Like Like Unlike

by Ed Muirhead

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Early in 2011 I was persuaded back onto Facebook, after leaving in annoyance the previous year... it seemed everyone was on there already, sharing news, pictures, etc, etc, but I've never been that cosy with the whole Facebook society, compared to the 'good old days'. So, I wrote this song: Like Like Unlike...

In the summer I launched my album Cage for the Clouds, and played Like Like Unlike live for the first time, the raw recording made its way online and got big love from loads of folks including many friends and a couple of DJs.

So, seeing as I didn't plan another album for a year or so, I thought I'd record and release the song - and throw in a Christmas carol since it's nearly December already!!

And... I'd always wanted to put out some 'unplugged' versions of my songs, so I sat down with a Fender Rhodes and recorded them all straight-off, no overdubs. There's 7 tracks, including a couple of new songs not available anywhere else.

And if all that wasn't enough, there's an exclusive early preview of 'Two Kinds of Blue' - an early demo from a 10-track blues/funk album, coming summer 2012.

The full 11-track package is available for a nominal fee, or you can download a couple of the tracks for 'pay-what-you-want'.

Full Track Listing:
Like Like Unlike
Midnight Clear
Unplugged tracks (Voice/Fender Rhodes):
Cage for the Clouds
Cold Stares
Like Like Unlike
You see her
Sing them anyway
She's gone
Alibi
Like Like Unlike (Live debut)
Two Kinds of Blue (Demo)

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released November 28, 2011

Ed: vocals, piano, guitars, percussion, etc

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Track Name: Like Like Unlike
It used to be that friends were people that you really knew
Maybe there were many, maybe just a few
Now by clicking buttons you can build a list of friends
Keep your broadband busy, while your boredom knows no end

Like Like, Unlike, Tweet Tweet, Share
Like Like, Unlike, show them that you care
You don’t have to leave your couch, electronic word of mouth.
Like Like, Unlike, Tweet Tweet, Share

When you were young you were playing in the park or street
Going adventures, having picnics, playing hide and seek
The days were long, the times were good, you had the greatest fun
In winter snow was deep, in summer there was endless sun

Now it’s
Like Like, Unlike, Tweet Tweet, Share
Like Like, Unlike, show them that you care
You don’t have to leave your couch, electronic word of mouth.
Like Like, Unlike, Tweet Tweet, Share
Track Name: Midnight Clear
It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men from heaven's all- gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come, with peaceful wings unfurled;
And still their heavenly music floats o'er all the weary world:
Above its sad and lowly plains they bend on hovering wing,
And ever o'er its Babel sounds the blessed angels sing.

Yet with the woes of sin and strife the world has suffered long,
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled two thousand years of wrong;
And man at war with man hears not the love-song which they bring:
Oh hush the noise ye men of strife, and hear the angels sing.

For lo! the days are hastening on by prophet bards foretold,
When with the ever-circling years comes round the age of gold;
When peace shall over all the earth its ancient splendours fling,
And the whole world send back the song which now the angels sing.

Words: EH Sears, 1849
Tune: Noel, English Traditional melody, arranged E Muirhead