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The Ballad of Eraldo

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Snippets of my dads life, songified.


way back in time in 58
this woman had a baby that she would soon hate
She tried her best to get rid of him
but he kept coming back, she just couldnt win

that little boy was the child from hell
thats what she claimed but the niehgbours the couldnt tell
cause he seemed nice,he was fine - yeah he had crazy dreams
he jumped the wall of the nunery

he lived poor with at least a billion kids
slept on the floor of a cave, thats what he did
it had no windows, no lights, no doors or keys
this boy made his toys out of wood and cheese

a boy just about the age of 13
he was stolen away from living his dream
he was put in a place where he couldnt speak
this kid learned to talk english, in just a week

fast forward now and were working in a chip shop
she said to grow up , but his dreams didnt stop
he was a man with, thoughts, feeling and ideas -
had a vision, an afro and a couple of beers

he met a girl as he was busting some moves
she said - hey whos that "cool dude"
oh thats the boy, who's living his dreams
hes thinks he can dance - shes says, yeah so it seems

Well them two cats they hit it off
they got married, had three kids, a house, the whole lot
Yeah sure it had its highs and it lows
and his kids treated him like a mad man, the one man show

he'd explode, at the drop of a hat
she'd turn around and throw, a tomato salad
finding phones in christmas trees
and dodging all sorts, from the mad man spree

But thats the past it's all said and done
that boy past his genes, down to his son
they all meet on the sunday night
but damn dont talk about jesus, it'll start a fight

yeah its true he simmered down but its still inside
he's still the same dreamer, he can't deny
but his days of stopping trains are long and gone
and if i told you all the tales... This would be a longer song.

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This has been on heavy rotation on NG Radio (NG Mix station) and I enjoy it each time it plays!

I like the low tempo melody in the background, and the story is clear enough to understand. I'm not sure if the voice recording was intentional, but it did sound a little low in quality. Fits with the theme of the story, however.

Enzer0 responds:

I've not go great equipment to record with. It was done with a voice recorder - unfortunately I can't afford it :(

I'm glad you still enjoyed it! Thanks for you review.

Credits & Info


4.40 / 5.00

Nov 18, 2015
12:24 PM EST
File Info
12.1 MB
5 min 17 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.