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Say you don't love me


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apb

 Genre: Pop (mainstream)

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Another old one of mine re-vamped. Inspired by a weird foreign film I saw in my youth.

Abstract art courtesy of my youngest daughter Rebecca (age 5).

Early mix - no bass!

Originally performed by my old band "Nobody Knows" in oh .. around '93-'94. This is dedicated to them:

Lead vocals:Justine/Jerry
Keyboards & b.vox: Amanda
Drums: Mathew
Bass: James
Guitars & b.vox: APB
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Lyrics
Come on
Da .. la dee da ..
Yeah,
Woo hoo

v1
So long since the good times have come around,
If we could be happy,
So much more than I ever could ask for ..

Takin' our time,
Doin' it right,
Once in a lifetime,
I long to hear you say ..

Chorus
"So say you don't love me ...
'Cos if you can't, you do .."

v2
So why do I find I'm on my own again?
There must be someone ..
Is that too much for anyone to ask for?

Lookin' for you,
Playin' it right,
Tied up inside,
I long to hear you say ..

v3
So it's goodbye to the good times,
I'm on my own ..
I can't find someone ..
To hold and love and be all I ever wished for ..

Lookin' for you,
Pleasin' myself,
Not lookin' for you,
Don't need no one else
Song Stats
Hits: 5497
Comments: 46
Fans: 17
Plays: 645
Downloads: 22
Votes: 15
Uploaded: Oct 01, 2006 - 10:24:49 AM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2006 - 08:36:02 AM Last Played: Mar 04, 2019 - 05:47:48 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
Mac Mini,
MOTU Traveler,
SM58,
Yamaha APX-8A Acoustic guitar
Software:
GB v3,
Drums on Demand
Comments
said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Heavy Man..
Super cool 10s all over it.
Thnax for sharing this excellent tune.
Take care
Kenta
apb said 4582 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
Thanks
10s! You are in love .. and in a good mood ..glad I caught you. lol

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BranDaMan said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Shweet!
Love that guitar strummin'. Great production.!
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Vic Holman said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
beautifully done
playing and production is tight. has a Kansas vibe going on and you
pulled it off. great work!
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said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Hey you rock
I agree production is top notch, vocals are complimentary to each other,
nice melodies, cool lyrics, good Job
Cori Ander said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Wonderful
Such a wonderful go! Really cool and groovy in the same time! Great
compostition. Vocals are wonderful. And it is all very professionally made.
(You just got a new fan).
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apb said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Thanks
your enCorigible .. ;o)

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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caroline said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
oh thank you chaps...
... leave it to me to say that the instrumental intro is too long - i don't mind - he can take it!! hey alan - the into is far too long - cut it!!! otherwise - i like it! i'll buy it!! i'll give it 5! ... erm ... wrong show - well - i'll vote!! big loves .. xoxox
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apb said 4582 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
Trust ...
... in them leaving a woman to do a mans job eh? pfft ;o)

it's a fair point, well presented .. and I resemble that remark ..lol

I'll cut it! Where though? Lose 6mins and 2s of the intro? lol

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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apb said 4582 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
you ..
.. never did vote .. you big fibber you .. ;o)

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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caroline said 4582 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
i know but...
... i intend too!!! ;)

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the falling leaves drift by the window... the autumn leaves of red and gold...
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echoroom said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Rockin
that is one rocking tune, man! And the production is awesome!

Top marks all the way.

Steve
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apb said 4582 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
Cheers
glad you liked this even though it's still a bit squiffy and still needs some work

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
ziti said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
i agree with
caroline...the intro is too long for a pop song..(this is coming from me,
king of the long intro!)...but for this tune it was confusing...just made
me wait for the nice vocals just a bit too long...

your production is spot on here, and this is a nice tune...with the right
bass part it will be very effective...

nice stuff

z
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apb said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Thanks
I agree .. the intro (which is in the song later anyway) will be removed for
more 'radio edit' kind of thing - it was never the arrangement for the
original - that always started with the first verse.

Heck - I didn't really even know to put it under Pop genre at all ..

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moorlandt said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
brilliant
What an energy! I love the little breaks, keeping the lister fascinated from start to end. Such a neat production as well. I feel the singer is sometimes a bit unsure on the high notes, but this is just a senseless little quibble compared to the overall brilliant vocal performance in this song. A download for sure. - Walter
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apb said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Thanks
I felt I misled you a bit in the lid Walter .. this is me re-doing everything, as
usual, unless credited in the song title.. so the high note shy vocalist is me .. lol

and your right .. I will tighten up those bits in v2. Some bits are better than
others ... so I know I can do it ..

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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apb said 4583 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
PS
I've also since noticed there is something funky going
on in the recording at the "So why .." line and the last
verse is 'badly' sung .. very flat "you"'s .. doh ..


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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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moorlandt said 4580 days ago (October 4th, 2006)
hmmm
don't be so hard on yourself, alan. This is a great song...

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Ed Hannifin said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Haven't heard...
...some nice pop rock in a bit...

Caroline's right, of course, the intro goes on too long for a pop song
(at least unless you had, I dunno, John Entwhistle playing some French
horn in the middle of it or somthing...), but at least it's not an ODIOUS
long intro...it's a fun, catchy, well recorded and very tuneful long
intro...

Song's great, the singing's great, and I would only suggest that maybe
in the sonic spectrum a little more oomph in the bass end would
complete the picture. As is, though, this'd sound great coming over car
speakers...

Ed
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apb said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Thanks
ejh - I guess you missed this in the lid: "Early mix - no bass!" lol ..

Glad you liked it.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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jie said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
i do love you
Very nice groove mate. some nice geetar strummin and playin. Vocal is cool too and well produced.I am green with envy Cheery
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apb said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
You must ..
stop drinking .. lol

Seriously .. thanks big yin.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
stevel said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Very nice indeed
A fab power pop number...top stuff!
Steve
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apb said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Thanks
Steve - wasn't sure if you'ld like this more commercial stuff. Glad you did.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Denny Borsboom said 4583 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
I think the intro...
...is just fine. Actually, I really liked it. It's unusual for this type of song,
with a feel good vibe and all that, but it didn't bother me at all. I think
this song has considerable hit potential.The vocal could be little bit
more in front, perhaps it could use a little polishing up in terms of
equalization. Amazing, the sort of stuff you find on this site. Thanks
for posting this.
Bye
Denny
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apb said 4576 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Thanks Denny
I'll will secumb to opinion to shorter for v2, add bass and light drums on the
verses, make vocal corrections .. but I probably will still post an unmastered
version and wait until everything is in before I try to EQ a bit better during
mastering. I don't know if this is a good approach as I am new to mastering.

In fact, I have only posted one thing I have tried mastering .. "Where there's
a will" and I have since got a bit better at recording vocals. Living and learning ..

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
scotsmanlerxt said 4583 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
You are a monster!
I'm a big Kansas fan so I'll try not to go off on a Kansas tangent. I agree
with pretty much all that's been posted so far. This one needs to be in my
car on my many road trips.

Kudos all around!
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apb said 4582 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
Thanks alot
.. nothing makes me more proud than to know people have downloaded and will listen as they are driving around, going about their daily buisness ... creates a swell
picture in my head ..

Do you know, I must confess I have never heard Kansas ..
in fact it wasn't until you commented I realised that Vic
was talking about a band and not the place .. I'm such a
nonce. Easily, rectified .. please send me a note with
some of your favourite titles and I'll give them a listen.

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SlimGirlFat said 4583 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
WOOHOO
What a fabulous song ..
Mixed so well, and sounds Brilliant!

d/L and in my car

Slimmie
apb said 4583 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
Thanks Slimmie
. I thought you'ld like the "woo hoo"s ;o) ... this
extended, "live" arrangement, remix (!?) was an attempt
to add 2mins or so onto this song .. so I can get my butt
playing live in SL faster .. and not have write another
2 minute song .. lol

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
TobinMueller said 4582 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
Looking forward to the finished product
Some very nice moments, but in my ears the intro is much too long,
unless a different level of soloing, etc., is layered in. Also, the vocals
seem too forward. I like the organ, the use of guitars, the minimalist
piano. You solo vocals track is honest and evocative, altho some times
during your harmonized chorus a pitch problem emerges. There is a
demo feel to the track, unfinished, as your comments suggest. I look
forward to your finished product.
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apb said 4582 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
Thanks
for your honest critique - yup so far it's an unmastered, imcomplete thang -
I'll correct the vocal mistakes in v2, as I add a bass track and most likely
go back to the version that starts from 1:30 in (ie. v1 and skips the intro) ..
I'll just have to "Woo Hoo" in the 'return' instead .. lol

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said 4581 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
Holy Heck !
Sorry it took me so long to get to this.. very sorry:(
Freaking brilliant man, brilliant!

Im stunned at your continued competence and furthering of your sound.

*grins*
apb said 4581 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
No problem ..
.. you were forgiven at "Holy Heck" ... lol.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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jiguma said 4581 days ago (October 4th, 2006)
Crying out!
Lots of energy in this, but as has already been said - far too long an
intro. With some serious editing this would be an excellent radio song.
While this edit would definitely work live, it kind of goes far too long in
the recorded context (says he who rarely produces anything less than 5
minutes). Shades of Yes in here as well. Excellent performance, both
vocals and instruments - this is crying out for a strong bass line.
Neil
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apb said 4576 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Thanks Neil
.. I'm working on the bass part..er .. slowly but steadily ..

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Feter said 4580 days ago (October 4th, 2006)
Great rockin feelin here !!
very bright song ..great strummin .I loved
the drums so very much ... great keyboard backin
loved you singin as well apb !! very free willin
singin ..I like it ..ye Dont need none else !!
great Job !!
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apb said 4576 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Thanks alot
for your continued support. I'm new to Drums on Demand (DoD) drum loops
and started using them as
a) I heard the results of good use here at MJ
b) it will hopefully speed up my production (doing midi drums is slow) and so
far has.
c) the drum loop quality is very good and consequently makes a huge
boost to the overall sound standard.
d) it's a fairly flexible system of doing drum tracks

Now, hopefully the makers of DoD will see this and send me some freebies ..
lol.



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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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haribo said 4580 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
such a style :)
such a cool, chilled style!!! love the organ in the background og beats

btw! is it all your voice?????? so young!!!!!
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apb said 4579 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
All me ..
GB and DoD .. all newly recorded just last weekend,
~13 years after the song was written and last performed.
So I might have sung it in a younger way perhaps since that's how I remember it - but I think it's true of my voice when I try singing higher I start to sound more
'teenager/boyish' - can't help it...

Glad you liked it.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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j2morrow said 4579 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
Oh, yeah
Another wonderful production. Very fresh feel to this song.
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apb said 4576 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Thank you..
.. my kind friend.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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Schello said 4576 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
,-)
Bravo come sempre!
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apb said 4576 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Babelfished
Grazie per il vostro interesse continuato nel mio lavoro ed i vostri voti di genere.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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apb said 4576 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
just as well I didn't say ..
".. nel mio lavabo.." lol

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