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You Got It


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lavalamp

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During the late 90's and the early 00's I wrote between 200 to 300 songs, just as a hobby after the band days. I just enjoy doing it.

Fortunately, I recorded most of these. Unfortunately, I recorded these on cassettes. I have scores and scores of tapes, even a few reel to reel and 4-tracks, but mostly cassettes.

Anyway, last year my wife needed a car so we bought a 97' Ford. I drive this thing from time to time and it only has a radio and cassette player. I can't stand most top 40 stuff. And here in Germany most of the stations play either top 40 or horrible German Folk Music. I don't have many music tapes, but I have tons of my own.

So, this is a tune that caught my ear and decided to recorded it last month or so and this is what I came up with. It's totally different from the original acoustic version, but the words are pretty much the same.

Good thing I kept these tapes. Besides the songs I have written over past five years, I have another great source. Looks like I'll be around for a long, long time.

Hope you enjoy the tune.

Dave
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Lyrics
You Got It

Sometimes you don’t feel that it’s working
Sometimes you feel nothing at all
Sometimes you are hungry and hurting
Sometimes you’re gonna’ seem very small

Well, You Got It

Sometimes you feel nothing at all

Right now you resist a compulsion
Right now you could drown in the rain
Right now you see a cosmic explosion
Right now you feel a little insane

Well, You Got It

Sometimes you feel nothing at all

You know that I know that (Rant)


Words and music by David Armbruster
Song Stats
Hits: 3026
Comments: 52
Fans: 22
Plays: 217
Downloads: 91

Uploaded: Mar 22, 2009 - 08:18:32 AM
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2009 - 08:18:32 AM Last Played: Apr 24, 2017 - 02:22:10 PM
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Comments
mowguy3 said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Glad you will be around a long long time.
The music and vocal's kind of takes me back to some of the British rock from the late sixtys and early seventies. Thanks for shairing from the vault. Nice track.
Be well, Russ
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
The Vault
is now open. Hope you enjoy what I find.

Dave
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davisamerica said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
beat ya
karen
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davisamerica said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
right then ....
had a box of old reel demos ... wish i still did. dave ... you rock man
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Demos
I'll never get to them all.

thanks

Dave
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magnatone said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
You Got It
Firsties! So glad you've got access to the "lava vaults", even if they are cassettes - it gives you a lot to work off of! And, you KNOW that I know - GREAT rant! More please......
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magnatone said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
sigh
guess i'm just a "firsties" wannabe
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Karen
Thirdies- Glad you like the rant.

dave
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MarkHolbrook said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Best news yet today!
The Lamp will be here spreading his music about! 300 songs! It's gonna be a busy year!

Dave this is very cool. I love the drums and I love the interlude in the middle. Different sounding!
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
different sounding
I take that as a compliment. Thanks brother.

LL
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Sweet!
Another one for my playlist! Keep up the good work, Dave!

Cheers,
Jim
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Jim
Thanks for coming by. Enjoy this.

Dave
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ktb said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
here's
to the process of re-visiting the next 298. Bravo. I love re-listening to songs and then having that spark to record more. Love the chorus.
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
ktb
Yeah, now I'll never run dry, even when I have writer"s block.

Thank you

Dave
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Relic67 said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
cool
nice garage-y sound to it.
catchy chorus.
jazzy ending surprising and very cool. could also work as a bridge + return to chorus?
I really enjoyed listening to this one!




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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
The bridge
Has anyone seen the bridge?

Thanks R67. I could have stretched a bit more though.

LL
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bud said 2956 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
One from the vault
I have a similar trove from '80 to '90 ten I went dry on recording for over ten years. Nice job on the revamp - I really like the feel of the instrumental break at the end. Very cool.
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Good to see you Bud
Thanks for coming over and taking a listen. Glad you enjoyed it.

Dave
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michael2 said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
nice one
i just love your garage rock sensibilities. when you dump the tapes into your computer do you you re-do anything or just leave it as is. sounds good. i'm really liking that jazzy change that comes in about 3/4 of the way through the song. nice bass playing too.
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
No no
I just have the demos on tape> I don't dump them on the computer. This was done on GB last month. Nothing analog.

I just used to record on a basic tape recorder- The hiss is unbearable.

Thanks for stopping by M2.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
still got it
you don't come across cassette players much anymore. As a matter fact i threw out 10 to 12 cassettes of lo-fi tunes i recorded back in 88-90.
Good thing you had this around to refresh your memory. all your trademarks. and that Steely Dan closing is ....wow, excellent.
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
never do that
How could you throw gold away? Just because the quality is bad, doesn't mean the idea was. John and Paul lost several songs due to that. I love listening to some of those demo bootlegs too.

Love Steely Dan.

Thanks Vic

Dave
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Char said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Hah!
You weren't kidding. I think you should do some more to this. Can't help you with ideas for what, exactly. But, I think there should be more of it. Thanks.
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
You Got It
There could be more towards the end. I admit it. But, I am doing this for free :)

Thanks Char,

Dave
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EEFliess said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
we got it!
reminds me of early Kinks and Steppenwolf! I love it!!
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Kinks and Steppenwolf
I love second tier bands from the 60's and 70's.

Thanks EE

LL
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jiguma said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
:)
Like Eddie, I hear Kinks (I think I've said that before on your songs Dave) but also a touch of Traffic in the ending.

I know what you mean about German radio - no wonder so many young Germans speak such good English - they hear (mainly) US pop music and old hits endlessly on the radio.

There are a few places where the bpm of the drums and the vox seem out of kilter, but overall a terrific song. There was a time when this could have been a big hit ........on German radio :)

Seriously, a cool blast from the past.
N
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
out of kilter
now that would be a perfect name for my album.

Thanks a lot for commenting Neil. I really appreciate it.

I just can't get into the future.....

Dave
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Feter said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
You Got It
COol ...loved this rockin track Dave ..the whole sound so tight and
sure very enjoyable ..specially the bass line very cool one ..and I m
glad you ll stay around for a while .. ;-) thnx alot for sharin !
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
McBlues
Thanks a bunch Feter. Hope you're here with me.

dave
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spitlogic said 2955 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Cool Jam
Something about this song makes me laugh. I think its the way you say "You Got It!!!" Very entertaining Jam. Thanks for the post.
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lavalamp said 2955 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Laughing...
I hope it was in a good way.

Thanks,

Dave
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lengold said 2954 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Really good
song writing Dave. Like the very catchy chorus and the jazzy end.
Cheers
Len

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lavalamp said 2953 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
catchy chorus
thanks for stopping by and taking a listen. Glad to see you around.


Dave
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Calchas said 2953 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
I agree...
...with mowguy3. Very mid-sixties Brit garage band rock.

Always enjoy your vocal delivery David. Wish I could get down and Jagger-esque like you do...

Interesting instrumental part after the main section.

Be well friend!
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lavalamp said 2953 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Haven't been...
...called Jagger in a while. Thanks MW. Glad to see you back.

Dave
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Calchas said 2953 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Actually...
...sometimes you sound more like Sky Saxon of the Seeds. (Remember "Pushin' Too Hard" and "I Can't Seem To Make You Mine"?)
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Day-Dreamer said 2953 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Nice one. You got it !
spot on Dave:) You always had it:)

Dee1962z (remember me:)
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tempie said 2952 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
you know that I know that you know
love the "resist a compulsion/cosmic explosion" line. Ryan Adams could have written that last week. Cool. anyway this is like the dirtbombs meet steely dan. I dig it. Great panning. Very original dude. I like this a whole lot..
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lavalamp said 2952 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Great seeing you
Was hoping you'd check this out. Glad you like the combination of styles here.

Dave
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Hydrogen3 said 2951 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
You Got It
Cool Tune! Vocals are very interesting in this.

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lavalamp said 2950 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks Holley. Glad you came by.

LL
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dadgarus said 2949 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
It's good...
...But I want your vocals more feelingful and louder!
Overall it's a nice work especially the drums and keyboards.
The bass is good too!
Well done.
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lavalamp said 2942 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
LOUDER
Thanks my friend. Stop by anytime.

Dave
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egobandit said 2949 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
you know
that you know that i know that you now that you know that sorry just hyad to do it. Some smooth parts in this. Very great!
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lavalamp said 2942 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Thanks dude
Glad you took a listen.

Dave
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yrp said 2949 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
I wish
I could be that direct and to the point.
Very energetic song.Loved the outro.It´s very melodic.
Have you ever tried to do some eq and to flesh out the song a little more.I think it would sound even better.
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lavalamp said 2942 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Probably....
...just trying to cover my mistakes. lol

Don't want it too clean, ya know?
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ramonaji said 2944 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
great style
This is cool! You have a great style! I dig it!
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lavalamp said 2942 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Thanks
You've got a killer style, too.

LL
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DeathArrow said 2943 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
lalala
not bad !!
your singing has improved a lot the last weeks/months !!
you're getting better with every post !!
i also love the lyrics !! that's something that happens to everyone, so that's great to talk about this topic !! very interesting !!

cheers, Luke
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lavalamp said 2942 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
lalala
I'm not sure when I sang this. I don't think my singing gets better. It's just on some songs I sound better than others.

Thanks Luke (never go to the darkside)

Dave
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