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Faith


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Moviz

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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Just had a good beat going after I chopped up some loops and had an idea for some lyrics in the form of yet another poem I wrote many years ago. I substituted a couple of words and moved others around (such as the chorus) so as not to come across as a religious fanatic and so that the words would fit the song better. It's just saying that the bad things in this world are nothing to do with God or any other being.....just the wickedness in Man. Quite a lively beat after my last song.
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Faith
Verse 1
How can a God with so much love do such things as these?
I’ve heard this said so many times, by those who would ‘believe’,
But Satan rules in People now; on them the blame should lie.
Greed the cause of many wars, when Oh, so many die
Chorus
Jealousy and hate and greed, are the devils tools, and more of this we’re sure to see while in this world he rules.
Verse 2
No matter if we die or how, slowly or in pain.
Surely we’ll be born again if our Love remains.
I’ve heard folk say so many times “I’m afraid to die” but Oh!
How scared? What pain before our birth? Only God could know.
Chorus………….
Verse3
We’re here to gain experience, be tested of our faith. If after all life’s ups and downs, His love we still embrace,
Then dying is a small thing, a token, to compare, with wondrous things we’ll see and learn, when life with Love we share.
Chorus…………
Verse4
So what of those whose faith has fled? The ones who say” What’s dead is dead”.
They’re loosing out not knowing of the truth. (Tell them brother)
They praise themselves and all their deeds, as though they’ve solved all peoples’ needs,
Telling no one of their mis-spent youth (So tell it to me brother)
Chorus………….
Verse 5
How can a God with so much love do such things as these?
I’ve heard this said so many times, by those who would ‘believe’,
But Satan rules in People now; on them the blame should lie.
Greed the cause of many wars, when Oh so many die
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Maurice Vizard.

Song Stats
Hits: 4728
Comments: 54
Fans: 17
Plays: 125
Downloads: 114
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Feb 21, 2008 - 07:05:08 PM
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2008 - 07:05:08 PM Last Played: Mar 12, 2017 - 10:24:40 AM
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Hardware:
Mac intel 10.4, fast track. Sennheizzer mic',
Software:
GB, GB loops.
Comments
michael2 said 3498 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
i'm the first
whoo hoo. never happened before. anywways, I love that Shaft guitar track and the bass line. this is totally motivating me to get out of my office. i'm just moving man. solid.
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Moviz said 3498 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Woah!
I felt the breeze as you moved in there LOL. Glad it got you moving to the beat, thanks for the call and Fave. One o'clock am here, so I'm off to bed now with my cocoa, cheers M
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Feter said 3498 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Faith !
WOW ...my friend this is so good ..the bass works
so find for the mood .you singing with that effect .
impressive set for the lead line ..this is a blast
KUDOS !!
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Moviz said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thanks Feter
Some good bass sounds in GB so I had a few to choose from, the basic vocal 'sound', which needed to be different from my normal vocals, is from 'Track Echo' and kept short.The other echo is 'Cycle' from Track Echo, cheers M
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sloparts said 3498 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Nice work Maurice
Love the way you used the GB loops here. You put together an awesome song with a great message, and delivered it in a way that makes it impossible to not listen all the way through. And the mix seems spot on except for the vocal which I'll explain below.

Like the lyrics and you vocal delivery, although this deaf guy needed a little more volume. It's tuff hearing the words when you going deaf, but everyone else seems to hear you just fine so I know it has to be me having the problem.

Outstanding work here Maurice, Bravo

Ed
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Moviz said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thank you Ed
for the good compliments, I'm glad you liked this so much (will PM you about the vocal), regards M
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peacepiano said 3498 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Rhythm
Very cool rhythms here. Nice match with the lyrics. And the lyrics grab you and with your delivery they make you listen. Excellent song

Thanks
Bill
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Moviz said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Glad you .....
liked this Bill and the beat too, cheers M
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magnatone said 3498 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
This is Great!!
Good beat, great vocals, wonderful lyrics. This is just a GREAT SONG! Thanks.
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Moviz said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Hi Karen
Thanks for listening to this and I hope it had you dancing around the table LOL, regards M
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dirigent said 3498 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Faith
Deep philosophical issue in an excellent song. Fantastic guitar work. Impressive stuff, Moviz
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Moviz said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Yes Andreas
I do tend to err toward the Philosophical now and then... I'm pleased you liked this, though I can't claim responsibility for the 'excellent' guitar, since they were loops. Thanks for calling, regards M
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said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Cool beat
Good beat... I like the bass.... And what a thoughtfull lyric.... Can relate to it....

And when the funky guitar plays, it sounds cool.... Good work on this one...

Thanks for sharing...
Moviz said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thank you
for dropping in and commenting Jakob..... much appreciated and pleased that you liked it, cheers M
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DWL said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
I'm not a religious man myself
but I fully endorse the idea that greed (whether it be for power, money or status) lies behind many of our problems.

Really well put together Maurice, very impressive.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
You
Hit the nail on the head Dick, it's all down to people, but they almost always try to blame something else for the problems and the suffering that's caused through their actions. Thank you for listening and the positive comments, regards M
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davisamerica said 3498 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
WOW Maurice!
heavy duty message here.... but the groove is killer! vox level is ok from here and the delivery is very nice .... could be a Bowie thing in some sense.... very nice production ... back to the words... personally feel we need to talk more about such things..... God gets a bad rap alot of the times I think ... very cool and well laid out tune M... very nice indeed!
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Moviz said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Yes Jack
heavy duty it is, but I kept it on the light side LOL... Glad you found the mix OK and everything....... and whenever you want to talk just PM me and we'll take it from there, cheers my friend, M
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thetiler said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Great words MOVIZ
I really think you have been such a great addition to MJ. Not only in fun music to hear. But the wisdom that you provide is immense. Love how you get such cool sounds out of the loops. Not sure what instruments you play. I know you sing, but the guitar sounds like your playing. So if it is loops you sure did a good job in working it to fit the tune. I know in your bio that you do accompaniment guitar and you have actually made a living doing music which is great!

Thanks again for your terrific addition to MJ as a incredibly fun to listen to guy.

Thanks for sharing
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Moviz said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Really kind
comments BIll from a great musician as yourself... I'm really flattered. Nice that you think I bring fun here, because I do like a laugh myself, so that's a nice comment too. I'm pleased too of course that you liked this number. Yes, I do play guitar to accompany myself and a just little keyboard as a filler type of thing, but the guitars on this song are GB loops I'm afraid. I just cut em up and join them badly, then it sounds like someone at my stage of ability LOLOL. Seriously, I really appreciate your generous comments, regards M
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Ibstrat said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
The unique
Moviz sound- I never get tired of it!Great funky tune,great singing,great lyrics.Is that you playing guitar?It sounds really good.
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Moviz said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Hi Mark
Thank you so much for your support regarding my songs.... as i said to Bill above it's really gratifying when great musicians such as yourselves visit my songs with a favourable comment... it's really humbling. As I said above no I didn't play on this and once again I'll say that I was in two minds whether to ask you if you would do something guitar-wise with this song..... so keep watching for the mail (and hiding behind the curtain if you don't feel like it. LOL) Thanks again Mark, regards M
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lengold said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Funky Maurice
Get down man. Great song Mo - love it.
Cheers
Len


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Moviz said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Ha, Ha,
It occurred to me Len that while I can 'get down' alright, it's 'gettin' on up' that's the problem theses days, LOL. Glad you liked it, regards M
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Vic Holman said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
i want
i want money, i want power! well, since i can't have it I 'll just have to settle on groovin with this. Funkalicious!
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Moviz said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
I think
you'd have to get in a long queue for those things Vic LOL. Thanks for the listen and comment, much appreciated, regards M
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Roxylee said 3497 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Amen, brother
Great message, and great use of loops. You do so many genres, Maurice! Cool....:-)
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Moviz said 3497 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Roxie
I do keep trying different genres as I like the versatility... a bit like my life; 'Jack of all trades Master of none' LOL, thanks for listening and your comment, cheers M
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said 3496 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Bizarre
The music totally contradicts the message. The music is very groovy, makes my head do some 70's noggin. Very cool drums, but especially the guitar! Yummy. Your voice-fx is surreal.....I need to get my Frank Zappa records out!
Moviz said 3496 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Marc..
glad to see you called in here and ... bizzare is good LOL. Fot the vocal I wanted a cold feel and then towards the end comes the chaos with the repeat echo. The subject is still here with today, as it always has been, hence the modern driving beat/bass accompaniment. I'm pleased you liked the sound though and that it made your head spin LOL, cheers and have a nice w/e, L M
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said 3496 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Groovomatic!
Hey Maurice you always manage to surprise and delight!

This is a foot tapping cool song, I would love to be in red lite bar in a dangerous part of town listening, this is cool made for night and red lights!
Moviz said 3496 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Hi Tom,
Cheers for the listen and support, but I don't think i'd care to be on stage singing this with a few well aimed chairs and tables hurtling in my direction LOL, but I get your drift, regards M
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paul f. page said 3496 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Your range...
...continues to surprise and amaze me, Maurice! This is such a cool groove. Your control of the beat, the great lead lick at the bridge, your vocals, and the whole concept just absolutely "works." I don't think in these terms and admire you for being able to do so. Very slick mix with such precision in every little detail. What a delight to hear your work...again and again at the highest level to be sure.
Peace.
Paul
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Moviz said 3496 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Paul...
I'm especially pleased to see you here as I know this isn't your 'Thing', but I like your analysis of the parts and your support is ever welcome. Thanks so much for listening, regards M
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Godchaser said 3496 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Love those songs that...
proclaim some truth.Fine lyrical work and love that 70's mod vibe you've got cookin' here.Also some very nice loop work.

Blessings,
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Moviz said 3496 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Thank you
Daniel, I'm glad you found this to your liking along with the funky vibe, regards M
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blaky smith said 3495 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Funky
As you Know Maurice, I don't write much comments because my English language is so pitiful, but here I want simply to say that it's a good tune, I love it, very well done on all levels...
Marc
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Moviz said 3495 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Thanks Marc..
nice of you to write this comment, but you've no need to worry about the language barrier as your English is perfectly fine, as is your music ( better than my French believe me LOL), regards M
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pablatone said 3495 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
awright!
git down wit yer bad self moviz!!
Good job.
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Moviz said 3495 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
I will, I will...
I mean I do, I do..... as often as I can... Thanks Pab's for the listen.... and stop pulling that cats' whiskers, cheers M
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dajama said 3494 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Nicely done, Maurice
This is great. Love the beat - great bass and drum choice. It just boogies along with great style and verve, and the difference between the seriousness of the lyrics and the light-hearted, cool aspect of the music works very well, adding a nice unexpected contrast. Like the use of echo on the voice, and a great vocal performance all round. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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Moviz said 3494 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thanks David...
Glad you dropped by and approve, cheers M
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gail60 said 3494 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Awesome Maurice
There has not been a song of yours yet that I dont like. I am positive there never will be! You always do a super job. Great singing and performing here! Wonderful message. Thanks Maurice!
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Moviz said 3494 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Thanks Gail
for taking the time from your busy schedule, glad you liked this and I hope I'm able to keep pleasing: that would be nice, regards M
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said 3491 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
just voted again to
get it up that ladder!
Moviz said 3490 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Thanks Marc..
I think this one's maybe finished now though, cheers M
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guitapick said 3488 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
Yeah...
...a great, funky way to deliver the message...too many people putting the blame on God...we, as a race, have a tendency to point fingers, don't we...?

Really sweet stuff, M...like this side of you, a lot....
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Moviz said 3487 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Yes Bob
We sure do... and guns. Thanks for listening and pleased you liked this, regards M
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Sir Bass said 3480 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
fancy
loop work here, great job with vocal delivery,
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Moviz said 3479 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thank you Sir
Nice of you to listen and leave a comment, regards M
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Heightened said 3476 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Oh yes!
Bass is ultra cool. Really the driving force. Guitar comes in just right. But the heart of the song are your silky vocals.
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Moviz said 3474 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Nice one H
Thanks for the vocal comments and the rest, regards M
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Damroze said 3047 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Da' Funky Mo..
with a message for the people. Very much in the vein of The Staple Singers and Curtis Mayfield with the funk/soul message music of the late 60s and early 70s.
dl
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Moviz said 3047 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Ha Ha
Yas, I has 'Funk' LOL, Thanks Damroze for the listen. I hadn't thought of this particular song as being in the vein of the Staple Singers, who I absolutely loved in the 60's early 70's, but I guess the subject matter does fit in with their message. I never realizes at the time that they were singing about religion until I looked them up last year and DL'd their 'Come Go With Me'. I think my more recent song 'A Beautiful World' sounds more like their style, though the subject matter isn[t religiously inspired Cheers M
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