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I thought I'd give this a new breath of fresh air via Oxygen 3, in order to open it up and give the vocal a better place. It's very evocative of a sleazy nightclub musically, especially with those midi drums and my sad guitar in back (sounds like the musicians are on the booze LOL) though the haunting organ sounds better than I expected even though it was played one hand at a time on separate tracks.
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The Hardest Thing

Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by,
Sometimes I ask myself if I’ve lived a lie,
Why did I think that loving you was so right
When all you brought were sleepless nights?
You had me fooled; had me pacing the floor,
Thinkin’ each moment, you might walk through the door.
Moments were like hours and hours turned to nights,
While you danced away the night, sharing your delights.
Whoah!Blues came and got me when you never came home,
I wasted hours, just sat by the phone,
The hardest thing that I had to do, was have to say goodbye to you,
And all the time I loved you, but you never knew,
That all you ever wanted was at home and feeling blue
Yes, All you ever wanted, was at home and loving you.

(Instrument)
Who-o-o-oa!You were just foolin’ but I was the fool
You thought it was funny just treating me cruel….
(Instrument)
It turned out, I was that fool.
Wo-oah! Blues come and get you if you leave it too late,
And it seems I found out just in time,
But the hardest thing that I had to do, was have to say goodbye to you…
All the time all the time I loved you, but you never knew,
That all you ever wanted was at home and feeling blue
Yes, All you ever wanted, was at home all the time and loving you.
Loving you.
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Hits: 2388
Comments: 43
Fans: 20
Plays: 110
Downloads: 54

Uploaded: Nov 23, 2010 - 06:26:19 PM
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010 - 06:26:19 PM Last Played: Feb 19, 2017 - 01:36:59 PM
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Mac Intel 10.4, m-audio Fasttrack, Sure mic., M-Audio Keystation 49e
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Comments
BirdmanWayne94 said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Beautiful...
... work here. I love the mood of the song! You might want to have a lighter drum beat to fit the "ballad-ish" voice and backing music. Or maybe you could fill it with more instruments. Just my thoughts, but I really like it! :)
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
If you
like it Yeman, that's good enough for me.... as regards the heavy drum beat and sparcity of instruments, you must understand that this is a seedy club on its last legs; the drummer is only doing it for the beer and the organist is too old to leave LOL (a litt;e like me), thank you for your words and for listening, regards M
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tf10music said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
british blues
this is british invasion all the way! The organ, the lilting vocals, the chord changes...this is very well done. I hope you wore a winesoaked suit whilst recording this. great work!
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Nope!
But I wore a string vest and didn't shave for two days LOL... Thank you so much for taking time to listen and offer those kind words... really pleased you liked it, regards M
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alackbass said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
The Hardest Thing
Cool retro bluesy sound. I can smell the cigarette smoke coming from the overflowing ashtray on the organ. Your vocal is what carries this.
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Thank you Andrew
for the much appreciated words... you paint just the right picture for this song, regards M
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fasteddie said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Booze is good
But your song is better.

Very cool M. Nice and relaxed. So smooth.

You are the man!
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Very kind
of you to say that Michael, though some might disagree LOL.... glad it relaxed you though, cheers M
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PeterB7858 said 2348 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Smooth
Smooth, I was so laid back I almost fell of my chair. Like the organ work, simple but stylistic. Thanks.
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Thank you
for listening Peter and for the kind words; they're very much appreciated, regards M
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ShadowofNine said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Fine piece
and performance...Blues Ballad
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Hi Dave
Thank you for calling in, regards M
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MarkHolbrook said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Anything
from you Maurice is a breath of fresh air! This is so cool. Rich but airy at the same time. Sweet!
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Very
kind words indeed Mark and very much appreciated.... thank you for dropping in to listen, regards M
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richard13 said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Very, very cool tune, Mo
and the organ sounds great to me.
Cheers.
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Thank you
for listening and the words,,very kind of you to call, regards M
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richard13 said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)

And I apologize for forgetting to mention that the lyrics are quite good too, describing an all too common situation.
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scofugate said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Spooky Blues M (good thing)
gypsy blues. Love the minor key aninst your amazing vocals. The keys are perfect.
What a great song.
Kudos from Tennessee!!!!!
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Moviz said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Hi Scott
Thank you for those welcome words..... particularly like your remarks about the keys as well as the vocal, much appreciated, Regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Nah...
those musicians sound clean and sober Maurice! Well delivered introspective sort of blues--you really are singing directly to the listener here (some beautiful inflections and phrasings as always from you). Lyrics and music fit you very comfortably. Great work on this! Michael
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Moviz said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
I'd love
to say that I did the musicians purposely to sound like that, but.....I must confess, it was the best I could do at the time LOL. Thank you very much for listening and for your very kind words Michael; I sincerely appreciate them, regards M
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Jarvoid said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
and that's jazz.....mmmm nicccce
Way to go Mo.Has a real speakeasy prohibition vibe....almost expect Johnny and his boys to let rip wit their heaters and tear the joint apart.....Good job

Jarvoid
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Moviz said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Thanks Chris
Really pleased you liked this.... it does sound a bit of a dive I know LOL, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
This is
on my ipod from the last time you posted and a big fav of mine. I love the sound of the organ and your vocals sound really great on this version, good to hear this again Maurice, a wonderful blues number.

Bob
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Moviz said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
That's such
a pleasing group of words Bob, as I'm so flattered you had it on your I-pod all this time and that you still like it. I'm glad too that you agree the vocal sounds better on this version; thanks again, regards M
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davisamerica2 said 2346 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Sleazy but eazy
These are blues you can drown your sorrows in without spilling a drop. Love your voice on this Maurice, and it's a very fine tune. Thanks for posting. Terry
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Moviz said 2345 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
Thanks
for calling in to listen Terry... very pleased you enjoyed it, Cheers M
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DWL said 2345 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
Blues man
This is great Maurice. A kind of 60s jazz blues blues feel.

A little seedy but that fits.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2345 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
Glad
you liked it Dick and thanks for your support... seedy Mo that's me LOL. I actually played in a couple of places like this, regards M
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Toveco said 2344 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
The Hardest Thing ?
Don't sound it's The Hardest Thing for you :-)
This is beautiful done wonderful voice.

Tom/
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Moviz said 2344 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
Thanks Tom
I really appreciate those kind words..... very pleased you enjoyed the song, best regards M
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Carrie71 said 2344 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
Sweet vocals
Love the vocals on this. Bluesy goodness.
Moviz said 2343 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Thanks
so much for calling in to listen and leave such a kind comment Carrie; glad you liked it, regards M
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jdholliday said 2342 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Maurice
this is really good, always love to hear your posts, your love of music shines through every performance sir!
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Moviz said 2342 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
So Pleased
you liked this James and I thank you for those very kind and much appreciated words, regards M
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jibes said 2342 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
The Hardest Thing
Great song done very well.
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Moviz said 2341 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
Thanks
Thanks
for taking time to call and listen Neal.... pleased you liked it, regards M
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RAVENS said 2342 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Wonderful
I can imagine the whole "dark nightclub" scenario. Great song, diggin' the lyrics & laid back vocals. The organ adds a very haunting vibe, really cool!

RAVEN ;-)
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Moviz said 2341 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
Glad you
caught this Dani; thank you for those nice comments.... very pleased you liked the song and performance...... I was pleased too when I discovered how to do that haunting organ sound. Just gives it that slightly sleazy sound, regards M
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hackneybloke said 2341 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
hardest thing
love the end of the pier organ sound...and then we're into your vocal. cool maurice....when did you sing this....you sound so on it and in charge. if that's now then i'm seriously impressed. great late night time to go home feel. i'd have sent this out to someone like richard paddler to rock out the solo organ section. great mix....and a really haunting, cool track. well done uncle.
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Moviz said 2341 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
I'm really
so pleased with your response Julian.... Thanks very much for the very nice words. I didn't know Richard at the time, but I know what you mean and yes, be impressed LOL 'coz can I can still do this; it was only two years ago. Thanks again ('Nephew'?) for boosting my ego, Cheers M
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magnatone said 2341 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
The Hardest Thing
return of THE VOICE!!! love how you put this all together Mo - you captured the atmosphere perfectly!
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Moviz said 2341 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
Ha Ha
Karen, this is 'The Voice' speaking LOL and it's saying, thank you so much for the kind words and for not criticizing my organ playing, best regards M
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