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You Can Say It's Right (But It Feels Wrong)


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michael2

 Genre: Indie Rock

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So yesterday my baby spilled a whole bottle of milk on the couch and i had to take the slip covers to the laundromat. While i was there i ran into a friend who told me that he was going to break up with his girlfriend because the relationship had become like "weekend at bernies" (they're just propping the thing up for appearances sake). after he left i wrote this on the little casio that I brought with me. woke up this morning, hit record and this is it.

he's kind of a gloomy guy, so i made the feel pretty plodding and melancholy. the picture is one of his paintings, he's a really great artist.
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Lyrics
i've been around here now for far too long
i need some passion in my life
it's long overdue lets go our seperate ways
you must be high to think it's right

(chorus)
you can say it's right but it feels wrong to me
you can hold a torch but i'll be leaving anyway
i don't wanna be the one to rain to rain on your parade
you can say it's right but it feels wrong to me

i feel the need to get away from you
i can go anywhere i choose
i'm sorry but i don't want to be involved with you
i need some passion in my life

i see myself in someone else's eyes
i wonder why i live my life this way

you don't want to know the way i feel inside
and you don't wanna see what's in my head
let me pull you close and share the things i dream about
suicide and puppy dogs and pretty girls

(chorus)
you can say it's right but it feels wrong to me
you can hold a torch but i'll be leaving anyway
i don't wanna be the one to rain to rain on your parade
you can say it's right but it feels wrong to me

i don't want to be here
i don't want to stay
i don't want to be here
i don't want to stay
i don't want to be here
i don't want to stay
i don't want to be here
i don't want to stay

(chorus)
you can say it's right but it feels wrong to me
you can hold a torch but i'll be leaving anyway
i don't wanna be the one to rain to rain on your parade
you can say it's right but it feels wrong to me

Song Stats
Hits: 6683
Comments: 32
Fans: 26
Plays: 245
Downloads: 137
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Mar 27, 2008 - 03:39:37 PM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2008 - 06:04:13 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 04:24:27 PM
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Hardware:
casio, intel mini mac, m-audio 49e keyboard, MXL USB mic
Software:
GB4
Comments
Skean said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Sad
A sad song but good mix... I like the way you sing this it's get the right feelings to it.. Very cool done but in a sad way... I hope your friend can survive this break up OR better they stay together and fix all the bad ghost. If you know what I mean.

Take care
--
Kenta
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michael2 said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
thanks
he'll be fine i'm sure. better off than he is now, at this point he just seems dazed by boredom. thanks so much for giving this a listen, i'm glad you appreciated it.
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renecalvo said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
excellent
I really like the slow deliberate intro. great stuff.
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michael2 said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
wow, thanks
so glad you liked that. i tend to do things not caring what people think of them, and then i always hope that people do enjoy them. thanks so much for giving this one a moment, i appreciate it.
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dajama said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Great intro
to a song that drips with melancholy. Somehow the idea of you writing this in a laundromat gives it extra pathos! The lyrics are very well done - filled with memorable lines ("let me pull you close and share the things i dream about/suicide and puppy dogs and pretty girls" - killer line, man) and culminating in the chorus which is almost humorous in tis juxtaposition of the contradictory ideas. A spark of inspiration, and a testament to the complexity and risk of relationships. Nicely done. Peace.
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michael2 said 3551 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
thanks
for listening and for getting it. my friend is a dark and wildly funny guy, so there is supposed to be a bit of that in here. i like the line about suicide and puppy dogs too (rare that I like any of my lyrics). thanks so much man.
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selters said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Dacapo!
Beautiful organ intro.. And the rest of the song is so sad and beautiful. I like the Beats that appear in the ending of the song. The song is very long, and the tempo is slow, and I loved every second of it. You have managed to keep the song going and growing all the way to the end, which can be hard when the song is long! Your voice is beautiful, and you sing in a very passionate way, the way you sing it suits the song perfect! Thank you very much for this lovely tune!
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michael2 said 3551 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
thanks
so much. i didn't realize how long it was until i read your comment and checked the time. maybe i should set up GB so that it goes by time instead of bars. thanks so much though, i'm really glad that you liked this one as I wasn't very sure about it.
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ktb said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
you
have so much song in you. Wonderfully creative tracks that are a joy to listen to. I think its especially cool the way it just poured forth.
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michael2 said 3551 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
thanks
karmatoburn. very nice of you to say. definitely prefer when they just kind of come out on their own (i don't have the patience to slave over something). thanks for listening.
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Feter said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
You Can Say It's Right (But It Feels Wrong)
vreay creative ..your singin so emotional and gives
the impession so right ! ... that casio gives it
more flav of the 80s ..for my ears this is so much
harrison track ..welldone my freind thnx alot for sharin !
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michael2 said 3551 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
thanks feter
for stopping by. as far as george harrison goes, i'd unconsciously rip off the beatles even if i wrote a speed metal song. you are too kind sir.
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said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Me Likes
I like the way you put your songs together, nice moods in this M2

Hey I have a request, make the next song her point of view, which might be a challenge, actually you make it sound like he is the one who has given up on the relationship, which is probably what you got from talking to him
Vic Holman said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
too true
sometimes ya gotta peel away the mask. it happens, But lucky for me I'm not a gloomy guy.

Cool choice of synths and beats, production is great as well. During work this afternoon, I checked MJ and played this for my art department. Didn't tell them who or what. After the song was over... the guys were saying wow, that is great, who is that? See you don't need my word for it.
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gail60 said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
great song
I like this song Michael. You did a great job here conveying the meaning of the song and it is very somber indeed. If there is any hope at all, I guess it would be that it is good that your friend is breaking up before marriage and not after. Either way he sounds miserable. Back to you....sorry about that. You know I like your voice so much. You always do a great job. Thanks for sharing this.
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Ibstrat said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
You
are a great songwriter.This is terrific.
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Nick_Flash said 3552 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Great song
You have a way with the casio. Nice mood throughout - fits the lyrics well. Nice track.
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echoroom said 3552 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Low fi gem
This reminds me of your earlier work, when i first got into you, the great throwaway melancholic vocal. The tempo and feel are fantastic - totally suits my insomnia.

steve
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magnatone said 3552 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
You Can Say It's Right
You just amaze me Michael - how quickly you can put together a really great song. If I even could write music like this (not to mention sing), I'm sure it'd take me weeks (if ever) to come out the other end with a production of this quality. This is a total keeper - guess you should go hang out at the laundromat some more! Thanks
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Godchaser said 3552 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
A wounded spirit
Anybody can write a song about hopelessness,but few can take you there.Well done my friend,well done.

Daniel
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Macaudion said 3552 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Bitter sweetness, abounds...
The first few notes and then, all the rest settled me right into the dumps but w/ a sense of palitable, sweetness. Damn! you're good! I like your synth and electronic drum work on this Michael! And of course, your voice does this piece quite the serving of justice.

Beautiful writing. And I'm not just sayn' that, either! This is truly an amazing work of beauty and pain. And GOD, have I been here too many times but, this is the best that it's tasted in a long, long time.

Thanks, Michael! Dion
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bud said 3551 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Casio-core
at its' finest. Love the slow deliberate pace and the sonic field is full of cool modulations. Excellent lyrics and vox. The wobbly low synth is perfect in the chorus - very Eno/Bowie.
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CBGB_DEMO said 3551 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Great song
lots of feeling and a cool DIY feel. I've heard you have a punk past. Could come in handy soon.
Alannah said 3551 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Michael ....
I always look forward to your posts because I know I am gonna enjoy what I am about to hear . and this is no exception .... wonderful - you conveyed just the right amount of melancholy and (could I hear sighing) ??? I found myself sighing while listening ... p.s. my son used to dump his milk in my car ... different kind of laundromat for that one.
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Heightened said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
A heartfelt song backed with those
ultra cool vocals of yours. Thanks you!
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timothy devine said 3543 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Hey Mike
This is cool.
=You keep turning them out, and I will keep coming over as much as I can to listen...I love your stuff
your write it, record it, post it mentality is very inspiring.
t


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Estella said 3543 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Michael,
I think this may be my favorite of yours!

For one, it's just my style. I love the joining of contrasting sounds: the astronaut breathing, somber vocals (oh they're fantastic!), and music box keys (oh those descending scales!). Gorgeous.

Consider it downloaded and into my i pod.


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michael2 said 3542 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
thanks
Estellie. i love the description (astronaut vocals - very cool). i'm so glad you enjoyed this one. thanks so much.
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jiguma said 3541 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
I can almost hear ..
.. the dryer spinning in the background.

In the Blur mould - minutae of life in a meaningfully plodding beat. Like the back story - very interesting (although, not uplifting) post Michael.
Neil
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said 3438 days ago (July 20th, 2008)
Wow !
What an artist your mate is I love art. Its brilliant :)
you also sang this with feelings you must have felt for your friend too Michael because this sounds so slow and meloncholy sad. Sang with such feelings. Also you nailed this too. Hope he is ok now though.

Peace Dee
hankjmatt said 3198 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
The rest of the song is so sad and beautiful.
The rest of the song is so sad and beautiful. I like the Beats that appear in the ending of the song. The song is very long, and the tempo is slow, and I loved every second of it. tower defense You have managed to keep the song going and growing all the way to the end, which can be hard when the song is long! Your voice is beautiful, and you sing in a very passionate way, the way you sing it suits the song perfect! Thank you very much for this lovely tune!
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