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A Certain Roundness


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jiguma

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Hard to work out a genre for this one! Folk rock it is.

Another Ian Robins song from 1972. Marastique, a seminal northern beaches (Sydney) surfers band in the early 70’s was the vehicle for Ian’s happy songs with a message. I had the pleasure of playing bass, and have remembered these songs all this time to be reproduced here on MJ. ACR is such a happy song, and I’ve always loved it.

Marastique lives!
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Lyrics
When I was younger it seemed
That it all was redeemed
The world was magic
There was a certain roundness to the days
But as we go our different ways
The situation’s tragic
The air is brown
And the sun wears a frown
And I’m feeling so down

Thinking it’s easy to go
Turn my back on you all
Find a home on the outside
But it’s not so easy it seems
You try to shatter my dreams
Whereas I’m just now on your side
It’s all been by
And I know I should try
‘cause I don’t want to die

Now I’ve found
That the lifestyle ain’t so sound
And although you try to pressure me
Maybe you and I don’t want to see
You just don’t fit into my world

Time has come for a change
And even though it may seem strange
There’s a thousand good reasons
We are thinking today
We’re so far away
From the earth and it’s seasons
Let’s all stop and think
Shall we swim or shall we sink
For we’re all on the brink
Song Stats
Hits: 3305
Comments: 8
Fans: 1
Plays: 237
Downloads: 143
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jun 06, 2005 - 07:10:14 AM
Last Updated: May 30, 2013 - 07:33:11 PM Last Played: Oct 14, 2016 - 05:14:13 PM
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Hardware:
Maton FG 150 12 string guitar
Fender Precision Bass
Yamaha PSR 300 (flutes and Hammond)
Software:
GB2
Congas loop (Housebuilders Full Mix 3)
Comments
Iseae said 4312 days ago (June 6th, 2005)
That 70's sound
Wow, you really caputred that 70's sound. Great job.
Check out my latest song called Vickys Song
jiguma said 4312 days ago (June 6th, 2005)
That 70's sound
Thanks Iseae,
Appreciate the early comment, as I really like your work.

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Jiguma
Check out my latest song called Wood U Like Chips With That
jesushairdo said 4310 days ago (June 8th, 2005)
great mixing
hiya! great mixing, first of all. just about right!
liked the feeling of the 70's! happy song! loved it.
Check out my latest song called Dawning
jiguma said 4309 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
great mixing
Thanks jesushairdo! Really appreciate the comments. Will have to try to
move out of the 70's soon!

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Jiguma
Check out my latest song called Wood U Like Chips With That
alley-oop said 4309 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
This is lovely
I love your voice. Upbeat tune, pretty intense lyrically.
really good .The melody that sticks like glue. Great mix uf
intruments.
Love the change at the 'Now I've found' part
Thanks for posting
Check out my latest song called rain
jiguma said 4309 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
This is lovely
Thanks alley-oop,
Really enjoy the melody on this one too - it's stuck with me for over 30 years,
so it certainly is memorable!

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Jiguma
Check out my latest song called Wood U Like Chips With That
bronco said 4289 days ago (June 29th, 2005)
Great Stuff
I would still like less reverb on your vocal but aside from
that this is just very enjoyable, fun song.
Check out my latest song called Who's In Charge?
saymme said 2989 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
*When I was younger it seemed ..
...That it all was redeemed
The world was magic....***

LOVELY HAPPY & SAD - (I love the HAPPY in it : ): ) This is so wonderful hearing You , thk I heard it before , I'm back for dl !! Really has the 'old' feel in it & also reminds a bit of Paddlers songs !
Awesome... : ) tx for making my day brighter !!
.."Let’s all stop and think
Shall we swim or shall we sink
For we’re all on the brink.." - shall we sink or shall we swim lol, one of Your newer songs is about this ...! I float !!: )
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Name: Neil Porter
Location: Pambula Beach, Sapphire Coast NSW Australia
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My old bio page looked pretty out of date, so it’s time for a new one: For the full story, see my interview in the MacJammer Blog "The Jiguma Is Up" by Tobin Mueller. I started to learn guitar when I was about 10 – but didn’t last lon... [see more]

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Genre Info
Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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