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Piece of Heaven (by sbloodsworth)


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kevmikwa

 Genre: Acoustic Rock
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I should point out right off the bat that my sole contribution to this one is the drums. I realize it's therefore kind of a misnomer to post the song as mine, but I hope everyone will let me slide since the real author is not yet a MacJammer.

The song belongs to a good friend of mine (and former bandmate), Stephen Bloodsworth. The song is under copyright (2009). In my humble opinion, the guy is just an amazing singer and songwriter. He's the guy who got me started down the digital drum path I am now on. My first song post here at MacJams ("My Head") was also a collab with him. In the 3.5 years since that first post, Steve has moved to LA and moved again to Nashville. He came up to visit me 3 months ago to see how my studio has shaped up and we talked about collaborating again.

Like all of the songs we've worked on together, he sent me an MP3 of the song with everything recorded but drums. I feel everything was recorded and balanced perfectly. All that was left for me was to throw a simple rhythm on top and avoid getting in the way of the song.

As part of the collaboration, I sent him the raw drum tracks as if I'd mic'ed up a real drumset - giving him the ultimate in control. What you are hearing is my lame, drum-heavy mix ... but I think it still gets the tune across.

I hope that Steve will take a look at this page and maybe soon we can convince him to become a MacJammer too!
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Lyrics
When I look into her eyes I see the place where I wanna be
I would lay the moon down at her feet
Or twirl the world around my head and make a necklace of the Milky Way
And hang it 'round her neck then I could say

She's my piece of heaven
The sun and moon every day and night
And when she's smiling at me
The whole world seems so right

Well I can see the sunrise forever in her eyes they're blue and wide
From top to bottom she fits every dream that I wanna try
She's on my side and I can't believe she's mine

And if she ever tells me
If she ever tells me
If she ever tells me goodbye
Well I may as well die

The planets revolve around her
And she steals my gravity
I find my head swimming in stars
Hope I never come down

When I look into her eyes I see the place where I wanna be
And I would lay the moon down at her feet
Or twirl the world around my head and make a necklace of the Milky Way
And hang it 'round her neck then I could say

She's my piece of heaven
Sun and moon every day and night
And when she's smiling at me
The whole world seems so right

Well I can see the sunrise forever in her eyes they're blue and wide
From top to bottom she fits every dream that I wanna try
She's on my side and I can't believe she's mine

And if she ever tells me
If she ever tells me
If she ever tells me goodbye
Well I may as well die
Song Stats
Hits: 3021
Comments: 18
Fans: 15
Plays: 216
Downloads: 100
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jul 29, 2009 - 09:28:34 PM
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2010 - 08:40:42 AM Last Played: May 22, 2017 - 06:24:48 AM
Song License
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Hardware:
Steve recorded using a Roland VS-2480 as his workstation. His true hardware included a Neumann TLM103, an Aduio-Technica AT3035, a Yamaha P-60 electric piano and a Taylor 615ce Jumbo acoustic guitar. Once he got everything together, I used my TD-12 to record my drum part.
Software:
I brought the MP3 and my drum part into Logic and used Toontrack's Superior 2.0 to get the drum sound.
Comments
sheilad said 3003 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
this really
is a great tune! By all means... send your buddy this way! I will give up my spot just for him!
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kassia said 3003 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
piece of heaven
this song IS a piece of heaven! I love that opening guitar. great songwriting, beautiful lyrics and vocals. and mike, your drum additions are wonderful. GREAT song!
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Outtaorbit said 3003 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Holy Smokes......
All kidding aside... wish I could do this.......
nicely done
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mike_d said 3003 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Top notch-
Fantastic song Mike! Steve sure know how to write a catchy tune. I really like your drum track, too! I'm listening to this on the laptop and everything sounds nicely balanced- very pro! Thanks for allowing downloads- I definitely got a copy of this one!
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Feter said 3003 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Piece of Heaven
This is just awesome ...a minning drums beats
force ...topnotch vocal work ...loved the mixing
the excellent sphere that you too brought up here
really loved this ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3002 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Well whether it
is yours or not.. you added magnificently to it. Love the drums.... Really pick the song up for sure. Nicely done!
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davisamerica said 3002 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Mike....
Pull Steve on board kicking and screaming if necessary ... you guys sound so darn tight on this ... amazingly good production indeed. Vocals are wonderful and the tune it's self is just the best. Come Steve.... I need more of this!
(BTW Mike...once again the drums are perfect)
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Boundless said 3002 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Fine drum work
for a very fine song.

Thanks for sharing !
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said 3002 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
first...
Great song by your friend (not sure 'bout your choice of genre)

I truly think your drums complemented and are a sweet fit into this tune. Love the 'delays' or sustained hits on the snare (don't know what to call that) that work really well in there.

. - Harold
munsongeek said 3002 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Another drummer!
It was nice to finally find another drummer on Macjams. Nice song and love the sound of the mix. Didn't think it was drum-heavy at all. Keep it up!
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stevel said 3002 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Excellent track
Great playing and production, kind of country powerpop (if such a genre exists)
Cheers for sharing it
Steve
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crissew said 3000 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Love the song. Cool drumming
Somehow my comment earlier didnt go through. I guess it must be user error, lol. Love the drum sound. Ver catchy song. Already downloded it and faved it.
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magnatone said 2996 days ago (August 5th, 2009)
Piece of Heaven
OMG - this is absolutely STUNNING! what gorgeous guitar work and vocals - we HAVE to get Steve to MJ IMMEDIATELY! A wonderful song, and Mike your drums in here are spot on in every conceivable way. Beautiful!
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Char said 2900 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Excellent
in every way. Any luck getting Steve to dip his toe in the MJ lake? We'd throw him a party. Thanks.
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thetiler said 2893 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
lots of
interesting sounds. Nice melodic stuff, nice country sound in your voice and in the tune ! Lots of interesting sound in this tune !

Thanks for sharing
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smokey bacon jnr said 2788 days ago (March 1st, 2010)
great drumming!
this is a great song, and some fine drumming too. Reminded me of Crosby Stills Nash and Young - in a good way! Cracking stuff.
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jdholliday said 2504 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
wow
very impressive track kevin, missed this one, it was before my time here, well done! Drums sound great!
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PaulaMunk said 2297 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Just
came back. Wonderful. Thanks.
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