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Crawl - TEXASFEEL with blamm


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FEEL

 Genre: Rock

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This song is about the sacrifice my parents made when they left their family, friends and home to follow God's calling and move to Brazil to be missionaries. This is my interpretation of what it takes to reach the gates of heaven. It may sound bleak but it was a life fulfillment by two great people. My parents worked for the Foreign Mission Board in Brazil for 38 years. My dad passed away several years ago and I consider him my greatest hero. My mother now lives not too far away in an assisted living home longing to spend time with her family. If you were to know what testimony is all about then you might have had a conversation with my parents.

A special thanks to John Parker (blamm) for doing the vocals. Maybe if he had more time I could get him to sing on all my songs.
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Lyrics
Here I am crawling up a hill and it’s steep as can be
Will not fall though a rock is rolling down on me
Hear the call I see the sky’s get dark around me
Stand up tall the ground begins to crumble underneath

You’ve got to crawl
Sometimes you’ll fall
When reaching for heaven

You shouldn’t stall
Give it your all
For the gates of heaven

Here I stand I’m at the top the world I see beneath
The view thus far is vast and overwhelms me
If I should fault I’d only fall from my feet to my knees
And heed the call the wind will howl it’s words to me

You’ve got to crawl
Sometimes you’ll fall
When reaching for heaven

You shouldn’t stall
Give it your all
For the gates of heaven

John Luper
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Hits: 3469
Comments: 59
Fans: 26
Plays: 216
Downloads: 124

Uploaded: Mar 26, 2009 - 06:47:51 PM
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 - 07:49:05 PM Last Played: Jul 10, 2017 - 01:16:05 PM
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Comments
Skean said 3038 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Nice
Rocking tune... Okay I don't believe in GOD but I like ROCK...Cheers
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FEEL said 3038 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Thanks skean
God bless... Oh wait!?!?!
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said 3038 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Mr Parker

Wish I could get you to sing on every song of mine, John P.

Brother, this is as good a song as any other you've written - love it. Production is great to my ears

. - Harold
FEEL said 3038 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Harold
Thanks for the extra set of ears. It really helps on the mix. Yeah... John not only has a great voice he also manages to sing it the way you want it.


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Feter said 3038 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Crawl
I know why you want him to sing on all your songs what a vocal ..great great
guitar rockin sound my friend ...Incredible deep song my friend ...this rock
so good ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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FEEL said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Always there...
and always encouraging. Thanks Feter.
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mike_d said 3038 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Just...
....a quick note to say how much I really like this track! Nice one guys!
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FEEL said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Mike
Thanks for taking a listen. I'll have to farm some drums out to you one of these days.
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sloparts said 3038 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Wonderful Song John
And a great vocal by John (blamm). Awesome sounding back tracks that deliver the power and grace thus song needs my friend.

God Bless you Mom and Dad, and you too John,

Ed
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FEEL said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Ed
I appreciate your comments. Coming from a top notch musician as you it means that much more.
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Vic Holman said 3038 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
great one guys
great tune......guitars........vocals. nice trib to acknowledge the parents
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FEEL said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Vic
Thanks for dropping by. I'll cruise by and listen to your latest and greatest real soon. Been very busy and a bit selfish when it comes to my time.
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jiguma said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
What Kenta said :)
John does a great job on the vocal, but maybe he could be a little lower in the mix in this style of song. Good song with some really cool playing.
Neil
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FEEL said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
In my country
I've been lead to believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
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blindsidedpoets said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Crawl
I love those minor dissonant chords in the bridge part, very cool. Great lyrics. Slick solo, with nice tone... I love nice tone.
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FEEL said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Thank you for lending me your ears
I appreciate the input. Great to see your presence here on Macjams.
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MarkHolbrook said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Excellent!
This has a GREAT sound and the vocals are fabulous. Guitars working great!

Extremely nice. Interesting riffs too!
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MarkHolbrook said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Second listen
Just gets better and better... I wish I'd wrote on performed this... Man... Downloaded so I can continue to enjoy! Thanks!
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FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Mark
Burn you a copy. Glad you liked it.
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davisamerica said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Gents ....
excellent track ... excellent back story ... vocals are amazing. John and all ... just killer ... sincere hats off
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FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Hey
much appreciated and encouraging.
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anomalous said 3038 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
I
think Skean said it best, rocking tune, god or no.
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FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Rock
will never die... not as long as we're here.
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mowguy3 said 3037 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Crawl
Some fine writing deliverd and sang so well,great vocals. Just the backbone of this ride is excelent, add in some very skilled guitar and it is a winner in my book. Great job with this one.
Be well, Russ
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FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thank you Russ.
I appreciate the positive input.
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Mcboy said 3037 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
most excellent
harddriven guitars create the heat and the vocals drive it home...most excellent!
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FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Coming from one of my favorites
means a lot. Thanks for taking the time to listen.
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Ed Hannifin said 3037 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
A mix that achieves bigness...
...by not packing too much in... Crisp and clean, even where it's dirty and distorted...

One of my favorites among your vocals... Over headphones, over MY headphones, anyway, they vocals sit right where they should... I also like the guitar playing.... I like the bravery of your phrasing and looseness... Great tone, too...

On my headphones, and this may not be true over speakers, the synthy sound that zooms around from time to time could stand to be a dB or two lower in the mix--it's a little penetrating on my setup....

Ed
FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I was wondering
if someone was going to comment on that. As I was tweaking the vocal level I forgot all about the snake of deception and temptation (Synth). I did write in the levels higher at the end. Can you tell me if it was bothering you all the way through or just during the hard parts? These old ears just don't pickup like they use too. On the album I'll make sure to turn it down a bit. Thanks for your helpful input Ed, as always.
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Macaudion said 3037 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
A good that's real...
Gotta say this before it goes - what I like above all things on this, is how the singer and especially the g'tar work, is of the type and calibur that clearly displays how one can master the art of timing and rhythm to such the degree, that you b workn it like it's 'your' biatch to play... and not like, it's 'a' biatch to play... That's probably all I'll wanna say bout that

The lyrics (which I'm rarely so tuned in to) are indeed, a poetic gem of the likings to my mind. They could be applied to any number of challenges that require a relentless poring on of some serious and undeniable, single focused efforts.

This story about your parents is packaged and presented beautifully, Sirs. Very well done! Thanks for the traveler, too, John! Dion
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FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Dion, I'm glad you tuned in
It's encouraging to know that we managed to time in on this tune. I am guilty of being lazy when it comes to a composition. I'm with you on the application of the lyrics. I felt they may have been simple but a little strong for this site. It could be taken as well for any situation as you stated but also for whatever higher power drives you. Thanks for the compliments and yeah... John did an excellent job on the vocals.
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Char said 3037 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Superbly done.
Wonderful story telling. The music and vocals are well most complimentary. Thanks.
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FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Char
Always a pleasure to read your input. Thanks for taking a listen.
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bud said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Powerful tune
great guitar and production. Excellent vocals too - but as others have said - perhaps a little too up front.
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FEEL said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thank you bud
Did you mean up front... too maximized or up front lyrically?



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bud said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Just a little too loud
in the mix for my taste.
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egobandit said 3036 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
It admirable
Your parents sound like great people, Some great gits in this and blamms singing sound very emotional. I like the crawl part on the guitar. grreat song!
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FEEL said 3035 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Thanks for taking a listen
I really dig your latest as well.
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Roxylee said 3033 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Wow, John
Thanks for sharing this with us. What a great legacy! To do God's will, to lay down their lives for the gospel, what a testimony your parents have as an example to the whole family. I love this line: "If I should fault I’d only fall from my feet to my knees" God's grace is awesome, and I feel sorry for those who reject this gift.
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FEEL said 3032 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Wow!
What a nice way to top things off.
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Willywagga said 3032 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Greatness
Really excellent production on this, great combination of instruments. Guitar is raw and earthy, vocals are excellent, every damn thing is big and brash.
Really excellent tune. Bravo.


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FEEL said 3030 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Thanks for dropping by
I appreciate the comments and encouragement. John did a fantastic job on the vocals, I'm very pleased.
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LunaTrick said 3031 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Great attitude
to this song. Liked!
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FEEL said 3030 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Thanks for
dropping by and taking a listen.
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kassia said 3031 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
excellent
love the vocals. the song is wonderful. this all comes together perfectly. a great country/southern rock feel to this. good stuff.
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FEEL said 3030 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Thanks for the observation
It's hard to get that southern rock out of my system. I'm glad you liked this and thanks for dropping by.
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lengold said 3030 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Epic song
great music and vocal. Spot on production.
Cheers
Len

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FEEL said 3030 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Wow Len
Thanks for the encouragement!
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DeathArrow said 3030 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
lalala
a great song !!!
very melodic !!
fits perfectly to your voice !!!
fav'd !!!


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FEEL said 3030 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Yeah! Parker
did a fantastic job on the vocals. Thanks Luke.
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DeathArrow said 3030 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
lalala
oh the voice wasn't you?!
sry that i didn't recognize it ! what a shame =/

cheers, Luke
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Bob Rodgers said 3023 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
An
excellent song John with a great production.
Superb guitar playing and tone, very powerful.
Really great vocals from John and everything sounds top notch!
Very much enjoyed.

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FEEL said 3023 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Bob
Thank you for dropping by and taking a listen.
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paralax said 3010 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
cool
cool version the new vocals are great and add something different to the song but i still like the version with your vocals better

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FEEL said 3010 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Terry
I actually redid the vocals again but still wasn't satisfied with it. I appreciate the encouragement.
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KenneSilva said 3006 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Tex
Gnarly guitar work for sure. Heartfelt and on-target. Appreciate your letting us be able to hear it.
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FEEL said 3003 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Thank you for dropping by,
the encouragement and you bet!
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segiperkasa said 3002 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
cool rock sound..
that was one cool rock sound ...
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SJB said 2951 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Hello
This is my first visit to your posts. Great rocking sounds and really well recorded. The drum track is the business - how did you do it - sounds live or is it midi or loops?
The lead guitar break is awesome!
All the best
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