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So I've been trying to play my guitar better. Right? Trying for more picking and melodic/harmonic notes that complement my vocals. So, this is what I've come up with! Hope you like!
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THE CASTLE
Stacey K. Black
© 2008

i'm afraid to give too much
of myself to anyone
i'm afraid
i'll never see me again

i don't want grabbing hands to touch
and tear apart all i have done
i am afraid
to become lovers my friend

i'm afraid... of you

serve me a cup of courage i'll drink it down
until then i don't want you around
you are standing there so boldly in my path
and i'm guarding my castle,
hoping no one makes me laugh

i'm afraid if you touch me there
i'll be gone i'll disappear
i'm afraid
to become a ghost

could you spare me this part
and excuse my feeble heart
i'm afraid
it's you i want the most

i'm afraid... of you

serve me a cup of courage i'll drink it down
until then i don't want you around
'cause you are standing there so smugly in my path
i'm guarding the castle
hoping no one makes me laugh

i'm afraid i'm afraid to give too much
of myself of myself to anyone
i'm afraid
i'll never see me again

i'm afraid... of you
i'm afraid... of me too.
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Uploaded: Nov 15, 2008 - 07:36:32 PM
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2008 - 07:36:32 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 12:22:11 PM
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Hardware:
Taylor 814 Acoustic Guitar, audiotechnica condenser mic, Lexicon Lambda interface, Mac PowerBook G4 (it still works!), and patience!
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GB baby!
Comments
aclarke said 3170 days ago (November 15th, 2008)
I'm not afraid..
Stacey- this is so simple and beautiful. I love how you sing this.. melody is very nice and the backing vocals really add so much.

Very nicely played and a really pretty guitar melody.
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Alannah said 3170 days ago (November 15th, 2008)
Mixed Beautifully ....
... you always manage to get your vocals mixed up just right .... sounds great ... lovely singing as usual too ! Harmonies fabulous .... you truly are a professional !
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lengold said 3170 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
Beautiful
song, vocals AND guitar. Excellent production too. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len



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J.A.Stewart said 3170 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
Scary Stuff
Relationships can be very scary, especially as you move beyond the cultivated superficialities and begin to glimpse the core of another person... predictably flawed and self-absorbed, to one degree or another.

It is natural to grow wary and careful when you experience heartbreak, however... the defenses we build in response are generally in inverse proportion to our inner strength and may insulate us not only from hurt, but from Life, as well. An empty castle is a cold place to dwell.

Your guitar work is improving and it provides a warm atmosphere for your best instruments --- your voice and your passion.

There's something about this particular song that reminds me a lot of Leonard Cohen... which is a VERY good thing. ;)


--- Joe
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pablatone said 3170 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
this is excellent
You did a marvelous job with this tune, the patience paid off. Great words and vocals and arrangement. I'm not sure I've heard anyone tackle this subject so boldly before.
I'm very impressed, I'll have to check out more of your tunes now!

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Morning Light said 3170 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
AHHHHH
SO BEAUTIFUL STACEY!!! :)*
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Feter said 3170 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
The Castle
How gentle and honest song ..very delicate and touchy
feelings lyrics and singing ...you really controling the
whole scene and all the colors there ..very nice vocal
work as always ...a very nice song ..thnx alot for shari
such gem !!!
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Ed Hannifin said 3170 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
The guitar's getting stronger...
...which is a good thing, because YOU HAVE A TAYLOR 814, and I might have to be unexpectedly critical out of sheer jealousy...

Nice picking, and nice recording of that picking. A very strong and steady support for your vocals. Your vocals can ALWAYS stand on their own, but it's nice having them supported from below with the nice picking patterns, including something faint, high and shimmery in there...

The lead vocal is non-dramatic, and that perfectly suits the song. You have the chops, and you have the good sense not to over-sing. And the harmonies are gorgeous. Anne Cozean better give a listen to these...In fact, I think I'll nudge her in this direction...

And the song itself is really strong...

From strength to strength, Stacey...

Ed
Skean said 3170 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
Oh Stacey
This is so perfect now.... TX DL'd
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regulus said 3169 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
Your on it
girl. You have what it takes to make it in the world of folk and contemporary expressionist. This has a sound of; in the studio with a producer and manager for the new to be current starlet.

You might try some soft brush snare drum and mild bass for a accompaniment. Not that it is needed, but would open it up to a wider field of markets. It is a certainty that other artist here would not hesitate to back you up if asked. Ask and yee shall benefit. Try the forum or individual artists.

Your wonderful and I'm going to take your song home with me. Thank you for being.
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racerat said 3169 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
diamonds
Stacey,

Wonderful as always. Your guitar playing is really coming along! But I am still just a total sucker for your harmonies....

P
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dolby said 3169 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
Yeah
I agree with Philip, those harmonies are a killer -

Nice tune -

Phil
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Studioplayer said 3165 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Nice voice
Nice vocals and I love the way the harmonies are done on this. Really nice song. I'm finding some nice little jewels around here. :)
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saymme said 3157 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Another fav of mine !!
Grand to hear this again dl & faved!!! Really Beautiful song..love the lyrics too You have such a gift ! Wonderful You share it w us here : )
tx!!! lena ( :
johnwhitehead said 3094 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Smashing
Beautifully sung and played, natch, but a really nice song, too. So many folks comment on the surfaces,the vocals and harmonies (all lovely), but beyond that it's your SONGWRITING that totally rocks: original, tuneful, want to hear it again stuff. New to site and this is my fave so far!!
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