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Hallelujah, Amen


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rsorensen

 Genre: Acoustic

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a song of thanksgiving.
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Lyrics
So time's not on my side
And it won't wait for me
But somehow I'll get by
With you I will survive

So help me lead a life
That pleases you alone
Because I am still alive
And I'll bow before your throne

Hallelujah, Amen

So help me keep this heart
I need these eyes to see
Because I have been so blind
To everything around me

I walk through death's shadow
But I can see your light
It's breaking through the black
Where darkness tries to hide

Hallelujah, Amen
Song Stats
Hits: 4695
Comments: 61
Fans: 39
Plays: 138
Downloads: 144
Votes: 6
Uploaded: May 25, 2009 - 10:39:13 PM
Last Updated: May 25, 2009 - 10:41:04 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 10:51:23 PM
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Hardware:
Taylor Big Baby Acoustic, Blue Snowball, M-Audio KeyStudio 49i
Software:
GB 08
Comments
guygrooves said 3071 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Glad
You decided to peek your head in the door my friend, We sure miss ya round here. Awesome tune... like you ever give us anything but,
Peace
Guy
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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks, guy
yeah I just got over a really busy time at work, but I'm finally back in action. looking forward to catching up on all the new music here I've missed and posting a few more of my own. Thanks for the kind words
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Feter said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Hallelujah, Amen
Man ...what a feel you added to this song ...it carry some heavy
emotions ...though out your singing ...just so gorgeous ...lovely
building at the end of the song ...it grows so good ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks feter
yeah i tried to keep this one pretty raw overall. it's definitely rough in some places, but I'm glad you like it
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Lennon714 said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
good good good
Good to see you back around. At the rate you're posting these days, I'm going to call you "Lennon714". Honestly, though, this is a really great tune. A lot of passion and intensity. I really liked the arpeggiated guitar break. Good stuff, Ridd.
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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks eric
definitely havent been around much lately, but i wouldnt go so far as to call me Lennon714! Thanks man - glad you like this. I'm looking forward to hearing your new one too
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ktb said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Amen
really stellar songcraft. Intimate feel to your performance and I love the rich full sounds of your guitars. There is a raw simplicity to this that makes it very personal on a certain level. Beautiful tune.
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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
ktb
thanks. there's two guitars there - one panned a little left and the other a little right. they play similar patterns, but one is drop D tuning which I think is where the fullness comes in. Anyway, thanks a lot for checking this out and your kind review.
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davisamerica said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Ridd ...
excellent tune ... good to see a new one up by you and hope all is going well. Really EXCELLENT !
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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks!
Yeah - things are great now that work has calmed down. Got a little crazy there for a while, though. Glad to be back and posting again. Thanks for the welcome and I'm happy you liked this
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lengold said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Been missing
your songs. This is beautiful.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks len
good to be back :)
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TobinMueller said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Needed eyes
Love the sense of mantra, of physically leaning forward without moving internally, of a bow being drawn back, of eyes both closed and open. Magnetic and simple acoustic guitar.
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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks tobin
great comments. very interesting to read others interpretations of the lyrics. I think you're spot on.
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btransue said 3066 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
loaded up
you said it Tobin, was like I was going to let fly at any moment. Heartfelt. Well done, a pleasure to listen to. DL'd, shared, voted.
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lavalamp said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Good to hear from you Ridd
Very cool guitars. Marvelous lyrics and singing. Miss you lately and always great to hear something new from you.

Dave
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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks dave
there's some sloppy playing here, but the tone of the guitars did turn out pretty good. glad you liked this one, man. thanks for the welcome back
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five_extra_arms said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Hallelujah
It's refreshing to see and hear something as simple as a song of thanksgiving.

Great vocal performance Ridd, and a great attitude.

Bob
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rsorensen said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks bob
lyrically this one's a little bit of a departure for me, but I'm happy you think it works. it was quite satisfying to sing
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peacepiano said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Inspiring
Powerful vocal performance. This song made my day.

Take care
Bill
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rsorensen said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks bill
good to hear you enjoyed this so much. thanks for letting me know
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awigze said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
rsorenson
Very personal and natural sound... more of a thought than a song... more of telling God how much you need Him. Very anointed.
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rsorensen said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks
i guess it is more of a thought isn't it? interesting observation. thanks for the comment :)
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craft said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
excellent tune
Makes me go far away.. Simply beautiful.. Thanks Ridd
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rsorensen said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
hey
thanks craft. cool that this took you someplace. glad you liked it.
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michael2 said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
beautiful
love what you did with the guitars, they sound as if they are panning ever so slightly - i like. great vocals and harmonies too. you never let me down.
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rsorensen said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks dude
good to see you back too. yep, slightly panned and tuned a little differently.
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_Rex_ said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Very cool
I love this song. Haunting yet beautiful vox. Great melodies. Guitar has a great tone very nice..
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rsorensen said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thank you
yeah it's funny - the lyrics are pretty positive but the music itself is quite sad and haunting haha. i cant break free from the minor chords even when i'm writing positive songs. thanks for the listen and comment
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Char said 3070 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Such a
honest, deeply felt set of lyrics. I love your voice and guitar that work so well together. I was immersed in the song. Very moving. Beautiful. Thank you.
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rsorensen said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks char
really happy this moved you. thanks for stopping by
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notsosweet said 3070 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
!!
Your voice lends such a pleading, soulful feel to these lyrics - a perfect fit. I was blown away by this one.
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rsorensen said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks very much
your name might be not so sweet, but your comment is! sorry couldnt resist. thanks for listening and being blown away!
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tempie said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
strum
hey dude nobody gets an acoustic sound out here like yours - whenever i record acoustic i'm thinking 'have to sound as good as Ridd' but it never does...great backups and really like the arpeggio lead behind the strumming. also like the subtle use of the tambourine. nobody has mentioned the subject matter so i'll throw it out there - if it's your thing (don't know if this is a one off or not) i'd love to hear what you'd do with some Americana gospel stuff - you've got a terrific quiet style - I always want to hear somebody with some for real belief and some for real writing skills - like David Bazan for instance - open up with some straight ahead acoustic americana gospel...no matter how much you (i) run from it, can't outrun a primitive baptist upbringing lol.
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rsorensen said 3068 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
thanks man
The Taylor/Snowball combo has really proven to be gold to me when recording. Glad you like what you're hearing. I'll probably do a few more of these in that Gospel style you mention. Thanks for the encouraging words

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Dadai.2 said 3069 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Amen bro...

Hallelujah... Amen.

This is perfect. Thanks.

Jack
rsorensen said 3068 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
you're very welcome
and thank you too
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Roxylee said 3068 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
love these lyrics
The lights always dispels the darkness, glory to God! It is so comforting to know we are not alone, that the one who made the universe cares for us so much and will get us through everything victoriously. You sing this with deep feeling, and I love the chord changes and your playing. Makes me want to worship, so I will. Thanks! :-)
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rsorensen said 3068 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
thanks
really cool that this has inspired you to worship. thanks for the comments :)
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MarkHolbrook said 3068 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Wow
I love this... The guitar is perfect, vocals of course fit right in. This has a melancholy feel but keeps you listening.
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rsorensen said 3068 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
thanks very much
it's my sad/happy song lol. thanks for checking it out
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gail60 said 3068 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
beautiful once again!!
Wow this is beautiful Ridd! I love the lyrics and the message shines through.
Your voice is wonderful as always, along with your guitars! This is such a great song and so important to be taken seriously in my opinion. Truly awesome job!

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rsorensen said 3068 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
:)
thanks a lot gail. i'm happy you like the song and subject
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obbster said 3068 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Nice
The verse chords remind me of the song Champions of Nothing by Matthew Good. Great guitars,
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rsorensen said 3068 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
thanks
Matt's my homeboy. OK not really but he's from these parts. thanks for the listen and comments
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composerclark said 3068 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Wow
Wow! This is powerful stuff. Great singing, lyrics, and production. Really engaging. This should be on the radio.
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rsorensen said 3068 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
thanks a bunch
really glad you like it.
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razoondragoonus said 3068 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
very touching
I feel close to this one, and the words used. You did very well in chosing them and your use of emotion in your sining is very well held in the entire song. :) thx for shareing this.
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rsorensen said 3068 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
thanks
very much for taking the time to listen and comment. glad you like it!
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teeyau said 3067 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
superb
the guitar strumming is so perfectly recorded. how u did that? line in or mic?

Nice melody. love this.
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bud said 3067 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Back with a goodie
great guitar sound and excellent vocal mix. Always good hearing from you - this was worth the wait.
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Vic Holman said 3066 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
nice one
I like the space oddity type opening. vocally there is a Thom Yorke style. You have been really honing in on that Ridd.

simple yet very effective tune.

good to hear a new one from you. i didn't even know you had one up 'til now.
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TheWeirdBrothers said 3066 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Choice
This is excellent. Vox, Taylor sound great, real.
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I.G.M. said 3066 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Nice tune,
well played, nicely sung!!
Congrats on a good one!

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Godchaser said 3066 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
In all things........
give thanks.This is a wonderful tune my friend and as already well stated by others,it lacks nothing in substance or in sound.Beautiful vocal work surrounded by a wall of acoustic guitar.Love it and I thank you for sharing your many gifts.

Blessings,
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Dragonas said 3066 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Good and raw
Yes!
Whenever I am angry at Macjams for sucking really bad, I just come to your page to hear some truly great songwriting.
:-)
This tune resonates with the spirit of Jeff Buckley and maybe even Coldplay, in my humble opinion.
Your song sounds stripped of excess and is really boiled down to the essence of the feeling.
Great vocals and harmonies.
Always a pleasure to stop by your page once in a blue moon.
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Diviner said 3065 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Great track as always
Very enjoyable listening experience. Very well written and played, nice one.
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mowguy3 said 3065 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Soft and strong
Fine Lyrics and well sung. And again the tone from your Taylor is fantastic. Well played nothing fancy just right from the gut. Fine track for sure.
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yrp said 3050 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Powerful
music, in its accoustic fury and its impressive vocal delivery.
I donĀ“t know what moved you to write this song but it sure took the best of your talent and skills...
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Mckenzie said 3025 days ago (July 10th, 2009)
helloooo
I'm sorry i've been so illusive of late, i've missed out on so many of your songs that i can't remember where to start! haha, no matter, I'm here now. Wow. This is super. This seems to really suit your voice (which might seem obvious because, well... you wrote it) but there's something about your tone in this that feels so comfortable and raw. It's all already been said, but the guitars and percussion sound great, as does the placement of everything in the soundfield. This is going straight onto my ipod.

Thanks mate, i'm off to check out the rest of your new stuff now.

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Cori Ander said 3012 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
!!!
Totally wonderful!!!
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