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Silly Lad


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st_victor

 Genre: Ballad

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To those of you about to give this little ditty a listen, I applaud you for your bravery and spirit of adventure. As a painter, the art of music is brand spanking new to me. I have no musical background, but here in Santa Fe that's no excuse for not trying. Silly Lad is my first musical endeavor EVER and that includes singing and playing guitar, much less writing.

This is a simple song about growing up as a faculty kid at the infamous Bob Jones University and my traverse through the "dark night of the soul" coming out of that into a whole different vision.
I thank my friend Ron for joining in on the keyboards, Brad for his work on drums, Bob for bass and Michelle for lending her gorgeous pipes on backing vocals.

Again, I thank you in advance for sitting through it.
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Lyrics
Born in the sand
On the outskirts of logic
Dropped by the stork
On the doorstep of life

Schooled in a world
Full of prayer and magic
Hid from the truth
Of both joy and strife

Pre-Chorus
Shame on me
Only saw what they
Said I should see
Faith of a child
For ignorance smiles
On a silly lad – a silly lad

Chorus
Please won’t you hold me as
I fall into doubt
Just let me hold you as
My faith runs out X 2

Raised by the rod
And the good book opened
To where we fly
And the stars fall down

Taught from the ancients
I believed them all
Of hell and the fall
And how the sun’s not bound

Pre-Chorus
Shame on me
Only saw what they
Said I should see
Faith of a child
For ignorance smiles
On a silly lad – a silly lad

Chorus
Please won’t you hold me as
I fall into doubt
Just let me hold you as
My faith runs out X 3
Song Stats
Hits: 2463
Comments: 25
Fans: 13
Plays: 78
Downloads: 80
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jan 14, 2010 - 04:31:22 PM
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2010 - 05:02:41 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 05:23:59 AM
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Hardware:
Apogee One, Mac
Software:
Garageband 9, Logic Pro
Comments
jfisenne said 2836 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
SIlly Lad
A very nice first submission. Meaningful lyrics well delivered. Michelle indeed provides very nice backing vocals. Nice sound - enjoyed it.

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st_victor said 2836 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Silly Lad
Thanks so much, it means a lot.
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Feter said 2836 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Silly Lad
This is a real treat ...the deep vocal with the
rockin solid set the keys the piano the boomin
drums a true Rock ..a classic done here ..awesome
awesome production ..so balanced ..very high
quality stuff wish to hear more my friend ..kudos
thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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st_victor said 2836 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Feter
I'm very blessed to have incredibly talented and even more incredibly patient friends - Santa Fe is kind of a mecca for creative inspiration with many people who will throw you in the deep end, then jump in and support you till you can dog paddle. Thank you for the words of encouragement, Feter - this can be daunting and humbling to a newbie.
Check out my latest song called The Consciousness Song
michaelkoppenheffer said 2836 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
I find it hard to believe
that this is your first musical endeavor, or even your hundredth. This sounds full, rich, and precise all at once. Nor do I really find this song simple... To echo Feter--kudos!
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st_victor said 2836 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Michael
Honestly, it feels like the hundredth time. It just takes so long to get the feel of things - hopefully the next song will come easier.
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Jarvoid said 2836 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Well
shame on you matey,with a voice like you've got. You bin hiding under a rock? Well it's time to come out,blinking into the limelight.
Good one ...to all of yas...Jarvoid
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st_victor said 2836 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Jarvoid
Thank you - I feel welcome already and am so happy to have found you all
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jibes said 2836 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Great song and wlcome
to the world of making music. Excellent job! Sounds like you had some expert help. Hats off to them and you.
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st_victor said 2836 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Thanks Jibes
Much appreciated!
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Hickling_Stan said 2836 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
A grand Opener
Well this is a real quality song, the lyrics, the playing, the recording. If you paint as well as you produced this then I'd love to see your artwork!! Welcome to MJ. Mark
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st_victor said 2836 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Thanks Stan
Now that you mention it - my painting website is
www.stvictordiaries.com
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lengold said 2835 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
This is superb
Welcome to Macjams.
Cheers
Len

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drakonis said 2807 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
No doubt
There's a heck of a lot of talent here... first song ever written? This is well constructed, nicely polished, gorgeously performed (excellent singing and playing), and the mix is great too. Wow. Welcome to Macjams! And you have your artwork displayed "just down the street" from me in La Jolla... I'll have to go check it out next time I'm down there.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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st_victor said 2805 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
Do I ever miss San Diego
We've been in Santa Fe for nearly five years, but our "home" is North County - Lisa and I are from Del Mar where I started a series of gyms (Frog's Athletic Clubs) back in the early 90's and spent the next decade spreading those out. Will be back end of April for ArtWalk and a walk-about, really thinking about moving home :)
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davisamerica said 2807 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Pop Gallery???
was that in santa fe where your work was on display??? great track
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davisamerica said 2807 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Pop Gallery???
was that in santa fe where your work was on display??? great track...downloaded
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st_victor said 2805 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
Pop Gallery
yep - that's the one, they're my gallery rep in Santa Fe and do a great job. Thanks for the dnload - I must say, I can relate to the cat on the keyboard!
Check out my latest song called The Consciousness Song
billykirsch said 2807 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Vic
I'm jealous now ;-) Sooooo cool. First song? This is excellent even for a 1000th! The band rocks!!! Great voice, always in pitch, on time and expressive.
I can relate to the lyrics. I know what you are talking bout.
Trying to give some constructive critic based on my limited knowledge. I'm not an expert, but I read books :-D. The only thing that may need improvement is to have more images in the lyrics. Writers and poets even have a mantra for that: "Show, don't tell".
Hard subject this one for practising that, I know. This is excellent as it is.

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st_victor said 2805 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
Great advice
Thanks Billy, you're absolutely right about that - I really appreciate the insight.
Check out my latest song called The Consciousness Song
crissew said 2807 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Really like the old
cowboy song type chorus of this song. Reminds me of something Johnny Cash would have done. Enjoyed it!
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sschedra said 2775 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
Vic
Another winner! I can really identify. Everything that man gave me that they told me was true, is lost. It is only that which I have got for myself, and tested for myself, that was real. Sort of reminds me of the foolish virgins that asked the other virgins for oil. Ya just got ta git it fo' yo' sef.
Great song, thanks for sharing your personal story.
Stephen
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PaulaMunk said 2691 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Oh my,
you are quite a balladeer. Love the vocals and the rest are excellent supporting that. :)
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crissew said 2590 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
BTW
I am kinda mad at you. This is your first EVER endeavor into music??! That is not fair. I guess when you have got, you've got it.
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MarkHolbrook said 2562 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Well
for someone who claims not to know about music you are doing a totally great job of faking it! LOL Loving your stuff so far!
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Name: Vic Lee
Location: Santa Fe NM United States
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My wife Lisa and I live in Santa Fe, NM with our 5-15 dogs depending on Lisa's rescue efforts of the week. I'm an artist - my work has been described as a cross between Salvador Dali and Tim Burton (www.stvictordiaries.com), and a nationally syndi... [see more]

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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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