Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Embrace w/KTB/Sigmund/Scott Fugate


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
So...I have this song that is lo-fi but still cool and really wanted to take it all the way. I have many of them on this site...dont go looking because I sure I will get to itchen and fixen. Anyway, I knew I wanted a piano/synth sound and asked my friend John Libby (KTB) if he'd be interested. He sent me an incredible foundation and we had a start. Without a plan I asked Scott Fugate if he would be interested in drumming and Kaboom we had a fantastic drum track. And again without a plan we agreed a guitar would be nice so I asked Sigmund if he would lay down some sound. It all happened so fast but came together like there was a plan.

Best part about this site is that it gives us all a chance to explore our craft. I have played music a long time and not had the satisfation or gratification that this place has provided.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics


who cares what they might say if we're so inclined
to watch the stars drift by for the rest of our lives
You could hold me close and give me reason to be
A message in a bottle filled up by the sea

Laying hushed with our backs on the wet grass
Searching the still night skies for our savior
We reach out for the life in a fever
Just a child, with a child as a lover


CHORUS
We slide off the earth into each other
And fight for breath between the slanted stars
Fall to black amidst waves of creation
Forever in the drift of our union


Strangers in the arms of our warm embrace
Striving to burn out our passion in space
who cares what they might say if we're so inclined
to watch the stars drift by for the rest of our lives

Song Stats
Hits: 4060
Comments: 94
Fans: 46
Plays: 250
Downloads: 80
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jan 28, 2011 - 07:47:52 PM
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2014 - 05:52:29 PM Last Played: Jul 06, 2016 - 08:35:04 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Comments
alackbass said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Embrace
First!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
alackbass said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Embrace
Very cool tune! Great vocal. I love the arrangement! I really dig the bass. Who's playing bass?
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Dont Know
John sent it. I have no idea. Thanks for listening!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
DarkPlanet said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Slammin'
I like the funky aloofness in the vox, the tune kicks ass...good work...nice one guys!
Check out my latest song called Summer Glaze (With cchaplin)
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
danks
Yeah aloof for sure. Thanks so much.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
tonestones said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Very nice
Second listen now. Everyone plays beautifully here. Great collab.
Check out my latest song called Stairway to Heaven (LZ Cover)
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Yes
These guys really put some heart in it. Thats what MJ is all about. Thank you.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
SmokeyVW said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
slanted stars
wow - the mix on this is great - wow

thanks
Check out my latest song called Tru Th
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Thanks
I went natural on it. Just a few little tweeks. These guys mixed there own stuff and I think it works.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
magnatone said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Embrace
what a FABULOUS collab you guys! i love ... um .. EVERYTHING about this! you guys should go on tour! seriously!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Thanks
Yes it would be cool to jam this out live but I want my own bus.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
magnatone said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
ok
it can be your bus!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
Corporal Beef said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Embrace
Great vocal melody, and the chorus takes it up a notch. Great musicianship as well. Thanks for posting.
Check out my latest song called (SRC 2013) SECCHI A CME0054
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Thank You
This one really worked well for all of us and came together quickly. BTW love your latest even though it is almost a month old.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Char said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
That's
a hell of a quartet! Whoot! Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Bound, v2. w Music by Dirigent
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Thanks
I thank you from me and the guys.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Carrie71 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Embrace
The first version of this song is one of my favorite songs that Gaylen has done. The lyrics are amazing and the passion in his vocals always gets me. So when he said he wanted to redo it I was holding my breath...because I loved it the way it was...but these guys made me fall in love with it all over again. John your playing is amazing! Scott your drums and high hats were perfect. Sig...the control and professional touch you added with your guitar is beyond incredible. Great job making this a complete song for the G-man! I love it.
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
My Dear
Brutally honest when I need a lie, you know I can always count on you.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Saltaireguru77 said 2512 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Brutally honest when I need a lie
Now there's a song lyric if I ever heard one. You should do something with that. Seriously!
Check out my latest song called Tomorrow
ted23 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Crazy
cool melodies, ace guitars, vox, drums and bass... Oh and keys.
fandabydozey!
This is really infectious. Nice one

Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
You Know
We enjoyed it and sounds like you did to. Guess we accomplished something there.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Vic Holman said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
embrace
nicely done fellas. excellent tune and it flows nicely!
Check out my latest song called For You To Decide
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Thanks
I know the guys thank you for listening. I loved your newest.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
ktb said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
embrace
I think I want my own bus too :-) Gaylen did you run the mix through something? sounds great un any event. Hope we can do some more. Grateful for the chance to play.

Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
Gaylen75 said 2512 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
We Can
No I just mixed the tracks and put it up. I think it sounds great. Thanks for being so pro.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Saltaireguru77 said 2512 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
What a great story
I enjoyed just reading the text behind this! Sounds like it was just one of those ones that are meant to be - makes up for all the ones we struggle bringing into fruition! Anyway, onto the track. Well, just great to listen to. You have a stellar line up here and it really shines through on this deftly crafted song. I like all the little twists and turns along the way and the production I thought was bang on. Really enjoyed this guys. - well done all concerned!
Check out my latest song called Tomorrow
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
It Does
Make up for struggle but not for the lessons. Thanks for listening and reading. :)
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
lavalamp said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
lo-fi but still cool
I just got done listening to Vic Holman's latest, so the lo-hi sound did hit me a bit. But, this is such a cool tune. Vox is sensational.

This reminds me of Steely Dan believe it or not. Cool stuff.

LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Hey
Lo fi, hi fi all that matters is that we are happy and we are. Thanks!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Symphony101 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Kaboom !
And here is the hit ! Awesome work by all, great idea to put this together Gaylen ! Bravo to all.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Bow
Yves, thanks man for knocking.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
scofugate said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Gaylen
I agree 100% "have played music a long time and not had the satisfaction or gratification that this place has provided. "
I want to thank you for letting me in on this one. It is so cool when our musical paths cross in a manner as this. You , John, and Sigmund did an amazing job...Thanks for letting me jam!!
Check out my latest song called DreamKiller
scofugate said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Bus.
I'll Drive
Check out my latest song called DreamKiller
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Humble as always
Thanks for lending that beatdown to this our infant son. Im calling CPS.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Skean said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
A keeper
Thanks guys for making this super song, a download for sureā€¦ Cheers
Check out my latest song called Deep through the forest / W-particledots
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Unwavering
You are always there to listen and comment. I could learn some shit here if I would only listen. Thanks
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
rok41 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Embrace
A very different feel on this one Gaylen...I like it! Very cool, with a groove. I always like your voice, but especially when you sing so restrained and controlled during the verses, it really allows the chorus to "pop". Of course the Keys, Guitar and Drums are excellent with this trio of musicians. Nice collab!
Check out my latest song called Kilimanjaro - 2017
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Restraint
Yes it has taking me a lifetime and I imagine many more to learn that blessing. More impressive is the guys. They had free rein and wowza. Thanks for coming in!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
MarkHolbrook said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
I love
how you put the vocals back in the mix but they stand out so clearly! Excellent Gaylen... Simply great!
Check out my latest song called Corn Whiskey
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Mark
Not a skill I have mastered by any means but I have some understanding of how I am getting there. I call it "random chance" lol. Really it was the guys. They premixed the tracks and panned me a spot. So I just let it happen! Thanks!!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
tokai said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Another all star cast
Great stuff guys. It has got the lot, great keys, guitars, solid drums and the main man with voice.
Check out my latest song called sleeper
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Steve
Man oh man! I just got off a kick of listening to our collabs. We have spun some magic for sure. Thanks for coming in and listening.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
neilh79 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Embrace
Had to listen to this twice! Really good work awesome intro. Tyical vocal man really strong and some monster guitar licks loved it!
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
twice
Well that you wrote it is a compliment in it self. We thank you kindly and hope you listen twice more!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Sigmund said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Embrace
Gaylen this song is amazing. Remember when you first contacted me on this one - you said "it might be beneath you" LOL. Getting to play with you, John, and Scott (for the first time) is such an honor - I am just grateful you thought of me! Thank you so much!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Gift
This site has honestly added to my joy in my adult life. I am so greatful for a chance to be able to express myself here and with such talented people. Your gift shared is ours and for that I can only say...thanks for practicing because I dont like to suck!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Sigmund said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Well
I'd say we share that sentiment - but who says I practice? :)
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
LOL
I guess it truly is a gift!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Carrie71 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
LOL
That was good! :)
papag said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Even more power
I think this version has a lot more power than the "unplugged" version that I went back and listened to. Cool update. I like the imagery in the lyrics. Great collab!

Thanks for the dl :)
Check out my latest song called Chinese Flutes (first draft)
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thanks
Yeah the music helped a lot. Sexy sounds. Thanks for the comments and compliments.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
sammydix said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Embrace
Strong emotional vocals here, Gaylen. Did the lyrics justice.
Check out my latest song called Vintage Blues
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thanks
I try. I think the musicians on this created a platform to jump from.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
hackneybloke said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
embrace
de de de dadaloo....what a cool vocal noodle. i want one. excellent collaboration groovemasters.
Check out my latest song called If Symptoms Persist
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
scat
Yes love it! You know how it goes...ideas that stick an blah blah blah.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
lholden said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
great collab
I love the backing vox especially - very funky. The vocals are a bit in the background which took me by surprise at first, but then I liked it as the tune progressed... the vocals sound really great at around 1:20. Very cool collab! Thanks for sharing.
Check out my latest song called If Only We Could
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thanks
We had great fun with this. Love your stuff BTW.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Ziplok said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Solid Rock
this song is really doing its thing and has a great harmony to it. the singing reminds me of Outkast. this one is really funky and has a great feeling on it.
Check out my latest song called Keep Digging feat. Nick Low-Beer
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thanks
We thank you.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
jibes said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
That 70's sound.
Classic Sound and very well done!!!
Check out my latest song called JESSICA
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
70s
never considered it but yeah. Coolness.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
TERRAPLANE said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
You put together
a fab MJ band ,everyone part is is so pro,,, sweet !
Check out my latest song called Little Drummer Boy
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thanks
We thank you kindly. Loves me that song of yours.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Moviz said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Just
top work by all here.... love the mix and production..... just top dollar all round by all concerned, Gaylens vocals really suit this style, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
top dollar
But free to you. Thanks for checking us out.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
bud said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Your description say it all
and I can hear the best of everyone coming through on this tune. Amazing collaboration - really top notch performances. This place has really blossomed in the last few years.
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thank bud
We had a time at it. Thanks for coming in and listening.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
RAVENS said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Awesomeness
Whatta band, whatta voice! I dig the "da da da da do" parts, that is such a clever touch. Terrific track, kudos on those instruments guys. Killer vocal performance as always! Rock on fellas!

RAVEN ;-)
Check out my latest song called Tattooed Scars (w/ Sigmund, Scofugate, Rok41)
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
i know you know
We are all fans of yours. Thanks all around.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
jdholliday said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Gaylen, Sigmund and Scott
3 MJ class acts and all star members sounding like a seasoned band! Wow, you guys rock! This is what it's all about right here, great collab and probably my favorite Gaylen song!
Check out my latest song called Please Help, Pride of NYC needs tracks!
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Wow
Thats so kind of you. I am sure the guys are greatful and of course John is probably laughing. Thanks so much for stopping by and always being supportive.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
jdholliday said 2510 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
OMG I forgot John!
lol, sorry dude, 4 class acts!!!! KTB rules!
Check out my latest song called Please Help, Pride of NYC needs tracks!
PeterB7858 said 2511 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Quality collaboration
Real quality collaboration that sounds like you guys play together every other day. Like the lyrics and the da da da daloo's. Automatic download. Thanks to all concerned. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Losing You
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Thanks
These guys are seasoned pros and it shows. I am lucky to have friends like these. thanks for stopping by.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
scofugate said 2511 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Man
I freakin love this song man
Check out my latest song called DreamKiller
Gaylen75 said 2511 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Me Too
It came out didnt it?
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
fambroski said 2510 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Nice
Catchy Catchy. I love the soulful progression. Bass, guitar vocals, there's a lot of cool things about this song.
Check out my latest song called Hello Pain
Gaylen75 said 2510 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
We Thank You
Thanks for stopping in and listening.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
fasteddie said 2510 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Yep
This rocks big time!

Excellent!
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Gaylen75 said 2510 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Michael
Thanks as always for listening and commenting!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
FEEL said 2510 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Nice
Great tune, fine melody. Nice guitar, progression, vocals, keys, percussion... bridge and accents with the crying guitar. Kudos to all involved.
Check out my latest song called Crazy Clown Dreamer w/sammydix
Gaylen75 said 2509 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
i say
Thanks Thanks Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Jarvoid said 2509 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Well hello
cool track and some great performances....monster vocals and guitars and keyboards and of course with Scott at the back of the kit it was going to be a belter ....you know every now and then I also get a flavour of Thin Lizzy coming thru'....definitely a keeper...bang D/L


Cheers Chris
Check out my latest song called Port Arthur Blues
Gaylen75 said 2509 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
Scott
Bam bam goes the drums. Boy can play for sure. We thank you kindly.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
dave_b said 2509 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Embrace
Cool imagery in the lyrics "slide off the earth into each other". Phrasing & vocal tone is first rate. Tight performances by this all-star band, with players like this you can't go wrong!
Check out my latest song called Llarions Blues
Gaylen75 said 2509 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
thanks
I admit im proud of these lyrics and I thank you for the props. Sometimes they come faster then I can write and sometimes I have been writing them all my life. It is a great pleasure to have them heard.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
KCsGROOVE said 2509 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
soul!
really good song with soulful vocals that might have been a bit louder in the mix imo..
very much enjoyed!
KC
Check out my latest song called Love the one you're with
Gaylen75 said 2509 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
imho
I take it as a compliment that you want to hear me louder. We take it as a compliment that you took the time to comment. Thanks from the we.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
VicDiesel said 2508 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
Alternative
So what does that word "alternative" mean these days? To me this has a pretty 70s classic rock sound. Apart from the drums, that is.

Anyway, great singing and playing. Muchly enjoyed.
Check out my latest song called Monodrone
Gaylen75 said 2508 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
alt rock
who knows? I just put it there because it was the first spot on the list that was close. I thank you...we all thank you for listening.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
krismacqueen said 2507 days ago (February 2nd, 2011)
Huge
Huge sound going on here. Intense vocal, great collaboration!
Check out my latest song called Song for Rob
Hickling_Stan said 2506 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Cool tune
Love the de da de da noodle bit . Love to see this live with the four of you on stage together...now that would be fun!!
Check out my latest song called Breakdown
Bob6stringer said 2506 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Yup; another worthy hit.
G, you've got confidence to spare here on vocals, A-OK. All you guys are great here. I almost missed this one. (Didn't realize it was newer than the last one I missed... yeesh!)
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
lengold said 2504 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
Absolutely
brilliant collaboration and great song writing too - the chorus is extremely infectious.
Enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Gaylen75
Location: redding ca United States
send a note

Check out some of my other songs:

Genre Info
The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

More songs in Alternative Rock:

Chat
Who's Online
150US
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 95