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Deep Dark Secrets (written by BranDaMan)


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(*The initial posting of this song was accidentally deleted while editing the song profile. Sorry for that.)

This is a very personal song written by BranDaMan, which he posted only with lyrics. His listeners have clamored for vocals. I was very impressed with this song so I asked to lend my voice to it. Brandon said it was about as close as he wanted it to sound, staying true to the sad and brooding theme of an otherwise romantic song.

Everyone has a deep dark secret. We can all relate to the message of this song.
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Lyrics
DEEP DARK SECRETS
(lyrics and instruments by BranDaMan; vocals by Leon)

Verse 1)
Days drift slowly into darkness
Guilt is the feeling I harness
I keep it buried down deep
Sometimes it's hard to keep it in
It's hard to look at your face
When I go out to your place
I can't find the words to tell you how I feel...

Chorus:
My days are nights, my nights are days
I hide from you and all your ways
I feel empty, shattered and cold, worn out,
should I let you know that I keep all these...
deep dark secrets?

Verse 2)
I was once happy with you
That's lost and hard to undo,
The past is dead and buried
Tears are all that we've carried
The word love has no meaning
So now I am retreating
I can't find the words to tell you how I feel...

Chorus:
My days are nights, my nights are days
I hide from you and all your ways
I feel empty, shattered and cold, worn out,
should I let you know that I keep all these...
deep dark secrets?
Song Stats
Hits: 4482
Comments: 28
Fans: 7
Plays: 503
Downloads: 175

Uploaded: Mar 27, 2006 - 07:01:54 AM
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2011 - 12:08:13 AM Last Played: Aug 26, 2017 - 01:56:02 AM
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Hardware:
iMac G5; MBox; AT4033/SE condenser microphone;
and BranDaMan's set-up to make the instrumental music
Software:
GB 2
Comments
said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
I hade to...
...listen on this again this is one of the best song I have heard here on
MACJAMS maby I like your vocie so much and thats why I dugg'it...
Leon said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
I hade to...
Skean, thanks so much for your appreciation of the song. You are very generous and kind in your assessment. To get that review from one as talented as you makes it an even bigger honor. If i did sound good on this song, it was becasue Brandon's composition was just plain awesome. I am just riding on his coattails.

Again thanks for re-posting your feedback.

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jesushairdo said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
powerful and emotional!
hiya leon! whoa! this is really powerful & emotional!! loved it very much.
your vocal is like flowing! and very well written song in the first place.
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Leon said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
powerful and emotional!
Jes, thanks so much! Wow, you certainly make me and Brandon proud of this song. Comments like this are very heartwarming and inspiring (especially from a fabulous songwriter like you!)

Truth is, I had to convince Brandon that i could sing this song with feelings before he gave his approval :-) I am glad that I can share his song for everyone to experience, feel, and enjoy.

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TheReverendAG said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
;_;
I think I'm gonna cry...

That was pretty sad. Awesome singing. Very clean. All around
goodness. Nice adaptation on someone else's lyrics. May the Lord have
mercy on your tormented soul ;)
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Leon said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
;_;
Bless my soul, Reverend... and bless yours, too, for the words of grace you have
prayed upon my restless spirit.

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said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
You go, Leon!
BranDAMan, very fine songwriting. Leon, a most excellent vocal
rendering in the fullest sense of the word. Well produced song.
Dripping with emotion.
Leon said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
You go, Leon!
Richard, thanks for the kind words and encouragement. Haven't made many
enough friends here, but I'm happy enough to find a fellow-Minnesotan here
who embodies the fine qualities of a dedicated musician.

This IS BranDaMan's song, and I'm happy to share in the glory of it.

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jiguma said 4227 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Great interpretation
Great voice Leon - like the harmonies especially. You have really
grabbed this by the throat and given it a good shake. Very nice
interpretation of the original musical piece - I expect BranDaMan is
very pleased with your excellent contribution.
Neil
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Leon said 4226 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
Great interpretation
Thanks, Jig! Made you a leonistic adjective for a macjammer (go to the forum
thread :-)

I have always appreciated your friendliness and willingness to share your
valuable feedback! Your thoughtful ideas and comments are psychotherapeutic.

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thetiler said 4226 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
cool voicing
nice backround as well, like the harmony.
I hear abit of journey's Steve Perry, like how you added the synth strings
as well.

Nice!
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Leon said 4226 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
cool voicing
To have TheTiler as a fan is like having a deity of music on your side. I feel that
his words of appreciation are godly blessings that will spare me from musical
tragedy.

Thanks, Tiler. I didn't realize that it did sound like a Journey or Foreigner song
until i listened to it and heard myself wailing. It was Brandon's music that made
it necessary to sound that way.

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MissChaos said 4226 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
now THAT's singing
You just don't hold back and thank goodness for that. Your vocal trills are
amazingly controlled and styled. The music is beautiful. What an amazing
combination. It's a strange one too... you'd think with the heavy reverb on
the piano, that your upfront vocals would sound too separate. But the
added reverb on the harmony/backing vocals blends this in a really cool
back 'n forth way. I'm an instant fan.
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Leon said 4226 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
now THAT's singing
If MC says it's great, then it's like being told it's close to achieving
misschaotic harmony. That is a musical benchmark which is more than most
musicians can hope for!

I am humbled by your appreciation, MC!

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Leon said 4224 days ago (March 30th, 2006)
Previous comments
(I was able to retrieve these comments by BranDaMan, Dadai and Skean
on a separate open tab before the initial post was accidentally deleted)

Great Vocals
Authored by: BranDaMan on Sun, 26 Mar 2006 18:08:12 -0600
Leon, as stated before, you have a wonderful voice and it's been great
hearing it attached to the music. Great work.
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Great Vocals
Authored by: Dadai on Sun, 26 Mar 2006 18:16:18 -0600
You both have created and recorded a very original and moving song. I
am
impressed. Very pro sounding. Leon... yes, great vocal... and Bran...
beautiful stuff you got here.

Jack

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...making melody with your heart
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Really
Authored by: Skean on Sun, 26 Mar 2006 18:19:27 -0600
love this you sing like a bird in a hot summer night.
Solid production and performance.
Thanks fore sharing.
Sincerely
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Skean
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bronco said 4223 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
Powerful Piece
Solid emotional rendering of this song. Powerful, forceful, almost mid-
eastern or gypsy at times. Sounds as good or better than most of the
stuff on the radio. Oh, and did I say great voice!
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Leon said 4222 days ago (April 1st, 2006)
Powerful Piece
Thanks so much, Bronco. That inspiring comment made my day! To say that
this song is good enough for radio is truly a rewarding feedback. Hmm..maybe I
should send a copy to my local radio station. :-)

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The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
AEROjet said 4222 days ago (April 1st, 2006)
hey now
YEah, yeah yeah, it's full of sap...but sap speaks to people. Again, your
voice shines through leon. Inspiration galore.
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Audiologic said 4216 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Relaxing Tension
Ooh, I'm glad this was posted. Thanks you too for getting this out. Sorry for taking so long to reply again, I've been soooo busy recently. This is well mixed, and carries a very laid back and then angry feel. I like it. It almost has this relaxing tension feel to it. The vocals seem extremely meaningful and Leon makes them soar as usual. Great Job.

Ben
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echoroom said 4215 days ago (April 9th, 2006)
Great big vox
Wow man - your voice sounds great on this, really belts the song out - I
love the piano in the verses, as it has such a lonely sound .... which is
then shattered by the soaring chorus. Your singing fantastic as ever, your
arrangements get better and better.

Keep roaring and soaring my friend.
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philonnie said 4206 days ago (April 17th, 2006)
Wow ....
this is a beautiful song and your voice delivers the heartfelt lyrics with such emotional intensity. Great production too!.
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Leon said 4194 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
Wow ....
Thanks, Philonnie... Truly appreciate the remarks. :-)

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Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
trebbia said 4198 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Wow!
Hi There! You have a very good voice! Would you like to try and put some
vocals on my song Valyrie?

Sounds good:-D

/Jonas
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Mcboy said 4196 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
wow..
u have an american idol level voice my man......what a gift......bravo!!!
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mvh9591 said 4051 days ago (September 19th, 2006)
Nice job
Leon you and Brandon have a good thing going on here. I like both of
your styles. I hope you do more in the future together. I really enjoy
this and "Out Of The Darkness". You both jell well together. Keep up
the good work.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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blaky smith said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Nice job
Very good production with excellent vocals, I like this. Thanks for sharing...
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timothy devine said 3954 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Great song
Well done. I love to sound of the piano. The vocals are very convincing. You guys nailed this. Great work.
Poded
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saymme said 3472 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Wonderful collab...
beautiful....a very touching song...greatly performed ! secrets keep us captives..not the other wayround put the dark into the light & it goes away : ) TX dl & faved !
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