the two of us

September 11, 2010 1:24 PM

I had a few hours to myself this morning and wrote this song.

I went to china a few years ago and stayed at a resort that was built in the anticipation of a new city being built up around it. That hadn't happend yet. I remember seeing a sign in English that said "Silence is a luxury, and solitude the greatest form of wealth."


posted by dobie (12 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I love the image of a resort waiting in the middle of nowhere for its city. This is really great. Your voice sounds relaxed and melancholy, perfect for the song. I hear echoes of the joy division/smiths/cure/echo and the bunnyman era in it.
posted by umbĂș at 1:57 PM on September 12, 2010


I love your awesome mellow vocals in this.
posted by snsranch at 4:04 PM on September 13, 2010


thanks guys.
posted by dobie at 4:16 PM on September 13, 2010


Yeah, the vocals are really nice.
posted by acheekymonkey at 9:30 PM on September 13, 2010


Really, really good. I love the vocal, but the whole thing is great.
posted by The World Famous at 11:05 PM on September 13, 2010


This is great. Thanks for the backstory. The imagery is wonderful.
posted by ianK at 5:30 AM on September 14, 2010


This is one of the best songs I've ever heard on MuFi. Woah. I always love your stuff, though.
posted by Corduroy at 10:36 AM on September 16, 2010


Man, I haven't added a song to my playlist in a really long time, and this one is going on there and on a CD to listen to in my car. I would gladly pay full price for an album to go with this song, and I would evangelize about it far and wide. This is not only one of the best songs I've heard on MeFiMu, but one of the best songs I've heard anywhere in years. After listening to it for a few days, I'm literally freaking out over how good it is. I wish I was that good.
posted by The World Famous at 10:44 AM on September 16, 2010


Thanks The World Famous, but it's no Punch Em in the Dick. We've all been standing in the shadows since that one.
posted by dobie at 4:25 PM on September 16, 2010


Thanks The World Famous, but it's no Punch Em in the Dick. We've all been standing in the shadows since that one

So have the rest of us.
posted by ianK at 8:29 PM on September 16, 2010


This is truly fantastic and I agree with everyone in all the things they said above. This is a remarkable song. That insane feedbackish "solo" is so perfect. It fills the requirement of having a "solo" there, but it takes it to another dimension. Fantastic stuff, dobie.
posted by micayetoca at 12:36 PM on October 21, 2010


Just thought I'd check out dobie's user history to see if there were any tracks I had missed... that's why I'm late to this, but wanted to add my voice and say this is another really good song. I've said it before, but your voice is really something special. Add to that your knack for writing catchy songs with depth and cool, and you've got something pretty remarkable.
posted by edlundart at 9:54 PM on November 6, 2010


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