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When The Chips Are Down

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This is an improved (hopefully!) version of something I first posted almost a year ago as my first foray into vocals. I've recorded new vox with a few extra verses, beefed up the drums (DoD) and tried to improve the overall mix. Any feedback gratefully received.
cheers and thanks for listening,
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When the chips are down will you stand by me
When the day is done and all is set to be
If my senses fail will your love prevail
Will you cut the rope, release and set me free
Release and set me free

If I lose the way will you stay with me
Will you help me find an exit from the maze
When our days grow short and the night draws in
Can I count on you to light the fire within
To light the fire within

If our ship goes down will you cling to me
Will you stop me slipping deep beneath the waves
And I’ll try my best …. I won’t give up the quest
For the hidden truth that draws us to the light
That draws us to the light
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Uploaded: May 24, 2006 - 05:35:51 PM
Last Updated: May 24, 2006 - 05:35:51 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2019 - 08:59:37 AM
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said 4720 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
Good job.
Nice harmony, good mix also. Sounds good. Drums can have more
presence to give it more energy. Good job
philonnie said 4716 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Good job.
many thanks for the comment. I'll have a go at boosting the drums in the mix
cheers, phil
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Morning Light said 4719 days ago (May 25th, 2006)
well delivered message
great lyrics , voice, and guitar!
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philonnie said 4716 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
well delivered message
thanks for stopping to listen and comment nightbird, I appreciate your positive comments. phil
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said 4718 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
I like this. Interesting lyrics. Great vox and harmonies. Oh yeah---great
lead solo. A tad more volume on the drums might be a good thing, but
overall the mix is very pro. Nicely done Phil!

Be well!

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philonnie said 4716 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
Thanks a lot Michael, really appreciate your feedback; Yep, I'll have another go at tweeking the drums in the mix
cheers, phil
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