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Nobody Knows (acoustic) w/michael2


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rsorensen

 Genre: Indie Rock

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This is a stripped down version of a collab I did with michael a while back. I'm posting this again for two reasons - to better showcase michael's brilliant additions (listen to those awesome BG vox!), and because I'm having trouble writing and recording anything new worth posting.
Everything's pretty much the same in this version, minus the heavy thundering electrics, so I'm calling this 'acoustic' ;)

Ridd - Music/Lyrics/Vocals, Acoustic & Electric
Michael - Piano, Synth, BG Vocals

Original version - http://www.macjams.com/song/44833
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Lyrics
Nobody knows all the colors I've seen
Nobody knows all the places I've been
Nobody understands just what I mean
So I will explain it to you

Pack your bags we leave tommorrow
And say goodbye to all your friends
Cuz I will take you to a new home
Where the daylight never ends

But when you're there, you're there forever
You can never come back here
I'll be standing right beside you
And we will live a thousand years

Nobody knows all the colors I've seen
Nobody's been to the places I've been
Nobody understands just what I mean
So I will explain it to you

So what's with all the hesitation?
Why can't you make up your mind?
You need a place where you can be yourself
And you can leave your past behind

So leave it all and float away with me
Gravity won't stop us now
There's too many things I want you to see
So we won't let them slow us down

Last night I dreamed of you
A hundred flowers in your hair
And when I turned around to look for you
You weren't there

Nobody knows all the colors I've seen
And nobody's been to the places I've been
Nobody understands just what I mean
So I will explain it to you
Song Stats
Hits: 3464
Comments: 49
Fans: 31
Plays: 274
Downloads: 135
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Jun 14, 2009 - 11:50:26 PM
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2009 - 11:50:26 PM Last Played: May 07, 2017 - 08:54:11 AM
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Hardware:
rsorensen - Epiphone EJ200 Acoustic, Gibson Firebird VII, Squier Jazz Bass, Line6 PODXT Live, Blue Snowball

michael2 - MXL USB mic, m-audio 49e keyboard with the GB default analog mono synth, Sesame Street Superstar Karaoke mic.
Software:
GB08
Comments
Feter said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Nobody Knows
A CLASSIC >>>>> this is what I expect from you both ...what a blast ..
production and recordings ..but most what hits here ...IS ..your VOCALS ..
wow ...perfect people ...I LOVE IT ...thnx alot for sharin ...oasis like gem !!!!
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
thanks feter
I was a bit hesitant to repost cuz it feels like cheating in a way. Glad you like!
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ramonaji said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Oh, yeah, baby!
This is great! Those vocals! The music... thanks for the download, y'all!
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
:)
Thanks!
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musicmarket said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
...so I will explain it to you
sometimes music can travel half the world so fast.
this song has now arrived in berlin.... in my heart.
what a wonderful tune..... just in time....

nothing more to say.
best from berlin
olaf
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
yeah
I still can't wrap my head around the whole internet thing! Thanks for checking this out and I'm happy you enjoyed it
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tempie said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
thievery...
nothing more rock and roll than pronouncing "been" with a long e lol. man the r&b/liverpool lead guitar on the first verse is perfect, and the backup synth on the second verse is perfect, and the mixed vox on the chorus is perfect. you guys are solidly pro and i feel like i'm stealing downloading this for free. Thanks!
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
thanks man
yeah I definitely flipped on my brit rocker switch for this one in places. I was afraid it was going to come off as too contrived, like early bono. Anyway, stoked you dug and downloaded
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ktb said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
the colors I've seen
at multiple points in this great tune I was spellbound by something "smaller" in the mix. A run of a bass line, a guitar voicing, a synth cameo and of course all the outstanding vocal parts. Really exceptional guys.
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
:)
thanks for noticing the subtle stuff. I think we both put a lot of little touches in this that may have gotten buried in the 'bigger' mix, though I love that one just as much. Thanks for the review!
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Skean said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Super track
Super collab, thanks for this remix, re post... I love it and sure I download it...Cheers
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
hey
thanks kenta! you're very welcome
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magnatone said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Nobody Knows
WOW - the ultimate MJ'ers making the ultimate collab team. This is just sensational you guys - i wish you two did lots more together! Fabulous work!
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magnatone said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
just had to listen again!
THIS is as good as it gets!
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
hey
thanks karen. We've done a few and I hope we do a lot more myself. My collabs with Michael are some of my favorite tunes. Glad you like this
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lavalamp said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Sweet tune
Glad you showed a map of my old home.

M2 and Ridd, really love this version. This sounds like something that I can't put my finger on. Vocal driven song-very hard to do. I could see lighters waving in the air as you close a show with this. Followed by a ripping encore of course.

Outstanding

Dave
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
wow
You lived in Utopia?? Awesome. Glad you like this version, Dave. Like I said I'm always hesitant to repost stuff, but this one deserved a mix that really showcased michael's more subtle additions - though I LOVE the slide work he did too in the original version.
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lavalamp said 3043 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Lived in Utopia...
years ago
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davisamerica said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
wow....
in every way .... hats off guys
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
davis
thanks a lot!
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sheilad said 3047 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
this is
what makes MJ's such an incredible place. Love the vocals....thanks for the d/l!
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
MJ
Thanks Sheila. This is indeed a swell place!
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lengold said 3046 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Now have
two fantastic versions of this wonderful song. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
thanks
for downloading, len. Enjoy!
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dajama said 3046 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Sweet
Lovely vocal on this (lead and backing!) and the melody is really sweet. Nice lyrics and I think the acoustic approach works very well on this. Outstanding stuff. Nicely done, gents. Peace.
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
melody
don't tell anyone but I (unintentionally) ripped off a cartoon's theme song melody for the chorus. oops! Oh well, it happens!
Regardless, thanks for checking this out and I'm happy you enjoyed it.
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guygrooves said 3046 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
This sounds like
something the Beatles might have done with the Gallahger brothers as co writers. Great song guy's, both of your music inspires me, and to have something with both your influence is truly a gift. So Ridd and Michael Thank You both.
Peace
Guy
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
yeah
interesting take - you're probably right - Beatles, Oasis, and maybe The Flaming Lips jamming together. It's extremely cool that this inspires you, Guy. Thanks for mentioning that, and thank-you for listening!
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bud said 3046 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
A stripped down beauty for sure
nice idea to get to the bones of this great tune. Excellent!
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
thanks bud
Yeah Michaels BG Vox blow me away on every listen.
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Roxylee said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Nobody knows
the mystery of how great collabs come about, but we are glad they do. Guys, this is amazing. I've got headphones on,absorbing every note. I love all the vocals. The guitars, bass, lyrics, everything shines.
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
:)
Thanks a bunch, Roxy. Collabs are one of my absolute favorite things about MacJams. Headphones are a brilliant way to listen to this one. Enjoy!
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Calchas said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Somehow...
...I missed the original. You must have posted it when I was away from MJ. I would remember a gem like this Ridd.

Beautiful. A lovely song, with incredible sounding vocals.

Big kudos to you both!

Be well!
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
original
yeah it's a little heavier than this one, but just as good, or maybe a little better depending on your tastes :)
Really glad you like this, brother.
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Lennon714 said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Yum
This song is retarded good. I love everything about this and the original. Can't heap enough praise on this nugget of rock and roll gospel. Thanks to you both for making it happen.
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
thanks eric
You've always been outspoken about your love for this one, and I appreciate that. There's a dance remix in the works too if you're interested.
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michael2 said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
nice
i really like this take on the tune. almost cooler for me. sounds more melancholy (which i am a huge sucker for). i have been having a hard time getting anything together lately, and this is actually very inspiring for me. thanks Ridd.
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rsorensen said 3046 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
michael
Glad you like it, man. I posted it partly for the same reason - having a hard time finishing songs. I too found it inspiring to listen to it like this as well. Also listened to a ton of Sparklehorse this morning and I've got some ideas for our next collab.
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Vic Holman said 3045 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
stripped back
yeah, i think this version works out so much better. really lets all the vocals shine!
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five_extra_arms said 3045 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Gravity Won't Stop Us
You guys are so amazing. It seems the less you put into your songs, the more there is? I agree that all that space gives your fantastic vocals more attention.

Boy, I can't wait til 3 weeks from now when I can sing as good as you!
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LunaTrick said 3045 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Cool Big Star sound...
Your voices really work well together!
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ageofthedeathtree said 3045 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
wow...
amazing tune! you two should really work together more often .... always a pleasure hearing your collaborations! love your vocals and lyrics in this one ridd!

age
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damiengh said 3044 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Promises to Keep
What a beautiful song and Michael certainly added to it's specialness.
The lyrics do promise the world to this young lady, no wonder she hesitates, can you be believed??
Well, the music in this tune certainly ought to help her make up her mind, you guys did an awesome job.
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kassia said 3044 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
oh man
it doesn't get any better than this. your voices are AWESOME together! i love this tune, and this version is just exceptional. thanks for posting this!
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Alannah said 3044 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
I think its all been said ....
... you two just rock and I always do enjoy an acoustic and/or stripped down anything (I've said that before too) ..... yes your vocals really do blend well ....
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SJB said 3044 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
wonderful
I love this sound. The tune is about as catchy as it can get and the bass sounds great on my headphones. There's lots of interesting things going on in there - the big drum hits at about 4.00 lead into the ending really well.
all the best to you
steve

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egobandit said 3043 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
thats it
with all this great music here on MJ's Im never gonna listen to popular music again. I dont think I heard the first version but this one is just great you and Michael work real well together! great song!
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Doug Somers said 3043 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
A new fav and DL
Great work guys. It sounds like you've been playing together for years on the road. I love the melody here and how it's delivered straight up over the wide soundstage of backup vox.

Brilliant!
many thanks,
Doug
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kristyjo said 3041 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
wow
Love the vocals! They really set this apart. The 'acoustic' backing is just right. The Sesame Street Superstar Karoke mic???? Where can I get one?
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