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If I Were Younger


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ConnieO

 Genre: Ballad

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"Woke up...got out of bed..." (Beatles) ... Had a tune inside my head. I went to work and challenged myself to write a song and record it that day. Music is 3 piano garageband loops arranged into a song. The vocal melody was improvised and recorded on the first take.
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Lyrics
I rush and hurry
Seems I won't catch or capture what I need now
That recklessly I tossed, aside
If I were younger, and could capture back some years
I hunger for the luxury of a future up for grabs
Instead I feel like I've settled for less than what I planned.

I rush and hurry
Seems I won't catch up or capture what I want now
That carelessly I set, aside

Many dreams I've dreamt seem out of reach now
And I can only blame myself
I wasted such a precious gift!
An hour here, a day there, a moment everywhere...!
What happened to my hourglass it's lost alot of sand?

I rush and hurry
Seems I won't catch up or capture what I need now
That recklessly I tossed, aside
I seek in my reflection, some beauty from my soul
In hope it will transcend beyond the face I do not know.

I rush and hurry
Seems I won't catch up or capture
What I want now
That carelessly I set, aside
If I were younger and could capture back some years
If I were younger and could capture back some years
But now I rush and hurry
Now I rush and hurry...
Song Stats
Hits: 2883
Comments: 22
Fans: 14
Plays: 143
Downloads: 89
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Sep 27, 2009 - 05:31:34 PM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2009 - 05:47:55 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 04:41:05 AM
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Comments
drakonis said 2885 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
very cool!
I happen to have a soft spot for those piano loops, and you did a nice job of arranging them into a nice song structure... and oooh what a voice! Very crystal clear and sweet sounding. And nicely written (albeit a bit mournful) lyrics. And, the recording sounded clear and well balanced! Well well, it sounds like you have a good handle on GarageBand and recording then! I look forward to more nice works from you!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Feter said 2885 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
If I Were Younger
What a classic a judy collins quality ..
deep emotions ..just so wonderful ..
the lyrics just so heartfelt ...so so
awesome song ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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awigze said 2885 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Likin this
really like your sensitivity and your talent as a vocalist. Will keep an ear turned your way for more great music. Thanks for sharing this song with us!

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Ren-Tin-10 said 2885 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Ditto Awigze
I'll stay tuned as well.

Cheers,
Jim
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SmokeyVW said 2885 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
sparse
great singing!

very emotional - i dig it

i really like the sparse mix - it supports the mood well

thanks

the syllabic breakdowns bothered me a bit
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paul f. page said 2885 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
A sad song...
...reminiscent of music for the stage. That you improvised the tune is amazing. There's such a dramatic quality to the performance. The piano is a bunch of glued-together loops? Also quite amazing that you can get this out of loops. That's definitely a particular skill. .... I'll look forward to hearing other things you do.
Peace.
Paul
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johnnyblues said 2884 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
A little bit
A bit sad but amazing you could do that on the first take - your vocal is really good. I'll bet you came up with the lyrics on Monday morning? Love the graphic. Those garage band loops work great together.
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ConnieO said 2884 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
Johnny Blues
Thanks John...you are my hero and mentor in music and the person I look up to!
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Outtaorbit said 2884 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
What a incredible song.....
Really moving........ a alley song ..I love this
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Bowman said 2883 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Your song
has a lot of poignancy ConnieO. Many things in it we all can relate to. It certainly spoke to me. Lovely and very touching my friend. And we don't have to be younger to write wonderful songs do we?
Cheers,
Charlie
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gail60 said 2883 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
wow - first take?
This is very good. You have tons of talent. Loved how you put this all together. Touching song. Very much enjoyed.
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blaky smith said 2879 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Cool
I like it. Excellent vocal, especially on a first take and beautiful work with piano loops. Really a nice tune. Bravo !
Marc
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lengold said 2873 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
Superb vocal
and lyrics. Enjoyed this a lot.
Cheers
Len

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scaustrita said 2872 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
A Story
Great lyrics and vocals, a sad song.
Fantastic uses of loops, I would not have guessed they are loops . . .
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magnatone said 2861 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
If I Were Younger
really terrific vocals/lyrics over the piano loops! nice work! (love your avatar pic!)
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ShadowofNine said 2860 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Supreme voice
you are a fine singer, using those loops the way yu have is very impressive..Bravo
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Fluffball said 2860 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Enjoyable
Theatrical poetic n kate bush-y, very beautiful n fluffy.
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SISTERS said 2818 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
dad gum
clear as a bell - wonderful quality.
i know that trio of loops you use and like their relationship.
good emotion in your delivery.
i feel silly trying Emil hearing this. you go!
anne


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damiengh said 2818 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
Pleasant
I was floored when I first listened to this one after having listened to the Uncle Emil tune. I had to think, huh, why didn't she sing it?
Anyhow back to this beauty, your lyrics echo the feelings of many who are either in or approaching those glory years and speak to our fears and regrets, mine included. But there is still time left, isn't there????? Let's all go for it.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2812 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
Wow!
You do have an amazing voice!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Wish I had it! Lol! So, about vocals for "Stupid", I'm kinda selfish when it comes to my music. I like to do everything on my own; it's one of my goals for life. To make my own album and get it out to the world. So I'm kinda particular 'bout doing my own vocals... But I would love to collaborate with you sometime for a song! That would be amazing! I mean, like you do vocals and I do music & we both do lyric writing together. Would you be up to that?
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Bob6stringer said 2675 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Excellent brain & spirit food.
The lyrics are so strong that they'd easily be pliable to pour into just about any genre you'd want to put them in, from torch pop-jazz ballad to punk. You deliver this with all the emotion it demands. I empathize with you -- er, with the narrator singing. And then I think there's really never a need to rush and hurry if life is viewed from this perspective: Our existence is a big story arc with all the twists and turns; the point is to attain the cumulative perspective that lets us find resolution by the end of the game. It's a thought.
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MarkHolbrook said 2669 days ago (May 2nd, 2010)
Loops are soo much fun...
You need to go listen to my song Piano Thoughts. I think you will recognize a few! Except my tune lacks your killer vocals!
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Name: ConnieO
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