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If You v2 (final w/ Scott Johnson on bass)


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papag

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This is a remix of my first digital world song. Scott Johnson added bass lines. My daughter added organ. I then blew up the rhythm guitar track by accident. Re-recorded the rhythm guitar and added a third guitar. Tweaked the vocal mix and generally geeked out. I think it's better than before but it's not "final". I have to move on and learn more.
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Lyrics
If you stood in my shadow, you might get cold today
That's because the light that shines on me is bright they say

If you stood in front of me and tried to lead the way
I might not mind if we got lost, I think it'd be okay

If you and me...you...I see

Someone told me, you make your destiny
I looked up, to the stars and fell into the sea

With you and me...you...I see

If you knew the secret, of the mystery
Please don't tell me anything, just let me see

That you and me...you...you see

I might not mind if we got lost, I think it'd be okay
Song Stats
Hits: 4093
Comments: 74
Fans: 50
Plays: 149
Downloads: 75

Uploaded: Dec 10, 2010 - 11:01:19 PM
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2011 - 11:21:58 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 04:53:39 PM
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Comments
alackbass said 2508 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
If You
Great tune. Great laid back vibe. Smooth vocal. Great chorus! Nice mix and production! And I am so digging Scott's tight bass playing and throaty tone!
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
The bass
Scott's parts added a lot of movement to the song. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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racerat said 2508 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
happy
trippy and poppy. Kind of a reverb heavy Pet Sounds kind of vibe. Great mix, well defined and good aural space. The backing vocals are like butter! On a second listen, this is catchy...

RR
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Pet Sounds
That was not my goal but if you hear it like that, I take it as a compliment :) Thanks
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michaeljayklein said 2508 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
Well done guys!
You make for one terrific combination and Papa, your vocals were superb!
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michaeljayklein said 2508 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
In fact,
listening again, you have more than a trace of Jiguma's sound in your voice!
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Takes a few to tango
The additional players definitely add sonic interest. Thanks for the comments.
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magnatone said 2508 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
If you v2
OOH - this is great papa!!! great collab with scott and your very talented organ playing daughter! (love that organ sound in there!) great guitars and it's obvious you had fun geeking out! love this - total D/L!!
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Extra parts
Scott offered to drop in some bass lines and I sure am glad he did. They fill out the song better than I ever could have. My daughter's organ parts are a nice pad for the music too. Glad to hear you did the dl with it.
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SCJohnson59 said 2508 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Wow!!
I'm embarrassed to admit I'd forgotten about this! Thanks for letting me 'sit in'! This sounds great!! :D
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Took so long
Sorry it took so long to get the remix out. Several things happened along the way. But here it is and people love your contribution.
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Daugrin said 2508 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Gentle Pulse!
The vibe on this is just right. That bass player is something else. The guitar has the retro "Paul and Silvia" feel that works really well...
Thanks for sharing your tunes with us...

Daug
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Cool to get your feedback
Thanks for taking the time to listen and feedback. Please pardon my ignorance, I must ask who are Paul and Silvia? Are you referring to paul dessanti - silvia sanna?


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PeterB7858 said 2508 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Polished pop
Nice guitar riff, great vocals, catchy tune, polished pop. Guitars, organ drums and bass lay a really interesting sound bed. Like this a lot. Regards, Peter
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Pop it is
PeterB - I'm glad you like the tune...the organ and bass contributions definitely put it in a better place than the original mix. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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tokai said 2508 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Great Bass
sound. The whole song has a great feel to it, uplifting and refreshing. There are plenty of excellent phrases through out. Well made sir.
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Bass is in the place
Scott's bass adds depth to the song for sure. I'm glad you like some of the hooks, they started out as simple riffs that were more hokey than hooky :)
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Sigmund said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
If You
This is cool. Scott's bass sounds deep and rich. Nice groove going on here for sure. One question: How do you blow up tracks? I'd like to know cuz sometimes that's just what I feel like doing - might be worth knowing how to do it! This is a great song with a solid overall production - thanks for posting this!
Sig
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Blow'd it up real good
For me, my technique is to take a track and inadvertently apply a destructive edit to it like a reverse in a short section, save the song and apply another reverse and save again...close the song and reopen and then realize that you save on the original track and not a copy :) Un-fun...better to just delete the track.

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Catalina22 said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Feelin' Groovy
I really like the bongo (I think) drum at :37--a very delightful touch--and then again at 1:04, with the addition of tambourine this time. The Hawaiian-sounding guitar riff just before 1:30 is absolutely wonderful! I have to say, this whole song just made me smile. It has a real feel-good melody and vibe. You might think this is weird, but, in a strange way, it totally reminds me of . . . . the "Feelin' Groovy" song by Simon & Garfunkel. It just has that sort of happily lazy, stop-and-smell-the-roses feel. Cool!
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Groovy
Yes, this one is a feel good number. I hope it continues to please you and appreciate the comparison with S & G, they were great in their prime.
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Social_Ice said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
If U 2...
well g, this is a great remix..and love the organ and bass accoutrements, and I agree, it is not the final. I thought it was missing something from the original...which perhaps was the rhythmm guitar track. Just don't over geek out from the original...which really has it all, but really in joy'd this collab!! Kudos to your daughter on organ...must take after her father!!! ~barbara
papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Remix
I got the bass track from Scott and my daughter's organ parts and had to remix when I killed the original guitar track.

Thanks for listening and giving your feedback. Did you dl this one?
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Vic Holman said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
if you
super tune.

there is a nice contemporary "60's vibe here that i always like to hear.
nicely done
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Dig it
Vic, thanks for your feedback, I'm glad you liked it...hope it makes your personal playlist.
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ste said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
top
trem in the intro.
great melody and really well sung.
loved it
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papag said 2507 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Trem in the intro
I had one of those "moments" when I added the tremolo...thinking I struck a vein of gold :) I love those moments when a new part adds a nice flavor.

Thanks for your feedback.
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RAVENS said 2507 days ago (December 12th, 2010)
Coolness
Upon first listen, I was reminded of Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson. Love the vibe, kind of Calypso feeling. Great vocals & lyrics too, just a fun sounding collab. Awesome guys!

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papag said 2507 days ago (December 12th, 2010)
MJ?
Wow, that's high praise. Glad you like it.
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SCJohnson59 said 2386 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
wow!
MJ??? gee whiz Dani! :)
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bud said 2506 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Starts off simple enough
and the the gentle groove really digs in nicely. Excellent production - great bass and I like the bright little guitar leads - and the use of tremolo here and there as well.
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papag said 2505 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
simple is a simple does
it's nice of you to take some time to give the song a listen and comment. The tremolo was the icing for me too
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egobandit said 2506 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Love the git on this
Great bass line man this is outstanding to me, Love the laid back vox on this the keys really round it out! I think Im gonna have to download this one!
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papag said 2505 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
2 + 2 = 5
the new parts added the sugar that the song was lacking...even made the demo track vocals sound okay
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tempie said 2506 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
i dig it
perfectly done. love the little solo with the tremolo. lot's of space between the moving parts, really enjoyable listen. Thanks for the DL.
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papag said 2505 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
perfect?
hard to imagine...when I listen to the warts :) Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment
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that80sboy said 2505 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
cool track!
i especially dig the way the guitars play over the swirly organs....nice one!
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papag said 2505 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
dig it
80s dude, the swirly organ added some nice flava for sure. thanks
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jdholliday said 2505 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Hey Geoff!
thought I commented on this buddy, really really good LOVE the hook! Cool changes on the rhythm guitar, love that hook! Did I mention I love the hook, and to be honest a song isn't a song w/o a great hook and you got one here!
Scott did an awesome job on that bass line!
Your daughter shines!
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papag said 2505 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
kindness
JD, I appreciate you listening to this remix. You commented on the first version. You know your hooks, thanks for noticing my efforts. I thought that maybe I should pull one of the guitar hooks out but left them in for simplicity. Scott offered the bass and man it made the song 4x better. Yes, my daughter is quite talented.
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kassia said 2503 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
wow!
you posted! this sounds great. love love love that organ. this is such a wonderful song - it just makes me feel good. my only suggestion would be to bring the background vocals up a bit in the mix. is that a marimba? i love this.
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papag said 2503 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
feedin on the feedback
thanks for your comments :) I think the mix is still in progress. Bringing up the background vocals is a good idea...I also think the drums could have a few more accents.

thanks again
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scofugate said 2503 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
What a cool tune!!
Love the way you used all the instruments here, they sound so glued together . Killer Bass as well!!
Wonderful!!
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papag said 2502 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Cool?
I appreciate your sentiment. This mix definitely comes closer to an "ideal". The bass adds a ton of punch.
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lengold said 2502 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
This is
just so well played, sung and mixed.
Cheers
Len

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papag said 2501 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
lengold says it
It's cool to get a kind compliment from you, thanks
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hackneybloke said 2501 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
if you v2
oh man i love this....what an uplifting groove you set up from the beginning. and all the bits coming in after just make it all shine. love the simple vocal delivery. love the wah on the guitars. it sounds utterly perfect. it hasn't gone anywhere different yet....and you know what i'm happy with it gooving on like this for a long time yet. you've got enough little vignettes coming in and out to maintain great interest and then your vocal is back in again....i LOVE this trak. big wow.
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papag said 2501 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
lovin it
I dig it when one of my tunes connects with someone. This song originally came pretty quickly to me as my best songs usually do...but to get to this v2 version I had to work in Logic and get excellent contributions from other musicians.

glad you like it
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saladdays1 said 2501 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Great Song
Reminds me of a cross between the sensibilities of The THE, Gene Loves Jezebel, and a touch of The Psychedelic Furs and perhaps the Smithereeens
Old references but great ones.
Glad the first person to give me a heads up on how this site works has a style which is ear worthy. Wouldn't want to be gratuitous and definitely am a fan.

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papag said 2501 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Great bands you reference
The bands you give me nods towards certainly have the claims to fame, especially the Furs and Smithereens. I have friends who love those groups but I never even owned a single song by any of them. To be compared to them is a great compliment. Thank you
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VicDiesel said 2498 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
cool tune
I'm digging those flanged (?) guitar parts. In general, very nice laidback tune.
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Char said 2496 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
This is
swingingly good. You sound like Neil a bit, but not as smokey voiced. Love the organ and bass. Thanks.
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Mosaica said 2495 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Nice!
This has a real '60's feel to it. Love the percussion - gives it a groove.
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MajesticTaylor said 2495 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Love the Guitar
This song/recording has a great laid back feel. I especially LOVE the guitar parts between the verses.
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WharmtonRise said 2495 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Easy on the ears
Easy to get lost in this too... but it'll be okay.. Neat work all around.
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aclarke said 2495 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Hypnotic, feel good music
Really like the balance with the instruments- though at first listen I thought the bass was too dominant... after listens two and three I don't feel that way any longer. Very nice and warm vocal, they organ was an excellent choice (wish I played- I'd put it on every song!). Those tasty little guitar lead runs add a lot to the overall feel of the song and give the tune it's feel-good vibe. Kind of has a Sublime meets Sugar Ray feel. Well done!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2494 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
From...
... the 2 songs that I heard from you, it seems that you have a "world" feeling in your writing. I really love that distinctive sound of yours! This was a very nice tune. Lookin' forward to hear more. :)
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Gaylen75 said 2493 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
cool
this is a nice song. It has moment that draw me in.
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867-5309 said 2491 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
musicians merrily mixing
there's that great bass again -
I like the alan parsons type vocals -
daughter's new swirling organ supplementing it all - glad I waited for the short but sweet guitar solo / connecting line . . . between verses & your other guitar styles within this same frame - musicians mixing merrily -

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KCsGROOVE said 2490 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Good song!
Dig the vocals and the guitars!
Nice organstabs!
Cool basswork by Scott!
And a fine mix!
KC
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cormacbrenock said 2489 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
my head is noddin here
groovy piece with a feel good factor.
I love the lead guitar bits , also that percussion is tasty .
The whole things evolves so smoothly to one hell of a catchy tune .
Going to put this on my mp3 player for the car.
This would go well on a movie , something like "little miss sunshine" where they are driving along the freeway .
Great piece well done , I love it the way it is .
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Bowman said 2486 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
A wonderful
and very catchy number.
Well produced and sung. Love the guitars.
Great work guys.
Cheers,
Charlie

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neilh79 said 2486 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Good fun..
..tune this mate!! enjoyed the tempo wacky and cool!! very good
echoroom said 2482 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Smooth
Lovely little tune this, Great laid back vide, cool guitars,. Your vocal delivery is great - really nice tone and character, reminds me a little of David lowry (and I love his voice).
Thanks for sharing this.
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lholden said 2480 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
groovy
The bass has such a great groove! Love it overall - vocals, your daughter's organ (such talent), production:0 Well done.
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crissew said 2480 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Very cool
I like the chill vibe this has. Cool choice of guitar tones. If it is a rough mix, I will give my ideas... Mix is great except the vocal sounds panned left, and it is a bit reverb heavy and as a result sounds low in the mix. There is a bit of competing for midrange frequencies toward the end of the song too (guitar, organ and harmonica maybe?)

This is a really great song. Very cool vibe. Vocals are very well done too. Top notch work. Really like it! A definite favorite.
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PaulaMunk said 2474 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Love your
lyrics. The whole piece has a great feel. Sc and your daughter are terrific additions to the band. I enjoyed it. Thanks. :)
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sammydix said 2473 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Catchy
Love the sound of those guitars, dude. Perfect for the song. Drums sound tiny, tho.
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jibes said 2461 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
If You v2
Very nice, very nice indeed! Love the lead. Organ and bass very well done.
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DarkPlanet said 2459 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
papag!
Thanks for some very enjoyable listening...Love the tambourines and guitars that follow, real nice!

Sweet melodies and sounds!
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guygrooves said 2458 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Better Late
Than Never...... this is sooooo GOOD!! Thanks for the freebee
Peace
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FEEL said 2447 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Super clean mix
I'm especially digging on the pool of guitars. Great tone and I wish I could sing like that. Nice keys and bass to compliment. Enjoyed!
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TheComfortLeaf said 2447 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Rhythms got me
just gotta love the organ bud , sounds so nice , just a few seconds into your song I find myself bobbing my head back and forth ,and grooving to your melody , top top track I will be adding this to my itunes if that is ok with you.
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jodyrush said 2445 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Nice Mix
All around great job by everyone.
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