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Lost Angels (collab w STDs)


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snowdragon

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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This is what happens when three guys who have already been making music together decide to hire a Canadian.

rSchletty — vocals, 12-string guitar
theTiler — vocals, 6-string guitar, slide
Dadai — vocals, 6-string guitar
snowdragon — vocals, 12-string guitar, bass


For what it's worth, I wrote this one with RS, T and D in mind, trying to create situations where each could shine. The community, of course, will decide if I succeeded but, to a man, they exceeded my expectations.

Thanks a million guys. I had a blast.
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Lyrics
Lost Angels
Words & Music by snowdragon

We must let die, what, must die away,
So what must be born, can have its day.
The loudest voices, make up the rules,
And the decisions, left to the fools . . .

And we all look blindly away.

Chorus:
I am the lost angel, born without a cause.
Never known acceptance and a stranger to applause.
I've followed different drummers to the doorstep of the truth,
Trying to recapture the lost innocence of youth.

Succumb to reason, suppress the curse.
Offbeat religion, just makes it worse.
If there's a party, don't let me know.
Can't think of why, I, would want to go . . .

I have all the abuse that I need.

Chorus:

What you call justice, I call revenge.
There's no provision, to make amends.
We don't believe it; it seems they do.
And human beings, need a review . . .

And I think, I'd, like to abstain . . .
This dog does not want his day . . .

Chorus in plural:
We are the Lost Angels, etc.
Song Stats
Hits: 3970
Comments: 33
Fans: 5
Plays: 429
Downloads: 170
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Jun 18, 2005 - 02:14:11 PM
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2005 - 10:59:03 PM Last Played: May 29, 2017 - 02:14:58 PM
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Comments
bronco said 4363 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
pretty song
Great production, great singing, soaring harmonies. It was
just that part about you'll being angels that was hard to
swallow.Just kidding, actually very great lyrics Snowy! The
sum is definitely greater than the parts here and you'll
complement each other very well. Looks like all 9 to me.
Check out my latest song called Along The Way
snowdragon said 4362 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
pretty song
lol. Yeah Bronc, kinda like calling a 300-lb nose tackle "Slim" eh? Really glad
you liked it. Thanks pal.


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said 4363 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Walka proud...
Dadai, you have "conviction" when you sing...
Schletty sounds so "proud" when he sings...
TT and Snow, you seem to round it out when the
harmonies come in...

Nice job on the production, performances, and
collaborative effort, guys

Postludes Quartet... I don't like the chosen acronym's
double entendre.
snowdragon said 4362 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Walka proud...
Ali, I couldn't have said it better myself about RS and D's vocals. When I was
writing the song, I could just see Rich as Cervantes rising up in a dark jail cell
with a spotlight centred on him as Spanish horns blare out and he declares "I
am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha."

And to get a nod from you on the production, well, that's pretty special to
me. Thank you.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4362 days ago (June 20th, 2005)
Walka proud...
Yes, I am rather quixotic most days. LOL, snow.
Mystified said 4363 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Absolutely fab :)
What a terrific collaborative effort -- and excellent results!
Your voices blend very well together, and with all that
talent, how can you lose?

(Well..ok...I'd personally lose the acronym in favor of one
that doesn't make y'all something to be to avoided ;)
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snowdragon said 4362 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Absolutely fab :)
Love to get attention from the hippy chicks :) Thank you Mysty.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
ledebutant said 4363 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Elvis lives...
...but he can't have this song, because you guys have recorded the definitive version. Wow, wow, wow!

9's all around from me, and I'm officially a fan.


snowdragon said 4362 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Elvis lives...
ledeb, just to be mentioned in the same sentence as the King made my day.
Thank you.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4363 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Not only did you...
pass the puck assisting others to score... you skated the
entire length of the ice and put the puck home for the
game winner.

thanks....
Jack
snowdragon said 4362 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Not only did you...
Ah, I'm just tryin' to skate up and down my wing, go into the corners and get
back on defense every shift. With the good Lord's blessing, I'm just hoping to
contribute to the team's success.

Thanks D

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Cameron said 4363 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
wow! this is different
Amazing collab, you guys!

This song sounds so "together". Especially considering
that each of you "phoned it in" from different locations.

The percussion and guitar tracks are lively and
imaginative. The various voices complement one another
well, although I'd like to hear them just a teeny, teeny-tiny
bit louder in the mix -- like towards the end when you all
sing together. Very powerful!

But perhaps this wouldn't have created the nice build-up
of intensity that you DID achieve on this song, which was
indeed effective.

Isn't this the most male vocal tracks done at the same
time on a song here at MacJams? (other than "Mixed Nuts"
and such) It worked really well, and I hope that you collab
on another tune!

This song exemplifies the cooperative spirit of MacJams
perfectly.

Great job, everyone.
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snowdragon said 4362 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
wow! this is different
Thank you Cameron. You know, it hadn't really occured to me (or the other
guys, I'm guessing) that this might be a first, in terms of number of male
voices at any rate. I can't think of another one offhand, but even if it isn't, it
still feels cool to think it might be.

Many thanks for pointing that out, and for your other nice comments.
cheers
snow

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4362 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
wow! this is different
Gee, Cameron, shucks. That's a mighty nice compliment. It's very interesting
working "blind" this way on a collab. I only had an inkling of how this might
turn out when I laid down my vox next to Jack's vox and recorded a couple of
imperfect guitar tracks. Craig really is to be applauded for being the
songwriter and mixer who put it all together...building the song up from a
crazy collection of e-mailed MP3s to a full live concert. Way to go,
snowdragon!

To demonstrate Craig's skillful building up of Lost Angels, listen to this early
mix which is comparatively sparse and horizontal: http://www.schletty.com/
music/LA_rich_guitarpicking.mp3 (This is before Tiler's additions).

BTW, in the final posted mix, Tiler sings bass in the final "We are the lost
angels" refrain. Listen carefully...you'll hear him.
said 4361 days ago (June 21st, 2005)
wow! this is different
I like Lost Angels so much I decided to do my own version (with Craig's kind
permission): http://www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?lid=11032

I want to sing it at Old Man River Cafe in August or September. An activist
song for those without a cause other than simple co-existence!
Anonymous said 4362 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
All stars of macjams!
god job!
snowdragon said 4360 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
All stars of macjams!
Thanks AJ. You know, it blows me away to think of a Japanese Rocker
listening to this tune and enjoying it half a world away. Thanks again pal.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
mandolinquent said 4362 days ago (June 20th, 2005)
Sort of Un-Gospel music...
Lovely, lovely stuff. I'd agree with Cameron about the
vocal levels and I'd also say that Tiler's slide can do with
being higher in the mix to work against them.

But it's great to hear this 4-way collaboration. And a great
piece of writing too. Congratulations.
Check out my latest song called Fair Jenny's Jig and Matthew Briggs
snowdragon said 4360 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Sort of Un-Gospel music...
Thanks mando, always appreciate your comments. And after thinking about
it, perhaps tiler's guitar tracks could come up a tad in places. There are two
slide riffs in particular that still give me goosebumps even though I'll bet I've
heard them a hundred times now. I guess I may have erred on the side of
trying to ensure this was a four-man effort and not allowing any track to
dominate. Having worked with T. on a few tunes now, I can tell you that not
only is he arguably the best picker on the site, he is also one of the most
accommodating and unselfish musicians I have ever worked with, and I've
known a lot of them.

(loved that Un-Gospel moniker. new genre perhaps?)

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Batoosie said 4360 days ago (June 21st, 2005)
sounds like you had fun
It's a little shaky with the timing of the harmonies, but the
enjoyment everyone appeard to be having made up for it.
snowdragon said 4360 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
sounds like you had fun
Thanks so much Batsoosie. That's exactly what I was hoping. (And I had as
much fun on this jam as I have had on any. I'm pretty sure the other guys
enjoyed doing it too.)

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4360 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
sounds like you had fun
I really enjoyed being a part of this collab.... as much as any I have
participated in. Again, thanks to Snow for throwing me a bone ; )

Jack


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Making melody with your heart...
Tom Atwood said 4360 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Manly music
Most male voices I've heard in a piece since pgreenstone
did that Steve Martin song. Fun stuff.
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snowdragon said 4360 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Manly music
Thanks Attie. Getcha a cold one for that comment. And pass the pork rinds,
willya bud?

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Dead End said 4359 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Excellent...
Vocals are reminiscent of Marty Robbins.
Smooth vocals, great production and performances.
Stellar collab guys.

Check out my latest song called Running Numbers
snowdragon said 4357 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Excellent...
Thanks guys. Funny how deep some roots run, eh?

♪Out in the west Texas town of El Paso . . .♪

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Retro Plien said 4359 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
nice little number
not usually my sort of music, but hey, if its good why not like it?
this grows on you doesn't it - the slide playing is great, and as the song picks up, the whole thing seems to gel together
maybe i do like country music after all
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snowdragon said 4357 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
nice little number
Thank you Retro. You know, I really didn't think of this as a country song until
some of the comments alluded to it. But, if it is, it is. So be it. Tiler often tells
me he hears the country roots in my stuff even when I'm consciously trying to
avoid it. But as you say "if it's good, why not like it?" I like that.
Thanks again.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Drew Kopr said 4351 days ago (June 30th, 2005)
Kick Ass
Bottom line, the whole thing is awesome-lyrics, harmony, writing, playing-beautiful. It's like a rainbow in my ears.
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aclarke said 4344 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
Finally pulled...
my head out of my arse and started listening to music
again. This is really...REALLY strong stuff. An amazing
talent pool in one song. Your similiar yet different styles
and techniques are very complimentary to the others.

Makes me want to run out and rent A Mighty Wind.
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Dadai.2 said 12 days ago (May 17th, 2017)
still crazy good...
... after all these years. Thanks, snow
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