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Song about aging, or vanity, or betrayal, or something...
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Wouldn't Change a Thing

You complain

About the lines on your face

Attributes people pay to erase

I don't know what point they're trying to prove

If it were me, that's the last thing I'd endeavor to remove

Cause it’s our flaws that make us perfect

It’s our wrongs that make us right

Like the thunderclouds around the sun

Magnify the light

And if our wandering makes us faithful

If our lying makes us true

Then I wouldn’t change a thing about you

You complain

About the lines on your face

But they're souvenirs of a time and a place

I don't know what you want to forget

But someday when we're totally gray it'll make a nice vignette

Cause it’s our flaws that make us perfect

It’s our wrongs that make us right

Like the thunderclouds around the sun

Magnify the light

And if our wandering makes us faithful

If our lying makes us true

Then I wouldn’t change a thing about you
Song Stats
Hits: 4091
Comments: 32
Fans: 31
Plays: 262
Downloads: 129
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Sep 25, 2009 - 04:57:43 PM
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2009 - 01:15:26 PM Last Played: May 06, 2017 - 12:57:18 AM
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Comments
MarkHolbrook said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Excellent guitar
intro work... Loved it. The vocals are clear and clean and right there up front. Very nicely done! The lyrics are very cool... I love how you don't use typical words to end in rhyme.

Excellent song and great work all around!
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sheilad said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
faved
before even half way done.... just a beautiful tune with an even better message. Thank you so much for this and the download too
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Char said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Profound, insightful.
Love ballads, vocally driven songs. I loved Croce. I love this. Thanks.
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magnatone said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Wouldn't Change a Thing
what a GORGOUS song!!! welcome to MJ - i can tell we're going to be luck to have you!
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gail60 said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
nice song
Very simple and yet such a strong statement with great lyrics and singing. Very nice job here! Welcome to Macjams. Looking forward to more.
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SmokeyVW said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
a gem
what a gem this is. straight to the heart of the matter.

thanks
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crissew said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Really enjoyed it
Great lyrics, great vocals. Very nice job. Way to break out of the generic love song motif. Enjoyed it.
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jiguma said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Welcome to MJ!
Beautifully recorded Michael, and a first class performance also. I suspect you've done this before :)
Great to have you on board.
Neil
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Ibstrat said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Really
nice singing, guitar work, lyrics.Great song!
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Sigmund said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
wouldn't change
Very nice first post, and welcome to mj. Excellent performance - thanks for the share - Sig
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Scott Carmichael said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
complete
very nice... way to use your melody to propell this on its trajectory... a very nice and intimate performance...

welcome... if this is a taste of what's to come... I'll have an ear cocked your way
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Feter said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Wouldn't Change a Thing
WOW ..what a great tone in your guitar ...lovely
vocal work ..pro arrangement and mixing ..nice
lyrics as well ...deep ...thoughtful ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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dave_b said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Wouldn't Change a Thing
Its refreshing to hear a song which relies only upon guitar and voice to make it's point. Strong lyrics, especially the chorus. Excellent vocals and guitar work.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Great Song + Great Delivery =...
...incredible results!

Fav'd.

Cheers,
Jim
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drakonis said 2944 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
excellent
compelling and deliciously ambiguous lyrics, keep me chewing on them long after the song is done, well paced... and yes, I hear a bit of the master Croce in your voice and guitar, very nice work! Welcome to Macjams.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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johnwhitehead said 2944 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Wouldn't Change a Thing
Lovely song...music and lyrics. Strong vocal performance. I especially love the simple arrangement. Great to have you aboard, here at MJ!
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thetiler said 2944 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Enjoyed
I was just reading about how Michael Jackson didn't like growing older. And thought this brought that in perspective.

Way to go for a first post, or even a 100th post !
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michael2 said 2944 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
great track
nice tune and so beautifully performed and produced. welcome to MJ.
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ramonaji said 2944 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
I love the way...
you sang this...

it's beautiful, the very soul of folk.
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J.A.Stewart said 2944 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Pointed Paradoxes
A charmingly personal and understated arrangement provides this gentle review of some of Life's ironic paradoxes with a very pleasant setting.

I could easily agree that I... wouldn't change a thing... about your approach here. It does play very nicely. But somewhat paradoxically, what I hear ever-so-faintly on the aural threshold (flute?) may be a wee bit TOO subtle, even after re-listening on headphones. It could add a very sweet dimension to the piece, if it was more audible.

I also hear brief bass overtones toward the end that may or may not be transient proximity responses of your guitar. Whatever they are, they suggest another pleasing potential dimension to your arrangement... whether an upright bass or a cello, I believe it would only add to the overall effect of your arrangement.

These are merely suggestions, not at all criticisms. It's a wonderful, pithy song and your style and performance are very engaging. Very nicely done. Welcome to MacJams. ;)


--- Joe
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blindsidedpoets said 2944 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Wouldn't Change a Thing
Killer tune! Welcome, keep 'em coming, this is great!
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Roxylee said 2944 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Welcome to MacJams
Folk style is my favorite, and this song is great. I love the lyrics and your singing. This reminds me of Fogelberg. Sweet and simple, and very touching.
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paul f. page said 2943 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Lyrics...
...Easily some of the best I've read...Vocal performance is really compelling, clear, up front, and easy to understand without having a lyric sheet to help. The simple arrangement is perfect, too, though I bring up the strings a bit. Welcome to MJ. Hope to hear much more of your music.
Peace.
Paul
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2942 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Thanks for all the nice comments
And the warm welcome! And it's true, the synth pad and the string bass have crossed the line from subtle to inaudible, which I ought to address--I look forward to more sharp-eared feedback!
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buckhorn said 2941 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
Whoa
Firstly composition and melody beautiful. Top vocal, and perfectly recorded. Wonder what a string pad would sound like. Awesome work, you're already at the top.
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mr_mordenus said 2941 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Sometimes
...there's nothing more powerful than a single voice and a lone guitar singing of a simple truth that exists in every heart, but can't be found anywhere in the world that shouts at us from every TV, every radio, every nonsense amped-up idiot box with a handful of nothing to sell.

A beautiful piece that resonates with real, human love.
daibhre said 2935 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Outstanding!
just wonderful, well-woven lyric, excellent performance. I thank you.
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Relic67 said 2924 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
applause
amazing how a really skilled singer and guitar player can get a huge sound without a lot of instruments piled on....
great playing, well recorded too....
tasty melody and changes... enjoyed!
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Moviz said 2922 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Still travelling
backward and I'm here at your first post. Love your thought processes in your lyrics/songwriting and again your beautifully sincere voice and singing. You're a singers singer that's for sure. Another beauty, regards M
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Bob6stringer said 2849 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
So, so perfect.
You've got the grit of a Slade Cleaves and the sensitivity of John Gorka. Excellent paradoxical turns of phrase here, prolific as Memphis kudzu. And wise. Thank you for the download, Michael.
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TobinMueller said 2828 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Something fine
Great lyrics. Fine personalized approach. Love the simplicity, honesty, authentic quality. I think the guitar track gets too soft at times, could use a limiter or compressor, especially played in smaller speakers. Also, the crystalline brightness of the strings is fabulous, but could use additional bottom to the, perhaps in EQing. Fine writing, great lose performance.
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Carrie71 said 2619 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Great lyrics
I love the sentiment of this song. I would say it's about love...when beauty fades, as it inevitably does we are left with the person. Hopefully it is the beautiful person we fell in love with in the first place. Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful voice.
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