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Sweet Baby (w/Jim Bouchard)


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This is a song I wrote about 18 months ago and posted here, but ended up taking down because I was always really uncomfortable with the ooey-gooeyness of it.

I wrote this song in a moment of pure love, though, and couldn't really let it go, so I went to Jim and said, HELP. He came up with a really, fun, quirky arrangement that I think has taken it out of the realm of ooey-gooey and turned it into a more light-hearted and fun song. Jim says that musically this is his tribute to Sufjan Stevens and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

Jim and I are also both big fans of The Weepies and I thought it might be kind of cool to ask him to sing a second part to the song, since the original was loaded with harmonies. I think this is the first time I've ever done a duet and I really love what Jim came up with, especially the really happy backing vocals on the outro. They make me giggle.

This is my second collaboration with Jim and I have to thank him from the bottom of my heart for his patience and imagination. I love working with him. Plus, he plays the banjo!
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Lyrics
Oh, my sweet little baby
when the world is driving you crazy,
just remember I'm always here
in your corner.

La la la la la la la la la la.

You've had pain so undeserved,
kept so much of you in reserve.
I want to open you,
keep you safe
and help you feel free.

Free

This is love
you can fall into.
I want to show you something new,
a life where someone loves you for you.

Oh my sweet little baby,
when the pain fills you up
and spills over
just remember I'll be here
to catch you forever.

Oh my sweet little baby
when the world is driving you crazy
just remember
I'm always here in your corner

You've had pain so undeserved
kept so much of you in reserve
I want to open you
keep you safe
and help you feel free

Forever

It's you and me
in an apple tree,
K.I.S.S.I.N.G.
K.I.S.S., K.I.S.S., K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

Oh my sweet little baby,
Oh my sweet little baby,
Oh my sweet little baby.

(la la la la la la la la la la la)
(mm-bop, mm-bop, mm-bop)

When the world is driving you crazy,
just remember I'm always here in your corner.
Song Stats
Hits: 8286
Comments: 80
Fans: 46
Plays: 792
Downloads: 246
Votes: 25
Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007 - 04:53:45 PM
Last Updated: May 07, 2007 - 02:11:26 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 06:34:20 PM
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Hardware:
Gibson five string banjo, Epiphone bass, piano, various Macs, Rode Nt-1a
Software:
GB, Ozone 3, Jam Pack 4
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Firsties! Called it!
Back later....

Ed
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ledebutant said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Hah!
Ed Hannifin, you crack me up!
said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Lovely song
I am in penguin cafe heaven
Jim Bouchard said 3886 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
cafe heaven!
Thanks for the comment!
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ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Hee Hee
So is Mary Poppins. :D
thoddi said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
yeah
Those strings sounds amazing, and the drums and banjo stuff is ear candy to me.

Fab collab you two. You never disappoint Jim. You always make good music come from your instruments, and your productions is always very pro sounding.

And Lisa you're such a star... I'm a big fan of your singing:) You sound more and more confident.

Wonderful tune from you guys.
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ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
rhyming
Fab collab is a funny rhyme. I like it. I agree with you, Jim does get good stuff out of those instruments. Thanks for the comment, Thor. I always love knowing you've listened.
elektronix said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Northern Exposure
Do you remember "Northern Exposure" on TV? I was instantly remembered, but I don't no why! Okay, the genre would match, but I think it is something hidden in this song, which plays this string in my mind... perhaps the feel of taking something with a pitch of salt... (correct locution? My english is bahhhh...)

But nice song, anyway, your voice is marvellous and Jim: Great Banjo!

Greetings from Germany,
Bernd
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ledebutant said 3886 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
You're Right!
I've only seen Northern Exposure once or twice and couldn't remember the theme song, but I hunted for it on iTunes and it definitely reminds me of this song! How funny!
Jim Bouchard said 3886 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
I used to be a big fan of that show!
Haven't seen it in a while, but it's out on DVD and I think I will have to rent it, just to remember the theme, which I remember as liking a heck of a lot. Evidently it seeped into my unconscious and planted itself there! hehehe
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elektronix said 3884 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
I don't think so...
Quote:... Evidently it seeped into my unconscious and planted itself there! hehehe


I think it sounds completely different, I really don't know, what exactly remembered me. Some waggishness perhaps? But on the other hand, music is always influenced.. so perhaps you're right after all...

Anyway, I have taken a look on my old "Northern Exposure" videos again. And so by that way, you really made my day!

Greetings,

Bernd


---
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ktb said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
ooey-gooey
is good. is there anything Jim can't do? The strings and backing synths are freakishly cool. Very sweet vocal vibe, although I'm biased on both counts. And banjo to boot...that sci fx sound at the end where it trails off is just sublime
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Jim Bouchard said 3886 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
sci-fi sound?
Actually it's cellos on a long extended trill and me singing "ahhhhh". No synths were involved on this song (unless you count midi sampled sounds of Chinese erhu violin, pan flutes, and other orchestral and percussion sounds). Which is not to diminish my appreciation for your compliment!
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Hmm
I suspect that Jim can't do the splits, but that's just a guess. Based on all other evidence, I think that's about the only thing he can't do, though. He sure showed off his skills on this one, for sure!
Ed Hannifin said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Upon reflection...
...I think what I continue to love about this song is its innocent spirit. I have had cause recently to revisit and remember that wonderful innocence, and, though we sometimes, I think, short-change that part of ourselves, and misremember it as cynical adults, it has a surprising power and beauty...

Apple trees are one of my favorite things in this world; the town I live in was founded largely for the purpose of growing apples. I still remember climbing an apple tree for blossoms for my high school proms. And as I mentioned to you privately, Lisa, I recently found some pictures of people I love in apple trees and apple orchards. Apples are such a great symbol of that place where innocence meets experience.
The upshot of all that is, I love hearing the apple tree part...

I also love the key change.

I think you have made very effective use of the contrast between your sweet tones and Jim's rougher burr... Jim's production once again combines traditional elements and traditional production values with surprising bits... Jim Bouchard productions are always something to enjoy first, and then study afterwards... How'd he DO that? WHAT is he doing THERE?...How'd he think of THAT?... I mean, I've MET the guy, and he looks so NORMAL...

The outro-ing la-la's are so cool...

Anyway, I'm enjoying this a whole lot....

Ed


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ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Apple Trees
I'm so happy you continue to enjoy this song, Ed and that it came at a time that you had found those photos. I almost asked you for the use of one as song art, but then realized that you'd probably have to get Fran to scan them and didn't want to bother you to that extent.

He looks so normal...that's what they normally say about serial killers. I think that Jim is probably a serial musician, which is part of what makes him so magical.

I love those la la la's and mmm-bops at the end, too.
Pauly-G said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
cool
i like it...

gooey is cool

good work guys
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ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Also...
Gooey is sticky.

Glad you enjoyed the song, Pauly.
perceptualvortex said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Yep
The Jim treatment sure seems to work with your songs, Lisa! You both sound great.
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perceptualvortex said 3882 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Specifically,
Apple trees are a great place for kissing.

The banjo couldn't be cooler, and there's all these little touches in the music that go so well with your singing and upbeat vibe. I don't think I've heard you sing that low before. As ever, your voice makes for great listening. This song finally sounds fully realized. I hope that Up In The Sky finds it's way here too; and I think real instruments will make it happen.

Great work, Lisa and Jim!

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Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Up in the Sky
To do Up in the Sky with Jim would be a dream! I've already put the screws on him, so I'm sure one day down the road we'll do some more. We both have song piles to dig out from, first. :-)

Are apple trees better than pear trees for kissing?
perceptualvortex said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
In my youth
There was an apple orchard in my neighborhood, growing up. And while there were several pear trees around, none of them were big enough to climb. Beech trees are even better for kissing, because afterwards you can carve DT + KP 4EVR in the bark.

I hope you clear out from under your song pile and do get Jim to collab on UITS, that would be great!

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jgurner said 3886 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
:-)
What more can I say. I'm in a really good mood right now. ;-)
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ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
:)
Flavored lip-gloss and happy songs make a good combo, I guess. ;)
Reinholt56 said 3886 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
A great way to wake up......
This song greeted me as my first dip into todays new music on MJ's.

Wonderful. The singing and backing are excellent. Simple yet complex. You can't beat a good love song.

The Beatles have made a fortune writing about love. It's 'where it's at'.

Blown away, blown away, blown away.

Paul.
ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Thanks, Paul
I'm glad this was a good start to your day. You make a good point about The Beatles and simple love songs. I hadn't really though of it that way and I feel a little better about what I had thought were lyrics that just demonstrated me being a lazypants on the writing front. Thanks!
RacerX said 3886 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
a keeper
I'll take this one down the road with me
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ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Speed Racer's Bro.
So, what kind of stereo have you got in that racecar of yours? I'll bet it's swanky.
said 3886 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Lisa

You have all My Respect as a Musician ... WOW this is MAGNIFICENT lalalllllllllllalllalaaa K I S S SSSSSSSSSS I N G IN AN APPLETREE LOOOOLLL
YOU ARE GREAT I must try it some time(!!) I LOVED climbing trees as a kid, me & my best girlfriend did that ALOT as 10-11 yearolds-can miss that now as I think of it.. . well it's never too late to try again (!) Have You tried ? k i s s s i n g in an appletree? WHERE do You find allthese great Lyrics Lisa - whats Your Secret : )? & Jim well I beleive You already know You are a FANTASTIC MUSICIAN

THANX BOTH : ) : ) Respectfully Lena


ledebutant said 3882 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Zoi
I'm happy you liked the song so much. I've climbed my share of apple trees in my life, but I haven't ever kissed in an apple tree. Now, that I'm thinking about it, I wonder how that would work out logistically. It's kind of strange, really.
said 3886 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
l o l


Read Biba_Novas comment again HAHAHAHSHAHAAHA
(its MJ in a NutShell) tx again - off too Baptize!
renecalvo said 3885 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
ooey gooey
I loved it. It is no way too ooey gooey, there is just enough of a hint of darkness to keep it all real. If I may be so humble and unworthy I do have two suggestions. It seems like you miss an opportunity to let your voice soar on Free and Forever. The other is that you and jim need to figure out your harmonies. they are not really blending. Please excuse me for this most humble of lowly comments. Peace. Rene
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Rebsie said 3885 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
A song with its heart on its sleeve
He plays the banjo indeed! That's a pretty good reason to want to work with someone.

I'm sure the moment of pure love you mention is the main reason this song is so good. You were right not to let it go. It has a directness and truth in it which buoys it up and makes you take notice of it. It feels like it's got something to say and means every word of it.

And of course the arrangement and delivery are fabulous, which also helps. The banjo, while fairly subtle in itself, makes the whole thing sound upbeat and sparkly. Your warm sweet tone of voice is the icing on Jim's lovely plump juicy cake. (And the emotional honesty is the vermicelli and little fruity-flavoured sprinkly bits.)

Nothing wrong with a bit of ooey-gooey from time to time anyway ... where would we be without it?
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alfalpha said 3885 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
...this has literally
....brought me to tears....I really don't know what to type...
Thank you both so much...
Alf...
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ledebutant said 3885 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Aww
Here's a big virtual hug for you. I hope they were good tears rather than sad ones.
alfalpha said 3885 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
all...
...good tears:)

---
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jiguma said 3885 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Cute, but not twee
OOey gooey has it's place Lisa. You and Jim together are a great combination on this joy-filled little tune. The duet worked really well too. Love your voice Lisa - you add so much to lyrics (which weren't at all bad to start with).
Excellent post.
Neil
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guitapick said 3885 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
I love this...
...so many facets. Such a wonderful, simple, positive message.
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dreadmon said 3884 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
What's the matter...
with ooey-gooey? Maybe I've clung to my childlike naivete' for far too long, but I still love Disney songs sung by mermaids, and I still love happy-dappy songs like this that simply talk of love as the shelter from the storm. There's a bit of Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz in this, quirky and instrumentally eclectic while still proving accessible and endearing. You guys are a dynamic duo - keep 'em coming!
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Jim Bouchard said 3884 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
busted!
You had me at Bill Frisell, but you had to throw Wayne Horvitz in there too! All we need now is a Robin Holcomb reference. I am just pickled tink!
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said 3884 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
VEry Gooey
And I loved every minute of it... I dont know why but Im thinking Natalie Merchant(ten thousands maniacs) . Your voice is so right for this song/ Oh yeah great music Jim
dajama said 3884 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Love the song...
...love the strings. The whole sound is terrific. Nicely produced and arranged. Some lovely musical touches throughout. The key change halfway through is very effective. Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. Peace.
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HOKEY POKEY said 3884 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
pop music
pop music for the masses! just goes to show your production range. Well crafted! Kudos to both of you!

Hokey
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I. Spike said 3884 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Genuine.
I was just talking the other day about how hard it is to write a happy song and have if filled with integrity, you have both done it here...
Great song.
Nice to be able to have a genuine smile spread across my face...
Grazzi...
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moorlandt said 3884 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
it's springtime!
Such a happy honest springtime song, a baby made out of pure love, and that shows. I have to be honest: genuinly i'm not a big fan of banjo music, but as the song gets along and after listening more than once, i really got into it. And the performance is great. So, thanks for broadening my taste :-)
Your voice - of which i've always liked the very female and fragile timbre - sounds extremely confident here. And this is fortyfied by a neat recording. It's like you're singing right into my ear. I very much like the uber-cliché sentence: 'it's you and me, in an apple tree'. Haha, can there be any more spring?

- Walter
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illuminati said 3884 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Ok, I finally got a chance to listen to this
carefully, and i'm far more impressed with this version of the song than I thought possible. The original version's "ooie gooieness" put me off a bit, and I mean that in the nicest way. It was a song for someone, passionately for someone, and not being that person, it didn't catch me. This version makes it for everyone. No, I don't mean that Ledeb is going to kiss everyone in an apple tree (down boys!), but the sentiment seems more universal. Maybe it's Jim's terrific music, or maybe it's Lisa's calm, rationally supportive narrator and delivery. It's almost like the song's grown up. And gone to college.
ledebutant said 3884 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Hi Guys!
Thank you so much for all the comments. I am reading them all and will come back to answer them, individually. I am babysitting my 18 month old nephew for the next six weeks, which is going to partially fund a new iMac (WHEEEEEEE!)and am very pressed for time and haven't been able to sneak in here and answer them during the day as I would ususallly.

I just want you all to know that I appreciate the time people take to leave their thoughts and I'm reading, just not replying today.

Thanks again, guys!
echoroom said 3884 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Pure
Firstly, after being a bit critical of your last vocal, I'm now munching my words (and my foot) as this is just a wonderful vocal Lisa, as pure as the lyric. To me, the lyric sounds train-of -thought, like a rush of pure emotion that you've captured, love like an insect in amber.

The production is sweet, and the track has a wonderful loose quality to it.

Love the backing vox on this too - you sound great together.

More goo please - this is sweet as cotton candy and just as light , pink and fluffy.

Steve
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bud said 3883 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Great tune - but I'd expect nothing less
from you two. Excellent on all counts - too much goodness in one package. Nice key modulation and sweet harmonies. I'm a big Sufjan fan - and it's nice to hear his influence along with the penguins. Oh - I'm also an ooey-gooey fan too.
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jakelamotta said 3883 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
WOW!
Your really good...you should play live if you dont already!
Willywagga said 3882 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Wow Great!!!
How did I miss this for so long. This is terrific. Your voice sounds devine, there is a nice shyness present in the vocals that create a lovely light intimacy. Your voice reminds me of many peoples each in different ways, sometimes a little of Dar Williams, sometimes Natalie Merchant and even Cait O'Riordain of the Cranberries. But of course this voice is very much your own and that's what makes it special, and beautiful.
The instrumentation is masterful, some lovely musical connections going on, everything is really in it's place and it seems complete. Without trying to sound simpering, this is georgous and a wonderful collaboration.
And definite proof that wonderful collaborations are so possible, Despite the recent hiccups in MacJamland.
Lovely forehead by the way.

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said 3881 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Sweet...
with such lightness of touch and fullness of heart. That pretty much sums up how I feel about this lovely song. Jim musical arrangement is great... perfect backdrop for the ooey-gooeyness of your words and voice. Kudos to you both.
said 3881 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
I'm impressed!!! But not surprised!
Lisa,
You ALWAYS sound amazing. I just love your voice. I'm not "ooey-gooey", but I find the lyrics very sweet. Nice love song. Great Job!!

Jim,
Your banjo playing was a fun listen. I enjoyed it. Your music and production skills show the integrity of a true artist.

Congratulations to the both of you for an excellent job!!


Chris
Willywagga said 3881 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Oops
'course I meant Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries not Cait, she was married to Elvis Costello and maybe Shane McGowan at some stage I think. I just realized that. Funny the lengths people go to.
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ledebutant said 3880 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Coincidence
You know, that's the second time in less than two weeks that someone has made a Dolores-related name error in comparing my voice to someone else's. illuminati called Hope Sandoval, Dolores Sandoval a few times until he figured it out.

(spooky music)

It's an omen of something, but what I don't know...when will the third Dolores error occur? Maybe I'm meant to write a song called The Dolores Error...actually if anyone wants to, go ahead. :-)
AEROjet said 3880 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Hits the spot
You know what, I happened to listen to this song in the moment I needed it most. Whatever it did, it fixed a problem that's been sitting in my mind for sometime and I just wanted to thank you for posting it. I don't even want to try to critique it, I just wanted to acknowledge the comforting sound in my headphones as something special. So thanks for helping me find a little peace at a time of unusual chaos.
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ledebutant said 3880 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Wow!
Joel, that's such a nice comment that I don't really know how to respond in kind, except to say that I find it very wonderful to think that something I was part of helped you in some way. Thank you so much. You made my day and I bet you'll make Jim smile, too.

What you said may actually be my favorite song comment I've ever gotten.
AEROjet said 3880 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
better now
Well, it was chance that I stumbled across it when I did. You should be proud of what you've created. Good medicine.
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MJG said 3880 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
Great sound Lebby
Love the arrangement, vocals feel warm, and overall production is excellent.
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Magritte said 3879 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
Listening in the Penguin Cafe
Yep, I totally hear that in the background. What a nice match of mood to your song! Jim is definitely a production wizard...but it doesn't hurt that you wrote and sang a perfectly lovely song.
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branchgraft said 3878 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
...
love your voice... if a voice could be a mirror of some deeper part of us.. you must be a sweet, sweet, heart and soul.
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Scott Carmichael said 3878 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Who are you??
On a recording you're a delicate flower... In the forum you're a bull in a china shop:) "complete male package" I love ya... you're a hoot

I've been away a few days so let me chime in now that I'm back... Teaming up with Jim is a smart move... he really frames you well, and makes choices that show he pays attention to the song... this song reminds me that there is an innocents in love that allows us to cross boundries and still be no threat... the nature of unselfishness,,

fan & friend Scott
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VicDiesel said 3877 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Coffeehouse singers united!
Without knowing how your early version was, if I try to imagine a rendition with just "girl with guitar" then I get an accute sugar overdose. I can see why you might have pulled it.

This arrangement really made the song. It has a smooth flow, which makes the lyrics sweet rather than sacharine....

Very pleasant listening.

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Enrique Gil said 3877 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
this one is a download...
beautiful rythm, beautiful melody, beautiful voice.....thank you
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said 3875 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
Singing Saw!
Very sweet song. I didn't hear the original, but it's obvious where the potential for ooey-gooeyness lurks. This arrangement, though, is clever, sunny and solid; the vocal is very fresh and totally charming (maybe not ooey-gooey ENOUGH...). Very nice job.
The Leonids said 3875 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
This is loveley
Well produced. I wonder if its possible to hear the instrumental track only (sans vocals)?


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stooey said 3874 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Nice Collaboration!
I really enjoyed it!
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lavalamp said 3864 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
I must say
You've got an incredibly sweet voice. Dido-ish.
Love the little spelling bit.
You're one of the best I've heard on this site.
Bravo, well-done.
LL
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ledebutant said 3864 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Thanks
What a very sweet and extremely kind comment. I like the spelling bit, too. Thanks very, very much.
Norman Goodman said 3858 days ago (May 26th, 2007)
Very Good!
I have no idea how the other versions of this sounded, but at the core of this song is a very pretty melody and delightfully pleasant chord structure. To me a good song has at it`s core a strong melody and this meets the criterion. The vocal line is delivered very nicely and is almost effortless in how the notes that are sung pull the sweet notes out of each chord. Very good. The arrangement and instrumentation give this song just the right amount of enhancement without being overblown. The accompaniement serves as a perfect embellishment to the songs structure and the performance and arrangement are as a result very complimentary.
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ledebutant said 3852 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Thank You
That's an incredibly thoughtful and kind comment, thank you.
Brian Weiland said 3841 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Delightful!
Since I loved "After All" so much, I jumped at the chance to hear another collab between you two, and I was not disappointed.

What a happy, bouyant, fun, quirky, uplifting, smiley song! Not at all overly ooey-gooey! (did I spell taht right? I don't hink spell-check's gonna help with that one!) You have truly used your powers for good here!

The world is a better place with one more song guaranteed to lift the spirit of whoever hears it. It was so obviously crated out of pure love that it borders on the magical.

Thank you for sharing it!

~Brian
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ledebutant said 3619 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Brian
I'm so happy that you liked what Jim and I did with After All well enough that we sucked you back in with this one. You're right that it was written with piles of love and I'm so glad that came through. Thank you!
tmcfate said 3783 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
not
too gooey. i like the feeling. horns would really be nice in the arangment. i am starting to find new macjamers and actually make comments. i figure i owe it for all the support i have recieved. anyway i think you are awsome in what you bring to the table as a song writer. i love your vocal style and confidence you radiate. great job
tim
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Estella said 3744 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
nice pic
very Pleasantville, the black and white over the color!
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freefalleffect said 3653 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
gotta love the banjo!!
ok so I am very very confused why you are not famous with a voice like that....this is a completely delightful song to listen too....beautiful sweeping strings and you really know how to record your voice....great mix, great production.....get famous girl....you deserve it....seriously....thanks so much for posting this....peace
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Lennon714 said 3586 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
disgusting
and by disgusting I mean I wish I could do that. This is a fantastic song and a top notch arrangement. I can totally here this in a Wes Anderson movie. It's got a Mark Mothersbaugh quality to it. Love it. Instant Fav.
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said 3577 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great
Good style of music... The rhythm is dance-friendly... Great... And the vocals are great... Fits together... A happy song... Thanks for sharing this...
Heightened said 3559 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Fabulous collab!
And great vocals. Wow!
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kassia said 3510 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Just found this!
Wow this is fabulous! I love the Weepies and Sufjan. You and Jim have captured both here. It's just fun and definitely light-hearted. I love the key change. You have an amazing voice - thanks for sharing!
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