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It Really Matters

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It Really Matters

Up and down this rocky mountain
up and down again
careful you can hurt your feet
you can trip and die
you should take along provisions
you may need a map
don't forget some entertainment
who can do without? 
a torch to make it through the night
a pen to write a note
and they will read your obituary
yes I'm sure they will

Hey! It really matters what you do 
and even what you say
It really matters if you leave 
or if you gonna stay
it really matters if you keep on 
doing things your way
it really matters if you say okay
or if you just don't care


Feels like I've been here before
feels like déja vue
feels like going round in circles
feels like we're stuck in here
Someone said we got to hurry
some say it's too late
so what's the point in getting over
all this disarray

Hey! It really matters what you do 
and even what you say
It really matters if you leave 
or if you gonna stay
it really matters if you keep on 
doing things your way
it really matters if you say okay
or if you just don't care


This song was originally written in my Swiss dialect. The English lyrics changed the character of the song quite a bit, but I like the new version. I love the contrast between the somehow diabolic whisperer and the chorus saying that it "really matters what you do and even what you say". All the recordings except Kim Partent's wonderful harmony vocals were done in Switzerland. I sent the sound files to Robb Earls and he did the final mix in his studio in Nashville.
Musicians
Walter Keiser: drums
Peter Keiser: bass
Jean-Pierre von Dach: electric guitars
Peter Wagner: Hammond organ
Kim Parent: harmony vocals
Martin Schaffner: acoustic guitars

Recorded at different locations
2002/2003
mixed by Robb Earls,
Sound Vortex Nashville


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