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I Feel Like I'm Falling (MJRF)


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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After receiving GargeBand as a gift from two of my daughters in the spring of 2004, I wrote my first two "non-family" themed songs. Like many I searched the internet to see if there was a place to submit songs for others to hear and respond to. I soon found MacJams.

This is one of two songs I first submitted at MacJams in June of 2004. The other was "Dreamers Like Me." This one has always been one of my favorites. I uploaded a remix in 2006. Shortly after that I lost the GB master file. I had hoped to redo the entire song for the festival, but it didn't happen. So what I have done with this new version is take that last 2006 mix (which included new vocals and electric guitar riffs) and run it through ChannelStrip to create what is a clearer and more unified mix. I also cut the drum loop intro. The song still deserves a redo... maybe for the next reunion.

The song is about searching and longing for something more in life, a transcendent and lasting home. It's set to rather upbeat, fast-paced music.
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Lyrics
Chorus:
Sometimes I feel like I’’m falling
Sometimes I feel so all alone.
Sometimes I think I’m going nowhere.
Sometimes I want to go home,
But I just don’t know the way.

1.
Another day, they say, another dollar.
What’s it get you? Only bread.
It’s a living! But that’s a question.
So you’re full, you’re still feeling dead.

Who’s your friend? Your wife, your son, your daughter?
Who walks with you the extra mile?
What would I give to find an answer?
Separate the truth from the lies.

[Chorus]

2.
The grass, they say, is always greener,
Once you’ve reached the other side.
So you run, but never get there.
Another dream of yours has died.

The other day as I was working,
Customers in my face.
I cried, “Hey what’s the problem?”
I think it’s me and not this place.

[Chorus]

3.
It’s the question through the ages.
What’s the purpose of it all?
On and on the battle rages,
In my head and in my heart.

Do we live this life for no damn reason?
Something says there’s something more.
Where’s the way, hey when’s the season,
That leads me to that ancient door?

[Chorus]

Don’t you want to go home?

2004 Jack Miller
Song Stats
Hits: 4035
Comments: 54
Fans: 25
Plays: 103
Downloads: 116

Uploaded: Feb 01, 2009 - 11:07:59 AM
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2017 - 03:39:43 PM Last Played: Jul 18, 2016 - 03:37:08 PM
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Comments
sloparts said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Great lyrics Jack
And your delivery of them is spot on. This is great as is, but I can also see potential for a redo, if for no other reason than you've learned a lot since you did this version. And that new knowledge and experience will allow you to make changes and do things in ways you didn't know about before.

Never the less, I really like the song and the sounds you put together for with version. It's a great song my friend.

Ed

p.s. I've have some ideas for minor tweaks on the lyrics if you want to hear them. Mostly just a word or re-phasing of the odd line here or there. Let me know Jack.
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Dadai.2 said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
to do, or to redo....
Hey Ed, thanks for the nice comments. I really appreciate your opinion on the song. As I said, it's one of my favorites, especially since it was born out of some of my own personal dissatisfaction and struggles at the time.

Sure, send along any lyric suggestions. And thanks again.

Jack
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Rebsie said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Light and dark
The fast pace really carries this. It has a tremendous energy and charm, the perfect vehicle for the words ... contrasting chirpy melody with dark sentiments.
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Dadai.2 said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
light and dark
Rebsie, your phrase captures the song. Funny, I had more than a few songs that have unified contrast between "light" music and more somber lyrics. Thanks for visiting and for your thoughts.

Jack
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Vic Holman said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
free falling
great, fast pace rocker.

fits well into the early '70's Jackson Browne/Poco/Eagles sound. Then again you do live in So. Cal. where it all started.
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Dadai.2 said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
So. Cal...
I am stuck in the late sixties, early seventies.... hopelessly. Thanks Vic.

Jack
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FEEL said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Searching?
Same sentiment here. My mother-in-law once told me that being a father, active in family, caring for and the well being of your children is a feat in itself. I always kept that in consideration. Evidently that copy of GB was a gesture of appreciation. You make a difference one way or another. Fine tune that I remember listening to before. The mix sounds great. A nice addition to the reunion. Thanks for sharing.
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Dadai.2 said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
searching? yes and no...

I have found "that Home" (or that Home found me). Yet, that doesn't exempt me from struggles... but it's a struggle that is anchored by a secure hope (knowing the struggle and extreme cost Christ took willingly for me)... that makes sense of it all... the why are we here, to - why is this happening, to - why do I sometimes act and think the way I do that I abhor, etc.? Why would I long for something real, something not broken (me) where I truly belong? that inward hunger points to the existence of true food just as physical hunger points to my refrigerator! A food that heals and satisfies. Like I say in the song, "something says there's something more." OK, sorry, enough of my ramblings.

John, I'm always glad to have you stop in and always glad to find one of your songs. Thanks.
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Feter said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
I Feel Like I'm Falling
Ahhh I love it ...yup I know this folk rockin sound is always on your
songs no matter what it sound perfect with guitar and harp ...very nice
lyrics ...I like hearing you go electric my friend ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Dadai.2 said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
electric Dadai...
yeah... I should do more electric guitar, more tenor sax.... If only the time and space would allow. But I'm glad you like this remix offering. It's fun to put up and oldie. Thanks my friend Feter.
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Roxylee said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Good Winter song
Jack, you always manage in inject a sense of hope into lyrics that speak of lost dreams. There is always that ancient, open door. It was good to hear this one again. I really like how you mixed this.
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Dadai.2 said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
lost and found, our hope...
the redemptive story, eh? The dark side of our human lives need not be glossed over, especially in light of that part about being sought out, found, forgiven, and brought into fellowship with Him.

Roxylee... thanks.
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bud said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Swell song Jack
driving - searching - and uplifting - all at the same time.
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Dadai.2 said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
DSU....
Much appreciated... Thanks Bud!

Jack
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Char said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
I think you are
"hopefully" stuck. You ask all the same questions that we are meant to ask. "...an unexamined life is not worth living." I would like your voice to be a little more in front of the music, if that makes any sense. As always, you drafted important and profound lyrics. How about adding a harmonica? It has the seeking or questing presence. Thanks...for speaking for all of us.
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Dadai.2 said 3066 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
stuck...
many questions... and hopefully one's search leads to finding that which really answers them... an answer beyond us yet near. Thanks Char for chiming in.
Best to you...
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LunaTrick said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Nice pop number...
Love the slightly shy vocals... makes it!
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Dadai.2 said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
shy pop..
a new genre. Thanks Luna...

Jack
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davisamerica said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
from one jack
to another ... kudos
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Dadai.2 said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
back at ya....
Thanks Jack.

Jack
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magnatone said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Falling
what a terrific rocker jack! I love these lyrics, and reading the history of the song for you is very special. Thanks!
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Dadai.2 said 3066 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
falling...
Thanks Karen. I rarely do a "rocker"... funny how that style was my first song. Glad you came to listen.

Jack
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Richard_Schletty said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Like fine wine...

This song gets better with age. You are my song mentor, Jack. Keep going.
Dadai.2 said 3066 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
well...
with enough versions a song is bound to get a little better, eh?

Thanks my friend.

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Joanna said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Very catchy
Great beat, great lyrics, and just a darn fun song -- this is a real winner, Jack! Woo Hoo! Long live the old guard at MJ!
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Dadai.2 said 3066 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Hey Joanna...
Great to have you stop in for a little rocking fun. I'm glad you enjoyed this "oldie" from one of the "old guard."

cheers.
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Moviz said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Everything about
this sounds great. Love the rhythm, sound of the guitar and lyrics. Vocals too sound great, excellent song Jack, regards M
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Dadai.2 said 3062 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Moviz...
Thank you for listening to this... your comments are gratifying to me.

cheers,
Jack
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Bob Rodgers said 3067 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
A
great beat to this with a nice rhythm and some fine lyrics.

I love your vocals and a great chorus Jack.

Superb song and very much enjoyed!

Bob

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Dadai.2 said 3062 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Hey Bob...
Your generous comments are supplying some cheer for me this evening. Really, thanks much!

Jack
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thoddi said 3067 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Hi Jack
The chorus gives the song a good sing-along feeling. The bass and kick pattern works good together with the acoustic guitar and pushes the song forward. Feels like I'm riding a horse, galloping into the sunset:)
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Dadai.2 said 3062 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
And as Thor...

got on his horse and rode into the sunset... a chorus rang out,
"happy trails to you Thoddi and thanks!"

Jack
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Scott Carmichael said 3067 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
surf music for Philosophers
this has an authentic early sixties pop feel... and while they would sing about cars and girls (Girls will eventually lead us to Philosophical questions) you take this breezy pop ditty and spring the loaded questions... well framed lyrically too.... nothing here is going to turn the listener off, but instead catch the ear... "ancient door" great image...

my answer is Yes i want to go home.... just, not quite yet
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Dadai.2 said 3061 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
"ancient door" great image...
and a great truth. Thank God for girls and the Philosophical...
Thanks Scott.

Jack
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Mcboy said 3067 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
nice pace.....
i'm not used to u this way..heh.....still a great introspective song....holding up well...that chorus still resonates....bravo!
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Dadai.2 said 3058 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
unusual it seems...
given my many guitar/vox folk songs. Glad you like this Mcboy. The chorus is my favorite part...

Jack
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caroline said 3066 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
another great song - another great story...
it bounces along and i am tapping away in time - lovely - you know i like my lyrics fluffier than this but the sound of your voice kinda makes up for that ;) -thank you for sharing xox
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Dadai.2 said 3058 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
dadai rule #6...
always supply a little bit of fluff in the vocal to soften the lyrics!

Thanks Caroline.

Jack
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Ed Hannifin said 3066 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Gee, a Jack song I seem to have missed...
...and, once again, this is reminding me of one of my old ones. I'm not just making this up, ya know. I think we must've had parallel pathways into our middle years or something...

I really like the rhythm, and your vocal, and the lyrics... good, singable melody, too... I wish the whole level was up just a tick. Maybe two ticks. And maybe just the merest bit more of the vocal you in the overall blend...

But for the millionth time, Jack, that good heart of yours comes through, and all other considerations in my world are secondary...

Ed
Dadai.2 said 3058 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
separated by 6 degrees...

or something like that?

AS I wrote above, this was my first song at MJ... second one I ever wrote that wasn't "family." And it came about due to a low time in my life after moving back to Santa Barbara and taking a job that was under-utilizing me (after almost 30 years working for myself). Needless to say, a rough transition. The lyrics came to me while working... boy I was feeling down, but it helped to be able to write this song... I was brought back to the truth and hope of the "Ancient Door," and that ultimately their is only One who doesn't disappoint.

The original GB file is lost... no adjusting individual tracks. I'll have to wait until Capitol Records signs me and I rerecord this! LOL.

Thanks much Ed... Really appreciate reading your comments.

Jack
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SmokeyVW said 3065 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
runaway train
you got me thinking of David Byrnes - can't explain it

i like how this chugs along almost like a runaway train

thanks
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Dadai.2 said 3057 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
just chugging along...
thanks Smokey. I'll have to give David Byrnes a listen.

cheers,
Jack
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egobandit said 3064 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Deep and searching
YEt it has a glimmer of hope love the vocal treatment in the chorus, Excellent!
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Dadai.2 said 3057 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
ah yes, the chorus...

Ego, I wanted the chorus to be set apart... a falling feeling, and echoing as I sang (ramp up the reverb). I think maybe I got there. Thanks.

Jack
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guitapick said 3062 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
I love...
...Scott's "surf music for philosophers"...aptly put...

A very good friend of mine recently moved into my old hometown. He called me last night from a friend's place, there...a few houses down from the one I grew up in...nice sentiment...moving...

and, "yes"...I sometimes DO want to go home...
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Dadai.2 said 3048 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
so do I...
Scott is great, isn't he?

I can relate to your little story. I had a friend look me up after 25 years of no contact... a blessing... Homecoming and reunion rings in our hearts as the longing echoing again and again.

May that true homecoming be yours...
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saymme said 3062 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Flowrs to U Jack : )
That first verse its awesome & thats where Music comes in , When I listen to Music I dont need much more..! Especially music w my fav artists, this is so nice to hear the 'faster' song like this w You a treat indeed , heavy topic life is attimes isnt it - to hear a song like this can make such a difference -
tx !
Dadai.2 said 3038 days ago (March 3rd, 2009)
fast song...
I've got a few... with a few serious lyrics...

thanks Lena.

D
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jiguma said 3059 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Playing catch up Jack
Cool tune - like Ed, I'd like a little more volume in the vocal and then a little more in the whole track.
Neil
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Dadai.2 said 3038 days ago (March 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Neil...
When I come to visit you in Australia we'll remix this... hehheh.

(funny my wife and I actually did look into moving to the Down Under back in the early eighties... really.

cheers,
D
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snowdragon said 3056 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
I'm in
for the redo if you want man.
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Willywagga said 3055 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Great Song
Great sentiment, great tempo, nice layers in the chorus, works really well.
Lyrics are spot on and your voice sounds great man

Well done.



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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2706 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Cheers
to the first! Nice job!
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apb said 2575 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
I like this Jack ..

it appeals to the folkier side of me. Made me think if you steered it folkier than rockier (bit in limbo here)... I imagined it not being out of place for someone like Mike Scott (solo stuff) to perform. Add a little fiddle/mandolin in here and there .. it certinaly romps along at a good driving pace. Enjoyed, thanks for the re-post (think I missed the earlier upload).
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