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Maybe This Time


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johnwhitehead

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A song about the fine line between hope and self-deception.
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Lyrics
Maybe This Time
Words and Music, John Whitehead

Maybe this time
I’ll unlock the combination
Maybe this time
Will have been worth all the waitin’

Maybe this time
I’ll finish in the money
Maybe this time
The comb with fill with honey

Been staring down my demons
Who’ll be the first to blink
I got my foot upon the pedal
I could use some time to think

On a fault line
The ground beneath us shakin’
I’m thinking back on
All the roads not takin’

Its gonna be fine
I can almost taste it
Could be lucky break
Now, I don’t want to waste it

Gonna find out baby
If this thing can really fly
Get the wheels up off the ground
Point the nose up to the sky

What’ll happen when the paint starts showing cracks.
When we’ve learned each other’s lines and memorized the act,
When the blush is off the rose and the storm clouds roll in?

Maybe this time
I’ll have learned my lesson
Maybe this time
Saint Jude will send a blessin’

Maybe this time
We can go the distance
Maybe this time
We’ll have built up our resistance

Drivin’ up the mountain
You can see them in the weeds
The ones who swerved and rolled it
You better watch your speed
Song Stats
Hits: 3914
Comments: 41
Fans: 27
Plays: 148
Downloads: 134
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009 - 01:07:27 AM
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2009 - 01:07:27 AM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 01:24:52 AM
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Hardware:
GB
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Steel-string Acoustic, Fender Tele
Comments
Feter said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Maybe This Time
Very warm song ...with all the feelings came from
your wonderful singing ..very nice lyrics ...good bass
boomin ..nice nice arrangement ..great built you did
for this song ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Dude
Thanks for listening. I 'preciate your generous spirit so much.
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guygrooves said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
You have been...
"Pimped" hope you don't mind. This song moved me, and was what I needed after a trying day. From your new fan. Forum thread, "This is why I love this place" under general discussion.
Peace
Guy
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Pimped
Thanks, man! Looks like you directed lots of folks this way. Much obliged!
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Elevator_Funk said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
very nice
This is excellent. I think you played another song which i liked too. Excellent production techniques to go along with your musicianship and songwriting.
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
I'm working
...on the production side of things. Still a neophyte. But with this one I had an idea in my head what i wanted it to sound like. That helps. Thanks for the listen.
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craft said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
this is good
great acoustic song..
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Craft
Thanks, brother.
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ktb said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
maybe
what a warm and soulful voice you have. Nice balanced up front mix. great track
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Feels like
I'm still trying to find my voice as a singer. This one felt like a good step in the direction, towards somethin' like my own style
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thetiler said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Love
how you really make each instrument count. You've really made each member instrument of this song special. Like how you do that. And of course the singing and the lyrics really stand out ! Sweet to hear lyrics too !

Thanks for sharing, glad this tune was mentioned in the forum !
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Glad
of the forum mention, too. Trying to make all the instruments count.
Thanks for noticing, man. Much obliged.
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racerat said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
pimped
Glad guygrooves pimped you on the boards. I might have missed this. Well, I'm just starting out on what could turn out to be a trying day. So this is just as good a day opener as a day closer. Really crisp production, sparse and well balanced. The piano is just perfectly off time just a hair. The bass is luscious. Very inspiring. Welcome to MJ John.
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Appreciate
...the welcome. Thanks for the listen and the comments.
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Sigmund said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
this time
this is a perfect example of how a song does not need all the production bells and whistles to sound great. your vocal style reminds me a bit of John Mayer. music and vocals are well played, heartfelt and genuine. I enjoyed listening - thanks for sharing this with us.
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
K.I.S.S.
I try to remember and apply the KISS principle: "keep it simple, stupid." Thanks for the listen and remarks.
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gail60 said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
simplicity rules
Beautiful song. I love the lyrics and the story of hoping and wishing. Nothing too fancy or covered up with all kinds of stuff.... You have a great voice that is the icing on the cake. Wow - Wonderful job!! Thanks for sharing.
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Loved
your recent post. Very lovely melody and arrangement. Thanks for the listen.
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TobinMueller said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Clear voice of quiet expectation
Fab tune, clearly delivered, masterful performed. The bass and piano lines are kind of stiff and straight, not really adding to the movement of the piece, in my ears anyway, and don't have the humanity of the guitar(s). Also, your vocals are maybe a hair too loud in the mix, altho I totally dig your vocals. Very nice track.
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johnwhitehead said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Gracias
Thanks for your remarks. I agree with you about bass and piano lines being stiff. Problem is I don't play those instruments and it shows! Especially bass--I hear a really nice upright ala Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks." Just couldn't find the groove using GB's virtual jazz bass. Great feedback. Gonna try and find a real bass player.
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egobandit said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
that was wonderfull
Dont know why but it made me think of Jack Johnson, IM glad Guy Grooves posted this Great song!
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Monkaton said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Good Song
Very nicely done. It would have been easy to have over done this song with lots of instruments, but I like that you held back.

The sound of the bass is great. You may not like what you played, but I thought it sounded very good.
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J.A.Stewart said 3201 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Lovely, Mellow...
authentic, old-time folk sound.

Takes me back to the old coffeehouses, where I started.

Very nicely done, John. Welcome to MacJams. ;)


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sheilad said 3200 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
definitely worth the listen
and a download. Very nicely done
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Char said 3200 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Can't improve on the intimacy
of a well written, nicely sung and acoustically accompanied song. All of that is here. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you.
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magnatone said 3200 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
maybe this time
so glad guygrooves alerted us to this terrific song! your voice has the perfect textures for this song, and your guitar is simple and eloquently supports your voice. Great work - looking forward to hearing more of you!
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orcsong said 3200 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
You know...
...when to say "when". Great track. I absolutely love your restraint. Something I'm very envious of. Way to let the song just be the song. I never had to look through the production to get to the heart of if. Simply enjoyed the heck out of it.
Peace,
Dave
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orcsong said 3200 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
You know...
...when to say "when". Great track. I absolutely love your restraint. Something I'm very envious of. Way to let the song just be the song. I never had to look through the production to get to the heart of if. Simply enjoyed the heck out of it.
Peace,
Dave
P.S. thanks to guygrooves for the pimp
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Day-Dreamer said 3200 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
Maybe This Time.
What a wonderful song. You sing from the soul.
Lovely lyrics, awesome music, and brilliant soft gentle gorgeous vocals.
Deep bow:) Thank you for the download for my ipod.

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Relic67 said 3196 days ago (March 15th, 2009)
Nice
great country-folk offering.
You sing and play guitar really well.
I really like those single-note piano lines, used sparingly. which can be devastatingly effective a la Nick Drake's "Pink Moon". Also I actually like that upright bass sound, one of the better GB software instrument sounds in my opinion.
super post. Look forward to more.
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kassia said 3177 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
sweet
this is, overall, sweet in ever sense of the word. lovely lyrics and song-writing. you have a soft, emotive voice that's just perfect for this acoustic folk feel. great guitar work and i really love the little bits of other instrumentation you throw in here and there. the bass is great and really keeps the song moving. this is a great song in both composition and performance. thanks for sharing this with us!
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kristyjo said 3176 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
I love the lyrics
as well as the melody line and that repetitive chord groove. Production is a little 'lo-fi' sounding. Still, nice song and fine accompaniment. Did I mention that you have a very soothing voice? Just nicely fitted to the low-key style of the lyrics.
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billullo said 3159 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
Wow.
I can consider the excellent source now. Amazing vocal performance - smooth and well mixed. I loved how the piano comes in adding that touch of warmth. Sometimes mixes (i.e. mine) can get overworked, so it's a real pleasure to hear a tune whose complexity lay not in its many layers, but in it's thorough musicianship. Every part is as well-measured as it is played. Awesome stuff, John.
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buckhorn said 3147 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Thanks for leaving a comment
on one of my tunes it got me to listen to this. Very pleasant tune. Top notch vocals and excellent song writing, great stuff.
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apb said 3145 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
Kinda ..

Paul Simon & Evan Dando cross meets "walk on the wild side". Excellent voice, fine lyrics. Enjoyed it alot. Thanks for sharing.
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Daugrin said 3143 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Maybe This Time
Lots of vibe here. The arragement is wandering a little but it starts building in a meaningful way with "showing cracks". It's just me but I hear something, if you started building from the first you could have let the arrangement "crack" or wobble right there and it would have been effective? Sorry just Daug...
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daibhre said 3075 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
Fav'd
Thanks for an excellent tune excellently done.
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paddler said 3069 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
..
like the way all the intruments come in at their own pace,gradually building the song up.Very free lyrics and lovely tune to listen to on a dusky eve - well done,Rich
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hackneybloke said 2953 days ago (November 13th, 2009)
maybe this time
lovely lovely lovely. and the bass reminds me of 'walk on the wild side'. neato.
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davisamerica said 2929 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
john
... visiting your wonderful "back catalogue" this morning ... found this one and it is a great way to spend a rainy day here ... just listening to one great singer songwriter ... you are very good sir.
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MarkHolbrook said 2640 days ago (September 22nd, 2010)
I'm liking
this song but feel that your guitar needed to have the mid range eqed down a bit. It kind of oscillates. Still great a tune my friend.
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I've been singing and playing since the age of fourteen when my brother Paul was working his way through the Beatle book and needed someone to play with. From Paul I learned to fingerpick, play barre chords, and to sing the melody while he sang harmo... [see more]

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