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Draft of a song I've been working on (off and on) for awhile. Needs some work, but thought I'd throw it out there to see what folks had to say about it. Fighting through some low moments in my life and clinging to a grain of faith. This song was born out of that experience.
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Lyrics
When I look around me I struggle for a sign
An answer for the hungry and a reason for the blind
We're standing in the shadows of mountains we can't climb
We just keep running faster, and we're still just losing time

Sometimes it's hard to understand your hand in it all
Worry and discouragement almost drown your call
Just when it seems so hopeless and darkness closes in on me
I think about that rugged cross where you hung at Calvary

There you claimed the victory and called us to receive
Freedom from our bondage if we would just believe
The chains have all been broken by your might and majesty
We can all take comfort in your supremacy

(Chorus)
Every knee shall bow every tongue confess
You are the Lord

There's nothing here that happens that You have not ordained
There's nothing hidden anywhere that You have not proclaimed
And when it seems so hopeless and darkness closes in on me
I'll think about that rugged cross where you hung at Calvary

Chorus

Song Stats
Hits: 2621
Comments: 25
Fans: 8
Plays: 129
Downloads: 103
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Dec 17, 2007 - 05:44:38 PM
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2009 - 09:39:52 PM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 07:40:56 PM
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Hardware:
Mac G4 733mhz Quicksilver
M-Audio Keystation
Takamine Acoustic guitar miked with a Samson CO1U USB mic
Vocals on Samson C01U mic
Drum loops from GB

Software:
GB
Comments
Feter said 3628 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
You Are the Lord
Cool rockin folk song .. I m enjoyin this os very much
the subject itself concerned me so much ..I wrote alot
for the same matter .very cool singing and harmony ..
the set is just awesome ..very nice work ..Deep Bow ~!~
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RickB1 said 3628 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Thank you, Feter
Wow, thank you, Feter! I'm very humbled you found a connection to it. Thank you so much!
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said 3628 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
very cool pic
can I paint it and as I listened everynote just flowed with every lyric!
RickB1 said 3628 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Paint it
Thanks, zero hour...the picture is borrowed , but what's the harm in painting it? Thanks for the comments!
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Roxylee said 3628 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Amen, brother!
The victory has been won,if only we would just believe. I'm keeping this one to play whenever I start taking my eyes off Him. Thank you for posting this- it is a very good reminder.
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RickB1 said 3627 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Blessings, Roxylee...
You know it. Thank you for stopping by and listening!
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said 3628 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Timeless...
I have no words to explain how I feel. It touched my soul when I listened. I had to listen again.


Chris
RickB1 said 3627 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
WoW...
Thank you, Chris. Coming from a guy with your talent, that means a great deal. I am blessed it touched you. Merry Christmas!
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drakonis said 3627 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
excellent
nice nice piece of music, and great singing and lyric writing... Parts of this seem to remind me a bit of Eagles (The Long Run) and a bit of The Hooters (anybody remember them?) Anyway, very satisfying song structure, lyrics were compelling and well written and sung. And nice guitar playing too. Here's a friendly wish for you, to find the strength and self confidence to pull through these difficult times! Thank you for sharing this, Rick!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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RickB1 said 3627 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Drakonis!
So good to hear from you! I am certainly humbled by your remarks, especially when considering and admiring the incredible body of art you keep putting together. I am really grateful you took time to listen and comment. Many blessings!
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TobinMueller said 3627 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Balanced writing
Strong mainstream writing. Clear and standard arrangement. There are times, several, that the snare hits don't slot in where my ears want them, coming slightly too early or late, depending. The track is muffled, lacking a brightness that often lends immediacy, urgency, especially the vocals; consider EQing it with more bass and more treble, limiting some of the middle rhythm guitar frequencies. (Altho this EQ has a nice mellow feel, just not the vibrancy I think you are looking for.) If you are considering adding instruments, consider an organ in the second chorus, or at the second "every knee." This track has a very good demo quality, but the drum track especially makes it seem like a demo only, not a finished product.

Again, excellent, strong, balanced writing.
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RickB1 said 3627 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Thank you, Tobin!!
Wow! I never expected such a quick response, but thank you, Tobin! You are spot-on...the production seems to lack a certain immediacy and brightness and I appreciate that point. I also hear an organ in this, but can't find one I like in my current GB set-up. I'll keep experimenting and playing with EQ. I really wish I had some basic production notes to learn from. Tobin, I appreciate the entire critique. Thank you!!
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Godchaser said 3626 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Glad to meet you.
Whether on the peak or in the valley we can stand on 'The Rock' and those stumbling blocks become stepping stones.What a wonderful piece of songwriting Rick.A beautifully composed song filled with raw emotion and sprinkled with God's truths.Glad you stopped by my recent post otherwise I don't know that I would have found yet another here at MJs proclaiming His glory and grace in song.Today you were a blessing to me and I thank God for you and your gift!

Blessings,
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RickB1 said 3626 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Likewise...
Thank you, GC!
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Moviz said 3626 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
nice
melody with sincere vocals. I like the guitar accompaniment too and the lyrics really stand out, good writing, regards M
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RickB1 said 3626 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
You are very gracious
That's quite a compliment coming from you, Moviz. I'm very humbled. Thank you!
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telefan said 3626 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Good stuff!
Rick, I like it - straight from the heart with a pure message - that's how it oughta be done!
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RickW said 3624 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Wonderful
Just a wonderful song to our Lord, Rick. The lyrics are right on.

God bless,

Rick
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RickB1 said 3624 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Thanks, guys!
Rick W and telefan--Thanks for listening and commenting! It's really great to be able to put something together that resembles a song and find that there are people out there who respond to it. I know there are truly great musicians here (and I am honored by their comments and feedback), so I am thankful for the few chords I know that allow me to "speak" what's on my heart sometimes. Thanks for stopping by--God bless you guys.
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BloodSoul said 3623 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
nice
cool voice, i like those lyrics.
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bowens said 3586 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Very nice
I like it. Good harmonies and I really like the bit of electric guitar in the background.
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saymme said 3524 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Hi !
This uplifted my sundayafternoon...! ThankYou so much, very Happy to find another artist with a Christian message here !(!) I really need to hear this kind of Music/Lyrics at times You have GREAT lyrics here, very nicely sung & erformed enjoying it right now ! Tx for dl : ) : )I lissen to so much other Music just great to hear this -I walk the path -Straight ! Hope You are feeling better now Thanking(& then praying for the last 2 years)has been a Lifesaver to to speak , many a times ;)Have Faith !
God bless You, tx again HeLena
RickB1 said 3519 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Encouragement
Thanks you. I am glad it lifted your spirits. I appreciate your kind words of encouragement! Thank you for listening!
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said 3468 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Great!
Great song, I loved you vocals. Very nice guitar work, great recording. I've listened before to your Cinematic Soundtracks here and I found this quite different but it's still great... please continue more. I love your work very very much! KUDOS.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
RickB1 said 3408 days ago (July 24th, 2008)
Thanks!
Much appreciated! Thank you very much for your kind words. Working on some new ideas and hoping to post soon.
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Name: Rick Burkett
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