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"The End" was never supposed to be a song. I went through a writing slump over the summer, until one day when I sat down at the keyboard and came up with the chord progression that begins The End. I sent it to Nat, and was quite surprised that she heard something of value in it. She created the lyrics, and we were off!

Once the arrangement was completed, I asked rok to lay down some bass, and as usual he did not disappoint. In fact some of the bass lines he put into this song are simply amazing. I always enjoy working with Chris - he is a total pro at what he does, and he puts his all into every project. I can safely say he's the best friend I have ever had, that I have never met!

And then there's Nat. One who, with each new song, simply continues to floor me with her talent. Just when I think I've heard her at her best, she proves me wrong - one more time (usually with each new project). With The End, she continues to show how much she is maturing as a singer and lyricist. Her phrasing is out of this world.

To say I feel privileged to work with 2 such extraordinarily talented people would be an understatement. Thanks to you both for all your hard work and dedication to this ongoing musical project!

Incidentally, we now have a Facebook page to showcase our music. If you have a moment and feel so inclined to do so, please stop by and "like" us. You can find it here.

Well, thank you, my fellow MacJammers, for stopping by and checking us out. I hope you enjoy "The End"

The End
Natalie Scibetta - Lyrics and vox
Chris Flynn - bass
Sig - all the noisy other stuff!

"The End" - words and music by Natalie Scibetta and Sigmund
Copyright 2012
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The End
Music and Lyrics copyright Sigmund's Strangedream 2012

It won't be long
til the lights go out
and this old world
is burning down
the end, the end won't tear us apart

When the oceans rise
I'll be by your side
when empires are swallowed
if there's no tomorrow
just hold my hand in the crowd
and I'll follow you down
I'll follow you down

I'm not afraid of the dark
just write your name on my heart
and I'll find you
the end won't tear us apart

It won't be long
til the lights go out
and this whole world
is burning down
the end, the end won't tear us apart
I'm not afraid
I'm saved
I'm alive
and I cherish today
the end, the end won't tear us apart

so close to my heart
so deep in my soul
and I knew from the start
we were never meant to be apart
I'm not afraid of the dark
just write your name on my heart
and I'll find you
the end won't tear us apart

It won't be long
til the lights go out
and this whole world
is burning, burning, burning down
the end, the end won't tear us apart
I'm not afraid
I'm saved
I'm alive
and I cherish today
the end, the end won't tear us apart

You're so close I can taste you on my lips
Hold on
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Uploaded: Nov 02, 2012 - 07:00:58 PM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2012 - 01:35:20 AM Last Played: Aug 09, 2017 - 02:33:58 AM
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magnatone said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
The End
holy crapaloni - this is just sensational! back for a real comment - just wanted FIRTIES!
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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Hey Karen
...and Firties you get LOL!
Thanks for stopping by - we all appreciate you so much!
Sig
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strangedream said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Haha...crapaloni
I'm totally stealing that, Karen.
alackbass said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
The End
Back in the 90's there were a few records by "Tears For Fears" that simply blew me away. The production and writing were just astounding. The three of you have equalled every cut on those records. Thanks for allowing downloads!
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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Hey Andrew
I always thought Tears for Fears deserved more attention than they got - I consider it quite a compliment to be compared to them. Thanks for stopping by to listen and for your support here.
Sig
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Moviz said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
I must say
I didn't expect the outcome of the opening synth sounds to be so 'soul- filled'... love the rhythm and backing, but the vocals are outstanding.... the intertwining lead sounds great... love it, regards M
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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Hi Maurice
Natalie is truly talented, and did an amazing job on this song. Chris' artful touch keeps the rhythm in the groove. We so appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment - thanks!
Sig
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Vic Holman said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
the end
obviously the writing slump was just prelude to a great song. funny how songs can come about when you least expect them

the 3 of you did a great job here. comes off as "real pro & radio ready"
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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Hey Vic
Thanks for stopping by! It usually takes a strong effort to break a slump - luckily I have some pretty talented help. We all appreciate your time to listen and comment - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Alannah said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Yup ....
.. the whole thing is just stellar .... I love that whispery quality on the vocals .... a sound I have never quite managed to master but am always trying to do .... sigh ... gonna pack up my microphone now ....
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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Hi Alannah!
So nice to see you here! Yes Nat's got it down - it's what I love most about her vocal style. But don't go packing up your mic yet - you have your own special qualities in your style as well. We all really appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment - thank you!
Sig
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gadzooks said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
The End
First I have to say, Fantastic production! This is really a good song ... I like everything about it. Natalie's voice is superb ... your leads are tasteful and melodic Chris's bass is inventive and solid as always. I like how everything is understated ... not in your face ...You can't get get any more pro sounding than this.
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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hey Stan
We sure appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment - and a very nice comment at that - thank you!
Sig
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PeterB7858 said 1812 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
The End
You are so right about Nat's talent, Sig. This is a really a wonderful song that she just owns. Chris is the consumate professional and that other bloke who puts his two bobs worth in isn't too shabby either. Some of that "noisy stuff" is just exquisite. More like the beginning of something really special, you guys (sic). Take care, Peter.
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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hi Peter
I really appreciate the things you have to say. And it is amazing that through the internet we can all share such a connection. When I work with these two, I truly feel I AM a part of something special. Thank you from all of us, for your time and thoughtful comments -
Sig
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Philip18 said 1812 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
The End
This is exceptional. Strong lyrics delivered with emotional intensity (Nat is a star). The bass drives the backing so well (Go Chris!) and of course that guitar playing of Sig's is just killer in all respects. Big arrangement works well. Thanks for the download.
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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hello Philip
We are happy you stopped by for a listen. These guy's performances on this tune just blew me away, but I think I say that on every song we do together. We really do appreciate your nice comments - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
rok41 said 1812 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
The End
Sig, first off the feeling's mutual my friend. Stunning arrangement and musicianship as always; just a beautiful soundscape. Natalie, once again you take another step forward with regards to your lyric writing, melody and especially recording. Your vox tracks just get better and better with each project. Lastly Sig, I want to comment on the mix...you're hard work and attention to detail really paid off on this song and let me be perfectly clear; this is big money studio quality stuff...it couldn't have been mixed any better. The fact that you did it all on Garage Band is a testament to your skill.

I'm certainly proud to be a part of this one; thanks for allowing a boy from Texas in the mix!

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Sigmund said 1812 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
My Brutha
I appreciate everything you said, and let me be perfectly clear - this project would not be the same without your participation. Here's to many more!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Henke said 1812 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
The End
of Galaxy 4.1, let's head out for Galaxy 5.0 ;-) This is pretty much perfect, so much talent all around. You should be very proud. Just feels a bit strange to hear stuff like this on MJ, I thought the radio was on ;-)

Thanks and take care,
Henke

P.S. Especially liked the end - understated, cool...
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Sigmund said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hey Henrik
I didn't mention that Natalie also created that most interesting artwork. Thank you for your most wonderful comments. On behalf of Natalie and Chris I want you to know we appreciate your support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Symphony101 said 1812 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Superb
such a pro arrangement and production. I totally agree with your comments on Natalie and Chris' talents, added to your amazing talents as well Sig. You do such quality work with your own efforts, it really gives me a model to follow guys. Thank you.
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Sigmund said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hey Yves
It's always a pleasure to see you've stopped by to listen to our work. We all very much appreciate your support here at MJ. Thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
awigze said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
crapoloni
Wow.... this is inspired. Natalie has a way. She has such a big heart that mirrors yours and Chris' This is good everywhere.
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Sigmund said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hi Andy
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. Much agreed - Nat - and Chris - both have a way that makes everything they do special. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by such talent! We all appreciate your support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Les_Kloo said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Love and the Apocalypse
I'm not sure if this reminded me more of The Sundays or the TV show Doomsday Preppers. As always, airtight composition and performances. Clever ending. Nice. Well done, and a fantastic production. It's a hit.
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Sigmund said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hey Les
Thanks for dropping by my friend. The band appreciates your time to listen and to leave such a nice comment - thanks!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
RochaMalhada said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
just..

Frikkin' awesome start to fin... the end

very well done

. - Harold
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RochaMalhada said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
and!

thanks so much for the download!
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Sigmund said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hi Harold
We appreciate your time to listen and comment. And of course, downloading is the highest form of praise! Thanks!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
SylviaD said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
The End
The End seems more like the beginning of a love affair with this trio! You folks leave me with weak knees and goosebumps! How in the world does one follow this act!?!?
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Sigmund said 1811 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
Hello Sylvia
I am so happy you stopped by to listen, and to leave such a nice comment! The band here all really appreciates your support - thanks!
Sig
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Doug Somers said 1811 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Love survives all
I have run out of superlatives in describing your work together. This song is no different. Natalie has the gift of not only writing moving lyrics but such a natural and soulful vocal style that it sounds easy, like anyone could do it (true sign of mastery). Chris' bass supports the song, adds movement and emphasis in such a tasteful way that it too is just assumed to be doing what the song called for (which also requires a great artistic sense). And Mr. Everything else, well your melody, keys, beats and production - those vocal backing segments that come in at choice moments for example - keep your title as a pro producer in addition to being a member of this talented band. You say you are lucky to work with these folks as artists and friends. I would wager they would say the same or more! And thanks for letting us download. That makes my day.

Peace,
Doug
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Sigmund said 1810 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Hi Doug
Man, we really apppreciate you stopping by to listen, and to leave such a nice comment. I think the mutual respect we have for each other has a lot to do with how the finished work comes out. Thank you so much for taking the time to notice that!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
strangedream said 1809 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Doug!
You almost made me cry! Thanks for taking the time to really listen to this song. One of the most gratifying things about making music is knowing that occasionally something you ripped from your own heart can affect the heart of another. Thank you for letting us know.
Songwriterz said 1810 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Thumbs up
Wow! That is outstanding.. very pro in every aspect.. I'm impressed! Everything matches so well together.. thumbs up! Love Heidi
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Sigmund said 1809 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Hi Heidi
We really appreciate you stopping by to listen and comnment. On behalf of the band I thank you!
Sig
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papag said 1810 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Just right
Saw this post and new it would be sweet. I love the mix and Natalie's voice is balance exquisitely.

Thanks for the download
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Sigmund said 1809 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Hello papa G
Thank you for stopping by to have a listen. Nat, Chris and I really appreciate your support here!
Sig
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five_extra_arms said 1809 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Writing Slump!!?
I hit "FAVE" as soon as the vocals started, and then I hit "DOWNLOAD"!

I'm headed to facebook to "like" you!

You guys belong together making music. Keep up the amazing work.

Bob
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Sigmund said 1809 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Hey Bob
You did all the things we appreciate so much - you stopped by, you listened, you left a nice comment, you downloaded, and you liked our FB page. What more could we ask for - thanks so much!
Sig
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tonestones said 1809 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
The End
Excellent all around. Very soulful vocals. The production is spectacular. Great job.
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Sigmund said 1809 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Hey Steve
So glad you stopped by to listen, and the band really appreciates your nice comment as well - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
johnwhitehead said 1809 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
End
Great collab. Love your singer and where she takes
this song. Pro arranging and performances makes
for an epic production.
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Sigmund said 1808 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Hello John
The band really appreciates that you stopped by to listen and to leave such a nice comments - thank you so much!
Sig
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Fire_Angel said 1809 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Holy Cow, another one.
This is amazing, every single bit of it. The passionate tune, the singing, the lyrics, the playing, the mixing even. I'm sure the others won't mind me saying it, but the singing especially is another example of how Natalie shows many world famous singers how the job should be done. Why hasn't she gone platinum yet?
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Sigmund said 1808 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Hi there FA
Nat is definitely one of the most talented vocalists I have had the privilege to work with, and I fully expect that she will one day realize true success in music. Thank you for your most kind comments - we ALL really appreciate them!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Fire_Angel said 1809 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Oh, forgot.
That guitar work, hey what the heck is that? Formidable is what, truly formidable.
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MarkHolbrook said 1809 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
The Era of...
the virtual band has really, finally happened! I remember long ago with my first band how difficult it was as high schoolers to find a time to meet for practice, let alone to record.

It was this difficulty that cause me to drop a wad of money on a recording setup for the home so I could let a friend drop by, lay down a track, the another lay down different track. It was almost good...

We were just lacking something critical... talent... sigh...

Anyway Sig this is like Andrew says a steller track. Everything about it just works. Nicely done to all!
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Sigmund said 1808 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Hey Mark
I know exactly what you're talking about. I too gave up live playing many years ago to pursue writing and composing. Back then we didn't have the internet or the opportunity to connect with other musicians like we do today. It is a wonderful thing! Thanks so much for stopping by to listen and leave such a nice comment - the entire band really appreciates your support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
finkeldink said 1808 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Extremely well done
This is the best mix I've heard from your grouping; it sounds totally pro. Fantastic all the way around.


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Sigmund said 1808 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Hey Mike
So glad you stopped by to listen and comment. The band really appreciates your time to listen and comment - thanks so much!
Sig
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richard13 said 1807 days ago (November 7th, 2012)
Damn fine work
by all of you. Seriously.
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Sigmund said 1802 days ago (November 12th, 2012)
Hi Richard
Thank you so much for stopping by to have a listen to our latest tune, and we really appreciate the nice comment!
Sug
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strangedream said 1807 days ago (November 8th, 2012)
Just dropping by...
To say thank you for all the constructive criticism, the compliments, the listens, likes and downloads. I'm sorry that I don't respond to everyone (I have terrible ADD) but I DID want to just leave a note thanking everyone who has interacted with this song page. Kiss!
dave_b said 1806 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
The End
Pro sounding track. Nice changes, soulful melody, passionate vocals. That bass is talking to me great job there.
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Sigmund said 1805 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
Hi Dave
Hey man - thanks for stopping by to listen - your comments and support here are MOST appreciated by everyone! Gracias!
Sig
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davisamerica said 1806 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
all the noisy other stuff..
lol .... i must say you guys always raise the bar on collaborative efforts ... annie Lennox comes to mind ... killer good folks!
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Sigmund said 1805 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
Hey Jack
Thanks for stopping by our song page. Nat, Chris and I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment, and I think Nat will really appreciate the Annie Lennox comparision! Your support here means a lot!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
egobandit said 1805 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
its a big hug of hope
if the end comes look at the new start and beyond it, great poetry in this
great bas man at some points it just explodes great piano lead exchange tops again Natalie can lay it down, thanks for the download! :)
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Sigmund said 1802 days ago (November 12th, 2012)
Hey Tim
Nat can sure write great lyrics, can't she? Thenks man, for stopping by to listen and comment - we really appreciate it!
Sig
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Diego_B said 1799 days ago (November 16th, 2012)
The End
Wow...great in every way: Impressive vocals, great arrangement, excellent production!
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Sigmund said 1798 days ago (November 16th, 2012)
Hey Diego
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment on our song - the band really appreciates it! And I see your new to macjams - welcome!
Sig
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AllenDean said 1781 days ago (December 3rd, 2012)
it is
at its best she there is more presence in the vocals, less whisper. just my opinion, of course. this is a classic love song, in every sense of the word.
production-wise, i felt Natalie Scibetta sat a little back in the mix, and has a touch too much fizzle in her eq.
yeah, thats all i have to say about that. good song.
RAD
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Soundhound said 1771 days ago (December 13th, 2012)
Very Good Song....
With a magical vocal by Nat, the girls got Sooome pipes......
Cool track as well you guys do play very well together, looking
forward to hearing more.....

Well done by all.....
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speedonl said 1758 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
Great Song
What can I say, enjoyed this one!
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (December 29th, 2012)
Hi Egbert
Thanks man, for stopping by to listen and comment - we all appreciate it!
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jiguma said 1746 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
I was pretty sure I'd listened and commented here
but apparently not :(
This is, as everyone has said, an incredibly good piece of music. A very commercial (in a good way) song and performance. Nat, you could sing the phone book and it would sound brilliant. Sig, your tracks are just so right for this - beautifully played and mixed (no mean feat I imagine). Of course, I don't think you could do better than Chris on the thick strings.
An exceptional post, as is all your stuff. I really hope your "Sigmund's Strangedream" project is as suvvessful as you want it to be.
Cheers from the land of Oz,
Neil
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FEEL said 1731 days ago (January 22nd, 2013)
cereal at first
and then the vocals come in and the keys make all kinds of sense. I especially like how the guitar compliments and holds back without overwhelming the rest of the mix. Chris does a fine job and carries well the melody. Just a fine result.
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thress2000 said 1704 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
The end with strange dream
I love your music.
bud said 1684 days ago (March 10th, 2013)
Never too late to discover a gem
great track - and a really fine collaborative effort. Love all the noisy other stuff.
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Bob Rodgers said 1603 days ago (May 30th, 2013)
I
really must keep up, another great song from you that I missed!
As always everything is top notch and I'm always impressed at the quality of your recordings.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1586 days ago (June 17th, 2013)
the end
the high standard that i allways hear with your stuff is right here in this. great build up of sound and emotion. excellent stuff. great guitar work as usual. everything has been done so well, vocals are really excellent. great listen. cheers graham
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