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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Review of "Just Shut Up (Redux)" on Decker's album "Long Days"

"Long Days" track #9. “Just Shut Up (Redux)”

The ninth track on Decker’s “Long Days,” is “Just Shut Up (Redux).” It is a shorter version of another song Decker wrote. It evokes a creepy, dark, dingy bar vibe with a “heroined-out feel” that the listener can just barely make out reminiscent of a Mazzy Star song.

“You don’t get to hear it because we get so deluded and so detached and caught up in the fodder of real life,” Decker said.

It serves as an interlude to the last two songs, finally putting away the lifestyle and mistakes Decker contemplates in the beginning of the album.

The last two songs are “the hope” on the album and “Just Shut Up (Redux)” works as a reminder to let the demons fade away and open up to new possibilities.

Lyrics for “Just Shut Up (Redux)”

Well if we're fallin’
if we're seein’ stars
just reach out your hand to whatever you want
I know I’m not a legend
but just who do you think you are

well run, run, run baby blue
the only thing I you're running from I think is you

think it don't matter, but haven't you heard?
who we are is just what we've earned.

so, I want to take it away and build up all that remains

The CD release party for Decker's debut album "Long Days" is Friday, Oct. 2 at Ken's Creekside, 251 Hwy. 179, Sedona.
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