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A re-do of one of the first songs I submitted here.
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Some go some stay
Thor Oliversen©2006

some go some stay

As the darkness slowly falls upon the old man in his chair,
He is looking at a photo showing him and his late wife.

The doorbell rings,
he walks to the door.
And he recognises loneliness has come to his house.

some go some stay

The lonely man reads the (news)paper every day.
Just to find one more friend passed away.

All the things he liked to do,
Will no longer bring him joy.
His bones are tired from the journey, and will not take him anymore.

Now he's tired and alone
won't find joy in anything
anymore
He is not waiting for
better times to come.
He is waiting for the boat
to take him home.

--

Now he's tired and alone
won't find joy in anything
anymore
He is not waiting for
better times to come.
He is waiting for the boat
to take him home.

some go some stay

While the days go 'round and 'round
and looking back is all there is
there's a thrill to be found
and it's something he will miss

In his little world he stays,
watching pictures from the past.
The old man’s not afraid,
he just want back what he had.

Now he's tired and alone
won't find joy in anything
anymore

He is not waiting for
better times to come.
He is waiting for the boat
to take him home.

He is not waiting for
better times to come.
He is waiting for the boat
to take him home.

some go some stay

He is not waiting for
better times to come.
He is waiting for the boat
to take him home.

yes, he is waiting for the boat to take him home.

some go some stay
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Comments: 35
Fans: 12
Plays: 329
Downloads: 187
Votes: 25
Uploaded: May 27, 2006 - 07:13:45 PM
Last Updated: May 27, 2006 - 07:13:45 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 06:24:30 PM
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Hardware:
Samick semi acoustic guitar, tokai bass guitar, m-audio ozone, studio projects B1 mic, and the usual refreshments
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GarageBand 2
Comments
jiguma said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
better and better and better . . . . . .
Thor,
I can't remember your original of this, but this is very good indeed.
Like I keep saying, if there was an improvement award (for just getting
better and better and better ......) you would be first in line. This is
quite long, and I was doing something else while listening - when I
heard snippets of the song I thought I was listening to the radio (a
good station of course!).
You have a real feel for soul/R&B (in the old sense of both). I grew up
on early British R&B (as well as the obvious American bands), and this
would fit right in there.
Excellent vox, harmonies, guitar, piano/keys, bass and drums (and the
production's not bad either!). What are you using for drums?
A definite keeper.
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
thoddi said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
better and better and better . . . . . .
I'm glad to hear you think I am improving Neil:) I hope I aways find joy in turning stones to see if there is other ways to do things then what first comes to mind.

I've put it under blues, but you may be right in that its more of a soul/R&B tune.

Thanks for your nice encouraging words on production and performance.

I have used to different drumsets in this. The one in the intro and outro is a drum loop with a filter effect to make a dreamy mood to it.

The rest is midi drums, where I've used the jazz drumkit in GB, and penciled in some breaks and fills.

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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ledebutant said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Woke me up a bit...
I wasn't paying attention to the lyrics, just grooving out on the music
and vibe and I was thinking this is loooooove making music, but then I
started listening the words and EEEEK!

Some go, some stay, what a profound lyric. I think this may be your
best overall production. Like Neil, I wouldnt be surprised to hear this
on the radio and, if you weren't giving this away for free, I'd be first in
line to buy a copy.

It's so good!!! How did you get the effect on the vocal in the left ear on
the some go/some stay? I'd love to have that technique in the arsenel
(of course, now I expect you to say, what effect, because I am kind of
dorky ;-) )
thoddi said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Woke me up a bit...
Hi Lisa, it's a treat to see you've been visiting my song. You always write such entertaining comments:)

I'm thrilled to hear that the music made you groove:)
Thanks for mentioning the lyrics. It's a song I made when my mother passed away six years ago.

It's so encouraging to get such a positive review, and since you say you will line up to by this stuff, I will now reveal the big secret with the vocoder stuff going on in the backing vox department.

It's garageband of course, and to each ''real instrument'' track you will find an ''improve tuning'' option (I have a norwegian edition and don't know what the feature is named in the english one). I've used it on full throttle and checked for ''limit to key'' (or whatever it's called in the english edition).


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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
JOAN said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
classic
top notch in every department..... you got some real soul there brother!!
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thoddi said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
classic
Thank you JOAN.
I guess it isn't all blues then:)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Top notch for sure
You nailed this! great story in the prose. You know you've got a great mix when you can flat line the EQ in the song player and get this rich sound. Super job, DL for my library and voted straight 10's

. - Harold
thoddi said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Top notch for sure
Hi Harold,
It's good to hear that you think the EQ turned out good. I always worry about that. My studio monitors lacks a bit in the sub department, and I don't trust headphones as a neutral reference.
Thanks for the high score:)

---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
bent said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Well, when r u gonna be satisfied?
Thoddi my man, I like ALL your versions of this song. And the one that I have on my A-man Thoddi CD is just as good as this. Where are the NEW hits .... :-)

Thoddi rules, ugh, I have said so.
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thoddi said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Well, when r u gonna be satisfied?
Bent... is that... your name or...?
ROFLMAO... my good friend, how nice to see you here:)

The songs I do over and over is perhaps the ones I like better. Making new recordings is a way to try to find the expression I'm hearing in my head... Not always so straight forward to pass on what resides there.. not even to my self...




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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
thetiler said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
You musically paint an incredible scene
in this terrifc tune!
Would love to hear more clearly understood lyrics at Macjams like this.
This is classic Thoddi! This is my fav of yours. Because you show the
importants of lyrics in music. You make the words really jump out
from your recording to the listeners ears.

Again, in my opinion one of the better written tunes here at mj. Of
course we all know how hard it is to get on major radio stations. But
this should jump out and reach DJ's ears all over the world. But what
good is good. Just remember that you have the tune , radio just has to
wake up and give MJ a little consideration with the likes of Thoddi's
"some go some stay"

Way to go!

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thoddi said 4192 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
You musically paint an incredible scene
Hey Bill, great to see you've been here:)
Very encouraging to read your thoughts on this song.

Thank you:)

---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
ziti said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
really nice thoddi!!
your recording skills have grown so much since i first listened to you!
you havebeen working hard!

I love this song...really a nice groove, a good strong melody great
lyrics,and the guitar is perfect! makes me smile to hear music this
good!

great work!

deep bows

z

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thoddi said 4192 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
really nice thoddi!!
Zetes, good to hear that you notice progress in my work.
Thanks for such a positive review. Very appreciated:)


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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
J.A.Stewart said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Shut-In, Shutdown Blues
Thor, this is a very poignant lyric.

The challenge for us, as we grow older, to see the people and things
we love pass away, is a very difficult one. You've captured the angst of
that effort very well here.

You've created a tight instrumental bed with a full and fluent mix...
very well-played. The vocal harmonies are perfect for this tune.

I, too, could hear this tune getting radio play --- *if* you cleaned up
the lead vocal a bit. Some of the notes are a bit shaky and some of
your phrasings on the lyric are a bit awkward.

Polish it up a bit and I think you've really got something. It is a very
thoughtful --- and soulful --- song. :)
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thoddi said 4192 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
Shut-In, Shutdown Blues
I appreciate your constructive review.

When I record my stuff i'm usually to eager to get it on the road, and often choose to let such flaws that you point out slide...
Lazyness of course... It has to do with that I record mainly to capture an idea of how I want the song to be like regarding grooves and such. I don't intend for my GB recordings to be more than a demo or a sketch of an idea.

But I really appreciate comments like yours. because you point out stuff that i might go to easy on in a further progression of the song.

Thank you.

...and I had to look up poignant:)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
SlimGirlFat said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Excellent
remix of this track Thoddi.
I love the vocal effects you have used. Top Production here..
Wonderful groovy chilled feel to the whole song..
and of course your voice :)


As always, your groupie ..heheh

Slimmie


thoddi said 4192 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
Excellent
Wonderful to see you've been listening:) Thanks for your encouraging words.

Oh and as a groupie you have been granted a backstage pass to every gig;)

---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Mcboy said 4193 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
oh yeah.....
from the organ to the guitar riffs to the vocals....this just nails it.....u have
become mcjams resident soulman.....our eric clapton......love the balance
of the vocals to the music.....in other words a really nice mix.......bravo!!!
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thoddi said 4192 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
oh yeah.....
A bravo from you saves the day. Thanks a lot:)

Eric Clapton sounds fine with me.

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Macaudion said 4191 days ago (May 30th, 2006)
Man!
That was just power packed w/ goodness - Albeit, this was a very sad
song - I'm glad that I've always enjoyed being alone way more than I
should - Who knows how our story ends but certainly, this tune
reminds us that if were not careful, it could be a sad, sad ending...

This is 000 so soulful, Thoddi - I'm still convinced that you somehow
snatched up my pair of funk and soul 'genes' - There the ones with the
holes in them and they look just like that...

Thanks for another wonderful soul journey, my friend - Dion
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thoddi said 4187 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
Man!
Well, as they say... you don't know what you've got, 'till you loose it.
My father, which modelled for this song, is a good excample of that this is true.

And I'll try to use those genes you passed over to me with care;)

Thank you for your positive feedback Dion. I'm always glad to see you've beeen listening:)

---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
perceptualvortex said 4191 days ago (May 30th, 2006)
Totally
pro sound. Everything adds just what it should. Very creative and clean... pretty amazing Thor!
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said 4190 days ago (May 30th, 2006)
Sad...
but all too true. You have captured that hollow feeling that the lonely
know all too well. Musically superb. Excellent lyrics and vox. Sweet guitar
solo. Three thumbs up!

Be well!
alley-oop said 4190 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
I was afraid...
to listen because I love the first version and have listened to it at least
100 times.
but this is beautiful and I fall in love all over again
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thoddi said 4187 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
I was afraid...
I was kind of expecting you to pay a visit Tom:) As you've mentioned earlier that this was one of your favourites of mine...

I'm very pleased if you liked it. I just needed to do it over. It's one of my own songs I always like to come back to...

Again, I'm very happy you enjoyed it:)

---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Nolan said 4188 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
I love your stuff
This is bloody great, mate.

The production is spot-on. The playing is equally impressive. Cool
song.

Love the little piano bits.

Which GB drum kit is that?
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thoddi said 4186 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
I love your stuff
Thank you Nolan:)

The midi drums is the jazz-kit from GB. I've probably tweaked the eq a bit on it, and added reverb.
The intro/outro drums is a loop with a tad of filter effect.



---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Scott Carmichael said 4187 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
dripping
with feel and soul... I really love how you present your vocal... your
convincing and believable when you spin your tail.. how you have
arranged the last "He's waiting for the boat to take him home" goes
straight to my heart... you really drive home the emotion

exellent
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thoddi said 4186 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
dripping
This is nice reading man:)
Thanks a lot!

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
ginz111 said 4175 days ago (June 15th, 2006)
Great Groove
This is a great track Thoddi! Really well done.
goes on the ipod.
Carl

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thoddi said 4174 days ago (June 16th, 2006)
Great Groove
Thanks Carl.
Glad you enjoyed it:)

---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Cellar said 4032 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
*shivers*
both the music and lyrics gave me the chills. I love songs that I can "feel" like this one. all Aces
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Three Cat Clem said 3984 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Nice...
Really nice work here.
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timothy devine said 3693 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Thor
This shuffled up on the Home Page random player and I was like cool.
Nice tune.
I dig your stuff man.
peace
tim
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