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Away (Acoustic)


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rsorensen

 Genre: Indie Rock

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Hey all! It's been waaaaaaay too long. Been busy with work and I'm kind of on an art kick right now (my day job is as an Art Director for an animation studio). That said, I found some time to do an acoustic version of one of the songs from my blind dog sky album ( http://macjams.com/song/46539 ). A local radio station is having a songwriting contest and this is my entry. They announce the top 20 finalists next Tuesday so wish me luck!

Hope to be back posting regularly soon! Getting the itch to write again :)
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Lyrics
Well I can't believe what I'm seeing
It is all happening way too fast
Just yesterday all these roads were uneven
Now they are straight and they're built to last

I can't believe everything that is happening
Somebody wake me up from this dream
I know that things do not happen by accident
But things never happen like this to me

Please don't take this away (Don't you take this away)
Don't you take it away (Please don't take it away)
Please don't take this away (Please don't take this away)

I am a man who is blessed and I know it
I will never second-guess this reward
I am a man and I'm not scared to show it
I'll be as strong as my daddy before

I'll lift you up and I'll guide and protect you
Stand up by your side with my ready sword
I'll never let anyone try to harm you
and you will not be afraid anymore

Please don't take this away (Don't you take this away)
Don't you take it away (Please don't take it away)
Please don't take this away (Please don't take this away)
Song Stats
Hits: 2974
Comments: 38
Fans: 35
Plays: 316
Downloads: 96
Votes: 3
Uploaded: May 27, 2010 - 04:11:00 AM
Last Updated: May 27, 2010 - 04:11:00 AM Last Played: Sep 08, 2017 - 08:14:56 AM
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Hardware:
Epiphone EJ200 Acoustic, Snowball Mic
Software:
GB08
Comments
Skean said 2756 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Great to hear from ya
It good to hear you're busy, I mean it could be worse.
Nice jamming great recording and I wish this song come to be in top… Thanks for sharing, dl,d.

Take care
Kenta
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alackbass said 2756 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Nice
Great guitars from the start. Love the double tracked vocal. Well written tune. Constantly developing arrangement. A Snowball Mic? Really? I've been considering picking one up. Perhaps I should.
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ted23 said 2756 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
nice work
Excellent well rounded song.
magnatone said 2756 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Away
well welcome back! how timely, when an APB was just put out on you, in the forums! love this acoustic version - always love your work Ridd!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
kingbee said 2756 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
away
Spooky how we'd been wondering where you were just the other day..and then you come back.
Like the interplay with the guitars and the chorus vox.
Good stuff...and good luck with the songwriting contest.
cheers
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Feter said 2756 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Away
Great one my friend ...I m impressed by the tone
of your guitar ..what a song !
thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2756 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
As ever
.. you set the standard here at MJs Ridd. Already a great song, you've given it intimacy and soul with this rendition. Beautifully recorded and sung. Those backing vox are to die for. Ace.
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craft said 2756 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
this version...
is so good or even better than the original... Hope to here more from you soon
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davisamerica said 2755 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
were your ears burning?
..lol ..lots of folks been wondering where you have been. great track btw.
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guygrooves said 2755 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Ahhhhhh
like water for a man in the desert.
Peace
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Nick_Flash said 2755 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
excellent
This sounds awesome man. Such clarity in the vox and nice layering too. How could this not be in the top 20?

Nick
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Vic Holman said 2755 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
wishing ya luck
sure is a strong contender to be a winner in my book.

great to hear a new tune from you. are you digging the new job?
Check out my latest song called For You To Decide
dave_b said 2755 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Away
Nice line and tone on the acoustic. Vocs/harmonies sound great. Like the way the energy increases into the chorus. Good luck with the contest, sure you'll do well.
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jdholliday said 2755 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
well
glad to see a new post, I just discovered your stuff recently, I hope I commented on other songs of yours that I listened to, you didn't ask for any specific feedback and I'm not really qualified but as a songwriter I like the lyrics, I'm guessing you just had a kid or got a new girlfriend, and you are speaking about not losing that, or the joy that that has brought, or maybe you had a spiritual awakening in conjunction with your new found love or experience?, anyway take what away? happiness? open to interpretation on purpose?
just curious, sometimes I like to leave songs that way.
You really have your vocal effects dialed in, perfectly. great voice, love the tone.
The guitar sounds great wish I could figure that out, how to do it?
I think a bridge would really take this idea to a new level.
maybe the bridge could expound on what it is you've found and don't want to lose and who you are talking to.
probably way more feedback than you were looking for.
All that being said I'm a fan I think you are one of the best singer/songwriter's I've heard here so far! I hope and think you will do very well in the contest! Beat of luck!

Check out my latest song called Please Help, Pride of NYC needs tracks!
lavalamp said 2755 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Did I bring you back?
Always love when you do acoustic stuff. It suits you nicely. Congrats on top 20.

What a strong song. Love the lyrics.

LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
lengold said 2755 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Just listened
to your original version too (from my collection of your songs). They both sound wonderful to me, I couldn't really pick which I prefer.
Good luck with the contest.
Cheers
Len

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MarkHolbrook said 2755 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Let us know how it does
Cool tune... I love the acoustic take on it.
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ShadowofNine said 2755 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Good luck
I would vote for this any time, like the acoustic version a lot. The vocals are just superb. (btw I never enter contests I'm always last LOL) keeping a copy and thxs...
Check out my latest song called Gone (with Eagle)
Lennon714 said 2754 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Canadian Radio
contests give us Avril Lavigne and Nickleback. Let's hope they get it right this time :). In all seriousness, it's great to hear from you again. I just listened to that record the other day on my ipod. This sounds full and rich. I can't imagine there being 20 songs better than this in that contest. Best of luck!
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DarkPlanet said 2754 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Fine song
I dig the lyrics and theme, nothing like laying it down with honesty and strength, Kudos!
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billykirsch said 2753 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Ridd
Cool to hear a new one again coming from you. I'll check the previous version.
Good luck in that contest! If you don't get into the first 20 with this one let me know the name of that station. Capishe? ;-)
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magnatone said 2753 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
also
i know right where those road signs are! :)
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
racerat said 2752 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
my vote
Ridd, Best of luck in the contest. I can relate on many levels: being an art director, being too busy to do music, loving doing acoustic versions of my songs, getting sucked into doing really cool layered harmonies until it builds into a lush wall of sound. Great tune!
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rsorensen said 2747 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
THANKS EVERYBODY
for you kind words and support. I didn't make the top twenty unfortunately. Onward and upward!
Check out my latest song called Again
michaelkoppenheffer said 2744 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
away
Your vocals sound great on this tune. I really like when the double track unison becomes harmony :50. Nice sentiments too. That radio station obviously had no taste.
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rsorensen said 2732 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
obviously!
thanks man :)
Check out my latest song called Again
Godchaser said 2722 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Wished i'd...
said that.My friend you have the gift or as you said 'you know you're blessed.'Solid and sure as per usual.Beautiful post.
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rsorensen said 2705 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Chaser
Thanks brother! Very kind of you to say.
Check out my latest song called Again
papag said 2710 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
It's why I'm here
This song was good to hear, made me feel good from the first verse. Your voices in this song we quite effective. For my dime, I crave a tiny bit of percussion. But I did DL the tune and put it on my fav list :) Thanks
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rsorensen said 2705 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Hey
Thanks, friend. This was an acoustic only performance of the song as required by the stupid contest I entered :)
I did post a full band version a while back if you're interested. Go check it out! Thanks for the comments.
Check out my latest song called Again
Mckenzie said 2636 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
been a while
since i've been on here, so i had to check if you had anything new up. This is a real gem. I think the vocal production on this is top notch, perfect for this kind of song. As per usual, you've delivered another superb piece, thanks, downloaded.

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bud said 2622 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
You been away too long?
Well it only took me 4 months to catch up to this. Really excellent acoustic work and a great vocal blend going on. Did you win - place or show?
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Carrie71 said 2585 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Away
What a fantastic tone and incredible vocalist. Love your voice. Great song all the way around. Awesome guitar playing too.
Calchas said 2579 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Yes!
Waaaaaaaaaaaaay to long! Welcome home Ridd.

Very nice song here. Uplifting message. Soothing melody. Chorus is especially well done... Enjoyed!

Be well friend!
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egobandit said 2553 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Been
Way to long since I listened to one of your songs! you never disappoint don't know if you won but to me this is a winner!
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sschedra said 2524 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Rid,
Can't believe this didn't make the cut. You have a great writing style and a good clean production style here that showcases the song and the artist. You're a winner in my contest!
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alackbass said 2460 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Away (Acoustic)
I keep coming back to this one. I hold this up as the ultimate reference recording. Of course the song is brilliant. But that you made it sound so great with such a stripped down rig blows my mind. I finally bought a snowball. You've set the bar I'll be working to reach!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
rsorensen said 2459 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
thanks dude
I like this one too so I'm glad someone else does haha. Looking forward to what you do with the snowball!
Check out my latest song called Again
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