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CraZy


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mcsweb

 Genre: Rock

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Description
I've gotten really good feedback on this song I finished recording a little over 18 months ago but just couldn't 'release' it on MacJams because of the perfectionist in me. So I'm lying in bed thinking, you're a moron... just let it go.

I'll admit I love this track for a lot of reasons, but one of the things I love most about it is my daughter, who sings what is in my mind the signature lick in the song. I'd just recorded the instrumental beginning of this song and maybe 8 more bars of chorus, no vocals, and she started singing both the lyrics (the title) and the melody you hear on this recording, while driving her on the way into school. She was making it up on the fly. I started harmonizing with her and it sounded so good, I decided that was the title. So later, I recorded her vocals first, then my own, in the chorus, and THEN wrote all of the verse lyrics and sang those. The instrumental part that she sang to had been recorded in August of 2007, and was gathering dust until May 2008, when she and I completed the full recording in about an hour. So, you only live once and here it is...

Oh, I forgot to mention that at the time we recorded this, my daughter Raquel was 9. Wait till you hear her sing what she wrote. Crank it up nice and loud and hold on...
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Lyrics
CHORUS:
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Crazy, yeah.
Crazy, yeah, yeah.
Crazy, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Crazy... ...you thought you were the one,

Aren't you the one who told us?
"I'm the one to follow"
Aren't you the one,
Who told us all to stray.

Aren't you the one who showed us,
To wallow in our sorrow?
Aren't you the one who told us all to walk away?
And now we're on our way...

CHORUS

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CHORUS
Song Stats
Hits: 3501
Comments: 26
Fans: 19
Plays: 153
Downloads: 95
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Dec 05, 2009 - 12:25:56 AM
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2009 - 09:40:20 AM Last Played: Apr 04, 2017 - 02:16:39 PM
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Hardware:
Apple 1 GHz TiBook, Yamaha Keyboard/Controller, Shure mic.
Software:
All Garageband.
Comments
Feter said 2757 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
CraZy
WOW ...this is powerful friends ...great rockin
stuff here ...the band so tight and the vocals
just at the best ...kudos ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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NickFury said 2757 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Cool!
Very cool! How old is your daughter? Sounds like a kid, yet she really has no fear of belting it out there! Love it!
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said 2757 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Glad you posted
Nicely executed, your daughter does it justice, on top of some hard nocks in the rock.

. - Harold
davisamerica said 2757 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
thanks to rocha
for the heads up..... nicely done!
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Moviz said 2757 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Very cool
love the whole treatment, but your daughter gives this the real zing with that energetic voice... just love the zest in this and very melodic as well.... she's gonna be a singer all right, regards M
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Reggie_Pole said 2757 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Great duet
She's got talent to burn. Nine. Sheesh. I like the big sound here. Good hook.
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scaustrita said 2756 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Crazy
I really enjoyed the vocals harmonies!
Your daughter has a powerful voice which carried the song.

:: Rockin' ::

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crissew said 2756 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Has a sort of alice in chains vibe
Nice job. i dont hear anything that would preclude you from posting it. I think the mix is pretty decent and the vox and inst. tracks are all clear and well produced. Enjoyed it.
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springclock said 2756 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
haha nice
I've done some stuff with my daughter as well.... always a great source of fun and inspiration...

thanks for sharing....

p.s. I dig the Alice In Chains like backing vocals.... nice touch
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btransue said 2756 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Crazy
Classic! Rockon Raquel. Pat Benatar meets Crissie Hynde.
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racerat said 2756 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
totally
Totally sick song M! I can't believe that your daughter was 9 at the time. That is completely rad. She is one bad ass rockin tot that's for damn sure. That must have been a blast jammin' in the car to this. You must have wanted to turn right around and get her back into the studio! Plus the guitar tone is out-of-control, too.

One bummer though, no D/L button. I am bummin. I wanna rock out to this in MY car!

P
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mcsweb said 2756 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
hmmm...
I have removed rights restrictions on this, so d/l away if you like. Thanks so much for your comments!
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PaulaMunk said 2755 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Hannah Montana
move over. Yes, she is a singer and fearless at that. Very much a rocking good song. Thanks.
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tempie said 2754 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
that's some crazy singing
dude your kid has pipes. how fun is it to record with your kids? god bless steve jobs. that's some crazy ass jj french guitar soloing too. dig it.
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jesushairdo said 2754 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
family collaboration!
it made me smile to learn that it's your daughter singing with you!
nice family collaboration!! enjoyed your song.
and don't think too much about posting a song here and do it already! lol
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JungleMovement said 2754 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Waaaa Salehm!!!!!
This is awesome. This girl has some pipes. MIghty mighty talented and truly blessed. She is your 9 year old daughter? this is great!!!
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maxruehl said 2754 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
I don't know
what you were waiting for--this is great.:) Your daughter was/is terrific--only 9 at the time? That's amazing.:)
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Gaylen75 said 2753 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
Perfectionist
I hear you and solute you this is a rocken tune. I love it when people use everything theyve got and this one has it all.
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magnatone said 2753 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
CraZy
what a GREAT story in your song description, and this song was just GREAT to listen to. it's easy to hear how much fun you're having, and what you did to turn this into the huge production it became is just AWESOME!!
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Sudra said 2752 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
Can't wait....
....to hear what she sounds like now! Your girl's got it going on. Like the twisted guitar lead too.
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mcsweb said 2750 days ago (December 11th, 2009)
New
I'll be looking to post some stuff from Raquel soon. She's written a few things that are pretty awesome, so I need to get that recorded.
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tokai said 2751 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
yeah
great tune, cool vocals and excellent guitar brakes.
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dave_b said 2751 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
CraZy
Cool song, your daughter rocked it hard on the chorus, so did you for that matter. Great guitar tone, hard to believe you played on the keyboard.
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bud said 2751 days ago (December 11th, 2009)
Great post
can't believe you kept this from us for so long - your daughter rocks hard here - you are obviously proud of her as you should be. It's fantastic when music can bring generations together like this - cherish this moment. Excellent guitars and dad vox too by the way - the whole production is smokin'.
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scofugate said 2750 days ago (December 12th, 2009)
Wow,
You guys Rock!!
9 yrs? WOW
this Rocks!!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2556 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
crazy
cool guitar chords and intro vocals. nice telephone voice. chorus kicks in well with high register harmony. guitar cool solo started in well. lots of deranged notes and feel and meaning. in fact i loved the solo. chorus back in hard. neat stuff cheers
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