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being the man


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paulhenrys

 Genre: Acoustic

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Description
Another studio recording. I'm building a deck and trying to get ready for a trip East, so I haven't had much time to get to Garageband. I'll post a guitar/voice arrangement in a week or so.

This tune is pretty self-explanatory. Just came out during a rocky period in my life: birth 'til present. You?
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Lyrics
I'm so tired of being the man.
I'm so tired of walking that mile.
I'm so tired of being the man.
Why don't you be the man for a while?

You can hold me in your arms.
Let me cry a baby's cry.
You can hold me in your arms.
Tell me everything will be alright.

I want to feel your warmth against me,
stong and solid, sweet and kind.
Rock me slow. Sing soft and low.
Bring some peace to this weary mind.

I want to feel your warmth against me.
Mother, Father, Lover, Friend.
I'm so tired of being the man.
Why don't you be the man,
why don't you be the man,
why don't you be the man, now and then?

Why don't you be the man for a while?
Song Stats
Hits: 5244
Comments: 23
Fans: 7
Plays: 246
Downloads: 211
Votes: 20
Uploaded: Oct 01, 2005 - 02:12:32 PM
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2005 - 01:31:35 AM Last Played: Jul 17, 2019 - 01:39:46 PM
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Hardware:
ADAT
Software:
Luisa Corredor: backing vocals
Steve "Swiss Army Knife" White: Bass, Slide Guitar, Harmonica
Paul Henry Schwebel: Vocal and acoustic guitar.
Comments
stevel said 5100 days ago (October 1st, 2005)
Really really nice
Great song, an assured performance, lovely acoustic guitar playing and
harmonica. Thanks for sharing this!
Steve
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rtcooper said 5100 days ago (October 1st, 2005)
Swingin'
Great interweave guitar/vocal.

Fine story telling.
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eltopo said 5099 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
Top class
Lovely country folk vibe expertly performed and recorded by all
involved.

ADAT still sounds crystal clear, doesn't it?
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aclarke said 5099 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
A mighty wind...
This is a great folk/ blues style song. Impassioned singing and beautiful,
sad harmonica. Vocally this makes me think of Peter, Paul and Mary with
the Luisa's wonderful backing vocals. I love this song... faved and
downloaded!
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aclarke said 5099 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
A mighty wind...
Look like a Bosox cap in your bio pic. GO SOX!
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paulhenrys said 5092 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
A mighty wind...
Yes, that's a BOSOX hat. And I got it BEFORE they won the series...
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futzpucker said 5098 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
This is really good, Paul
Very pro sounding in every aspect. Great vocals, both parties, working
together seamlessly with the arrangement.

Simple, flawless. The atmosphere is well set.

By the way, if I asked my Marion if she could be the man for a while, she'd
say yes before I finished the question, and never, ever go back to being
the wife. Hell, *she* wants a damn wife...
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futzpucker said 5098 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
This is really good, Paul
"a rocky period in my life: birth 'til present..."

Classic. Well said.
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futzpucker said 5095 days ago (October 6th, 2005)
This is really good, Paul
Upon re-reading, I’m afraid my remarks about my wife may have come across as
flippant. They were not intended thus. This is merely the humor of a man who
has been married a long time. Without the proper context being set here, and
without my adding that in serious mode I most certainly identify with the
poignancy of the lyrics, well, I apologize if what I wrote was offensive to you,
Paul. The song’s quality remains unscathed and unaffected.
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paulhenrys said 5092 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
This is really good, Paul
Thanks. My wife says the same thing.
Check out my latest song called Song for Mother's Day 2007
TobinMueller said 5098 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
You the man in this tune!
Great track. Wonderful playing. Your fingers have the liveliness of a man
who cannot be brought down, while the words sing of such a desire to let
go, lose the weight, and the two together are marvelous. Love the
harmonica. Really like this tune.
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said 5095 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Excellent Tune
very enjoyable song, nicely performed and recorded.
The background vox are great too.
Nice guitar picking, bass could be a little louder for my taste.
You have a very nice voice for this kind of music Paul.
Good piece.

Cheers
ziti said 5095 days ago (October 6th, 2005)
this is it
blues tune of the decade


deepest of bows

z
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daibhre said 5095 days ago (October 6th, 2005)
Excellent
Like this song a lot - and the production, too.
Thanks
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Ed Hannifin said 5094 days ago (October 7th, 2005)
Nice!
I love the way your guitar playing and voice lope along together here...

Lead vocals and background vocals work together solidly. I'm with
katchoolik on maybe a tad more bass, at least in MY headphones...

Nicely written, arranged and sung. The song has a lot of (male) heart...
Really like it...

Ed
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mandolinquent said 5093 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
Beautiful song...
... and a great sentiment too. Lovely organic feel. Love the acoustic
guitar too....
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paulhenrys said 5092 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
Thank you for the kind comments
I really appreciate the nice words everyone has had for this song. I am fortunate to have good musical friends. Steve White, who played several parts on the song, has his own site here and his own work is available on iTunes among other places. Thanks again, and thanks to Macjams for creating such a great community.
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Cori Ander said 5092 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
Sad..
Sad that i didnt find this great production until now! (I would have
helped it on the rating pics list)..

I feel great sympathy for the situation, (being a lonely father I can
sometimes feel some distress from allways having to be the grownup,
allways being responsible).

I like also your natural way of singin. Sounds very honest. The whole
song sounds honest...

And tell Paul Henry a special cheers from a guitar music lover! Really
great job, tell him!
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Cori Ander said 5092 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
Sad..
... oh, sorry ... I see ... you ARE the Paul Henry!

Well you got the message...
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brewsta said 5074 days ago (October 27th, 2005)
This is my kinda stuff
You had me at the first guitar twangy acoustic guitar riff. Reminds me a bit of Peter, Paul & Mary, which I grew up with. I love this kind of stuff. I really like it when you put some force and a little vibrato into your voice in the chorus. I like it better than when you drift back into the more converational style (I wrote this after writing about on very issue in my post for your other song, but before I heard this one). Anyway, You have a really good voice. I have tons of stuff like this on my iPod.
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brewsta said 5074 days ago (October 27th, 2005)
This is my kinda stuff
And I forgot to mention, great lyrics. The hook/subject is a total winner -- takes a stong, familiar, but simple subject -- being a man -- and injects the originality of maculine vulnerability.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 5074 days ago (October 27th, 2005)
Loud and clear
wonderful harmonies, lyrics, and playing. Your voice is perfectly expressive and the cherry on top of a great performance. I'll have a bourban on the rocks now.
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Suzanne said 5055 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Peter and Mary
great PPM sound, like from their 1700 Album, kind of folk honky tonk. really liked the backing vocals, the looseness, the vibe.
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