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Deacon Blues

on Aja

Lyrics

This is the day of the expanding man
That shape is my shade
There where I used to stand
It seems like only yesterday
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This is the day of the expanding man
That shape is my shade
There where I used to stand
It seems like only yesterday
full lyrics

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
jazz influences
a subtle use of vocal counterpoint
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
interweaving vocal harmony
chromatic harmonic structure
a vocal-centric aesthetic
minor key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
electric pianos
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Oh so many great times with Steely D...
One of my favorite songs ever.
Love this old school stuff. Brings me back to high school, parties, friends and good tunes. That's all u needed for a good nite! Any nite. Gong to see them live again at spac in August 2014. Upstate New York. If u've never been to upstate and the Adirondacks u should. Gorgeous here. Peace!
smith2271
Got my first copy , summer of 77 . Never without one.
Best studio band in the world period.
Check out their second album - Countdown to Ecstasy. Damn near perfect record.
This might help: http://www.s o n g f a c t s . c o m / d e t a i l . p h p ? i d = 4 0 4 2
Love it.
Unreal how good this song and band are. Timeless perfection indeed
Music today can't beat it (even though some of it is great)
When your numbers up
This is real music....... . . . . . . . !
GREAT!!! Never gets old.
lasowko
Aja came out in 1977, but was one of their later albums. So 70s into 80s. I still love it.
Steely has nothing to do with the 80's they are so ahead of their time.Their talent and musicianship is timeless and legacy is eternal.Neve r a wrong note perfection!
Makes me cry too
The 80's were started by this band
My favorite album of all time Aja
mikepascarel l o
This one's for real I already bought the dream. Lyrics and music does not get any better than this.
Make love to my woman
Languid and bittersweet. . .
Amen brother!
Back in the day. Loved all those Steely Dan songs. Better music than most. Thanks for the memories.
great lyrics
This brother is free. Ill be what I want to be.
Unique sound
Every time I hear this song it reminds me of summer, and driving down to Galveston Island...... hell even today when my wife and I drive down there I have to listen to it. kinda like a thing... or mantra.
So many memories. Bittersweet.
Everytime I hear Steely Dan, I thibk about my fave Uncle who was like a brother to me.
Awesome song always liked it Do u remember Deacon Jones on the
Brady Bunch? It was a very good episode check it out!!! Also Deacon was an awesome football player!!!!!A G R E E ? ? ? ? ?
This song is pretty jazzy, which makes it even more impressive that the lyrics are so solid.
cpotts82
Fascinating that not one Alabama football fan has said (so far) this song is about the Tide.
Outstanding band and song- way ahead if their time. Great rhythms with meaningful lyrics.
That is a great song
One od my favorite albums of all time.
Even though I've probably heard this song a thousand times on radio or from the album it just never seems gets old. It always makes me want to learn to work the saxophone and order a good scotch whiskey.
This song is so good, describing it with words does not do it justice.
Love this song!!!!!
I'm amazed how Steely Dan can invoke such memories in me. This one is from college- my roommate loved Steely Dan, and I thank him for turning me on to them. I cannot find a superlative good enough to say how great this song and album are.
BAD A**!!!!!!!!!
My bad . This is 1 of their best
Not too many comments on this song by Steely Dam?
So. Loving it!
Raphael, love the cocktail analogy...Ba r t e n d e r , I'd like a Nihilism and Bliss...and could I have that in a Tiki mug with a little paper umbrella, please?
Gawd. What a great song...great band
Gimme those Deacon Blues...
Aja, what a great Steely Dan album.
When it comes to complex and profound lyrics, Steely Dan are on top of the mountain
I crawl like a vipah through these suburban streets
Make love to these women, languid and bittersweet. . . .
crazy tune but I dig it
in a CLASS by themselves
Tremendous band, CD, and song. Aja also has one of the greatest sounding, most underrated songs ever-Josie.
Steely Dan's best. So bleak and true that it doesn't bring you down. The perfect cocktail of nihilism and bliss.
Best song ever.
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