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Stella Too (w/Jim Bouchard)


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michael2

 Genre: Ballad

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So I posted this song a long time ago as a straight acoustic song, and then recently I have found out that the girl I wrote it about was doing pretty badly. I remembered I had written a song about her and thought I would ask a couple of fellow MJers to re-interpret it for me. Vic Holman posted an excellent power pop version, and now JIm Bouchard has done a lovely ballad with it. Jim did everything on this take, all I can claim is the acoustic guitar and vox. It has been great to see what these 2 talents can do with one of my pieces when left alone to tinker for a bit.

For comparisons sake:
Vics Version: http://www.macjams.com/song/47763
The original: http://www.macjams.com/song/44272
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Lyrics
but everybody knows
you've been out with him

there's a little girl at home
but you dropped out of school
so you could work at night

Chorus:
you're life isn't going
how you thought it would
i hope that
you don't make the same mistakes i did
it's time to figure out
exactly what to do with you
and Stella too

your boy is finally home
a mustache on his face
so you kicked him to the curb

you got lots of bills to pay
childcare ain't cheap
what you gonna do?

Chorus:
you're life isn't going
how you thought it would
i hope that
you don't make the same mistakes i did
it's time to figure out
exactly what to do with you
and Stella too

what's your angle?
are you looking for attention?
you're not stupid
but i'm beginning to wonder
it's time to figure
out exactly what to do about
Stella too
Song Stats
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Comments: 23
Fans: 23
Plays: 112
Downloads: 104
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Nov 17, 2008 - 03:15:39 PM
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2008 - 03:15:39 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 03:56:15 AM
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Comments
particledots said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
wonderful
:)
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ktb said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
lovely
Jim continues to amaze me with his "tinkering". Everything is rich and full, separated and mixed to perfection. Each performance adding to the track as a whole without getting in the way.
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peacepiano said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
Ballad
The ballad approach works! The musical setting, tempo, rhythms: all set the tone around the melancholy lyrics.

Thanks
Bill
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segiperkasa said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
cool...
cool song.. with easy listening arrangements...
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egobandit said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
beautiful
loved it ! downloaded
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LunaTrick said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
Great song...
vocals really fit with the mood. Nice production too!
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Feter said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
Stella Too
Man this felt like I m in apple studio with this
imagenary piano ..what a work ?!!! indeed Jim just
fabulous ..wonderful just wonderful thnx alot for
sharin such gem !!!!
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saymme said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
Very Beautiful..
VERY !!! i gotto listen to the other(s) & this again tomorrow !!! TX - always so great to hear your music & this is just awesome with Jim B !! think his brothers were in sweden in summer : ): ) but they were way down south - when are U going out touring ?!! ; ) U should.. / lena
Vic Holman said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
different angle
how cool. I like Jim's approach on this.

it has a rolling stones "sweet lady jane" approach that really fits the mood.

excellent work guys!
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Parichayaka said 3261 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
genuine
Quite amazed by the songwriting and vocal performance in this song. Everything about this song strikes me as being sincere and heartfelt and for some reason this is one of those very few songs where I find myself just listening, enjoying the song, without even thinking about how you got that warm background sound (wonderful job, Jim!) and how well everything blends. Reminds my of Joshua Radin's style, but truly, if I listened to radio at all, this is the kind of music I'd like to hear!
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12parsecs said 3260 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
great version
i loved the original of this one and the additions in this one are great. makes for a really big, rich sound. nice job jim (and, of course, michael).

like the break down in the latter verse. only thing i think it could use again, at some point, were some of those killer harmonies that were in the original?

again, great job you two!
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dolby said 3260 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
Great song
And a production job that is up there with the best of them - IMHO!

There is s certain Beatles flavour to the song (chord progression etc), but the production here reminds me of something Jon Brion might do, maybe with Fiona Apple or Aimee Mann - I think it's the organ sound and the rolling feel of the drums. This is just so far up my alley it deserves a permanent place on the CD shelf - really top drawer!

Super, smashing, great!
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lavalamp said 3260 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
You know...
...I love this!

Dave
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Skean said 3260 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
Great collab
Just so beautiful it can be.. Kudos
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Morning Light said 3260 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
heartfelt.....
ahhh....moving, yes.
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kassia said 3260 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
Too
Beautiful. Warm and rich sounds. Heartfelt songwriting and vocals. A wonderful tune.
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tempie said 3259 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
nice but the vox make the tune
jeesh just goes to show how far a good song can travel...this arrangement is great too - but have to say that what makes these multiple remakes great are the vocals and the lyrics - the song would sound terrific a capella, so no matter how you mix it or recreate it you can't lose with those vox.
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sloparts said 3259 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Most excellent version Michael and Jim
Lovely song for someone who really needs to be lifted up. Great arrangement Jim with some very soft easy feeling about it.

I love this track, Thank you for me and for her.

Ed
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ted23 said 3258 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
thumbs up
I really enjoyed listening to this.
Every sound that went into my head was bliss, and the best thing was they stayed there as i went about my day.
A quality song. Very memorable
said 3257 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Nice
Good Voice. Lyrics sound like they might be a personal stuation. Been there.
rsorensen said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
you know
i really like all the incarnations of this song, but this one's particularly special. really nice vocals.
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Heightened said 3225 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Solid
And I hope your friend gets better.
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rsolorio said 3067 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
real personal sound
Just wanted to say that this was real gem of a song. The lyrics, vocals and pace of the song had a genuine quality. Bravo.
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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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