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I'm a Dreamer( MJRF2010)


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Moviz

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This song was one I entered as my LSP contribution in my first year here (2007) I did it in the style (I thought) of Fats Waller minus his piano. only one person Ibstrat, guessed who it was styled on and he didn't realize that he was correct at the time. Although it's had quite a few DL's it wasn't a good sound with regards to the guitar.
I almost missed this session of the re-union, because I'd re-done almost all of the songs in that year, but I thought I'll give this one new breath of life in another style. As I experimented with different beats, it occurred to me that it was a similar type of melody pattern to the songs done in the sixties with great success by Nino Tempo and April Stevens i.e. 'Deep Purple' and 'Whispering'. Hence I re-styled my song and tried to emulate their nice easy rock style. I wanted a harmonica sound in back, but had left it too late to ask anyone to help in that direction and in any case I think these songs for the re-union need to be done entirely by ourselves ( I could be wrong). Not having a harmonica(or the ability to play one LOL, I resorted to the Boldt Accordion and thinned the sound a bit; I think it works as a replacement for the harmonica, doing a background counter melody in a similar style to the 60's songs I mentioned above. I hope it comes across as the warm and catchy, soft rock song I intended and hope you like this re-incarnation, rushed a little though it was, M
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Lyrics
I'm often told I'm a dreamer,
I sometimes think that it's true,
'Cause things just seem to happen, When I think about you.

Some might say I'm a schemer,
How else could I have met you?
I had to work to persuade you,
To make my dreams come true.
Chorus
I had to think of somethin'
To bring you to my point of view,
So I just told you that I love you,
An' now you've made my dreams come true.

Verse
Now all the time that I'm dreamin"
Weavin' lovely thoughts about you,
I hope an' pray that you're schemin'
Just to make my dreams come true.
Scat break ( no not that! LOL)

I had to think of somethin',
to bring you to my point of view,
So I just told you that I loved you,
Then you made my dreams come true,

Now all the time that I'm dreamin"
Weavin' lovely thoughts about you,
I hope an' pray that you're schemin'
Just to make my dreams come true.
I hope schemin' dreamscome true....
All the time...
Just keep on schemin'... an' make my dreams come true..
Song Stats
Hits: 3924
Comments: 76
Fans: 40
Plays: 248
Downloads: 97
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Feb 02, 2010 - 02:16:40 PM
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2010 - 02:16:40 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 01:16:41 AM
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Comments
Doug Somers said 2817 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
Harmonica-less
Actually I really like the accordion too. The vibe here is an easy walk down a sunny summer street, which may not reflect the rush to put the song out, but there you are!

I liked the last incarnation and this one is a most pleasant treat to spring from the same root.

Cheers Maurice,
Doug
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Moviz said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
I quite like the
accordion Doug and I think it gives the feel I wanted... thank you for listening and I'm glad I evoked a feeling of sunny streets LOL... boy could we do with some of that, regards M
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ktb said 2817 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
dreamer
Maurice, your voice always comes through in spades. Felt like this had real personality in it (one of the things I dig about your music). Absolutely felt the catch in this one. Love the whistle.
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Moviz said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Thanks John
for the very kind words and for feeling the catch and the whistle (kept running out of breath for that LOL). I just wish I'd speeded it up a bit though, cheers M
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Vic Holman said 2817 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
i remember the first one
..... now isn't it fun to take a song in a different direction? i like how this turned out.
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Moviz said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
It is Vic
There weren't a lot of directions to go with this..... but they all go back to the 60's LOL, thanks for listening, cheers M
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TobinMueller said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Heartwarming
Old school lightness. Even down to the whistling. I love checking in on yours stuff, that harkens back to the golden era of songwriting, the standards, even the parlor music that pre-dates. With an authentic fell and sentiment. Heartwarming.
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Love that
comment Tobin.... you never know just what you're going to get when you book in here LOL, so pleased your heart was warmed, regards M
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Mcboy said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
kool!
like some of those mama n papas songs from the 60's
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
I hadn't
thought of that group McBoy, but I really do see where you're coming from with that comparison, thanks you for the listen, regards M
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Roxylee said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Indeed
It does come across as warm and catchy, Maurice. i like this beat and feeling it produces.
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Cheers Roxie
So glad you got the 'catchy' and warm feel I'd intended here, cheers M
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scofugate said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Dreamin'
Sweet Maurice!! Nice harmony here. Your vocals are on top these days my friend. Nice production as well.

Faved!!
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Thanks Scott,
this was the bass that I'd mentioned to you, but thought it better that for this particular project, I needed to do it all myself as an example of how I'd improved (if at all LOL). Thanks a lot for your support my friend, regards M
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johnwhitehead said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Dreamer
I hear this as sorta 60's meets Tin Pan Alley. (in the tradition of "Daydream" by the Lovin' Spoonful) Love the changes. Nicely crafted tune.
I dig the accordion!
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Spot on John,
definitely 60's inspired with regards to style. Really pleased you like song, regards M
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Henke said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Like I've said before
Your songs win on you over time. Just keep on listening and you're tied in - in a good sense :-) Thanks for joining.

/Henke
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Nice comment Henke
So pleased you like my songs. Thank you for always giving a listen, even though my style is not your first choice.... it's very nice of you, regards M
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Gaylen75 said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Dreamer
This has an Odis Redding quality to it also. I cant explain it but it does. Hey great stuff. Like the all around sound. Congrats.
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Yes Gaylen
I think Otis would have felt at home with this song too..... I don't know how the 'around sound' happened, but it does come across like that. Sounds to me a bit like those travelling concert parties that used to go around.... thanks again, regards M
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sloparts said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Well Maurice
I've never heard your original post, but I sure like the sound of this one. Singings nice and strong and clear on this and the mix sounds excellent. You done good my friend,

Ed
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Ed, I'm so pleased
you like the mix as i wondered if it sounded a little cluttered.... thank you for the kind compliments, regards M
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egobandit said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Ahh!
nothin like you and your singing puts me in a good mood! thanks Moviz!
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Call in
for a 'fix' anytime my friend LOL... thanks for listening
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Doadars Uncle said 2816 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Hey M!
Love this tune! Swinging!
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Thanks
for dropping by Doug..... pleased it got you swinging along, cheers M
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caroline said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
frank ifield!! but without the
yodeling!! "i'm regreting that i love you over again" - you know i love this fluffy stuff - you sound like you're having such fun - thank you - and off to itunes it goes!! xoxox
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Well Caroline
It was either a yodel or a whistle and the whistle won LOL....I do hear the similarity with the song you mention and 'I'm confessin'' that I'm so pleased you like this.... and you're right, I do feel comfortable singing in this style, regards M
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fasteddie said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Nice laid back
rock song M! As always your singingg is great. This is one of my favorites of yours so far. Very cool stuff.
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Moviz said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Hi Michael
Thanks a lot for the kind words and pleased you like the old stuff too LOL, cheers M
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ic42 said 2815 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
a half step back to the sixties
the half-step chord change was unique and adorable, and it is difficult to listen to a maurice tune and not smile, this one is no exception. the accordimonica is a strange instrument. i envisioned you holding your mouth to it, and then pulling/pushing the ends like an accordian... and that imagery completed the smile.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Moviz said 2813 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Thanks Drak
Half step -two step LOL I must say I like that change it's also in the old song (40's?) 'Dream' as in 'Dream when your feelin' Blue....'etc. Thanks for the compliments on my vocals and yes , that's some image you came up with and if it made you smile, then I'm well pleased, regards M
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richard13 said 2814 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Ahhhh, the 60s
Nino and April would be proud, Mo. I think you did a grand job. Thanks for having fun.
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Moviz said 2813 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Thank you Richard
I'm sure they'd do a great job on my song too, regards M
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sloparts said 2814 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Just keep on dreaming Maurice
Your dreams sound great, and the accordion fills the bill in this, maybe even better than the harmonica would. Very good redo, I remember this from back in 07. Liked it then, still do

Ed
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Moviz said 2813 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Thanks again Ed
Came back for a second listen did you, LOL, regards M
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Cameron said 2814 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Good fun, indeed!
Nice 'n easy, definitely.

You are a master at shape-shifting your voice to suit whatever musical material is at hand.

The accordion works VERY well here -- in fact, I think that it really *makes* the song; it provides such a sunny, happy vibe to the mix.

I enjoyed this a great deal!


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Moviz said 2813 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Glad you
enjoyed it Cameron. The shape-shifting comes from having had to please so many different audiences in my travelling/performing days, as I had to have quite a varied repertoire of styles in order to please everyone, whether they wanted to sit and listen..... or to dance in depending on the venue. Thanks again for listening, regards M
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Diviner said 2813 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Snap, one of my contributions was LSP
Mission accomplished as far as a warm and catchy track. Its a very nice and jolly track. Nice one M, enjoyed.
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Moviz said 2813 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Thanks
for calling in Keith and for the nice comment, regards M
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DarkPlanet said 2813 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
King of Romance
Ahh Maurice, great post as always!
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Moviz said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Thanks for
dropping in Tom... glad you like my re-do.... much appreciated, cheers M
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Jarvoid said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Another guy
with nostalgia for a simpler time..well musically anyway. I do not know the people you mentioned in the description but if this is their style then they sound worthy of a check out...this is laid back and rocky at the same time, cool....................


Jarvo
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Moviz said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Nice one Jarvo
Really pleased you checked this out and I hope you check them out too on You-Tube (Nino Tempo and April Stevens 'Deep Purple' 60's version), Thanks for calling in cheers M
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DWL said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Loved the groove.
I haven't heard whistling like that since Guy Mitchell. There isn't enough whistling these days.

Great song and performance Maurice.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Guy Mitchell LOL
all these 60's names being bandied about is making me smile LOL I'd forgot about him whistling... trouble is I had to do about four takes because of the breath i needed and then I've cocked it up a bit with the echo... well! Glad you liked it Dick, cheers M
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Bowman said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Your
songs often bring a tear or smile Maurice. Here I'm smiling all the way.
Thanks,
Charlie
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Moviz said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
As long as nobody laughs LOL!
That's a really nice comment Charlie that I can change emotions with a song.... so now I made you smile, you know what the next one will be. Thanks again for the kind words, regards M
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Lovely...
... mood and excellent writing and performance. I like it!
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Moviz said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Thank you Yeman
Really nice to see you around the place again, regards M
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TERRAPLANE said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Love that
LOVIN SpoonFULL vibe,, Need a harmonica player?? I'd love to play along anytime...Cheers,,T
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Moviz said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
That's
an offer I just can't refuse Terry...... in fact you were in my mind for this, but time was running low on me getting it here in time, but next time for sure... Thanks for listening to it and glad you liked, regards M
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lengold said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Don't know how
I missed this the first time round - very pleased to have a second chance. A lovely song and performance Mo - enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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Moviz said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Thanks Len
I'm glad you got to here this incarnation of it... thanks for listening, regards M
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echoroom said 2812 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
That voice
...like black, velvety guinness (goodness)! Great track, reinvented!
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Moviz said 2811 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Well Steve
How could I complain about a comment like that? Thanks very much and it's nice to see you around again, regards M
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blaky smith said 2811 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Dreamer
Nice post Maurice, as always... You have made a beautiful work with this re-incarnation ! Thanks...
Marc
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Moviz said 2811 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Thank you Marc
Again... nice of you to listen once again, regards M
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billykirsch said 2811 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Maurice
Your singing is always great. I like your voice more when it's mixed more naturally. But may be the flanger is in here on purpose.
Love the happy vibe of the tune and lyrics. Great first post!

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Moviz said 2811 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Hi Billy
Thanks for the nice words, which are very much appreciated, though there's no flanger on the vocals, only on the Guitar and one of the accordion sounds (which I'd hoped might give it more of a harmonica feel). I'm pleased that you like the new retro vibe on the song too, cheers M
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2810 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Whistle solo!
This song definitely put a smile on my face... I think you succeeded admirably in this one. Love your vocal performance--at times your lead vocals also sounded a little flanged to me as well--were you recording vocals and guitar at the same time with different mics?
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Moviz said 2810 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
No I wasn't Michael,
but I went back to GB and listened to the individual tracks and it sounds fine. From there I took it all to Audacity to get some volume and that may be where this sound was brought about, It's as though there's some kind of 'bleed' over. I hadn't noticed until Billy mentioned it. I'm pleased though that you like the performance here and the song, thank you for listening, regards M
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paul f. page said 2810 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Such ease...
That's what you bring to all your vocal work, Maurice. This little tune and arrangement is no exception to the wonderfully authentic style you present. "Peerless" is what I think of whenever I hear you sing. Your style is so personal and always so well-suited to the compositions you write —— a perfect marriage of musical elements. Oh, and the whistling works, too. (Gonna sit right down and write myself a letter...! Yeh...)
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Moviz said 2810 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Thank you Paul
for that oh, so flattering comment, for which I'm most grateful. Really pleased that you like this Paul..... and the whistling LOL, regards M
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jiguma said 2810 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Nice one Maurice
At first the harmony put me off a little until i got used to it - maybe a verse of solo vocal before introducing harmony might have worked batter - maybe not :)
Once I got into the harmony sound, I quite got into it. I'd like to echo Tobin's comments - it's like going back in time.
:)
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Moviz said 2809 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Thanks Neil,
You just hit the nail on the head with that comment, because I'd felt a little uncomfortable with the opening verse and wondered whether or not to include the harmony, but it sounded weird to only come in on the second verse in the style I tried to emulate. I can't understand why it doesn't fit the same as in the other verses and I agree it needs tickling up; nevertheless, thanks for listening and commenting. Regards M
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Ibstrat said 2809 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Everything
you do has an authentic feel.This put a smile on my face.Great version of the song!
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Moviz said 2809 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Hi Mark
Thanks for calling in to listen to this one and very pleased you think it sounds 'Authentic', regards M
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Peter Bauckham said 2806 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
I rememeber
this well from the LSP. I haven't had too much time over the past year or so and have been struggling with my music so I think projects like these are a great. This is a wonderful re-make and shows just how different a song be when it's approached in a different way.

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Moviz said 2805 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Thanks Peter
Nice to see you around again and I'm pleased you like this rendition... it is surprising what a different style can do to a song (as regards you struggling... I'm struggling with music all the time too LOL), regards M
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thoddi said 2805 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
day dreamin'
What a day for a day dream :) Made me think of the song from the Lovin' Spoonful. It's always a treat to come and listen to your songs. Very enjoyable!
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Moviz said 2804 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
Thanks Thor
I must go back and refresh my memory of that song, because you're the second one to mention Lovin' Spoonful.... again I much appreciate you calling in to listen, thanks, regards M
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Monkaton said 2799 days ago (February 20th, 2010)
Good Song
I think you captured the feeling that you were after. Good song with a catchy melody.
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Moviz said 2796 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Tim
Thanks for calling in and for listening, regards M
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VicDiesel said 2797 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Timeless
Regardless your influences or what you may have been aiming for, this is just a good song. Enjoyed as always.

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Moviz said 2796 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Glad you
Approve Vic, thanks a lot for listening to this second version, regards M
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