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Stranger


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jiguma

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is just a simple remix with the drum fill sorted out (it makes it smoother). I left the lyrics as they are for now, although I appreciate the fact that the "Stranger in a Strange Land" line is a cliché. Maybe some time in the future this will get a change (along with a more developed instrumental section).
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Lyrics
Copyright © 2005

A friend of mine had wandered
And he wrote a song
All about his travels
And his travels were long
One way or another
Had to make his stand
Now he is a stranger
In a strange land

I’ve seen a lot of things
I’ve heard the pipes of Pan
Felt alpine snow
On a warm hand
Getting down to basics
Knowing where I stand
I have been a stranger
In a strange land

Chorus:
I’ve been flying to the stars
I’ve been howling at the moon
Sleeping rough and dodging cars
This can only end too soon

I’ve seen colours in the sky
Like you would never guess
The northern lights exploded
Oh blood red Marakesh
All the time she’s with me
Driving on the sand
Holding out through winter
Thank god for strange lands

Chorus:
I’ve been flying to the stars
I’ve been howling at the moon
Sleeping rough and dodging cars
This can only end too soon

A friend of mine had wandered
And he wrote a song
All about his travels
And his travels were long
One way or another
Had to make his stand
Now he is a stranger
In a strange land
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Uploaded: Jun 25, 2005 - 11:00:42 PM
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2007 - 11:36:46 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 05:45:30 PM
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Hardware:
Seagull S6 CW Cedar top guitar
iMac G4
Shure DM1000D mic
Yamaha PSR300 keyboard
Software:
GB
Comments
stevel said 4292 days ago (June 26th, 2005)
Good remix
I liked the original version too of course, this sounds very
nice and smooth production wise. Your vocals really
remind me of Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. The tune
is reminiscent of the great band Grandaddy....let's just say
I really like this style! Excellent.
S
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jiguma said 4292 days ago (June 26th, 2005)
Good remix
Thanks Steve,
Glad someone got on after the 2-bomb! It's just a small tweak, but it was
annoying me the way the drum fill sounded before.
Cheers,
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Mr. S said 4292 days ago (June 26th, 2005)
I love
acoustic guitar period. I'm gonna start listening soon. Hey
ur vocals definitly grew on me. For some reason this song
reminded me of "Horse With No Name". Pretty good tune
man.

Mr. S
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jiguma said 4292 days ago (June 26th, 2005)
I love
Thanks Mr S - appreciate your coming by!
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Myshkin said 4291 days ago (June 27th, 2005)
Nice!
This is great! It flows well, I love the double tracking on the vocals and the acoustic guitar. If you worried about the clich, why not make it, "...in a stranger land"? Just a thought.
Well done!
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jiguma said 4288 days ago (June 30th, 2005)
Nice!
Thanks Myshkin,

I think I'm over worrying about "stranger in a strange land" now - it's just that
it's often easier to go for a cliche than write something really snappy yourself!
That's probably why it became a cliche - because it was a good line.

It's definitely something I'll deal with next time one pops up though!

Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Check out my latest song called Wood U Like Chips With That
alley-oop said 4291 days ago (June 27th, 2005)
Still cool
A really likable song. Great guitar vibe. Singing is just perfect. About being cliche, I think the way it is now, The stranger in a strange land phrase lends an element of immediate familiarity to the song. It's a cool phrase. I seem to like that. All in all cool tune
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jiguma said 4288 days ago (June 30th, 2005)
Still cool
Thanks again alley-oop - you might like my new post at http://
www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?lid=11166

Not as quiet as Stranger, but I'm happy with it.

Appreciate the support,
Cheers,
Check out my latest song called Wood U Like Chips With That
bronco said 4289 days ago (June 29th, 2005)
Nice Overall Vibe
Pleasant tune. A little John Lennonish which of course is a
great complement. The only criticism I would make is
perhaps it goes on a little long and you could edit out a
verse or two and make it tighter.
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jiguma said 4288 days ago (June 30th, 2005)
Nice Overall Vibe
Or maybe replace a verse with more guitar - that's what I've been thinking.
Thanks Bronco
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perceptualvortex said 4272 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Nice smooth
ah, what a nice laid back groove. Agree with bronco nice overall vibe.
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jiguma said 4267 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Nice smooth
Thanks PV,
appreciate you dropping by to listen.
Neil
Check out my latest song called Wood U Like Chips With That
saymme said 2989 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Love this song..
...it's so 'soft'...relaxed (just listened to the first version, this is even nicer heard'm B4 too;)!) Your voice is very different from now & both are really Great !(!)Like I said before Your voice grew on me- it's happened w other mjrs to..some just grow on You ! Awesome lyrics - ! I'm going through alot of old photos from travels when I was young... hehehee.. : ) So glad I went back to hear some more of Your older songs - TX ! lena looking fwd to the MJRF !!
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