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Keep On Running (with jiguma, snowdragon) Remix 2009


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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"And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."

This is one of my favorites, a collaboration with Neil Porter (jiguma) and Craig Bakay (snowdragon). It's a remix of the 2006 version with the aid of ChannelStrip. I especially appreciated Neil's help on the original mix, adding the drums along with his bass. Craig chimes in adding some choice backup vocals.

Jack: lead & backup vocal, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica
Neil: bass guitar, drum loops
Craig: backup vocal

Song artwork: Massacre of the Innocents by Giudo Reni 1611
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Lyrics
Chorus:
Keep on running G - C
Keep on running (Keep running for your life). G - C
Keep on running G - C
Keep on running (Keep running for your life). G - C

Verse 1:
Sun keeps shining G - C
Wind keeps blowing G - C
Rain keeps falling G - C
And the children keep on playing. G - -C

Refrain:
And the world keeps on turning Am - Em
Amidst the fearful sounds Am - G
And mothers keep on praying Am - Em
For a place yet to be found. C - D

(Chorus)

Verse 2:
They say the times are changing
Yet man remains the same.
They say hope's just 'round the corner.
I think it's just another day.

(Refrain.)
(Chorus)

Verse 3:
If man had any answers
You'd think by now we'd know..
It's the same throughout the ages
What is new is really old.

( Refrain.)
(Chorus.)
Copyright Jack Miller/Dadai 2006
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Downloads: 137

Uploaded: Jan 01, 2009 - 12:40:51 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017 - 11:26:49 PM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 12:47:58 PM
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Comments
Roxylee said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Firstsies!
This arrangement has a fuller sound with the drums and extra vocals. It's good to hear this one again. We will keep on runnin and keep the hope. :-)
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Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Firsties on the first...
This is actually the third version. The first, if I recall, had no drums or backups. The 2nd did. And of course this one, which is better mixed IMHO. Thanks Roxylee. There are a few of my old songs, mainly collabs, that I hope to remix and submit over time. As I said, KOR is one of my favorites.

Jack
said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
a favorite!
One of mine, too..... Still bread & butter, pal

. - Harold
Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
it takes two....
Thanks Harold. Bread & butter, heheh. Happy New Year.

Jack
Feter said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Keep On Running
Ahh yes ...one of your best ...a true Dadai character in style
and singing ..everybody here just fabulous ...the lyrics just
telling me this is a CLASSIC ...really ..bravo ...thnx alot for
the gem !!!
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Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Thanks Feter...
I think this is one of my best also. It does capture something of whatever that Dadai sound is, heheh. And with a little help from my friends it turn out good enough for me to feel good about the song. Keep on, keeping on...

Jack
Richard_Schletty said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Keeeeeeeep on runnin'
I sang this at Old Man River Café. The song is that good. Invites participation. Tells a story. Easy to latch onto. A good one, boys.
Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Hey Rich...
I remember you telling me you performed this at the Old Man River. A nicer compliment I couldn't want. Thanks. Keeping on...
Jack
mowguy3 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Great track
Everything works well. Fine lyrics, vocals, and the harp is killer. Great job.
Be well, Russ
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Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Hey Russ...
Thanks a bunch. I appreciate you taking the time to give this a listen and a comment. Glad you liked it. Cheers,
Jack
kristyjo said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
full sound
Great song for this reflective time of year. The chorus is really made for singing along.
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Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
kristyjo...
So good to have you drop in and listen to this song. Your comments hit the spot for me... reflective and a sing-a-long chorus. I'm glad. Thanks.
Jack
thetiler said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Enjoyed
those harmonies, plus that Jack Miller style. But this has a very nice harmony especially in the oooos and haaaas, turning-turning, prayin, prayyin etc. Nice jack. Nice beats vocal singin and the list goes on.

Glad your a member of this site and keep that wonderful soft rock folk thang goin :) !

Thanks for sharing! Nice tribute to the new year!
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Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Bill thetiler...
You are the most amazing guy here at MJ. Maestro on the finger-style guitar and one most generous in your comments on songs. One day... one day I hope to meet you. We're not that many miles apart. I'm glad you're a member here too. Best to you and yours this new year.
Jack
MotherofMeursault said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Nice song
I hear a lot of classic 70's here, and that's not a criticism ;-)

Great singing over a solid foundation.

MoM
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Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Mother...
I feel like I may know you... or not... or maybe, but a comment of "classic 70's" is only a compliment in this amateur's world. Most appreciative of your motherly and generous comments.
Jack
davisamerica said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
absolutely
a wonderful classic feel ... well done Jack and all
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Dadai.2 said 3247 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
DA jack...
You are there... you are here. Heheh... thanks mate for the affirmation on this song. A happy new year to you.
Jack
magnatone said 3246 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Keep On Running
oh jack, this is terrific! Vocals are great - hard not to sing along! (And why resist?)
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Dadai.2 said 3246 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Why resist?...
Heheh... so singalong, and be merry. Thanks maggie.
Jack
jiguma said 3246 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
:)
I was wondering how I'd get a new song up on New Year's Day Jack, and I obviously didn't need to. I really like the improvements you've made to the mix - vocally much better mixed than before. If I was doing this again now, I'd have no hesitation about removing the DoD drum track and replacing it with a better midi version. The rest of the song has been lifted so much in this version. Maybe you could send me the mix without the drum track and I'll try to get it right for 2010 :)

GREAT singing guys - what ever happened to snow anyway?

Happy New Year all from Oz.
Neil
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Dadai.2 said 3246 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Mixing has become...
a little less intimidating since I got this ChannelStrip software. I'm still just scratching the surface with it... I'll probably revisit some of my other old tunes (especially collabs) and do some tweaking. If they turn out good enough then I'll add it back to MJ. I'll take you up on the midi drums offer. You are quite the drummer these days! Snow... I just heard from him. He's been busy with his band playing and recording covers of old classic songs. I do miss working with him on a song.

Thanks and take care,
Jack
EEFliess said 3246 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
oh my....
I love the guitar work and the vox...Jack there's that Justin Hayward vox again!!! I love this
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Dadai.2 said 3246 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
There I go again....
just riding my seesaw and making music... heheh. Thanks much. That compliment is always welcomed. Glad you like the song... one of my faves. Cheers.
Jack
bud said 3246 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Great remix
and excellent collab. The vocal blend is really nice and the harp fits in there well too. Good tale = well sung and played.
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Dadai.2 said 3246 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
remix blend...
Thanks bud... I think the main improvement in this mix was the vocals. So I appreciate you mentioning the vocal blend... and my harp, well... I'm always glad when someone likes that too.
cheers,
Jack
Vic Holman said 3245 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
gonna wear out a lot of shoes
.... if you keep on runnin' =)

very nice remix. a lot of clarity on this one Jack. What really stands out to me is the great backup vocals.

It would be cool to hear it with Neil reworking the drums for 2010.

Very nice teamwork!
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Dadai.2 said 3244 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
a run, run, run...
oops, that's a Phil Specter song. Thanks Vic. Yeah those backups stand out in my ear also. Glad you approve... and now on to 2010!

Jack
MarkHolbrook said 3245 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
I especially
like the electric guitar sort of burning through in my right lobe. It's soft but there enough to really give the song serious character.

Vocals are great too!

Nicely done!
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Dadai.2 said 3244 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
burning lobes...
The electric guitar was a late addition to the previous mix (there has now been four). I brought it up a bit and defined it better with some EQ fiddling. It burns just right for me too. Thanks Mark.

Jack
2Legit said 3245 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
vox rock!
Your vocal blending sounds sweet!
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Dadai.2 said 3244 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
moocho...
thanks for all of us. Vox rock... heheh, cool.

Jack
Ed Hannifin said 3245 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
Might just be...
...your best mix, Jack. It's really clear and spacious, and the performance is tight, as it has to be when the mix is clear. The guitar strums and picking are all smack dab on the beat, and Neil's country bass lands there too, and I like the drum turnarounds, too... Vocals are neat, too... and the harmonica... Guess I just like the whole thing... I particularly like the way you use the picked electric in the right channel...

And it's still a really strong song. Just missed its chance to be on Slow Train Coming...

Whatever happened to Snowdragon?

Ed
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Dadai.2 said 3238 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
Maybe...
It might. Thanks Ed. I had fun using ChannelStrip with this song, with the individual tracks and the overall mix. It really gave me an easier and quicker way to test out various possible mixes. Plus experimenting with various pans. The electric guitar was a late add to this song and is pared down from the last mix of 2006. I was hoping Dylan would put out a Slow Train Coming Reprise, but I think I missed that train...
cheers,
Jack
egobandit said 3244 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Great one
THis is what I love about this place! Enjoyed:)
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Dadai.2 said 3238 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
Thanks eb....
Me too. Collabs are a big reason I am here.

Jack
Joe Brady said 3243 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Clean as a whistle....
Great levels on every track! Nice job; Neil never hurts. Real Nice Jack. I like the separation of the backing Harp and electric guitar.

Joe
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Dadai.2 said 3235 days ago (January 12th, 2009)
Great to have you stop by...
Joe, thanks for the nice comments. A favorite song of mine... and it's good to know that the production side is getting good reviews.

best regards,
Jack
guitapick said 3242 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
I shall...
...keep on runnin'...

Thanks, Jack
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Dadai.2 said 3224 days ago (January 23rd, 2009)
runnin' Bob...
Thanks for checking in my friend.

Jack
Bob Rodgers said 3238 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
A
lovely feel to this song and a real gem this is, everything sounds great!
Great vocal and I love the harp, a great mix, sounds so good!

Bob
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Dadai.2 said 3208 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
as I have said...
one of my personal favorites... and I am flattered that you like it too. Thanks Bob.

Jack
DBrown said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
lyrics
I love the lyrics in the song. They are very very true of the times today.
Verse Two sticks out especially.
The tone is all around great from everyone and every aspect.

keep it up
-Domenic
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Dadai.2 said 3185 days ago (March 3rd, 2009)
lyrics do come out of...
today... and yesterday and before.

Domenic, thanks my friend for chiming in. Verse 2 is the heart of the song... you got it. That is the message of the song. Cool.

And thanks,

D
jibes said 2893 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Keep On Running
I remember hearing this on MacIdol and it was one of my favorite songs amongst others on that whole site. It is just such hit material!
A great upbeat song with a very good melody and Lyrics. And now an updated version!
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Dadai.2 said 2645 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
keep on running
jibes... keep on, keeping on.

;-)
D
jibes said 2409 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
Keep On Running
Back for another listen. Still great!
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Moviz said 776 days ago (October 8th, 2015)
That's a....
beauty Jack. Love the smoothness, harmonies and melody and as you say it all goes together so well, vocals instruments and mix; sounds pro', regards M
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Dadai.2 said 774 days ago (October 9th, 2015)
one of those moments...
in MacJams when things came together for (in my estimation) a cool song with the help of two talented artists. Thanks for checking out this one.
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