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The song from H*LL! This song has been in the works since October of 2010. It has gone through so many changes since we started on it....lyrics, arrangement, key, instruments, producers.....as Charles so eloquently put it when I asked him what I should put in the song description "This song was a pain in my a**!"

In terms of content, I wrote this song for a friend of mine who was "Doing Time" for an ex-lover....I wrote it for her to sing. She's an alto, I'm a soprano, so the key of the song just sucked all the way around for both Charles and I, especially after I moved it up a half step.

Credit-wise: Scofugate played drums on this (he probably doesn't even remember doing it, it was so long ago.) Rok41 graciously provided us with a great bass track. Crissew reworked the second verse, re-played the guitar and added lead and backup.

This didn't turn out too badly, in my opinion.
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Lyrics
Is this your idea of mercy?
Is this your idea of grace?
A hundred lies too little
A thousand miles too late
Oh I've done my time
found a way to heal
ain't got no more love left to steal

Is this your idea of sorry?
Is this your idea of pain?
Oh babe, I hope that you know better
than to try me again
oh so sick and sorry
found a way to be strong,
cause baby I don't deserve no more wrong

No it ain't my idea of mercy
No it ain't my idea of grace
I wish I knew you better
before this tragedy of fate
Oh darling tell me your secrets
you know how far apart we've grown
Tell me now, how much does it hurt to be alone

So baby hunt it
maybe you'll find it
but once you've done it
you can't rewind it

Is this your idea of sorry?
Is this your idea of pain?
Oh babe, I hope that you know better
than to try me again
Oh so sick and sorry
found a way to be strong
cause baby I don't deserve no more wrong

No more wrong...
Song Stats
Hits: 3643
Comments: 62
Fans: 43
Plays: 293
Downloads: 86
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jan 29, 2011 - 03:33:33 PM
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011 - 03:24:34 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 06:39:07 PM
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Hardware:
guitars, bass, drums.....?
Software:
Garageband, Acid Pro 6
Comments
tonestones said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
First?
First?
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tonestones said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Hmmm. My comment disappeared
Natalie, you have an incredible range. Love your vocals on this. You and Charles sound good together. Very nice!
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Moviz said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Great vocals
and a really good song... excellent performances all round.... so smooth and nicely produced, regards M
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mrattue said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Hell, this is good!
Beautifully put together, for me, and surprised it too so long; it sounds so easy and effortless.

There is something about the momentum and rhythm of this song that come across as sort of angry/inspired, fluid and almost triumphant.

Every part of this, especially the vocals, just sound absolutely right.

Praise from the ignorant is hardly valuable, but well done, anyway!


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alackbass said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Done My Time
What a treat! Great song! Really great chorus!. The rhythm section is rock solid in the pocket. This turned out wonderfully! Great duet vocal. Nice mix and production! Downloaded!
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crissew said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Learned a lot
about patience with this one. We have an entirely different version of this song too, lol. Maybe I should post that one to see what people think. Great working with you again Natalie.
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strangedream said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Geez, Charles
Which of the eleven thousand and ten versions are you referring to?
crissew said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
version #8796
Please consult the "Done My Time" song manifest for a more detailed description of genre, style, arrangement, instruments etc.
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Daugrin said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Done time
The song did time too. Now that the song is free. I am pleased to hear...

Daug
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magnatone said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Done My Time
ooh - this is just terrific! great synergy with you guys - it sounds like there is such synergy between you, even if it was a huge pain in the ass to get to that place - congrats to all!
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RAVENS said 2309 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Wonderful
I'm telling you, your voices compliment each other beautifully. The music bed is perfect, the guys you chose for this collab shine, as always! Touching lyrics too, great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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RazorsKiss said 2308 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Country?
Not the way scott plays the drums on this one....
Well, i must say, the classes on mixing and recording have really paid off... The quality on this one is stellar. Definitely a great calling card for your talent...nice to hear, great to sit and close your eyes to, and well, you know i have crush on your ass anyhow, so you can do no wrong by me, Nat...
Making me want to record some new material with you for certain...
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strangedream said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Must give credit to Charles
On the mixing and mastering. All I did was nitpick a lot, lol. Four months or so worth of nitpicking to be exact. I'd LOVE to work with you some more, Allen. You're one of my favorite people. I was just trying to give you some space. I will call you for sure.
RazorsKiss said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Space?
Nah, prefer to be smothered... Particularly by nubile pale skinned women...
- insert evil laughter-
But, nah, i am really not very busy, just have school, a new band, and a movie soundtrack to start this coming month... Thats a thin schedule.....definitely give me something to do to whittle away the fifteen spare minutes of my day so i dont go stir crazy.....LOL
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papag said 2308 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Put the Oh in oh yeah
Nice his and her lyric action. Love the clean drums, bass, guitar mix...and when the fiddle kicks in...pow! This is quite well made. You all should be on Letterman.

Thanks for the dl :)
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fasteddie said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Sounds great
You all did a really fantastic job on this song.

Much enjoyed!
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Gaylen75 said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Nice
that you finished it. I enjoyed reading the lyrics and knowing that they were writen for a friend. It sounds like a lot of work went into this. Thanks for sharing it with me.
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PeterB7858 said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
IMHO
It didn't turn out too badly IMHO as well! Understatement of the year. Wonderful song that was worth all the hard work, Natalie and Charles. You sound great together. Scott and Rok's work is really good as well. A very classy collaboration. D/Led. Warm regards to all, Peter.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
What a great track
Well it was all worthwhile then? I was listening to this and during the first section thought " Oh ok, that's nice. Catchy chorus." And then at about 0:55 it kicked in and I thought. "..Yes!" Nice to heard Charles' voice in there as a great counterpoint that just gives it that extra interest. I like the widdly widdly guitar at 2:44! Some really cool guitar playing from that point on (and before of course!). Fave'd and DL'd in a split section. I'm glad you took the time to make sure this made light of day! Your voice always blows me away and this is no exception - Extraordinary talent! And as always I bow to my good friend Mr Fugate! The drummer's drummer and one hell of a nice guy too. Well done all.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Almost forgot
Oh.. and a smokin' photo, if you don't mind my saying so! Plenty of attitude in those eyes. Fits the song perfectly!
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jdholliday said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Natalie,
your voice is world class good, great songwriting, amazing production here by Charles ?, Charles vocals are just great, I know how hard this song was to sing as I tried it, and couldn't, great job.
Chris and Scott are the dream rhythm section.
Someone obviously spent a tremendous amount of time mixing/mastering/producing this, was that Charles? Awesome work my friend!


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strangedream said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Yes...
Mixed and mastered by Charles.
J.A.Stewart said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy...
what a powerful track!

Excellent job all around. ;)


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K.I.S.KISMET said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
U!
have an amazing voice! really happy to listen to anything you do:)

best,
k
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crissew said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
If anyone wants to hear our other song
OTHER SONG WITH NATALIE---> http://macjams.com/song/65226
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Carrie71 said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Done My Time
Great vocals Natalie...WOW you can sing girl! Charles did a fantastic job mixing and singing on this one. Scott and Rok41 are amazing! The chorus reminds me of a song, can't put my finger on it...probably because I am still blown away by your vocals! Love the lyrics by the way!
strangedream said 2308 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Thanks Carrie,
Means a lot. Glad you took the time to listen and comment.
I.G.M. said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Nice tune
although I don`t like the auto-tune-thingy.

AND:
You said you`ll marry me and I`m still waiting...
Grrrr.. :oD
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smokey bacon jnr said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Great song!
Pure class all the way through. No wonder it took a lot of work. The autotune works fantastically well - I like using the one in Reason to shift errant vocal samples. Great song structure and delivery - and great lyrics too. Excellent.
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Sigmund said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Done My Time
In all the collabs here at macjams we don't see too many duets. This one sounds great - Natalie and Charles' singing styles mesh nicely here. Song has a country feel to it. Charles is that you playing lead guitar? - Nice! Chris your bass part is perfect, and Scott I am really coming to enjoy your playing. This is a great song and a great collab, and it is even more exciting to realize I know you guys, and have even myself had the good fortune of playing with some of you (maybe all of you soon - who knows)

Thanks for sharing this - much enjoyed!
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crissew said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Thanks man!
That means a lot coming from such a great guitar player. Thanks for stopping by!
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neilh79 said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Done my time
Wow what an awesome vocal. Neat tune big tick in this box well done
Symphony101 said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
strong !
Wow, awesome song ! Congrats everyone, great performance !
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Char said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Sometimes,
things are worth it. Thanks.
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VicDiesel said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Nice
pretty good group effort. All the tinkering paid off.
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ktb said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Done My Time
sounds as if someone painstakingly mixed and loved this tune to perfection. The vocals are outstanding (both of ya). I loved the fact the tune fused a couple of genres, creating what I consider an excellent cross over tune. Hard to do imho.
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Outtaorbit said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Goodness,
All that hard work paid off.... excellent tune
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davisamerica said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
this
reminds me a bit of the new bohemians.... high compliment folks... great track
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thetiler said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Nice singing
and like the background sounds! Nice to hear more country (newer style)
Like the background singing too!

Thanks for sharing
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obbster said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
I love this
Great singing. :)
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sngwrtr said 2307 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Hmmm
Not sure I'd categorize this as "country" - or even "alt-country". Feels more like a rock ballad to me. That being said, it has an angst that does tend to pull you in ... arrangement is very nice. Arguably lacks a "strong hook" but maybe isn't necessary within the rock genre (but, I think, would be within country genre). Nicely done!
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awigze said 2306 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
special
makes me want to do better. Thanks for that- all of you!
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dave_b said 2306 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Done My Time
Great vocals on this. Drums, guitar, and bass are locked up and sounding great. The mix is fine. Consider aligning the song title with the hook which seems to be "Is this your idea of sorry". I think the song would be stronger if the bridge contrasted more with the verse musically, and it came after the second chorus.
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strangedream said 2306 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
I love this kind of feedback
Thanks alot for taking the time to listen and critique.
rok41 said 2306 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
Done My Time...
Hi Nat, this song turned out nicely! You are one of the ones on my "bucket list" of people to work with. I absolutely love your voice and it was a great pleasure to work with you on this song...I am looking forward to working with you again soon. Charles, as always, thanks man! You are a talented cat my friend...and Scott, man we need to work together more often, love the groove that you laid down. Thanks again guys!
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Bob6stringer said 2306 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
It's all here, all just right.
I think this is my official first listen to you, Natalie. You sound great and so does Charles despite your note about pushing your range. Charles... guitars... great! Also, great bass note choices. And of course, Scott's a real pro, knows just how to keep it moving in the right direction. The lyrics flow just right, too.
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strangedream said 2305 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
Thank you, Bob
Thanks for listening
jimmyrus said 2305 days ago (February 2nd, 2011)
Cool Song
Nice song, great groove, nice mix. The contrast in the vocals is very nice.
Seems like more of an acoustic rock song than a country song, but who cares it is a great song.
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johnwhitehead said 2304 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Sorry
Great song...hooky as hell. Beautiful, soulful singing. Cool drum groove and guitars. Super pro effort all the way around. Very impressive, kids. You should be proud. A tad too much going on in the mix for my taste. I'd love to hear a stripped down, more country version with fiddle instead of guitar. This could/should be a hit.
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2304 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
WOW
What a fantastic song. The vocal performances are wonderful, emotional, and mesh well together. The lyrics and writing are real.
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Hickling_Stan said 2304 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Great duet
sounds powerful and effortless, despite how you describe it!!! PIA the song!! cheers mark
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hackneybloke said 2303 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
done my time
two great vocalists in perfect harmony. great job done by all involved. solid bass (especially that little riff at the end)....and scott spot-one as usual.
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Carrie71 said 2299 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
How did I?
I know I faved this song! Sorry....I did now. Love your voice Nat!
strangedream said 2294 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
hey thanks!
What's up, Carrie! Ha....I've been on this site for 6 months now and I still haven't trained myself to pay attention to any of that stuff...but thank you. I appreciate it.
lholden said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
beautiful
Natalie, this is the first song that I've heard of yours and I just love it!! You have a really lovely voice and the collab is excellent work all around. The song from hell is heaven - well done.
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strangedream said 2277 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks!
I'm glad you stopped by and I appreciate your kind words.
Leon said 2270 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Wow...
If you guys were performing in a club nearby, you can expect me to be there to experience your live performance. You have lots to offer. This song starts great and keeps getting better and better as the other voices join in. I dig this song, no doubt about it. One of the best I've heard in a while, at least right up my alley of songs I can even dance to or clap my hands along with.
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Leon said 2270 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
And by the way...
the vocals were topnotch, female and male voices really hit an awesome harmony and there is tons of musical drama in the melding of the voices.
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ste said 2263 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
i
think this is great. sounds pretty fresh wouldn't know you hade a 'mare with it. great job on the vox. charles' guitar and scof's drums sound really good, too. top song
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apb said 2253 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Enjoyed this

great mix and feel. The band is tight and the vocals are all fabulous. My only nit was with 'appropriateness' of some of the wee spots of shredded lead guitar .. seemed a little too 'metal' in an otherwise pop, rock, country, ballad.
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Feter said 2230 days ago (April 18th, 2011)
Done My Time
I like this collaboration ..very balanced ..Charles touch is there and he s absolutely a talented man ...great vocal work all over ..this is just great ..Scott and rok done a solid job as well ...kudos !!
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