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Too Many People


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Gaylen75

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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This is a song that my 9 year old son, Andrew and I worked on together. I think that his vocal chops are really getting there. I believe his joy added a bit of whimsy that this song benifited from. I hope that you enjoy this as much as we did putting it together.
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Lyrics
childrens dreams they come and go
now daddy let go
when the dreamers get too old
you've got to let go

I know you wanna go and get away
lose yourself on a sunny day
forget life and run away
find yourselves in the games we play

there's too many people
that have their hands in the air
and i have the answers
but nobody seems to care

its like I told you the first time
you know its all gonna be fine
its just like pushing rewind
you need to make up your mind

I know you wanna go and get away
lose yourself on a sunny day
forget life and run away
find yourselves in the games we play

there's too many people
that have their hands in the air
and i have the answers

but nobody seems to care
I know you wanna go and get away
lose yourself on a sunny day
forget life and run away
find yourselves in the games we play

there's too many people
that have their hands in the air
and i have the answers
but nobody seems to care

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Comments: 55
Fans: 31
Plays: 207
Downloads: 90
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 29, 2010 - 04:17:04 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2010 - 11:43:49 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 12:36:47 PM
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Comments
jdholliday said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Hey hope I'm first
first of all great pic of your son and so very cool that you are grooming him, guess he got his goo looks from his mother :-)
this is great! reminds me of tobymac and his son!
I wish I could sing this cool!
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jdholliday said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
hah!
I meant GOOD LOOKS!
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Thanks
Yes this was fun. I have a lot of stuff to record right now but Andrew is only here for a few weeks this summer so I decided to spend today recording with him.
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MKVX said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Haha Tru-Dog
I hadn't even thought of that, now I'm thinking of that too. Toby Mac is fabulous.
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alackbass said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Too Many People
Maybe the best kind of collaboration ever (father and son). Great song and great production.
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
You made his day
We thank you kindly! I hope he grows up to some kind of art in his heart.
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dave_b said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Too Many People
Nice groove laid back summer message, cool that you brought your son in to the mix, think he inherited his dad's pipes. The giggles are a nice touch.

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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
pipes
I dont know about the pipes yet but he definitly has the meloncholly that I had at his age. I hope his brain doesnt get in the way of happy times. Oh brother is he like me.
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awigze said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Gaylen and Andrew
Always good to work on a project like this with your dad, huh, Andrew? Sounds like you had fun and congratulations! Would love to have your track of you laughing so that I can put it on Found_Sound here on Macjams... if that is ok with your dad, of course....
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
tell me where to send it
Thanks and let me know and its yours.
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magnatone said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
WOW
what a GREAT idea to do a song with your son!!! this turned out GREAT and will be much enjoyed on bike trips this summer - thanks Gaylen and Andrew!!
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Thanks
Karen you always find the time to comment. Have a great summer!
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Symphony101 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Just the right folks
on this song ... :-) This sounds like it really worked well, I loved the part with the laughter. Very cool song and your recorded very successfully the vocals too.
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Thanks
We had fun and are glad you like it.
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jdholliday said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Hey Andrew,
Don't tell your dad, but I think you might be an even better singer than him and he's amazing! Great job Andrew!
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
LOL
Yeah he loved that.
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ktb said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
whimsy
love it. Its Gaylen ++. What a beauty of a thing to be able to with your son. An awesome track btw. One of my favorites.
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Thanks!
We are glad you liked it! So some time we will have to collab again. I listen to standing in line like everyday.
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gail60 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Great song
Our kids.....wow, they make us nuts sometimes but in times like this, they are worth all the trouble. Great song and both of you really did a great job here. It is so Nice to be able to share music with the folks you love the most. Kudos to you both
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Yes
I hope to share more as he grows. It is a privilage to have him around. Thanks for listening.
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fasteddie said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
This is
a great age to start developing that voice.

Cool song! You guys did a bang up job.
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Gaylen75 said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks
I dont know if he will sing but his spirit is in the right place already!
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ste said 2640 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
yes
start them early mate! like the tune. bet it was a load of fun to make
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Gaylen75 said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Indeed
We had fun and will again. Thanks for the listen.
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Gaylen...
what a great project and kudos to you for finding this way to spend some "dad time" with someone you love. Andrew... hang close to this guy...he is pretty cool. Great tune Gaylen...yes it is!
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Gaylen75 said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Daddy Time
I admitt it is hard at times to get into the frame of mind that lets me enjoy being 9 again. Thanks for listening!
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rok41 said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Gaylen
This is very cool, and all dads out there know how cool it is when your son starts "getting" music. Your musical sensibilties will be a great influence on him. Nicely written..as usual Gaylen.
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RAVENS said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Awesome
Oh man, that was so sweet. I think it's wonderful when parents & children share a musical-bond as well. Great lyrics, terrific vocals. Hope to hear more collabs with you & your boy! {He's a cutie-patootie}

RAVEN ;-)
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Gaylen75 said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks
I hope to collab again if he is not to busy. lol
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drakonis said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
The Sharp Duo
I see you two in leather driving caps and shades, singing away to a swaying crowd...

As always, innovative music, great singing by both of you, and such a cool concept... I have always loved and cherished the projects I could work on together with my children, when their interests collided with mine. :-) For example, "Temporal Tantrum" originally came from a music video project with my daughter. Our kids give us a lot of joy, pride, and gray hairs.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Gaylen75 said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Gray Hair
Yes indeed.
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tempie said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
pushing rewind
man how cool is it to make music with your kids? i like the contrast of the electronic and acoustic elements in this. like all your stuff it's got a lot of angles, lots of different ways to hear it. I really like the little bridge - your son's vox seem especially appropriate there - and the general way that the tune expands and lightens up toward the end. really interesting listen, as always, thanks man.
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Gaylen75 said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Wow
Thanks for the good hard listen. It was a natural pregression and structure but it felt right.
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MKVX said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Hey!
This is fabulous! This is awesome! This is so laid back aggressive. For me , this is like Modest Mouse meets The Verve. Definitely unique though. Love the grungey synthy guitar. Sounds great. I like the way that the voices don't completely go at the same speed in unison. Gives a great spontaneous feel to it. One thing that suprised me is how your son's vocals seem to have a small amount of vibrato, which is a novelty in children's voices. GREAT STUFF! Really enjoyed this, for real! Especially like the "forget life, and the games we play!" line for some reason.

As some constructive criticism, I have some technical advice. I would up the treble on both voices, and perhaps a little more treble on the acoustic guitar too.

Btw is that your son in the picture?
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Gaylen75 said 2639 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks
For the instight and for the fair comparisons. I need to spend 45 buck and get my mic interface hooked up so that my eq is better. If I turn up the high end I get all kinds of hiss. I Hear it though and thank you for listening close enough to hear it too.
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ted23 said 2639 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
great
track, very hip and slightly funky. Full of good ideas.
Nuff said! I enjoyed it man.
Gaylen75 said 2638 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Thanks to you
And the Yeti.
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egobandit said 2639 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
lose yourself on a sunny day
You and your son must have had fun playing this! Excellent!
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Gaylen75 said 2638 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
We did
Have fun and thanks for listening!
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chinaman2 said 2638 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
wow
this sounds really awesome. very cool concept.
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Gaylen75 said 2638 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Thanks for Listening
And for taking the time to comment.
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tokai said 2638 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
andy and the old man
cheers to you both. Nice little number and i am glad to hear you getting the lad off on the right road, following in your footsteps. cool mate.
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Gaylen75 said 2638 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Footsteps
I hope that he has the will to follow in his own. I'm sure genetics will have him there one way or another. lol
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abfkingsport said 2638 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
The King
Awesome job. Your vocal reminds me of Sublime. Love that you put your son in this. His laughter and vocals create a awesome dimension to the song. Great lyrics, as well. I have a song my son did some clarinet work on, I plan to post one day. Thanks for the DL.
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Gaylen75 said 2636 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Sublime
Loved that group. Saw them the night before he OD'd. I thank you for the comments!
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lengold said 2637 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
This is
a stand-out amazing song with wonderful performances from you both. I will definitely grab a copy of this when I get home. Fantastic.
Cheers
Len

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Gaylen75 said 2636 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
You
have the most complete collection out of anyone in the world of my music. Thanks for always listening.
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mvh9591 said 2636 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Very Nice_____
I love your style. What a great way to spend time with your son "Making Music". Andrew you sound great (dad did a pretty good job as well) Very nice work Gaylen.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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bud said 2635 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
I'm at a loss for words - what agreat song
excellent lyrics and then there's you son's voice. Fantastic.
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Jarvoid said 2635 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Whew,great
job ..both of ya !

Jarvo
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VicDiesel said 2634 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Like father...
Cool song. I think he's ready to have a couple more solo spots.
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Parichayaka said 2632 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
Way to go!
This is a very cool song and I agree - Andrew's voice adds a lot to the energy and originality of this song. Doesn't it remind you of Lenny Kravitz's earlier style? Anyways - very well done, hope you'll get a chance to do more 'collaborations' with your son!
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billykirsch said 2625 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
How cool is this man
Love.
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FunkyBeats said 2622 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Yeah!
This song is cool. I like the throbbing reggae-ish bass line. Makes it really funky. Nice work. Keep on that creative fire. Cheers, Kent
Carrie71 said 2596 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Andy!!!
You definately rocked this one! One of my favorites! Gaylen...pay attention to the boy, you could learn something!
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