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This is another song that reflects my obsession with 60's pop. It was recorded on my friends Pro Tools rig.

My friend Scott played drums, and Io played bass and sang backups. We have played together off and on for 10 years now. Typically, we play the song once or twice, and then add backups, and any extra overdubs (in this case a slide solo). In this case, we had all gone camping at the beach in Santa Barbara the week before; and Io and I worked out the harmonies a little bit.

The song is about how we had gone on tour for a long time, and when we came home, there was a totally different scene. I felt a little outside of it all (kind of like I didn't know anyone at my own party), but at the same time I was happy that I didn't feel the need to try and horn in on their scene (in a pathetic attempt at staying young and relevant - which I'm not). This song is basically about coming to terms with getting older, and not completely relating to my successors. It's how it should be; and now I'm totally cool with it.
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Lyrics
Some get worn
Some get used
Some get torn
And some get bruised
If there's a reason why, I don't know

Some get tossed about
Some get lost
Some show promise and finally move on
If there's a reason why, I don't know

I'm the architect of my own life
I can change myself any time
I'm the one who puts my feet on the ground
With every step I take

Some get seasoned and some get burned
Some fall out and end up in the dirt
If there's a reason why, I don't know

I'm the architect of my own life
I can change myself any time
I'm the one who puts my feet on the ground
With every step I take

Some make friends and then
Some make fools of themselves
Every night when they're strutting around
If there's a reason why, I don't know
I don't know
I don't know
I don't know
Song Stats
Hits: 4336
Comments: 13
Fans: 5
Plays: 135
Downloads: 153
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Apr 04, 2007 - 07:07:23 PM
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2007 - 07:09:06 PM Last Played: May 07, 2017 - 08:10:49 AM
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Hardware:
Mac G4, SM57 mics

Harmony Rocket Guitar with flat wound strings, Fender Super Amp. The solo was played through an old Gibson amp, same guitar.

Fender Jazz Bass played through a Fender Twin, with a SVT bass cabinet hooked up to it.

Scott is playing his trusty old Gretsch drums.
Software:
Pro Tools,
Comments
TobinMueller said 3848 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Some are just born happy
Love the easy feel, the almost Hawaiian surfer traveling folk musician teflon vibe. Perfect for the lyric. Really nice.
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Willywagga said 3846 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
Lovely laid back
Great voice, laid back lyrics. The casual treatment/approach works really well. The song is instantly likable. Great.
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michael2 said 3846 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
thanks for listening
i'm so glad that you liked the song. i am always torn between my loves for sound, noise, and melody. the good thing about getting older is I don'y really have to form a band, pick a "sound" and then stay within the confines of that sound.
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Girk said 3846 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
Toptastic
Love the voice. Truly. The song: Great! Fantastic guitar, laid back and resonant. Lyrics: Cheeky yet accepting. Reminds me of an Unplugged Cobain. One question: Where the hell do you get flatwounds for guitar??? Kind regards, Girk
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michael2 said 3846 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
thank you
thanks for listening and commenting. very kind. this was one of those thrown together affairs that works for me. as far as the flatwounds goes: i bought them at a little music store I used to work at, but now i buy them at guitar center. they on a hollowbody, have a tone that I just love. i think that i may upload this whole album (we recorded the whole thing in a weekend). thanks again.

now i am going to check out your stuff (people leaving comments is how i find them).
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Girk said 3846 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
This is fantastic!
I can't stop playing this tune. I see a slow mo/pan to Sawyer or Hurley stomping along Lost! It's simple, unpretentious and highly polished. Love it! Best wishes, Girk
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metronom said 3806 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
I like it!...
it is so relaxing...lyric is the perfect....and name of the song is suitable with song base.....good job...thanx for share.
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michael2 said 3805 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
thank you
for listening. i love it when someone gets something from the songs. now off to your page i go.
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Heightened said 3598 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
I Don't Know
Stop it! Your killing me. These downloads are draining my memory!
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said 3546 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Definately
Up My alley, reminds me a bit of the lovin spoonful. Dig the voice....wish i could sing
Monkaton said 3377 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Good Song
What is great about this guitar is that the arrangement and production is there to enhance the song and not some other component of the song. The vocalist, lead guitarist, drummer, producer, etc. are not showing off. They are playing to make the song better and they succeeded.

Great job!


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Monkaton said 3377 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Forgot to add
that the song reminds me a little of "Sea of Love" by Phil Phillips from the golden oldie era.

"Do you remember when we met?
That was the day, I knew you were my pet.
I want to tell you how much I love you."


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alackbass said 1642 days ago (April 19th, 2013)
I Don't Know
Spending a Friday evening catching up on your older posts. Love this! Downloaded!
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