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Sitting By The Window


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scottjan

 Genre: Ballad

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My first song using GarageBand, love the world of digital recording..I wrote this song about 14 years ago. I've been away from music for a while, with family and such, found garageband and it's brought me back.
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Lyrics
Sitting by the window still
The thoughts of her running through his mind
He can see her smile
and hear her voice
And he feels the pain….

The time since her death
Prayed his body be so numb
And that all of his memories were dead
Sitting By the window….by the window

Sitting by the window sill
The time for tears has long since gone
But the tears still come
He can’t move on
Left behind and so afraid

As stars start to glow
And the city lights shine far away
Wishing all of his memories were dead
Sitting by the window.

As stars start to glow
And the city lights shine far away
If only the memories were dead
Sitting by the window
Song Stats
Hits: 5834
Comments: 14
Fans: 7
Plays: 1090
Downloads: 171
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Feb 23, 2006 - 07:00:39 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2006 - 09:30:54 AM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 02:46:22 AM
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Hardware:
Titanium G4
Software:
Garageband
Comments
screamalexz said 4195 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
reo
reminds me of reo speedwagon. beautiful lyrics, voice is nice. in the first part it sounds a bit awkward when you say he because its rather low, it sounded weird and out of place to me. glad you came back to music, it may take a break from our lives, but it's a great thing to always have there when you need it.
Check out my latest song called Broken Spirit
Alannah said 4195 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
I loved ....
... the melancholy soft sound this song emoted .... especially the emotion I could hear as you sang it ... very nicely done. I hope to hear more from you soon ....
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
ilovetheo said 4192 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
original
you are so original. i mean don't you not sound like matchbox20 which is
what my 50 yr old aunt listens to. i mean recorded well but who's gonna
give you a contract.
14 yrs is way long to be away from music so maybe you out of date.
maybe you should change sounds. listen to the shins and try something
new! ballads are done

-ilt
charliechen said 4189 days ago (March 2nd, 2006)
Quite beautiful
Hey, there, fellow newbie. There has also been about 10 years since I wrote my last song. Isn't it nice to reconnect to the muse.

I really liked this piece. You sing very well, very emotionally, without being overdone. I wonder if the song would feel better supported with some bass. The cello is nice, but I could have used more of it.

Nice work, though!
Check out my latest song called Sparkles in a Lullaby
ktb said 4185 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
wow, i want more
what a beautiful song. just a fantastic job on the lyrics, vox, &
production. this has legs, or as my wife would say "I could listen to that
again" :-)
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
ktb said 4185 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
wow, i want more
what a beautiful song. just a fantastic job on the lyrics, vox, &
production. this has legs, or as my wife would say "I could listen to that
again" :-)
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
scottjan said 4182 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
wow, i want more
Thank you I appreciate the kind words....I''m checking out one of your songs
now Pudding Pirates. Very Nice. Carlisle MA Huh, I am in Derry, NH...work in
Marlboro MA. Any time you want to collab over the net let me know.
Check out my latest song called Gone
ktb said 4181 days ago (March 9th, 2006)
wow, i want more
hey, i'd like to take you up on a possible collab. Can i email you a couple of
mp3 files to ask for your opinion? I have a backing track file and one with
vocals. i'd like to re-do the lyrics and the melody. i'll send you an email



Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
kristyjo said 4169 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Very lovely piece
I'm afraid I couldn't listen to this while I was sad, it's just too melancholy.
Your voice started out a little tight, and warmed up by the third verse.
This is a great first post! The instrumentation was fantastic and the mix
was very well done. Hope to hear more from you.
Check out my latest song called Sussex Carol
jie said 4164 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
enjoyed
Very nice ballad. well structured, strong vocal. Enjoyed. keep up the good work. Cheery
Check out my latest song called LORRAINE
Leon said 4152 days ago (April 8th, 2006)
listening to this for repeated listening
My first time to hear this song through the mystery macjammers. I
clicked on it and I'm pleasantly surprised to come upon a gem I've
missed in my intermittent tours around here. It's like stumbling upon
a precious thing.

I like ballads, especially those that are well-written and well-sung.
Your lyrics are straigthforward sentimental and melody is introspective
and sad, and you sang it with one of the clearest and most emotional
voices I've heard here in Macjams. Believe me, I know what i'm saying
when I compliment someone for having a great voice, 'cause i sing in
all my songs and it is sometimes hard to make it sound that crystal
clear. You have good vocal styling, has a pop appeal to it and i can
easily discern that oyu have good vocal range. I think this song needs
a little harmonizing though, especially in the choral/refrain part, to
give it a little highlight or build in certain areas.

You solo voice alone carries this song, but you also have great piano-
playing. Strings are nice, but they could have been layered with a
counterpoint strings in the lower register (which is what i've been
advised too in the past when I was just starting). Not sure if this song
needs some drums, but it would be good to try how that will sound. I
imagine it will probably add more punch and drama to your soaring
vocals.

Overall, this song is miles and miles ahead of most starters at
Macjams. This song goes as a fav in my list. Hope you churn out more
great songs for us sentimental folks to listen to.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
scottjan said 4150 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
listening to this for repeated listening
Wow, Thanks for the complimpents. I'm glad to have found a fellow ballad lover out there. Your right there is something missing in this song and I'm still trying to figure it out. Maybe a little supporting vocals is what it needs...I do have a low-end string cello sounding piece in the song but it's so hard to mix for different sound systems. I listen to this song in my car and the low end music jumps out. Then I listen to it on headphones and it can sound much different. Thanks for the kind words though. I'm mid way through my next song now. I'll be sure to check out some of your stuff :-)
Check out my latest song called Gone
TobinMueller said 4149 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Top notch ballad songwriting
Really nice song, wonderful piano ballad, progression and playing, and
very nice vocal performance. I especially like the song construction and
you voice. Your use of piano and low strings is very nice. The higher
strings had a strong MIDI feel and static quality that, in my ears, detracted
from the lushness of the rest of the track; I would have used a Juno pad or
something with more delicacy and movement capture the feeling. (MP3
compression also boosts mid-hi frequencies, making them harsh.) This
could be a great power ballad, is already a wonderful intimate singer-
songwriter ballad, and is top notch writing.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
said 3711 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
what a
wonderful expression
truly a work that would enhance any musical library
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