredible!

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Gary Fox said

I like the high strummed parts interjected periodically with the fuzz parts. Moody number, and I don't mean a pun here. Good stuff.

Guest said

i like what im hearing, haunting man

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Reefwalker said

faved and dl'ed. cool instrument sound at the beginning and at 2:30 helps hook this one

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Wildgeas Music said

I had to download this one. It's a keeper :)

Guest said

Wow what a soulful delivery! love your vocals mate!

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Doc said

Good emotional song with a touching interpretation.

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Dirty Spirits said

john barleycorn(Traffic/Winwood) comes to mind. very nice.

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Will I Ram said

I dig Hog's Back as well but this track has a lot more to give as it delivers simple but beautiful. Could easily be on a soundtrack.

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vaisvil said

what is that opening lead instrument? it is so strong! I love your vocals.

Guest said

oh yeah!

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minus the hat said

I don't know why, but for a few seconds I hated this, then my brain wised up :) Excellent track!! and as everybody else has mentioned - great vocal. Look forward to your album this year :)

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Movement To Contact said

Great voice man, love the vocals too. All around great track.

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richardlaceves said

very excellent,, your poetry is striking,,, and your music ain't bad either (bit of a joke, since of course the music is very good),

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Colin Garvey said

That is a soulful vocal. Clearly you're a man to watch this year.

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Gumbo said

Love the opening mix of instruments on this. Inspired ... and then that wonderful vocal. Great track altogether.

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thetworegs said

excellent vocal

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Wildgeas Music said

Striking vocals Alex. Spirited tune... Was that a distorted kazoo lead? :)

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kirklynch said

Damn Nice! Wish someone would tell me that secret as well