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Out in the Woods


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Ash Tree

 Genre: Indie Rock

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This is about a time me and my girlfriend stayed inside, being unhealthy. Then we had our daughter and things changed…
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Lyrics
We moved in on Saturday
thought we needed a change
We were out in the woods
learning how to make matches of soot
In the pouring rain
showering the sky with praise
We were out in the woods
learning how to make shelter of dirt
But it’s warm and safe
loving everything we hate
We were out in the woods
learning how to make heaven on earth
Is hell just the place
where we make our mistakes?
No, it is out in the woods
learning how to make heaven not good

We moved in on Saturday
thought we needed a change
We are out of the woods
learning how to take care
for the first time we have a way
to grow a life and raise
We are out of the woods
learning how to make most of her world

Song Stats
Hits: 3458
Comments: 13
Fans: 8
Plays: 135
Downloads: 134
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Feb 20, 2007 - 04:11:25 PM
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2007 - 04:11:25 PM Last Played: May 31, 2019 - 06:15:27 AM
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Hardware:
M-Audio Firewire Solo
M-Audio Oxygen 61
Crappy Yamaha acoustic
Old Squier Stratocaster
Gibson SG bass
Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-770
Software:
Garageband
Logic Express
Comments
echoroom said 4555 days ago (March 1st, 2007)
Fer chrissakes..
.. why has no-one listened to this yet? Jesus, this is wonderful, man - the kick-in in the middle scared the shit out of me though, as I'd turned the track up really loud. Nice mix (although the vox sound a little ..odd, can't quite work out why).
This actually reminds me of the Cocteau Twins a little bit.

Great refrain .. the 'out in the woods' is really catchy.

I'm SO glad i found this - excellent stuff, man.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Light Sleeper
Ash Tree said 4555 days ago (March 1st, 2007)
thanks
Steve, thanks a lot for listening. I was hoping this song would get more listens, but I’m not quite the active Macjam’s participant/commenter, more of a lurker.

Yeah, the bridge scared me once or twice when I was studying the verse and then the bridge suddenly hit. I’ve turned it down since then.

Check out my latest song called So Long
echoroom said 4555 days ago (March 1st, 2007)
hey henry
... hopefully more people will discover this, it deserves to be heard.

look forward to hearing more from you

steve
Check out my latest song called Light Sleeper
stevewhit said 4554 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
I AGREE WITH ECOROOM!
This sounds good to me. Nice intro and vocals etc. Great arrangement and effects. I can't believe you got that negative comment that you mentioned in the main forum, well actually whoever wrote that probably
as totally jealous of what you can actually do. Great lyrics and a definite fave, Thanks for posting!!
Don't be put off please stick with MJ and post more !
Best Wishes and Regards
Steve
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Ash Tree said 4554 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
thanks too
I mentioned in that forum post that I wasn't fishing for compliments. But I'll take em.
Check out my latest song called So Long
Scott Carmichael said 4554 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
you've created an exellent atmosphere
This is mysterious and etherial... I love your approach to story telling here... and your synth choices, and your approach to move the songs rythem is very original... i found myself thinking "I wouldn't have done it that way and it really works well".... In the process you took me there "the woods" This is a great listen...

thanx for that
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Ed Hannifin said 4554 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
Well, there's a lot to love in this one...
I love the layers of guitars, augmented with nice synth tones...

And I like your vocals very much...

Great alt-waltz rhythm... that Yamaha acoustic is nicely recorded, and some of the chunky stuff from the Squier Strat has a really nice fat tone... The melody is infectious, catchy, suitable to the lyric...

And the lyric is just fractured enough... to make lots of sense in a small space...

Nicely done...

Ed
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Alannah said 4553 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
I think ....
... I would bring the vocals up a little in the mix ... perhaps a little more forward ... and I echo echoroom ... where he questions the effect which may have been placed on the vocal track ... almost a little "flanged" ... which sometimes also occurs when using a "chorus" effect ... to my ears they came out alightly muffled and difficult to hear. p.s. can I have your day job if you quit it?
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drakonis said 4553 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
like it
Nice piece here, I like the rolling (fast 6/8?) rhythm, intriguing chords, well-written lyrics, and the slowly building power in the song. What I didn't like as much (listening in headphones, mind you) was that the mix felt a little lopsided. The vocals were a little to the right instead of dead-center, and the high-pitched flangy synthy thing that came in near the beginning was way off to the right, and the low-pitched cello-like synth was way off to the left, so it felt like the right side was treble-heavy and the left side was bass-heavy. Other than that, things seemed pretty well mixed, the drums came up when the rest of the piece got louder... I'd agree that the singing could have been boosted a little. Welcome to Macjams... and I look forward to you taking some time away from your day job to keep making music :-) It looks like your little one likes it!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Ash Tree said 4552 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
thanks everyone
Thanks for listening. I separate stuff left/right because of the number of tracks. If they were all panned center, it's harder to separate them out. The vocals: this is my second song recorded on Garageband. Still figuring it out. The vocals are mixed using a tweaked "Male Basic." Don't know if there's flanger or chorus on it. I'll check it out. For this song it almost make sense.


Check out my latest song called So Long
ktb said 4529 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
brilliant
This track is no less than that. Energy and soul, and nice production. to boot. I agree the vocal could stand to come up a little. Plenty of tension in the progression, full of emotion, and yet clear in the ear. This takes a bunch of pure talent to accomplish. Enjoyed it
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racerat said 4457 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
great
I was just going through some old fav'd songs on my home page and came across your name, and I thought who is this guy? Why did I like his song? It was the first one you'd ever posted here. So, I come back to your page. Has he uploaded others? YES Jesus he freakin' HAS. This is a gem. Really full and warm. Sorry it took me so long to get here. I am fav'ing and dwnl'ding this too. I can learn something from this song. I just LOVE it's vibe. That's all I can say. Great spirit, lyrics, strong warm mix. just perfect. Thx,
philip
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ageofthedeathtree said 4326 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
great!
love this tune! love the kick in the middle also...shoulda read the comments...scared the shit outta me also. great songwriting here man, keep it up. looking forward to some new tracks!

age
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Name: Henry Baum
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