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What can I say....me on guitar and singy bits, andrew lack on bass and mixing desk....and scott 'lightning' fugate on percussion.

the photo is a derelict building in the beyoglu district of istanbul
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Lyrics
What am I to say to something that was just meant to hurt me?
You say that it’s just play but it’s a tried and trusted territory
You shrug as you pass by, cigarette in one hand, that look in your eye
You’re as elusive as a butterfly and the holes in my net are just far too wide

What’s the use in trying to get you to see how I’m feeling
You always look away then roll your eyes to the ceiling
I don’t want to judge you but you seem too unkind
There’s something really messed up going on in your mind
You seem oblivious to the concept of ‘other’
You don’t know how hard it is just trying to be your lover

Day and night I’m wondering if I’m ever going to see you
Another Sunday morning and I’m all alone and feeling blue
What can I say – one lonely day
It’s something that you just can’t see
But I’ve a habit to wait patiently for you

What am I to say when it’s only me communicating
I know I should run away, so why am I here procrastinating?
I don’t want to leave you facing demons alone
That’s not the kind of thing that you should do on your own
You’re always saying that I’m not on your side
But here I am before you with my eyes open wide


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Hits: 3995
Comments: 53
Fans: 53
Plays: 179
Downloads: 88

Uploaded: Jan 14, 2011 - 11:05:05 AM
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2011 - 11:07:23 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 06:41:30 PM
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Comments
davisamerica said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Julian....
i keep saying the same thing...."magic". scott and andrew are sweetness and solid. bravo and downloaded.
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MarkHolbrook said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Always love
a new one from "the bloke"!

Nicely done guys!
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neilh79 said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
What can I say?!
Very nice tune guys
scofugate said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
This one
Was amazing to watch it grow into this Julian. Outstanding songwriting and production. Thank you for letting me in on this!
Great work to you and Andrew!!!!
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magnatone said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
What Can I Say
Julian - I LOVE THIS!! fabulous band, stellar performances. your voice Julian - these harmonies are so cool - puts me in the mind of simon and garfunkel in their best hayday. gorgeous work - such a gift for songwriting, and your guitar "bits" (lol) are superb. Way to go Andrew and Scott!
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Dadai.2 said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
such a velvet voice....
this is wonderful. James Taylor ain't got nothing on you...
Great songwriting, production, and arrangement.

Jack
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alackbass said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
What Can I Say?
Such an honor to play a small part!
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crissew said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
4 fans 4 plays
Not surprised. You are really showing more james taylor vibe lately in your acoustic music. The is well written and performed. Great job to all!
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DWL said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
One day
you'll do something that I don't like.

Complex lyrics, great phrasing, lovely bass and drums and for a bloke wot says he can't play guitar.....

Bastard :-)

Cheers

Dick


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speedonl said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
I
am a Fan, very nice song, well performed, great acoustic guitar sound, Kudos!
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Parichayaka said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Another solid addition to your collection!
Here I like especially how you build the song and add intensity while keeping a casual and light feel to the track. You always leave enough 'space' in your music for the listener to dwell.

I also noticed how you're panning some vocal tracks to the left and right channel, creating an organic and full sounding chorus. Excellent and not easy to achieve!

And as usual your songwriting and performance together with Andrew and Scott adding their talent make for a perfectly enjoyable listen from the first note to the last.
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867-5309 said 2294 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
smooth
obviously a smooth project,
velvet harmonies as well ...
and beautiful rich bass and mixing ...
' glad I clicked here . .
at timer 1:30 - I hate to really use comparisons
but it is so much "Associations" . . .
the second I heard that burst at that point -
it said "Great" 'Associations' . . .
that harmonious thing going on for sure.
like how you took the time fading the harmonies in and out.

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Sigmund said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
What Can I Say?
I see the references to Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor here, and while I can hear those influences, I am more inclined to say your style is a bit more original. Your vocal performance here is really really good - I especially like the break coming out of the guitar solo - harmonies there are awesome! Nice guitar solo, too btw. Andrew and Scott give you a great rhythm section to play with. Fine, fine work, Julian - very much enjoyed this - thanks!
Sig
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tf10music said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Well mixed
and the vocals are very pleasant. Nice, laid back percussion. I like it. Nice lead guitar in the chorus. Wonderful harmonies.

My one comment is to edit the lyrics more thoroughly -- some lines are not on par with others. The first two lines set a high standard for the rest of the song: try to make sure that every line at least meets it. But this is me nitpicking, feel free to disregard.
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tokai said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
j
Yeah, great stuff. Gotta love them harmonies, hey, I've seen this guy live.
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Relic67 said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
nice
really cool melodies/harmonies/chords/guitar ... love those major 7th chords...
drums are awesome (not a surprise when scott is on the case)....
very impressive.
reminded me more of Bacharach or some kinda jazzy-soul thing, more than JT or S&G. esp. on the bridge.
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Symphony101 said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
So beautiful !
You had everything you needed for a great song Julian, this is awesome.

Have you been to beyoglu recently ? I think they are trying to put that part into better shape now ...
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composerclark said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Cool irony
Wow, very fine singing here, and I love the harmonies. Something that interests me is the way in which laid-back, 'cool' feel to the music doesn't quite jibe with the pain/frustration/sense of being misunderstood that I get from the lyric; it creates a kind of irony, and I think it helps make this song work so well for me.

Very fine performances here. Congrats to all.
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rok41 said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
What can I say.?..
Julian, this again is just stellar my friend. Your voice is so pure and your very limited use of vibrato really shows the great control that you have. The song is terrific in it's own right and the production is spotless. Andrew is a rock on the bass as always, and Scott flies under the radar with another solid performance. Just golden boys!
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awigze said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
always good
to make a tune with the bloke.... everyone did good and a great cast.
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Carrie71 said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
What can I say...
Your voice is amazing. I love everything about this tune. The lyrics are great, harmonies are stellar, our guitar playing is perfect and well Andrew and Scott are the cherry on top! Can't go wrong with those two incredible guys!
Anyway...all around fantastic song!
tonestones said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Wow... Those harmonies
Are amazing. Beautiful. I love your voice, but even better is the way it blends with multiple instances. This is stellar.
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WharmtonRise said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Beautiful
work guys. Everything is right. Great work.
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jdholliday said 2293 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Julian
I feel like I'm in the presence of greatness when I hear your songs, you have such a beautiful voice, I just love it, and your harmonies are always so wonderful, it's very inspirational, I think you are an amazing lyricist which tends to get a bit overlooked here (great lyrics) in general, which are so hard to come by, Andrew is all over this place just spreading his talents everywhere, your lucky to get the chance to work with such a great talent and guy, Scott is a rock , love that guy and his playing, sooo happy to see you collabing, you're a brilliantly talented, gifted artist and I hear the comparisons people make,... but those guys got nothing on you, people should be comparing them to you, you may have nuances of others but your style is your own and it is current and it's better, extraordinary effort, a stellar song worthy of worldwide airplay!!!! Beautiful!
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ted23 said 2293 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Your
Singy bits are the dreamy Julian... As is the rest.
This is the stuff Sundays were invented for. Can't wait for tomorrow now, cup of coffee, newspaper, croissant and this tune. Then a massive mojito!
Excellent
T_Being_esq said 2293 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Mellow
and smooth.
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ShadowofNine said 2293 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Super smooth
a Gem of a track...Bravo...keeping a copy as well
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KCsGROOVE said 2293 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
amazing!
Julian, this song is so sweet!
Man, what a vibe!
Lovely song!
KC
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richard13 said 2293 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Beauty!
Bravo Julian: terrific lyric writing, fine music, and wonderful vocals/harmonies. Andrew and Scott round things out nicely too. Well done!
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Bob Rodgers said 2293 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
A
lovely song Julian, great vocals and wonderful harmonies.
Superb in every way, love your acoustic, a beautiful tone, very much enjoyed and thanks for the download.

Bob
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Doadars Uncle said 2293 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Too true!
Great lyrics. Wonderful performance!
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mvh9591 said 2292 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Very Nice___
Julian this is fantastic work. The vocals and mix are awesome. Nice feel and mood - Another song that improves the MJ standard.

Enjoyed - DL - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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PeterB7858 said 2291 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Another gem
Hi Julian. Your fantastic vocals and harmonies counterpoint the bittersweet nature of the thoughtful lyrics. I really enjoy your work a lot and Andrew and Scotts' contributions just round out a great song. Thanks (again) for the download. Warm regards, Peter.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2291 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
another winner!
It's great the way you let vocal phrases just hang over the edge of a chord then drop effortlessly into the next phrase. How can you be so laid back? You must have fun putting all the harmonies together. Brilliant, as ever. What can I say?
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fasteddie said 2291 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Back to
the patented JS sound on this one.

Excellently sung of course. Cool acoustic work.

Nice work on the skins Scott.

I always like Andrews bass playing. It's cool to hear a real bass player work the deal.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2290 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
I like the...
... jazzy chords here. You nailed the "laid-back" feeling! No nits, just sheer awesomeness. Great job, gents! :)

BTW, there's a James Taylor quality to your voice. I guess I finally found someone who can work with me on some JT covers ;)
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Bob6stringer said 2288 days ago (January 20th, 2011)
Not sad; affirming.
Shoot, if this doesn't take me back to a simpler time. The music keeps me from feeling that this is a sad song. It's a gentle let-down, even affirming. Smooth voice for a smooth song. Great harmonies. It's good to be back. I;ll catch-up with more of what I've missed ASAP. Thanks for the DL.
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lengold said 2288 days ago (January 20th, 2011)
What can I say?
Lovely song and top performances.
Cheers
Len

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blaky smith said 2285 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Julian
you have made here a very nice job together, in every way. I'm glad to come back here when I discover a so beautiful music. I listen to this one with a great pleasure. Amicalement
Marc
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woofer3 said 2282 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
what can I say
A little bit Little Feat I think. Superb work. I like the harmonies a lot as well.

Nice collab.
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egobandit said 2281 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
soothing
it brings me back to am radio days ! Going to the beach with my grand father in his 1973 pontiac, thanks for bringing it back! tops!
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kayakanu said 2279 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
:D
Dude this has really really great quality of recording and 1:28s change is great mate
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grahame1956 said 2278 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Yup
Hi Julian, thanks for the nice comment on High & Dry. There was a lot of looping on that track given the small amount of actual music to play with. My name does really have an e on the end!! Blame me Mum!! This song is absolutely beautiful. Hi love the whole vibe, the aura and essence. All the best, Grahame
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ste said 2271 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
top
vocals. gentle and well articulated. good lyrics too. like your sound
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Hickling_Stan said 2270 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
Bit late
sorry Julian, don't know how I missed this one. Some quite complex lyrics and you make the vocals sound effortless as always,
(slightly jealous!!) "Communicating/procrastinating"...
like that one!! Obviously downloaded. Cheers Mark
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papag said 2264 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Lined up
Tight instruments + smooth vocal and presto...not quite so easy to get something this nice. You guys blended nicely. Super stuff. I just overdosed on envy.

thanks for the dl :)
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axljfoley said 2233 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
MAN
WE GOTTA MAKE A SONG TOGETHER!!!! GOOD SHIT J* ALACKBASS & SCOFUGATE AS WELL!
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DarkPlanet said 2225 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Nice
Diggin' the imagery and mood! great job guys!!! smooth singing, guitar, drums....all so smooth!
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Philip18 said 2120 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Warm
Love the vocal tone you get, love the writing and the beautifully clean production is outstanding. The rich, smooth backing is a delight. Could easily be on Michael Frank's "The Art of Tea" album.
Macaudion said 2072 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
another one...
...is this about me, again?... you know, i feel silly telling how much i like anything about what you because i seem to like it all. so that you don't ever doubt me, i'm just gonna have to keep saying it. what i really wanna know is, why are you still giving your shit away... i just looked at your presentations of the vislual you you and i've been in the presence of, you and have to say, you could easily portray whats needed in accompanying some pretty wonderful stuff. pull yer finger out dude.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1881 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
what can i say
another really nice tune very well written and executed. lots of interesting levels going but it all hangs together really well. sounds like a lot of effort has gone into this. enjoy your stuff and your style a lot. cheers graham
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Doug Somers said 1862 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
Smooooooth
Brilliant song, and I love the harmonies that come in with the chorus. You guys make a seamless trio. Nicely done all 'round.

Cheers,
Doug

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TvRicky said 1404 days ago (June 21st, 2013)
Beautiful
The mix is outstanding on this Andrew. I grew up with this melody in my life. It brings forth memories that are priceless. Reminds of the late 60's Young Rascals and the 70's Main Ingredient. Man take me there and I want to stay foe all eternity. Scof you are so bad man. This is going in my cars and I'ma ride with it..Yeah MIx is awesome so very clear and alive...Hack you laid this down fellas

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