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Life Was Made For Dreamers


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j2morrow

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is my second posting and it's 180 degrees from my first. I do some finger-picking on the guitar, singing and a little lead. I kept trying to add more to the recording but the song rejected nearly all additions. It was like a lovely young woman who refuses to use make-up or wear a fancy summer dress. So, here she is, scrubbed clean, dressed in cut-off jeans and a halter top. Hope you enjoy the song. Comments welcome.
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Lyrics
LIFE WAS MADE FOR DREAMERS

I left home under a dark cloud to find my place in the sun.
But the clouds only followed me, no matter where I would run.

But life was made for dreamers, following a dream.
For lovers who’re not sure what love means.
And, like me, my heart is a drifter, searching through the land.
For a man without a dream is not a man.

With my stomach just as empty as the pockets of my jeans,
I live each day from hand to mouth with a song and dance routine.

(Chorus)

I’ve searched all my life for a dream to call mine.
And I’ve loved many a lady many a-time.
But it seems that my pockets must have holes at the seams
For I cannot hang onto a dream.

(Chorus)

Copyright, 2006, JT Morrow
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Comments: 16
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Plays: 160
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Uploaded: Aug 17, 2006 - 12:39:46 AM
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2006 - 12:39:46 AM Last Played: Dec 03, 2018 - 10:50:35 PM
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Comments
AEROjet said 4504 days ago (August 17th, 2006)
Simon and Garfunklish
Hey, great clean sound. I know how hard it is sometimes to record live
vocals (unless of course you have a soundbooth to record in). If it were
my descision, i'd put a little reverb on the vocal track to keep the etheral
feeling the same as the guitar.

Your voice sounds familiar to me, like an good friend of mine.

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j2morrow said 4503 days ago (August 17th, 2006)
Simon and Garfunklish
Simon & Garfunklish...I'm humbled. If I only had Art's voice and Paul's depth.
Really, you're overly gracious, but thanks for the comparison.
Yeah, a little reverb on the vocals might be just the thing. I'll get it a try. Many
thanks for your comments, Joel.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
Willywagga said 4502 days ago (August 18th, 2006)
Like it
Reminds me a little of Martin Carthy in tone, but then again the sound is
all your own. I love the sentiments expressed so sweetly. Nice guitar.
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j2morrow said 4502 days ago (August 18th, 2006)
Like it
Thanks, I appreciate that. I have to admit I'm not familiar with Martin Carthy but
when I googled him I see he's been out there for quite a while. I'll definately
check out his work. All the best.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
seamus said 4501 days ago (August 19th, 2006)
Weavers
Great tune, and music, I have several lp's of the Weavers, the original, and the reunion after they were black listed by the idiot McCarthy's hearing.Pete Seegar wtote some similiar,we went to the flat boat festivals he ran, to clean up the rivers,also Simon and Garfunkel. Belongs in Nashville.
Best,
Seamus
j2morrow said 4501 days ago (August 20th, 2006)
Weavers
Thanks for the kind words, Seamus. Funny you should mention Nashville; that's
where I grew up. I guess ours past always stays with us, doesn't it? Take care.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
heatherbrooks said 4500 days ago (August 20th, 2006)
i like your description of this song
you have a way with words. i could hear a snippet of this tune in a movie
where the lead character is at some sort of crossroads...standing on a
windy cliff in scotland with his back to the camera. i like the delay effect
on the guitar although at times the rhythm seems a little shaky. i agree
with your stripped down mentality-this is a story that doesn't need much
to tell it. thanks for sharing.
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j2morrow said 4496 days ago (August 24th, 2006)
i like your description of this song
Hey thanks, Heather.
Glad you dropped by for a listen.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
TobinMueller said 4489 days ago (August 31st, 2006)
Authentic feel
Fascinating sound you achieve, almost like you run your vocals thru the
guitar amp. I like the olde English folk feel and the electric effects. The
lyrics are classic, perhaps too so; a few lines reciting a more unique
detail, something to ground this song in only you, might drive it home
more. At the end of the track I heard a soft hand percussion fade and
wondered if it was playing the entire while; not needed - I 'd also cut the
intro 4 beat hits. This is a fascinating sound. I'd put a slight reverb on
your vocals to place it more inside the guitar space, just a tad. Very nice
lush yet sparse feel. An honest, authentic sensibility.
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j2morrow said 4486 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
Reply: Tobin Mueller
Great suggestions--but I've noticed your suggestions are always insiteful.
I appreciate you listening to my song and giving me feedback. I'll
definately use your comments in the next go-around. Thanks, Tobin.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
said 4454 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
Where's Linda Thompson When You Need Her?
I wasn't expecting this after listening to the previous two.
I'm reminded of Irish folk music through a Daniel Lanois production.
j2morrow said 4451 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Hey, Bill
Yeah, it's my Nashville roots and Irish ancestry showing through, I guess. Wow,
wouldn't Linda Thompson sound good singing this? Richard too, for that matter.
Thanks again for listening.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
rsolorio said 4377 days ago (December 22nd, 2006)
Dreamy
The song has surreal space and textures going on. It's as thought the music was a landscape to the lyrical foreground. Nice creation.
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j2morrow said 4352 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Thanks, Roy
I appreciate your comments. Yeah, I can't listen to the song myself without seeing many of the roads I've traveled with their surrounding landscapes.

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
guitapick said 4329 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Very nice...
lyrics and music. Great blend. Nice addition of the electronic sound. Subtle. Love the guitar. 12 string or chorus?
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j2morrow said 4328 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Thanks, Bob
Yeah, I'd have to say this is one of my favorites song (although I plan to post a small lyrical change in the bridge soon as per Tobin's comment above).

Actually my first guitar was a 12 string and I've always liked their sound (although I gave mine to my nephew when he was younger). I played this tune on an Ovation 6 string, sweetened and filtered in GB. Many thanks for listening and for your generous comments.

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Music is the poetry of sound. -James McNeill Whistler
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
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