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No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is not an electronica song. :) My friend Christine wrote and sang this song. See the description below. I've added some string layers, synth pads, minimal percussion and some final mastering/effects.

Inspiration for this song, written by Christine:
"This song was written about Kurt Bork and his fight for his life to stay alive while struggling with Cancer. He writes this to honor all those that keep him alive in the hospital, and as a remembrance of what he went through almost losing the battle many times.  As the third verse states, he survived, thank God, but unfortunately his brother who was also fighting cancer at the same time, died.  Thank you, Kurt, for the opportunity to put your story to song."

Song Credits:
Lyrics:   Kurt Bork Sr. and Christine Swanson
Music:   Christine Swanson
Vocal:   Christine Swanson
Guitar Lead and Rhythm:   Jeff Fink
Drums:  Ted Brusubardis
Synth strings/pads/percussion:   Miss Chaos

Christine will be reading your comments, so please direct them toward her, as she is the mastermind behind this beautiful piece. If you have commentary on any of the synth work, fire away at me. :)

Thanks for your comments.

 

 

 
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Lyrics
VERSE 1
I'M IN MY ROOM AND ON THE FLOOR
ALL MY FRIENDS ARE THERE
SO MANY DRUGS IN ME - TOO TIRED TO EVEN CARE
TO LOOK DYING IN THE EYES CAN CHALLENGE YOU TO FIGHT
DROWN THE FIRE SPREAD WITHIN ME 
GET ME THOUGH THE NIGHT

CHORUS
WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR SURVIVAL IS TO MAKE IT DAY BY DAY
'TILL THE SICKNESS AND MADNESS FINALLY GOES AWAY
TO LIVE ONE MORE DAY YOU THINK IS...HERE TO STAY....

 VERSE 2
THOUGHT SPINNING MANY WAYS CAN SHAKE YOU TOO MUCH
WHEN A WAR GOING ON IN YOU NEEDS A HEALING TOUCH
OUTREACHING ARMS HOLDING ON TIGHT
THIS PAIN TAKE AWAY FROM ME
GET ME THOUGH THE NIGHT
BRIDGE
COAT'S, GREEN AND PURPLE, MARCHING I TO SAVE ME
AS FATE ROLLS THE DICE TO WAY LIFE'S GONNA BE....

REPEAT CHORUS 

VERSE 3
MY BROTHER'S GONE, MY SISTERS HERE...THINGS SHOULD BE ALL RIGHT
EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME ANOTHER DAY'S IN SIGHT
WELL, THAT'S GOOD NEWS, TIRED BEING THROWN TO THE GROUND.
NO MORE FLAMES ON THIS BATTLE FIELD.. I'LL SOON BE HEADING HOME.. GOING HOME
 WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR SURVIVAL IS TO MAKE IT DAY BY DAY
'TILL THE SICKNESS AND MADNESS FINALLY GOES AWAY
TO LIVE ONE MORE DAY YOU THINK IS ... HERE TO STAY
BUT I KNOW THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. 
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Uploaded: Sep 14, 2004 - 09:11:03 AM
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2004 - 06:40:40 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:44:59 PM
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Comments
koolpaw said 4722 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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said 4722 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
Very fine tune
This is truly a fine piece of music. Thank you for sharing it
with us. The singing is superb. The guitars and other
instruments are awesomely played. And, YES, the synths
interplay exquisitely, creating a true completeness.

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hacked_to_pieces said 4722 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
This
is a masterpiece professional quaility all the way

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ivanjs said 4722 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
Good tune
Feels like it is lacking tone in the higher range (and no, it's
not my 41 year old hearing-other songs seem fine here).
Everything feels a little "muffled". Otherwise, a fine tune!
Nice work.
John

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Momotamus said 4722 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
Powerful lyrics...
powerfully sung. The music backing this is superb too.
Quite sad-- yet the music is almost romantic. This creates
an interesting juxtaposition-- almost suggesting that
salvation is found in romancing yourself. That might be a
stretch, but I find this to be pleasant, yet challenging.
Beautiful really.
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said 4722 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
Laid Back...
Smooth tune. Expertly arranged and produced. I seem to
prefer songs created with GB that include vocals.
Especially those that include the lyrics. Many don't. This
song is very powerful. Maybe a tad bit oversung. But
overall a very moving, heartfelt song. Thanks for sharing
it.
Ringo said 4722 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
Very moving piece
the strings are superb. Very effective. Get a faint feeling of
"Unfinished Sympathy" by Massive Attack off this only
more sombre and less upbeat. And that track is an
absolute classic. I think you sing it with real feeling too.
Like the voice VERY much. Sounds like you have sung a
bit, the vibrato sounds cultured almost operatic.

Just a couple of niggles. the bass seems a bit light, I'd
beef it up a bit and I'm not sure about the guitar lead line.
I love the chorus on it and it works with the chords but
the vocals / strings are so strong and purposeful that the
single note stuff seems a bit aimless. Not badly played so
much as superfluous to the track. You could almost
drop it and leave the melody entirely to the vocals as it is
or put a bit more of the strings in.

Small flaws in an otherwise excellent song.
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_nderscore said 4721 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
incredible voice
beautiful song, very well produced, lots of talent. the
topic is sad & frightening, but your song is a powerful way
to celebrate life
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ka-klick said 4721 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
As several others have said
This is a fine piece. Very well woven together. It all
meshes quite well. Strong emotional content here that's
well supported. I can kind of see Ringo's point w/ the lead
guitar line, but don't feel too strongly about that. My one
little nit to pick here is about the mix on the percussion,
at least when played on the little speakers I've got here
(the clear balls that come w/ the snowball LCD iMac's) it
feels like the conga and maybe the kick drum are just a
tiny bit too far up in the mix. It just started to distract me
from the main meat of the song. Take it for the free
advice it is (worth what you paid for it). As I said it's a nit.
I like the song a great deal.
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Sista Mac said 4721 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
Beautiful
Beautiful song with alot of passion. I really like the melody and the passion in the vocals. Excellent voice!
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TalktoWind said 4721 days ago (September 15th, 2004)
Very..
...nice song, well singed. The drum part could be a little
better (is my opinion).
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said 4721 days ago (September 15th, 2004)
Wonderful synthesis
Ooh! Some very nice textures and layering in this piece.
Very expressive voice. The synth parts are just on the
edge of being synthetic sounding -- you almost fooled
me. Violins and cellos are quite reasonable, actually.
Deckard said 4720 days ago (September 16th, 2004)
Like it
You have a strong voice, it gets almost flattened by the
mastering of the song. I really like your voice, but it
sounds nervous at some points... So I would just sing it a
dozen times and then record it again. :)
Christnesing said 4719 days ago (September 17th, 2004)
Like it
Thank you for the nice response to my song. When I recorded this I had a very sore throat and only put my voice on for other instruments to follow as guideline when recording their parts. I will definatly be recording my voice over again.
Thank you again. Christine
futzpucker said 4717 days ago (September 18th, 2004)
Like it
If you do record the vocal again, I would suggest you use the echo very
sparingly. Your voice is wonderful, and the slapback's rather gimmicky sound
is something you absolutely don't need. With a touch of reverb, your vocal
quality, passion, and commitment to the content of the song will carry the
track, and will easily create the mood you're going for. You'll end up with
a cleaner mix. Just my opinion...

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MissChaos said 4717 days ago (September 19th, 2004)
Like it
Great observation. The echo was an afterthought I had--Christine wasn't
totally sold on it anyhow. Thanks for your comment.
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Paul_T said 4719 days ago (September 17th, 2004)
Well done!
Songs like this are the reason Garageband exists. I wonder if it ever would have happened without it -- or would it have vanished into the ether somewhere above the hospital ward? A labor of love!
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MissChaos said 4719 days ago (September 17th, 2004)
Well done!
Thank you all! I should mention that this was originally recorded elsewhere--
on a different system, that is. It was imported into GB to add my synth layers
and some minimal percussion and mastering/effects. Christine will eventually
add some vocal harmonies to this as well. I am just so honored to have been
able to help out with such a moving and profound piece of music. thanks
Christine!

Miss Chaos
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Mr Winther said 4718 days ago (September 18th, 2004)
High class
Made me start daydreaming..... very pleasant song!
All eights from me. :-)
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hopestoic said 4718 days ago (September 18th, 2004)
awesome......
Great tune.....very inspiring! I lost a good friend to cancer
several years ago, so I can relate to the lyrical content.

Only comment would be that at times the vocals over
power (or maybe over shadow) some of the excellent
instrumentation going on. Thats probably more of a
personal preference than anything.

Great work! Thanks for sharing!

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trillot said 4712 days ago (September 24th, 2004)
superb
awesome pice
bravo!
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Suzanne said 4709 days ago (September 27th, 2004)
excellent
great tune, love the falling bass into the chorus. it has this re-recorded sound qiality to it. don't know if EQing would help. the new bass drums maybe sound like overdubbed other-song additions, but the strings work really well. the synth pads add a lot. i like the chord progression and expecially the vocals. Christine is wonderful.
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jesushairdo said 4642 days ago (December 3rd, 2004)
beautiful
i liked your singing. youve got very beautiful voice.
and the lyrics are so sad yet beautifully put in words.

i thought that the echo of the main vocal could
be turned down a bit, but overall your song rocks!

thanks for sharing.
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jesushairdo said 4642 days ago (December 3rd, 2004)
beautiful
i liked your singing. youve got very beautiful voice.
and the lyrics are so sad yet beautifully put in words.

i thought that the echo of the main vocal could
be turned down a bit, but overall your song rocks!

thanks for sharing.
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thetiler said 4584 days ago (January 30th, 2005)
sacred piece
I sure get the feeling that I am listening to a very sacred
piece. To me it takes a certain amount of maturity to do
music like this. That's really taking music to another level
especially in the act of charity and caring!

Thanks
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Alannah said 4115 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
I am a ...
Reverb and Echo junkie ... so of course I liked the Echo .... I thought the vocals sounded a tad muffled in the mix and think they deserve a cleaner sound .... the song is a very pretty one . I lost my sister to cancer a year ago.
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said 3980 days ago (September 26th, 2006)
real tight
great song great collab the music is very well thought out I enjoyed it
psexnyc said 3606 days ago (October 4th, 2007)
Wow MissChoas...
Your synth work with Kurt's story and words and Christine's singing makes for ear candy!
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richardhowardjones said 3375 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Great Mood
This one's coming from somewhere really deep. I feel it!
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davisamerica said 2929 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
"firing away:
at all involved .... hats off ...excellent work
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Demeter7 said 2683 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
Wonderful
work. Sad theme. Well done, all around. Thanks.
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MikeRobinson said 2012 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Wow. I was expecting a love song.
An excellent treatment of a very startling subject matter.   An outstanding vocal performance of a good, solid lyric.

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