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Sweet Hypocrisy II

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Joshosh

 Genre: Acoustic Rock
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Best with headphones! A re-recording that I think turned out a little cleaner. If anyone feels inspired to add a little bass or piano, please shoot me an email! Hope you guys like it.
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Lyrics
Irony is noticing how clearly we could see
Before we knew anything about the world
And of my many fears, oh, the worst I had in years
Is the reminder of the distance between what I am and what

I used to be, I used to be

Chorus:
Sweet hypocrisy
I blame you for me
Self depricating, comforting but false
You are so plain to see, yet retaining subtleties,
Let our words not define who we are

I went out one night with a group of friends, there was one I like but couldn't comprehend, why she wouldn't even look my way.
So I got involved in her stupid games
getting louder and louder, but fading away into the background, that's when she turned and said.

She said "Don't you think I know that I'm in your sights...you've been acting strange and staring all night...
SO cut the shit, say what you've got to say
Before your confidence fades away into"

Chorus:

I froze in my tracks, my head spun off couldn't focus or mumble a single thought
Just turned as she walked away.

So what's the moral of this pathetic little tale?
Step up or step out not to try is to fail, and act the fool cause it's who the world was made for.

People like
lovely, lovely, lovely Leila lying in her thoughts
Cause love can, love can, love can be lonely when left unrequieted

And lovely, lovely, lovely Leila is lying in her thoughts.
Cause love can, love can, love can linger after it departs.

Chorus a capella:

Sweet hypocrisy I blame you for me
Self depricating comforting but wrong
You are so plain to see so fuck subtlety
Our actions must define who we are.

Oh Sweet....our actions must define who we are
Song Stats
Hits: 4688
Comments: 28
Fans: 5
Plays: 418
Downloads: 178
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Dec 15, 2005 - 04:17:42 AM
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2005 - 07:39:32 AM Last Played: Feb 19, 2019 - 09:51:23 PM
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Hardware:
Acoustic guitar, mic (still no pre-amp, hence the hiss)
Software:
GB
Comments
said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Love those lyrics, love the whole mix
Hard hitting lyrics. I am roped in even before I press the play button...

Oh, man. The experience just got better. You really lay it out with
energy and clarity. The hard truth that peels away the hypocrisy. High
marks. I especially like the chorus. Sweet. I also like the change-ups on
"presence" -- i.e. fast switches from wet (reverbed) to dry (unreverbed).
With minimal instrumentation and percussion, you strongly focus on
the message.
Joshosh said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Love those lyrics, love the whole mix
The wet/dry change was originally a mistake, but I kept it in just for some variation. Thanks for taking the time to let the lyrics sink in before listening! Patience is a virtue.

I still feel like this song screams out for a bass line to be complete, but thanks for listening!

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
urbnite said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
:)
cool track, josh.

i like the progression of the three parts of the song. a cappella part is
cool. you've got a nice voice, too!

keep 'em comin'!
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Joshosh said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
:)
Thanks urbnite. Will do!

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
selters said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Very nice!
This is great Josh! Reminds me a little of james Blunt, but cooler. I really like the lyrics on this one. The melody seems to grow stronger all the way. And i think there is nothing wrong with the soundl. The only thing that bottered me a little was the echo in the start, not my think, but thats me. I Really liked this tune! It will we downloaded and faved!! Thanks a lot!
Check out my latest song called Going South
Joshosh said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Very nice!
Thanks. I'm still experimenting with production, so I'm not yet sure how much effect to use. I appreciate the advise, and thanks for checking it out!

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
DJbliss said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Very nice!
I enjoyed this one thoroughly! A few of my co-workers were listening in and they also enjoyed it :) Very nice. Keep it up!
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Joshosh said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Very nice!
Thank you sir, and your co-workers too. Glad you guys enjoyed. I may email you with a question about using some of your stuff as bg music for some shows I produce...is that cool?

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
ledebutant said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Josh!
This is just excellent songwriting, the lyrics are nice and specific and
the melody is stick-in-your-head great. You said in your bio that you
know you're not good enough to "make it" and I'm going to have to
disagree with you.

If you can get over your production hurdles, you'll be able to produce a
really great demo and then, who knows?

What type of mic are you using, because it could be the mic as much as
the lack of pre-amp. What I'm hearing as much as hiss is that the
whole track sounds a little muddy or over compressed. I think you
could get some of the mud out by applying a little cut in the low mids
(try 2DB between 200-300 Hz) on the master track.

I really hope you get good set-up soon. I doesn't have to be expensive.
I use an MXL-990 mic, which was about $55 and a Eurorack UB802
mixer (which also supplies power to the mic) which was about $45.
Your music is worth getting a good set-up, that's for sure.

Oh yes, almost forgot, lovely, lovely harmonies.
Joshosh said 4968 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
Josh!
You are too kind. Thanks for the set-up advice, your timing is perfect as I'm looking into that stuff now. Argh! Mixing is tough. Thanks for taking the time to give advice though! You rock.

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
mandolinquent said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Great singing, great style...
Really nicely put together; simple but very dynamic. I love the way it
slips so effortlessly in and out of tempos. You have a wonderful voice
and use it so well. I could have done without the reverb on that first
section. And being a meter-freak I would have sung that line "there
was one I like but couldn't comprehend" as " there was one I couldn't
comprehend" because it would flow better... and it's obvious from the
song that you like her. But you might like the sense of cramming all
those syllables into one line.. This will sound great with that bass and
drums on it.
Check out my latest song called Fair Jenny's Jig and Matthew Briggs
echoroom said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Joshmania
Came across this whilst browsing through the site - this is excellent.

You've got a realy good voice, and I love the structure of this - the tempo changes make it really dynamic. Needs some bass, and personnaly I'd have a heavier guitar sound, but I could definately hear this being on the radio at some stage. I'll be checking out some of your other tracks for sure.
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Joshosh said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Joshmania
Sweet! Same goes for me with your stuff. Thanks for stopping by!

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
perceptualvortex said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Wow
Very nicely done Josh! Great singing and songwriting; in fact, your singing sounds really authentic, not forced at all. I'm really impressed, excellent job.
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Joshosh said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Wow
Thanks PV! Great chatting yesterday. Your stuff is great. Thanks for checking this out and taking the time to comment!

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
Einarus said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
You sure can...
..sing! Excellent voice and very good lyrics.
The melody is very nice and the songwriting in general is somethin to be
proud of.
I really hope you get some bass on this it would really give it more depth
and power. I think you could also pull the guitar a bit up.
But then again, that's just my humble opinion :)
All in all, a very nice song.
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
Joshosh said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
You sure can...
Yeah, bass is essential...know any bass players? :)

As for the guitar, all in all I think it's a little weak, and sounded just a shade flat. That's why I tried to hide it a litt;le bit. Thanks for the suggestions! Your stuff rocks.

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
J.A.Stewart said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Inspired Songwriting
All around, a terrific piece of songwriting, filled with passion and variety.

My only suggestion would be to bring up the other elements of the mix a
bit --- especially the harmonies --- to meet the lead vocal. I understand
the concept of highlighting the message, but it's still needs to feature its
musical strengths.

Technical issues aside, this is a very interesting piece. Well done.
Check out my latest song called Crankenhurst Challenge - Verse 1-7 (Inst. Break)
Joshosh said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Inspired Songwriting
Much obliged! Yeah, my mixing skills are limmited at best, but I'm working on it. Thanks for listening!

---
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
jiguma said 4967 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
better and better
Good track Josh. Great voice, excellent arrangement and lyrics. Like
the a capella bit - this would be amazing if you had a decent set up for
the mic and perhaps a bit more dynamics in the production. I suspect
we're going to hear better and better from you here.
Respect!
Neil
Check out my latest song called Closing Down
jiguma said 4966 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
better and better
Good track Josh. Great voice, excellent arrangement and lyrics. Like
the a capella bit - this would be amazing if you had a decent set up for
the mic and perhaps a bit more dynamics in the production. I suspect
we're going to hear better and better from you here.
Respect!
Neil
Check out my latest song called Closing Down
jiguma said 4966 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
better and better
Good track Josh. Great voice, excellent arrangement and lyrics. Like
the a capella bit - this would be amazing if you had a decent set up for
the mic and perhaps a bit more dynamics in the production. I suspect
we're going to hear better and better from you here.
Respect!
Neil
Check out my latest song called Closing Down
Joshosh said 4966 days ago (December 17th, 2005)
better and better
Thanks! I'm working on that aspect of my game as we speak. I appreciate the comments!

---
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
SlimGirlFat said 4966 days ago (December 17th, 2005)
Great song
great lyrics, and great voice. I like your harmonies too.
nice one

SlimGirlFat
thetiler said 4966 days ago (December 17th, 2005)
like that singin
Almost reminds me of cat stevens at the start.

Nice texture in that voice.

Cool beat and music

Thanks for sharing
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Joshosh said 4964 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
like that singin
Hey thanks for the comment! I like Cat Stevens. Well, at least until he lost his mind and joined the taliban. But musically, that's a great compliment!! Thanks for listening.

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
—Stella Adler

Check out my latest song called It's You
screamalexz said 4961 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
panning
the panning and stuff is crazy and adds alot. at some points it sort of hurts my ears though. it has a sort of under water feel to it, i like it.
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