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Stolen Horses


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urbnite

 Genre: Acoustic

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edit: listen to this recording. coronet removed. whistling bridge added. not worth reposting - may have full band version soon.

i was hungry when i recorded this.

coronet states the theme - sort of.

consider this a demo.
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Lyrics
i don't know where i'm going
you may go the other way
but we both know there's no slowing down
that's meant for some other day

talking about
something and cigarettes
looking for a life
with only false regrets

i rode in on stolen horses
slept off my broken dreams
i rode in on stolen horses
sail out on moonlit beams
on moonlit beams

taking in everything
it's all nasty and new
sleep the days into the night
go to bed with the morning dew

drove the circus to some dusty town
with a ghost who never died
and the need for moving on
far outweighs my pride

i rode in on stolen horses
slept off my broken dreams
i rode in on stolen horses
sail out on moonlit beams
or so it seems

too damn cold for open doors
so i'll wake my whispered dreams
time to change, to rearrange
sail away on moonlit beams
gonna hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems
hop the train to the moon, it seems

rode in on stolen horses
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Plays: 183
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Uploaded: May 05, 2006 - 10:57:46 PM
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2006 - 01:46:53 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2019 - 12:08:41 PM
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Comments
selters said 4883 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Great Track
This is indeed a great track, its dynamics are superior to almost any other stuff ive heard! The song is also high on my rankings! The lyrics seem to deep for me. I guess i can understand what thhey mean. Sounds like how i feel.. Thats what i forgot to say,
I would have loved to hear more trumpet, but dont ask me where to put it!
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urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Great Track
thanks selters. :)

hmmm... the trumpet jury is against you, but i'm glad you enjoyed it!

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screamalexz said 4883 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
unexpected melody
a different melody then i expected that caught me off guard with it being so high, i like that it makes it different then what you'd expect. i do get the feel that this is just a demo. something about the vocals sort of sounds like you aren't completely used to the song, like some times you're quieter in a way it seems like you were looking at the lyrics or something. i sort of like the change in vocal volume, interesting lyrics.
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urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
unexpected melody
thanks chance -

that's the melody that popped in my head - glad it caught you off guard!

hm - maybe i was straying from the mic. very possible. i move a lot when i
play...

might redo this. i dunno.

-d

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stevel said 4883 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Impassioned vocals
Very nIce track urb....sounds like you recorded everything live (except the
trumpet bit I guess)...so it feels like we are listening in to a peformance
and I half expect to hear the applause and clinking of glasses at the end.
Which reminds me how did you recent gig go?
Steve
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urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Impassioned vocals
thanks stevel... yeah, a live track, except the trumpet bit.

i'll clink my glass to you!

my gig went very well, thanks!

- d

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Alannah said 4883 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
I'm still hearing .....
Neil Young ..... don't know if its the style or the vocals .... but it's all a GOOD THING .... anyway .... production wise .. I had to keep sliding my volume button up and down to keep it even .... it would come on a little loud and I would turn it down a bit .. and then it went too quiet .... and I had to turn it up again .... but I like the lyrics and the melody and the song in general .... I'm a little on the fence with the horn at the beginning ....
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urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
I'm still hearing .....
i knew i'd especially get the neil young reference on this one for some reason.
odd because i listen to him so rarely... but i dig it.

thanks to let me know about volume levels - i always use headphones that seem
to block out a lot of sound. i'll be recording with an engineer soon, though -
so... that'll fix that!

yes, the trumpet. i was having fun there - just got it. haven't played in years.
maybe it'll go or i'll move it or something... we'll see.

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Frog4 said 4883 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Like your voice
Horn intro is interesting, but doesn't feel like a fit. Your voice has a real
nice, sweet vibrato. Does remind of Neil Young. Lyrics are a little
disjointed and eclectic; would feel it more if there were a story to hold
together.
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urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Like your voice
thanks Frog...

yeah, the horn. ha!

-d

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charliechen said 4883 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Some potent images
I won't say much about the production since you acknowledge that it is a demo. I will put in my vote for the No Coronet side. I don't think it adds anything and in fact it set me up to expect something much different than what your song really is. I really like the one take feel, but think that your recording would benefit from the use of a metronome to keep tempo.

The song itself I enjoyed. Your singing is plaintive and beautifully unadorned as usual.

You have some great images throughout the song. I especially like the line "I rode in on stolen horses." Six words that speak volumes. I agree with Frog4 above that the verses don't seem to flow into each other with coherence. But then you may have wanted that effect: like a vignette for each stanza.

Good job overall.
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urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Some potent images
i think more than a metronome, i needed to be able to reconcile the shift in
rhythms into the chorus. i think i've managed to do that recently. this is
really a premature recording i'm beginning to think. i've changed lyrics, too.
but the feedback here is helping maybe.

yes, cut the coronet, or move it or something...

thanks about the singing. ;)

the lyrics, yes.. they don't flow. i'm not sure they're supposed to. yes, more
like vignettes. the stages of preparation. capturing a mood more than telling
a story. that sounds so pretentious. oh well.

thanks again!

- d

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said 4883 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
I hade to...
listen on this two times and it is a good song.
But I think you maby have too put the guitar more back in the song.
Know I feel it came too much on and the voice were drowned by the
guitar.
Skean
urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
I hade to...
yeah, the guitar is overwhelming, you're right - if i had it in a separate track i'd
remix it, but i think i'm stuck with it where it is right now.

glad you liked the song anyway - thanks for the comment!

- d

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Einarus said 4883 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
I like this...
...except maybe the coronet. It kinda doesn't seem to fit in here. I would
like, however, to hear more of it, just in a place where it really belongs :)
But again, a really nice track - good performance and a fine recording,
although there's always room, it seems, for improvement in that area.
Very nice.
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urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
I like this...
what coronet? i didn't hear a coronet? you must be losing your mind!

always room for improvement in the recording department. i think i'll be having
someone else do it except for demos starting soon, so that'll help a lot!

thanks ein!

- d

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caroline said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
ha!! ein-stein and i agree!!
i love the 'urbnite' sound - vocals and guitar - i am sure that you will be able to find somewhere else to stick that trumpet!!! i would like to hear it again though - just not here! great song - just loose that brass xoxo
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urbnite said 4882 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
ha!! ein-stein and i agree!!
yes yes, i know. stick the trumpet... wait, where?

i might replace it with some mid-song whistling... i know you hate it when i
whistle, but this song seems to like it. i'm not sure.

thanks love!

xoxo

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said 4881 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
Good stuff
This is a good performance. It sounds live, and is (I read one of the other
reviews). Good job. Good guitar. Well done. You are the first person I
talked to on this website by the way. Thanks. I'm glad I got to hear your
song. God Bless.
urbnite said 4881 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
Good stuff
thanks jonathan...

glad to be the one to welcome you! thanks for the kind words.

have fun around here!

- d

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springclock said 4881 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
once again
another up close and personal performance. You really have your own
voice which is a really great thing. You convey the lyrics in a unique tone
while painting a picture. So much for just vox and acoustuc....Nice work
as always....Ian
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urbnite said 4881 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
once again
thanks ian!

might hear a repost of this soon... with some modified lyrics.

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springclock said 4881 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
once again
another up close and personal performance. You really have your own
voice which is a really great thing. You convey the lyrics in a unique tone
while painting a picture. So much for just vox and acoustuc....Nice work
as always....Ian
Check out my latest song called The Great Purification
said 4881 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
layin' it out
Like charliechen said, plaintive and beautifully unadorned voice.
Love that coronet intro. Plan on singing this live in a bar or coffee
shop?
urbnite said 4880 days ago (May 9th, 2006)
layin' it out
thanks richard.

i'm glad you and selters liked the coronet - i'm kind of partial to it myself. but
the masses have spoken - it'll probably go in the future.

yeah, i'm sure i'll play this one out. i'm digging it.

- d

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said 4849 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
layin' it out
The cafe crowd will dig it

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moorlandt said 4851 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
great voice
Wow, this is full of passion man. OK, the trumpet... I don't think it really adds to the track. Just leave it out I suggest.
Although the production quality is not top notch (and I don't care anyway), this is a song that stands out by its honnesty and simplicity. Great work. I touched.
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urbnite said 4850 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
great voice
thanks walter...

yup yup - trumpet gone! you heard the new one, i don't need to tell you.

thanks for the kind words.

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springclock said 4851 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
wow
this is great....love the repost....glad you took the time....this really really
breathes very well....and not a lot of songs can do that....always so much
clutter but not here....you really have achieved a nice and woody sound
with this one
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urbnite said 4850 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
wow
hey ian -

not sure what woody means, but it makes me think of my guitar, so it can't be
bad.

glad you stopped by... i'll let you know when the band's recorded. :)

- d

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said 4850 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
LET ME GUESS!
You and the Coronet got high? Love the intro!
urbnite said 4850 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
LET ME GUESS!
oh yeah. what? i got lost in my coronet. um, oh yeah. huh.

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