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Walk with You


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chronologic

 Genre: Rock

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As usual I don't really know what genre this aught to be except just "rock".

I have been avoiding posting another song from the back-catalog, because I wanted to work on some potential collabs here and I wanted to focus my limited time on those things, but a couple of my "fans" (you know who you are...) were asking and so it is a sheer pleasure to appease. Hopefully I can get through my summer jobs soon and get back on the music!

This song has a long history, originally I recorded a version on my 4 track, I believe the year was 1998. I think copied it to a regular cassette and showed it to a couple people, but ended up losing that. I also couldn't find the 4-track master. After accusing my mother of stealing it, and after she refused that she did it for many days (I may never be sure... my mother doesn't like music, especially rock, and he has always hated me doing it), I gave up on it. But I liked the song... so I tried to recreate it, I couldn't remember the chords but I did have the words so I did my best. The first version actually had a lot of piano on it, which is rare for me since I don't even know how to play piano. But I couldn't remember anything about that so the second version was only guitar. I wanted desperately to reproduce the original but it was gone and the second version was quite a bit different. As I worked on it, the timing seemed to change and went from 4/4 to more of a 6/8 (I think). I recorded a 3rd version of this using an open snare and my hybrid setup with my DM5 providing the kick, which I linked to a seriously RAP sounding BOOM bass. For the toms I went with a congo-like set on the DM5. The snare was my actual snare I believe but with the snare off. This version had a real island/reggae/rap feel to it. I may post that version for comparison. As I began working on One Man Screaming this song was a definite pick for source material, but I really wanted to rewrite the acoustic rhythm guitar lines again as I was pretty sure the first version used different chords and I wanted to try to bring them back. So I did, and the chords are completely different ones on this, the final and 4th version (they may be more like the first I have no idea anymore). Also, I went for a more traditional rock drum kit, all live drums, and other equipment likewise to be cohesive with the rest of One Man Screaming.

My one complaint is about the drum intro, in the 3rd version it sounded very loose and had a keen flow. This version feels a bit rushed. I intentionally increased the tempo a little bit but I don't think that is the only reason. Somehow my concept changed. But once past the intro everything flows nicely. I don't mind it being abrupt but it is just slightly too abrupt. Anyway, as always I consider it a human creation, it is not necessary to be perfect. It should be HUMAN. I really do like the ebb and flow of this one.

Hope you like it too and it's always nice to hear from you.

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Lyrics
it's hard to imagine and it's hard to control
the long moonlight talks and the afternoon strolls
all of the innocence and love in your eyes
together in everything and i realized that
YOU AND I HAD FINALLY FOUND OUR HOME
NOW THAT I'VE FOUND THE ONE I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO ALONE
i walked with you there in our time
i ran my hands through your hair and held your hand in mine
i wedded you there in the moonlight
bound together with dreams and leave the world behind so
YOU AND I COULD FINALLY FIND OUR HOME
NOW THAT I'VE FOUND THE ONE I HAVE NEVER FELT SO ALONE
i love you girl and each day that goes by
i think of the love that we both lost and i cry
wherever you go girl and whatever you do
i'd like you to know that in my dreams I STILL WALK WITH YOU
Song Stats
Hits: 3066
Comments: 29
Fans: 10
Plays: 107
Downloads: 131
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jul 11, 2009 - 11:17:28 AM
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2009 - 11:17:28 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 12:42:10 PM
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Nothing but a bit of Audacity with the finals
Comments
sheilad said 2903 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
woo hoo!
More Chrono... you must have great fans that you are willing to drop everything to post! Not sure about them but I am downloading and faving right now
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Us and Them
I think I am them... but I get confused a lot. Where is my Valium?
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davisamerica said 2903 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
really
nice moves on this..."ebb and flow". You know.. songs just keep growing and evolving sometimes. Very cool Chrono.. i am glad you posted and it is also a download for me.
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
bonzer
I am pleased you enjoyed and hope for long life and happiness for you.
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VicDiesel said 2903 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
Good song
Good song, with a great vocal part.

The contrast between the acoustic guitar and the dark sounding electric is cool too.

I don't find the drum optimal. You're right that the timing is sometimes a bit too loose, but I think the dynamics are a bit exaggerated too. Maybe some gentle compression will tame that?
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
contrast
Vic, the honest comments are always appreciated. In this case, the up-front drums on this were a choice I made for the 12 or so songs on this "album". I did them all in a consistent way. I actually did consider going with some really FUNKY drums from my DM5... the rap/island mix I mention. I also considered using the straw sticks I have and the snare off on my physical snare. For awhile I was playing everything like that as I was preparing. I was going for something "different". But as I moved into it I changed my mind and went with a standard all acoustic set and wood sticks but did keep it more up-front in the final mix. It is a very drum-powered album with the drum and bass much more in the lead as compared with anything I have written or mixed in the past. So yeah i guess I did that on purpose. The bad timing is just because I am not the best drummer in the world! That was NOT on purpose! So I guess anything I do can always go wrong, on purpose or not. I do appreciate the feedback I will be using all of it as I work on newer songs. The drums actually are compressed a bit already, then raised to bring them up but more flat than the natural recording. There isn't a TON of compression on them but you would definitely notice if I were to produce another mix without. Your visit is much appreciated, thanks.
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Skean said 2903 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
Downloaded for sure
Nice voice my friend, as the melody fits like a hand-glow.. cheers
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
melody
This melody just came to me I guess and it stuck. In some ways it is very simple but there is something alluring about it, even to me. I am glad you liked it!
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Vic Holman said 2903 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
well.......
maybe you lost the tapes. but it's a good thing you remembered the song after the years.

cool tune and your vocals really shine.
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
all I could ask
You're one of my MacJams idols, so prolific. I am not being buttery just honest, it's great to have you stop by and offer something on my songs. I know I could learn a lot from you so I try to listen!
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Feter said 2903 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
Walk with You
Very cool progressive rock ...that guitar smoke so well ...enjoyed
the groove ...great mixing ...loved it man ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Feter
One the none 0'clock news! :)
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tokai said 2903 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
cool
yeah well played, great voice and song structure.
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Lucky
Thanks for still speaking to me! On this I am very lucky!
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Wummimann said 2901 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
...
you have an extremely good feeling for melodies - your voice is great
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
but yet
I have been "stuck" on your song "Murderer" the last few weeks. You did such a great job on it, I am truly in awe and it has been bugging me how you did it! I WISH I could but I don't think I could! Only YOU! The melody comment is nice, really for me that is where I nailed this one, I hope. It is great to get some validation on that.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 2900 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
Nice one.
Nice vocal delivery and crisp production,especially on the vocals.
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Vocals
I spent SO MUCH time on my vocals on this song and the whole album. My voice is actually a big challenge to get to sound powerful "on tape". I can easily sound like a drowning weasel. Thanks for the support, I hope I did accomplish something with it!
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lengold said 2899 days ago (July 15th, 2009)
Really liking
this song and delivery - something theatrical about it.
Downloaded. thanks.
Cheers
Len
PS: Haven't forgotten
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chronologic said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Theatrical
I like that! Thanks! And PPS: Me either!!!
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ramonaji said 2884 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
well!
This is fantastic!!!!! Thanks for the download!
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chronologic said 2883 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
ru kidding?
THX for the download!
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sheilad said 2855 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
I'm back....
cause I can't get enough of Chrono.... good enough reason???
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chronologic said 2842 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Sheila
No better reason!!! LOL
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TonyAzemia said 2854 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
nice lyrics and acoustic riff :)
i like the sound of this song it's hard but soft.. it's sorta bluesy if you get what i mean good work
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chronologic said 2842 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Yeah I get it!
Juxtapose Hard/Soft/Good/Bad/Evil/Silly and make 'em ask what for?! Thanks for the visit and the comment. I'm glad you enjoyed this.
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Gaylen75 said 2823 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
I have to say
I am reminded of meat puppets but even more of a friend I lost to cancer a few years ago. Logan was a brilliant friend and musician. Thank you for that.
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chronologic said 2778 days ago (November 13th, 2009)
bad news
Hey man I'm sorry as well as glad that I could be a part of that memory. I have listened to some Meat Puppets over the years, but they were never a staple for me. They have some good creative songs though. Cool comparison, thanks!
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Char said 1694 days ago (November 1st, 2012)
The vocal
makes this song very accessible. Thanks.
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