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Runaway (Feat EEFliess)


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MarkHolbrook

 Genre: Rock

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Description
This song is titled "Runaway".

Tracks:
Three primary guitar tracks done by myself.
Two fretboard mic tracks - Captured the pick clicks and string work on the primary guitar tracks
One bass track - I actually played my son's bass for this track! Enter Mark the bassist!!!
One organ track for accent
One primary vocal
and one harmony vocal (Harmony vocal is processed with flange and phase shift and LOTS of eq)

For the lead guitar tracks, I did two surrounding leads panned far left and right. Eddie (EEFliess) did the primary counter point lead which is centered and elevated in level. The three tracks seem to work wonderfully together. Thank you so much Eddie! I'm still amazed that two musicians that have never met can create things that work so well just sending ideas back and forth!!!

Eddie Fliess (EEFliess) laid down the drum percussion in about 10 minutes while he was at work!!! Man it would have taken me about a week to do drums this well! Thanks so much Eddie!

Once again this tune is what it is because of the help of another MacJammer not only for musical input but suggestions and ideas as well! Thanks again Eddie! You are an amazing musician! I look forward to MANY MORE collaborations with you!

This song marks the first song I've recorded a real live bass on. Man am I out of practice on bass! It took a few takes to get this right! It's not a particularly complex bass track but not having played for a long time I had trouble hitting the longer frets on the bass and that resulted in a lot of retakes.

Behind the song:

When I lived up in Seattle I worked with a man named Larry. For the women of MacJams Larry was simply drop dead hunk gorgeous. He could have been a Chippendale dancer in the blink of an eye. In fact I seem to remember he told me his previous girlfriend had submitted a picture of him to them. I'm not sure what happened with that, but he had the looks, the body and to go along with all that he was just a down right nice and wonderful guy. Not the least bit hung up on himself. It was kind of funny to go to bars with Larry... I mean the girls stared and sat with their mouths open drooling until someone pointed it out them... Then they'd look all embarrassed and act like they hadn't noticed!

During the time I worked with Larry he met and married a lady named Denise. Like himself, Denise was one of the "pretty people" of the world. She could have easily graced any magazine or been a NFL cheerleader. She had that all-American girl back home look that so many men adore.

There was just one problem in this "perfect" match. Denise could not seem to cope with the idea that she would settle down to be a wife, eventually a mother, and whatever would follow. She could not seem to adjust to a life alone with Larry. It seems she wanted the attention she once had when she was single.

Every few months Larry would come to work and confide in me that Denise had disappeared again. Usually she would go and get a hotel room, or stay with a friend and after she partied for a week or so would come home telling Larry how stupid she had been and would he take her back. It was like she was resisting the change from a party girl to a more settled life with partner.

Larry always took her back with more love and care than I think I could have come up with under the circumstances. He used to tell me about how he would sit with her and tell her that change is a good thing. She should welcome the changes in her life because they would keep life interesting.

This song is about Denise and Larry. After I left Seattle I have no idea what happened to them. I hope they managed to work things out and I really hope Denise was able to see that life could still be great!
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Lyrics
Run away
MRH 2008

I have seen you run away
leave our lives in disarray
Its taken so much time
you couldn't see things were fine

And you know its gonna change
Nothing ever stays the same
You know its gonna change
Nothing ever is the same

You've run away, far away
far way, so far away

Have you left it all behind
just memories in your mind
Is a new life taking form
Like a child new born

And you know its gonna change
Nothing ever stays the same.
You know its gonna change
Nothing ever is the same.

You've run away, far away
far way, so far away

Look at everything you've lost
How can you bear the cost
Every time you take flight
and disappear into the night

And you know its gonna change
Nothing ever stays the same.
You know its gonna change
Nothing ever is the same.

You've run away, far away
far way, so far away
Song Stats
Hits: 4935
Comments: 70
Fans: 49
Plays: 280
Downloads: 161
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Nov 23, 2008 - 10:24:09 AM
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017 - 12:37:59 PM Last Played: Feb 07, 2018 - 08:20:26 PM
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Hardware:
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Software:
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Comments
magnatone said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Runaway
Mark - this turned out GREAT! What a wonderful collab with the two of you - this is a team that MUST do more music together! Your vocals in here are terrific, and I'm LOVING the guitar work! Way to go guys - thanks for the great post
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hello Karen
Yes by all means if Eddie will work with me I'm certainly game! I'm really glad you enjoyed the work. Thanks for the votes on the vocals... I worked pretty hard on them.
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kassia said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
SIGH
Mark, what an incredible song. Your vocals on this are smooth and gentle, perfect for the song. The background vox are really great - again, perfect for the song. The amount of time you put into the mix and production on this really shows. It's just spotlessly clean and well-balanced, with a warm glow all around. The tune itself is lovely, great lyrics. Awesome job on the bass! Eddie's guitar work and percussion are wonderful additions to the piece. But really Mark, it's your vocals and great guitar work on this that really make it shine. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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kassia said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
double sigh
and look at you two...you're just so CUTE!
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Flattery will
get you everywhere!!!! <grin>
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hey Shay!
You are such a great supporter... There is not much I can sing but this one was right in the range I need to be in.

There are unfortunately a lot of retakes on my part in this... I messed up the intro like 10 times! The primary vocal took 3 takes, the backup took another 20,000 or so.

I seriously mean it... Eddie layed down the simple but fitting percussion track while at work... He said in chat: "Hang on..." He then posted, "I feel like Dr. Frankenstein..." Then 10 minutes later he sent me an email with the drums in place! Amazing!
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LunaTrick said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Nice collab
Melancholy song with nicely performed vocals, melodic guitars....

Well done!
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hi Daniel
Thanks so much for coming in to listen! I'm really glad you did!
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Re-al said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Really powerfully emotive song
Sad as the story is, having the background to your song is a great way to engage immediately with it. I get it instantly, The composition is perfect and the tempo is quite melancholy, so that fits too.

Nice work. Thanks for posting. Great guitar & vox.
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EEFliess said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Runaway
Mark's vocals and twangy guitar were perfect in setting the tone for the piece. I had fun working with him on it, passing files back and forth like a cyber game of tennis..."How does this sound?" "What do you think of this?" yadda yadda...

I wanted my take on the lead guitars to have an emotional Jefferson Starship/"Winds of Change"-Boston/"More Than a Feeling" effect, and wasn't sure at 90 bPm if I could pull it off...but I guess I did *grin*

can't wait for the next collab with him
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hi Re-al
Thanks so much for coming in to listen and post a comment!

I'm glad you enjoyed the tune! I do try to put the story behind the music out there. I enjoy that part myself.
Check out my latest song called Corn Whiskey
drakonis said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
melts in your mouth...
Love this, you two! Love the lyrics, story, guitar work, singing, and adore the song/music itself... feels almost Moody Blues-ish. The 3 minor suggestions are that the kick drum was slightly too loud, and Eddie's guitar sounded slightly muffled or "in a different space" than the rest of the music, and of course, the ending fade instead of a long sustained guitar chord with you whispering "so far away"... but you can use that for the CD version :-) Mark, your voice melts butter... emotive and smooth. Eddie, your guitar work slid right into place and polished this very nicely! This sounds like some old classic ballad that's been around the top of the charts for ages... excellent work you two!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hello Sir Dragon!!!
I'm really glad you liked this Eduard! You are at times a tough one to please as your standards are high as they should be being a dragon and all... you know part of the royal elite beings of the world!!! :-)

On the drums... They were added quickly... I can't fault Eddie or anyone for how they sound... They were patched in. Basically when I recorded the guitar I did it to the click track and frankly I got off time in a few places. I'm sure some of you will pickup on the timing mess up. I should have redone the entire thing but there were parts I really liked... During the choruses the chord changes were a bit rough (fast) for my 51 year old hands and I managed to get most of them right so I didn't want to lose that. Also Eddie did the drums in a matter of minutes as I was lost in the woods with my timing issues.

I don't really hear that Eddies guitar sounds different... Perhaps it's my old ears... I do know know that I forgot to add it to the standard set of effects (echo, reverb, etc)... I guess I was so excited when it came in that I just pushed it in, mixed the levels and was done. Alas another lesson in patience. That may be what you are hearing. It is probably EQed different too.

I REALLY like your idea for an ending... I wish I had thought of that! Ya... I'll do that for the CD version. Actually the ending is a hack too... Here is why. The song actually has an entire additional verse and the original guitar takes off into that verse! By the time I was done the song was like 7 minutes LONG!!! I figured no one, including myself is going to listen to this dirge for that long! So once again in the effort to save what I thought was a nice guitar track I did some audio cut/paste and cross fades and "created" an ending... But I like your idea much better!

Thanks on the vox... I'm really happy you liked it. As is typical for me, the primary vox took about 5 takes to get right. The backups... well... er... ya the project is big again! Hee hee!


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ttimson said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Friendship
Mark and I have been friends for years and yet he continually surprises me with his talent and caring. Enjoyed this very much.
MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Timson
It is so great to see you here... Trust me my friend, I will step aside and give you center position as deserved when you get started with your own music. Everyone knows that you will shine and take center stage! You have it in you and when the time permits you will blow MacJams away! I will sit back and smile!
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Feter said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Runaway
Gorgeous ...yuour vocal so deep and thoughtfull ..
the guitar work here is fabulous true classic tone..!!
the lead guitars here is just me away !!! ....
seems like the story of loving a party loving gurl .!!
really thankful for sharin the story and the topnotch
song ...Deep bow !!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Thank you Sir Feter
I will probably never know what really happened with Larry and Denise... Who knows... But ya the song does tell the story as I heard it.
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Alannah said 3523 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
This is great ....
... I especially enjoyed the vocal harmonies .... guitar is smooth .... nice all around !
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hey Allanuh
thanks for not being a stranger and coming in to listen!

I'm glad you enjoyed the song!
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tokai said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Like the description
it really paints that picture the song conveys. The lyrics tell that story well with some great playing, especially that soulful guitar which really starts the whole process. Voice, bass and other parts sound excellent. It is great to know that this story is so personal, to have that attachment to your subject matter makes it that bit more interesting. I guess i have seen a few Denise's in my time who have had similar pictures to paint and no doubt influenced other to write songs, books, film etc. Top tune guys.
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hello Tokai!
Thank you so much for the listen and the comment.

As said above I only heard Larry's side. I have no idea what went on behind closed doors, but sure looked to me like she had it all but didn't want it. Or at least was confused about it.

Thank you for coming by!
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ted23 said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Great
Really enjoyed this. Love the layered guitar sound and the whole production and feel.
I really appreciate the detailed info you give in the song description. It makes for very interesting reading and is a great insight into some of your techniques which i'm sure people would love to emulate.
Thanks
MarkHolbrook said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Hello Ted
Thanks so much... Some how I thought I answered your comment but it looks like I missed it. I love songs that give a description to read while you listen. That's why I do it!
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said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Description
The full dialog sets a great backdrop to what we listen to. Nice song guys -

Kind of a good/bad story - it could go both ways for partners, but what is striking to me is that most stories you hear like this end up being bad/bad tales of two people that don't get along and neither has the wherewithal to admit their own faults nor have the insight to understand what they're doing wrong themselves, ending up in a finger-pointing duel...

I blab on... Thanks for the song!

. - Harold
MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hi Harold
It is always great to see you in a comment!

You are right... This could have been a Larry bad guy, Denise good girl story... But the few times I saw them together he was a loving, caring, devoted husband. But Denise being as beautiful as she was seemed not to want to give up the spotlight that I'll bet shined down on her for so many years.

I'll never know. I've lost track of them over the years. By now they are both in their 50's like myself so either Denise finally settled down or she killed herself in the process. One can only hope for the best.
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Roxylee said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Story songs
are the best. Thank you for sharing this one with us. Reading the background info adds a lot of emotional impact to the song. You guys are amazing... I'm downloading this because it's 100% better than any story song that's on any radio station.
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hello Roxylee!
Gosh having you comment is always like a ray of sunshine! Thank you so much. You make me (us) feel wonderful with your support.

I'm super glad you enjoyed the song! I'm not sure we are "amazing"... just two guys making music is all. I'm just happy I can and even happier that some of it is appealing to people!
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CraizeeMusic said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
I love it!
The mix is positively amazing. i love the story too! Great song, great performance...really setting the bar for all of us with this one!

Thanks for sharing!
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
nice
nice production it sounded really good, loud and clear..picking sounds definetly add to the feel.
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hello Mr. Proto
Thanks for coming in for a listen. I too was impressed by how the picking sounds added to the song.
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hey Marshall!
Thank you so much for crazing on in for a listen and a comment!

I'm really glad you enjoyed the tune. I don't know about raising the bar... I'm glad you think so... But to me the bar is already way up there due to the level of talent on this site!
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Richard_Schletty said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
You've run away, far away
Smooth and engaging. Excellent song layout. I like that guitar soloing. The words are of interest to anyone who has been the victim of an exothermic runner.
MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hello Richard
It is so good to see you commenting on one of my songs!

Wow! What an honor! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the tune.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
yo
yea the picking gives it a natural organic feel, reminds you that there is a humanbeing relaying the sound. you want that human/intimate feeling with this kind of song, makes it more personal. compliments the content.
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jbazemore said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Best work so far
Hey Marko,

We have been friends for all but the first 3-4 years of our lives (not going to give away our ages old man) and I must say this is one of the best things I have heard. If I did not know your voice I would say it was someone else. Perfect for the song. You 2 are great together, hope you collaborate on more.
MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Thank you Sir Jim!
We've been around a bit haven't we! Thanks for taking the time to listen!
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michael2 said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
you
guys work great together, you are right the solos sound perfect together. really nice tune, glad I stopped by. you 2 should collab a lot more.
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Sir Micheal2
Thank you so much for the listen! I do plan to work with Eddie more.. that is a given.

I'm really happy you stopped in for a comment and listen! Thank you so much!
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Vic Holman said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
it happens
yeah, there's gals like that......and guys too.

you two did a wonderful job here. the vocals and lead guitar work are outstanding. The mix sounds warm, i hear no problem at all. although once in a while i hear some crackling. I wonder if that is MP3 artifacts. I've run into that before myself when i use to use logic express. never could figure how to fix it back then. not that it really distracts from the song of course.
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MarkHolbrook said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Hey Vic
I used a fretboard mic so you might be hearing some pick sounds maybe?

I don't hear any crackles... Can you tell me about where in the song you hear it? Time?

Thanks BTW for the listen and comment my friend!
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Vic Holman said 3522 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
hmm
i don't hear it on the second time around. boy, this site has bugs galore
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said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Very Nice
I feel like I'm high on an Arizona desert mountian just looking out at the emptiness of the desert. Any song that envokes image is well done. Great voice. Great job.
MarkHolbrook said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Hi Anthony!
Glad to see you here. You have an impressive catalog and I'll have to get busy listening. Thanks for taking the time to come in and have a listen at this one.
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Char said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Oh wow...
Wow... Mark, this is wonderful. Eddie is indeed gifted but I'm sure he enjoyed his work on this beautiful piece. Thank you guys. Wonderful!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Hi Char!
Thanks! The MOST IMPORTANT thing is that you are doing ok after that nasty little car incident. What a mess...

Yes Eddie is as Karen once said, "Dripping with talent". hee hee... I'm really glad you enjoyed this.
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Char said 3519 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
All's well that ends well.
Thank you for the good thoughts. I much appreciate all the love.
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Doadars Uncle said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Nice vox
Really glides! Great guitar parts, too! This a fine collab.

Buzzy warm...
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MarkHolbrook said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Hello Doug
Thanks so much for taking the time to listen. I really appreciate it.
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Studioplayer said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Sweet
Nice tune guys. Love the sound of the soft lead guitars. Has a bit of 70's feel to it. Nice tune. Enjoyed that.

Dave
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MarkHolbrook said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Hi Dave!
Thanks so much for coming in to take a listen and comment!

I appreciate it very much. I can't wait to hear something from yourself. I'll be waiting!
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jiguma said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Clean recording
Nice collab Mark and Ed. Logic Pro certainly adds its own touch to a recording in the right hands. Lead guit sounds a lot like Vic Holman. Nice bass lines - simple is good :) Terrific vox and ..... everything really.

A really cool song - could have come from long ago (or yesterday) - nice!

Neil
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MarkHolbrook said 3519 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Hi Neil
Thanks so much for the listen and compliment. Wow... like Vic Holman... wow... we'll take that as a serious compliment. I'm not much of a lead player but I'm trying... This is the first song in a while where I've put my own lead in, then I asked Eddie to come in and spice it up with his own brand of sparkle.

Eddie also did the simple but effective percussion!
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said 3521 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
I had to listen again...
Something sounded familiar about the guitar in the opening. Just the beggining though, it sounds a little like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, California. Then it becomes something different. I luv it very cool.
Always a pleasure. I have you listed as a favorite so I can know when you post something new. You definately have a fan.
AF
MarkHolbrook said 3519 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Hi again Anthony!
Well thanks for the fav! I will be keeping an eye (ear?) on you too my friend!
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VicDiesel said 3520 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
Interesting story.....
and a great song. The arrangement sounds very good. I particularly like the dense guitar texture.


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MarkHolbrook said 3519 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Hullo... Mr. Diesel!
Thanks so much for coming in to listen. I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
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aclarke said 3520 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
Really nice song
Full on sound but not over-powering. Very well spaced- airy... you let everything breathe. Real nice production.

Lush sounds- love the organ in the background- there might be some areas it could be more prevalent but that's only my opinion. Maybe because I feel it's the most under-utilized instrument on MJ (for rock music). Thinking about it I wonder how it would sound if you used more organ after the guitar leads (where the vocal starts)... maybe drums and bass with the organ? Again, just my rambling thoughts!

Enjoy how the guitars interweave on the leads... very nice. Well done collab!
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MarkHolbrook said 3519 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Hello Adam
Thanks so much! Yes I agree the organ could come up in places. I was trying though to fill it out but not dirty it up. I might have had the organ a little too low.

I also dropped it during the verses. I had a cool organ part going but wanted to drop the tone/level of the song during the verses to emphasize the words. The organ might have helped.

Anyway thanks again for the comment and the listen!
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guitapick said 3520 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
This is...
...an extremely well crafted, played, and produced tune. But the message takes precedence, which is, to me, one of the marks of a wonderful piece of art...the transcendence of the form. Well done, guys.
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MarkHolbrook said 3519 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Well thank you so
much! I too like the music to have a message. I think music can fit several categories. Music with a message is one of the more powerful ones!
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dajama said 3518 days ago (November 28th, 2008)
Man
I love the story behind this song, and what an excellent song it is. The lyrics are very well done; you manage to express the complexity and struggle of two lives into a few words - very nicely done. And what a great sound - lovely warmth in the mix, and the mix is very well done. Great playing (bass sounds really good, by the way) and really good guitar sound (and playing - love the lead) This is an excellent song, and superbly performed and produced. You go from strength to strength my friend. Nicely done. Kudos to you both. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 3518 days ago (November 28th, 2008)
Hi David
Thank you so much. I'm really glad you liked the song. I'm still trying to get close to what I heard so long ago in your song "Find Yourself". The quality and beauty of that song is simply amazing.
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kristyjo said 3518 days ago (November 28th, 2008)
Well -
Here's the ultimate compliment. My 13 year old daughter came in to talk to me, stood and listened for a minute, and as I was turning it down to find out what she wanted, she said, "No, leave it on - I'm listening to the song."

Beyond that, thanks for sharing the back story. My daughter was envisioning a friend from school who keeps on running away from home, and then coming back, but Sarah's afraid that one day, she'll leave and won't come back. Just another example of how music 'works' when conversation doesn't.
You guys are great.
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MarkHolbrook said 3518 days ago (November 28th, 2008)
Wow
Kristyjo... Wow... What a fantastic compliment! I'm glad the message reached out to her. That is what is pretty amazing about music... A simple message can cross so many boundaries.

Thank you so much for listening and giving that wonderful comment!
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bud said 3518 days ago (November 28th, 2008)
Excellent collab
you guys have a real affinity for each others styles and this track is a beauty. The leads work really well together - and Mark - your vocals sound great. Well done.
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MarkHolbrook said 3518 days ago (November 28th, 2008)
Hey Bud
Thanks so much. Eddie makes working with another easy. I'm glad you liked the song and thanks for the comment on the vocals... I still have a lot to learn.


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Lennon714 said 3515 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Solid sound
There some great, full sound on this recording. I liked seeing how it was tracked. I wish more MJer's would detail it like that. I've never thought of mic-ing the fretboard. Interesting. Sounds great!
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MarkHolbrook said 3514 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Thanks so much
for stopping by. I've heard of fretboard micing before but never tried it. How this one came about was I did a really rough cut where I played and sang at the same time (recorded 2 audio tracks at once). Well the vocal mic picked up the clicks of the guitar and I too kind of liked it.

Thanks so much for the listen and comment!
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edpdx said 3515 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Awesome
vocal and guitar! It has a 60' feel to it in some parts.

Very nice!
edpdx
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MarkHolbrook said 3514 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Hey
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tune!
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FlorryMcCarthy said 3513 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Lovely piece
Hi ya
This is a beautiful song I particulary like the lead guitar.
I however being a moaning nit picking git think there is a little too much top end on the vocal especially on the intro. Please dont get me wrong tis produced better than most if not all of my stuff but I think the vocal could do with a DE-esser or something. Apart from thay I'm jelous of your collective tallent. Keep up the great work and PLEASE KEEP SHARING!
All the best
Till the next Adventure

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MarkHolbrook said 3512 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
No offense taken at all
I can hear what you mean ... I might try a remix... Thanks for the listen and comment!
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WildlifeAnalysis said 3510 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
:)
Very Cats Stevens-y. Nice guitar work and flow!
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MarkHolbrook said 3508 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
Mr. Wildlife!
Thanks so much for the listen. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tune!
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Mckenzie said 3510 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
love it.
this is so good. Love the guitar playing and vocals in particular. Catchy vocal melody indeed. It's always great to hear a 'real' bass being played. I think synth basses are great (especially for people like me who cant really play bass) but there is a certain dynamic and movement a real bass gives a piece. This is a perfect example me thinks!

Thanks for this, a definite favorite

Mz
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MarkHolbrook said 3508 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
Hey Mr. Mckenzie
Thanks so much... Heh... all this needs to be really great is your amazing vocals... I still struggle so hard to sing... oh man. Anyway thanks so much.

On the bass I used to play for a short time when our band was a shy of a bass player, we had a few too many guitarists so I did bass and keyboard. I wasn't very good and this song really has a very simple bass line... But ya I thought it sounded pretty good!
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craft said 3508 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
cool
this sounds wounderful... Great job your 2...
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MarkHolbrook said 3508 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
Hey
Thank you so much Craft for coming in for a listen and comment! I really appreciate it.
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richardhowardjones said 3507 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
This works
Looking forward to more from you two. Nice ROUND sound. Thanks,
Rich
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MarkHolbrook said 3505 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Hey RHJ
Nice to see you again... You've been absent for a little while! I am looking forward to more with Eddie too!
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awigze said 3507 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
What everyone else said
great tune - nice collab. would've gone with a definite ending, but it's not my song so it's not a thing then is it? I am betting on Denise and Larry, that they are still together and change came afterall.
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MarkHolbrook said 3505 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Hello!
Thanks for the listen and comment. Ya I'm frankly not happy with the ending either. Perhaps I'll retake some things and see if I can change it someday in the future.
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Pete_NB said 3507 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
Smooth
Great job on this one guys. Everything blends well. The vocals are a perfect sound for this song.
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MarkHolbrook said 3505 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Hey thankyou
Pete! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
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echoroom said 3502 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Classic
Mark - this is A! - a really classic sounding rock track. Springsteen must be furious! A tremendously uplifting track - great guitars, lovely aery vocals.

Favd immediately!

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MarkHolbrook said 3502 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Well thank you
Steve! I'm really glad you enjoyed this!
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echoroom said 3502 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Classic
Mark - this is A! - a really classic sounding rock track. Springsteen must be furious! A tremendously uplifting track - great guitars, lovely aery vocals.

Favd immediately!

steve
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SJB said 3499 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
great
Hi Mark, I've been tied up with other things and haven't been round Macjams much recently. This was a great tune to return to! The guitars are amazing.
Superb song my friend
Steve
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MarkHolbrook said 3481 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Hi Steve
No problem my friend. Just glad you are back! Thanks for the listen and comment.
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Cheeto said 3498 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Simply Put....WOW
This song is really good! Love the guitars and vocals...very nice!
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MarkHolbrook said 3481 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Thank you Cheeto!
I'm really glad you enjoyed this!
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Hydrogen3 said 3498 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Runaway
This is really nice!! very well produced guitar vocals! the melody keeps you in suspense! Holley
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MarkHolbrook said 3481 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Hi Holley!
Thanks for coming in for the listen! I'm very glad that you took the time!
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Mcboy said 3481 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
wow
great song....and story....great overall sound!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3481 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Wow
Thank you sir! Coming from you this means a lot! Thank you for listening and taking the time to comment!
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woofer3 said 3481 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
loved it
Absolute class and craft. Well done to both of you,

John.
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MarkHolbrook said 3391 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Hi John
Great to see you back here my friend! Thanks so much for the listen and comment!
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Kicbal said 3476 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
Excellent
Love the clean sound of every instrument. The vocal melody during the chorus is particularly arresting. Your voice reminds me of whoever was the main singer in Phish, nice sounding. Great double guitar soloing. The acoustic guitar reminds me a bit of the Chili Peppers of all bands. Anyway, very nice.
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MarkHolbrook said 3391 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Hello Sir!
Well I'll take those references any day! Thank you so much. This one was lots of fun to do!
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ChristopherCihon said 3472 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Impressive.
I like the dark intro. Sets up the dynamic sound of the vocals nicely.
Of course, what I liked was the solo tone. The three guitars together really give it a well rounded sound. I enjoyed the song description also. Overall, the mix was nice and clear and the performances were tight. Also, the vocal sound was superb. I really enjoyed the listen. Congrats on the tunes fellas, sounds great!
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MarkHolbrook said 3391 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Hellow Chris!
Thank you so much my friend. I'm really glad you enjoyed the song! Thanks for the critique!
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thetiler said 3453 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
This is a very good
recorded piece of music, love the texture in the quality of the recording. And of course the music sounds nice as well. The voicing is pleasing to hear and I like the leads as well. Nice beats and bass . . .

Like the the depth of the bass in the catchy beats were the tambourine is as well.

Way to go! One of the best I think of this style here Mark!
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MarkHolbrook said 3391 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Hello Bill
Thank you so much. I'm really glad you took a listen!
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RyanHolbrook said 3409 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Thanks for
teaching this to me Dad. I like playing it.
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MarkHolbrook said 3391 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
You are welcome bud!
Now get busy on your next MJ piece!
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Calchas said 3393 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Geez Mark...
I got all teary-eyed reading the intro material. As for the tune: it's gorgeous!

You and "Lefty" (lol) really work good together. The playing and the mix is top-notch throughout.

Bravo and encore!

Be well friends!
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MarkHolbrook said 3391 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Hello MW
Man it is so good to have you back! Glad you enjoyed the piece. "Lefty" was a big help on this and hopefully he will work with me again!
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nyakki said 3348 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Great Job
I'm always impressed on what I find on MacJams. This was well worth the time to listen to. Thanks.

Downloaded and added to my favorites
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Moviz said 3348 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
A lot of us
will find those sentiments in the lyrics sounding familiar..... apart from that, this is such a good song and I love the recording techniques you used on here.... everything in it's place and so clear, yet 'together' sounding. Great playing and vocals Mark, regards M
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sloparts said 3347 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Another missed gem
Where have you been hiding all these great songs Mark ? Could it be I really need to go through you catalog and find the rest of them.

Excellent song and collab. The guitars are subdued but work oh so well in the mix. Great vox too my friend.

Ed
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fishboisfo said 3276 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
what a wonderful . . .
job and a nice song . . . sounds like fluid is at work here -- have you been dipping into the audio damage drawer ?? lol :)

nice work !
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maxruehl said 3237 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Funny...
this made me think of that runaway bride woman from a few years back. The one with the crazy eyes who faked he own kidnapping cuz she got cold feet. In any case, this is a great track, Mark. One of my faves so far.
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Jarvoid said 3103 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
love the
tone of the guitars on this, from the plucked backing track to the slightly waily violin tones in the lead, great stuff.Hangs together like a streetgang at a corner ..that's a compliment...:)

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