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Genres: Electronic, Dance, New Wave
Tags: 80s

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The lights are down and I'm lying on my back with my headphones on. The music is loud. It makes my head throb. Lights are spinning around me, but I can't tell where they're coming from. There are mirrors on the walls, but I avoid looking at my reflection. I'm cold. The walls are gray and speckled with colored static. I close my eyes.

Lyrics:
Baby, don't you know
I've gone away
But you're all wrapped
Around these gears
Dreamin' that tomorrow is today

And honey, do you think
The world's gone by?
But don't you look at me
You're only growing
Older 'til you die

Close your eyes
You're only growing older
'Til you die
You're only growing older
Close your eyes

Baby, don't you know
The world's okay
But you're all stuck
Inside these tears
Wishin' that your life
Would slip away

And honey, do you think
You've seen the sky?
But you're the same as me
You're only growing
Older 'til you die

Close your eyes
You're only growing older
'Til you die
You're only growing older
Close your eyes

Stream: 128 kbps, 44 kHz (joint stereo)
Download: 320.0 kbps, 44 kHz (joint stereo), 9.77 MB
Playing time (m:ss): 4:16
Date uploaded: Jun 06, 2015, 13:34 EDT Show more info
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Close Your Eyes”:
is this one of the ones you sent to the radio? I think you should. It's got a good beat and story, plus it's got simple lyrics for the average listener. -sho
 Jun 06, 2015, 13:43 EDT
Ian Marquis 
I first did this track back in 2010, and I reworked it and made it even more excellent for the EP. I haven't sent it to the radio yet, but I think it's...marketable?
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:45 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Look, in terms of marketability it's like any other asset, it's what someone else is willing to pay. For music, most people are not used to having to pay, so it's hard to make sales. Again, for me it's another example of 'the market' saying that they expect it to be free.

I imagine that something similar will happen in software eventually, since the expectation from the consumer point of view is not to pay, and since many programmers do their best work for free.

But ultimately, it's the value that your work brings to others. That is where we as artists get our biggest payoff, in my opinion.

TLDR: Gets you laid > Gets you paid :)

-Sho
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 18:14 EDT)