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A friend of mine came over one night to "tinker" in my basement and dropped this guitar track .... I wanted to MESS with it and was given the green light .... I asked Scofugate if he could add some drums .... he added some drums and then some percussion and then some synthness and vibes ... and then I ruined the whole thing by singing all over it ! HAHAHAHAHA I wrote these lyrics many years ago ... and have put them on more than one tune ... however, they have never been posted here (they are hiding in my "tinker trunk of lost songs" ... I tried to give it that sort of "live" sound ... not sure if I succeeded or not or if it just sounds too loud and busy ......
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Lyrics
What is that salt - Oh I think it’s me
Or is it just my guilt - Trying to break free
Do my eyes betray me - Are they windows to my soul
Can you see the void in my eyes - A big black hole
Everything I touch - Always turns to dust
My salty tears have caused - My rigid face to rust
My friends have all left me - Moved on to other things
They don’t need my anymore - They have found their wings
So I cry myself to sleep - Salty tears that sting
And think of everything I’ve said - Every hurtful thing
To make them go - and leave me all alone
A trail of salt and bitterness - For which I must atone
I’ve bit off my nose to spite my face - Lost everyone I know
Why was it so important to win - Just so I could show - them
I ask myself - Can shadows smile
Can they love you - When no one else will
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Comments: 52
Fans: 28
Plays: 88
Downloads: 52
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Dec 28, 2010 - 11:29:36 PM
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010 - 11:29:36 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 01:37:28 PM
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Symphony101 said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
First !
Great work by all, great listen Alannah.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Symphony .....
First ... middle ... last its all good in my books ! Thanks for the listen and comment!
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alackbass said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Salt (with Scofugate and MR)
This has a very cool Jefferson Airplane vibe and you're sounding very much like Grace Slick! I like it! Scott's drumming sounds great. I'm really digging that tight snare sound.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Scott always does a good job .....
... which he is a good one to collab with ! Likin the Jefferson airplane thing .. I am a HUGE fan !
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crissew said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
I second the
Jefferson Airplane reference. This is great A. Your voice sounds powerful as heyell. Great job scott too. Sounds live and good to me. Also hear shades of stevie nicks in the vocal here. Great!
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Wow ....
... grace slick and stevie nicks .... honoured of course !
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scofugate said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
This one
had no set tempo, no click, just jump in where you can...Freestyle!!
FUN!!!---I third the
Jefferson Airplane reference Alannah.MR Rocks
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
You know that .....
... it's always about the fun for me .... forget the CLICK and the TEMPO nonsense ! Just let er rip !
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kassia said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
very nice A
totally cool track. i love scott's additions and your vocals are killer. i love the emotion in your voice. well, i love your voice. that's it. you're awesome.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Kassia .....
... it's always a treat when you stop by and take the time to listen to something I have posted .....
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ShadowofNine said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Me Digs
That far away sound on the vocal, does sound live to me, like a demo jam...enjoyed
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Dave .....
... yeah the recording was a little rough ... so I just had to tinker around with the FX so you couldnt hear my spin cycle on the washer in the background ... hahahaha
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papag said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Salty tears
I really like the vocal delivery in this song. It has the raw emotion that the style requires. All the added parts compliment the original guitar track nicely.

Thanks for the dl :)
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
a D/L ... wow .....
.. then the pleasure if all mine !
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Char said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
That's
some heartfelt wailing. Love both the guitar and the drums. Thanks.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Char ....
... probably more Beer induced wailing ... but all good stuff !
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RAVENS said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Awesome
It's always so awesome when you post! Terrific vocals, and yes I agree with the Stevie Nicks reference. Diggin' the haunting vibe of the music, Scott did a great job (as always) with the drums! Fab collab you two!

RAVEN ;-)
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Haunting yes .....
... I heard that same haunting sound and felt compelled to jump all over it .... you know me and my affliction for all things haunted .... thanks for the listen and comment ! (and another Stevie Nicks to boot ...)
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awigze said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
so thats where you've been
I think you captured that live sound you were looking for - well produced, that.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Come on Andy .....
.. where I've always been ... (when I'm not in Texas of course) .. in my basement ... crooning !
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Hickling_Stan said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Moody and Magnificent
really enjoyed this. Vocals are awesome and there a real power to this. Enjoyed a lot. Cheers Mark
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Mark ....
... I sometimes have a hard time recording anything too powerful due to my entering into the RED zone which cannot be mixed out later .... its always easier to BELT when singing live than when I try to record it.
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H3nry said 2340 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Has that live jam feel
but the end should fade into some noisy barroom FX and it'd be totally believable. You wail. Scott did some great licks, and the guitar is cool. You succeeded.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
hahaha
.. bar room brawl ??? Thanks H3 for the listen and commento !
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Vic Holman said 2339 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
yep
i'll have to 7th or 8th the notion to the jefferson airplane sound. but hey that's cool since it sounds fresh and alive
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
I wonder what ....
Grace would make of all this ??? Thanks vic for your continued support of my schtick !
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speedonl said 2339 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Salt
I enjoyed it!
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
I'm glad ....
... you enjoyed it .... my stuff tends to range (quite a mixed bag) often .... thanks for the visit !
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michael2 said 2339 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
cool
i like this. it's like a Patti Smith tune. those drums are great, fit the song so well. this is a neat song Allanah. Thanks for posting.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Hmmmm .....
Patti Smith ... now I need to youtube Patti and see .....
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ted23 said 2339 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Great
It's so good to hear someone truly going for it vocally. Your backing vocals are excellent too and add to the live vibe. Wow the drums rock this up in all the right places.
Cool guitars too. Some groovy bass would have worked too but it's still top stuff
Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Yeah some bass .....
... woulda totally made it .. hmmmm now to find a bass and play with it some more ....
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dave_b said 2339 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Salt
I agree with the Jefferson Airplane & Stevie Nicks comparisons. The lyric/melody fits really well over the guitar track. Scott's drums are right on. Lots of emotion in the vocal, and good imagery in the lyrics.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Dave ....
... as I said in the description ... I actually wrote the lyrics years ago ... but thought they would slot nicely into the vibe of this tune .....
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ramonaji said 2339 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
flippin fantastic
lady, you got some PIPES!!!!!! cool music, great work by all!
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Ramona ....
... you continue to be too kind !
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PeterB7858 said 2339 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Great impact...
Powerful performance Alannah. Yes, you did succeed in getting a "live sound". The song has great impact and your emotional vocals are great. Well done to both you and Scott (and your guitar=playing friend). Regards, Peter.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Peter .....
sometimes due to the original recording ... some mixes just kinda come out the way they do .... but in this case I actually felt it NEEDED to have that more live sound .... there may have been a bit of a HUM that got recorded in there .....
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fasteddie said 2339 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Cooooool!
I really like this one guy and girl!

Very cool track.

Killer drums Scott.

I really dig the vox. Well done.
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Guy and Guy and Girl .....
.. thanks for diggin it ! And Scott always delivers on the drums ! Happy ME !
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Outtaorbit said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Damn....
Ripp it
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Alannah said 2338 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Ah orbit orbit .....
... where did you go earlier? You always sneak off before we get a chance to chat !
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hackneybloke said 2337 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
salt
'because the night' meets 'the house of the rising sun'....which could be a complete disaster...but works perfectly. excellent vocal angst...very sixties protest. what's this about...your lyrics are really evocative. and, great percussion scott.
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Alannah said 2337 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
it's what it's always about ....
.... my special brand of crazee ... hahahaha
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davisamerica said 2336 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
raw
and amazing....that's it......
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Alannah said 2334 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Jack ....
... yu always da best !
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Carrie71 said 2335 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Salt
Love that vox and Scott is great to. Nice friend to drop that track for you!
Alannah said 2334 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Carrie ...
... yes it was great ... it was my first attempt at seeing how to record live instruments with the pre-amp I have ... and how it all would work out ... but I liked the track itself so much I asked if I could mess with it .....
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tokai said 2330 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
live
It has that live feel for sure. Wow you have some real rawness in that voice of yours, it took me back to the wild days. Powerful stuff.
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Alannah said 2329 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Thanks Tokai .....
.... as I am not very good at mixing ... sometimes they just kinda come out the way they come out ... all on their own ... and I just post them anyway ..... it's all fun and it's all a learning process ....
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kevmikwa said 2325 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
What a story
Thank you for including the story of how this one came together. I love it when it's organic like that especially when it starts with freestyle ostinato guitar. I'm sure the original tinkerer had no idea the guitar part would turn into this! Very late 60s vibe, I'll throw a little Heart into the list of comparisons, all of them right on.

I can certainly empathize with Scott - it's never easy to track drums to an ostinato piece. I think you took the "just jump in when you can" mentality and nailed it. This one REALLY breathes, tempo-wise. You've got great drum tones here, too.

Thanks to both of you (or rather, all three of you, I guess) for sharing!
strangedream said 2300 days ago (February 6th, 2011)
Good job, all
I enjoyed this. My only kink is that I wish I could understand what you're saying....good thing you posted the lyrics, which are brilliant by the way. Great team you are.
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