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This is a song I wrote about a client of mine that I have a soft spot for. He's just a kid, and was kicked around by his stepfather for being gay. He ran away to hollywood and became addicted to meth and started selling his body to survive while he lived under the freeway. Last year he became an adult, and after getting busted a few times, he got sent to prison. I wrote the song because I just got a letter from him. He's really scared, and I feel for the kid. Shouldn't be in prison; he should be in a rehab. All of his crimes were against himself, and he is really sweet, honest and tragic. It's a shame really.

Anyways, this song is in the Elliot Smith/George Harrison pop vein that I constantly pillage. Hope you like.
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Uploaded: Jun 25, 2008 - 12:44:27 PM
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rsorensen said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Have You Had Enough
great song, michael. almost has a Spanish feel to it. really really like the dueling guitars and that post chorus vocal is awesome. great lyrics and singing too. hope your friend can find comfort somewhere in his situation.
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
spanish huh?
now that you mention it I can hear that; my uncle Silvano taught me how to play guitar (and smoke weed), he was the master of surf and spanish style guitar. glad you liked the tune, mix is a little trashy as I blasted the whole thing out as fast as I possibly could. thanks for the listen bro.
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Skean said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Sad
It's a sad reading my dear friend I agree he should have help not prison.
Some times I don't understand what's going on in our so could PEACE all OVER the WORLD thinking when we can't help people who really suffer... Hey what a democracy we live in..... OKAY back to song.. This sure touch deep in my heart very lovely done my friend.

Take care
---
Kenta
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks skean
glad you liked the song, but more happy that you get the sadness of the situation. there are many things that piss me off in this world and this is just another to throw on the pile. thanks for the listen.
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lavalamp said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
You knew I'd love this one
True. E. Smith meets G. Harrison. Really great tune.
Awesome lyrically and very brilliantly put together.

All Right!

Dave
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks Dave
so good that you're into this one (and thanks for that pimp). the slide guitars were driving me crazy trying to get a decent sound, but it all worked out good enough. thanks so much again.
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buckhorn said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Beautiful Tune
Nicely arraigned and sung, marimbas a good touch, mix sounds a little edgier than your others. Totally agree with your assertion. You rule this genre. Regards
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks man
glad you like. hey i forgot to reply to your email; sorry about that. was very kind of you. talk soon.
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MarkHolbrook said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
It generates
deep feeling Micheal. Sung from the heart and the emotion comes through nicely!

Great work on all the instruments too!

Really a wonderful tune!
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks mark
so glad you like. i was going to do the vox over and get them more together, but decided against (like the raw feel of scratch vocals). thanks for your kind words.
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peacepiano said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Sack
And pillage away if it produces this kind of song! Hope your client hears this, it really reaches out.

Thanks
Bill
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks peacepiano
sometimes i can be completely shameless (but so were most of my icons). glad you liked this one. your new tune is amazing BTW
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Ash Tree said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Best
thing I've heard you post here. The recording is huge and pro. Love how the vocals and guitar intertwine in the end. And when you sing "friend" it really does channel E. Smith. But that picture is heartbreaking.
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks Ash Tree
so glad that you liked this one. That picture is awful huh? ever since i had a kid, i can't stand the idea of suffering. it actually enrages me. the picture turns my stomach, but it's appropriate i think. thanks for listening.
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said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Sad...
Great work my friend, fine guitar playing and as always, the singing at its best. One of your best picks Sir. I'm sorry about your friend, hope he'll have some better days in the future. Great work and dedication!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks Yeman
was a little worried about this one, since it's in A (horrible key for me), but it's alright. thanks so much for giving this listen and for your kindness.
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Feter said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Have You Had Enough?
Very thoughtful and movng specialy afetr reading the story !! .... great rockin beat to this song ..loved
yoru guitar pannin there its so good ..sure your
singing just great as ever ..(harrison's spot :-))
thnx alot for sharin !!!
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks Feter
i love panned guitars, they just do it for me. i can't wait to get a beefier computer so i can do more layering without things slowing down on me (stupid beachball). thanks so much for listening and i hope my friend will be ok too. thanks.
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Lennon714 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
great
heartbreaking subject matter. Done very well, not preachy - which is a difficult task itself. If you're going to pillage, Elliot and George are the some of the finest to pillage. That being said, I think the song still has a unique Michael2 element that makes it your song and not just a template. Great job!
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks lennon714
glad that it's not overly ripped off; I just try and go for a vibe. it's funny, Elliot Smith moved into my neighborhood years ago, and all of a sudden everyone was playing acoustic guitar. Of course they claimed Nick drake as an influence. The hood was devastated when he died (and rumors are still flying that his girlfriend killed him - the case is still open apparently).

Lennon714; just realized how close that is to Lemmon 714. Guess we are about the same age. Thanks for the listen, loved your new one.
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Lennon714 said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
OOPS
I had no idea what you were talking about so I had to look it up. My username is actually my daughter's name and her birthday. I'm about as removed from drug culture as they come so any reference is purely coincidental. Great. Now I look like a poser :).
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michael2 said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
hahaha
naw, that just makes it cooler.
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Peter Bauckham said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Excellent
song Michael - very sad story. The arrangement and production on this is exceptional.

Peter
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michael2 said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
thanks Peter
glad you like, kind of feel like I cheated since I didn't write a middle 8. thanks for your VERY kind words.
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ktb said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
enough
One of my best friends does the admirable work you do, and laments that almost to a one, all the heartbreaking cases she deals with stems from truly cruel family life. I hope your friend can find his way clear and the inner strength to push on through.

Great song. As always :-)
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michael2 said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
karmatoburn
thanks so much for the listen. it's not as if a song will end the woes of the world, but i gotta do something with this crap when i come home. thanks again.
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davisamerica said 3401 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
wow michael
how many behind bars for being a victim of rotten luck and unfair roll of the dice .... we really don't believe in rehab in this country ... and it costs us in the long run ... very nice treatment of a very sad state of affairs .. good job my brother
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michael2 said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
thanks
i was just thinking that if they spent some of the prison money on rehabs they could save some money in the long run. and as musicians, i imagine we have all been touched by substance abuse in some way. it's shocking to me that it is still pushed under the rug. thanks for the listen.
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magnatone said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Have You Had Enough
what a sad story Michael - thanks for the background on this - it makes your song all the more excellent in what it conveys. Please continue your pillaging!
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michael2 said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
thanks Karen
glad you liked the song and that you have empathy for those worse off than yourself. good girl.
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said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Thoughtful
Song with great lyrics, that picture is so sad, it makes my blood boil, your song is sensitive and compelling and tells a sad story...
michael2 said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
thanks shadowofnine
glad you're blood is boiling, and glad you liked the tune as well. thanks for the listen.
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jiguma said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Lovely song Michael
I can empathise with your position re this young guy - too many kids seem to fall victim to/in our society. On the positive side, some who are definitely heading this way seem to come through the other side without as much damage as we might expect. I always look for the good side because there are so many examples of the other.

Musically, I love this. The way you channel George and some of the other Beatles is uncanny. You don't just SOUND like them, you take on all the little nuances to FEEL like them as well (just check your bank account to see if you ARE George will you).

Top shelf!

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yrp said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Touching
song and very well performed.
Thanks for the background story, it allowed me to feel the music much more deeply.
Congratulations one more time, my friend!
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spitlogic said 3400 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Interesting tribute
I've never been one to believe that things are random. There is a reason he is in your life and a reason his life is the way it is. It means a lot to someone displaced from society to know they have someone.
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Gav said 3399 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Sweet
Very nice stuff here man. Very pro and I really enjoyed it. Reminded me a bit of Crowded house too. Tragic tribute but very well executed. Well done!
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Ed Hannifin said 3398 days ago (June 28th, 2008)
I can hear some echoes...
...of Chris Bell era Big Star in this, including the acoustic against the slide and the vocals...

The song is solid and effective, and it's got a good heart to it, which matters in my book...

Ed
thetiler said 3398 days ago (June 29th, 2008)
especially
like the sighs and the slide, but the singin has a nice pop feel,.
Cool arpeggios.
Nicely arranged tune!
Thanks for sharing.


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timothy devine said 3396 days ago (June 30th, 2008)
hi mikie
great harrisonish touch
you are the fifth Beatle
this is a great sounding record
you are constantly amazing
pro
peace
t
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Alannah said 3396 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
Great Sound ....
... captures the mood of the lyrics perfectly .... I still can't figure out why you aren't making whacks of money selling music !!!
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12parsecs said 3395 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
have you had
look at you... two songs topping the charts! well deserved, mind you. this and your other most recent are great works! i love the beatle-esque sliding 'have's. and super cool slide work! really... awesome stuff.
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Estella said 3388 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
thanks for this one...
my admiration is very high for you doing the work you do. I know it must be very frustrating to know that a person needs special care and not be able to offer it.

just know you've probably had a positive influence in his life and that your friendship and unconditional support is going teach him something of the world he might not have otherwise seen. the rest is going to be up to him.

this song is a real gift to me. keep it up!
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Heightened said 3220 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Dysfunctional family
is a kill joy. Super cool song though!
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