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In The Joy Despair

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This was recorded after an external hard drive of mine crashed that contained a decades worth of music. All of it gone. This is my attempt to start again and this time back up all the important files... Yeah that was the most depressing day of my life lol

It's a first rough draft. The drums are a stock loop track, which I plan on actually adding live drums eventually but it was added just to give an idea of the beat, tempo, and drive of various parts. The second half of the song needs of a lot of work and obviously the mix needs some tweeking but this is what I've come up with so far and some new ears would be a great help. Any criticism or suggestions are welcome.
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I had the words before
we decided to tear out more
of the verses from the epilogues
that contained the formula for love

then you tried to tell me
that the equation was slightly off
how could so much gravity
pull us apart from the center

victims of malfunction, a picture buried in a shoebox
your skirt hiked up where cloth meets skin and your legs on boys radars
catching fireflies we would trade for mood rings at summer swap meets
you are the reason that I'm still here, still here

The Stars in her eyes, a strangers goodnight, and I had all this time to reach new heights
I guess this is my way of saying goodbye


You are the reason that I'm still here in the Joy Despair.
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Uploaded: May 19, 2011 - 04:16:20 AM
Last Updated: May 19, 2011 - 04:16:20 AM Last Played: Sep 16, 2019 - 08:55:30 PM
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alackbass said 3070 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
In The Joy Despair
What a drag about the hard drive. I keep all my music files on my Mac and then back them up on two externals. My wife laughs at my "backups for backups." But then I read stories like yours and I head out to Best Buy to purchase a 3rd external.

I always love your work. You know how to put together a very listenable pop song with a ton of rock edge. Nice use of multiple guitar parts and a variety of tones. The heavy power chords in the chorus are very cool. The drumming and bass are also rock solid. Welcome back!
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kickliquid said 3070 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Yeah, I use to back up my files onto another hard drive but then over time I just sort of got complacent with the process. It's a shame really.

Thanks for such kind words, you don't know how much that means to me. When ever I post a song I'm always excited to know that someone with such immense talent like yourself is always around to give such encouraging words.
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Skweryl said 3070 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Very good song
I like your voice and music, I like the change where it gets strong, your music is very good, professional sounding, thank you for your music. (Farhang)
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kickliquid said 3070 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Skweryl, I just checked out your profile. Welcome to Macjams. I'm excited to see what you bring to the site.
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KCsGROOVE said 3070 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
jeez, what a story
That is my ultimate nightmare, to ooose all those work of years in a crash, so i'm always backing up like mad, external drives, dvds, cds...
Really good song to start the rest of your life :-)
excellent songwriting
great stuff
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jdholliday said 3070 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
I think you are amongst the
most talented people here! This is amazingly good dude! Bravo! Across the board!
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Daugrin said 3067 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Appreciate your fine work here. My sympathy for your HD trouble.
So, here's my suggestion, add some discreet verb to the guitar. Take your snare track and create a copy, pitch it down a fourth, and put it "behind" your original snare. Treat your cymbals, and push them up a bit.


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mvh9591 said 3049 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Very Nice___
Started raising the hair on my arms there in the middle. Great song,

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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PaulaMunk said 2866 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
bad luck. Sorry. You do great work. Immensely enjoyed. Thanks.
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