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michael2 posted this funkalicious piece of music here, a month or so back and I fell in LOVE with it instantly. The song was written in less than an hour and recorded in a couple of shorter-than-usual-for-me sessions, but I had houseguests and haven't had time to post it until now.

As Michael said in his original posting of the song (under the same title, which I completely ripped off from him) the bass line is a bit of a porno bass. I drew inspiration from it, but instead of writing one kind of F.U. song, I wrote another.

I did have to change the bass instrument sound from his original Motown Bass, since I didn't have it on this computer and something wacky happened in the translation of his AlphaSynth track on my computer. For some reason, it makes different sounds in Seattle...

This was a really fun one for me and big thanks to Michael for letting me play with his music. I'm not really this kind of singer, but I did the best I could with the pipes I have and had fun doing something different.

Blaky Smith did another version posted here, from which I'll bet some of you will recognize this music. It might be fun to check his out, too, or maybe even do one of your own. :-)
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Lyrics
Keep your stormy Monday.
I don't want your rainy days.
You never knew I was there.

Carry your umbrella
all you thought I was good for,
you never knew I was there.

But, oh, what will you do,
when you need someone to hold you?
I'm here to tell you you, baby,
find someone else's shoulder to cry on
(what will you do) (it won't be mine) (what will you do)

The sky's gone and cleared up now
without you in my life, boy.
Hardly remember you were there.

You wasted my time
said if I waited you'd be mine
but you never, never, never knew I was there

But, oh, what will you do,
when you need someone to hold you?
I'm here to tell you you, baby,
find someone else's shoulder to cry on.

Was an old man
lived in the woods
found a young girl
thought she looked good
took her inside
showed her the world
promised her diamonds
then downgraded to pearls
she got wise
ran far away
now he's alone
and that's how he'll stay

Keep your stormy Monday.
I don't want your rainy days.
You never knew I was there.
Song Stats
Hits: 5795
Comments: 147
Fans: 54
Plays: 329
Downloads: 163
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Feb 21, 2008 - 07:14:32 PM
Last Updated: Feb 29, 2008 - 11:45:04 AM Last Played: Oct 13, 2016 - 03:12:02 PM
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Comments
Ed Hannifin said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Firsties!
I hope, I hope, I hope...

Ed
filters are fun said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Does that mean you like the song?
?
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ledebutant said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
No...
...it means he's a silly-billy.
Ed Hannifin said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
I didn't hear the original track...
...so I'm hitting this one fresh...

Lisa, your singing has always been neat, but your singing keeps getting better, and your recording of your own voice is amazingly great... Your double-tracking of bits with occasional harmony notes is tight and excellent... Great clarity and fullness in those vocal tracks...

This also doesn't sound like words-and-vocals-dropped-onto-someone's-backing-tracks. This sounds like you and Michael were in the same room... there's great interplay and even the sounds seem as if they're all tied together in the same sonic space... It all FITS...

I love the bass line against first the piano and then the B3ish tone... And the nicely stereo spread drums...

So yeah, I like the song. AND I got firsties... My evening is complete...

Ed



ledebutant said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Thanks, Ed
I'm glad you think it sounds like it's all in the same space, so to speak. That was actually hard for me to pull off this time, because this was my first mix on monitors and I was stubborn and was determined that I was going to do as much as humanly possible with them and only go to the headphones for the final mastering. It did work out in the end, but it was a pain in the butt-ox.

Your firsties crack me up!
Outtaorbit said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Goodness... if you wait long enough,,
you hear some really beautiful things.
Thanks for sharing.
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ledebutant said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Outta
Thanks, Rocketboy.
illuminati said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
As always, I love your voice, Lisa.
And here, with Michael2's bed, you sound so (I know I always say this) more confident than ever. The turns of phrase, the witty lines (especially in the psuedo-rap/spoken word part, all combine for an excellent song.
ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
B'mate
Thanks, Matt. I have to say, it's kind of scary singing without you having my back. I always feel much more confident when we're working together, that's for sure.
Feter said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
What Will You Do?
WOW ...these Keys definetly a killer .your singing
just so great .the bass hit right .very very tight
arrangment my freinds ...KUDOS !!!!
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thank You
Thanks Feter. I agree, Michael killed those keys and the bass is my favorite part of the whole song in a musical bed where I have lots of favorite parts.
Scott Carmichael said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
killer just killer
this is slinky and sultry... smokey.... steamy... ect. and still... you sing this with a sort of innosence, it's a great contrast... and makes you seem dangerous, lethal... like a potential sniper bubbling just under the surface... a wonderful bit of theatre... the best singer are actors...

and I agree with Ed, you are growing in this craft/art.... excellent work here Lisa

I haven't been around much lately, but your still one of my fav people in the world... and there are 6,000,000,000 people in the world... think about that!!!
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Sniper
I think that innocence thing is the girly thing in my voice that ever plagues me. I swear I felt so tough when I was singing this and then on playback, there she was, yet again, little Miss Girlypants Relaxenheimer. I'm glad it works for you Scott, because you're one of my favorite people, too. :-)
Scott Carmichael said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
I think
I'll have to put you up on the big board
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drakonis said 3355 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
mmmmmm what will I do?
I think I will hit "play" a few more times.

Oops, how did I miss this one from Michael2... it is funky... and your singing has just enough of a touch of swagger to be delicious, love the harmonies and your typical chewy lyrics, great work you too.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Eduard
Thank you, Draggy. Please don't chew the lyrics, but do funk out on Michael's music. It is definitely not one to miss. I LOVE times six million his music.
buckhorn said 3355 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
This tune keeps giving.
For some reason (or logic) the sound sounds bigger and bolder than M2's original. Nice lyrics and cool vocal style. It'd be cool to hear you and blacky do a collab with him doing some spoken word on the bridge. But I like it a lot the way it is. Regards
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
B
I probably worked more on the mixing and mastering of this than the writing and singing, so I'm happy to hear it paid off, I was really going for a big sound.

I'd love to do something with Blaky on this. I've been wondering how it would work with my lyrics being a kiss-off, but I know that michael could get it to work, if anyone can.
dirigent said 3355 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
wow
fantastic vocal delivery on a great backtrack - enjoyed it a lot. Exceptional quality!! Simply great. Top-pro-work, bravi!!
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks you dirigent and welcome to macjams, by the way.
KCsGROOVE said 3355 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
cool!
Like Scott said: smokey, steamy....
Dig your voice!
The organ underneath is very nice!
KC

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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Organ
Thanks KC. I loooooove that organ and I'm happy you liked the song, too.
echoroom said 3355 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
So...
.. you're back form the dead, or where ever you've been . Not sure you've done slinky before (the style, not the springy toy) but this really suits you - nice tempo, and loads of space for the vocal. And we have the same mic - wow!

Just nice to have something new, and this is really classy.

Fav line? Downgraded to pearls

steve
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ledebutant said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Slinky Virgin
You know, I had to think about this for a little while, which means I've done enough songs to confuse myself finally. I think I've got a couple of projects over at perceptualvortex's page that might qualify in the slinky genre. There's a meow in Steve and Frances that caused some male enthusiasm when it was first posted, but it has been a very long time since slinky has reared its head around these parts for me.

So relieved you liked downgraded to pearls. It's so funny that you often single out the line that I am concerned is a reach. That one almost got rewritten. Blame laziness for its survival. :-)
said 3355 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Fantastic
What a great song.. Melody and lyrics... I like the bass and drums... Good sound on that.... And the vocals are so good.... What a great collab... Thanks for sharing it.... It's so happy, the sound on this...
ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Lightman
Thanks you very much, Lightman. I'm happy that you like the bass and drums, especially.
said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
this song
is a definite fit for your vocal style. i liked the word interplay, although, at times it seemed a little rushed in places. overall, very nice recording and i think it is great when you can get your vocals to match someone else's mix. it is not an easy thing to do. very nice post.
Allen Dean
ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Interplay
Thanks for the constructive criticism, Allen. It really does help and if you swing back by, I'd even be grateful if you'd single out the spots for me, so I can look at them again if I ever re-record this. As, I mentioned down below to Alan, I had a different spot in mind to him, so I wonder what you're thinking, too.

Thanks a million!
Bob6stringer said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Pinin' for more
Old man in the woods here... sayin' that I shoulda kept you in them woods with me, dahlin.. now I gotta share your wonderful, wicked voice the virtually the whole wide world. I'm achin' to have play my guitar behind those silken tones one day. Until then, I'll just have to "find someone else's shoulder to cry on." And click around to hear more of your singing (since as a new member, I'll admit that this is my first discovery of your music.)
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
See
See what happens when you downgrade? I leave! So, you're right, now you have to share. :-)

Thanks for the kind comments, Bob, and welcome to macjams, your first post is a big winner!
Barretok said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Very nice groove...
You may not be this kind of singer but certainly have a lot of taste for it. Very cool bluesy, jazzy background.
B
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thanks
Thank you Barretok. A taste for it; that's an interesting way to put it. I did really enjoy doing this one, but did really wonder if I pulled it off. You guys are helping me get over that a little bit. Thank you!
damiengh said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
classy
Classy, moody, but with dignity held.

Dug the minor groove which went with the stormy, rainy days escaped from. Nice touch with the piano and organ in the same tune, it really added to the whole mood along with that steady declining bass line. Nice contrasts.


This is such a great mood piece which would really be complimented with a black and white video of assorted blurred motions in a cemented euro city locale.

Your voice on this one really does it for me.



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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Yay!
I like that idea for a video, Damien. I've never made one before...mostly because I can't stand the idea of filming myself and didn't have any other ideas.

I'm so happy to hear you say you like the vocal. I was so uncomfortable with this that I almost chucked the whole project and didn't post it, so it's a relief that people aren't storming the castle with torches and demanding that I remove this travesty of a vocal. Hooray!
thetiler said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Enjoy the slow funky caravan
at the start. Like especially how you sing high, which is great sign good singing of course. Like how you weave your cool style through out the song. Great to hear singing so easy to understand the words to, which is a special talent that need to be done more in radio especially. Like the breaks after the singing. Like the rap you added. The bass and drums really supply a fun funky background throughout.

Thanks for sharing, cool lyrics as well ! Great going the both of you!
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Cool Style
So funny, Bill, what you said about cool style, because I'm such a gigantic dork. I'm pleased that you could understand the words and that the rap didn't turn you off. Michael's music is definitely a slow funky caravan and I enjoyed riding it!
peacepiano said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
What to do
Really like the chorus. Your vocals do wonders for the original track, this kind of beat needs lyrics like these.

Thanks
Bill
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Bill
Thank you. The music definitely inspired the lyrics and was the driving force behind the entire song. I feel as though it almost did all the heavy lifting and I was almost channeling something out of the music, actually. So happy you liked it and thanks for mentioning the chorus.
Moviz said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Your voice
REALLY suits this song and it's nice to have versatility under ones belt..... terrific job on this and I love that backing music too, but the combination sounds exceptionally well. One of your best if not THE best for me, regards M
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Versatility
That's a good point. I tend to stay where I'm comfortable and, as I said, I almost didn't post this and might not have if I hadn't already told Michael I was doing it, so I'm glad that people think it's okay to have branched out. I'm surprised by how much people like it, but there you go. Thank you so much!
dolby said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Not too sure I....
....know what you mean by "no this kind of singer"? I think you could probably turn your hand/vocal chords to most things!

I've mentioned too many previous times which two singers you most remind me of so won't repeat myself here, but this is really up there as far as the construction of a smoky melody goes. There's just something about your voice......la la la....

Another good 'un. Can we have some more now please?

Phil
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Not this kind of singer
Umm...I meant not very good at singing this kind of music and I really did mean it. I guess I figured I needed a voice with more oomph or something. This one didn't come naturally to me and I'm still not completely happy with the end result, but maybe I'm being my own worst critic. I'm very happy that you guys are enjoying so much.

So happy that you like the 'smoky melody'; I really think Michaels deserves a lot of credit for that because his organ line was really a guide rope for me during a good portion of the song. I went off by myself sometimes, but the organ melody was so strong, I couldn't help but follow it at times.

Thanks, Phil!
apb said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Yup ..

.. I was looking for a word to sum up and it's been said already: slinky... is that a cross of sexy, sly and kinky?? ;o)

I've enjoyed "Le trottoir" version as well truth be known .. I do think your vocal delivery here is very fitting to the music's groove ..just echo Allen's remark about some lines being a little crammed (says me .. Krammer vs Krammer :o)) .. that "never, never, never knew" line standing out as a little awkward.

Great take on this with great singing and lyrics Lisa, mix would good too although personally I would have
the drums a little further back and brought the piano forward a bit... that part does alot of 'carrying' and
space creating for me.
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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Slukinky
I really enjoyed marc's version as well. I was in the middle of mixing on mine when he posted his and was terrified that mine was going to be too much like his and I'd be late, but thankfully, he was very, very original with what he did. I'm still amazed by his lyrics.

Thanks very much for the feedback on the line delivery. The one you mention isn't the one I would have guessed you'd think was rushed (I think "downgraded to pearls" sounds rushed) so I'm glad you singled it out specifically, as it gives me something to think about if I ever wanted to do an album for fun one day and Michael were kind enough to let me use this.

The mix!! I really wrestled with the drums and toyed a bit with bringing the piano more to the forefront. At the end, I decided that the gigantic bottom end of the song was what had attracted me to the music in the first place, so I decided to go ahead and let the drums and bass take the lead, but I do hear what you're saying about the piano and think it's an extremely valid comment. Now I want to go back and try a proper mix that way to hear what it sounds like. Part of the battle for me was getting a good bottom end sound on my monitors that didn't overwhelm me on my headphones. I was trying to walk a really fine line because I loved the bottom and I think that maybe I walked it a little too fine.

Thanks for the feedback (which I typed as 'feetback' three times!) It's really helpful, Alan!
ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
P.S.
My song art is a little wink to Marc's song, I meant to mention somewhere. It looked French to me and I thought it was funny that this girl was riding a bicycle.
cchaplin said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Diamonds - not pearls
Must remember that !

And I agree, you do slinky ever so well.

Love it
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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
I'd take either...
I'd never be so picky, Christopher, as the character in this song, though I think it's the downgrade that upset her more than the actual gemstone.

So happy you liked the song and I'd take a plastic bumblebee ring from you, after all you're the guy with the rings. :-)
cchaplin said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
No, no, no,
she's damn right to be upset by the downgrade !

I just couldn't stop from identifying myself with the old man living in the woods :)

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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Ha!
You in the woods...that cracks me up, because you strike me as so urban and sophisticated.
lengold said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
This works
wonderfully.
Cheers
Len


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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Cheers
Thanks, Len. :-)
Willywagga said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
emmmm dark ish
long time no hear, I like the surreality, interesting pictures are suggested, great tempo, the swagger suits your voice, it's been sooo long since you've posted anything it's really great to hear your voice.
Very nice song.





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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Ta
Thanks, Willy. It has been a long time since I've posted anything. I posted a new song with Matt on The Orbiting profile a couple of months ago, but not much really in the last six months. Life has been a bit crazy. My dog ate nails and almost died, required really expensive surgery and still almost didn't live because she had an underlying illness that had made her eat the nails in the first place. Then my basement flooded while I was on vacation for a week, which destroyed the entire room (with water and mildew) and much of what was in it...and it just happened to be my studio...I spent a month cleaning up from that and am still rebuilding the space, literally from the walls up. Last month my car was stolen. This month my furnace died and we've had new ducting being put in for the last few weeks (NOISY!!) I've also had three sets of houseguests in the last two months (with #4 arriving tonight!).

So, crazy life with lots of activities and distractions! Things should hopefully slow down, now, though, and I hope to be here and making music much, much more in the coming months.

This is probably so much more than you wanted to know. :-p
The Infinites said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
As always..
..well worth the wait. Pretty neat change of pace - you sound really comfortable doing this style.

Glad to hear you on new material - more please!

Jim
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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Very Funny
Firstly Jim, LOVE your avatar.

It's so funny that you say that I sound comfortable because I was anything but. I did rehearse, though, because I was so out of my comfort zone, so maybe that's why it comes across that way, but trust me, I was quaking in my boots!

I'll add my own voice to the 'more please!' I'm dying to sing more and get to all the projects I have waiting for me. It will be nice to sing and sing and sing.
The Infinites said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Lisa
I swear I haven't changed one tiny bit.

Just a big bit...heh heh!

Jim (aged 5)
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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Wow
You're a rather intense and sophisticated fellow for your age.
renecalvo said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
ohh la la
Reminds me quite a bit of the French master Serege Gainsborough. Sophisticated lyrics layered with jazzy blues. A nice departure for you. I'm still waiting for the album. ;-) your slave....
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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Serge
Funnily enough, Michael recommended I listen to his work with Bridget Bardot when I felt my voice was too puny for this song.

Why wait for an album when all my songs are here, Rene? You're so funny, silly boy!
ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
P.S.
You need to listen to Marc's version, too.
renecalvo said 3354 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
jane birkin
Gainsborough also collaborated with Jane Birkin (who could barely talk in a monotone) and now they are "song stylist" classics. Most of us have heard "Je t'aime moi non plus" even if we were not aware of it.
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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Aspirations
I aspire to being a 'song stylist'. That sounds so appealing.

Hey, how about a new song from you, oh generous slave of mine? ;-)
Vic Holman said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
not in french?
it's always great that Michael throws a cool tune out there for grabs. when we know it could knock off great vocals in his sleep. I'm glad you jumped on it Lisa. Really suites your vocals. The lyrics also feel right.

Well enough talking about me.

really nice work and I have been looking forward to your version.
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ledebutant said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Cool Tune
Lordy, you are so right about Michael's generosity. If this song is successful, it's because of his fantastic piece of music, most of all. I listened to it for weeks as an instrumental and it's just wonderful. It was really a gift to work with a track written by another singer, too. He has a great sense for how something will sing.

I think initially he said that he posted this because it didn't strike him what he'd like to sing and I think it's because his organ line is a terrific vocal melody line, so in a sense, Michael's 'voice' is on the track. I used that organ line a lot in my vocal melody.

Thanks, Vic and thanks, Michael for being so generous.
michael2 said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
yes
at last. i just got home from a looong 2 days at work, and here you go. this is great, really glad you jumped into this party. you came up with the perfect lyrics and melody, i was so excited when you said you wanted the files. perfect. Lisa, send me your vocal tracks so that I can try a mix with you and Marc. don't know if it will work, but worth a shot. excellent job. thanks.
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Roxylee said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Oh, yeah!
I love the lyrics in this, especially "promised her diamonds
then downgraded to pearls. " It speaks volumes in one sentence. I don't know how I've (DUH )missed out on your music, Lisa, but I am going to listen to more. Sweet job with making Michael2's instrumental into a great song.
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ledebutant said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Roxylee
What is it with people that make promises to get what they want then promise less to see if they can STILL get what they want? I get the feeling that the woman in this song would have gotten downgraded to plastic by the end of her relationship, had she not run away. Maybe she saw that one coming.

I'm happy that you're going to check out some more songs. Thank you!

ledebutant said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Michael
Hooray! I was so excited to get this music, so thank you. I feel so lucky that you were generous enough to share your gigantic talent with other macjammers. This music is so great and I love it.

I will send you these vocals, but I had to move this up a half-step, so Marc and I are singing in different keys. It could be that the parts he spoke or I spoke could work together.
said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
I think
I will admit you shine in this like everyone else has said. Your best vocal performance. M2 is a great composr and he realy know how to deliver a chord change. This fit your your persona like a glove. Excellent!!!!
ledebutant said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
EB
Thank you so much. I can't believe you said this is my best vocal performance, but I guess I'm going to have to accept that other people are hearing something different to me. I reckon I need to try more stuff in this vein. I'm surprised!

Thank you!
Heightened said 3354 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Awesome!
Amazing collab! BLOODY AMAZING!!!
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ledebutant said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Thanks
Lovely comment, thank you! I put the amazing down to Michael's amazing music. What a track I had to work with!
markoo said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Just Great
Love the whole track. Listened to some of your previous songs and like someone else said your vocals are more confident. A great collab with Michael. Excellent!
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ledebutant said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Confidence
Thanks, Mark. It's so funny to me that the word 'confident' is getting mentioned so often, because I really felt so out of my depth here. What I did love about this track was that it was very, very easy to know what to sing, so I didn't feel lost in that regard and maybe that's where the illusion of confidence comes from. It could also be that I had about three times as much rehearsal as I usually do because I was so worried. Note to self: rehearsal might matter.

Thanks for the support!
Mcboy said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
lisa lisa lisa
what a story teller u r.......love it!
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ledebutant said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
McFella
and what a supporter you are...love that! Thank you.
lavalamp said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
I remember this
You make this complete, Lisa. Absolutely dead on. You and Micheal make a brilliant team here.
Outstanding lyrics.
You never disappoint.
LL
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ledebutant said 3349 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
LL
Your comments never disappoint. Thank you!
Willywagga said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Jeez
There's a stunning song buried amongst all that chaos Lisa, I can almost hear it. The poor dog though.
You need a holiday.


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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Funny
I'm just imagining someone reading your comment without reading our exchange up above and it's kind of funny. ;-)
dajama said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Very cool
A wonderful blend of dark, funky music, and a poppy, clever vocal. Kudos to Michael for putting together a great, catchy track. Some great lines in there ("downgraded to pearls" - hee hee. Love it!) and nice melody. Your singing is great, and, as Ed says, it really sounds like a song that was created together. Very good to hear something from you again. Nicely done. Peace.
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Kudos to Michael
Yes! Kudos to Michael. He really do write some great music here and it was a blast to work with this music. It was pretty easy to know what to sing because the groove of the music was so strong, so that probably contributed to the illusion of it being created together. Thank you, David!
Youra said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Joli
It's been a while I haven't post anything here. Your interpretation couldn't let me silent. Great voice, ledeb !
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Merci
It's lovely to see you again.
said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Lisa & Mike
what a great collab, it sounds all so passionate...
Love the chorus, nice tone on those vocals, I love that lyrical kick at the end of the chorus, its what makes a song great!
ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Passionate
It was fun to put on this part for the song. Someone else mentioned being an actor when he sang and it felt like that this time around. It was fun playing pissed-off. I don't really get angry, as such, in real life, so I was probably working out some aggression or something. ;-)

Thanks, Tom!
bud said 3353 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Fantatstic take on Mike's socks and briefs
track. Your vocals are wonderful and I like the little Debbie Harry rap styling toward the end. Excellent lyrics too. This came out great - cool collab.
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Doing this out of order but...
Oh Bud, I love you! One of my childhood musical memories is sitting next to my clock radio with my little cassette recorder desperately waiting for Rapture to come on Kasey Kasem's Top 40 Countdown so I could record it. It's one of my favorite songs in the whole world and I wondered if anyone would catch my little homage to Blondie. I didn't dare say I was doing that in case it sucked, so I'm really happy you caught it.

Hooray and thank you!
I.G.M. said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Tasty!
Although you still don`t want to merry me I have to say that this is a really good one! :o) So you can see it comes from the heart.

I.G.M.
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ledebutant said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Hmm..
I never said I didn't WANT to marry you. I only said that my husband wouldn't LET me. "Strangers Til We Die," is one of my favorite songs ever posted on macjams; I listen to it several times a month, at least (and I mean that from the bottom of my heart and anyone reading this should go and listen to it on Ingo's page, right now) so I'll put you on my list of people to maybe marry one day, definitely, Ingo. ;-)

So happy you liked this.
I.G.M. said 3349 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
So there is hope... :o)
Thank you so much for your warm words, Lisa!

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eleveneyes said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
mmmmmmmmm!
decadently delicious! Think I'll have me another bite!
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Yay!
Thanks, Ray. Don't forget to leave room for dessert.
blaky smith said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Wink ...
I'm late, but so happy to discover this post !
Enjoyed, excellent performance Lisa and !t's nice to hear you again, especially on this music which reminds me something !
In French, "debutant" means not experimented, not a lot of experience, you are all the opposite.
I don't believe to have already listened to you in this style but sincerely, you have made a nice work, your singing is perfectly adapted to this music of Michael. Great interpretation, good mix, the result is delicious.
Bravo and please, more !
And thank you for your kind words...

Marc
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
The Beginner
You know, I chose my username for its meaning, when I first joined, because I had never written a song in my life and I had put together a little composition out of the stock GarageBand loops and I liked it and wanted to share it. If I had ever imagined that I would write another song and then another and another and another, I might have chosen a different name (and bothered to get the gender right...) but at the time I joined, I was very much a "debutant". In so many ways, I still am, compared with the masters around here. You are so sweet to say otherwise, Marc.

I like it so much that you and I both made a song with this music. Your version is wonderful and I do hope that Michael can somehow make something out of both.


FEEL said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Groovy tune
Loved the mix. The vocals are right on and very fitting this song. You got a fantastic voice Lisa.



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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
John
So happy you liked it. Thank you.
guitapick said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
No critiques, here...
...just solid admiration...

...what will you do...?

...man...hope I don't have to hear THAT question ever again...

...Sade without the reverb at times...ain't you somethin'...

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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Sade
Don't I wish...that would be fun to sing like her for a day.

This is almost a reverb-free production vocals-wise. The lead vocal has zilcho reverb, actually. I just used it on the backing vocals to give them space from the lead. You have great ears, Bob!


ledebutant said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Holy Cow!
Guys, you're blowing me away! Thank you. I have a friend staying with me for the weekend, but I'll be back properly tomorrow to reply to comments and repay listens.

Thank you!!!
jiguma said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Yup, "slinky" is the word
Great treatment of Michael's original bed Lisa!

I like the harmonies especially, and your voice does seem to have taken on a new confidence in this style. The bass had a fun time with my new Sennheiser phones - it sure is BIG, but well mixed.

Everything's been said really - top post!
Neil
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Scribbling Notes...
Darnit, Neil. I just got the ALP's to copy you and now you've gone and gotten new headphone. I'll never catch up!!!

This is my first monitor mix and it was challenging, but it definitely made a difference in the end result. I admire your mixes a great deal and when it came time to make my final buying decision, it was because you use these that I chose them. I'm very happy with the purchase.

Very happy you like the song.
Nick_Flash said 3352 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
great
This sounds great. I like the smooth sound. Your vocals seem to fit right in. I;ll go check out the original version too.
Nice voice!
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Nick
Why thank you. I'm happy that you're going to check out the original, because there are definitely a few differences and Michael's music sounds great alone.
craft said 3352 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
a well done collab
as always a beatiful voice... michael's bed is catchy and lovely too... Great job
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Craft
Thank you so much. I agree with your comments on Michael's bed. I think catchy is the right word.
Jim Bouchard said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
neat-o
I'm in Ecuador at the moment and only listening to this through borrowed Toshiba laptop speakers, and it sounds pretty neat. I don't like the drum sounds very much, and the bass is definitely a little too synth-sounding to me, but it's a cool tune. If it was me, I would remix it since the drums are too loud and it might just be these speakers but they sound pretty drum-machine-ish to me, which doesn't fit in with the sort of organic groove of the vocals and keys. I did download the original to do something with it, but didn't have time before I had to leave the country and my recording setup behind. But this is pretty cool, I like the vocals you've added but I can't hear them as much as I'd like over the drums at the moment.
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ledebutant said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Ecuador? Wild!
I love the way people travel and make the songs I sing international travelers, too.

You know, Jim, the whole time I was working on this and especially toward the end, I kept thinking of you and wondering what you might do if you got your mits on this with my vocal tracks. If you're up for it, I'd love to give you the vocals to go with Michael's GB file. I'd really dig hearing what you'd do.

cthayes said 3351 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
oooh
Don't know if I can bring anything new to the table, but I do dig this vibe. You pulled off the vocals, definitely. I like the spoken part, too. Adds to the intrigue. Nice mix, too!
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
ooh
Thank you so much!
Doadars Uncle said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Hey Lisa and Micheal!
Jazzy! Very cool. Sweet vocal and touches of harmony. You certainly have that "get up and gone" energy going, here!
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Harmony
Thanks so much. The harmony is always hard for me, but I always manage to find one or two by the end. I was lucky enough that a few three parts showed up and that was kind of cool.
said 3350 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Straight Up.
Pretty fun song!
ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Straight Up
I just love you.
aclarke said 3350 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
So sorry...
I seem to have faved but didn't comment... duh!

Lisa- your voice is always so darn captivating- sultry, sexy and innocent at the same time. Really. This is such a cool song I don't really know what to say (plus it looks like it's all been said). So just keep bring me... uh, I mean us- beautiful music like this and we'll be happy!
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Adam!!
Oh, I'm so very happy to see you here. It's been a while and I will definitely keep bringing you, I mean...everyone...songs to hear. Thank you!
gail60 said 3349 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
wow
I have missed out on so much music here and glad I finally got around to listening to some of it, especially this one! This is an awesome song! Great singing Lisa - as always! Cool harmonies and lyrics. Michael is just so good at whatever he puts together, and this is no exception. Great job both of you! Really enjoyed this!!!
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ledebutant said 3338 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Thanks
Thank you Gail, I know what you mean about missing out. It's so impossible to keep up with life and listen to everything great that comes out here, as well as listen to some commercial music, too. Hell, it's hard to keep up with Michael's output alone. He's amazing. :-)
Macaudion said 3349 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Yo! Homey...
Was it me, or did you do a bit of rappin here! Your liner notes made my belly smile! I liked this. I listened before I read and thought, there's somethin really familiar about this... i didn't know if it was the music or, if was just that, my heart had already done a dance to this same type of jig. All I know is, it certainly did resonate w/ some darker sides of me but, it resonated w/ the lighter sides, too. Well... it kinda harmonized w/ my whole being. (dat make any since)

Eggszalent writing, both of you. It kinda opened up a valve and flushed some of the invisible poo. (it all smells the same ya know...)

Thanks! Me

ps - i knew that you had a big flipper but man... when you flip somebody off, der not guessing what just happened! LOL

Huge hugs, Homey! Dion
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ledebutant said 3338 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Rapping
It wasn't just you, babycake. I did do a little rapping, which was a little freaky for me, but I thought maybe it would be fun.

The whole song was really just fun for me. I'm such a big softy and not used to using any kind of 'big flipper' (you crack me up man) so it was fun to bust out a metaphorical one.

Truth be told though, I don't have this kind of toughness in me. There's not any part of me that would ever turn away a friend who really needed me, no matter what had happened between us in the past. Maybe I'm nutty, but that's just how I am.
davisamerica said 3348 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
right then
pulled my head out of the hole i have been in and finally got here.... boy did i miss out... this fantastic.... sultry.. cool fantastic!! will now download ..... wow....
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ledebutant said 3338 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Good
I'm glad you pulled your head out of the hole, because I'll bet the acoustics were AWFUL in that place!!

Thanks so much for the download. It's always thrilling to hear that.
gregd said 3348 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Too clean, but
it still rocks. Great lyrics and a cool musical idea, but the music needs to grind along a little more I think. I feel like the whole package is a new car that's advertising itself as a used one. I think it's a production issue, less than a performance issue by either of you. Perhaps the highs on the bass could come down and a little overdrive? I don't know.

I only complain because I like it.
-g
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ledebutant said 3348 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Dirty
You know, I think you may have hit it on the head as far as what I mean as me not feeling that comfortable with my part of the song. Your points are well taken about the bass (which is my fault, because I had to change the bass sound), but I actually do think it's at least partially a performance issue.

I'm sometimes really uptight when I sing and have an incredibly hard time not thinking a lot about how the finished product is going to turn out when my mouth is actually still moving. Sometimes I can short-circuit that part of my brain and just sing the damn song, but when it comes to songs like this, where I feel like I'm not playing to my strengths, I have a tendency to try to gloss the hell out of the performance to compensate. This vocal track is comped out of multiple takes and I had to force myself to leave some parts of the vocal in that I wasn't completely happy with, because I could tell it was getting a little sterile. I wouldn't be surprised if a sloppier vocal would inject some more used car into the song.

I appreciate the feedback, Greg. The praise is lovely, but I'm very, very interested in getting better at all this and can only do that if people that have any reservations share them when they have them, so I'm grateful you were open with how you felt.

I believe there's another version of this coming down the pike, but by a more experienced musician/producer than me. Not sure when, but it'll be coming one day.
gregd said 3335 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Like those Zen dudes say . . .
"When you have to sing, sing. When you have to mix, mix." Well, most Zen masters don't have digital mixers, but this is what they would say if they did. I promise.

Looking forward to the new mix, whenever it comes.
-greg
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TobinMueller said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Clean
Nice clean track. You sound good and I like the accompaniment. Couple of very minor thoughts: Its not really funk, maybe new R&B, but really alternative than anything. Also, altho you let your vocals go into places where you use throaty sounds and other sexy noises, just a tad, I'd do it even more. Let a character come thru. On a recording, you have to almost overdo it for the visuals to come across, if you know what I mean.
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ledebutant said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Genre
Thanks, Tobin. I went back and forth between R&B and Funk when I was posting this, but really felt it wasn't either of those two genres properly. I think Alternative is a good choice. I wish the genre options here, included just "Alternative," rather than "Alternative Rock" being the only option, because I don't know that this qualifies as a rock song, either, being as there's a complete lack of electric guitar (minus the bass). What do you think?

Thanks for the great feedback on the vocal. I can really use that when I go to re-record. I think I really was too careful because of nerves, but now that I've gotten a little more confident with the song, I think I could go back and be a little wilder with it and the song would benefit. Thanks a lot for the advice. It helps a lot!
rsorensen said 3347 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
heyheyhey!
R&B? Funk? Alternative Rock? Whatever! I'm just glad it found it's way here because I found it and it's all fresh to my ears. This is awesome. It reminds me a lot of deftones' cover of Sade's 'Ordinary Love' which is really good too. Well done everybody. More!
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ledebutant said 3338 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Sade
Funny, that's the second Sade reference. I think it has to be the music, because I don't think I sound like her. I checked out the Deftone's cover and thought it was really cool. Thanks for tipping me off to it!
Pete_NB said 3346 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
Natural Fit
You have going here with Michael2's foundation. Your voice and phrasing falls right in line with it and the lyrics match the vocals.

A pleasure!
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ledebutant said 3338 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Pete!
Thanks so much, and, as always your avatar gives me a giggle.
MIRx said 3346 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
Terrific track
I wish I could find something to start with, but it all sounds so neat and perfect! Great work is all I can say.
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ledebutant said 3338 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
No need...
...to say anything extra. I'm just glad to know you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to say so. :-)
said 3345 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
W0W!!


Hi
Love your voice and the music is really good- Lyrics are good too.
thank you so much for sharing. My two ears loved this. lol

Peace
Dee.
ledebutant said 3338 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Dee
Well, my two eyes loved reading your comment. I need to go and check out some of your music. I've been seeing you around lately and I'm curious.
said 3344 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great!
This is great ... I loved this piece and I loved what you did with Mikey's tune. Great vocals and it has been long time since we heard from you anything Lisa ... Just another great work from you! Thanks for sharing

Take Care
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8piscean8 said 3340 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
What...
What can I say that hasn't already been said before. The marriage of your voice and Michael's sound-scape is incredible. The production is top-notch. I'll have to look into that Rode. The vocals and your delivery sound superb. I could totally hear this in a movie soundtrack. Awesome job!
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kallocain said 3339 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
hithere
Like this very much. Smooth cosy feeling. Nice organ and voice. Also good job with the production and mixing.
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timothy devine said 3336 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Hi Lisa
Yes yes.
Isn't Michael's stuff infectious?
His music is very inspiring.
You did a cool job with this.
I love the sound of the final product...
cool lyric and vox
tim


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timothy devine said 3323 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
Hey
nice to see this develop even further with jim
just great stuff
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pengui said 3334 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Nice Cover
I like the cover. Great bass on this one. The tone is killer. Whatever happened the bass came out great, nice and fat with that porno edge. I like the lyrics as well, did you write them? It's nice to hear you sing in a different style, you pulled it off well.
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ledebutant said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Pengui
Thanks, man. I did write the lyrics. They're a lot crankier than my usual thing and don't really sit well with my whole life philosophy, but it was still a fun song to sing. ;)
Alannah said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Luv ....
.. that reverb - gives the vocals such a lush sound in this mix .... I agree with the Debbie Harry reference .... very kewl
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ledebutant said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)

Reverb
You wouldn't believe how many times I thought of you when I was recording this song, mostly about how much better you'd do it and, at one point, I was so frustrated at not being able to get any kind of vocal I liked, I almost asked you if you'd be kind enough to take over, but then I was too shy.

The lead vocal actually has no reverb on it at all, but I did use the AUDelay set at about .20ms. It's a handy trick.



LunaTrick said 3247 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Excited to discover your work..
Very lush vocals - great grooves - really enjoying this!
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c4rson said 3152 days ago (September 12th, 2008)
Hi...
Nice work... Very good feel to this one...

Superb words and a delightful voice...

Keep doing it... :-)
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Mckenzie said 2831 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
jeez louise..
this is amazing. I am SO behind. This is giving me vibes. Everything fits so perfectly together. I never heard the original (which is good this way round because i get to listen to it 'objectively' as a whole song as oppose to a soundbed with vocals put on top) and i gotta say, you did a fine job. Your voice really suits this as well. I can't critique anything about this, production OR peformance-wise.
Thank you very much. Fav'd.

Mz :)
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