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The title just about sums it up.

Just a shorty. (not too many frills)

You know what sucks? In 2007, when I joined, I thought I'd put my best foot forward. I have not in anyway improved as a songwriter. I was better then and before then. I think it's a shame to have posted those songs (my first 30 or so), only to have few people hear them.

I'd hate to take them down and re-post them. I encourage you to check out some of my oldies to hear the real me, the real lavalamp.

What do you think of pulling them down and re-posting anyway?

LL
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Lyrics
Wasting My Time

I’m just wasting my time
I fall behind
But I’m just like everyone, you see

I’m just walking along
I know that I’m wrong
But I lust keep waiting here

Day after day after year after year

You don’t look like the devil
You don’t look like an angel
You don’t look like anyone
But I’m wrong

I am broken in two
I wish that I knew
A little ‘bout everything, you see

I’m just walking along
I know that I’m wrong
But I lust keep waiting here

Day after day after year after year

You don’t look like the devil
You don’t look like an angel
You don’t look like anyone
But I’m wrong

Words and music by David Armbruster
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Comments: 40
Fans: 16
Plays: 112
Downloads: 50

Uploaded: Jan 27, 2012 - 01:22:28 PM
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2012 - 01:22:28 PM Last Played: Jun 20, 2017 - 10:52:24 AM
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Philip18 said 1975 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Wasting my time
Nice bouncy tune, somewhat at odds with the lyrics, but that may be a good thing (too depressing otherwise?). Clean recording and mix. I like the song! Re your question about reposting old songs, you perhaps need to ask yourself how much better you'll feel, or how much it will inspire you to new creations, if more people were to hear those. If the answer is "a lot", then do it - keeping in mind that if you simply repeat what you did then, you may get the same result. Sometimes looking back is a good thing; sometimes it's not.

Anyway, good luck with that project and with this song!
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
A lot
So many songs, I've forgotten I had written, let alone recorded.

Thanks for listening.

LL
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MarkHolbrook said 1975 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Leave 'em
That's my belief. And no I don't agree. I think you have improved maybe in ways you don't see.
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Production, yes
Writing, hmm?

Thanks for the words Mark.

LL
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sammydix said 1975 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Time
well, if it means anything, listening to your recent songs is why i became a fan. so i'm not quite sure why you say there's no improvement. but admittedly, i haven't heard your older stuff. i'll give some a listen since they must be pretty awesome if the present stuff is "stagnant."
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Much better then
I had more time back then, too. I need to check out your oldies, too.

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T_Being_esq said 1975 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
I am watching a documentary
in the back ground about English bands going to the states in the sixties. This captures the time very well.
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Thanks
glad you liked it.

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peacepiano said 1975 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Looking Back
I enjoyed this one. I am now taking a look to see when I started listening in. I will let you know about your suggestion.
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Look back anytime
Thanks for taking the time. Appreciate it.

LL
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ramonaji said 1975 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Hey
cool song! I really like it!

as far as your question, I don't really know... I'll leave that up to the experts! (everyone but me)
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Good to see ya
Long time Ramona. Thanks for the comment.

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Vic Holman said 1975 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
time
great tune dave. very melodic and the bass follows along nicely. the ending section is great.

ya i know it's a slow process alright, luckily i was there in the early time. if you feel like reposting i say go for it
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
right on Vic
You know, you have some great oldies, too. You should do some re-posting.

LL
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egobandit said 1975 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Mr Lava
Let me just say that i left your song get higher and I am a complete lava fan fist off the piano in this just adds that special sauce that need the be spread out, come on man your too good I mean I dont look like a devil or angel or anyone
freakiin greatness!
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
get higher
Of all the oldies? cool

Thanks for the kind words Tim.

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jiguma said 1974 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Kink-y
A touch of Ray Davies here to my ears (no bad thing!) Dave.

I reckon taking them down would be a bad idea - why not go on a campaign over a few months highlighting them in the forum and/or in chat?

I know what you mean about old songs being maybe more creative from a writing point of view - I find that with mine all the time. One thing I think we've all improved on since the "olden days" is our production and recording skills, and I don't thinkyou are any exception to that.
Cheers from Oz - keep em coming!.
Neil
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Agree
I just told Terry the same thing. Production yeah, but my writing was much better then and I must say my guitar playing. I hardly pick it up lately. Just my kid's classical guitar because I find it lying around.

Thanks Neil,

LL
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davisamerica2 said 1974 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Enjoyed this tune a lot.
Keep the Lavalamp vault full; that's all I can say. I like your vocals on this, and that chorus is a perfect fit. No improvement? Come awwwn! T
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Thanks T
the recording part might be getting better, but I can tell you I didn't write this tune anytime recently. Maybe 5 songs in the last year.

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TvRicky said 1974 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
I say Re Post new listeners out there and here!
But I’m just like everyone, you see" profound insight and commentary on us. This is so touching in that it fully describes moments we all have at times. Cool tune my friend.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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lavalamp said 1974 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Thanks man
Glad you liked the words. Maybe, I'll re-post some of my oldies. I'd like them to get heard.

LL
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nevermine said 1973 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
hey man
yes cool production, very beatleish :) if its ur style, its ur style man, we grow and change, hell i did hip hop once :O your good man and ur styles unique in alot of ways!! thx 4 sharing
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lavalamp said 1972 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
Thanks brother
like seeing you around

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alackbass said 1973 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Wasting My Time
You have a style Dave. It's all your own and instantly recognizable. You post consistently high quality work. I think at this point you should be looking for small refinements of what you already do. So I'm in favor of reposting older material that may be tweaked to reflect what you've learned over the years.

I like this tune. Nice pop melody and lyrics we can all relate to. I love the simple arrangement. The piano is particularly effective. Nice bass line too.
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lavalamp said 1972 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
Right on
Yeah, I could make some of the oldies a bit better by tweaking. Maybe on a rainy day, we'll see.

Thanks

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mybravedesign said 1973 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
wasting away...
fun ben folds feel here. i like it a lot.

i've thought about doing the same thing pulling down songs to re-post them because i feel like some of my older stuff should really be heard. i actually kind of did that around 2008. i deleted my other account and started uploading older stuff. i don't think i could do that again though. i'll have to go back and hear some of your other stuff. tnx.
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lavalamp said 1972 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
glad you liked it
Thanks for coming by and taking the time.

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Narad said 1973 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Wasting My Time
Excellent stuff ! Much enjoyed !!! :)
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lavalamp said 1972 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you came by.

LL
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billykirsch said 1971 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
If you repost...
you'll be wasting more time ;-)
You already know what to do to get better. You are telling it in your comments.
What about having a list of the songs you think are your best ones in your bio page?

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lavalamp said 1969 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Best of Lava
I just think some of them didn't get heard. I don't think music writing and playing necessarily gets better through time. That's what I really meant.

Thank for coming by.

LL
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dave_b said 1971 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
Wasting My Time
I like the vocals. Drum fills are well done. Effected vocals on the outro are cool. I got an offsite critique on one of my songs and rewrote it a couple of times. I think that process helped me to grow some as a writer.
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lavalamp said 1969 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Thanks Dave
I need to get back to writing and playing. Getting rusty. Only play when I record.

Thanks for the comment.

LL
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sammydix said 1971 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
Listened to a few older
I am I am is the S#!T.
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lavalamp said 1969 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
I am, I am
Have to re-do that one, but I need a female singer. Any ideas?

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sammydix said 1969 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Sisters
is the only ones i know "personally."
you can here me and Anne (alone) on "Deep In Her Father's Arms."
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neilh79 said 1969 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Wasting my time
Nice song Dave, well written love the music very indie influence nice job
lavalamp said 1969 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Thanks
Thanks for stopping bye. Appreciate the comment.

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richard13 said 1969 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Another tune I thought I'd already commented on
Maybe you've said all you have to say Dave, but you should pick up your guitar and play, every day, and try new things on it, like classical, to challenge yourself. Just a thought.
I feel the same way about some of my oldies too but they're mostly loop tunes so I HAVE improved (well, a little ;-)
Cheer up dude, you do good stuff that a lot of people like.
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