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Another early one.

I wrote this song about 4 or 5 years ago. It was one of the first I did on GB (October 2006). Just a song about awareness of the world around us.........you know.

The last part of the song was taken from a song I did back in the 90's called "Make a List of the Things that you left in the Rain". Long title, huh? And that song was done in a totally different style (Punk-Funk)..I guess. Anyway, it just needed something at the end. So, I stole from myself. I will be filing a lawsuit on Monday.
Until then, enjoy.
Would appreciate criticism and praise. Or both.
DavaDamp
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Lyrics
Just Look Around

You’d better hide all those tears
Cause’ if anybody hears you cry
You’ll feel weak, resist to speak
No matter how hard you try

And you’ll come to an end
And then you’ll find your only friend,
Who thinks the weakest link
Is loneliness not happiness

Just look around
And listen to the sound
That feels so good
Like everything should

If you have a doubt and no way out
And nobody hears you when you shout
You gotta’ get out of bed
Forget about those things and raise your head

When something is not right
You can’t lose sight and wait all night
You gotta’ believe in you dreams
Nothing’s impossible although it seems

Just look around
And listen to the sound
That feels so good
Like everything should

You’re making a wish, you’re breaking a dish
In another way, in another day
Make a stand, misunderstand
Try to try, but don’t try to try
Fill a hole, steal a soul
Do a dance, take a chance
People walk, not making small talk
Take a break for goodness sake
Buy a gun just for fun
Build a chair, don’t comb your hair
Butterflies and dragonflies
Lazy flies all around this guy
Jealousy and agony
Modesty, not racially
Atomic bomb, sing a song
Haunted house, electric mouse
Think of you, think of me
Think of her, think of he
Think of me, eventually
Eventually, eventually

Words and music by David Armbruster
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Hits: 3221
Comments: 31
Fans: 10
Plays: 195
Downloads: 107
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008 - 07:26:01 AM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2008 - 06:31:14 AM Last Played: Feb 25, 2017 - 04:46:24 PM
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aclarke said 3380 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
I really like this!
Very cool musically with lots of nice, little changes and pauses.

I like the harmonies and would have preferred them a little higher in the mix (personally preference, not necessarily a recommendation). Very cool how you changed the vocal effect on the last part. Cool fade out- seemed like the music was fading just slightly faster than the vocal.... I never would have thought of that! Nice creative approach!
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lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
You rock
Got to know you from you checking this out. Thanks for listening and for your kind words.
Heard your latest and I have to say, you rock!

LL
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echoroom said 3380 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
look at this!
Nice mix - drums cut across very well. Vox is really fine, and the chorus melody good - the track has a kinda military feel to it. I like the stops, but some of them sound a bit cut off. The reggae break is a surprise, but work when it comes - sounds kinda Clash! s
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lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Good ear
I knew those little discrepancies would never pass you by. I think I'll buy you some crappy speakers for you birthday.

Thanks Echo
Dave
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lengold said 3380 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Atomic bomb - sing a song
Very well constructed song Dave. Although I do feel that the end part could be lengthened and made into a separate song. Very catchy. Enjoyable listen. Thanks.
Cheers
Len
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lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
It was.......
The last part was in fact a separate song. I just put it on there because I felt it neede a little change up at the end. George Martin, I am not.

Thanks Len and have a nice week.
Dave
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said 3380 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
HEY LL this is a...
Fun rock out session!Peace
lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
HEY TW this was a.......
Fun rock out session!?Peace
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Feter said 3380 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Just Look Around
Cool sound ..lovely chord sequence ..your singing
is fabulous as always .the drum and bass give it
a solid character there .I m enjoyin this so much
welldone !!!!
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lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
You're always......
Thanks for complimenting my vocals. I wish I had that confidence 10 years ago, than I wouldn't have had to depend on singers singing my words.
Really glad you liked it.
Dave
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apb said 3379 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Enjoyed this David

.. does have some influences on sleeves- I sense The Clash first, The Specials, The Stranglers, The Doors .. and some of The Lavalamp .. and I like that... I wasn't surprised by the reggae break at all .. was expecting it...I read echoroom's comment .. lol. Solid arranging.

Great chorus too.. would bring the bass up a little .. or just try to bring out some of those nice little runs... and perhaps the 'ah' b.vox there at the beginning too.
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lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Thanks for listening
I did a little eq-ing before I put this up. I'm always afraid it will be too bassy, so I'm quite conservative in that regard.
Next time will be better. Oh, glad you enjoyed it, too.
Dave
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said 3379 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Surprise a plenty
You gotta put out more of the oldies, because to me they are fresh! YA know when you have the break I expect to hear an audience screamin, dont know why! The reggae break sounded a little like the subhumans call me crazy ! Man that was just toooo good!
lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Made my day
If only one person enjoys one of my songs, that makes this whole thing worth it.
I appreciate the kind words, EB.
Dave
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Vic Holman said 3379 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
nice one Dave
sounds totally L.L. to me.

real catchy. liked the turn around at the end. True backing voclas could come up a tad.

So as your acting attorney I would advise that you not talk to yourself until all issues can be handled in court.
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lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Thanks Vic
I'm legally not allowed to comment on you comment, but I'm commenting right now by telling you I'm not allowed to comment on comments. Huh?
Thanks Vic
Dave
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said 3379 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Just Look Around
Hell Dave,
You have loads of character in you melodies with real dynamic changes that carries the mood of what you want to say lyrically... cool tune!!!!!!

Have a great week ahead,
Wade
lavalamp said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Have a nice week, too.
Thanks for listening Wade. Hope you'll come back for more. You have a good week, sir.
Dave
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guitapick said 3379 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
I really like it...
...find that the vox are a bit too far in the background for my taste...had trouble making them out over the instruments, a couple of times.
Otherwise, I think it's a really cool piece. Agree with aclarke: the vocal effect/fadeout are a nice touch.
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lavalamp said 3377 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
I'm just a quirky dude
My taste in music is not my greatest attribute. It got me in a lot of "Musical Trouble", in the past, if you know what I mean. I'm glad you dug this, though. Thanks for the support GP.
Dave
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five_extra_arms said 3378 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Ya Mon
I dig it! I like the abrupt pauses, the sweet guitar lead and your original lyrical stylings.

The ending was great!
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lavalamp said 3377 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
5 Extra words-
Thank you for the compliment.
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michael2 said 3378 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
cool tune
great idea to change the style (never have been big on the punk/fuk genre). great touches everywhere (backups, solo, the acoustic, that change into reggae,...). nice one LL.
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lavalamp said 3377 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Nice Michael
Thanks for checking this out. Your comments are always valuable to me. By the way, who is Michael 1?
LL
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ajnorth said 3378 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
This is cool
such a good sound here. You voice is great too, a bit Lou Reed maybe? You put so much into your recordings but they never sound too much, like it a lot.
Adam
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lavalamp said 3377 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Thanks AJ
Glad you like the production of this one. It could have been better, I must admit. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Look for some better quality stuff in the months to come.
Dave
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rsorensen said 3376 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
great tune!
Nice one, Dave. Very catchy. I love the stops and starts, and the reggae change up is really, really cool too. I like the way it fades out actually. I'd leave the end as is. One of your best!
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lavalamp said 3375 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Thanks Brother
Thanks for the kind words. Hope you put out some more good stuff it the near future.
LL
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tjayswift said 3370 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
yeah!
Okay, this was a total breath of fresh air... I really enjoy your unique approach and obvious enthusiasm. This song echoes shades of so many other songs and acts that I've loved in the past. You did a great job of pulling everything together and making a pleasurable listen.

The reggae ending really is the cherry on top- I love it!
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lavalamp said 3370 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
New person
Always great to hear from someone new. TThose were some very nice comments you gave me. Hope you'll stick around for more.
Dave
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dajama said 3363 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Great, great song
This hooked me in and didn't let go. Love the lyrics, and your vocal on this is great. I hear Mick Jones (which is a good thing!) and the reggae break at the end is excellent. You're a creative force of nature! How many of these songs do you have floating around out there?! Nicely done. Really enjoyed this one. Peace.
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