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Clouds (New Edition w/12parsecs)


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rsorensen

 Genre: Indie Rock

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I posted an earlier version of this I wasn't particularly happy with about a week ago. It just wasn't sitting right with me and I came close to scrapping everything. But I put it up anyway and asked for MacJammers' input on how to improve and/or complete it. I got some awesome suggestions from a number of you, and my good buddy and recording/producing idol Scott (12parsecs) even sent me a guitar part for the choruses that sounded amazing. He meant it as just a suggestion but I thought it sounded so good that I asked him for the tracks. Along with adding his guitars I made a few other changes as per your suggestions, resang a few parts with a little more emotion, and added a mellotron to the bridge I really dig (thanks michael2).
Anyway, here's the result. This song didn't sit well with me before, but thanks to everyone that gave me input, and Scott's excellent additions, this song has become one of my own personal favorites. Crazy how that works. I really do love this place.
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Lyrics
I see you look my way
Your eyes are not the same
They don't smile at me the way they did when we were good

What do I have to do
To show that I need you
and are these words just wasted letters to your pretty eyes

How long can we go on
Denying what we've done
We made a life of what we had but what we had is gone

and now I want it back
and I know that you do too
So lets give this a try just one more time 'cause i love you

I've watched you fall a thousand feet
Reach out your hand and let me pull you into me
This love we had can be renewed
Just say the word and I will come back to you

Time has passed me by
Right before my eyes
I've only got one life and God i wanna live it right

So live it out with me
I know it sounds crazy
and if it is then you can help me go out of my mind

I've watched you fall a thousand feet
Reach out your hand and let me pull you into me
This love we had can be renewed
Just say the word and I will come back to you

I can hear you calling me through the clouds
Song Stats
Hits: 3812
Comments: 37
Fans: 35
Plays: 168
Downloads: 145
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Nov 12, 2008 - 12:42:57 PM
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2008 - 01:10:10 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 10:15:24 PM
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Hardware:
Blue Snowball, M-Audio KeyStudio 49i, Epiphone EJ200 Acoustic, Gibson Firebird VII, Squier Vintage Bass
Software:
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Comments
sheilad said 3144 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Glad you didn't scrap
This song is so powerful and the message is so touching for anyone going through troubled times with the one they love. Life is definitely too short and sometimes we give up waiting to hear these words. Thanks for the download.
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

thanks sheila. glad you could identify with this. thanks for downloading :)
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lavalamp said 3144 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Outstanding
There is no reason on God's green earth that this shouldn't be a hit and sell millions (or hundreds of thousands).

This will surely be tops here at MJ.

Great PROduction, too.

Dave
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

i wouldn't mind selling one! thanks a lot dave
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lank81 said 3144 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Still
A great work of art. Hopefully one day my song writing can be so well-rounded. Great job.
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

thanks lank I appreciate the listen and kind words
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bud said 3144 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Ridd -
I really don't think it gets any better than this. What a great well rounded song - everything is what and where it should be. Excellent vocal performance and lyrics. Killer track. This is an amazing place.
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

thanks a lot bud. this song has definitely come a long way thanks to this place.
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Lennon714 said 3144 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Moody
Brooding and Brilliant. I said it before but you really capture everything I loved coming out of Britain from 1995-2000. The melody, the progression. Even down to the tone of the distortion in the heavier part. Scotts addition sounds really good. I was looking forward to the mellotron, but must have missed it. Someone point me in the right direction?
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

thanks eric. i didn't know how much i was influenced by that era until i started writing ballads like this. glad you dig. the mellotron is in the final rotation of the bridge just before the outro kicks in
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ktb said 3144 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
when
you guys did Tambourine Orchestra I was spellbound by the chemistry you two share. This is remarkable. Huge props to you both.
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

yeah that's a great tune. scott really nailed what i was trying to in the chorus with his guitars. thanks for listening
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kristyjo said 3144 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
yes
even better.
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

thanks kristyjo :)
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tempie said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)
Great!
Man you have such a high quality voice, just a pleasure to listen to. I really like the bigger chorus. Great song, aren't you glad you kept it around?
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

I sure am. thanks a lot for the comment. looking forward to your next one
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guitapick said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)
Damn, man...
...this is great! I really like the way you pulled back a bit on the volume of the mellotron. Perfect blend there.

Congrats on a wonderful piece...
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rsorensen said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)

thanks man. it was a good suggestion!
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12parsecs said 3143 days ago (November 13th, 2008)
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wicked! i love how it came out, and all the subtle details throughout! only one question, what happened to that misleading intro chord? i kinda liked that.
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Vic Holman said 3142 days ago (November 14th, 2008)
re-do redux
second times the charm. for some good reason it has a sense of smashing pumpkins ballad spark here. when they had their act together.

very pro tune dude!
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Diviner said 3140 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
Whoa
This is such a good track, and what an improvement. Its gone from great to amazing. This would be a hit if realeased to General Joe Public. Well done.
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egobandit said 3139 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
my hat is off
Tops and thanks Downloaded !!!!!!!!!!!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
WHERE ARE...
... the COMMENTS and FANS? Jeez!

This is an incredible song by all means. Fantastic (and very catchy) melody, warm (and very relaxed) vocal performance, and some of the finest production I have heard. I simply love this...
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blindsidedpoets said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
Clouds
I feel redundant leaving comments for both you and 12parsecs. But here it goes:
Really well done! The subtleties are awesome, great production an awesome job all around.
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awigze said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
love of music
I can't believe my ears. This is good in every way. Thank you for this love of music that you bring here!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
Haunting
Sounds a little like Swedish indie legends Popsicle (I'm sure I've compared you to them before). Scott's additions enhance an already magnificent song (he has a way with instrumentation don't he).
Love your voice here Ridd, really at its best.
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said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
thx, Yeman
for pointing me here

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ramonaji said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
this is really great....
really really great.... glad someone pointed it out in the forums....!

Love it!
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crissew said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
Very nice mellow sound
here. Kind of an Oasis vibe going on but without the whiney vocal. Very well balanced sound and well sung. Enjoyed it!
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magnatone said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
Clouds
thank GOODNESS for yeman! this is awesome Ridd!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2664 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
absolutely brilliant
this has got it all - great lyrics, great singing, fantastic arrangement, great playing. This is one of the best songs I've heard for a long time. Send it to a record company. Now!!!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2664 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
A lovely song
So happy to have found it--such affecting vocal delivery, a terrific arrangement build, perfect pop harmonies. And I love how it drops back toward the end when the string come in...
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Bubowski said 2663 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
Definitely
a great song...production, mixing, vocals, playing. All around a hit.
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damiengh said 2663 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
A Dreamy Yearn
Love the lyrics on this one and especially liked the way you paced this tune out. Nice gentle build-ups.
Some of this song definitely reminds me of Dave Matthews "The Space Between"
Nice work.
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sschedra said 2663 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
Ridd
This just shows why we should take more time visiting an artist when we visit his page. This is an absolutely awesome song and the production. No surprise on the quality, but extreme pleasure on the song. I missed it when I visited before.
Great job all around,
Stephen
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Velvet_Audio_Lab said 2663 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
Great
work ,,, very mellow sounding. I never heard your other version, but this great.
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fasteddie said 2663 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
Great
song man! Awesome production all around. The singing is stellar and the instruments all mix well.
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