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Leon

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Run - (performed by Oceans: D. Rasso, P. Pederson, P. Hanson, M. Jacobson, Leon)

The instrumental for this song was recorded live using a field recorder in the center of the room during the rehearsal of my former band (Ocean). I was on a week-long vacation when they came up with this composition. They then passed it over to me in its rough form to put lyrics and vocals on. I cleaned it up a bit in Garageband, enhanced the guitars and added bass, then laid my vocals over it. I thought it was hard-rockin' and majority of my bandmates thought it was awesome, Most times, we could not agree as to whether we should sound like U2 or sound like a hard rock original band. (Our artistic clashes may make you wonder why we even lasted this long:-). We did perform it live a few times, just for kicks and giggles, I guess. It was one of the most vocally challenging songs as it was usually played late in our set and I had to wail like crazy throughout most of the song and to the very last phrase. I was often short of breath at the end. I loved it! Haha! We never got to record it in the studio, but I have this unofficial recording in my iPod and enjoy listening to it a lot! Oceans broke up in late 2010 with more than a dozen completed original songs that were left unrecorded.

PS: I've moved on. Oceans was a wonderful experience. I'm looking forward to sing again in another band.
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Lyrics
RUN
(lyrics and vocals by Leon;
instruments recorded live by Oceans)

When the night falls upon you,
and the darkness takes over
When the lights fail to guide you,
and the road takes you nowhere

When yours questions unanswered,
and the doubts overwhelm you
When the cold makes you shiver,
and redemption seems never

Will you stay or you run away
Or will you wait for salvation
When the waves come crashing in
Will you think it's too late

(Chorus)
Run…You can run or you can fly
Run… and don't look back
You can run to a higher… higher ground
You can run…

When the night falls upon you,
and the darkness takes over
When the lights fail to guide you,
and the road takes you nowhere

Will you stay or you run away
Or will you wait for salvation
When the demon stares you in the eye
Wield the sword to fight and try

(Chorus)
Run…You can run or you can fly
Run….and don't turn back
You can run to a higher… higher ground
You can run…

(Bridge)
When the night falls upon you,
and the darkness takes over
When the lights fail to guide you,
and the road takes you nowhere
When yours questions unanswered,
and the doubts overwhelm you
When the cold makes you shiver,
and redemption seems never

Will you stay or run away
Swear... swear… swe-ee-eear…

Run…you can run or you can fly
Run….and don't look back
You can run to a higher… higher ground
You can run awaa-aa-aaay…
Run… you can run or you can fly
Run… you can run…
Song Stats
Hits: 2511
Comments: 27
Fans: 18
Plays: 138
Downloads: 62

Uploaded: Apr 27, 2011 - 01:35:01 AM
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2011 - 03:22:44 PM Last Played: Oct 29, 2017 - 05:40:31 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 2400 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Run
Sounds like it was quite a band! You managed to make a track started on a live field recorder demo sound pretty darn good. I think it's probably your amazing vocals giving this that pro quality!
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Run
Vocally, I pretty much RAN away with it, haha. Thanks for dropping by. Always appreciate your insightful comments!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
RAVENS said 2400 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Coolness
Your voice is freakin' awesome. I know what you mean about a song being vocally challenging, isn't that the best? Makes singing it even more fulfilling. Great song!!!

RAVEN ;-)
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Yeah
To receive praise from a fellow power vocalist is priceless! I love challenging songs, because it is only by pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone that u can discover the true power of your voice. It's not "showing off" when it stays true to the theme of the song. You already know that of course! :-). Looking forward to your next MJ hit!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2399 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
great song
Really enjoyed this one! Your voice reminds me in the quiet bits of joy division and then the louder parts are more Ronnie James Dio - great combination. Fantastic composition!
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Humbled
Those comparisons are very humbling. I am in awe of those performers! Thanks!
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egobandit said 2399 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Power
Your vocals remind me of early Judas priest singing Diamonds and rust, Excellent all around!
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Run
I'm not worthy to sing back up to this legendary band, but what you said is a praise that made my day! :-). Thanks for listening.
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scofugate said 2399 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
This does rock!!
Such an 80's drive fast rockin tune!!
I love live recordings.
Great stuff!!
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Haha!
Our band leader hated us sounding like an 80's rock band, but we couldn't help it. He was aiming U2, but I thought there was nothing with this sound either. Afterall Bon Jovi is still kicking ass! Haha. Thanks for your encouraging comment!
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Moviz said 2399 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
I think
you're far better sounding than U2.... for the life of me I can't remember anything they do, it all sounds too much the same ( I'm probably in a majority of one, with that opinion LOL, but it's the truth) This really suits you Leon, great song and a great sounding group, pity it ended..... your vocals as always are stellar, regards M
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
U2, me2
I like U2, but I'm not their biggest fan. Our band leader loves them like the messiah. Bottom line, we don't sound like them, and I don't intend too. I can sing like Bono even if I were half asleep, but I hate being a second rate copycat. U2 was simply an inspiration. To mimic them is criminally cheap. :-)
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Vic Holman said 2399 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
run
cool to hear your great vocals Leon........ seems like it has been quite awhile
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Vic
Thanks for taking time to listen. I was totally in absentia last year and the year before because of my band. Now I'm posting these songs we made one by one! Still followed MJ all through that time though.
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Carrie71 said 2399 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Run
Very cool song. Love your voice. Great all the way around. Guitars are smoking!
Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Carrie!
Always love any praise from a rocker chick! Haha. You made my day!
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finkeldink said 2399 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Cool song
I like it. Has a great groove.

Nice one.
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
From one rocker to another
I listened to your stuff. That is some sound you've got! Deeply honored that you appreciate this song!
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racerat said 2399 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Run
I love it when you push yourself and really wail. Well done. I can see why you like it so much. Love the spacey break.
RR
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
I was thinking...
This sounds so raw... I think I should send it to Phil for clean up and embellishment, give it that crisp sound that only racerat can create. Honestly. I've thought of that so often. Your highly pro- sounding collabs with other singers made me jealous. You give it that extra luster. Vocally, I think I've matured from pop smoothness to rock angst and power, thanks to your advice! ;-)
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Skean said 2399 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Yes
Great live feeling and as always your voice is killer, dig it.
Thanks for sharing, take care.
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Skean!
Loved your latest space music sound! Love it that your passion for music has endured time... You're the best, Kenta!
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dave_b said 2399 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Run
Cool song, great vocals. I can hear a U2 influence in the guitar tone and line.
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
U2
U2 is like the ghost behind our band work, but funny that none of our work came close to actually sounding like it. A little Pink Floydish too. But quite keen of you to notice! Thanks for listening!
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PeterB7858 said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Quality
Nice work Leon. You did a great job adding melody and lyrics to the band's quality track. Your vocals are the standout. Fine effort. Kind regards, Peter.
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Leon said 2398 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Peter,
Thanks for your time to listen and appreciate this work. The lyrics were reflective of my thoughts at that time. Haiti disaster, and lately tsunami. Universally, it's for any state of disaster, personally or on a grander scale. "Run to a higher ground... You can run...".
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mvh9591 said 2347 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Okay__
Nice mix from the room recorder to GB and adding vox. Pretty impressive - most of all your vocals. There are things I would have done differently mix wise- (and you know this Leon) I think you did an outstanding job my friend. Keep up the good work...

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