The Mystery's Gone

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This track was written and recorded for Song Fu, a songwriting challenge, in March 2012. This song answered the challenge: "Write a song about the thing you lost that you know you’ll never get back. I’d recommend starting with an object & then possibly veering into the metaphysical. Any style you choose." - given by Amanda Palmer.
Read more about Song Fu here:
www.asitecalledfred.com/songfu2012/

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The day I found your Twitter was the day I fell in love
You had so many brilliant thoughts that made me say "me, too!"
Plus you had conversations with the people I respect
the best celebrities re-tweeted you
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The first time that you messaged me, my heart started to bounce
I couldn't believe someone so cool actually read my blog
we had so much in common and our wits were so well-matched!
The world wide web saw chemistry_ in our dialogue
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But then I met you in real life and now the mystery's gone
I don't want to have your babies anymore
In real life you don't edit and in real life you're not cool
The brilliant mind I thought you had turned out to be a bore
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Your real voice doesn't sound much like your podcast
And it's clear now you calculate your photo angles well
more than that; you're awkward, and (frankly you're kind of mean)
but through the internet I couldn't tell.
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In real life, you don't know anyone's name
In real life, you don't say much about pop culture or news
In real life you spend most of your time looking at your phone
Apparently I can't keep you amused.
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Too bad I met you in real life, cause now the mystery's gone
I don't want to have your babies anymore
In real life you don't edit and in real life you're not cool
The brilliant banter that we had turned out to be a bore
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The Internet was made for people just like you and me
Real-life conversation is not our specialty.
when we've got time and distance we can act smart and clever
from the comfort of our own computer screens

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from Song Fu 2012, track released March 26, 2012

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The Doubleclicks Portland, Oregon

The Doubleclicks are a pair of Portland-based sisters who sing about Dungeons and Dragons, Mr. Darcy, and Dinosaurs.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
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