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What If? (Re-Mix)


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lavalamp

 Genre: Ballad

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This is a re-mix of one of the first songs I posted here. The original www.macjams.com/song/31842 - What If? - This was mixed all wrong and too early.

I heard this today on my itunes and thought I'd take another stab at it.

I tried my best to mix this, but apparently I'm a bit limited in this area.

I think this sounds a bit better turned up.

This is not a re-post, but a re-mix.
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Lyrics
What if?

What if I were to run
and hide away?

From the rain in my brain,
but I can't feel the pain
And I want to home and never feel this way again
this way again

What if were to laugh
and smile again?

And the tide's on the rise
I'm taken by surprise and the waves hit the shore
Can't take anymore
But I need someone to survive
Yeah, I need someone to survive

What if I should fall....

Words and music by David Armbruster
Song Stats
Hits: 3165
Comments: 57
Fans: 27
Plays: 210
Downloads: 109

Uploaded: Apr 04, 2009 - 10:47:01 AM
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2009 - 10:47:01 AM Last Played: Nov 27, 2014 - 03:39:02 PM
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davisamerica said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
dave ....
very nice tune and very very nice remix ...a bit John Lennon .. alot Lava cool. Downloaded
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
a bit John Lennon
He's my hero.

LL
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Char said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Such a
smooth voice. I can relate to the thoughtful lyrics. Thanks.
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Thanks Char
Always glad to receive a note from you.

Dave
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magnatone said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
What If?
ooh Dave - i don't think i ever heard the original, but this is terrific! I always love your vocals - your voice has a certain quality to it that is very accessible and friendly to me. Great guitar work - great post!
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
never mind the guitar
What about the piano?

Thanks for the comp regarding my vox, too.

dave
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Skean said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Yep
Jack, have right it sounds a bit John Lennon, and we do love him as we love your music, Dave...Cheers
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Dave
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Feter said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
What If?
Man ..this really rocks ...loved this rockin set ...with a lot of
prog arrangement ...your vocal just fit the lennon indeed ...yet
another classic my friend ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Feter my man
Thanks, as always, for your encouraging comments.

LL
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Peter Bauckham said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
I liked this
first time round but there was some bass clipping on it - which isn't a problem this time! Not sure that the balance is quite right though - does seem a bit on the thin side unless it's played quite loud. Anyway, it's good to see this has been dusted down and given a refresh as it's a great song.

Peter
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
My rig
My set up here is pretty "poor man". And when I laid down the tracks for this one, it was 2 years ago and even crappier equipment.

And I do agree with you btw.

Glad you thought the song was pretty good.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
sheen
- that's the word of the day.

always a great tune. lot's of clear and clean sheen on the mix. certainly a good choice on revisiting this one Dave. everything sounds defined here.
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
cool
I think Peter made some good points. But, I think this one is an improvement over the original. I always wanted to get back to this one. And maybe one or two others.

Thanks,

Dave
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Calchas said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Dave, Son of John...
Wow...This is really pretty Dave. Lennon-esque to be sure, but more (not less) than that.

Love the pensive lyrics, and the effecting of your vox.

Well done bro!

Take care!
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Appreciate it MW
Thanks for the compliment. Always appreciate it.

Dave
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kassia said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
dave
i really really like your vocals on this one. this has a great laid back feel to it. nice piano and guitar. didn't hear the original but the mix on this seems really good to me. love this track, dave.
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
That's a wall...
...at the beach in Capitola Re: The picture- Check it out

Really glad you liked the vocals.

Dave
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DarkPlanet said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Epic
Personal yet epic on a big scale, sweet song!
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lavalamp said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Great to see ya
Thanks a bunch for dropping by mate.

Danke,

Dave
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bud said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Nice job on the remix
I really like the flanged guitar and the reverb piano. Very nice. I agree with Jack on the Lennon ref too.
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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Thanks Bud
Glad you enjoyed

Dave
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spitlogic said 3005 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Ok
Great work on this. It does sound very retro. I think the mix works well in my opinion.
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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
retro
All of mine tend to go into that direction. But, I don't know why. Influences maybe.

Dave



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DarkPlanet said 3004 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Back for more
Great remix Dave and as usual an exceptional rock song! had to come back to listen & DL!
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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Cool
Cool that you came back.

LL
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I.G.M. said 3004 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
John?
Sounds like Lennon, amazing.
nice tune, well done David!
congrats

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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Lennon? Cool
It's weird that I wrote this in b minor. That's very rare for me. That's why I like screwing around on the piano.

Danke,

Dave
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egobandit said 3004 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
what if
I told you this is great good guitar on this!
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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Tim
You told me indeed
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apb said 3004 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
I don't think ..

there is anything wrong with your mixing abilities. This has a fantastic balance .. everything is just right relative to each other. Fine performances on the vocals (harmonies are excellent)... is reminiscent of Lennon, I hear that too and Oasis.

I really like the jangly guitars - very nicely played and effected and the drum programming and piano too.

Only thing I would suggest is some things sound a little hissy (really noticed this at the start).. perhaps some use of gates of 'high pass filters' might help that on some of the instruments .. add clarity. Then I think it's ripe for some mastering sw .. just to beef it up.

Great tune- excellent chord progression and fine lyrics too.

Downloaded.
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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Man
I really didn't know how to record well back then. Love your advice, though.

Thanks,

dave
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jiguma said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Bass
Dave, you know how last time you posted this I went on about the bass ........ i didn't mean you should cut it back altogether :) Very low volume bass track this time, but the song's still a winner.
Neil
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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
:(
I just can't do it sometimes, Neil. I thought the bass sounded like crap so I put far on the sides. Like a bad John Lennon tune.

LL
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tempie said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
what if
there's a vulnerability on this one that I havn't heard in your tunes before. it's nice - it invites the listener in, which is good because you've usually got some interesting things going on. in this case i really like the interaction between the guitars and keys. also like the playful phrasing (rain in my brain/tides on the rise).
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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Sensitive side
Ha Ha I'm such a softy. I'll have to put up a crazy rocker next time.

LL
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abfkingsport said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
I love your voice Dave. Very Beetle-esque. Always love your stuff. Good clean mix excellent vocals. Nicely put together
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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Hail to the king
Flattered that you always enjoy my stuff.

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lengold said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Your original version
was posted the same month and year that I first posted a song too - so didn't catch it the first time round.
I can only agree with what has been said about the Lennon influence. Great song and performance.
Cheers
Len

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lavalamp said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Len
I'll have to see what you were putting up then.

Thanks

dave
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rsorensen said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
beauty
Haven't heard this one before and I like it very much. This is just a really great song. Definitely hear the Lennon influence but it's 100% Armbruster to me. Love the outro. Kick up the bass a little more if you ever revisit it again. Solid!


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lavalamp said 3002 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
Kick up the bass a little more
I know. I tried everything, but it didn't sound right.

Thanks Ridd,

Dave
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sonnyjim said 3003 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Friendly
is a good word for this (and for most of your songs, in general). I'm not sure I understand exactly WHY it is friendly, but I'm not going to think too hard on it. It is what it is.

Much enjoyed!
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lavalamp said 3002 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
Friendly?
I never think too hard, either.
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guitapick said 3000 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Nice tune, Dave...
...I especially love the last section...
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lavalamp said 3000 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hey Bob
Thanks for stopping by and taking a listen. Appreciate it.

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dajama said 3000 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Nice
I don't think I heard the original of this one, so can't compare it, but this mix sounds really nice. I love the drum sound on here. It has a tight warm sound that appeals to the ear. Love the keyboard, and most especially, I like the lyrics. Great vocal performance, too. Words like these need soul, and you provide it in spades, as always. Very cool. Glad you brought this one back. Nicely done, man. Peace.
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lavalamp said 2999 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Long time---
---no see.

Great you showed up for this tune. Yeah, I tried to go back and fix this. Glad you liked the lyrics, I always appreciate that.

Great to see you Dave. Don't be a stranger.

Dave
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said 2999 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
hey
This sounds good on the headphones and even the cheesy laptop speakers - you done good!

. - Harold

lavalamp said 2997 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Harold
Thanks for coming by. Hope you'll listen once on a good set up.

LL
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sschedra said 2999 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Dave,
I agree with the Lennon comments. But I will say that you venture into territory that John Lennon did not (maybe he didn't live long enough to try). I want to listen to the original now. This one sounds like it has a good mix so you have my curiosity up.
Thanks,
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lavalamp said 2997 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Stephen
Glad you came back and don't be a stranger.

Thanks,

Dave
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12parsecs said 2999 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
what if pelicans could surf?
great song writing, mr lava! i especially dig the maj to maj7 in the verses.

i listened to the old version too just now. i see you are backing off the bass in this new version, but perhaps a little too much? possibly the only instrument that needs less bass is the drums (well, specifically the kick drum) which caused the old version to sounds slightly distorted. other than that, nice song and remix! it would be great to hear it with a sort-of happy medium between the two mixes.
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lavalamp said 2997 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
The Mix
I think the sub-woofer on my speaker rig is playing tricks on me. The bass probably needs to be re-recorded to be honest. Glad you liked the song.

Dave
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mowguy3 said 2998 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Nice remix
I am listening on some crappy cans right now and you are sounding good bud. Have to put this version in my pod for my early morning walk/listening time for a better flavor. The song itself is still killer. Thanks again.
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lavalamp said 2997 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Happy Easter Russ
Just checking in and I saw you left a message. Appreciate the kind words. Hope you come back for more later on.

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echoroom said 2995 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Remix
After Jigumas reunion fest, i've got 2 old songs i'm currently remixing/ reworking... it's catching, I love the yearning/ aggressive vocal on this - its a very sweet tune, very heartfelt David.

The 'what if i should fall' refrain works great...the songs too short though!
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