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Blue For You (Acoustic)


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"Blue for you" was the second song I recorded on Garageband and posted here, but I was never happy with how it turned out. I always thought the song was better than that recording and deserved another crack. So this afternoon after recording some new stuff, I gave it another go just on acoustic guitar to keep it simple and let the song speak for itself without complication. Admittedly, I did add a couple more guitar tracks but overall it's a lot simpler and I've included the chords below in case anyone wants to play along (which will probably not be in the right place by the time the text is converted when I click submit!)

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Lyrics
Intro - Gm, GmSus4 (x 4)

Gm Fmaj7 C Am E7 Am
Sliding down as her whole world shatters. Moving slow, her dress in tatters
C Am Fmaj7 Dm E7 Am
A falling angel from a passing star; She always tried to look too far.
A5 D5 F Dm
Yet she has not the eyes to see, looking for tomorrow
Bb C
And I have no voice to speak and I have no eyes to see.
F C Dm
She's feeling blue for you.

Gm, GmSus4 (x 2)

Gm Fmaj7 C Am E7 Am
Awaiting the lies that crept through the shadows. Feeling lost and nothing really matters
C Am Fmaj7 E7 Am
The weight of a thousand dreams on her mind as she travels between the lines
A5 D5 F Dm
But she has no soul to keep, waiting for tomorrow.
Bb C
And I have no voice to speak and I have no eyes to see.
F C Dm Dm7 G
She's feeling blue for you, but never new for you.
F C Dm Dm7 Am G
She's never lie to you, always tries for you

Em Em7 C D Em
When your days are grey and your nights are lonely, she'll shake the spirit from your mind
Am Am7 C D7
But when your sun shines through and your skies are blue, she'll never feel close to you.
F C Dm Dm7 G
She's feeling blue for you, but never new for you.
F C Dm Dm7 Am G
She's never lie to you, always tries for you

Gm, GmSus4 (x4)

Gm Fmaj7 C Am E7 Am
Moving on, looking for a new day. Running scared, trying to get home
C Am Fmaj7 E7 Am
Her deeper conscience a state of mind to which the living world is blind
A5 D5 F Dm
She's lost the sight and sound, searching for tomorrow.
Bb C
And I have no voice to speak and I have no eyes to see.
F C Dm Dm7 G
She's feeling blue for you, but never new for you.
F C Dm Dm7 Am G Am
She's never lie to you, always tries for you
Song Stats
Hits: 1717
Comments: 28
Fans: 14
Plays: 86
Downloads: 39
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Dec 18, 2011 - 01:31:31 PM
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2011 - 01:31:31 PM Last Played: Jun 06, 2015 - 03:32:20 PM
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Hardware:
Takamine EG440 SC Acoustic guitar
Blue Snowball USB microphone
M-Audio Fast Track interface
Software:
Logic Pro
Comments
alackbass said 2166 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Blue For You (Acoustic)
I always enjoying hearing you sing. And I really like this song. This approach allows plenty of room for your vocal to take center stage.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Thanks very much Andrew. I'm maybe getting a little more comfortable hearing myself sing than I used to be! I think the more sparse arrangement here allowed the song to come through better. Thanks for your support mate! I appreciate it.
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Philip18 said 2166 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Blue
I like the tone of the guitars and the slightly smoky edge to the vocal. Plenty of energy. Clear recording and good mix. Much enjoyed!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Thanks Philip. The guitar is a new one (well, relatively) so it's not worn in much yet and sounds a little toppy so a little work in logic tidied that up somewhat. I guess the more I play it, the more it'll age and the sound will mature. Thanks for having a listen!
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Symphony101 said 2166 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Great guitar work
and great singing mate !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Yves, thank you so much my friend. Your support is very much appreciated. Merry Christmas to you and the family. Thanks for dropping me a comment here.
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magnatone said 2166 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Blue For You
hi stephen! i'm trying to remember if i heard the original - have to go check on that. whether i did or not, i like this version VERY much! your voice is so good, and the acoustic is played to perfection. cool lyrics - happy holidays to you and those you hold dear!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Thanks a million Karen. The original was a bit ropey, truth be told, but very much an opportunity for me to learn a lot in the early days. And it meant I could also come back to the song again here, so that's ok! Thank you for the kind compliments - they mean a lot. Merry Christmas to you all!
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Char said 2165 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
This is a treat.
Such a nice quality to your voice. A real pleasure. Thank you.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Thank you Char! I'm slowly getting less self conscious about hearing my own singing and have had a few tips and lessons from other Macjammers to help make the best of it. But I still prefer hearing .. well... everyone else! Thanks for your kind compliments and taking the time to have a listen!
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Moviz said 2165 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
Excellent song
and it really suits this 'acoustic' treatment..... love the guitars and the vocal treatment Stephen.... nice too that you posted the chords (I discovered that typing stops between them stops them bunching together when posting; a pain I know LOL).... really enjoyed this, regards M
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Maurice, I owe you a special thank you on this one - Seeing how unafraid you've been in the past to tackle old songs and rework them into something new and different was a bit inspiration for this as I think you've very brave to do so. I'm glad you enjoyed this - and cheers for the tips about the chords (I think I nicked that idea off you too!). Merry Christmas Mr V!
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neilh79 said 2165 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
Blue for You
Really like this song Stephen, has a great rhythm, your vocal is just great well done
Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Hey Neil. Thank you very much! Glad you liked it. I didn't take long on my vocal; it was getting to the end of the day! But I'm pleased it turned out okay. Cheers for your support mate!
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Feter said 2165 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
Blue
Hey this is cool ,,,,great vocal work ..rock on !!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Thanks Feter. The vocal's maybe a little rough around the edges but sometimes that works! Thanks for having a listen.
Rock on yourself, good sir!
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michaeljayklein said 2165 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
Solid!
This sounds really great Stephen--and thanks for including the chords, as I may have some time to doodle with it at my keyboard during my mini-vacation later this week! Michael
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Thanks a lot Michael! I'm almost certain I nicked the idea of including the chords from Moviz, but a nice touch and a real compliment when someone says they'll try playing it themselves! I hope you do - I'd be so chuffed. Enjoy! Merry Christmas to you mate.
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gadzooks said 2164 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
Blue For You
Excellent vocals and playing. Really like the chord progression and those sweet major 7th chords. Enjoyed!
SG
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Cheers Stan. I even impressed myself with some of those chords - I do like a good chord that has little extra nuances above the usual majors. Just makes it sing a little sweeter, when I can remember to include it! I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for your support and kind comments.
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Jarvoid said 2164 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
like the chord
progression...although the chord police may have to come and knock on your door using more than three ! !

Have not heard the original recording but this version seems good to me....I cannot do these sort of songs so thank god for folks like you who can ......Cheers

Jarvo
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Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Hey Jarvo. Thanks a million squire! I'll be sure and play plenty of Status Quo over Christmas to keep the chord police calm! This was written in my teens when I was experimenting with what I could do with chords (before I got old and jaded!). I can't usually do these sort of songs myself, so when on pops out I need to make the most of it. Thanks for the kind comments and taking the time for a listen mate.
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Jarvoid said 2164 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
like the chord
progression...although the chord police may have to come and knock on your door using more than three ! !

Have not heard the original recording but this version seems good to me....I cannot do these sort of songs so thank god for folks like you who can ......Cheers

Jarvo
Check out my latest song called Port Arthur Blues
Saltaireguru77 said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Blue
Ya liked it that much eh?

Merry Christmas mate.
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Jarvoid said 2163 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Doh...
it must the Christmas Tremors....or Scotch !!
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Alannah said 2159 days ago (December 25th, 2011)
There was a teeny tiny little hint ....
.. of Rod Stewart meets Antony (and the Johnstons) ... vocally ..... in this for me ... with a bit of a Beatles like quality in the tune itself ... nice ... I liked it !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2156 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Blue
Thanks Alannah! I do love my Beatles! Rod Stewart meets Antony and the johnstons? Not thought of that before I have to say but glad you liked it. Thank you for taking the time to have a listen and leave such kind compliments - I appreciate it!
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finkeldink said 2080 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
Glad I dug this one up
Don't even know how I got to this song.
Glad I ended up here.

Awesome work man!
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I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and still consider myself a learner. I started recording on a tascam 4 track portastudio ten years ago and once I got a Macbook, moved on to Garageband as a means of having more tracks to play with and avoid... [see more]

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