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Heart Like A Drum


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The Infinites

 Genre: Downtempo

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Lyrics by Denis, the lyrical and vocal force behind Re-aL. I've been sitting on this tune for years waiting to do something that sounded right. Hope this is it. A real change of pace for me...
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Lyrics
Talk about the hard times
That I‘ve been through
Shout about it
It was just a phase I was going through
But I still remember because some things still stay true
Don’t tell you’ve been there
Because I don’t recognise you
 
I was bathed in the fountains of faith
But I’ve seen those lights
Still I was saved
It’s never been easy
When the hard days come
It’s never been easy
With a heart like a drum
Like a drum, like a drum
 
Well, I walk these streets, say one thousands times
I felt the body blows, saw those bitter lines
When it comes a time when the barricades are high
You know I’ll climb and God knows I try
 
But I’ve seen those lights
Still I was saved
It’s never been easy, it's never been said

With a heart like a drum
Like a drum
 
Still I was bathed in the fountains of faith
But I’ve seen those lights
Still I was saved
It’s never been easy
When the hard days come
It’s never been easy
With a heart like a drum
Like a drum, like a drum

Lyrics: Denis McCann / Music & Vocals: Jim Armstrong. The Infinites 2009
Song Stats
Hits: 2542
Comments: 18
Fans: 9
Plays: 75
Downloads: 104

Uploaded: May 16, 2009 - 10:05:12 AM
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2010 - 10:14:10 AM Last Played: May 11, 2018 - 01:55:05 AM
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Comments
DarkPlanet said 3416 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Floored!!!
Way different from the original!

This is a fabulous song to cover/make your own. Your vox really shine here , they keep moving randomly around my head with the headphones on. I keep hearing Bono, Billy Idol, Jim...Lyrics are to be commended as well - Heart Like A Drum--says so many things, you choose.

You just took the prior recording as great as it was and just eased the speed back and ran with it. Great ambience and production.

Wonderful addition to XXX, slips in nice for a soft interlude between the rockers.

Thanks for posting this! Dl'd and archived :)
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The Infinites said 3416 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Thank you, Tom
I am so flattered by your comments. Means a lot. Really.

Thanks for checking the original - that's a nice piece of investigation to make a comparison, you're on the money, T!

Floored! - I'll take that any time, boss!

Jim
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Feter said 3416 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Heart Like A Drum
This is cool ...emotional ...and some deep ...the singing just so
great ...very nice job ...good lyrics indeed ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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The Infinites said 3414 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Can always rely on you for a good comment!

Thanks for stopping,

Jim

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Vic Holman said 3415 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
drummer boy
excellent tune. all i really can say is - a lot of magic pours through.
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The Infinites said 3414 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Great to hear form you Vic
I've been away for a bit - good to know your still around supporting new music.

jim
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bud said 3415 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Man this is powerful stuff
your arrangement is fantastic - really really cool - and then the vocals - just blow me away. Quite an amazing piece of music. Jim - you have really found your voice lately.
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The Infinites said 3414 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Cheers, Bud!
Thanks for picking up on the arrangement - somewhat different from the original. I think I was inspired to do something quickly (hence another's lyrics) directly after doing our work with Tom & Bob. Wanted to keep the momentum going, so pulled out an old tune to match. Glad you like it enough to say 'blows me away"!! Touched.

Jim
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Char said 3415 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Nicely
sung; laid back and soul-filled. You had all my attention. Thanks.
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The Infinites said 3414 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Soul-filled
Thanks for that Char - I was thinking that Denis' lyrics were kinda gospel, so went for something like that. Pleased it held your attention, that's nice to know.

Jim
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Moviz said 3415 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Real change
of style Jim.... love the synth sounds giving that open space sounds and your vocal sounds great .....so clear with those great lyrics. The whole sound/treatment gives the impression of someone giving themselves a good reflective subconscious 'talking to'..... excellent stuff, cheers M
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The Infinites said 3414 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Hey, Mo!
Great to hear from you. Not been up for a while, so well chuffed to get a comment from your good self. You're too kind with 'excellent', but much appreciated. the space - I was going for a Phil Collins 'In The Air Tonight' type of feel originally and these lyrics just seemed to fit perfectly and suit the whole sentiment of the tune.

God, I need to catch up with your songs, I must have missed so many, but got them all to look forward to.

ATB,

Jim
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lengold said 3414 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Great to see
you back Jim.
Wonderfully soulful vocal and I love the sparse but perfect fitting production and feel. This is good!
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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The Infinites said 3413 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Ahh cheers, Len
Soulful, heh heh! I enjoy the original song so much I thought I'd have a go at rearranging, 'cos all great songs can stand up to any treatment in my book. Glad you like it, Len. Good to be back in the saddle!

Jim
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Vinylhack said 3353 days ago (July 18th, 2009)
WoW
this is excellent, the lyrics are so reaching that i could relate the track to experiences in my life. well produced and the vocal work is outstanding. thanks for sharing.
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The Infinites said 3350 days ago (July 21st, 2009)
Thanks, Stefano

Can't claim any glory for the words - they are excellent and inspired me to do this. The original is a different song altogether, but is so good that it can withstand even my treatment!

Cheers,

Jim
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Re-al said 3350 days ago (July 21st, 2009)
big hearted
Love it! When do we got some more!
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The Infinites said 3350 days ago (July 21st, 2009)
Some More...

It will happen when the mood strikes, or when I can find the time to spin a few cyber-plates LOL!!

Cheers,

Jim
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