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This is a song about writing songs. So, I think a lot of you out there can relate to this one.

Lately, I've been in one of my "What's the point?" moods. Free time is just so limited these days. I usually knock out a bunch of songs and sit on them for a while. (Usually a year or more) But, I think I'm going to start to be less critical of my stuff and let the pieces fall where they may.

I'm just and songwriter and that's all. I just don't have the equipment/time to make these tunes sound "right". Hey, this is free stuff after all. Enjoy.

Dave

The "pic" are some lyrics of a song I did last year that's just sitting on my hard drive, collecting dust. Have to do the solos better...Vic! Help Me!
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Get Up and Go

When the daylight’s coming to an end
I write a little melody
When I feel a little bit down
That’s all that’s left of me

When I write, I know I may get a little uptight
But, I know, I’ve got to get up and go

After Tuesday comes, I write a song that’s a little bit funny
After Wednesday comes and the clouds are gone and the sky in sunny

Turn around going up side down
I read a little fantasy
A hundred times I’ve written this song
Imprinted in my memory

When I write, I know I may get a little uptight
But, I know, I’ve got to get up and go

After Thursday comes I write a song that’s deep as the ocean
After Friday ends and I feel alright because I’m free of emotion

Waste my time changing up my rhymes
I see another side of me
Want to stop, but I can’t give up
The sound is now my dream

When I write, I know I may get a little uptight
But, I know, I’ve got to get up and go

Words and music by David Armbruster
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Uploaded: Feb 14, 2009 - 08:27:58 AM
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2009 - 03:19:25 PM Last Played: Feb 25, 2017 - 04:49:24 PM
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that80sboy said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
hey lava!
i'm in the same boat...lots of tunes waiting to make "right"...i think i'll follow your lead and not be so critical of my own stuff....i like the guitar on this....i hear your angst...ive been there too!
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lavalamp said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Same Boat
We may be in the same boat, but I'm taking the wheel. Lol

Thanks, Dave
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magnatone said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Get Up And Go
well.....if this is what you've got when you lighten up on yourself, please continue to lighten up on yourself! Love your guitar work toward the end there, these lyrics say it all, terrific vocal delivery - DAVE THIS ROCKS!!
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lavalamp said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Thanks K
Thanks for the kind words.

Dave
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said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
you

have this cool thing you always do with your lead parts (some effect) that is signature You. I like.

. - Harold
lavalamp said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Leads
...I need to practice more, I think...

Thanks,

LL
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Feter said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Get Up and Go
WOW ...something like 90s rockers ..what with true classic rockin vocalist
work ...perfect bass work here ...Rock on ....thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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lavalamp said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Thanks a lot Feter
Thanks for the comment regarding the bass. Appreciate it.

Dave
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Moviz said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Hit the
nail right on the head there with those lyrics. Great orchestration too with a slight Beatles-ish feel tp those cellos and the way the guitar creeps in toward the end is great too; nice one Dave, cheers M
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lavalamp said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Beatles-ish
Those guys just got so much into my head that they tend to spill out onto my songs. Oh well. Better than the Monkees.

Thanks,

LL
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sheilad said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Some of the best
songs on this site are the ones that aren't "perfect". From a listener's point of view.... I would rather hear the heart and soul that goes into the music than the "perfect" part. I think it is great as is!
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lavalamp said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Appreciate it
Your comment made me feel good. Thanks a lot for that and stop by anytime.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
re-write, re-write
I hear ya.
I've gone about doing barely nothing this past month. no ideas & no motivation.
well, i better get on my pony and write.

I have to agree with everyone else. i don't think you need to change anything. it should be "in the moment"
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Vic Holman said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
also
nicely penmanship on the lyric sheet.

mine tend to look like a road map to hell
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lavalamp said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
By all means...
...those lyrics are not the first draft. I originally wrote that song 10 years ago, probably on a random piece of paper. That's what I have in my song book. For a teacher my penmanship is HORRIBLE.

I have another tune I could do named "Writer's Bloke", I'm saving that for when I do have that problem.

Dave

By the way thanks
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Skean said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Yea
I love it... Nice lyrics/sung... Nice guitars too.. Yea, I love it.. Thx.
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lavalamp said 3109 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
Thanks Kenta
Glad you took the time and stopped by for a listen. Thanks

Dave
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Fourth Window said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
the
melody is very sweet nice catchy song, great guitar playing
love the lyrics great job
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lavalamp said 3109 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
Thanks 4th
Thanks for using the adjective "catchy" to describe this.

LL
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saymme said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Get up & Go ! : )
This is one of the best I've heard w You !!! Tight, rich & Your vox is (as usual) just G R E A T, You sound so 'free' here its just wonderful to listen to - Love the richness in the Music aswell YOU ROCK!!! Love the lyrics : )tx for dl -
lavalamp said 3109 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
Lena
Thank you for the wonderful comments. It made my day.

Dave
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apb said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Great ditty Dave..

.. you have great song-writing sensibilities imo. Well constructed bed .. and mixed very well too. The bass work does deserve special mention .. it's spot on... and I like the feel you captured in the vocals and lead guitar.

I agree completely with what you say in the lid .. and what sheilad said.

A good song is a good song, regardless of how much polishing is done to it ..
a bad song is still a turd regardless of how much polishing is done to it.

This is a good song, I enjoyed it very much. Downloaded .. to listen when I am in one of those moods too.

I think the vocals/style in this reminds me of our own MJer Steve Anderson (musichead) for some reason.
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lavalamp said 3109 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
Alan
I really appreciate your comments. Sometimes a song is just a song. Like this. Thanks

Dave
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LunaTrick said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Cool early floyd vibe
Nicely played and delivered mate!
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lavalamp said 3109 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
I hear you
thanks brother
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egobandit said 3110 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
imprinted
You gotta love that... Dave youve got the sound its the sound that revolves and spins while the anchor of the voice and bass pull it all in Greatness truley!
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lavalamp said 3109 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
imprinted
Wow, thanks for the big compliment Tim.

Dave
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mowguy3 said 3109 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
Get Up And Go
Nice track, guitars sound just fine to me. Lyrics are right on. Enjoyed this one. Thanks, Russ
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lavalamp said 3108 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Thnaks Russ
Glad you liked it.

Dave
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Mcboy said 3109 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
write on
write on!!!!
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lavalamp said 3108 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Ha Ha
You're write!

LL
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lengold said 3108 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Lovely song
Dave - great lyrics and very catchy melody. Like all the backing parts too. I think I have contracted tweak fever lately and should take a leaf out of your book.
Cheers
Len


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lavalamp said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Len
Tweak fever is as tough as the flu to get over. But, I think I'm cool now.

Thanks for the comments.

Dave
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dajama said 3108 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Relate
I know what you mean, man. I find it kind of dispiriting sometimes, especially when a song doesn't come to easy (which is most of the time, let's face it!) like right now, for example. BUt then it comes together and it all seems worth it (for a while at least!) This one is certainly worth it! Everything sounds good here - bass is solid, and the guitar playing and sound rock. Love the backing vocals on this - great harmonies. Great song, and, yes, I can really relate to the lyrics. ("Want to stop, but I can’t give up/ The sound is now my dream" - great line) Terrific stuff. You have a real gift, my man, and I hope always listen to that voice that tells you to keep doing this! YOu the man. Nicely done, my friend. Peace.

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lavalamp said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Never Writer's...
...Block. I never have difficulty writing the tunes. It's the translation from my mind that's hard. And all this technical stuff, with whom, I have a love hate relation.
I get frustrated because I know it would sound much better if it were recorded differently, perhaps on a better program than GB. Although, most of the time I'm quite satisfied with my stuff.

Thanks Dave,

Dave
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rsorensen said 3108 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
great lyrics
i can really identify with em. and dont worry about 'perfection'. it's the songwriting that matters and you do it so well. this is no exception. love the BG vox on this. glad you dusted it off and posted.
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lavalamp said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Thanks Buddy
Always appreciate the support. Will read your Blog asap.

Thanks Ridd,

LL
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tempie said 3108 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
the point
every once and a while i'll think that too but basically it comes down to life is short so gotta do what makes you feel useful. i doubt if you had a million fans and millions of dollars you'd feel that writing is any more or less worthwhile than it is now for you on the cheap. course wouldn't it be nice to have a chance to prove that point lol. very cool concept tune dude. i like the "want to stop can't give up line". there's a lot of obsessive compulsive in any artist.
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lavalamp said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
just down...
Thanks brother. I was just in one of those moods.

LL
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The Orbiting said 3108 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Freedom
I worry a lot about polish, but you are actually my husband's favorite macjams artist because he says that you're really musical and relaxed and don't sound artificial. I'm pretty sure he would love this one, too. I think it's terrific, myself. The opening made me think it was going to be a sort of funky Beck thing, I don't know why, but it's a great, catchy pop-rock song. You have a knack for writing these tunes that get stuck in my head. I like it that you're going to set things free from your hard drive.
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lavalamp said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Wow thanks
I'm glad your man likes my stuff. I'm rather flattered by that comment. Like the words he used to describe my stuff.

And also thank you to you Lisa.

Dave
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tokai said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Great tune
with interesting lyrics. Like that guitar brake, it is always good Dave.
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lavalamp said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Thanks
Glad you liked the lyrics. Thanks man.

Dave
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davisamerica said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
... ahemmm ...
"Dave .... " is most rightly home. :-] Dude ... lol you make me wanna use the word "Dude" and like myself for it. Dave ... just keep riding that horse man ... you are "da man" ! .... btw.... downloaded ..[sez something]
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lavalamp said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
"da man"
U da man!

Thanks brother,

Dave
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Rebsie said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Keep going ...
This is lovely Dave. Really nice melody and the harmonies sit behind it a treat. I like the guitar solos too! They fit the song just nicely with poised restraint.

Enjoyment of music for its own sake is always the most important thing. If it gives pleasure to others, as this has, that's a great bonus.

I know (all too well) that songwriting is a struggle. Your work is appreciated.
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lavalamp said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Keep going ...
Rebsie, it was just one of those moods. I think you have also gone through that recently.

Thanks for leaving such a nice comment.

Dave
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sonnyjim said 3106 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
OK, but needs some polish.
Just kiddin'!

You're in the running for my favorite psychedelic artist ever! ("Alternative Rock"?? Not a chance). Carry on.
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lavalamp said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
("Alternative Rock"?? Not a chance)
...yeah. But, people may shy away from psychedelic. I don't know.

But, really thanks for putting me in the running for best psych artist. :)*
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edpdx said 3106 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Inspiration
Very happy and good lyrics. Makes me want to sing, maybe not cause I suck at singing, lol.

Great song!
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lavalamp said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
I suck at singing
I'm not the best either. Thanks for the compliment.

Dave
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Lennon714 said 3106 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
got ya
I'm right there with ya. I like how this turned out. The lyrics resonate with me and I'm sure a lot of the rest of us. We should challenge each other to sit down and put everything we have in to one song - even if it takes 3 months.

This coming from the guy who hasn't posted anything since November...
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lavalamp said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
since November...?
Come on man. Get the ball rolling. We're waiting. New baby, job, life...I know. But, we're dying to hear something new from you.

Thanks for checking this out.

Dave
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Char said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
This sounds as if
it wrote itself. Yes, we are all too critical of what "just comes" and need to show appreciation for the creator within us. So natural and great guitar. A "tell it like it is" song. This is a good turn of attitude and deserves to become a new habit. Nice. Thank you.
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lavalamp said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
"tell it like it is"
That's what I was going for. Thanks Char. Nice shirt. lol

Dave
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caroline said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
nice sounds...
they go together well and seem to be in the right order too... i like the talking geetar too - thank you for sharing your talent - big loves xoxo
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lavalamp said 3105 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
thanks a bunch
Thank you so much for stopping by. Glad you liked this.

LL
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bud said 3104 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
This is so infectous
and so "right". Just let it flow - we're all here for the ride - there is no destination. Loved the lead BTW.
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lavalamp said 3087 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
Thanks Bud
but, you'll probably never see this.
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DeathArrow said 3101 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
lalala
you have a great style, it's all your own !!
very cool song, love the arrangement and especially the lyrics..
keep it on, dude !!
cheers, Luke
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lavalamp said 3087 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
Use the force Luke
Thanks for the compliment regarding my style. Thanks dude.

LL
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MarkHolbrook said 3088 days ago (March 8th, 2009)
Well I
got a ton of ideas but no real complete "songs". Every time I have a break I sit there an hum some new tune I want to try but then when I sit down to try it I just get lost in the effort.

I think I need to pick one and just take it to finish then move on to the next one.

Love this Dave!
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lavalamp said 3087 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
Cool Mark
Yeah, we ARE posting songs for free here. But, it's good to do things right.

LL
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kassia said 3061 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
songwriting
dave this is great. not much to say that hasn't already been said. i really like the lyrics of this one - and the backgrounds aah's and ooh's. great guitar work especially the jam-out ending.
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lavalamp said 3047 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Thanks Shay
You'll never see this, but thanks.

Dave
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Relic67 said 3047 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
I write the songs
Great song Lavalamp!. I know I have made the same comment on a bunch of your songs, but there's a Brian-Wilson-ish vibe that is just so cool. My songwriting book said "don't write songs about writing songs" but I think you pulled it off in this case.

Production values sound fine to me!
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lavalamp said 3047 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Wison
I'll take the same comment every time. Thanks a bunch.

My songwriting book says don't read songwriting books. lol

Dave
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Gary_Lester said 2646 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
Get Up and Go
Nice different listen for me. Pos!
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