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Dreamland


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Orbett

 Genre: Acoustic Rock
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One of the first songs I've ever written and the first I've recorded on my own, as you can tell by the terrible quality of the recording, but I'm working on the basis that practise really does make perfect ;) Enjoy :)
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Lyrics
'I once dreamed,
Of a place,
Where we two could be free,
Free from the bonds that stop us,
Being what we want to be,
Free from the bonds that tie us,
Tie us to the ground,
The bonds that stop us flying,
When no one is around,
One day when I wake up,
You and I will be,
In that world I dreamed of,
Out of this world,
Free.

(Chorus)
Soaring over mountains,
And defying Gravity,
Doing what the Hell we want,
In our own reality,
Nothing to contain us,
Be what we want to be,
No one can berate us,
In that wonderful world of dreams.

Sadly it's a Dreamland,
And we all know dreams 'aint real,
Stuck on dumb old Planet Earth,
And here our fate is sealed.
Forced to do the same old things,
Every goddam day,
Things'd be so different,
If we two had our way.
There would be no keeping,
Us locked inside a room,
Being Taught when we'd rather be sleeping,
Or gazing at the moon.

(Chorus)

One day we two will run away,
Create this perfect world,
But 'till then we're stuck like this,
It makes my insides curl,
To know I'll never fly with you,
O'er mountaintops up high,
I'll just lie and gaze longingly,
At the never ending sky,
And all my life I'll wonder,
How things could have been,
Had you and I been born into,
That wonderfull world of dreams...

(Chorus)
Song Stats
Hits: 2092
Comments: 7
Fans: 3
Plays: 111
Downloads: 0
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Aug 28, 2008 - 12:48:55 PM
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2008 - 06:39:40 PM Last Played: Feb 03, 2019 - 12:08:16 AM
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Comments
Willywagga said 3981 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Great First Song
This is really great for a first song, the harmonies on the chorus are excellent. I think there's a little clipping here and there and a little surplus noise which my songs have plenty of as well, it's worth while to go back over the individual tracks separately to edit out those bits.
The song itself is excellent and has elements of REM which is a good thing. The drums could do with a little variation but then I'm always told the same thing. Fact is you have a great song here and great voice and voices, I'm really looking forward to hearing more.
Well done.
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Willywagga said 3981 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
oops
I forgot to add that it is even more impressive when one considers that you're only 14 years old.



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said 3981 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Terrible quality?
Not at all. The production is actually pretty good. The acoustic guitar sounds good. The voices are balanced. Good lyrics. Well constructed song. Based on a headphone listen, here are a couple of suggestions from someone who is also riding the learning curve. The cymbal crash is too repetitive. There's nothing that says "midi" like a repetitive drum loop. Add a bit of syncopation, a roll here and there, so that it sounds more like a drummer is actually there -- not too much, just some spice. The bass drum is a bit heavy, maybe at the near-clip level. Download a free demo of Addictive Drums, and you will hear a big difference that you will like. Some panning would be useful. It sounds like everything is right in front of me. The second vocal should be spatially separated from the lead. You could double the acoustic guitar, then pan each track left and right, with slightly different reverb settings. That fills things out, although I'm not an expert in that area. If there is a bass guitar, I can barely hear it. A more distinctive bass track will help fill the frequency space, and I think this type of song benefits from that. Keep the bass centered. Finally, and this is a debatable point, I think a break or two in the vocal tracks would add some useful contrast. For example, just before the final chorus, let your solo instrument take over for a bit, then finish up with the chorus.
Just my opinion, and, of course, opinions vary.

Nice job! Pretty amazing really. I have a 13-year-old son, and if he had pulled this off, I'd be very proud.
Feter said 3981 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Dreamland
very nice song my friend .. I m enjoyin your singing
good lyrics ...ok now you need a bass player maybe
piano ? ...to complete this fine song ..let them comin
my friend ...loved your style ...welcome to MJ ..!!!!
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Orbett said 3981 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Thanks :)
Thanks mate, I really appreciate it. I'll be uploading more soon, so keep an eye ;)
Peace ;)
J
Check out my latest song called Dreamland
said 3981 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
deep,
strong voice on you - you keep a great pitch, just outstanding control there, KEEP SINGING!!!!

. - Harold
Orbett said 3981 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Thanks guys :)
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the kind words and feedback! Defenitely encouraging me to upload more ;)
Peace!
J
Check out my latest song called Dreamland
MarkHolbrook said 3979 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
Excellent for a first song..
The sound bed could contain a little more strength, like maybe a bass working with the guitar would be nice!

Also everything is pan centered except certain parts of the drums. I'd pan stuff stuff left and right to create come separation. Especially the harmonized vocals.. They would sound really cool panned.


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