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Another song from the session on my friends Pro-Tools set up. This song is more of a ballad with major/minor chord changes. I really like the melody on this one. Wish that I had put more harmonies on it when we cut the track.
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Lyrics
you say you lost control
it's never yours
you say you lost your faith
then try another prayer
you say you lost your will to live
you say you seen it all
you can give it all away
don't need it anymore

(chorus)
why does nothing last?
it always goes away
why is everything in blue?
the hours turn to dust

didn't leave the house
sat around all day
you say you lost your friends
you don't need them anyway
you say you lost your will to live
you say you seen it all
you can give it all away
don't need it anymore

(chorus)
why does nothing last?
it always goes away
why is everything in blue?
the hours turn to dust

(bridge)
i close my eyes again
and go to sleep
i feel like nothings ever gonna be the same
again

you say you lost your faith
then try another prayer
you say you lost your friends
you don't need them anymore
Song Stats
Hits: 3879
Comments: 23
Fans: 12
Plays: 206
Downloads: 161
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Apr 11, 2007 - 12:08:49 PM
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2007 - 12:08:49 PM Last Played: Nov 15, 2016 - 04:32:01 PM
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Hardware:
mac G3, SM57 mics, gretsch drums, binder paper being crinkled, fender jazz bass, ampeg bass amp, harmony rocket guitar, fender twin, metal guitar slide rubbed furiously like a bow over the strings
Software:
pro-tools
Comments
mccannmp1 said 3900 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
Cool Ballad
I really like your songs...Dust included.

Mike
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apb said 3900 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
nice ..
cool little vibe you got going here. A kinda over Radiohead feel but with some bits of the vocal melodies reminding me of "Winds of Change" by the Scorpions for some strange reason.

Enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
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michael2 said 3900 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
much appreciated
thanks you guys for listening and taking the time out for a comment.

the scorpions huh? do you mean where the vocal melody goes up? i've never heard that comparison before, but maybe I should do a hair metal re-mix, complete with dueling harmony leads. i'll have to go get a fan first, so that I can keep my long flowing locks out of my face while looking mournfully out the tour bus window. lol:)
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BranDaMan said 3900 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
Really good
I am really taking a liking to your work, it's really good. I really enjoy your vocals. Great work! Keep em comin!
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michael2 said 3900 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
thanks
brandaman, it's nice of you to say.
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RacerX said 3899 days ago (April 12th, 2007)
really nice
song...soulful voice. haunting slide.

the dust mite electron microscope image freaks me out
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TobinMueller said 3899 days ago (April 12th, 2007)
Dust across the universe
Heartfelt, simple, direct. Condensed and tuneful, with Lennon-like chord progressions and delivery. You have an excellent collection here. Thank you so much for posting them. You are a marvelous addition to MJ and I look forward to each track you share. I wouldn't change a thing on this track. Very well done.
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said 3899 days ago (April 12th, 2007)
touch
of the dischord sets this one apart. Puts me in a John Lennon listening mood :) - crap, I hate doing comparisons.... This may be predictable to some, but refreshing nonetheless.

. - Harold
said 3897 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
ThankYou : )
BEAUTIFUL . . ! dl ! Lena
jiguma said 3897 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Straight-forward
To me the change up is more reminiscent of the Stones' "Wild Horses", but the change back down is definitely Lennon. A well produced, interesting and well written song with just enough points of interest (the slide parts stand out) without overdoing anything. A good balance.
Love the mites in the pic :)
Neil
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michael2 said 3896 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
thanks
i really appreciate everyone taking time out for my songs, very nice of y you all.
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echoroom said 3896 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
Prom track!
Never been to the prom, but they'd by crying in the aisles if they played this. Really great track Mike - production is clear and simple. The chord changes you use are really lovely, and your voice has a nice world weary flavour. Reminds me a little of Radiohead/Bends era. Look forward to hearing more from you.

Steve
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pengui said 3895 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Dayton?
Did you ever live in Dayton, Ohio? You sound exactly like this guy I played with once or twice. Overall a nice sleepy song. Very enjoyable.
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michael2 said 3894 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
nope
never lived in Dayton, although I've played there in the 90's and did some serious thrift store shopping.
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timothy devine said 3894 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Great tune
What great chord changes.
The chorus is very hip.
The lyric hit home cause i have a friend in need of up lifting tonight.
the mites in your pic are strange dude.
I love the touches of slide geetar in the back of your vox.
You have a great voice for this tune...very blue, very blue.
Reminds me at times of John Lennon in "I'm so Tired"
hard to go so slow...
love the line
"you say you lost your faith
then try another prayer"
I'm thankful for this song!
gonna keep this on the hard drive
Peace
tim
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michael2 said 3892 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
that's really kind
thanks so much for the kind words and i'm really glad you liked it.
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Girk said 3892 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
Very Crafty: A real Gem...
Extremely competant guitar and a voice churning intimacy with clear resonant diction. A harmony on the second chorus (words or chorale) would be the icing on an exceptinally delivered slow bake cake (I note you're already thinking of it). A juicy number! The guitar effect of slide hammer legato is very crafty consonance! Hell of a tune! I really like your style and songs. The ambient guitar loop music you did is also very crafty... Your guitar style is pretty unique and eclectic in musicality. Sound!
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michael2 said 3892 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
well hello there
my friend. so glad you came by. thank you for listening, but i need clarification on something you said:
: "The guitar effect of slide hammer legato is very crafty consonance"

what does that mean? i'm a total idiot musically speaking, and i'm not sure what the legato thing is, or what consonance is (although I'm assuming it's pretty much the opposite of dissonance). i should know these things, ignorance was expected back in the punk rock days, but I'm thinking a little knowledge would be helpful at this point in the game.

again, thanks for popping in and saying hi.
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Heightened said 3653 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Dust
Unlike most songs on MacJammers, including my own, this is going stand the test of time.
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rsorensen said 3529 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
dust
great lyrics and performances - esp your vox.
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technicolour_dream said 3457 days ago (June 26th, 2008)

Nice song, wanted to comment on "Someday" as well.

There's a lot of variety in your songs,
I think experimentation is great to have for musicians.



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billykirsch said 2986 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
Transients
Interesting effects with the slide in the beginning: sometimes they seem like a synth playing some strings, but then those are real strings.
Minimalist drumming, opaque tone in the guitar, some dissonant chords here and there: exactly in tune with the feel of the song.
I see the guy 3am playing like this, completely alone, tired of life, can't sleep, sitting in the border of his bed, looking at the LEDs of the amp while singing, in a guitar that sounds that way.
If he survives the blues, he perhaps would feel it wasn't that bad in the end.

I'll keep this song (and the pict) out of reach of my depressive friends just in case. :-)

Loved it.

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alackbass said 1700 days ago (April 19th, 2013)
Dust
Yeah.....I'll take a copy of this one too! Downloaded!
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