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Another Thorn


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lavalamp

 Genre: Acoustic

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When I got my Zoom H2, I ended up writing this tune. I think this tune is a little unlike me in style, but I dig it. I put the file in GB and added a little echo/reverb, just to get rid of the "dead" sound. And added a few "Ahh's" at the end.

I hope you like twangy, slightly out of tune, cheap Yamahas with new strings. lol

Enjoy,

Dave

By the way, I'm not going to re-make this one. But, I would LOVE to hear this song with a female voice. Anybody?
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Lyrics
Another Thorn

Another thorn stuck in my side
Another truth is lying
I didn’t know it was going so bad, bad
Like a butterfly flying

If you could start again
Would you do it with me?

I know I let you down
But, I’m going to make you see
You’re going to be happy

Another year has passed me by
How the time’s been fading
All the while I’ve been waiting so long
All my life’s been paying

If I could start again
I know I’d do it with you

I’ll never let you down
You’re going to make me see
I’m going to be happy

Words and music by David Armbruster

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Hits: 3500
Comments: 68
Fans: 32
Plays: 219
Downloads: 115

Uploaded: May 21, 2009 - 11:06:00 AM
Last Updated: May 21, 2009 - 11:06:00 AM Last Played: Feb 05, 2017 - 05:26:45 PM
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Comments
ramonaji said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
FIRSTIES!
Yeah, baby! Your voice sounds sooooooooooooo good, Lava! I really love the acoustic guitar and acoustic vocals (sound freer of effects maybe than other songs?)...

Love it, Lava!!!!!
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lavalamp said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
thanks sooooooo
much Ramona. Glad you liked the vox.

LL
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egobandit said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
new strings
new song , pickin and strummin I dig the ahhhs! tops!
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lavalamp said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
ahhh
ah ha. Ahhhh
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saymme said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
dl tx !!
aaahhhhhhhhhhha.............very beautiful , it suits You to sing this way...so gently... our wife must be very Happy to have a great singer in the house, maybe she is singing w You ? would be very nice w a female too
when did u get your zoomh2 ?
: )
I love it !!!!!!!!!

lavalamp said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Got it 4 X-Mas
I got that thing right when I was so busy. But, I have been playing around with it lately and I must say I dig the Zoom H2
Thanks Lena,

Dave
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Lennon714 said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
moody
nice on, dave. The "ahhh's" work perfectly. Cool departure from your normal posts, but it's still very much a lavalamp tune. Dig it.
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lavalamp said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
What's Up?
Good to see you around Eric. Hope to hear a new one from you in the near future.

Thanks,

Dave
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Feter said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Another Thorn
Man this guitar let you sound so diffrent and so deeper ...
loved this track ...great emotions ..good job good lyrics ...
nice change ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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lavalamp said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Feter
Thanks brother. You're welcome, too.

LL
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Moviz said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Nice guitar
playing Dave... it sounds just fine and the song really suits your voice.... nice lyrics and melody which sounds good....... even without a female voice, regards M
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lavalamp said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Loved your last tune M
Glad you came by. And thanks.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3076 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Dave, is that you?
does sound somewhat different. the tone in your vocal sounds great as is the structure of the song. some mighty nice acoustic playing i might add.

Actually i think your vocal suites this song perfectly
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lavalamp said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Thanks for the comp
Glad you liked the acoustic. I think I should buy a new one though.....Hey, you have a bunch, don't you?

Anyway, Thanks Vic.

Dave
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davisamerica said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Dave....
This was a surprise and a very nice one indeed. Great song and performance lavalamp!
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Thanks Jack
Appreciate it.

Dave
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Calchas said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Different!
But a very pleasant departure fro your usual rockier fare bro.

It feels nice to do something else for a change, doesn't it?

Good lyrics, and you know I love your vox!

Hey! Sounds like you snuck into my den and recorded this on MY cheapo guitar! Ha ha...

Enjoyed!

Be well friend!
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
hey
honestly, I didn't sneak into your den,,,,,this time.

Thanks

LL
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Calchas said 3056 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Don't worry...
...I believe you (this time). lol
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Char said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Very
much a ballad about regret, hope and resolve. As well done is it could be. Everyone deserves second chances. Smell the roses but watch out for the thorns. You learn not to repeat mistakes. Trick is in recognizing them. Thanks.
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
One sided....
...maybe about a one-sided relationship? But, I don't know.

Thanks Char,

Dave
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slumbering said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Thorns
I can relate to this, so much! Your guitar playing and your expressive singing, and the lyrics, all are so good. Very nicely done.
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Awake
Glad you have awoken from your slumber. And glad you liked it.

Dave
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Relic67 said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
twanging
I love twangy guitars. and you are twanging well on this one!
good singing, like the arpeggiated guitar riffage. The Zoom recording sounds surprisingly good... I'll have to try one with my Yamaha Pocketrak...
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Zoooooom
I like that little thing. Thanks for visiting.

LL
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dajama said 3075 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Sweet
Got to say, I'm with Vic, this really sounds unlike you in a way. Kind of like a slightly phase-shifted version of you! But man is it cool. Love the guitar (and those new strings sound great) and that's a really nice melodic sequence. Your vocal on here is really good - warm and eloquent, and I really like the bittersweet lyrics. Very cool. Nicely done, man. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Dave!
I mean it wasn't the greatest guitar playing. I probably played it 3 times before recording it. I think I could play better, but I just don't have the time to "practice"- just writing and recording take up enough time.

Thanks Dave,

Dave
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chronologic said 3074 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
not "your style" but nicely done
Weird how sometimes the new gear will "pull" something out of you which you didn't expect. Evidence of something greater than just yourself isn't it? Why else would that happen?
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Hi
Don't see much from you, glad you stopped by though. Hope you liked it.

LL
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Titorus said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
beautiful mellow vibes
I really like the arrangement, it leaves a lot of space to follow and to fall into the words and sound.
...and you don't bug me, keep it coming
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Keep 'em coming?
Will do. Just trying to change it up a bit here. Glad you liked it.

Dave
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musichead said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
I have...
I have a yamaha 12 string. I like the way it sounds. The new strings make a diff too.
Im getting into doing more ohs and ahs too. Plus now I have to go look at what a Zoom H2 is.
I think it sounds great. But I like the homemade live sound!!! Nice guitar playing!!! well written !!!
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Steve
You'd like that Zoom H2 recorder. It's great to have when you're writing. Simple to use. And pretty good quality, too.

Thanks,

Dave
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I.G.M. said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Nice tune,
well played David!
Don`t know exactly why but it reminds me of Neil Young, maybe the chord progression...
Good lyrics as well.
Congrats! :)
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lavalamp said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Love Neil
Maybe that's where it came from. I used to live down the road from his place....cool huh?

Dave
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lengold said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Really like
the acoustic here Dave. Great song, definitely one of your very best. Really enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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lavalamp said 3071 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Thanks Len
Glad you enjoyed my, my old MJ friend.

LL
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blaky smith said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Cool
Nice guitar playing and your voice is so well in harmony with this style.... Excellent piece, even without a female voice, bravo Dave !
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lavalamp said 3071 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Merci Marc
Thanks for the kind words brother.

LL
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MarkHolbrook said 3073 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Wow
Dave, I really really like the vocals on this! You seem happy and relaxed as you sang and it comes through strong. Beautiful guitar too!
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lavalamp said 3071 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Not happy
Maybe relaxed, but definitely not happy. But I know what you mean. Thanks Mark.

LL
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MarkHolbrook said 3069 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Just to be sure
What I'm trying to say is that your vocals are not the least bit strained... you just let the words flow. I like that style alot!
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abfkingsport said 3071 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
Very sweet guitar work and the lyrics rock. The guitar sounds a bit distorted but that could be my speakers. This sounds like a one take shot. Excellent job.
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lavalamp said 3071 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Take one
They used to call me Take One Charlie.

Thanks,

Dave
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Char said 3071 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
I know all
about this. Sometimes you have got to cut your losses. Well done. Thanks, again.
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lavalamp said 3071 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Well
You're welcome again :)
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jiguma said 3071 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Nice recording Dave
and a cool song - sorry I'm late - time has left me way behind at the moment. Cool little song.
Cheers from Oz,
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Thanks
Right on Neil

Dave
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guitapick said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Zoom H2
Man..that's pretty amazing. Such a great sound and so easy. What was your placement?
For the record: I love cheap Yamahas with new strings, slightly out of tune. And I think your voice is perfect for this tune, David.
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
vox
thanks for the comp regarding my voice.

Dave
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tempie said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
mellow lava
there's something immediate and honest about a cheap guitar. anyway this sounds great dude - love the "ah's". also like the vocal bridge around the "if you could do it again, would you do it with me"... you like to keep it hovering in mid range but when you climb up out of there it sounds durn good...curious to hear what an "unleashed" Dave might sound like...
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Unleashed
...we'll see.

Thanks brother,

Dave
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mowguy3 said 3067 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Another Thorn
I can't put my finger on it. This is a fine track in every way, there is something there that puts it over the top for me. I wish I had written the lyrics, but that's only a part of it. Great song David, Thanks.
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Golly
Thanks a bunch!

LL
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rsorensen said 3067 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
beautiful
this is more intimate than your other songs, and I love it. good to hear your voice so up front. beautiful song, dave. guitar sounds great. nice and full. the bg vox are perfect.
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Glad you liked it Ridd
Thanks for stopping by.

Dave
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echoroom said 3064 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Wow!
This is really ace Dave - a great tune, nicely stripped back, and a nice feeling of 'seriousness' to it. The guitar and vox are lovingly recorded and mixed; this is one of my fav tracks from you, it has such a great air of mystery/ movie soundtrack feel.... man, I wish i could play guitar!
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Thanks Steve
Sorry I didn't reply earlier. Thanks for the comments.

Dave
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Bob6stringer said 3060 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
Yamaha's fine!
Nice bit of lyrical symmetry between "I’m going to make you see / You’re going to be happy" and "You’re going to make me see / I’m going to be." All is fine with this tune. The bkg harmonies toward the end are a little high in the mix for me but no prob. On the cheap YAmaha: I still have my cheap entry-level laminate Yamaha (FG-75) from 1969, and it has its sour moments. But if you get them in the right mood, they can be coaxed to play sweetly, as you do here.
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
It was a one-take, quick little recording, so I know there might be some quarks to it. But, I'm glad you like the tune.

Dave
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sloparts said 3060 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
Very cool song David
Love the Vox-Guitar mix and the little bit of reverb on it. Nice clean track, Great vox and the "Cheap" Yamaha sounds pretty good to me.

Nice job on this one my friend,

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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Cheap Yamaha
It cost me $99.99 in 1986 and I still have and use it. No kidding. I have another, but this one is just part of me.

Thanks a lot Ed,

Dave
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kassia said 3059 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
no thorns in this one
very cool to hear you unplugged! great songwriting as usual and awesome picking. this is recognizable as you, just a slightly softer side. very nice.
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sschedra said 3052 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Wow!
The Zoom really does a great job with the acoustic guitar. I think you should do more acoustic material. You handle it well.

Good job,
Stephen
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Martin_Leroy said 2960 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Cool
I like this. Did you sing and play on 1 track? It has a great spacial sound.
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Martin_Leroy said 2960 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
AHHS ROCK
Love the ghostlike AHHS at the end.
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lavalamp said 2958 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
Yeah
One track, one take.
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Rayelise said 2887 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
another thorn
I like the raw sound of this. Personally I like the sound of your voice on this but if you still want a female, I'd lend my voice.
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