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Dissatisfied w/Echoroom


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This song started as a "writers block" breaker. I came across some lyrics Steve sent me a long while ago and wrote a little acoustic thing late at night before bed, hence the whispering tone. I kind of liked where it was headed, so I spruced it up and sent it to Steve, who added some great harmonies, strings and piano. It has a samba-ish tempo going on. Steve described where the lyrics came from this way:

"It was inspired during a trip to Italy- there was this gorgeous American girl by the pool one day, (and she WAS reading Anna Karina) and it was funny watching the effect she had on all the guys. The track is about desire and the effect it has on us - it drives us, but also makes us unhappy - you can always find someone more beautiful, but it's a passing thing. Love and relationships are about more than sex and desire, so if that's all you focus on, you're never gonna be content (hence dissatisfied).

Nuff said.
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Lyrics
Dissatisfied
©2008
Lyrics: Echoroom
Music: Racerat

American girl reading Anna Karina
Divorcing the saint just to marry the sinner
In time-lapse eyes she’s getting thinner
You just can’t help yourself.
Love runs in, it’s as big as a house
Lust breaks in and burns it down
Smells like trouble but you drink it down
Explain it to yourself

Here it comes, there it goes bye bye
Always dissatisfied
When you’re closed, when you’re open wide
Always dissatisfied.

Her skin glows hot under European sun
Look down, realise you’re sucking your thumb
The waiter falls over, don’t want to go home
We just can’t stop ourselves.
Love floods in, it’s as big as a house
You want to sleep but you locked yourself out
You know where you’re going to crash tonight
Don’t wanna meet yourself.

[Chorus]

Bathing the pool in a state of undress
You rattle your cage in a state of distress
The boys sweat tension while the girls flick their hair
You just can’t stop yourself.
Love pulls up, it’s as big as a house
Lust lights up and burns it down
Set the fuse and the sparks just fly
Don’t want to meet yourself.

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Hits: 4642
Comments: 74
Fans: 39
Plays: 150
Downloads: 157
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Apr 27, 2008 - 08:21:25 PM
Last Updated: May 08, 2010 - 11:07:23 PM Last Played: Feb 19, 2016 - 04:02:06 PM
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Feter said 3465 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Dissatisfied
Great great song my friend .very thoughtfull but
somehow a relaxin beat and pickin here .WHAT a
cool colab my friends ..Thnx alot for sharin !!
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dajama said 3465 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Excellent
A terrific collab. Love the combination of the voices, and the lyrics are very good. Some terrific lines, and a whole novel of images and ideas! The guitar sounds really nice - lovely tone, and great rhythmic playing. This is very nice. Nicely done to both of you. Kudos. Peace.
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
DJ
Thanks so much for dropping in dajama! I always am glad when you lend your discerning ear. Steve is an amazing lyricist, it was the perfect catalyst to get me out of my writers funk.

Philip
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echoroom said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Always Dissatisfied
As i said to philip, this was written in the days when I used to spend a lot more time on my lyrics (actually i wrote this on holiday).

I recorded a terrible version of this (since deleted from MJs), and was delighted when Phil sent this to me - his fragile vocal perfectly captures, for me, the volcano of desire and tension simmering in this track.

Here it comes again ...
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
da king
Steve,
This is what collab's are meant to be: fast and furious. I think this is the quickest turn for a collab for us ever. I think it was, like 2 days.

I loved the lyrics from the first read and knew I had to do something with them. Your voice is top notch as usual and the strings and piano round out the vibe perfectly. Thanks so much for your stellar chops mate.

Philip
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lengold said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Dissatisfied
I think that you should both be very satisfied with this fantastic song. Love Philip's voice and phrasing. Impeccable musicianship and production, and Steve's voice as back-up works beautifully. I can imagine that it took a few takes to get the phrasing so spot on.
Downloaded, of course, thanks.
Cheers
Len



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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
stuffy
My allergies have been horrible this season in SF and you can hear how stuffy I am on this song. I could hardly breathe! I think it adds soft tone to the vocal somehow. Thanks for the comment on the phrasing. I like when it goes "off standard" a bit. That is something I really admire in other singers. I appreciate your comments!
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said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Killer!
Guys, this is great tune by all means. Such nice playing and rhythm coming from you Philip (you know I'm a big fan of your playing and work!) and such great background work from Steve. Both of you performed this really well.. nothing is wrong at all! Killer tune.. Thanks for sharing.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
B-man
Thanks for the kind words Birdman. It always makes me happy when you stop by. I also appreciate your taking the time to listen to "Come Clean" one of the earlier songs as well.

B-Man, you have such a long creative life ahead of you. I think it is great how engaged in this community you are at such a young age, and cranking out such good music as well. Keep on jammin'

Philip
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craft said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
great
love both music and vocals... This is very good... Well done
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
craft
Thanks man. Looking forward to more from you soon. I'll trip by your page directly to check out your new stuff.

P
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Moviz said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Great lyrics
and a great production on this well performed (in all respects) song. Love the tempo and the vocals/harmonies.... well worth waiting for.... the simple percussion sounds just right. Lovely song, regards M
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
The Hardest Thing
Hey M,
Jut listened to your new song. I guess it is really the 2nd to latest (you are one prolific dude, I can hardly keep up). Really nice bluesy number. It has the quiet intimate tone of vocals I tried to capture in this one. Well done. Thanks for the listen and comments.
P
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ktb said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
sparks just fly
so well stated. The sentiment is right on the mark. The vocals sound fab, almost as if we're having a conversation over a beer. The strings and stuff Steve added work to maximum effect. great post
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MarkHolbrook said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
I love this!
The vocals and lyrics so cool. The guitar is beautifully done! All in all this is a killer tune in my opinion!
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stacey said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Awesome!
You guys never cease to impress the hell out of me. The fact that you collaborate from such a great distance and produce amazing music, just kills me.

I love the play on Anna Karina/Karenina. Very clever!

Thanks for posting this and making it available for us to download!

Stacey
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
no play
Hey Stacey Girl!

Thanks for showin' up! No play on Anna Karina- just a mistake....doh!

So glad you liked it, we'll post our lil' collab soon. Can't wait. But then I'll be foreshadowed by yet another great vocalist like I have been with Steve, but oh the glow that comes with proximity to greatness! Yours that is!

P
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echoroom said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Hey philip
Are you trying to tell me something with the title of this:

dissatisfied with Echoroom?????!!!
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
2nd fiddle
I was wondering when you would pipe in on that. Why do you think I only gave you the backing vox to do? .....;-)



Honestly, I never noticed that until you wrote this...now I'm cracking up!

P
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bud said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Damn - when do I get to grow up
and do something this good? Such a sure handed treatment of a great set of lyrics. Hats off to you both. Philip - your singing, playing, and production on this are fantastic. It's really great hearing your voice out front - for a long while you resisted as I recall. Well done.
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
dog
Hey Bud,
I've been in the "work hole" for so long trying to get into the groove of a (very hard) new job, I had developed one seriously blocked creative outlet. This tune came out of nowhere with just a little late night noodling with some of Steve's lyrics. It came together fast--I didn't futz with it too much-- and I just posted it. Just shakin' out the cobwebs. Thanks for the props. Your new atmospheric stuff is absolutley killer!
Philip
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Nick_Flash said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Great
Excellent collab guys! It sounds as if this one just flows along effortlessly. The vocals sound perfect in the mix. Definitely a fav.

Nick
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
new
Nick,
Just took a swing by your page and listened to Chillin' and Prisoners w/Ridd. Nice work my man! Prisoners is epic. Even went and read the 'Nam story that it is based on. Dropped some comments to you there.
Thx for the listen as always,
P
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Youra said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Bravo les gars
Great song, Philip you have a great voice, and the execution is flawless. Great lyrics, really a remarkable little piece of art. Chapeau !
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Youra!
Always a pleasure my friend. I'll have to drop by your page to see what you've been up to. Life has had me very busy and I haven't had time to keep up. Thanks so much for hangin' out and lending me an ear.
Peace,
P
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said 3465 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Cool Theme
Lots of people are dissatisfied, its the global gallery of sexuality I spoke of in one of my recent songs...

Great singing Phil, my fav of your vocals so far
Nice team work, another fine clab!
racerat said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Don't Want to Know
Tom,
Nice new song. I really dig your voice on that one. Guitars are ace and the chorus is totally catchy. Sounds like old Replacements a little. Nice hooks. Thanks for dropping in dude!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Splendid
Great brilliant!
Downloaded!
/Johannes
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Hi again
Have been litening to this over and over. Really catchy.
Now back to listen again ..
Johannes
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racerat said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
dig
dig your "band"! dropped by your page and really like your stuff. Keep it up and welcome to MacJams, you are a welcome addition!
Philip
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Vic Holman said 3464 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
I feel tropical
.... and I should be sipping marqueritas at pool side checking out the chicks.

as always top notch stuff from a super tag team. Philip your vocals are just getting better and better.

Slick additions, lyrics & backing vocals from Steve.



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racerat said 3463 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Vic
Hey Vic. I can always count on your to butter me up with vocals comments. Right back at cha dude. Your chops are gettin very smooth yourself. Thanks for the listen my friend.
P
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rsorensen said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
wow
amazing mix as usual, but a great song with great performances to boot. awesome! reminds me a little of Bright Eyes.
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racerat said 3463 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Ridd
Thanks for the listen. I dropped by your page last night to hear some of your new stuff and collabs as well. Good stuff. I admire your guitar tone, and am looking forward to the album, be sure to post something to the forums when it is available.
P
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lavalamp said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Overlooked
I can"t believe I didn't see this posted. What's great about this song is that it doesn't sound forced, just the opposite, flowing and natural. Love the simple approach.

Amazing job fellas,

Dave
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racerat said 3463 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Top
Hey Dave, Thanks for the props. Your new collab, Off The Top is a really dark and powerful tour-de-force. I'm diggin' it. I appreciate the listen and comments as always. Cheers-P
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guitapick said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
LOL...
...when I first saw the title, I thought it was a Rant post about echoroom and I was wondering what he could possibly have done...

I'm certainly not dissatisfied with this excellent tune...understated, in the pocket music accentuates the poetically accurate (how's that for a term?) lyrics.

Great, great collaboration, guys...
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echoroom said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Yeah
I got Phil to ditch the original title

I've had it up to hear (w/t Echoroom) that twat.
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guitapick said 3464 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
~
Great tune, though, Steve...guess you'll have to endure the shame...

;)
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racerat said 3463 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
titles
You forgot the other two titles:

"The Boys Sweat Tension w/Echoroom"

and

"Smells Like Trouble w/Echoroom"

......;-)



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Rebsie said 3463 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Another wonderful bit of teamwork
Really excellent lyrics. I like the quirky percussion and the overall feel of the song. Lovely harmonies too. Good stuff boys. :)
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racerat said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Rebsie,
Thanks so much, your acoustic stuff is so splendid. I aspire to the tone you attain. Ciao, P
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davisamerica said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
wow guys
" love runs in, it's as big as a house..." fantastic lyrics! man you guys are knocking me to my core with your work and this is just the best .. i mean the BEST!!! downloaded and thanks!!
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racerat said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
dwld
Thx DA,

Quite a few listens, a few more fans, but fewer downloads. Glad you liked it enough to take it with you. That is what means the most to me. I offer my stuff up for free and it makes me so happy to know people are taking advantage of the free tunes. Egobandit wrote me once and said he was painting an apartment one day and was listening to a playlist of a few of my things and it rocked his workday. Just knowing my work is being heard and enjoyed makes it all worth while to me. --P
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ledebutant said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
We're so lucky.
Every time I hear you guys together, I get alternately thrilled and frustrated. Thrilled because I know I'm going to hear something wonderful that has your sound, but still surprises me, and frustrated because I know that were the music industry different than it is, you guys could be massive stars.

I'm glad that you're massive macjams stars, at the very least, and that you are generous enough to share your music here.

Steve's not kidding that he's in peak form with the lyrics here. There are a pile of great lines. "Her skin glows hot under European sun, look down, realise you're sucking your thumb," is so tremendously evocative, "smells like trouble but you drink it down..." Is it legal to just paste all the lyrics in here, because it's just such an amazingly well written song? Sigh, Steve, always making us work harder.

Phil, I LOVE your vocal on this. If the strut king had taken the lead it would have given the song a completely different feeling and your take on it (late at night, so no one could hear you, which is so perfect, given the lyrics) really does mesh beautifully with the music. There's a nice gentleness to the tone that softens the syncopation. It's just wonderful.

Another winner guys, and honestly, one of my all time favorites from you.
racerat said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
lavish praise
Wow. First of all thank you for the lavish praise. I got to waft on a cloud of fantasy about being a massive recording star there for a few moments. That was great. I appreciate the long and considered comment. So many one liners these days from people, a welcome respite. Coming from you, one with more fans than anyone I have seen on MJ, I am deeply flattered. Steve, I'm sure, is as well. He is a true poet and I am always blown away by his lyrics as well as his voice. It is an honor to call him a friend and true artistic partner. Some times it is the ones we slave over the least (like this one) that can somehow shine the brightest. Bon Chance--P
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echoroom said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Hey Lisa
Too kind, girl.... though if we finally get 'April' done, that'll be the longest I've ever had a lyric gestate!

You cant go wrong with baring your own sexual conundrums to the world.... its a cheap form of therapy for me!
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buckhorn said 3462 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Great Tune
Top notch production, lovely sound. Awesome lyrics by Steve as usual. Enjoyed.
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racerat said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Horn
Thx Buck. Back at 'cha.
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said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Two huge talents...
...for the price of one!

"Big as a house," eh? Hmmmmnnnnnn......

Really nice tuneage boys! This reminds me of someone, but I can't recall who. Anyway, it's a pleasant ride to be sure!

Be well!
racerat said 3459 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
big
Michael,
Them's Steve's words, not mine. LOL.....
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said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Disasitfied
Excellent song. Beautiful great collab guys.
Peace dee
VicDiesel said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
My dear count Vronsky
was she your last conquest before you settled down and got married and had Vronsklets? At least you'll always have this song to remember her by.

This is a great sounding track. Well played and sung, and the whole production sounds full and cohesive. Exemplary.
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racerat said 3459 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
VIC
Thanks Man. Good to see you stopped by. Ahhh it's nice to remember those flings of yesteryear, it makes me feel as though my life has been well lived.
P
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egobandit said 3459 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Timeless
This is classic it dont get any better excellent!
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Leon said 3459 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
satisfied here...
This is probably one of your best collabs if not the best for me... i like the understated arrangement.. and Steve's vocals here sound just pleasantly different... this is probably the first song that his vocal performance is distinctly his, and not mistaken for David Bowie. Thumbs up! I may have said it in every collab of yours, but this one has a unique appeal to me different from the rest.
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Leon said 3459 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
yeah...
I just realized Phil is doing the lead vocals on this collab... great job, Phil! Steve's vocals in the harmonies could not be missed just the same. Great collab!
This song's lyrics and melody are just awesome.. thought provoking lyrics and pleasantly soothing melody and instrument.
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echoroom said 3459 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Hey Leon
being compared to the Van Dude is better than Bowie!
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racerat said 3458 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Mistaken for the E-Man!
I'm just so psyched that I got mistaken for Steve. That just makes my day....;-)
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spitlogic said 3459 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Nice tune
It seems to have a lot of sad undertones to it, but still a nice tune.
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pablatone said 3441 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
exellent tune guys
I like the contrasting guitar tones, one round and one thin.

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racerat said 3413 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
tone
yeah that's my new obsession, two counterbalancing guitar tones. Thanks for noticing and listening!--PV
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Joe Brady said 3439 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Great collab!
A great piece of writing and soulful playing and singing. "lust breaks in and burns it down" favorite line. Guitar sounds great.

Joe
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saymme said 3420 days ago (June 12th, 2008)
wow ..!
What a BEAUTIFUL song...singing playing everything so glad to hear this magnificent collab:) ! beautiful... Join in at the mjcoffeehouse(if you haven't) ! THX for this gem : ) lena
Dj French Toast said 3355 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
Sweet tune
I like this alot man ! Downloaded thanx man .
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Char said 3185 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
What a wonderful
tune to start a day with. You guys did great! Thanks.

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magnatone said 3185 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Dissatistifed
a PERFECTLY executed song! There is nothing about this that isn't, well, PERFECTION! Thanks guys
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PinkFreud said 3158 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
A pleasure
What great songwriting from both of you - and performance. Really standout lyrics and vocals, and the music provides just the right support for them. A real winner.
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Elevator_Funk said 3151 days ago (March 8th, 2009)
Wow.
I only now just stumbled on this, had to say that it is great. Thanks.
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bud said 3117 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
How could I have forgotten this
Maybe because there's just too much good music to keep up with. Really glad to be reminded to stop back for another listen. I really like the feel and production Philip. Excellent vocals too.
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racerat said 3116 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Kev,
Thanks for coming back. I'm psyched you decided to take a go at it too. They are beautiful lyrics aren't they. You just can't resist. You did a great job with yours. I emailed Steve so he could take a listen. I think he will be pleased!--P
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MarkHolbrook said 3117 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
I was listening to
Buds cover of this. I came back here for another visit! This is in the favs list in my iPod... When it come up (pretty regularly) I always get right into the groove! The lyrics so strong and powerful and man the sound bed is simply amazing!

This one will keep rocking for a very long time!!!
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racerat said 3116 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Mark
Thanks for coming back for another listen. That's what I think is so great about MacJams, all the iPods in the world that have our tunes (yours, mine, others) on them. People playing and enjoying our music. Music that, in my case anyway, got very little exposure until I came here. Now people download it and enjoy it from all over the world...I no longer create in total obscurity! This place rocks, and it's all because of people like you, bro. Thanks--P
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alackbass said 2017 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Dissatisfied w/Echoroom
Two of favorite MJ artists serving up a smooth poppy gem. Love the latin groove. All sorts of interesting nuances and colors in the arrangement.
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