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Turn Away Slowly w/ Ejh


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dajama

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When I sat down to record this one Friday afternoon, I reckoned I could get it done by dinnertime. I'd record all the basic tracks, maybe do a few punch-ins and comping the following day, and then just spend some time mixing and mastering, maybe post it on Monday.

That was about two months ago...

The basic song was pretty straightforward, or so I thought. But when I started recording, I struggled to get it to sound right. Some of the lyrics needed to be changed. I couldn't sing part of the chorus. I found it hard to get the right instrumental color. The arrangement didn't feel right. The middle eight was awkward....and on and on...It became a long drawn out process.

I managed to address most of these issues through trial and error (and a healthy dose of sheer luck) but one aspect I could not get right was the lead guitar. It just stumped me. Everything I tried was either jarring or uninteresting or....what's the word I'm looking for...oh yeah, bad!

So I asked Ed (Ejh) if he would give it a shot. Not only did he graciously agree, he devoted a chunk of time and energy to it, and in very short order! And he absolutely nailed it! His melodic playing and lovely clear sound were just what was needed. Now I cannot imagine the song without his guitar.

Thanks and deep bows, Ed. I appreciate all the time and creativity you put into this. It was just a pleasure to collaborate with you.
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Lyrics
Turn Away Slowly


What kind of accident does that?
What kind of monster do you love?
When did the lie turn into a fact?
When did the push become a shove?

You want to go but you don’t want to leave
You say you know and then you say you just can’t believe it
Now the facade has disappeared
Now that the mask has dropped away
What is it keeps you standing here?
What is it makes you want to stay?

You say you know it’s a pitiful romance
You say you’ll go but you want to give it just one more chance

Turn away slowly
Walk quickly to the door
Don’t look back
Step out into the world

Gather your forces to your side
Gather your strength for what’s to come
Lean on the ones who love you right
You don’t have to face this night alone

I know you know the sun will shine again
It’s time to go and bring this tragedy to an end

Time to show the face you hide
Time to trust yourself and say goodbye

Song Stats
Hits: 4016
Comments: 83
Fans: 34
Plays: 108
Downloads: 123
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Apr 26, 2008 - 02:39:10 PM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2008 - 06:29:17 PM Last Played: Nov 07, 2014 - 04:36:41 PM
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Comments
Feter said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Turn Away Slowly
ahh how awesome ..very great singing here .
loved the guitar so nice to hear Ed again
its been a while .the mixing is very comfy
to the ears .loved this colab freinds ..
Deep bow !!
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks, man
Glad you enjoyed it. Comfy! I love it - what a great description. Now I think about it, that's just the effect I was going for! Glad you enjoyed the guitar. I was so pleased Ed agreed to work on this; I think he did a great job. Thanks for listening as always. Cheers, my friend. Now that's done, I can go and sing some blues...Peace.
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echoroom said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
gentle
This has a really nice country tinge to it, and wonderful production as per.... this rocks very gently, but is really, well pretty. Great to hear Ed.... been a while. Nice collab guys.... very uplifting.

s
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Hey Steve
Thanks for stopping by. I'm very glad you found it uplifting! Pretty, eh? I think if I add that to Feter's comfy comment, I might have the keywords for this song! I love the idea of rocking gently - sweet! Happy you liked it, dude, and delighted you enjoyed the production; it took a while! Thanks for your kind words, man. Peace.
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Peter Bauckham said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Good stuff David
You have set of quality songs posted here (including the early stuff). Always good to have something new from you. I know you never feel confident with your signing - but you really should! Everything fits well together - Ed's soloing blends in brilliantly. Nicely balanced mix and recording.

Added to my iTunes library.

Peter
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Hi Peter
I'm always glad to hear your opinion of anything I post, and I'm happy you like this one. I agree, Ed's guitar is perfect for the song, in my opinion. He hit the nail on the head, for sure. Thank you for you kind words about my singing. You've always been very encouraging. Flattered this has been added to the iTunes library! Thanks, Peter. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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Ed Hannifin said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks for inviting me, David...
I love this song, and I love it more the more I hear it. Over headphones, where I have come to know it very well, it's a treat, with acoustic and electric guitars filling out a really tasty mix--and I'm talking about the guitars YOU played, as I first heard it...

I think you did a great job with the mix. It's even better than the last version I heard, which I thought was already good. I think you did an excellent job of blending your vocals.

I'm a big fan of your singing, David, and your singing here is very good indeed.

And let me get back to the important bit: it's a really strong song to start with...

Anyway, you made my week just asking me to be part of this...

Ed
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Hi Ed
Thanks again for helping with this. You brought a piece of magic to the track and it was really a pleasure to work with you. You were extremely generous with your time and your talent! I'm happy you like the final version. Ultimately, I could have spent a month tweaking it, but enough already...I decided to push it out of the nest. The fact you like the song is great, and thank you for your nice words about the singing. I really enjoyed working together on this, and it really wouldn't be here and finished if it hadn't been for you. You the man! Cheers. Peace.
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said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Gorgous!
This is a fine song David. For me, my most favorite tune from you so far. Great vocals, great playing and top notch production. Glad to hear Ejh's work... it has been really long time! Killer tune my friend! Thanks for sharing. KUDOS!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Wow! Kind words...
I'm very happy this is your favorite, and thank you for your nice words about the song. Glad you enjoyed Ed's guitar - me too! Your latest track was amazing, and I hope to hear some more music from you soon! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Peace.
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ziti said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
this sounds GREAT!!
what a nice recording....so well performed, and the recording is superb.

That Ed is just a well-spring of creative whoopie isn't he??

great work guys...my vote will pop this up on the charts...and it's very much my pleasure to do so.

deeo bows

z
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Creative whoopie!
I couldn't put it better myself! Thanks for the nice words about the recording. I'm glad it sounds good after all that tinkering! Bows from you is bows indeed; you're an amazing musician! Many thanks for stopping by and lending an ear. Cheers. Peace.
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Joe Brady said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Powerfully Pretty!
Great song! Way to go Ed, good to hear your fingers again; augments the sentiment perfectly.

Cheers guys!

Joe
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks, Joe
It's good to hear from you; I'm delighted you like this one. "Powerfully pretty" - I love it! Thanks, man. Looking forward to some new tunes from you! Cheers. Peace.
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egobandit said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
flowing
there shure is a beauty to this Fine recording tooo Excellent I enjoyed?
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Beauty is a strong
word - I'll take it! Thank you so much. I'm delighted you enjoyed this, and happy you think the recording worked. Thanks for listening, man. Cheers. Peace.
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davisamerica2 said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Good one!
Very good lyrics. Nice catchy tune. Good voice on this: nice mix on harmony and all else. Enjoyed instrumental. You guys got this craft down pretty solid. It's a fav of mine. Thanks David and Ed. Terry
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks, Terry
I'm happy you liked this one, and thanks for your kind words. Glad you liked the mix of vocals; that was the final thing I had to work on before posting this. I enjoyed the instrumental too; Ed hit it out of the park. Proud to be a fav. Thanks for listening. Cheers. Peace.
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peacepiano said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
GH
Very cool tune gentlemen. For some reason this sounds like later George Harrison to me. That's a good thing. You have stepped out and written a very original tune and performed it superbly. Added this one to my Lighter Rock Playlist :D

Thanks
Bill
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
That is a good thing
indeed! GH, you say? Let's just say flattered doesn't cover it! I'm glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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gail60 said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Wow - Great tune
What an awesome collab. I enjoyed every bit of this song. The singing is great as always, cool lyrics, just a great performance throughout. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thank you so much
I'm very happy you enjoyed this. I really enjoyed working on it, at least in the beginning and then later when Ed got involved! In the middle it was a bit of a struggle! Happy you liked the lyrics and the singing, and thank you for listening and commenting. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
two months
well it was worth it.
I swear David, that each song gets a touch more refined. top notch stuff.

AND, Ed with his spanking cool tele. It's good to hear you. It's been to long.
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Hey VIc
Just been listening to your latest. Great track, and amazing sound, as always. Delighted you like this one, and very happy you hear improvement in the sound. High praise indeed coming from you. Thanks a million for stopping by and listening. Cheers. Peace.
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Boris the Bull said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thoughts from the Bull...
I have to agree with echoroom - you've created an uplifting piece that really puts your talents forward.

the production quality is outstanding, while the performances are so tight! Remarkable!

I especially liked the way you handled the ending. It could have found itself running on, but you chose to wrangle it together and close it well.

Nice work, all around. This is really great stuff! Thank you!
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks for your very
complimentary comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the production and performances. Ed did an amazing job of creating a guitar track that synched perfectly with the rest of the track. The lovely playing he did over the outro is one of the reasons that ending works, I think. Very glad you enjoyed this. It's great to have you around again. Many thanks. Peace.
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said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Turn Away Slowly
Wow!! The Vocals sound really wonderful. The Music sounds Superb.
I love the lyrics. What a brilliant Production. dajama Well done to both.
The singing had me swooning. Phew!!!
'This really sounds Awsome' !!!

Peace Love Respect.
Dee.
dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Hi Dee
Thanks so much for your very kind words. I'm very happy you liked this one, and I'm glad you enjoyed the singing. Swooning, eh? I guess I must be doing something right! Thanks again for listening and commenting. It's very encouraging and I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
As expected Dave
Excellent in every way. Vocals blow me away. Guitar work is fantastic. Unbelievable in all ways.

M
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dajama said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
You are too kind. I agree about the guitar, though! Ed did terrific work on this. Thanks for listening and commenting. I appreciate it. Really enjoyed your latest, by the way - a beautiful piece of music. Cheers. Peace.
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timothy devine said 3467 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
wow
what a great discription of all the trials and tribulations of getting song the way you want it insteas of letting the road blocks change the song.
The final recording and mix where well worth the time you both put in to it.
I am loving this recording.
The guitar is the perfect match and pulls it together nicely. The flow of the tune really works well. I could see how this must have been tough with some interesting timings.
Thats what is tough in the digital drum world.
nice job all around
writting recording singing playing collaborating just wonderful
i will download for safe keepin if i can
peace
t
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dajama said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks, Tim
I'm delighted you enjoyed this, and thank you for mentioning flow - I wanted this song to roll along unimpeded until the middle eight; glad you think it worked. Yes, the guitar is a perfect match. Ed is such a melodic player, and he brought just that to the song; it really gave it what it needed. I've just been listening to your latest collab - very cool; you have a terrific musical range! Thanks for stopping by and listening and commenting. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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LunaTrick said 3467 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Nice production
clear vocals - I like the way you doubled them. Cool track!
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dajama said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks man
Glad you liked this one, and thanks for the comment on the vocals. Really enjoyed your latest, and I'll be by to check out some of your other stuff soon. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers. Peace.
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Reinholt56 said 3467 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Hi Dajama......
The song seems pretty much perfect to me on a first listen. I'm glad that I stopped by to listen.

The playing, arrangement, productions and everything speak volumes about what you do and how you go about doing it.

Take care.

Paul
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dajama said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks, Paul
I'm glad you liked it. I don't think I can ever aspire to the levels of experimentation and originality you reach in your music, so I just try to make what I do sound listenable! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3467 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thought I.......
accidentally turn on the radio. Very nice collab.

Be proud of this. It's very good.

Complete.

LL
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dajama said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Hee hee
Thanks, man. That made me smile; which station was it, by the way? Glad you liked it, dude. You produce so much great music, man, and I loved your latest - what a great collab. Thanks again. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3465 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Radio
Stand by. I might need something from you regarding radio. Sorry to be so cryptic. But, just stand by.

LL
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dajama said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Radio
Suitably intrigued. Standing by.
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screamalexz said 3467 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
,,,
well the hard work payed off. the vocals sounds good. the instrumental fits perfectly i think. i used to spend months on recordings but they never got to this stage. like the chorus
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dajama said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks very much
Glad you liked this one. It's hard to know sometimes if it's worth pursuing a song if it doesn't come together easily. I can be tempting to think (for me, at least) that maybe it's just not meant to be! I was just listening to your latest yesterday, and it's amazing, and done quickly! Sometimes that's the way. I'm glad you think this one was worth pursuing. Thanks for your kind words. It's very encouraging. Cheers. Peace.
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lengold said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
This is really
a great song David and the playing by you both is top notch, superb vocals and pro sounding production just top it off. Wonderful.
Cheers
Len


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dajama said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks, man
I'm glad you liked it, and thank you for your comment on the production; you do some amazing work in that area - you got an outstanding sound on Big Man! Thanks for listening and thanks as always for your supportive comments. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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guitapick said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Sad song...
...with fading rays of hope...love when the overdriven guit comes in...very powerful...nice collaboration, guys...great to hear Ed, again. Tasty guitar lines...really nice tune, guys.
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dajama said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks, man
Glad you liked it. There is a definite sadness to the lyrics, but, as you say, I hope there's a hint of hope! Glad you like the guitar sounds and the tune. Just been enjoying your latest - very cool track. Thanks for listening and commenting, my friend. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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bud said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Wow - what a great collab
This tune is so solid in every way - vocals - guitars - production - lyrics and especially emotion. Add a beautiful arrangement and it just soars. Excellent! I love how it just keeps getting better - it has the kind of vibe that Roy Orbison gets somehow.
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dajama said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Now that's just made
my day! Anything even approaching a Roy Orbison vibe is a good thing. Thanks for the kind words. Glad you liked this one, and happy you got the emotion aspect of it. It's a relaxed, laidback song, but I hope there's a sense of real meaning in there. Your comments are encouraging and uplifting. Thanks so much for stopping by and listening. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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magnatone said 3466 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Turn Away Slowly
what a terrific song! wonderful collab, enjoyed every single second of it. Great vocals, lyrics, and Ejh's guitar rocks!
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dajama said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Hi Karen
Thanks so much for stopping by and listening. Delighted you liked this. Yes, Ed's guitar rocks; actually, I think Ed just rocks in general, so it's to be expected. Glad you enjoyed the song, and your comment is much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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rsorensen said 3466 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
wow
GREAT production on this, and a wicked song to boot. nice work, guys.
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dajama said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Thank you, kindly
Glad you enjoyed the song and the production. Thaks for stopping by and listening, and thanks for the nice comment. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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jiguma said 3466 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Big surprise ..
.. hearing Ed on something new (sorry Ed!) and playing the Tele like an old pro (it WAS the Tele Ed?).

Top song David - you improve with every new post. Like Ed, I really enjoy your vocals. A special mention regarding the acoustic sound - really difficult to do what you've done here - just the right balance on the EQ. Very rhythmic and well panned.

Excellent song!
Neil
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dajama said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Hi Neil
Many thanks for stopping by to listen and for your nice comment. Glad you enjoyed this one, and thanks for your mention of the acoustics. I've overdone it before with multiple tracks of acoustic guitars, and I made a conscious effort here to balance them with everything else. Glad you think it worked out. Happy also you enjoyed Ed's excellent work; pro indeed! Thanks again, man. Cheers. Peace.
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davisamerica said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
wow david and ed
right then ... wow ... man.. wow
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dajama said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Wow
Thanks, my friend. Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by to listen. I always appreciate your encouragement.

P.S. Wow yourself, by the way - I loved Emma! Peace.
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said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Truly nice collab...
Classic songwriting. I love the lyrics to this. Really lovely lead vocals and harmonies. the hook is amazing...powerful.

This collab is a resounding success. I hope you'll do more.

Be well friends!
dajama said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Thank, Michael
Glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for your nice words about the lyrics and the hook; very flattering. I'm looking forward to checking out your latest. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment. Cheers. Peace.
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ktb said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
double wow
picks up jaw off floor. I'm glad you stuck with this! really huge production with rich deep resonant vocal work. The chorus is the grand canyon of hooks. Absolutely love it. AND ED!!! your solo rocks. Perfect feel, tone and melodic sense.
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dajama said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Thank you kindly
Happy you liked it, and especially glad you enjoyed the chorus - that came later in the writing process and it took me a while to decide if I liked it or not. As for Ed - you hit the nail on the head: melody, touch and tone. Nobody does it better! Thanks a million for listening and for your kind words. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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composerclark said 3464 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Fantastic
This just blows me away! I love everything about it; your voice is so expressive, and the arrangement is so clean and transparent. And a nice gtr solo, too. Perfect!
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dajama said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Thank you kindly
Glad you stopped by. Loved your latest - a truly impressive piece of music. Kudos. Happy you liked this one, and thank you for your nice word about the singing; it's very encouraging. And that solo rocks, doesn't it? Thanks again for listening and commenting. Much appreciated. Cheers.Peace.

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SJB said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Turn Away Slowly
Fanatastic collaboration. I was hooked after 20 seconds and it got better and better. The production really shines and the vocal is just perfect (oh and the electric guitar parts are superb).
It is so complete and hits perfection across the board.
My hat's off to you guys!
Steve
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dajama said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Hooked
Hooked! I love it. That's what I love about Ed's guitar intro - it totally pulls you in and, in my humble opinion, makes you interested to hear what comes next. Glad you found the rest of the track satisfying. You're a fine musician and I really appreciate your encouraging words. Thanks for listening. Cheers. Peace.
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Macaudion said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Great writing and playin!
It's soooooo nice to hear Mr. EJH in this! (ya coulda told me, Ed!) What a wonderful side order to my cup-0'java this a.m.!

Dign' the synergy between both g'tars and the tunage as a whole. I'm always pleased as punch after having listened to one of your tunes, David. I know what it's like to think that ya can just punch som'em out and be done w/ in a few hours and then end up spending what ends up feeling like forever and a day... But I'd have to say that time was well spent here and especially, w/ the very smart move to invite Ed!

A wonderful collaboration, indeed! Thanks! Macca
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dajama said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Thanks, man
Really glad you stopped by to listen and delighted you liked the song. Glad you think the time was well spent. Someone around here (actually I think it might have been Ed!) once said that in order to write any kind of a decent song, you have to write a lot of bad ones first. That's always the fear when you find yourself spending a long time working on something. Is this going to end up on "sounded like a good idea at the time" pile! Ed's touch on the guitar, and his encouragement, helped this one end up here, and I'm happy you enjoyed it. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Back again...
...for a second listen! (Not easy with all the great stuff being posted...)

Still blows me away...indeed, it sounds even better the second time. I think this one will age like fine wine.

Beautiful...simply beautiful...
dajama said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Thanks, man
I'm wowed that you would take the time to come back and give this a second listening (especially, as you say, considering the vast range of music there is out there demanding your attention!) and pleased that it bears repeated listening! Loved your latest. Looking forward to the next one! Cheers, man. Peace.
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tokai said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Great song man
the production and over sound is A1. Love the guitar solo, sweet.
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dajama said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
Glad you like the sound, and happy you enjoyed the song. I love the guitar solo, too! Thanks, again. Much appreciated. Peace.
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ledebutant said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Grinning
Oh thank you, David, both for the absolutely gorgeous song (which is riding along on my iPod for good, now) but also for bringing Ed's musical touch back to us. You know, it never occurred to me that someone could just "ask Ed..." I don't know why, but now that I've figured that out, he may be in a ton of trouble.

You guys really merge very well, musically, together and sound very much like a band sharing a vision. I'd very genuinely like to hear the two of you work together again, especially on anything as incredibly well-written as this.

Seriously, Ed, please play and record more. You're killing us here. Listen to yourself on that bridge and just stop hogging all that talent at home!
dajama said 3459 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Hi, Lisa
Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad you liked the song, and thanks for the iPod nod - I take it as high praise!

As for Ed, well it wasn't easy, you know. I had to trek through miles of jungle, fighting off attacks by the band of followers that worship him as a god, until, finally, after weeks of battles and bouts of malaria, I reached his fortress buried deep in the jungle. I ducked the poison darts he shot at me, hopped over the snake-filled pit, and asked him if he would help me out with a song I was working on. He said "No problem." Kind of an anti-climax, actually...

Thanks again, Lisa. Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers. Peace.
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Ed Hannifin said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
You are SO lying...
...about the malaria...



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SweetBacteria said 3458 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
hey!
Such a sweet polished sound.
THe production and arrangement are superb. There are a lot of details that enhance the song. I can see how you might have devoted so much time to this. It's a well crafted song all together.
The melody is inviting and just flows from verse to bridge to chorus. The melodic electric guitar in the background only adds to the depth.
Great lyrics too!
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dajama said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thanks, man
I really appreciate your stopping by to listen and making such a considered and thoughtful comment. Glad you liked the arrangement, and I'm especially happy you think the time spent on the song was worth it. As I mention above, it's sometimes hard to know if the work is going to result in something you're reasonably satisfied with or something that makes you wince when you listen to it again! Thanks again for listening. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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that80sboy said 3457 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
i think...
...this is going on the ipod!! thanks for the post!
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dajama said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thanks, dude
I always take inclusion on an iPod as a great compliment. Glad you stopped by to listen and glad you enjoyed the song. Hope it bears up to repeated listening! Cheers. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
This is
awesome!The lyrics and vocals are superb.You picked the right person to play on this.Ed's solo fits perfectly- sounds like it came right off of R.E.M's 1st album.Thanks for another addition to my macjams playlist on my ipod!
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dajama said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
I'm very glad you like it, and happy you enjoyed the lyrics. Loved your latest - a beautiful piece of music. REM, eh? Now you mention it! Perfect fit for sure; I couldn't imagine the song without it. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it. Peace.
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Roxylee said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Listening...
Wow, David, every abused woman should hear this and get the courage to leave.I'm glad you got this song developed and posted. I love your vocals and Ed's guitar in this. You mixed everything so well, too. Really sweet all around.:-)
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dajama said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Hi Roxy
Just been listening to I'm Staying - what a voice you have! Very cool. I'm happy you like this, and glad the lyrics make sense. Thank you also for your kind words on the sound and mix. Much appreciated. Thanks again. Cheers. Peace.
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asconejar said 3433 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
tsada
so much has been said about this song, but once again i'll say its pretty good! The voice is simply honest and cool.
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dajama said 3433 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
Thank you
I'm very glad you enjoyed this one, and thank you for the nice words about the singing. I'm very happy you've joined us here at Macjams, and i look forward to hearing your music! Cheers. Peace.
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