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Your Former Self



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wipe that smile off your face
there's nothing funny here
or is your laughter born of insecure irrational fear?

wipe those tears away my dear
your sadness unbecomes you
there is no need for you to complicate things any further

you twist the knife to clinch the kill
and then you break it off
your former self is lying motionless down at your feet

it's so good to see you here
among all of your people
your smile's different now and your tears are of happiness
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Uploaded: Aug 16, 2011 - 12:57:15 AM
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2011 - 12:57:15 AM Last Played: Jul 13, 2019 - 10:48:19 AM
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alackbass said 2983 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Your Former Self
Cool tune and the lo-fi vibe adds to the coolness. How did you record it? What did you use for hardware? Great melody and lyrics that perfectly match the mood. I love the whistling!
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magnatone said 2983 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Your Former Self
cool whistling!! there's a lot more that's cool in this song, like those chord changes that go to unexpected places, the very intriguing lyrics, and the way cool lo-fi vibe. is that your voice in high harmony? great work ridd!
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gator4040 said 2982 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Former self
Simply pure and pulling no punches. Nice gritty lo-fi feel and I too am curious what you recorded this with?
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papag said 2982 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
This tune had me tappin along from the start. Love it!

thanks for the download :)
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Jockamo said 2981 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Low fi...high class
I enjoyed this tune more than any other I've listen too, tonight...I can hear Rickie Lee Jones singing it in my head right now... Very nice job.
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finkeldink said 2981 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
You just gotta love
the simplicity of this song.

I really dig the lo-fi work you're doing. It reminds me of the Tascam 4 track I used to have back in the day. I really think that this type of production is under-rated.

Good stuff.
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neilh79 said 2981 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Your former self
Very Jack Johnson in style, really like your recent adventure into lo-fi just excellent
dave_b said 2980 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Your Former Self
I like the jazzy changes, vocals are top knotch.
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Mosaica said 2975 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
Refreshingly different
Real intimate feel here with the production, and great whistling.
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Lagusaya2 said 2935 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Great whistling
Oh I like this! Clean, surprising, and cool! I'm in Vancouver and in the animation business too! Let's touch base. ShadowofNine told me about you.

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Lennon714 said 2614 days ago (August 18th, 2012)
I, too, have been gone from MJ for a long time. Playing a little catch-up before the Fall semester starts on Monday. So a year later I get to this. I like the progression. The chords and melody (delivery, too) have a very Damon Albarn feel. I especially get that feeling on "irrational fear". Solid, dark number.
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Genre Info
Lo-fi ? from "Low Fidelity" ? describes a sound recording which contains accidental artifacts, like distortion, or environmental noise, or a recording which has a limited frequency response. This stands in contrast to high fidelity or "hi-fi". In dig

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