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A Day In Her Life (dadai vox remix)


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Acoustic

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My original demo of 2008 remixed in Audacity... I like this song, and I wanted to have my original demo up on MacJams again. This version is in the key of G, whereas the one with Rebsie singing is in A. Thanks...

Recently posted as Never So Lonely sung by Rebsie
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Lyrics
G Em
Rising each morning, a muffin and tea by the window
G Em
Gazing outside at clouds drifting by
Am C G
Replaying memories of what could have been
Am C G
Sure of herself, sitting there without him.
___________
G Em
Walking to work, she pauses alone at the corner
G Em
Never a doubt, she always knows what to think
Am C G
Now as she stands there no longer can she say
Am C G
Regrets her companions, steps off the curb on her way.
___________
Chorus:
C G Em Am
Never so lonely as she was that night
C G Em Am
Never so lonely, never so right
C G Em Am
Never so lonely as she was that night
C Am G
Never so lonely that night.
____________
G Em
Back at the flat, she reaches to open her mailbox
G Em
Hoping to find the letter that's never there
Am C G
Telling herself no matter, it's OK
Am C G
She hurries inside, closing the door on the day.
____________
G Em
Dimming the lamp by her bed, awake in the darkness
G Em
Thoughts of the emptiness since he's been gone
Am C G
Wondering how it is she'll carry on
Am C G
Reassuring herself, she did nothing wrong

Chorus

© 2008 Jack Miller/Dadai
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Hits: 2961
Comments: 36
Fans: 24
Plays: 219
Downloads: 86

Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010 - 08:33:44 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017 - 11:23:55 PM Last Played: Jul 20, 2017 - 05:02:48 PM
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Hardware:
Ovation/Applause acoustic-electric, Shure 57, MacBook 2.4, M-Audio MobilePre
Software:
GarageBand, Audacity, ChannelStrip
Comments
guygrooves said 2767 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
This is gorgeous
Jack this is some of your best work. This song is an instant favorite. It really has a early 70's feel to it. I could totally hear a Momma's and Papa's version of this. D/L'd
Peace
Guy
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Dadai.2 said 2767 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
hey guy...
Thanks much mate. It is gratifying to know you like this one, one of my favorites.

cheers, and best to you...

D

2_Daves said 2767 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
Nice writing
Just love that you put the chord changes in the song. Haunting vox. great job. Faved
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Dadai.2 said 2767 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
chord changes...

... my pleasure 2_Daves. Just nice to know you like this.

cheers,

D
Cameron said 2767 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
ethereal
I like the rather distant-sounding aspect of this recording, which suits the material well.

Engaging performance on vocals/guitar.

This has a timeless, folksong quality to it. Very enjoyable listen!
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Dadai.2 said 2767 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
ethereal it is...

I like the word ethereal... especially when applied to this song. Thanks Cameron. I do appreciate that you like this performance. All encouragement is welcomed... ;-)

D
ste said 2767 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
lovely
guitar arpegs, great vox and melody. nice tune!
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Dadai.2 said 2767 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
thank you ste...
Your comments are encouraging to read...

Thanks for listening.

D
Ed Hannifin said 2767 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Yep. Still like it.
It has a sweet melody that nicely tracks the guitar picking. Neat pattern in 3/4. I like your doubling at the 'Never So Lonely' points. Nicely simple, Jack.

Ed
Dadai.2 said 2767 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Nicely simple...

... is 'simply fine' with me, Ed. I always enjoy your thoughts on a song.

Jack
VicDiesel said 2767 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Eleanor Rigby?
Very sensitive song. The vocals are kind of high for you, but you pull it off well. It all sounds good.
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Dadai.2 said 2767 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Eleanor Rigby?

Naw... her sister Victoria. The vocals were a bit high for me, barely pulling it off. Thanks Vic.

Jack
tempie said 2767 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
i like character study tunes
and i really like the concept, the aftermath of the breakup, lying in bed wondering if she did something wrong, that's a powerful image dude. pretty playing and sung really well, not easy to sing a good quiet tune and keep the emotion in it. thanks for the DL.
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Dadai.2 said 2767 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
character study tunes...
I like them also. It's not something I've done much of. I found myself working fairly hard on the lyrics (which usually I don't) in order to communicate her inward world through her daily routine with as few words as needed. I think it worked, and I'm glad to know you liked the song and the concept. Thanks,

Jack
Roxylee said 2766 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Real good one
I like your guitar style, vocal treatment on the chorus, lyrics, and delivery-OK, everything. :-)
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Dadai.2 said 2766 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Roxanne...

... this song is a favorite of mine. Nothing great, just a favorite of mine. So glad you like it.

Jack
TobinMueller said 2766 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Thanks for sharing this
You mentioned above that you thought this song was a bit high in your range. Sometimes singing something beyond a vocal-comfort range can create a sense of vulnerability, age, or empathy, which I think happens on this track. Thanks for sharing this. I'd love to see versions of this shared in the CollabBlab thread.

I also enjoy how each stanza furthers the story in discrete packets. Very nice writing. An authentic, personal version. And Cameron is right, that the distance works well as a concept-recording devise to further the meanings. Bittersweet.
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Dadai.2 said 2766 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Tobin...
Thanks for such a nice review of the song. What you point out about the higher range vocal isn't something I had thought of, but it makes sense. I am especially gratified regarding your comments on the writing. CollabBlab? I'll have to check that out.

Thanks much,
Jack
Cheeto said 2766 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Guitar
I really like the guitar! Very nice song!
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Dadai.2 said 2766 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Guitar...
Thanks Cheeto. I'm glad you like the song and...

the guitar


cheers!
lengold said 2766 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Lovely song
and performance.
Cheers
Len

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Dadai.2 said 2766 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Lovely...

Thanks Len!

Jack
ktb said 2765 days ago (February 24th, 2010)
A day
I can see why this one of your fav's. Its got an emotional vulnerability to it that is instantly accessible. At times wished for your vocal to be more in the foreground (less verb?) but lovely all the same. Nicely played Jack. The chorus arrangement was especially cool.
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Dadai.2 said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
a day... thanks ktb,

I've gone back and forth a little on the less or more 'verb, more forward or distant on the vox. I can never decide. Either way I'm glad you like this piece. And thanks for stopping in.

Jack
DWL said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Beautifully done!
Lovely work.

Lyrics are excellent and there's a very gentle, sad feel about this.

Cheers

Dick
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Dadai.2 said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
sad feel....
Hey Dick... I've been a fan of McCartney's "sad feel" songs since I was a teen way back when (sixties). When I wrote this I was looking over my shoulder at a few of his songs (She's Leaving Home, Yesterday). Ed (Ejh) mentioned Eleanor Rigby... which fits my mindset on this one also. I love the way Mac could write those story-type sad songs.

Thanks much for stopping in.

Jack
blaky smith said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Simply
beautiful Jack, it's a nice melody, a lovely interpretation and really a pleasure to listen. I'm not surprised that this song is one of your favorites...
Marc

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Dadai.2 said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Thanks Marc,
It's heartening to know others enjoy this one, given that I do. And it's always nice to see your face and have you check out a tune. Best to you...

Jack
jiguma said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Jack
Sounds really good in G too.
:)
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Dadai.2 said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
and for the next remix...

in the key of F? Going downhill fast... Thanks, Neil.

Jack
magnatone said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
A Day In Her Life
no matter what key it's in, it's just a terrific song and sounds GREAT! Glad you put this up Jack!
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Dadai.2 said 2764 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
a good day in my life...

when I get a comment from maggieK..... Thanks!

Jack
bronco said 767 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Good one
Love the quiet reflectiveness. Chorus is well done, like the lyrics.
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MarkHolbrook said 767 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
I lik this too
but I think I like the Rebsie version a little better! Still a great tune. Nicely done!
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J.A.Stewart said 766 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
Serving Up a Slice of Life
Moving from the universal to the personal aspects of our daily lives, this song *lifts the roof off* of one searching soul's habitat and thoughtfully explores her wistful personal drama.

Nicely done, Jack. ;)

--- Joe
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FEEL said 766 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
Nice recording
One of your best acoustic pieces. I can understand why you would pick this one. Enjoyed how natural this sounds, your vocals are spot on and compliment well the guitar. The backing vocals work perfectly.
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