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Castaway


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Gaylen75

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This song was concieved about a year before I came to MJ and recorded off and on over the last year. It never felt complete so with the help of Andrew Lack (Alackbass) I think it is as done as it will get. The lyrics are a little too deep for rock and roll but I always say, "Why edit what makes it me?".
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Lyrics
That day has come to me
Washed over completely
And when it's gone from me
When the sun sets to sea
When the night grips tightly
And pulls stars from beneath
Placid sheets of dark drink
That is when my heart sinks
With my hope of sweet dreams
tossed to the salty tides
To wave's relentless drive
and the sands, by and by
Forever torn from me
I sail amongst the swells
astride the unruly
In search of far off lands
Long lost in deepest blue
Eventually ending
My weary search for you
When the shadows cry out
From blackest mists of prey
When creeping falls in doubt
From grave, from horrors scowl
Will your reach out to me
In the wake of the swift
On breaks of golden shore
By melancholy moon
Will you take my cold hand
And swoon this broken man
Child of the forgotten
Can you forgive my wiles
mend my castaway heart
Whose soul is guilt trodden
Now worn and lap sodden
A feeble foe, no more
oh please wont you accept my apology
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Comments: 37
Fans: 21
Plays: 205
Downloads: 83
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 24, 2010 - 04:12:25 PM
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2010 - 04:12:25 PM Last Played: Jan 01, 2015 - 09:12:08 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 2729 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Castaway
Love it. It needs to be said, all I did was contribute a single guitar riff. But I've never had an opportunity to rock this hard. Thanks for letting me play a small role in this very cool track.
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
alackbass
Your contribution is the reason this is posted. Simple as it may have bee for you I couldnt let go until it was done. Thanks for the respect and for willingness to help me out.
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867-5309 said 2729 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
like it a lot
Now can't art-rock lyrics can be bottomlessly deep ? - as these are - thinking now too : John Anderson's - with thought-evoking lines to be read between - Theatrical megaphone announcement style vocals at the start and then coming back at :52 - counter the other "Kashmir" theatrical high vocals and highlights/milks each technique here.
I like it all !

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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Yup
I guess I forget that I am not mainstream in my ideas. What seems "everyday" to me is art rock to another and that is great. Yes I have heard deep lyrics off the radio.
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davisamerica said 2729 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
what
a great job on the effects of the vocals and transitions... seems like a lot of thought went into the structuring here and it shows..great track.
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
thanks
This song has a few little tricks that make it what it is. Thanks for noticing the mood.
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jdholliday said 2729 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Great production!
love the voice, love the guitar!
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Andrew
Made this sound right to me and I think the folks agree! Thanks.
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tonestones said 2729 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Very cool tune
I love the dynamics. The lyrics and vocals are great. Production is excellent as well. Great job!
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Tone
Thanks for always listening.
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fasteddie said 2729 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
The guitar
reminds me a little bit of Ritchie Blackmore in his rainbow days. Cool vocals. You guys make a good team.
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Agreed
We thank you!
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RAVENS said 2728 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Awesome
Your voice drives me crazy, but but but, in a good way! Seriously, I hope you're pursuing a career in music. This song is awesome, I like the parts that sound nostalgic, very cool effect. Keep going!

RAVEN ;-)
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks
The boxy vocal just seemed to fit. You know when you hear it in your head and then make it happen and it works out? That's what makes this fun for me.
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tokai said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Excellent
track mate. Your singing and lyrics are always compelling, well done man.
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
My man
Thank you for the listen. Now when are we collabing again?
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
castaway
wasnt sure at the start but then the driven riff kicked in and i got it. vocals hormonies work well. would have liked a change around 2:00 but a good posting. cheers
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Yes
I agree a break would have been good.
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Jarvoid said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Oh yes
very retro and authentic rock sound,shades of Led Zep and others of that era...I like the transition of vocals from telephony type to clear and strong then back again.Good guitar riffing as well....Jarvoid
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Cool
Love that you listen and get it. Thanks!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
contrasts
Gaylen, you did an especially good job on this one making a strong division between the intense choruses and the more descriptive verses. I really like the drums & guitar riff on the choruses too.

Good for you for keeping this one short and lean as well--leaves you wanting more, which is never a bad thing!
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks
You always take the time to consider the music. You are definitly a pro.
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chestnut said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Castaway
I like the immediate start! I'm not well versed in this kind of music but it sounds original and brilliant to me. Super lyrics wedded to a driving melody line. Great! Thanks for posting this.
Ken
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thats what I love about this site
completely different styles but the same respect for the effort! Thanks!
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Booter said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
wow
Didn't see this one coming. Very cool and different vibe, I really enjoyed it. Rock on bro..
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Gaylen75 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Rock
I try. Thanks for commenting!
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Symphony101 said 2728 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Castaway
Hi Gaylen, this is my first time dropping by, but I heard you on other folks' collabs.

Man, you've got a voice ! I'm a fan :-)

This song also, is very nicely done, great quality.
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dave_b said 2727 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Castaway
Just the lyric by itself is a cool piece of poetry, good imagery. I like "And pulls stars from beneath Placid sheets of dark drink". Cool riffin by Andrew, and your voice sound cool in the upper register over the guitar

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ktb said 2727 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
another
Gaylen, killer collabs. Andrew is casting some epic tunage to this. You continue raising the bar. Cool pic btw :-)
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MarkHolbrook said 2727 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Wow...
lots going on here Gaylen! Incredible rich sound bed man!
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Calchas said 2727 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
YEEEOW!!!
Ha ha... I did NOT expect that Zep section to kick in! What an awesome surprise that was!

Sort of a blend of Hip-Hop and Rock elements here. Whatever it is, it works rather well. I enjoyed this very much!

Be well friend!
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drakonis said 2727 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
as always...
Great lyrics, great singing... and Andrew really delivers the riffage here, great "thinning" of the vox.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Demeter7 said 2727 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Why do I think
of the leader of a tribe.. in ancient times.. calling down the spirits of earth, wind and fire..whenever you sing, Gaylen? There is something wild in your delivery. Andrew is the main man for dial a riff. Sounds glorious, guys. :)
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ste said 2726 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
certainly
a rocker love. the kitchen radio voice for the contrasts
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michaeljayklein said 2724 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Beautiful work guys
This is a winner!
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billykirsch said 2711 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Great one
Some cool poetry here. Love the voice tone in the "When the night grips..." parts. Cool percussive breathing too.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2687 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
Castaway
Woah this was pretty cool! The beat at certain areas gives it a unique and exotic feel, but it still holds your rock style! Nice work! Pretty picture for the song by the way! Thanks for sharing!
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