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With the response to "Blue Dress" very much in mind I decided to see if I could improve on the general feel and produce a song in a similar vein but with a little more going on. My Vintage V300 acoustic is really earning its money this week as it has inspired not only this tune, but also "This Healing Skin".
So with a little fingerpicking (a first for me) and absolutely no electric guitar, I set forth into Garageband (no idea why I didn't use Logic) and knocked up this little ditty. I'd like to say it was another 24 hour concept to post but it's more like 48 hrs! My wife is away at her family this week so I have acres of time and no-one to tell me to take the cans off.
I've played piano on this one, a rarity for me as I always have to look up the chord fingerings, but I think it adds nicely to the piece.
It's a love song, but ambiguous. It could be about a wife or a girlfriend, but even about a child or a parent. I kinda think it's about my dog ....
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There's something about the way that you love me
That makes my heart burn like the sun
I want you to stay here with me forever
Together we can hide away

All the stars in the sky
Got less time than you and me

There's a pretty tree down by the lakeside
Where we can sit, and while away
I hold my hands up to the moon for you
The universe is at our feet

All the stars in the sky
Got less time than me and you
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Uploaded: Jul 08, 2011 - 05:19:04 PM
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2011 - 05:19:04 PM Last Played: Jul 01, 2019 - 09:58:06 PM
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Vintage V300 acoustic, Fender PB, Mac, T-Bone SC-400 mic
Garageband, Liquid Mix 16
alackbass said 2937 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
While Away
Simple and sweet! Well done! Very nice melodies! Another strong chorus!
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PeterB7858 said 2937 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Simple charm...
Hi Paddy. The layered vocal harmony work on this is what gives it its simple charm. The Vintage sits nicely in the mix too, and, I agree with Andrew (as I often find myself doing), the chorus is a high point. Take care, Peter.
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egobandit said 2937 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
This just drips right in like a water drop, the singing on this reminds me of The Flaming Lips I hope that dont offend I mean that in the best way possible! Some great chord arrangement in this! That back ground piano adds so much yet its sparse enough to carry this along! What a wonderful song!
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Mike_Lynn said 2937 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Great work
Paddy, very good song indeed. Like the simplicity and the quality of your voice. I also like "Blue Dress". Definitely well-crafted.
Cheers / Mike
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mowguy3 said 2937 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
While Away
I like the write alot. And this is the perfect recording for hearing the song. Hats off,nice work...Thanks...
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Moviz said 2937 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
I really
like this song and the way you performed it. Reading the lyrics first i thought it was going to be really retro sounding (like i usually sound LOL), but what a nice surprise with this up to date performance. Love the accompaniment, apparent simplicity and the doubled vocals..... a very pleasant song enjoyed, regards M
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magnatone said 2936 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
While Away
ooh - nice piano in here paddy, and i agree it really adds to the piece! cool lyrics, nicely produced - now take those cans off! just kidding!)
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tempie said 2935 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
nothing better than a good dog song
very good dude. another fine tune. i think that you're at the top of your game these days. love the high backups on the chorus and the 70's folk rock vibe. happily downloaded.
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Philip18 said 2925 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
You create a simple but powerful song through your vocal tone and the instrumentation that you've chosen. Much enjoyed!

Nice photo too!
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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