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Written around 1997, in several stages. While I was at higher education college studying art, I began to get fragments of lyric ideas and wrote them down as they came to me, just single lines either at college, at the supermarket where I worked while stacking shelves or at home. As time moved on, these scraps started to fit together and seemed to appear along with a little lettering I'd done on a piece of blue paper that just said "Blue for you". So I added a chorus with those words and began to patch these scraps of paper together with that little scrap of blue paper as my flag or focal point. My friend and co-writer John Carlin helped me patch it all together and I wrote the music to go alongside it. I think in my head I started off with Paul Weller singing it, although now it sounds nothing like a Weller song, but that's where I started off for feel. This was around the time of his "Stanley Road" album, so in my head I always wanted some piano in there (and this incarnation of the song is the first appearance of that, many years later!). There's fragments of The Corrs in there, fragments of The Rolling Stones "Satisfaction" in the riff... all sorts that just colour things when I write.

I think what I was thinking of overall were some of the girls I'd see on a night out in Belfast. They'd start the night immaculately dressed and made up, so full of their own importance (I of course wasn't worth talking to!) and by the end of the night they'd appear from the nightclubs too drunk to stand, makeup smeared and clothing dishevelled. So it's kind of a musing around that idea of progression from going out spotless, getting drunk, headaches, the morning after and so on.
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Lyrics
Sliding down, as her whole world shatters
Moving slow, her dress in tatters
A falling angel from a passing star
She always tried to look too far.
But she has not the eyes to see, looking for tomorrow
And I have no voice to speak and I have no eyes to see

She's feeling blue for you but never new for you
She'd never lie to you, always tries for you.

Awaiting the lies that crept through the shadows
Feeling lost and nothing really matters
The weight of a thousand dreams on her mind
as she travels between the lines.
But she has no soul to keep, waiting for tomorrow
And I have no voice to speak and I have no eyes to see

She's feeling blue for you but never new for you
She'd never lie to you, always tries for you.

When your days are grey and your nights are lonely, she'll shake the spirit from your mind
But when your sunshines through and your skies are blue, she'll never feel close to you
She's feeling blue for you but never new for you
She'd never lie to you, always tries for you.

Moving on, looking for a new day
Running scared, trying to get home
Her deeper conscience a state of mind
to which the living world is blind.
She has lost the sight and sound, searching for tomorrow
And I have no voice to speak and I have no eyes to see

She's feeling blue for you but never new for you
She'd never lie to you, always tried for you.
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Uploaded: Jul 31, 2010 - 08:56:14 AM
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2011 - 08:26:48 AM Last Played: Jul 05, 2019 - 03:40:19 AM
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Hardware:
Epiphone Casino (rhythm), Epiphone SG (lead), Fender Stratocaster (solo), Hofner 62 reissue violin bass, Vox AC15 amplifier miked with a blue snowball usb mic.
Software:
Garageband
Comments
crissew said 3365 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
Very much
reminds me of Santana for the guitar but the vocal... not so much. Like that guitar riff. I would consider triple tracking your vocals, to give it a little thicker sound, other than that, pretty good!
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Saltaireguru77 said 3364 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Thank you
for the kind comments Crissew. Is there an easy way to triple track in GB other than sing it three times? I'm not an accurate singer so each take would have little variations that I'd be concerned would throw it out rather than make it better. But thank you for the advice.
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Symphony101 said 3365 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
Loved the song
I really enjoyed this, good songwriting, nicely performed too. I think in terms of recording and mixing, you're doing better then me :-) I like your voice too, reading crissew, I agree with him, it has potential for creating a thicker sound.

But great job overall, enjoyed very much.
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Saltaireguru77 said 3364 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Very kind
symphony101. I'm just guessing about mixing to be honest. Even when I listen to this, the piano and rhythm guitar get lost in the verses but if I turn them up it all becomes a noisy mess. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually.
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jdholliday said 3365 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
Great backer
good lyrics, enjoyed it!
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Saltaireguru77 said 3364 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Cheers jdholliday
I'm glad you enjoyed it. That's the idea at the end of the day!
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Moviz said 3365 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
Not a lot
wrong with this, but others here will give you a good critique/advice I'm sure. You give a good performance and play a good guitar as well as nice vocals.... song is good too, regards M
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Saltaireguru77 said 3364 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Thank you Moviz
It's much appreciated. Still a lot to learn on GB for me but I'll get better as I go!
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sschedra said 3364 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Stephen
Cool song. The only thing I question is the guitar tone you use for the hook lines It is dry and very distorted. That tone sounds great for the guitar riffs behind the vocals, but at the start of the song and verses it just does not sound full enough. Maybe It needs a little 'verb or something?? The guitar on the solo has a real sweet sound. But, these things are a matter of taste as I am well aware. Its so funny that we have a sang with the same name and we share the same first name as well.
Stephen
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Saltaireguru77 said 3364 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Thanks Stephen
Totally get where you're coming from on the lead guitar hook lines. I was aiming for a kind of fuzzy Rolling Stones "Satisfaction" vibe but maybe I need to play about with it a bit more. I always end up putting too much reverb on my guitar and it sounds a bit too 80's and tacky for my taste (although there's always a place for that too...). There's more work to be done on this in terms of getting definition of the rhythm guitar in the verses as on listening back I can barely make it out till the chorus. And as for the same forename same song name thing - great minds think alike! (And fools seldom differ..!) Thank you for your advice.
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lavalamp said 3280 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Good song
Well written my friend. Sometimes reminds me of George Harrison regarding the chord progs. I think there may be some tech issues concerning the recording. Drums and bass mostly.

But dig it,

LL
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Saltaireguru77 said 3278 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Blue for you
Thank you mate. I love George so that's a cool comment for me. This was one of the earliest I recorded so, I was still getting to grips with the software/hardware!
Glad you liked it.
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I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and still consider myself a learner. I started recording on a tascam 4 track portastudio ten years ago and once I got a Macbook, moved on to Garageband as a means of having more tracks to play with and avoid... [see more]

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