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Afraid of the true


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thoddi

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Here's a new one from me.. hope it sounds ok...
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AFRAID OF THE TRUE
Thor Oliversen©2008

In a moment of despair
When things look all but clear
And life is nothing but unfair

If the sight is clouded blue
No one will go with you
No one will feel it too

IF YOU SEE ME
BURDENED AND BLUE
WILL YOU LEAVE IT
AFRAID OF THE TRUE

We look at was has been
What just walked out the door
And what comes next is nowhere seen

Its often good to meet
In yesterdays event
Just like this song
we know the beat

IF YOU SEE ME
BURDENED AND BLUE
WILL YOU LEAVE IT
AFRAID OF THE TRUE

Bridge:
But finding peace of mind
Breathing deep and feeling fine
We know when life is good
But it may not be quite understood
Song Stats
Hits: 3152
Comments: 24
Fans: 18
Plays: 154
Downloads: 134
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Sep 30, 2008 - 05:14:39 PM
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2011 - 09:34:07 AM Last Played: Apr 12, 2017 - 02:11:43 PM
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Hardware:
Gibson ES335, Ibanez SD bass guitar, Cort acoustic guitar, Studio Projects B1 mic, Shure SM57, MusicMan 112RD amp, m-audio ProKeys 88sx
Software:
Garageband08, betamonkey drumloops
Comments
Feter said 3337 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Afraid of the true
You and your Great soulful spirit ...what a keys
sound ..wonderful singing ..the semi hendrix effect
sound and strummin made this so thoughtful and blue..
Man ..I m enjoyin this so ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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thoddi said 3336 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Don't be afraid of the true:)
Thanks for your encouraging comment my friend. A link to Hendrix looks good in my book:) Glad you could enjoy it!
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FlatRock2 said 3337 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
great stuff!
I Like this allot!
Great sounds all the way through.
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ktb said 3337 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
true blue
a killer ballad Thor. Some nice productions nuances (filtered voice, keyboard lines). Reminded me a little of Clapton (must have been the solo :-) That 335 sounds brilliant.
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thoddi said 3336 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Hi John
Cool if it reminded you a little of Clapton. He has of course been an influence over the years... I'm having fun exploring the new keyboard and have a tendency to tweak the knobs to get the piano to sound all distorted and shaky... Thanks for mentioning the 335... I'm fond of that one:)
Check out my latest song called The King has left
peacepiano said 3337 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Soul
You are definitely the MJs King of Soul. Very classy song. Sounds much more than okay to me.
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thetiler said 3337 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Like how
your style has influences of JImi Hendrix, I can hear his style in your voice, and hear other famous people in your styles. But what I like most is that you combine it all with truly your own styles. But you know what works in this style and your bring it out quite well.

Thanks for sharing !
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timothy devine said 3336 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Hi Thor, Your style prevails!
Strong, True/BLUE!
Your songs always hook me in, grab me, and hold me in a trance. I need to hear them again cause i dont know where to start commenting. God knows I will.

What a great sound. You chose the greatest tones and colors, to lay down a solid rhythm bed. Then; you must enjoy the rest, singing and soloing and such. It shows.
My fav part is the chord leading to the bridge.
Beautiful touch!
Your solo just seams to flow like its just coming thru u, nice n tasty.
The bridge has a John Lennon feel somehow, the fx maybe and the piano tickling in. I dig the distance in the main vocal on the bridge, together with the layerd harmonies and background melodies, you hit great sounding chords.
Cool the way your vocal the bridge delivers the hip solo.

The overall perfomance is so freeking blue. I can feel the emotion put forth in the lyric. Great song writing!
Superbly recorded n mixed to boot, bravo!


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thoddi said 3336 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Tim
You know - you make my head grow a couple of dimension when you give me such good feedback;)

I'm very very fond of your visits. Your comments are the best ever. I could feed on this stuff:)

Thanks my friend. Know that I appreciate your visits a lot!
Check out my latest song called The King has left
guitapick said 3336 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
I would LOVE...
...to have an ES335. You make it sing, Thor. Very sure handed with this genre, too...sweet songwriting...really fine stuff, man.
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thoddi said 3332 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
The ES335
is one I've been wanting to get my hands on for a while now. It didn't dissapoint... I actually have two ES335 clones as well, a Washburn HB35 and a Vester Mod700, also very good guitars, but I'd say that the original is one league ahead.

Thanks for a nice comment:)
Check out my latest song called The King has left
jiguma said 3336 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
That guitar tone ...
.. is really familiar, and I really like it. Keys also a standout - in fact everything sounds great here Thor. Could maybe do with a slight increase in vocal volume, but that's a minor nit only.

I like the way you phrase the lines differently to what's perhaps more expected.

Neil
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thoddi said 3332 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Neil
nice to hear you like the guitar tone, thanks:) Not being a keyboard guy, I have to record small areas of the song at a time to not loose control... but that's the benifit of having such tools as GarageBand, that allows such manipulation.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it much!
Check out my latest song called The King has left
lengold said 3335 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
thoddi - this is
really, really pro sounding. I would buy this without a doubt. For someone to be able to produce this level of musicianship over different instruments coupled with your superb voice is truly remarkable. As if this wasn't enough you write beautiful songs with great lyrics. Then, to rub salt into the wound, the production is pro level. I am getting more jealous with every word I type. Thanks for this treasured download.
Cheers
Len


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thoddi said 3332 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Len
... this is some comment man:) Thanks a lot, you made my day:)
Check out my latest song called The King has left
saymme said 3335 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
.
Love this , listened before today just amazed at the lyrics so great -& the music as always superb.. :) TX

In a moment of dispair
When things look all but clear
And life is nothing but unfair

If the sight is clouded blue
No one will go with you
No one will feel it too

IF YOU SEE ME
BURDENED AND BLUE
WILL YOU LEAVE IT
AFRAID OF THE TRUE

We look at was has been
What just walked out the door
And what comes next is nowhere seen

Its often good to meet
In yesterdays event
Just like this song
we know the beat

IF YOU SEE ME
BURDENED AND BLUE
WILL YOU LEAVE IT
AFRAID OF THE TRUE

Bridge:
But finding peace of mind
Breathing deep and feeling fine
We know when life is good
But it may not be quite understood

*** IF YOU SEE ME
BURDENED AND BLUE
WILL YOU LEAVE IT
AFRAID OF THE TRUE

But finding peace of mind
Breathing deep and feeling fine
We know when life is good
But it may not be quite understood *** -awesome
damiengh said 3334 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
true
The Thor's truth comes out shining in this composition.

You bear your soul and put it out there both in your lyrics and your playing.

Your one of my favorites at MacJams.
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Roxylee said 3334 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Wow, Thor
This is a great, creative song. I like it all- your vocals, the guitars, keyboard, the EQ effects you used, the lyrics- everything. You sing with feeling, and leave it at just the right intensity. Very much enjoyed.
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davisamerica said 3334 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
afraid of the true
thor this is great ... love the keys and guitar ... but what sells it is the great vocals and lyrics ... what a rocker!
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Nolan said 3333 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Very nice production
This sounds great Thor. The electric guitar parts are FANTASTIC! The overall song has a great natural, raw sound. You've done a lovely job of this song.
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Jarvoid said 3333 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Yup
got me on the first chord, really smart tune and lyrics,production is excellent and everybody else is summing it up much better than I can,so what everyone else says plus it's great to noodle along to as well.


Keep it slippy

Jarvo
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said 3333 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
I must admit
I had this one fav'd and DL right away, because I just knew.... You never disappoint us with your soulful blue

Thanks,

. - Harold
Vic Holman said 3333 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
I ain't afraid
excellent tune!

very soulfull & bluesy. the composition is dynamite and well thought out. very pro bro.
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Scott Carmichael said 3333 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
great tune Thor
I really like the meter in the verses... unexpected and still natural... very conversational.... superb passionate vocal/and harmonies... the bridge arrives right on time....

true blue... yet hopeful
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tokai said 3332 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
yeah
very nice and free flowing, sounds of Jimi in places. Your voice is lovely, as is the guitar, some sweet playing with great solo. A real musician, Sorry i missed this one earlier. Cheers.
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musichead said 3332 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
clean sounds
Very clean guitar(s)..very smooth vocals. And you also have a very good list of gear. On my sound system the bass seems mixed down a bit. But being a bass player by trade. I think I always say that!! Very well written.
Im going to look into betamonkey drum loops. They sound like a real drummer. This is something that lacks in my home demos. Great job!!!
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blaky smith said 3328 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Soul
So sool. I love your style Thor and this tune is excellent, on all levels.
Really a pleasure to listen, bravo !
Marc
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3321 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
Plenty good
Great soundbed and chock full of soul - bon chance mon ami.
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Bob6stringer said 3296 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Good food for the ears
My old-school influences lead me to take a slice of The Band, some old Peter Greene-era Fleetwood Mac and some newer studio-polished condiment, some soulful but polished 90s favorite like World PArty (Goodbye Jumbo album,) and make a meal of it.
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Re-al said 3282 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
In a mellow groove
Great drum sound you have there. Enjoy your voice(s). Enjoying the guitar - well played, great effects. Can hear the Lennonesque vox at the bridge.

Got a lot of good things happening here - love the tempo too.
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