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These Padded Walls


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JBurns

 Genre: Rock
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I work with mental health patients, and have individuals in my own family with minor mental issues. This song is intended to be from the viewpoint of a mental patient. The solo was meant to signify anxiety and anguish. By no means is this intended to be negative towards anyone with a cognitive disability.
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Lyrics
These Padded Walls

The voices tell me what to do
Seeing things I just can’t prove
Break these chains here to bind
But I’ll find you when the time is right

Darkness closing in and down on me
Padded walls under lock and key
Got to get out of this place
Wish I could but I can’t ..cause im caged

The white coats controlling me
Needle sticks to make me bleed
Now when the poison has run its course
There will be just a shell left of me

Darkness closing in and down on me
Padded walls under lock and key
Got to get out of this place
Wish I could but I can’t ..cause im caged

Spinning world goes round and round
Conspiracies they start to mound
Cannot see those connecting lines
But these walls stop me ..and now I’m blind

Darkness closing in and down on me
Padded walls under lock and key
Got to get out of this place
Wish I could but I can’t ..cause im caged
Song Stats
Hits: 2650
Comments: 24
Fans: 10
Plays: 141
Downloads: 0
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Apr 12, 2011 - 09:28:02 PM
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2011 - 09:28:02 PM Last Played: Mar 09, 2017 - 06:28:17 AM
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Hardware:
Recorded using
• Pod HD500 rhythm Fender Blackface Double; lead Divided 9/15
• Epiphone Les Paul Ultra 3
• Line 6 DT50 2x12 direct transformer out
• Dean Bass recorded through Line 6 spider jam as interface
• Utilized Behringer mixer as interface to creative soundcard on Windows XP PC with Adobe Audition 3.0
• Pod farm plugin
• Behringer B1 Mic
• Drums on Demand
• Alesis Studio Monitors
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Comments
papag said 2438 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Don't we all
need a little time in a room with padded walls? I like your story. Drums work nice with the song. Good job with the mix man.

Woulda if I coulda...download :(
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JBurns said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
padding
I guess I could trade some of the padding around the middle for some padding on the walls, lol. Appreciate you taking the time to comment and listen! I'll consider opening it up for download.
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johnwhitehead said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Padded
Kick ass guitar and vocals. Everything sounds right and tight. Love that little screaming lead thing in signature/hook riff. Really nicely produced and played.
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JBurns said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
kicking
Hey john thanks so much for stopping listening and the kind words. I really tried to go a different direction with this piece. Really comments mean everything to me.
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mvh9591 said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Nice_____
Love that guitar tone. Well done - nice mix.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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JBurns said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
nice
Thanks so much for stopping and commenting, I am really enjoying the flexibility of the tones in the hd500 glad you liked it.
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PeterB7858 said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Real interesting riffs...
Hey Jay, you are coming up with some real interesting riffs. You have a great voice for rock and use it to good effect here. The short , fractured solo fits nicely and the lyrics are sympathetic. A bridge might have just broken the song/riff up a bit? Nice mix. Regards, Peter.
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JBurns said 2437 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
riffs
Heya Peter, so appreciate the listen, I am slowly carving out a range to sing with, still needs much improvement but thanks so much for the compliment. Every song is in evolution, a bridge might just be what she needs.
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bronco said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Like it!
I like your vocal and lyrics here. Read your description of where the song came from but it could also serve as a conspiracy theorist's paranoid nightmare. These days you are called crazy if you voice a controversial question.
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JBurns said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
lyrics
Hey Bronco, thanks so much for stopping and commenting. I normally refuse to explain what the lyrics mean in my songs but mental illness can be a very sensitive subject and I just wanted to make it clear my intent in the piece. I much prefer people to make their own interpretations.
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alackbass said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
These Padded Walls
Great riffs! Creepy vibe! I love it! Classic power trio sound!
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JBurns said 2438 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
creepy
Hey bud, thanks so much for the comment. I thought it had a bit of a creepy vibe too, great minds and all that ... lol
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michaeljayklein said 2437 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Perfect expression....
...and a job well done! Very solid work on this--thanks again!
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JBurns said 2437 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
expression
Michael thanks for listening and taking the time to comment!
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egobandit said 2437 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
heavy
love the riffin in this, cool vox. love the Im not a number part! very cool!
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JBurns said 2437 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
heavy
So appreciate you taking the time to comment, ya the audio clips is a first for me, it was a fun addition.
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lholden said 2436 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Padded Walls
This has a really catchy feel... enjoyed listening. Thanks for sharing.
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JBurns said 2436 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
sharing
Thanks for stopping by to post, means allot!
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Sigmund said 2436 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
These Padded Walls
This tune has a real gritty sound to it that makes it such a cool rock song. I dig your guitar tone, and great riffage throughout. Enjoyed - thanks!
Sig
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JBurns said 2436 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
grit
appreciate the comments, I highly seek feedback, thanks so much
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J_Gretch said 2435 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Solid
Dude this is one solid rock song!Excellent vox and really cool guitar work.I especially like that little pinch harmonic accent that you put at the end of a few phrases....This is one of my favorite things I've heard here yet.
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JBurns said 2430 days ago (April 20th, 2011)
solid
Hey bro, thanks so much for your comments, and compliments. It really means allot.
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Char said 2429 days ago (April 22nd, 2011)
Trapped.
Scary scenario. Thanks.
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JBurns said 2428 days ago (April 23rd, 2011)
scary
indeed, thanks for commenting
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Name: Jay Burns
Location: North Little Rock AR United States
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