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19​-​04​-​13 The Long Goodbye [Demonic Mix]

from File Under Miscellaneous - Volume One by Darren Lock

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I get easily distracted…what was it I was going to say? Anyway, sometimes I am doing one thing and then I end up going off on a tangent and doing something completely off-piste. For example, I am trying to write some more material for “L” but then I got to thinking about “Americana” – a concept album I did awhile back and some of the vocals for that I was never happy with. For example, the track “The Long Goodbye” was meant to have the devil singing to the lead character. It was the big finale, but I was never happy with the way it turned out. It wasn’t demonic enough. I should have gone with my gut instinct and used a pitch shifter on my voice to make it more like the horny red fellow from the movies Fantasia or Legend in an auditory sense, rather than me gurning my voice.
So off went to the digital Lock archive to dig out the master files and I’ve been plinking and plonking away, trying to make this last track sound more like the image in my head. And here we go, here is that track remixed and made more “demonic” that its original counterpart.
And to think, it’s only another two years until the ten-year anniversary of that collection and maybe its about time I finished the follow-up “Whatever Happened to Eddie Pilgrim?”
Anyway, here’s the rejiggered track for your enjoyment!


Oh son,
Look what you’ve done
Didn’t anyone tell you the truth?

You can’t fight fate
With the move of your hand
So for you it’s all too late

Because of your crime
And as you can’t escape what you desire
I’ll take you down in brimstone and fire

But my last words for you
Are you are the biggest fool
For not appreciating all you will lose

Say goodbye to your wife
Say goodbye to your kids
Say goodbye to your life
And all that you ever did

Say goodbye to the boys
Say goodbye to the club
Say goodbye to your parents
And all you’ve ever loved

Didn’t you learn your lesson
Did you think you could beat me
Didn’t you think it strange
That I should give your this opportunity?

This is the long goodbye
In case you couldn’t tell
I’m not keeping you in America
Oh fuck it!
I’m taking you straight down to Hell...


from File Under Miscellaneous - Volume One, released February 22, 2021


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