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Ever Heard of Declan Galbraith?

Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 6:24pm

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I recently discovered this new talented young artist several days ago.
My top two favorite songs he did are "An Angel" and "Tears In Heaven."

For those who are interested in buying the music video "An Angel" its available on iTunes for $2.29.

You can download iTunes here.

When you install it you will need Quicktime 7 which comes with it in order to play the video.

P.S. When you put in his name into the iTunes search don't put his last name in, just his first name, then the title of the song.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 9:44pm

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talented? yes, I could never sing like that. Is his music any good? No. He pretty much ruined a very good clapton song. Then again, that is just my opinion.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 9:49pm

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Well, I never heard any other versions of these songs, but I thought his were good. smile
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:08pm

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How it should be done - I'm really rather fond of all the Clapton Unplugged stuff.

and whilst not as good as the original this version is noteworthy for the inclusion of Slash and Scott Weiland and the Steve Tyler factor wink http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlI6S8B1Qhg


I find something ever so offensive about this Declan fellow and his music.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:15pm

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That first video looks like it was performed in Club Silencio. There is no band and yet we hear a band. This is all a tape recording.

Seriously, these feel like something that would be cut in between a rape sequence in a David Lynch movie.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:17pm

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^^^ Haha, nice comparison, Waser. Amazing. smile

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talented? yes, I could never sing like that.
Most guys can't after puberty.

Seriously, how old is this guy? Like 13, 14? No one will know who he is this time next year. Or he'll be super popular, and then no one will know who he is the next year. Hehe!

I bet he thinks Tears In Heaven is about breaking up with a giiiiirl oh how sweeeeet.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:32pm

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I bet he thinks Tears In Heaven is about breaking up with a giiiiirl oh how sweeeeet.
It's like the drinking game I invented. You each pick any song on "songmeanings.net" to browse and everytime you find a comment by a 12 year old along the lines of "Hmm, this song, 'Raping Satan' it's about a relationship ending" you drink. When you've found three such comments you drink twice and commit hari-kari due to the sheer number of tenuous links between songs and pre-teen romance and *anything* which have caused you to lose faith in society.

Extra kudos if you can find any of these comments in a song by Cradle of Filth wink

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Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:33pm

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Rawree wrote:

"This song, 'Raping Satan' it's about a relationship ending"
I love you
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:35pm

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Waser wrote:

Rawree wrote:

"This song, 'Raping Satan' it's about a relationship ending"
I love you
And I you Waser but if this relationship turns sour I must warn you that I shall write a song about it so that it may be misinterpreted by idiots.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:51pm

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Rawree wrote:

And I you Waser but if this relationship turns sour I must warn you that I shall write a song about it so that it may be misinterpreted by idiots.
No no, you have to write a song about how you killed Waser, or how he was eaten by cannibals or something, and then people can misinterpret it to be about you breaking up with some girl.

My friend's sister had the Outkast song "Hey Ya" played at her wedding. As far as I know, that song is about divorce. smile
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 11:12pm

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Aculag wrote:


My friend's sister had the Outkast song "Hey Ya" played at her wedding. As far as I know, that song is about divorce. smile
I fink dis song is abot brakin up wiv a guuurl:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzZzGxReXmo
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 11:27pm

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Ahahaaha Rawree, I went to songmeanings.net, and looked up "Two Step" by Dave Matthews Band. Some of my favorite quotes:
I first listened to this song in surround sound alone in a dark room. It took over my senses. I saw myself dancing around a bonfire in complete joy and freedom. While the true meaning may have to do with war, the underlying "Things we cannot change" theme brings with it a pragmatism that is easy to grasp in times of hardship. For me it accomplishes the whole "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die" thing a whole lot better than Tripping Billies ever did.
oh yeah, almost forgot...most likely something between a soldier and a nurse.
i believe this song has to do with the noahs ark passage of the bible
"Celebrate we will
Because life is short but sweet for certain
We're climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue,
The things we cannot change"
hence the two bytwo and make sure days continue, and i also think its dave's idea if he was in that position as the ensurer of existence, with his lover "helena" which could be a metaphor of some sort like the flood "you quench my heart and mind" because dave was sick of hummanity at the time. i dont know, just my take on it

If I was 21...
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 11:53pm

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TimmyD wrote:

If I was 21...
Your post is confusing anyway, since I don't know what the song is, but if you were 21, what?
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 11:55pm

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If I was 21, I'd have taken a few drinks, like in Rawree's drinking game (scroll up).
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 11:56pm

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Ah, okay. So I take it the quotes are not what the song is about?
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 11:58pm

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I have no idea what the song's really about, I just picked it to look it up.

The way the comments were going, it looked like everyone decided it was about 'Nam, and about a soldier and a nurse.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 12:00am

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Heh.. I'm pretty sure you don't quite understand Rawree's game then. smile
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 12:02am

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I guess not...

Meh, someday... biggrin
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 12:12am

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Who needs to understand it when it involves copious ammounts of whiskey and optional nudity? I wonder if the post made by daitheflu64 here counts as misinterpreting it as a relationship. It's certainly a step up from the usual drivel (not recommended for the easily offended).

Back on topic though do we have any more thoughts on this 5'4" of smarmy git?
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 12:22am

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Rawree wrote:

Back on topic though do we have any more thoughts on this 5'4" of smarmy git?
No, lets move on. We're talking about misinterpreting song lyrics now.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 12:38am

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Aculag wrote:

Rawree wrote:

Back on topic though do we have any more thoughts on this 5'4" of smarmy git?
No, lets move on. We're talking about misinterpreting song lyrics now.
Heh, fantastic. I would have developed a strong urge to start throwing things if we were going to continue discussing said git.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 1:08am

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Rawree wrote:

How it should be done - I'm really rather fond of all the Clapton Unplugged stuff.

and whilst not as good as the original this version is noteworthy for the inclusion of Slash and Scott Weiland and the Steve Tyler factor wink http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlI6S8B1Qhg


I find something ever so offensive about this Declan fellow and his music.
The Clapton version of "Tears in Heaven" was quite nice, but I still like Declan's better. As for the "Tears in Heaven: Tsunami relief video" I agree with you not as good as Clapton. smile
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 1:47am

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carda wrote:

I still like Declan's better.
Given that we're talking about meanings of songs here as well I should point out that I think it's hard enough to do justice to someone else's songs and when it's one that's as personal to the writer as this I think it becomes even harder to communicate the same kind of emotion (if you don't know the story behind the song check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tears_in_heaven)

It'd be daft to argue about which version is better because it's all subjective but I just feel it's important to argue the case because I really do dislike the "Declan approach" to music, it just seems so void of any emotion and seems far too manufactured for my taste.

I'd never heard of him now tbh, didn't realise he was a Brit.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 2:07am

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No 12 year olds mistook The Mariner's Revenge Song to be about a relationship ending, no booze for me sad
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 2:49am

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Declan is a pretty kickass name. (I can't say the same for the music though....)
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 3:35am

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SlothPaladin wrote:

No 12 year olds mistook The Mariner's Revenge Song to be about a relationship ending, no booze for me sad
Well, part of it is! And you know damn well which part.

Edit: Also, to be fair it's kinda hard to misinterpret a song which tells a fairly plain story.

Edit again: Then again, reading some of those comments.... sheesh.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 4:32am

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That kid should be grounded for what he did. He should have to walk the plank out of a window for messing that up so bad.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 4:48am

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After I heard the song I wanted to find out the meaning behind "Tears In Heaven." So I went to wikipedia.org as you had suggested and read up on it, so I am aware of the story behind the song already. I just like his voice better, it still has the same message. It's like debating which version of "God Bless the USA" is best, it doesn't matter who sings it because they all have the same basic message. Such as the version by Jump5 for example.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 1:23pm

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carda wrote:

So I went to wikipedia.org as you had suggested and read up on it, so I am aware of the story behind the song already. I just like his voice better, it still has the same message.
Um... That would be like saying a version of Die Hard made for kids is essentially the same movie.

The lyrics are the same, but the message here is not "My son fell out the window of a building and died, so here's my heartbreak", it's "My mommy and daddy think i have a pretty voice [they're wrong! smile], so let's make some money on an already popular song."
(Though, I'm sure Eric Clapton made quite a wad on it in the first place...)

Sorry, but this kid has no soul. He is a manufactured piece of pop trash.

Edit: Jump5? Carda, how old are you, and are you male or female? Is this a joke?
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 5:52pm

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Ok, I get the message. The only song that I really liked by him was "An Angel" the only reason I mentioned "Tears in Heaven" was because I hadn't ever heard of the song. But now that I've seen Eric Clapton's original version, I like his better.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 5:56pm

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carda wrote:

Ok, I get the message. The only song that I really liked by him was "An Angel" the only reason I mentioned "Tears in Heaven" was because I hadn't ever heard of the song. But now that I've seen Eric Clapton's original version, I like his better.
Does this mean peer pressure really does work? I reckon we should try and get him on the heroin next, all the cool kids are doing it!
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 10:44pm

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Rawree wrote:

carda wrote:

Ok, I get the message. The only song that I really liked by him was "An Angel" the only reason I mentioned "Tears in Heaven" was because I hadn't ever heard of the song. But now that I've seen Eric Clapton's original version, I like his better.
Does this mean peer pressure really does work? I reckon we should try and get him on the heroin next, all the cool kids are doing it!
haha! Rawree, you just made my day! thank you for relieving my bordness! smile