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Checking Out


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stevel

 Genre: Acoustic

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Just wrote this song today...have kept it pretty sparse and melancholic hehe
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Lyrics

Where ever you lay your heart
that's your home
hotel rooms all look the same
when you're on your own

Chorus
Are you checking out
of this lonely room
or checking in
for another day


And all the time I'm wondering
why you had to have to go
were the city lights too bright
for your gentle soul


Well I lay on the beach
the tide starts to come back in
but there's nothing the sunshine can do
to warm this troubled skin

I hit the minibar at half past two
but senseless drinking at night
won't bring back you

I'm watching a game show on TV
but this game is nothing
to the one you played on me!

Song Stats
Hits: 3727
Comments: 10
Fans: 8
Plays: 134
Downloads: 136

Uploaded: May 19, 2007 - 08:10:48 AM
Last Updated: May 19, 2007 - 08:10:48 AM Last Played: Jan 11, 2019 - 07:46:31 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha acoustic
Software:
LE7
Comments
Talknrok said 4420 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Nice
composition. the voice of the yamaha is nice and warm but it needs a little tweak to make it fit better with the strings. Good work
Peter Bauckham said 4419 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
I like sparse
arrangements like these. Good vocal performance and guitar work. The strings near the end are a nice touch. There's a bit a hiss on the recording but it certainly didn't detract - and in the days of digital silence I actually find it adds a bit of welcome character.

Thanks for sharing. Peter
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rtcooper said 4419 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
STRAIGHT ON
Spare and Airy.

Nice Capture and Mix. Pure.
Really nice Guitar behind the Bittersweet.

best regards,
Coop
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michael2 said 4419 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
mmm
perfect. nothing to say but, great job and i'm enjoying this immensely.
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echoroom said 4419 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Empty room
This has a lovely light, airy feel to it, like a service station at 3 am. - almost haunted. Your voice sounds great when it goes down to 'out' in the chorus.

Nice work, as per Steve.

Steve
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jiguma said 4418 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Late night melancholy
Not bad for a "just wrote this song today" effort Steve!
Nice sounds - in your own very original style.
Neil
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said 4413 days ago (May 26th, 2007)
nice capture
on the guitar. sweet playing, too. Peaceful, contemplative mood. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

. - Harold
thetiler said 4410 days ago (May 28th, 2007)
Nice singing
and like the addition of the strings. Your vocal is a very natural good -sounding -deeper -type - voice which is refreshing here. Got to have some those stevel voicings because MJ would not be the same with out it!

Nice

Thanks for sharing
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bronco said 4409 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Sweet
This brings back memories of when I had to do a lot of traveling for the job I had then.
Good use of it as a metaphor for affairs of the heart. Really like these lyrics. Beautiful guitar and soulful vocal makes it a winner!
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said 4394 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
lovley
you have a nice deep voice that lends itself to the lyrics enjoyed!
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Name: stephen lang
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