"Downtime" - Unreleased Song on the Myspace + New

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"Downtime" - Unreleased Song on the Myspace + New

Post by kmk182 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:54 pm

Hey everybody, since its only been listened to about 160 times, I guess a lot of people haven't gotten to it yet, but there is a unreleased song "Downtime" on the myspace page right now. Plus there's a new blog from Art explaining it (its from the Drama Club sessions), info about his movies, and the fact that they are going in the studio over the next two weeks to finish up the covers record - which Art is going to post some of in February.

It all sounds too good to be true. Here's hoping it doesn't take as long for this to come out as the last two albums did.

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Post by Rock » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:24 pm

awesome thank you very much, i always forget about there myspace
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Post by ndfan1993 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:57 pm

Anyone rip it yet?

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Post by ndfan1993 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:55 am

Never mind I have it.

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Post by LoserFreak » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:30 am

I don't have it yet. I think it would make a lovely addition to my mp3 player if anybody would like to share.

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Post by americanmovie234 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:13 am

eh, ok song i guess

it kind of is just like every other songs off of drama club.

i used to be a..... but now i'm a....i hate my exwifves....i don't want to be art alexakis and wish i didn't have to tour anymore to pay off my debts.

i'm not wanting another sparkle and fade, i just want another good time for a bad attitude or slow motion daydream.....at least those records had more than just one theme going through it.

but an mp3 would be cool to keep my everclear catalog complete
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Post by ndfan1993 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:57 am

Just PM me and we can get it done.

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Post by ebbnflow » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:17 pm

Well, at least it's pretty energetic. I think it's decent - particularly considering that it didn't even make it onto WTTDC. It's album worthy, imho.

Theme-wise, I can see how it could have gotten a little tiresome, though. Still, it's where Art is in life at this point. If he needed to practice some songwriting-as-therapy, who I am I to begrudge him?

(I'd be down for another GTFABA, though! I don't think we should be holding our breath on that one, though...)

Anyway, here's a link to a semi-barbaric rip of the "Downtime" tune. Enjoy!

http://www.sendspace.com/file/uvlf7k

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Post by SlowMotionTimmah » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:39 am

cant wait to listen. thanks.
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Post by cien_bolas » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:10 am

7.8 MB???

How long is this song?

And can someone post the lyrics for it... i can read english better than i can hear it haha

Great new Art and crew are in studio!! That means it will be newly recorded covers, which is great.

I can't wait for the covers album.

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POST-HEARING COMMENT: "Downtime" sounds nothing like WTTDC, except for the keyboards. And i like that :D

Downtime sounds like Happy to me
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Post by Chris B » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:55 pm

Direct capture of what Myspace sends its player:

http://www.whitelightning.org/multimedia/downtime.mp3

(Didn't listen to the other file, don't know if this is any better.)

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Post by Stick Man » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:53 pm

That's great that they posted it, but it's not a very good song.
I wish they didn't whore out that keyboard in every song too.
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Post by EverclearGTFABA » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:34 pm

this new song and album of covers do not appeal to me at all. it sucks that my love for everclear is constantly waning.

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Post by Rob » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:29 pm

to this song i say "eh"

it's interesting, but i definitely wouldn't call it a good song.
it could use two less minutes of the word downtime and actual lyrics in it's place

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Post by Rob » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:04 pm

my friends
they think that i'm losing it
i got to admit
i'm down to skin and bones
a guy my age should not be living alone

tuesday nights
i go to my favorite bar
i hang with my friends
i sit and watch the scene
and i remember how they use to be

yeah i use to have a big house
high up on the hill
send my kid to school
with a juice box and a hundred dollar bill
now i'm digging deep to find the good life in my downtime

my ex wives
they all got it in for me
they talk about me bad
and they plot on the phone
i guess i ought to leave the ......(?young girls?).... alone

my kitty is a psycho
she bites me when i touch her soft
i guess she is my karma
for everything i did wrong
i use to be real good a pissing women off

yeah you know i use to be a player
of a thousand different games
i remember who liked what and where and how,
but i never knew their names
now i .....(FOUR MYSTERIOUS SYLLABLES).... find the good life in my downtime

some days i wish i was someone else
(downtime)
some days i wish i was anyone else
(downtime)
(downtime)
i'm just looking for the good life in my downtime

living now and then
it all gets the best of me
i argue when i fight with people no one can see
and then i dwell on how things use to be

yeah i use to drive my jaguar
through a shiny .....(?diamond line?) .......
walk just like a king
with my brainless simple minded trophy wives

now i drive a black toyota
and i .....(wear a yellow?).....(ONE SYLLABLE).....
take a lot of lexapro, i never get the blues
i try to walk the line but find the good life in my downtime
Last edited by Rob on Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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