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Circles


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kingbee

 Genre: Indie Rock

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I was going through a time when I thought I was doing well and had 'progressed' as a human being when I did something which was very selfish and un-thinking..and a friend pulled me up about it ( quite rightly) so it's about other people giving you a good wake up call when you might be getting a bit self-absorbed.
As Lenny Bruce once said 'We're all the same schmucks'
Hope you like it.
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Lyrics
Well time goes round
in never ending circles
The old familiar refrain
I’m back where I began again

I thought I’d changed my tune
but somebody burst my balloon
I thought I’d come a long, long way
but that was only yesterday

You haven’t changed a bit
my friends and enemies all say
I thought I’d come a long, long way

Well someone pulled the carpet
away from underneath my feet
And I was only thinking
that life was sweet

You haven’t changed a bit
my friends and enemies all say
I thought I’d come a long, long way

Appearances deceptive
The bags and lines around your eyes
The value of experience
Imagination is truths disguise

Well where’ve you been
I couldn’t really answer that
I only know where I’m at
and maybe that’s the same thing

You haven’t changed a bit
my friends and enemies all say
I thought I’d come a long, long way

but I haven’t and I didn’t
Song Stats
Hits: 3686
Comments: 21
Fans: 10
Plays: 109
Downloads: 107
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Mar 16, 2009 - 11:43:51 AM
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2009 - 11:43:51 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 08:07:14 AM
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Hardware:
Powerbook G4. Roland PC-180A keyboard, Aria Pro II electric guitar, Mic
Software:
garageband
Comments
Feter said 3076 days ago (March 16th, 2009)
Circles
Great tube sound loved it my friend ...thoughtful song ...your vocal
work is cool here ...nice rockin sound ..the rhythm guitar so much
reminds me of Oasis ...top notch production ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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kingbee said 3076 days ago (March 16th, 2009)
round and round
Someone else thought it sounded like Blur.
The britpop war starts here..again.
Thanks for dropping in and your kind comments
Much appreciated
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davisamerica said 3076 days ago (March 16th, 2009)
woa ...
great track ... nice production ... this is really very good indeed. love the vocal performance ... man ... Impressed !!
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kingbee said 3076 days ago (March 16th, 2009)
well
Thank you very much.
Always nice to get a 'woa'
Thanks for dropping in and your kind comments
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Godchaser said 3075 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Well 'Rounded'.....
post.I love the intro to this.Lovely guitar and vocal work.As i have come to expect your posts are always pleasin' to my ear.Thanks for sharing!
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kingbee said 3075 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Many thanks
Glad you liked it.
Thanks for dropping in and your comments
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dolby said 3074 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Nice one
Whoa - the clapping has just come in! I'm a sucker for clapping!!!!!!
This is a really nice production - you have a real ear for separating all the components of the song without much fuss - I like the way the guitars come in/drop out/change around, whilst it's all rooted to the driving bass and drums. Really nice track! Enjoyed -
One extra thought - I think the drum sound is a bit GarageBandy (so to speak). Maybe it might be worth investing in something like EZ Drummer - which allows you to have midi functionality, but much better quality sample - just a thought :-))
Phil
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kingbee said 3074 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
drums
Hi
the claps are just samples.
I sort of know what you mean about the drums.
I did the original version in an old version of Logic via my Emu sampler and I thought it was a better version but couldn't record the guitars ( long story) so re-vamped it in GB.
Have been thinking about either idrum or Ezdrummer and may take the plunge now.
But thank you for you comments and lad you liked it
Cheers
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bud said 3073 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
Well structured tune
I like the repetition in the bass and the circular steadiness of the verse coupled with slight variations in the chorus. Goes well with the lyrics - which are really good by the way. Played - sung - mixed really well. Nice package.
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kingbee said 3072 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Ta Bud
Thanks for dropping in and your comments
Glad you liked it and glad you liked my package ;-)
Cheers
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smokey bacon jnr said 3072 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
great song
Good stuff as ever. The bass line did actually remind me of boys and girls by Blur, but the effect is quite different - more reflective. I like the way the tune goes in a circle to reflect the lyrics. I like the way it powers up towards the end too. I didn't mind the drums, I thought they sounded ok. If you're going to upgrade, why not go with Logic Express - it has lots of drum samples and an excellent drum machine. It takes a bit of learning, but it's a lot more capable than GB.
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kingbee said 3072 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
blurry
A friend thought it sounded like Coffee and TV by Blur but I wrote my song I'd heard theirs. So there !
I need to either upgrade my hard drive..or my computer before I get Logic. Space is getting tight.
Anyway. Thank you for dropping in and your cool comments
Much appreciated
Thank you
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koike said 3072 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Don't change it.
Hey great job, you sang this really nicely.

Yea needs real drums, however you've written a song
that could be played using any instruments and still
have people singing it.
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kingbee said 3071 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
Change
Thank you very much for your comments.
My aim ( most of the time) is to right a 'classic' song that could be played in any form and still be a good song.
If I've hit the mark with you then it makes it worth it.
Thanks for dropping in
Cheers
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Nick_Flash said 3067 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
catchy
I love songs that are driven by bass and drums. It doesn't sound like anyone else to me - all original. Your vocals are clean and crisp as always and sound nice in the mix. Oh yeah, and as Dolby said, the clapping rocks.
Excellent post.
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kingbee said 3067 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
the clap
I was sort of reluctant to put the claps on. On the original version I just had a sort of electro drum coming in to fill the middle 8 but I couldn't find anything like it on GB so I stuck the claps in.
Glad it worked and you and Dolby dig it.
Much appreciated
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jiguma said 3067 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
I like this
Nicely recorded and a played - this is a good little song. I wasn't sure where it was going when it started, but once it settled into it's pattern I got really involved. Bits of Blur, Bowie, Cars all sneak through (all favourites of mine btw).

Like Phil, I thought the drums were the weak link. I've played with iDrum and Ultrabeat (in Logic Pro 8), but am now of the opinion that in most cases, the best result is to play the kit in at the (piano) keyboard one drum at a time (start with kick, then snare on the next pass, then hats etc). It all depends on having a good soundfont of course. I'm not sure if they are still available but before I got LP8 I was using a sample set called ns_kit7free - a free set of really good drum samples from naturalstudio.com.

Anyway, I don't think the drum sound is a big deal here, just that you seem interested in doing better with drums.

I really like some of the throwaway lines as if you're on stage - they worked for me.

Cool post
Neil
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kingbee said 3067 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
ns_kit
Thanks for the tip for naturalstudio. I think they've started charging for it by the look of it.
I wish I still had my LM-9 VST. I used to really like the simple but effective sounds on it.
I usually do high hats on one track and bass drum and snare on the other..just to sort of keep track of the layout really.
Still experimenting and getting better results on some tracks and not so on others.
Anyway
Glad you liked the song and thanks for dropping in and your comments
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MarcusPerry said 3038 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Nice groove!
I like your voice.. it has a good amount of character. Something about the guitar tone reminds me of REM. good stuff.
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ToddBrodman said 3028 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Catchy
Good Tune-enjoyed this! I need to write real songs!
kingbee said 3028 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
catchy
I'm sure you will write songs...you're already mostly there !
Glad you liked this one and thanks for dropping in
cheers
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