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Wanted Me To


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Lennon714

 Genre: Indie Rock

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When I first started dating the girl that would end up being my wife, she was a few months away from going away to college and I had plans on moving out of state. So we tried to convince each other that we weren't in a relationship. Our justifications were kind of embarrassing to think about, which makes it a fun song. Eventually we turned in our "too cool for school" cards and got hitched.

Any crits on the mix are welcome. The performance is sloppy but I'm still willing to take any crits on that, too.
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Lyrics
Relationships are for posers
But we don't need that, do we girl?
We're too smart for that
And we don't need the mess that goes
With a Hallmark Holiday.

It's not that I love you
It's not that I love you
But I could if only you wanted me to.

Who do we think we're kidding
We're not as hardcore as we'd like
To think we are
And we're buying in to loving
Each other

You know that I love you
You know that I love you
And it's all because you love me to

Song Stats
Hits: 2826
Comments: 46
Fans: 42
Plays: 217
Downloads: 92
Votes: 2
Uploaded: May 09, 2010 - 12:48:22 PM
Last Updated: May 09, 2010 - 12:48:22 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 09:21:15 AM
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Hardware:
Telecaster, Fender acoustic, yamaha keys, macbook, m-audio fasttrack pro
Software:
Garageband, camel crusher
Comments
Dead End said 2779 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Dig it!
We've all been in this situation haha Great job, groove and production.
Thanks for sharing.
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Thanks!
Originally I wanted to write a rock opera about me and my wife. Just something for two of us to enjoy/laugh at. But the idea seemed way too narcissistic so I backed off.
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magnatone said 2779 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
OOH
this is just plain WONDERFUL Eric! the only thing is, it's the exact type of song that burrows into one's mind, and then never leaves. i'll be humming this all day - thanks a lot! (lol) PS. love the song art too!
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Burrow Song
I don't usually go for high art in my songs, so "catchy" is about as high praise as I can imagine. Thanks!
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lavalamp said 2779 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Piano!
Tasty tune I do say. Love the bouncy, straightforward approach. Like the little Please, Please Me lick, too.

I'm sure your girl loves this.

Especially like the the break at around 2:00

Dig this a lot.

LL
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
PPM
When I showed it to my wife, she wasn't 100% sold on it. Part of her reason was that it sounded too much like "Please Please Me" on that lick. Purely unintentional. The best part is I was like, "Eh, nobody will notice". I forget how many Beatle freaks this site has.
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particledots said 2779 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
excellent
thats not you and your wife is it?
(actually i know it ain't its pete burns and george galloway)
love the song and the mix sounds fine to me
i also love that bit of piano that comes in and out
very cool
b
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Spin Me Right "round
That's crazy. I didn't recognize him/her (He did get the sex change, right? I'm not just dreaming that, right?). I actually have no idea why we have this pic on our computer. I would never have known who the other guy was if you didn't point it out. Good to have a Brit around. But I'm going to need see your papers.
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alackbass said 2779 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Sloppy?
What's sloppy? This is catching and charming. The songs is wonderful with an equally wonderful arrangement. High marks for production and mix.
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Thanks!
I appreciate your comments. The mix has its warts, but each song gets better.
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Brian D said 2779 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
cool
great song. I love shuffles. I would boost the vocals up a bit and cut the low end on the bass a good bit - its a bit woofy. otherwise I think this is totally cool. I like the looseness, I don't think it's sloppy at all. where did you find that picture? it's scarey!
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Woofy
I had a very specific sound in mind for the bass and couldn't find it anywhere. I wanted it to be more up-front than usual. So I think I went a little overboard boosting the low end and then turned the volume up too much. The pic was in our saved pics on my computer. My wife must have been using it for something. Who knows what.
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Vic Holman said 2779 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
nice and sweet
i like "the monkees" style here. upbeat and bright.
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Nice!
A monkees comparison. Daydream Believer is in my top 30 tunes - all time. Thanks!
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Relic67 said 2779 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
great song
didn't sound sloppy to me... wonderful song in the classic "I'm not in love but I really am" genre.
filled with lots of tasty musical treats, really liked those little arpeggiated guitar bits, keyboards, harmonies, chord changes and too many other things to mention. the break around the two minute mark was awesome, like peak-period beach boys. dl'ed and into the ipod!
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Love it.
it's awesome to know I'm on the Relic iPod. Thanks!
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Feter said 2778 days ago (May 10th, 2010)
Wanted Me To
O cool ...I always loved your rhythm guitar with
your vocal ..so special ..rock so good very fine
arrangement beatlish drums and shuffle and thats
all so classy ...love this song my friend ...good
song ...thnx a lto for sharin !!!!
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Feter!
It's great to see you again! Thanks for the comment. Hope to hear something new from you soon!
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johnwhitehead said 2778 days ago (May 10th, 2010)
Wanted
I dig the clean, poppy textures in this. Keys and guitars are crisp and just right jangly. Cool changes and vocs. Hooky in great way. Love your style, man.
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Thanks, John
The hardest part is translating the style I hear in my head to the actual song. It's getting there, but I've got a long way to go. Loving your latest (slide).
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2778 days ago (May 10th, 2010)
Charming!
What a sweet and likable song--production + performance are perfectly matched to the tune itself. I think I heard a microphone pop or two and I know there's a bit of rhythmic looseness in places but I actually think that contributes to the overall charm, not detracts.
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Rhythm
I've learned of late that I've got the rhythm of a corpse. If I soloed the piano track you'd really get a laugh. Thanks for the compliments!
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tempie said 2778 days ago (May 10th, 2010)
cute. yeah, that's right, it's cute.
in a knowing, wry kind of way. and that's the heart of pop, that teenage 'blowing bubbles on the outside and full of doubt on the inside' kind of posing. and it's a song about posing. so there you go, my thesis rests. also, the break is swell. the kind of brian wilson thing where he gives you a break to smile big and then go back to singing along.
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Brian Wilson
Cocaine and Cheeseburgers.
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five_extra_arms said 2778 days ago (May 10th, 2010)
WALL-E Soundtrack
Dude,

This should've been on the WALL-E soundtrack when WALL-E and EVA were having their G Rated love affair.

I mean that in the kindest way possible.

I would take my 6 year old daughter to see this band perform live and I would drop her off and pick her up at 3:00 PM when the concert was over. Then we'd go rob a 7-11.

Seriously, this is your muskrat love.

I love the story and you perfectly portrayed it in the performance of this song. Cute? Yes. Like a Hallmark moment.

I like the mix and your choice of instruments makes me think of Randy Newman. I almost want to hear a sloppier performance.

Downloaded by 5 people before me!

Bob
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
oh i get it
it's childsplay. Right? Damn.
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ste said 2777 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
great
idea for a tune. wouldn't say sloppy; rather - loose, which fits the song perfectly. top vox. top marks.
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thanks for the top marks! It's good to get good marks from someone who makes incredible pop music.
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TERRAPLANE said 2777 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Enjoying this
Excellent mixing of the vocals & instruments with just the right amount of air. Top notch.. Thanks for the DL,,T Funny Pic ; >)
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thanks for Downloading!
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VicDiesel said 2777 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Early beatles?
It definitely has a 60s vibe.

The mix is decent, but I'd get rid of that synth bass, and tame the low frequencies a bit in general: maybe it's my room but between 1:50 and 2:something there are some very deep noises that sound a bit out of control.


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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Not your room
I got a little bananas with the low end because I wanted it to punch through. I think I'll have to revisit the mix on this one soon. Thanks for your candid critique. I always appreciate you stopping by.
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Char said 2777 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
I like
the upbeat swagger. A little of "My Girl" by the Beatles. More relaxed than sloppy. Fun Song Art. Nice one, Eric. :)
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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Thanks, Char!
The Beatles are a big time favorite of mine. They can't help but show up!
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His_Boy_Sherman said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Influencing Punk Bands
I can see how your sweet and sentimental pop songs is having an effect on some of the heaviest bands on this site.

His Boy Sherman is a better band because of song writers like you.

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Lennon714 said 2775 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
huh?
Hey, Ricky Rachtman called and he wants his schtick back. Get a life, creep show.
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kassia said 2774 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
if you wanted
this is really great. turtles, hermin and the hermits - i love this. the opening synth melds seamlessly into the piano. each layer of vocals is fun and infectious. the whole song is just catchy as hell.
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Lennon714 said 2771 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Thanks!
I love the Turtles. So under appreciated. Thanks for listening and commenting!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2772 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
I'm with Bob
.. this has Disney/Pixar montage all over it. Lovely sentiment, kooky off kilter performance and masterful songwriting. Absolutely ace man.
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Lennon714 said 2771 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
With Bob?
Surely you could do better than that guy. Honestly, you're too kind with the comments. Any DVP tunes in the... er... pipeline?
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2770 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
DVP
DVP always have something in the pipeline, it's just that the singer is too busy with his 'solo' project (yeah like anyone loves THAT stuff!)
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crissew said 2763 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Man, another song I commented on
that didnt go through. Very cool pop rock sound on this one. Love the picture, lol. Well sung and a catchy sound. Enjoyed it. I am sure my last comment was better :)
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bud said 2759 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Great tune
no crits here - just real admiration for making it sound so easy.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2759 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
A message...
... conveyed in such a clever tune! Simple and catchy music, fine vocal performance, and some interesting changes. I love everything about this! :)
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MannequinRaces said 2756 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Nice!
Great harmony vocals! Has a Beatles feel and a Weezer feel to it at the same time, incredible. My only gripe is that the piano might be a bit hot in the mix. It sort of jumps out at you all of sudden. Excellent bridge. Very cool and groovy, nice lyrics!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2735 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
wanted
catchy tune and lyrics, well produced, well arranged, nice balance of instruments. thanks
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